Before booking I had read several reviews of this hotel and they were spot on. The hotel is fantastic. It is located in a quiet residential district, perched on a rock overlooking the sea. The views are great, from the rooms overlooking the sea, as well as from the various restaurants, and hotel pool. The hotel is undergoing renovation although we heard no disturbances and our room, which was recently renovated was looking great. Comfortable, clean and it ticked all the boxes. From excellent toiletries, ionic hairdryer, antislip mat, beach flip flops, bathrobes, ironing board and iron and coffee and tea making facilities. The only addition I would have made to this was a selection of herbal/ non caffeinated teas (eg chamomile).
The bed itself was large and comfortable and the free inroom wifi worked well.
The beach is small but had nice soft sand and comfortable deck chairs, but best visited during high tide (in the morning) The towels are provided by the hotel although this information does not appear anywhere.
We tried the seafood night which was excellent. The lobster was the best I have eaten in a long time. The breakfast buffet was also a good spread of international and local specialities, which catered to most palates.
If you wanted a light lunch, as opposed to the lunch buffet, though, the selection of salads at the various restaurants wasn't great.
The staff was well trained and extremely courteous and friendly at all times, They helped us book an excursion and provided all the information about their shuttles to the souq and mosque (about 20 minutes and 10 minutes from the hotel respectively).
Overall a great relaxing weekend in an excellent resort. We will definitely be looking into going back again sometime in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Check into an elegant seaside hotel in Oman's thriving capital with a private beach and easy access to local businesses. The dazzling Crowne Plaza(R) Muscat hotel looks out across the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman from a lush clifftop in fashionable Qurum Heights. With a panoramic terrace, pool and private beach, the hotel is just a 20-minute drive from Muscat International Airport and steps from Qurum Beach with its café-lined promenade. Oman's main business and ministerial districts are 10 minutes away. Families and couples can sunbathe on the private beach and swim in a pool set in leafy gardens alive with bougainvillea and date palms. After exploring ancient Muttrah Souq and Corniche, you can savor a cool drink in our English-style Dukes Bar as the sun dips into the Gulf. For dinner, how about Italian, Persian, or lavish buffets on the terrace of Tropicana with stunning sea views? Business travelers enjoy the hotel's relaxed vibe and convenient services such as complimentary Wi-Fi and parking, 24-hour room service and a Concierge who can pre-arrange taxi fares. After work, you can re-energize in the Cliff Club Fitness Center, challenge colleagues to a game of tennis or squash and de-stress in the sauna or steam room with our compliments. With 200 stylish rooms and a convenient, prestigious location in Oman, you'll find Crowne Plaza Muscat an ideal hotel for productive business and enjoyable leisure time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Muscat Hotel Muscat
- Muscat Crowne Plaza