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Sama Al Wasil Camp

Muscat PC 133, Sultanate of Oman, Oman
Sama Al Wasil Camp

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Just returned from our one night stay in the desert. We were three couples and we stayed in three of the A/C equipped Rooms which were very comfortable. The welcome we got from the staff was excellent, coffee, dates etc. There is big sand dunes behind the camp which were perfect for viewing the spectacular sunset. The dinner provided was... More 

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Turin, Italy
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I spent 2 nights in the camp in early January 2015 with my husband and the experience was fantastic. Great atmosphere: you are fully immersed in the desert and the blue sky, no noise at all, just sands, stars and cammels. The accomodation was very good: clean rooms and toilets, good food (tipical and international), nice place to have dinner... More 

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Algiers, Alger, Algeria
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Camp is located in a flat valley 192 km (2 hours drive) from Muscat in the heart of Sharquiya Sands. The camp is surrounded by dunes of varying heights that gives the camp the feeling of complete isolation from the outside world.

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Staad, Switzerland
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32 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Positives: * check-in was easy while the manager dealt with the details we went to the general Bedouin styled sitting area where we were offered Omani coffee, dates and oranges * Bedouin style sitting area outside each hut * the dining area is also in the Bedouin style although there are some tables for those who don’t want to sit... More 

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Wien
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Sama Al Wasil Camp is a very good combination for those who want to experience the desert but would still like a bit of comfort. Stone bungalows (some of them climatized) are built in a circle around one large tent-like building, where the very friendly staff welcomes the travellers with dates, Omani coffee or tea. The rooms as well... More 

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Ruwi, Oman
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

In terms of the location being on a desert, this is a good place to spend a weekend. The welcome was unexpectedly refreshing, with traditional kahwa (arabic coffee) dates and ginger tea served, with delicious oranges. The central place is great for families to get together and have a chat. The food was delicious (considering the desert location) with live... More 

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Oman
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great place, good food, Nice staff, Camel rides are excellent, cool dune bashing, nice campfires and great dessert stories, very good place for kids to play, the location is also lovely, enjoyable sunrise and sunset.

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Deggendorf, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Extraordinarily friendly staff, very good service and good facilities. The staff was caring 24hours and we were surprised about the good food (always fresh!). Thanks to several signs, it was very easy to find in the desert. Definitely recommendable!

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Geel, Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Staying here was one of the highlights of our trip to Oman. A warm welcome, helpful and attentive staff and a wonderful location combine to make this an enjoyable place to spend a day or two. Climbing to the top of the dunes to watch the sunset is a great way to end the day. The bar-b-que/buffet dinner was delicious,... More 

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Muscat
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I have been almsot in most of the camps in Sharqiya Sands, comparing with other camps,Sama Al Wasil is the best (there are 2 camps with higher standards but the cost is more than double). What you get in this camp, considering the far location in the middle of the desert is very resonable with what you pay. Clean rooms,... More 

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