Step inside the luxurious, 21,000 sq.feet gold laced Royal Villa at the Sharq Village and Spa in Doha, Qatar


Move over Presidential Suites, it’s Beit Al Shyoukh For The Win! Translating to House of Royalty, the Arabic name has been bestowed to The Royal Villa at the award-winning Sharq Village and Spa for all the right reasons. Take for instance, its beachfront status, or its views overlooking the Arabian Gulf. And those were only two of the reasons why the 2,099-square-meter mammoth villa in Qatar’s capital, Doha is the King of all no-luxuries-spared havens.

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“This exquisite villa is the culmination of an extensive design process to create the perfect retreat for our guests,” says General Manager Carsten Fritz. And a perfect retreat it is, with a skylight lit interior courtyard surrounded by two two-bedroom specialty suites and two king suites facing the resort pool and ocean. With the villa’s design based on a traditional ornate, sheikh’s palace, each is decorated with luxurious furnishings and treasures from the orient.

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So, naturally, even the Royal Suite, rather, especially the Royal Suite is as sheikh-ly as it gets. Its decor comes with an elegant custom-built bed for a King, dressed with 1050 thread count Frette linen, duvet, hypoallergenic foam and feather pillows, atop a hand-polished marble platform of a throne. The adjoining bathroom, tiled with prized “open-book” Brazilian blue marble, features separate shower stall with steam facilities and WC, which is glass enclosed.

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But most importantly and lavishly, it houses an oversized deep soaking Jacuzzi studded with blue mosaic veined with 18K gold. The gilded streak continues with double-basined marble vanity counter, augmented with amenities by Bulgari and lotion and body oils from the GOLD range by Linden Leaves with dashes of 23K gold. The remarkably stunning suite also shares its level one location with a study, guest room, interior and exterior majlis or sitting rooms, pantry and dining room.

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What it also likely shares is limited edition heirloom pieces by Maitland-Smith USA and lighting fixtures by GLight along with other modern-day treasures like leather chairs and desktops by Edelman, Germany and Le Lievre Rublli Tobert Alen curtains and upholstery with other suites. Of which, I have to say the King Suites remain just as noteworthy. Each of the two one-bedroom suites offers the sanctuary of Qatari chests, lanterns and furniture surrounding the hand made trader’s wooden four-poster bed.

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Adjacent to the Royal Villa sits a private two story recreational annex, luring you with an indoor pool with Jacuzzi, pool bar, spa treatment room, steam and sauna rooms and stylish grooming section. And speaking of luring, the Royal Villa offers exclusive services such as Rolls Royce transfers for the head of the villa, a chauffeur driven BMW on standby, as well as a host of personal services including one specifically designed for the female guests.

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Operated by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, the luxury beachfront property also stands out for its five culinary and beverage presentations with frequent replenishment of fruit and beverage, an open bar of house pours, as well the services of a personal chef. In true regal fashion, a ‘shisha’ or water pipe, with a selection of over 25 tobacco varietals, Arabic sweets, dates and nut platter is laid out on sunset. The price of experiencing such royal majesty, however, remains on request.

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Address –
SHARQ VILLAGE & SPA
PO Box 26662,
Ras Abu Abboud,
Doha, Qatar
Phone: +974 4425 6666
[Sharq-Village]