We often travel in a family group with ages 3-75 and its not always easy to make everyone happy but at The Chedi it was hard not to be happy. First of all it is beautiful, gorgeous rooms and reception, restaurants etc. The beach is great for kids, lots of shells and fun things to play with. The staff are lovely and everything seem to work well.
I am always a bit sceptical when hotels have multi cusine offerings as it often means neither of the cusines the offer are particularly good - but at The Chedi they can be proud to say that their Japanese, Indian, Asian and everything else they offer are very good. Their Seafood Restaurant on the beach looks stunning at night and is very good indeed. We celebrated New Years there and they put on a fantastic evening, people all ages seemed to have a good time. The Spa is beautiful, we had some amazing treatments and the yoga and gym were great.
Its hard to fault it but I will make some comments that I think could be improved upon:
There isn't a kids club, which is a the draw back when you travel with kids of course and larger areas of the hotel like the long pool and spa area are not welcoming kids. This is understandable but it would be great if the hotel had some sort of arrangements for a couple of hours during the day in peak season like a treasure hunt, arts & craft etc. Saying that, our kids had a great time and didn't feel they missed out on anything.
Another comment I would like to make is about their wifi - it is a bit unreliable and not as good as it should be so be aware if you are roaming that Oman is one of the most expensive countries to roam in and we had punishing bills when we got home. Hopefully the hotel will improve this!
So overall a great experience and would gladly go back!
- 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