We celebrated New Year's Eve at this hotel and had a good time. We had a slight problem on arrival as our room was not ready, despite us checking in at the correct time, however this was rectified after we complained. The room was beautiful; well equipped, well maintained and well stocked, including a free non alcohol mini bar and snacks. The hotel had plenty of activities to do both indoors and outdoors and there was a great choice of eating places although some of them were very pricey. We ate at the French style restaurant, Vue. However the quality was very good. Because it was new year, we were also invited down to the stunning lobby for a glass of champagne and canapes before dinner. The only downside was the breakfast. The system for getting tables at breakfast was chaotic - they did not make sure there was a table free before escorting guests to the tables, so you had to stand there getting in the way while a table was cleared for you. We also had to ask 3 times for tea and coffee, then a further time for a cup to drink it from! But this is really the only critisism we had. The selection of food for breakfast was probably the best I've ever seen. I would definitely like to go back to this hotel but I think I'd better start saving up now!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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