Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

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Summary of reviewsBanana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is acclaimed for its tranquil and idyllic location that provides a serene escape from the bustling city life in Doha. The resort’s tropical island setting, combined with stunning sea views and immaculate, well-equipped rooms, creates a perfect retreat for relaxation. Guests highly commend the high-quality service, excellent facilities like the spa and gym and the seamless blend of natural beauty with luxury amenities.

The resort’s convenient proximity to Hamad International Airport further adds to its appeal, offering easy access while maintaining a peaceful and undisturbed environment. Despite a few minor issues, such as the need for improved beach maintenance, the overall setting and ambiance make it a standout destination for a luxurious getaway.

Breakfast at the resort is highly celebrated for its diversity and quality, boasting an expansive selection of Eastern, European and Asian cuisines. The breakfast buffet is particularly noted for its variety and deliciousness with exceptional service and cleanliness enhancing the experience. Minor criticisms include high prices and occasional issues with food presentation.

Dinner options impress with their variety and quality, particularly Arabic and Indian cuisines. Despite the high cost, which some guests find excessively steep, the culinary experience generally leaves a positive impression. There are occasional issues with service and communication, but these do not overshadow the overall satisfaction with the dining facilities.

The rooms at Banana Island Resort are described as spacious, clean and comfortable with spectacular villas and well-designed suites. Some guests note the need for renovation and better room maintenance. Issues such as delays in luggage delivery and minor logistical problems are mentioned, but the private island setting and attentive service make it a preferred choice, especially for families.

Cleanliness across the resort is exceptional with immaculate rooms and well-maintained common areas contributing to a pleasant stay. Some guests point out specific areas needing improvement, such as outdoor seating and certain room aspects, but overall cleanliness remains a strong positive attribute.

The staff’s friendliness, professionalism and attentiveness are consistently praised with numerous mentions of individuals providing outstanding service. Despite some inconsistencies and isolated incidents of unprofessional behavior, the staff's dedication to hospitality significantly enhances the guest experience.

Wi-Fi connectivity receives mixed reviews with some guests experiencing good performance while others face issues with weak connections in specific locations. Consistency and strength of the Wi-Fi could be improved to enhance the overall experience.

The beach experience is largely positive with guests enjoying the beautiful, clean shoreline and peaceful setting. Some minor criticisms include the presence of stones and dust and issues with organization and closing times.

Families find the resort highly enjoyable with kid-friendly amenities and activities making it an excellent destination for family vacations. The resort’s cleanliness and attentive staff contribute to a comfortable and pleasant stay for families.

Feedback on the beds is mixed; while many guests find them comfortable, there are complaints about the pillows and the general condition of the bedding and sofas. Maintaining the quality of these items could improve the overall comfort.

Overall, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara provides a five-star experience with excellent service, a perfect location and luxurious amenities, despite some areas needing improvement to fully meet the highest standards.
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What is the name of the beach? Banana Island Resort
What is the type of the beach? Sand
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Room Types
Premier Sea View Room Featuring sea view, this air-conditioned room offers a balcony with a table, chairs and sunbeds, flat-screen LED TV and tea/coffee making facilities. It also includes a minibar. The bathroom comes with a bathtub, a shower and Anantara signature amenities. A bathrobe and a hair dryer are also available.

Deluxe Sea View Room Featuring a terrace with sea view, this air-conditioned room offers a king-sized bed, a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. It also includes a minibar. The bathroom includes a bathtub, a shower and dual vanity basins.

Three Bedroom Over Water Villa Situated over the sea and enjoys its own private pool, this spacious villa includes a living room with a dining table and a large deck with outdoor furniture and sunbeds. Entertainment devices such as a flat screen LED TV in each room, a stereo system and a DVD player are all standard features. The bathroom comes with a bathtub, a shower and Anantara signature amenities. A bathrobe and a hair dryer are also available. This room can connect to a companion room at an additional rate. For more information please contact the property on the number provided in the booking confirmation.

Junior Suite Featuring panoramic sea view, this spacious suite is air-conditioned and includes a lounge space with flat screen LED TV and tea/coffee making facilities. It also includes a minibar. For extra storage space the suite has a walk-in closet. The bathroom comes with a bathtub, a shower and Anantara signature amenities. A bathrobe and a hair dryer are also available.

Three Bedroom Sea View Pool Villa Featuring panoramic sea view and enjoys its own private pool, this spacious villa includes a living room with a dining table, large deck with outdoor furniture and sunbeds. Entertainment devices such as a flat screen LED TV in each room, a stereo system and a DVD player are all standard features. The bathroom comes with a bathtub, a shower and Anantara signature amenities. A bathrobe and a hair dryer are also available.

