This place was exactly what I wanted when my family of 5 spent three nights in Muscat in late March. We were headed to Dubai for a week just after Oman, and so I didn't want to blow the budget on Oman, but also didn't want to sacrifice a quality experience. This place was exactly what we needed. Lorna, Chris and everyone at the guest house are what made this the perfect stay. They are what set this place apart from other places. The service, the friendly welcome, the helpfulness, you instantly feel at home. This isn't a luxury place, but plenty nice. All five of us slept in one good sized room, one double bed, one single and two bunks. It was perfect! Bathroom was very nice, modern and spacious. The A/C was great, as was the TV, mini-bar, WiFi. The lounge on the roof with tables, fountains and plenty of places to pull up a book and relax was very enjoyable. The lounge inside on the ground floor with breakfast, a billiards table, books, and a fish tank was a great place to enjoy breakfast with other friendly travellers, chat with Lorna and company, play some pool and just unwind. Breakfast each day was ample and fresh. We also enjoyed a very nice dinner, that we arranged only two hours beforehand. Great fish, and very friendly service and attitude even though we gave such short notice (this is not a full service restaurant, but they offer meals with advance notice). The tours arranged by the guest house, one of Muscat city the first day, and the other dolphin watching and snorkelling the second day, were both perfect. Very nicely done and exactly what we were hoping to get out of our short time in Oman. Lorna and team were so flexible and helpful to us. I could name many points, but when picking us up from the day at sea tour, we noted we were hungry, she very graciously offered to wait for us while we dined at the harborside restaurant (which was excellent, by the way). The kids swam in the pool there, we had a great lunch, and when we were done Lorna drove us back to the guesthouse. This isn't in the heart of Muscat, so you either need a car, or plan to use taxi service, or the hotel as your taxi getting around (small charge), which is what we did. I loved everything about this place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Nomad Guest House offers luxury accommodation at a fraction of 5 Star Hotel prices. Standard en-suite Double rooms are 130 USD a night and Superior rooms are 156 USD a night The Guest House is located on the airport side of Muscat in Athaiba. It is only a 15 minute drive from the airport. The beautiful Athaiba beach is only a 15 minute walk away. All rooms have fridge, coffee & tea making facilities and free to air satellite TV. Free WiFi in all rooms and on the roof terrace The Guest House is very spacious and beautifully furnished. It is laid out to create a comfortable and friendly atmosphere where fellow Nomad travelers can swap stories of the day's adventures and plan for tomorrow's. Self catering facilities are available to all our guests A completely free dolphin watching and snorkeling trip is offered to anyone staying 5 nights or more The Guest House operates a strict no smoking policy within the guest house itself. Land and sea Tours can be booked through Nomad Tours also rent a car and rental of camping equipment. See our web site ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nomad Guest House Hotel Muscat Governorate
- Nomad Guest House Oman