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Safari Hotel
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Nizwa
Reviewed 24 December 2009

We booked this whilst in Nizwa as it was all we could find and our preferd option Falaj Daris was full. OR35 for 2 inc breakfast. Advertised in our travel book with a bar and pool. No bar and no pool. Licence revocked a number of years ago and pool empty of water and clearly broken. According to the receptionist the work to fix the pool 'may' start soon! The room itself was typical double room in any hotel in any part of the world I guess. TV, air con. clean sheets and comfortable bed. Shower room but no bath (if thats your thing) Breakfast was very dissapointing. Cold buffet affair and not appealing at all. Plumped for tea and toast and left. All in all would I stay here again. Not unless I had no other choice.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2009

While a bit remote from the heart of town, the Safari Hotel is clean and relatively inexpensive. We stayed here as all the other hotels in Nizwa were booked. Its not a bad base from which to explore the area, but it is not a destination in itself, you must have a car to access decent food, places of interest.
Pros: easy parking, comfortable rooms, inexpensive, relatively clean
Cons: remote location from town, seems to suffer from lack of maintenance
Choose rooms not facing the road (traffic noise at night, hotel lights flood room, nightly TV lounge set up in parking lot after dark can be noisy).

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 14 March 2009

We ended up at this hotel for a night as we had arrived in Nizwa late afternoon on a holiday weekend without a booking. The Golden Tulip and Falaj Daris were both full and the other smaller places looked a bit dodgy. Unfortunately, I really can't think of anything positive to say about this place. The worst thing was the beds, which only had one sheet, on the bottom and then there was a bedspread but no top sheet. We asked for more sheets thinking there must have been some mistake, but the guy looked really confused and said there were definitely sheets on the beds. We tried to explain there were only sheets on the bottom and not on the top but he didn't seem to get it. On top of that, the sheets and pillow cases clearly hadn't been changed as there was hair on them and sequins that must have fallen off the attire of the previous guest. Yuk! As we were in the middle of a camping trip we had our own bedding in the car, so I brought in my own sheets and pillows, which made it slightly more bearable. The pool was not operational and the breakfast was pretty dire. As far as the location goes, all the hotels are a way from the town centre and you definitely need a car no matter what. The Falaj Daris is a bit closer to town than the Safari but the Golden Tulip is much further out. As the Golden Tulip is charging OMR150 and has terrible reviews, I will try and book the Falaj Daris for my next visit to Nizwa . I have heard good things about it from people who have stayed there and it certainly can't be worse than the Safari.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2009

Staff friendly but no idea how to run a hotel. Rooms dirty and ill-equipped: bedside lamps with wrong plugs; no tea/coffee facilities or minibar as advertised; not enough towels, soap, toilet paper in bathroom; strange empty 'kitchen' room with nothing in it; cigarette butt on bathroom floor; empty drinks bottle under the sofa; cat in hallway eating off room-service plates that were not cleared.
No servicing done during stay - had to steal towels and soap off the trolley down the hall.
Breakfast woeful - hot milk for cold cereal, stale bread for toast, brown frothy water labeled as 'coffee', etc. Pool a dusty hole in the ground. Even the Majlan Guest House would have been preferable to this for the price.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank rizuj
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Reviewed 15 November 2008

We were staying at the Falj Daris Hotel in Nizwa, but as we hadn't pre-booked, we had to move for one night when it was full - and ended up at the Safari, as others were full too.

Good things:
- Clean and good fittings etc

Less good things:
- About 7km from the centre of town, with nothing around, so you need a car
- Few other facilities at the hotel

Not good thing:
- There is a pool, but it is "closed for maintenance" - and looks as if that has been quite a long time!

Overall, I'd say this is a good choice for clean hotel if you cannot get in Falaj Daris, and cannot afford the Golden Tulip. But a little remote.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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Thank Ray F
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Reviewed 27 May 2017
Google Translation

Room Tip: Take a room to the back, in the front there is a lot of traffic noise.
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Klaus B
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Reviewed 27 April 2017
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Room Tip: piani alti
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank oedema
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Additional Information about Safari Hotel

Address: PO Box 202, Nizwa 611, Oman
Region: Oman > Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate > Nizwa
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Nizwa
Price Range: £56 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Safari Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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