Two Bedroom Luxury Sea View Pool Villa Featuring sea view and enjoys its own private pool, this luxurious villa is air-conditioned and includes a living room with a dining table, large deck with outdoor furniture and sunbeds. Entertainment devices such as a flat screen LED TV in each room, a stereo system and a DVD player are all standard features. A pantry with a mini bar and Tea/coffee making facilities are also included. The bathroom comes with a bathtub, a shower and Anantara signature amenities. A bathrobe and a hair dryer are also available.

Two Bedroom Sea View Pool Villa Featuring sea view and enjoys its own private pool, this spacious villa includes a living room with a dining table, large deck with outdoor furniture and sunbeds. Entertainment devices such as a flat screen LED TV in each room, a Stereo system and a DVD player are all standard features. A pantry with a mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities are also available. The bathroom comes with a bathtub, a shower and Anantara signature amenities. A bathrobe and a hair dryer are also available.

Five Bedroom Over Water Villa This villa features a pool with a view. Boasting a private entrance, this air-conditioned villa features 1 living room, 5 separate bedrooms and 6 bathrooms with a bath and a shower. The villa's kitchen is available for cooking and storing food. The spacious villa features a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, as well as sea views. The unit has 6 beds.

Deluxe Beach Terrace Room Boasting a terrace with sea views, this twin/double room also offers air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.

Two-Bedroom Over Water Villa Boasting a terrace with sea views, this villa also features air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. The unit has 4 beds.

One Bedroom Sea View Pool Villa The unit offers 2 beds.

Guest Reviews
8.5
Very Good
Location
Nestled in a tranquil setting, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers an idyllic escape that feels worlds apart from the bustling city life. The resort's location is repeatedly praised for its calm and peaceful atmosphere, making it a perfect retreat for relaxation and unwinding. The beautiful, tropical-like island setting elevates the ambiance, coupled with clean and well-equipped rooms that overlook stunning sea views.

The high-quality service from the staff adds to the sense of luxury, providing an experience that feels both exclusive and comfortable. Guests appreciate the island's seamless blend of natural beauty and luxury amenities including top-notch facilities like the spa, gym and massage areas.

The proximity to Hamad International Airport ensures convenient access, while still being far enough to maintain an undisturbed environment. Visitors highlight the ease of access as an added advantage for a quick yet memorable getaway. The delightful weather and delectable cuisine further enhance the experience, reinforcing Banana Island Resort as a true paradise in Qatar.

However, some feedback points out the need for improvement in specific areas like beach maintenance. Despite this, the resort's overall setting, excellent location and tranquil environment make it a standout destination for those seeking a serene and luxurious retreat.

Breakfast
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers a breakfast experience that is largely celebrated for its diversity and quality. Guests frequently note the extensive selection with dishes spanning Eastern, European and Asian cuisines and consistently describe the meal as delicious. There are numerous positive mentions of the expansive breakfast buffet, which includes a large variety of options, including a good selection of juices.

The breakfast venue and the restaurant staff receive high praise for their exceptional service and cleanliness with some guests describing it as one of the best breakfasts they have ever had. However, there are a few criticisms, particularly regarding the high prices and occasional issues with food presentation, such as pre-made waffles and saj not being served fresh.

While the Blue restaurant received mixed reviews concerning the quality and variety of breakfast offerings, the overall consensus points to a satisfying and enjoyable breakfast experience at Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara.

Dinner
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers an array of dining options that generally impress with their quality and variety, though they come at a steep price. Guests frequently commend the delicious food across different restaurants, particularly highlighting the Arabic and Indian restaurants for their exceptional cuisine and presentation. The Italian restaurant also garners positive remarks, though opinions on the quality of certain dishes like pizza can vary.

Nevertheless, the high cost of dining is a recurring concern with many finding the prices for meals and room service excessively high. Some guests suggest booking meal packages with dinner and breakfast to mitigate these costs. Despite the limited variety of food options available on the island, the restaurants' facilities and the diverse culinary experiences receive praise.

However, some guests encountered issues like set menus instead of buffets for full board options and mandatory, expensive holiday menus, which were not clearly communicated. Additionally, complaints about certain restaurants, such as Al Nadi, mention poor service and cleanliness, detracting from the overall dining experience.

Overall, while the dining at Banana Island Resort can be expensive, the quality of food and the views from the restaurants often leave a positive impression.

