We spent a couple of days in Dubai and drove ourselves to the Chedi from there. We enjoyed the Chedi and Oman much more than Dubai. If you are self-driving, the hotel is very difficult to find in the dark so make sure you have good maps. Another time we would definitely fly direct to Muscat. I do agree with the comments that the rooms don't quite match up to the amazing grounds and facilities, but that is a quibble in the context of the overall superb experience. We thought the food and service was excellent in both the main and beach restaurant. Reservations are required in both, particularly if you want to eat outside - we did think the interior of the main restaurant was greatly lacking in atmosphere compared with the alfresco options, where the lighting effects after dark have to be seen to be believed.
We would highly recommend spending some time away from the stunning swimming pools and seeing some of what Oman has to offer - it's underdeveloped but petrol is ridiculously cheap and the roads superb (general driving standards a bit less so!). The hotel-organised dolphin and snorkeling trip was terrific - dozens of dolphins doing backflips and we got to snorkel with a turtle. We drove into the mountains, down to Sur via the Wadis, to the Jebel Al Akhdar, to Nizwa and some other wonderful villages. All gorgeous and very friendly, hospitable people throughout.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Occupying a prime beachfront location, this exclusive 21-acre 5 star beach resort is located 20 minutes north of old Muscat, the capital of The Sultanate of Oman, at Al Ghubra. The Chedi Muscat is ideally located for business and leisure travelers alike as the main tourist attractions, the financial centre and Muscat International Airport are only a 15 minutes drive away. The Chedi Muscat, a member of “The Leading Hotels of The World” and Oman’s first contemporary hotel, opened its doors in 2003. The resort offers understated elegance and a perfect mix of Omani architecture and a profound Asian Zen-style. The minimalist lines of the low-rise buildings are accentuated by gardens of symmetrical simplicity, with lines of manicured hedges and ordered pools of water, creating an implacable Zen calm. All 158 rooms have breathtaking views across the gardens and ponds, mountains and the Gulf of Oman. As well as a 370m private beach, The Chedi Muscat offers guests a choice of three pools: the adults-only infinity Chedi Pool, surrounded by cabanas and with a superb seafront location and the recently opened 103-metre outdoor pool The Long Pool, and the family friendly Serai Pool, with its black mosaics and elegant canopy plus 2 flood lit tennis courts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Chedi Muscat Hotel Muscat Governorate
- The Chedi Hotel Muscat
- Chedi Oman
- Chedi Hotel Oman
- Chedi Hotel Muscat
- Chedi Muscat Oman