We drove down from Muscat and it was well worth the 1000 plus km travel.....Mirbat is beautiful, endearing with an unusual landscape where the desert meets the ocean. The Marriott property in Mirbat(which is 74 kms away from Salalah city) is wonderful.....we recommend staying in the chalet which has direct access to the beach. The pool is lovely and so is the pristine beach. However we found the staff at the hotel amateurish.....after we reached the staff didnt provide the high quality service we usually expect from a Marriott! We understand that they have just opened however why this trial and error service on the poor first visitors?! We would also recommend a wider choice of cuisine .....Chinese and Indian are conspicously absent...A vegetarian might find it difficult as there is very little choice of vegetarian food.
Neverthless we did enjoy the premises and had a lovely time....we sincerely hope the hotel manager does something to improve its service and give some training to the staff......All the best!More