Several fire engines and an ambulance were deployed at the Movenpick hotel near the Marina district as scores of people gathered outside.
A video of the hotel posted on social media showed thin clouds of smoke wafting around a lower floor.
The hotel said on its official Twitter account that the fire was "swiftly brought under control and guests and staff were safely evacuated."
Civil defence workers gave the all-clear for people to return inside and there were no reports of injuries.
(Reporting By Sylvia Westall; Writing by Noah Browning; editing by John Stonestreet)
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