Stayed at this 5 star hotel for 3 nights as part of a ten day break in Oman in March.
.Located on a marina alongside a beach about 45 minutes from Muscat at a cost of £40 by taxi which others have noted is "exciting" on a very second hand road
Water taxi service was considered at £6 each but it did not run on any of the days due to "heavy seas" and the fact that the boat was quite small so do not rely on its service
. The watersports centre is yet to be finalised.
The main hotel rooms are in a semi circle around the main pool and pool bar area so if there are noisy guests this could be annoying. I paid about £100 per night with all taxes service charge etc and a marina view which was quieter was an extra £30. Rooms were excellent with luxury bathrooms and comfy beds The staff were very friendly and well trained and breakfast was included and was comprehensive enough to get you through to dinner.The menu was varied and extensive and presentation and service was excellent.The hotel also ran a seafood beach bar about a kilometer away and the meals were fresh fish and very tasty No need for money as the food and drinks could be put on your tab.Beach shoes advisable
I spent about £100 on food and drinks over the three days. There was a beach area within a ten minute walk from the main hotel block and guests with children or those wishing not to walk were able to get a golf cart lift to the beach area.Eamon the driver and pool attendant was very good Food and drinks and towels were all available there .Beach shoes were essential as the shore area was littered with rocks and stones and the occasional sea urchin This should be tided up in my opinion as there are hammocks sunshades and loungers and this would finish it off. I used the fitness centre on the second floor and the business centre for email work so this part of the infrastructure worked.The poolside bar is small and there is a happy hour when some beers are two for one
Overall a pleasant introduction to Oman and when all the facilities are open even better. There are 20% discounts available which I took into account
The best rate i received to £100 was 62.8 rials in an Oman Bank with a U.K. rate at around 60 Some hotels were as low as 50 so watch for this when settling accounts .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Jebel Sifah, a new resort development 45 minutes from Muscat downtown. This boutique hotel designed by renowned Italian architect features large swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, fitness centre, treatment room, in addition to a wide range of activities and excursions. Suite guests are provided with a personalized butler who can handle every detail of your stay. ... more less
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