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Samara Hotel
Ranked #23 of 52 Hotels in Muscat
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29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“No smoking please”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Everything was fine..location..close to airport...although not many restaurants around. Rooms clean, comfortable bed, quiet area...slept well. But the one thing that spoiled all the good was smoke from another room that filtered through the ventilation system and forced us to close the bathroom door. They should be more vigilant about the smoking policy.Remember breakfast not incl. in price.

  • Stayed February 2013
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poznan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013

It's a good hotel for stay for 1 night when you arrive late from the airport. The surrounding is boring, hotel also, but very clean, cheap and with friendly staff. The location is in the middle between the old center and the airport. Generally Muscat is a city to stay for max 2 days,

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Very good location, reasonable price, delicious breakfast, nice staff.


We had a lovely stay at Samara Hotel for a week. We had a warm welcome when we arrived and our luggage was carried up the rooms. The rooms were very clean and we had nothing to complain. The breakfast was really nice.
the location is great at the central of the city, the hotel helped us to rent a car.
We will definitively come back to Muscat and stay at Samara hotel again.
Stayed April 2013, travelled with family

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

The stay at the Samara Hotel was absolutely dreadful. The room had flourescent lighting, bugs, and the check out staff members were unpleasant. Advoid this place.

The wifi is turned off daily at midnight and does not resume until 9 AM.

Room Tip: No noise but the room was horrible.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank ReginiaCordell
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

i was debating between staying here and ibis down the street and was very happy with my decision to stay at samara hotel. my girlfriend and i stayed here for 4 nights on a trip to muscat which was half business half leisure. the staff was extremely friendly and helpful and the room was great. we asked the staff to help us rent a car at the last minute, and within an hour, a car was delivered to the hotel and the rate was as low as any of the other rates i had found. the rental company also picked up the car from our hotel. the restaurant and room service were pretty good, and the location was pretty good as well, as it's right in the middle of a bunch of hotels surrounded by restaurants. the wifi was good as well. all in all, we were highly satisfied with our stay and would recommend to anyone staying for either business and leisure.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Kuwait
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013

We took up the hotel during our 4 day visit to Muscat in Feb 2013. The hotel is an avg B&B type hotel with an affordable pricing. The location of the hotel (Al Khuwair) is apt for visitors as there are lots of restaurants in the vicinity and the Grand Mall at a walking distance from the Hotel (10 mins max); moreover the hotel is easily accessible from the highway.

However, the hotel is a notch lower than the other hotel - Rotana (which is right behind it) in terms of looks and rooms.

Samara provides you a feeling of going into a typical B&B inns. The usual breakfast was disappointing though; however, my wife's friendship with the Chef played to our favour and we got a delightful breakfast on the last day.

Overall, the hotel is an avg. stay but if you are ready to shell a few more then take up Rotana/ Tulip Inn/ Ibis/ Platinum which are located at a small distance from this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Adinidu m
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Guildford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2013

Room was fine but shame about the ugly fluorescent tube lights.
Good to have free wifi even if the daily log on codes did not always work. Signal just about reached my bedroom (3rd floor). Having to change codes daily seemed unnecessary.

Service was mediocre and the waiters' English was not good which meant orders were mixed up.

But it is a good value hotel in a convenient location.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Thank John M
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Additional Information about Samara Hotel

Property: Samara Hotel
Address: Al Khuwair Street, Muscat, Oman
Region: Oman > Muscat Governorate > Muscat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #23 of 52 Hotels in Muscat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Samara Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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