An enjoyable 8 day stay in a spacious 4th floor studio room, king size bed, lounge, 2 TV's, kitchen area (not equipped apart from hot-plate and kettle but one could self cater reasonably well), bathroom with bath & shower. Friendly staff eager to please.
Did not use the restaurant, swimming pool or gym as we were out and about all day. Rental car is essential as there are no amenities nearby other than the hotel. 7 min drive from The Wave, 15 min Carrefour at Muscat City Centre Mall, 20/25 min Airport.
1 min to the beach that runs between The Wave and Seeb. Best time is low tide early morning week-days as by 4pm your space will be invaded by footballers, quad bikes and 4x4's etc. Local showed me an essential addition to his smart phone - a dog whistle app to deter wandering feral dogs - I did see one but it avoided us. Very much a working beach for a daily number of fishermen who haul their catch between 2 boats and then hitch the net to two 4x4's to land the contents.
Construction work has begun (Nov 2012) on a similar sized building on an adjoining plot. Did not disturb our stay as it was low level work but as the build height increases it may well impact on your stay.
The hotel suited our requirements and purse in every way and will suit others who are on business trips nearby or for tourists who only require a base from which to explore the vicinity and return for a night's sleep. Not licensed.
Gone are the days when Muscat was a tranquil paradise - sad to say that despite road improvements, traffic volume and dangerous driving worsens every year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eastin Residences Muscat is located on the beach road connecting Al-Seeb and Al Athaiba in the north of Muscat. The Seeb Corniche and beaches within walking distance as well as its close proximity to Muscat International Airport makes it one of the prime areas and favorite locations for business and leisure travelers. The Eastin Residences is only 10 minutes driving distance from Muscat International Airport, 10 minutes from Oman's largest shopping mall and 5 minutes from the WAVE tourism project and a 18 hole internationally designed golf course by Greg Norman in the near future. All 50 residences consist of spacious bedrooms and some rooms with separate living areas, excellent quality furniture, a kitchenette, bathrooms with deluxe amenities and free internet access. Other facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, gym, two restaurants and bar, two meeting rooms and business center. Our accommodation and facilities are suitable for guests who want comfort and convenience at the right price with maximum flexibility and space as well as consistency in service delivery. ... more less
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