We arrived on Wednesday for 3 days of R&R. Wonderful beach and pool facilities. When you head out to the beach an attendant will follow you with Ice chest and towels to claim your chairs. They provide water, spray bottle to cool after noon you can order drinks and food. Free use of kayaks, sunfish, wind surfing and snorkeling equipment, they also have lessons for a nominal fee. Breakfast buffet is good, not great, Beach Pavilion seafood was disappointing. Sent back two appetizers and one main course, both very over cooked and under seasoned.
China Mood is the best restaurant in the place. We had the chefs special on Wednesday evening, cherry blossom special. Duck Salad, hot and sour soup, lobster, veggie noodles, the best I have ever tasted. Prawns were uncleaned and deep fried, very unfortunate and not fun to clean with hot oil over them. Friday evening we retruned after a bad dinner on Thursday of seafood and enjoyed, soup again and dim sum, egg rolls, veggie noodles, Chicken with veggies and schezwan beef. All of it was excellent.
Messages as well, great. Much more to enjoy just ran out of time.
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- Set against a dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, lies solitary amid an emerald green oasis with 200 acres of lush beachfront landscaping. We are a top choice among hotels in Muscat, Oman, offering accommodations and public spaces that overlook the glittering azure waters of the Gulf of Oman. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Hotel Muttrah