I stayed here for 3 weeks on business in December 2012 and found the spacious room satisfactory. The included breakfast was OK, but consisted of coffee, cerals and an omlette. There were other choices.
It was impossible to get an evening meal.
The pool in the basement was not yet ready for use.
The shower flooded the bathroom every single time I used it because the drain pipe was too small for the volume of water.
The room safe box was a joke - and didn't work properly.
The wifi was free, but kept dropping out.
The Air Conditioning worked very well indeed.
The 1st floor corner room I was in suffered a lot from truck noise on the adjacent highway (50-60 feet away) but worst of all was the close proximity of the airport and the take offs and landings at all hours of the night, disturbing sleep patterns, as the flight path was very close to the hotel (you could count the wheel nuts on the landing gear).
On the positive side, there are several (3-4) nice eating places within walking distance, three of which are in or near-by the City Centre Mall that's a 5 minute walk away, one more just across the car park on the far side of that mall and the fish "market" restuarant that sells a superb array of fish dishes that's a 5 minute drive or 10 minute walk away also on the far side of the mall.
In the local mall there is a supermarket where you can buy anything you need, as well as clothes shops and fast food outlets (not included in the count above).
The hotel staff were always helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
There's a petrol (gas) station nearby, a tyre (tire) repair shop, and a couple of snack outlets as well as the ubiquetous McDonalds, so it is possible to stay in this hotel and survive by ringing the changes on your diet, providing you are prepared to spend some time discovering your local environment.
A car is essential.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- City Center Hotel is one of the finest 4 star properties which is just 5 minutes’ drive away from the Muscat International Airport. City center Hotel is in a walking distance to the famous Shopping Malls (city center), Embassies/Ministries branded chain of fast food outlets close to the beach. The Hotel offers a choice of 74 well appointed, elegant and comfortable rooms. ... more less
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