Qatar Airways Stopover: Stay in 5-Star Hotels for $40

Doha Qatar

Most guests traveling with Qatar Airways via Doha probably won’t see to see much of the capital of Qatar. Except for the airport, of course. In order to change this, the airline is offering a Discover Qatar program, which allows you to stay at 4 or 5 – for as little as US$40 (~€37).

For this offer, the airline is cooperating with the national tourism authority of Qatar. Hotels can be booked directly through a special website that Qatar Airways has set up specifically for this matter.

Booking a flight that includes a stopover can be done via Choose Book on the main page and then the Multi-City option. Your search could look like the following example:

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Multi-City search on Qatar’s website

If you don’t want to use Qatar’s website and would prefer to book via an OTA or a regular travel agency, you can do so. Just make sure that your ticket starts with “157”.

Depending on the fare, a stopover in Doha that lasts for more than 24 hours can lead to a higher price. This is mostly due to additional taxes and fees since you won’t just simply change aircraft but arrive in Doha and then depart again separately. But more often than not, the discount you get on the hotel rate will compensate for the higher ticket price.

Discounted Stays at 4 & 5-star Hotels

The offer is for economy and business class passengers alike. Two travelers (+ one child) can stay at a 4 or 5-star hotel at a the following rates:

  • Standard 4-star hotels
    • 1 night: US$28 (~€26)
    • 2 nights: US$3 (~€3)
    • 4 nights: US$146 (~€134)
  • Premium 5-star hotels
    • 1 night: US$40 (~€37)
    • 2 nights: US$70 (~€64)
    • 3 nights: US$134 (~€123)
    • 4 nights: US$198 (~€182)

There is a fifth category of Luxury 5-star hotels, which are vastly more expensive.

The following hotels participate in the program:

  • Standard 4-star hotels
    • Holiday Inn Doha – The Business Park
    • Four Points by Sheraton Doha
    • Grand Regal Hotel
    • Century Hotel Doha
    • The Royal Riviera Hotel
    • Horizon Manor Hotel
    • Millenium Central Hotel Doha
    • Holiday Villa Hotel
  • Premium 5-star hotels
    • Crowne Plaza Doha West Bay
    • dusitD2 Salwa Doha
    • Al Najada Hotel By Tivoli
    • Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha
    • The Avenue, A Murwab Hotel
    • Marriott Marquis City Center Doha
    • Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha
    • Souq Al Wakra Hotel By Tivoli
    • Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha
    • Crowne Plaza Doha The Business Park
    • VIP Hotel Doha
    • InterContinental Doha The City
    • Millenium Plaza Doha
  • Luxury 5-star hotels (more expensive)
    • Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels By Tivoli
    • The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa
    • Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas
    • Hilton Doha
    • Mondrian Doha
    • Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas
    • Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva Som

Terms & Conditions

You can find the full terms & conditions for these stopovers here.

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Comments (7)

  1. Berliner in LIS says:

    what do you think, which hotel is the best option/have the most value? but in any of the hotels is brekafast incl. right?

  2. Berliner in LIS says:

    hey, do you know if its necessary for the discount hotel to book directly on qarar or is it also possible to book via an OTA?

    • Patrick says:

      Hi there! While Qatar keeps mentioning that the booking should be made via the official homepage, terms & conditions only state that your ticket has to be confirmed by Qatar Airways. Also, the E-ticket number has to start with “157”. Both requirements should be met if you book via an OTA. But this is, of course, an answer without any guarantee on correctness? You could always try calling Qatar or post your question in our new Travel Dealz forum (only available in German).

      • Berliner in LIS says:

        i called the qatar hotline. they told me its possible to book also via an OTA like expedia etc. the ticket number should just start with 157. they told me, i can call before i book, the OTA to double check the ticket nr.

        • Patrick says:

          Great news! Thanks for coming back and sharing this information with us. We added a short paragraph letting other readers know about the fact that flights can definitely be booked via an OTA as well.

          • Berliner in LIS says:

            thanks for this great blog!
            i have booked via an OTA, and thanks god, i got an 157 ticket 😛

          • Patrick says:

            Congrats! Happy to hear that you’ll be able to benefit from the stopover deal? The offer is on a “room only basis”. Consequently, breakfast is not automatically included. While I’ve never been to Doha, I am assuming that most 5-star hotels will be fine. Personally, I’d give InterContinental, Marriott Marquis, and Rotana a closer look.

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