Like many others I read the previous mixed reports on the hotel and having been there for six days I have to say my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
What sells it for me are several points
Location,you are right on the beach where you can walk along the unspoiled beach ,on occasions without meeting a soul.It is a public beach so there are no life guards although the sea is shallow in that area .
Staff, a big winner for this hotel is the staff whether it be reception,concierge,restaurant and room service
We tried the club lounge one day and enjoyed sipping our wine watching the sun going down over the sea..
Decor and design, This hotel has its own individual style with all floors looking out and down into the heart of the hotel with the three lift internal tower being the main feature. The room we had was superb with authentic Omani furniture. I read that reviewers compare it with five star hotels in Dubai .I feel that is wrong .Oman is a different culture and a friendly one.
Things to do, the Royal Opera House is two minutes away on foot and if walking is your thing,you can extend your beach walk for over a mile. We did the Big Bus tour which is good value in that you see the whole of Muscat and get on and off at various locations. You pick the bus up at the Shatti commercial centre.Two minute walk from the hotel.
Would I recommend this hotel. A resounding YES
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Muscat is a 15-acre oasis in the heart of the city s premier residential, government and diplomatic quarter. The business and commercial district is close by, as are must-see sights including the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Bait Al Zubair Museum and Amouage Perfume Factory. For shoppers, the Muttrah Souk is the essence of Muscat. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Muscat