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Sifawy Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in As Sifah
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Love this hotel for a chilling out weekend. Less than an hour's drive from Muscat but you really feel that you have been away for the weekend. Very relaxed atmosphere especially the Friday afternoon poolside music. Rooms are spacious and clean with good amenities. Food is Ok and could be improved with more choice - nice breakfast. A family favourite and we'll keep coming back!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Fantastic fantastic hotel, food and facilities.
Went earlier in the year, just got round to leaving this review.
The only downside is that it is quite isolated and a good drive from Muscat - well worth the effort.
When we went the hotel was pretty quiet & we were upgraded to a stunning room.
Private beach with activities available & really lovely staff.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Nice visit last Eid October 2013. Pleasant staff. Food could be improved upon. Although having said this went for lunch there in late January, and lunch was good.
We opted for a larger room when we stayed there, which was very spacious and most comfortable. They appear to be maintaining the Hotel well, and its certainly a place to relax.

Room Tip: Go for one of the larger rooms which don't cost a huge amount more.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We traveled in from Dubai on May 23, 2014 to stay for 2 days.
The drive is around 45 kms from Muscat via the Qantab Road.
Initially we took a wrong turn and entered the Hamriya area which has roads seeming like roller coasters. That ride was a bit scary and fun at the same time but very time consuming.

The hotel doesnt have a proper constructed road leading to its first entrance. The hotel is built in a locality promoted as Jebel Sifah which currently contains a few villas, apartments, shops and the Sifawy Boutique Hotel. The area in itself is wonderful. The walks were great (apart from the horrible humid temperature).

We were upgraded to a suite on Level 3. The room was amazing and huge (duh). Everything was comfortable about the room.
The food was good tasting but the options on the buffet or the set menu weren't brilliant. They were limited.
The place is very isolated. The weather didnt allow us to go outside for long. We couldnt enjoy the beach or any activities.

The drive is really good.. The mountains and small lakes on the way. The entrance into wadi al kabir.. Beautiful.. But no street lights are placed for a majority part of the drive. Avoid driving after sunset.

If in Muscat, avoid the mirani and jalali forts since entrance isnt allowed as they have been converted into government offices. However, the old muscat area is gorgeous.. try to stop over at the mutrah souq for some shopping..
Do not forget to visit the Royal Opera House (open daily for visitors between 8:30 am to 10:30 am only) and the Sultan Qaboos Mosque..

Visit this place if you really need to just relax in the pool or the beach for a couple of days and just sleep eat sleep. Consider some place in Muscat if u want to tour around the city.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

This hotel is fantastic - beautiful location, great pool, bar and restaurant (serving alcohol) and good value for money in comparison to other hotels of similar level. Breakfast is outstanding. Managed to book a dolphin watching and snorkelling trip through the hotel which was a great trip and well worth it - loads of dolphins and snorkelling with turtles! As other reviews have suggested this is outside of Muscat centre and is about 1hr 30min drive from airport, however if you are looking for a few days of relaxation after a busy tour of Oman (which was the case for us) or have access to a car this is a great choice!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

There is no doubting the attributes of this hotel, from the attentive attitude of all the staff to the size and cleanliness of the rooms and the excellent food on offer. I was upgraded to a larger room that had everything expected of a 4-5 star establishment. Buffet breakfasts have a great selection and dining in the evening, whilst not cheap, is certainly a pleasure on the restaurant terrace. The hotel beach is rather small and uninviting but on the other side of the resort there stretches a good two miles of pristine sand with fishing boats drawn up at As Sifah village. At the back of the beach there is also a lovely seafood restaurant, Al Samaaz, although this is only open lunchtimes.
The only negatives are that the whole Jebel Sifah complex, whilst built to a high standard, seems virtually deserted, and as yet there are none of the planned further hotels and restaurants which would bring the place to life in the evenings. It is also a good slog from Muscat airport and you have to drive most of the way back to Muscat before going on anywhere else. The latter part of the drive though is through spectacular scenery on an excellent road.
For a few days away from the crowds this is an excellent destination.

Room Tip: 2nd floor has the best outlook
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Living in Muscat, this was a great weekend getaway.

The Hotel is located in A'Sifah Beach (40 Km from Muscat) - the road is absolutely stunning as you slalom through the mountains to finally end up on the beach.
You have another way of getting to the hotel, a Water Taxi departs 3 times a day from Marina Bandar in Al Bustan Area - the ride takes around 45 minutes with stunning views of the coast (4 rials one way).

The Hotel itself is Nestled in the Jebel Sifah Resort & Marina. We were welcomed by Ms. Albena & her staff that, despite a very busy day, managed to get us without a long wait an Upgrade to a Suite with an additional Bed.

The Staff Was also kind in allowing us to check out late as to enjoy the last hours of our weekend.

On the plus side: A big Pool, Marina walk, Food (Diner & Breakfast), Big Bathroom, Balconies, Free Kayak..
To be improved : Shower (A drench Shower would be perfect), Beach is rocky and not recommended to swim in unless wearing water shoes.

Overall this Boutique Hotel is highly Recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Sifawy Boutique Hotel

Address: PO Box 1719 | Jebel Sifah Marina, As Sifah PC 130, Oman
Region: Oman > Muscat Governorate > As Sifah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in As Sifah
Price Range: £139 - £275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sifawy Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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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