Spent a few days here in February,combined with a long weekend in Dubai.The location is stunning and the beach and grounds are as good as ever but we got the impression now of a business, not a holiday hotel.Many of the previous staff have left and we never met any of the new RC management,something that would have never happened in the old Intercontinental days as they were very hands on.The difference in the attitude here compared to the One & Only,Dubai is remarkable-we felt as if we were a valued guest there,even on our first visit.
Food was very good,especially China Mood and the breakfast buffet is one of the best we have eaten but the beach menu was disappointing,and overpriced.
The construction work was also a distraction,with frequent large bangs.We were told it is a new Hotel/Spa but it does mean there is no access to the small natural beach,unless you climb over rocks at high tide.
I don't think we will return,it isn't the same as it was.New visitors may be impressed but old hands remember how good it was. I think it will be the Crowne Plaza, or a special at the Al Husn, for us on our next visit to Oman.More
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