Rooms
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers a range of rooms and villas that evoke a mix of opinions from guests. The villas, in particular, have garnered praise for being spectacular, close to perfection and impressively designed. Many guests found their rooms to be spacious, clean and extremely comfortable with standout features including fantastic bathrooms and amazing showers. The Anantara suites were highlighted for their excellence and junior suites also received accolades for their beauty and functionality, especially with the added feature of a kids' club.

Several reviews mentioned the resort's appealing setting and facilities. Cleanliness was generally commended with many noting their rooms were very clean and the beach being described as beautiful and clean. On the downside, some guests remarked that the rooms did not match the online depictions with a few describing the decor as old-fashioned and in need of renovation. Some also faced issues with room maintenance, citing dusty conditions and poor air conditioning.

Room service and the overall service quality were frequently praised, though some logistical issues were noted, such as delays in luggage delivery and golf cart transportation. Despite these hiccups, the private island setting offered a quiet and isolated getaway, making it a preferred choice for residents of Doha seeking a quick retreat, especially those with families and children.

Overall, while Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara delivers in terms of luxurious villas, comfort and cleanliness, some improvements in maintenance and service efficiency could enhance the guest experience further.

Beds
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara receives mixed feedback regarding its beds. Many guests highlighted the comfort of the beds with phrases like "the bed is comfortable" and "our bed was comfortable" recurring frequently. While several reviews praised the beds' comfort, noting especially comfortable mattresses, a significant number of guests found the pillows less satisfactory, describing them as uncomfortable and worn out. Some guests also mentioned issues with the overall condition of both the beds and sofas with comments about them being worn out and old. Despite these mixed reviews, those who had a restful sleep seemed to have enjoyed the comfortable beds provided by the resort. However, there is room for improvement in maintaining the quality of the pillows and some of the bedding to ensure a consistently comfortable experience for all guests.

Cleanliness
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is widely praised for its exceptional cleanliness. Guests frequently highlight the immaculate condition of the resort, describing it as clean, beautiful and well-organized. The island itself is noted for its cleanliness and tranquility, contributing to a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

The rooms receive regular commendations for being very clean and comfortable with many appreciating the meticulous attention to detail and cleanliness staff's efforts. Common areas, including the beach and various facilities, are also maintained to high standards, making the overall cleanliness of the resort excellent.

However, there are some criticisms regarding specific areas. Some guests pointed out that the outdoor seating areas, balconies and some aspects of room cleanliness need improvement with occasional lapses in the responsiveness of the cleaning staff. Despite these minor issues, the general consensus is that the resort boasts a high level of cleanliness, contributing significantly to the overall positive guest experience.

The resort successfully provides a beautiful, clean and serene environment with the well-kept facilities and attentive staff enhancing the guest stay.

Staff
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is predominantly praised for its exceptional staff, whose friendliness, professionalism and attentiveness are frequently highlighted by guests. Many found the reception and restaurant staff to be welcoming and accommodating with specific mentions of individuals like Taufiq, Chit Su and Ramzi for their outstanding service. Guests appreciated the warm greetings with refreshments and organized transport services, including smooth check-ins and check-outs, which added to the overall positive experience.

The staff's willingness to go above and beyond in making special arrangements, such as surprise birthday celebrations, has left a lasting impression. The attention to detail, from the impeccably cleaned villas to the twice-daily housekeeping service, contributed to the comfort and satisfaction of many visitors. Names like Muthu and Bhanu are commended for their exceptional service in the dining experiences.

However, there were some inconsistencies in the professionalism and friendliness of the staff. A few guests reported unprofessional behavior and delays, particularly at the reception and noted that not all staff seemed well-trained or familiar with the resort's amenities. These issues, along with isolated incidents of poor Wi-Fi connectivity and unsatisfactory food quality, detracted from an otherwise pleasant stay.

Overall, despite some minor setbacks, the staff at Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara stood out for their dedication to hospitality and creating a welcoming environment, making the resort a memorable destination for many.

Wi-Fi
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers internet access across the property, ensuring connectivity for guests. However, feedback indicates that Wi-Fi strength can be inconsistent. While some guests report excellent Wi-Fi performance, others mention issues with weak connections, particularly in beach areas and certain villas. Complaints about the internet being weak or not working at all in specific locations suggest that the reliability of the service varies. Overall, though Wi-Fi is generally provided throughout the resort, improvements in consistency and strength could enhance the experience for all guests.

Beach
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers various beach experiences that received mixed reviews from guests. On the positive side, many highlighted the beautiful, clean beach and serene setting, which is further complemented by a spectacular bathroom in the rooms and a comfortable beachfront. Guests frequently mentioned that the best thing about the resort is its beach, where they enjoyed relaxing and spending ample time.

