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Muscat Dunes Hotel
Ranked #28 of 52 Hotels in Muscat
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Make sure you add the location to your SatNav before going”
Reviewed 27 October 2012

Unless you take a taxi (make sure you do your research about the Omani meter-less taxi fares beforehand ) if you decide to rent a car and drive to the hotel yourself, arm yourself with patience. It may take you a while to find it. Going by taxi doesn't guarantee you will get there at first attempt either, but you do stand better chances.

When you eventually make it, you will be pleasantly surprised by the location, fairly remote, between huge sand banks and dunes. The interior decor seems relatively new and definitely has benefited of the input of a decent interior designer. The rooms aren't that large, so if possible avoid settling for a studio, particularly if you are a couple or family. Ask for an apartment.

The roof top swimming pool is definitely the highlight of the hotel, very handy for me as I stayed on the top floor.

The staff seems very professional and helpful, even if once pre-paid online they will insist on re-checking that you have paid once more when you leave.
If you are in a hurry to catch a flight at 2:30 am that can be a bit of a nuisance. Particularly when after all the unnecessary hassle, they reception guy tells you "Sorry, but you know that's the rule".

Strangely enough, for a hotel which advertised that they provide stationery services for business guests, like laminating, binding etc, they were completely un-able to print out an email for me, as they explained their computers aren't connected to the internet (plain weird, there is free Wi-fi everywhere) and they don't accept USB memory sticks...

Other than that, I would certainly recommend it, and I might even stay there again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

My second time in Oman and if you look on many booking websites the normal priced hotels are outdated and not to nice, and the nice hotels are overpriced, so after stressing out for one week finding a good hotel i gambled with this one from looking at there pics on facebook.

BEST decision i have made!!!!!

The hotel is STUNNING!!! Big things come in small packages. A small hotel with approx 30 rooms, it is a newly built hotel with beautiful apartment rooms with MODERN decor. We had a 1 bed apartment with 2 bathrooms, washing room, kitchen, living + dining room, flat screen tv's and the MOST COMFY BEDS AND PILLOWS ON EARTH I NEVER WANTED TO WAKE UP.

Hotel has a small gym but has the main things with a nice view a beautiful small swimming pool which was always empty. Breakfast room was beautiful and nice.

Free Parking with stunning views of the Omani mountains and a sand dune in front of the hotel and if you hire a Land Cruiser like we did 1 minute from the hotel you can go sand duneing on a huge range of dunes.

BEST part of the hotel is the STAFF, i would like to say a very big thankyou to all the staff morning and day. The Muscat Dunes owners should be lucky to have great staff like them as they did EVERYTHING possible for the guests.

This is the only hotel i will ever stay-in in Oman. 10 out of 10 - 5 Star

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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MuscatDunesHotels, Manager at Muscat Dunes Hotel, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Dear Sir,

Warm Greetings from me and my team at Muscat Dunes Hotel.

We wish you and your family, your friends a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2014.

Thank you for your kind feedback. We value all feedback from our guests and always look for an opportunity to improve and provide better services and a better experience.

We look forward to welcome you on your next visit at Muscat Dunes Hotel!

Ajith Pillai
Manager - Rooms Division
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Additional Information about Muscat Dunes Hotel

Property: Muscat Dunes Hotel
Address: P.O. Box 2061 Building 533 Al Maha Street Al Khuwair 42, Muscat 112, Oman
Region: Oman > Muscat Governorate > Muscat
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 52 Hotels in Muscat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Muscat Dunes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Muscat, Muscat Dunes Hotel is just a 5-minute drive from Grand Mosque. Guests can make use of the gym, free Wi-Fi for residents and an outdoor swimming pool.The modern accommodation at Muscat Dunes are fitted with tiled floors. Each suite features a spacious seating area with plush sofa and a satellite TV. It offers a minibar, a wardrobe and an electric kettle. A buffet-style breakfast is served daily, while à-la-carte specialties are served in the evening. Coffee and deserts are served at the coffee shop. Room service is available 24 hours. Grand Mall is a 5-minute drive from Muscat Dunes Hotel, while Seeb International Airport is 15 minutes by car. Free private parking is possible on site. ... more   less 
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