The private pool area by the beach and the sunset views contributed to the overall peaceful and relaxing ambiance. Additionally, the beachfront restaurant and staff were praised, alongside the resort's overall cleanliness and tranquil environment.

However, some guests pointed out areas needing improvement. While the beach is beautiful, certain reviews mentioned the presence of stones and dust, deeming parts of it unsuitable for swimming. Some also considered the beach to be unorganized and were not satisfied with the closing time of 7 PM.

Despite these concerns, the combination of great food, spectacular views and engaging water activities contribute to making the beach at Banana Island Resort a noteworthy experience.

Family
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is widely praised for being an excellent destination for families, offering an enjoyable experience with ample activities for kids. Guests frequently highlight the resort's kid-friendly nature and the ease and comfort provided by the attentive and helpful staff. The resort is noted for its cleanliness, both in the rooms and on the beach, ensuring a pleasant stay for families with children.

The resort's various amenities, including swimming and entertainment services, cater specifically to families. The swimming pool is particularly well-suited for kids, while the private pools and stunning sea views add to the overall experience. Many families have celebrated significant occasions here, emphasizing the memorable and enjoyable atmosphere. The TikTok transportation service adds a unique touch to the visit, ensuring convenient and playful transit across the resort.

However, it is worth noting that there is a breakfast fee for children over four years old. Despite this, the positive feedback overwhelmingly underscores the resort’s family-friendly and kid-friendly environment, making it a highly recommended destination for a family vacation.

5 Star
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers an array of culinary delights with a delicious choice of restaurants that live up to five-star expectations. The breakfast, praised for its excellence and variety, contributes to a satisfying start to each day. Guests consistently enjoy great air conditioning and the pristine, well-maintained beaches that enhance the overall luxurious experience. The resort's perfect location and exceptionally helpful staff, who often go the extra mile, are critical in upholding the five-star treatment that many guests relish.

However, some visitors feel the property does not fully meet five-star standards, citing a decline in hotel services and general maintenance over the years. The lack of entertainment activities and cafes has been noted, along with some dissatisfaction regarding the quality of food in the restaurants and breakfast, which some believe does not align with five-star expectations. Despite these concerns, Banana Island continues to be regarded as a true luxury resort by many of its guests.

Honeymoon
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is a perfect destination, especially preferable for newly married couples or those celebrating a marital occasion. The resort offers an experience that's both romantic and private, featuring stunning suites overlooking the sea. Guests are captivated by the impeccable service with staff members like Bhanu serving amazing breakfasts that make honeymoons all the more special. The private pools and overall sense of calm and privacy enhance the romantic atmosphere, making it a very special place for an unforgettable experience. The staff's attitude contributes significantly to the welcoming and impressive environment.

Luxury
The Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers a new level of luxury and tranquility that feels akin to being in a tropical paradise. Renowned for its safety and peaceful environment, the resort is primarily designed for both luxury and romantic getaways. Guests have described it as the most beautiful, peaceful and luxurious place they have ever visited. The resort's accommodations are majestic, beautiful and highly prestigious, providing a complete holiday experience.

Despite the high price tag, which some feel does not deliver full value for money, the resort is widely regarded as a true luxury retreat. It excels in delivering excellent service with meticulous attention to cleaning and maintenance of the villas. The resort offers an outstanding escape for those looking to relax and experience a change of pace. Its luxurious amenities and five-star status make it an excellent choice for a special getaway.

Romantic
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers a serene and magical experience, making it an ideal destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway. It provides a perfect setting for special celebrations such as anniversaries, where staff go above and beyond to ensure an unforgettable stay. The resort creates a romantic atmosphere with thoughtful touches like romantic music, adding to the overall charm. Whether for newly married couples or those celebrating marital occasions, this resort stands out as a top choice for romantic stays and memorable nights.

Beachfront
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is praised for its beautiful beachfront location, offering guests spectacular sunrises and scenic views of the sea. The beachfront setting is highlighted for its luxurious ambiance, providing a relaxing atmosphere that enhances the overall guest experience. Villas overlooking the ocean are described as spectacular, adding to the charm of the resort. The resort's beachfront staff receives commendations for their excellent service. The food is often noted as great, contributing to the satisfaction of prior bookings. Though some reviews mention issues like jellyfish during the season, dusty beach areas and beach access being limited to through the pool, the overall impression remains largely positive. The distance from the reception to the beachfront is considered adequate, ensuring a comfortable stay for those seeking a beachfront escape.


Yes, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Outdoor Pool.

Yes, a spa is available at Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara.

No, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara doesn't allow dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara.

Yes, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara has a gym.

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