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Al Sawadi Beach Resort

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 747, Barka 320, Oman
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Barka
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
sonia m Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are always staying at this hotel whenever we decide to go to Sawadi islands basically because there are no other choices. The place is perfect if you are not looking for luxury but just a clean place to sleep at. It is near the public beach where fishermen can take you to the island, you just tell them when... More

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Muscat, Oman
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Property is very old and looks very tired. We went to relax in eid holidays and with friends so had a good time.All rooms have beach view, rooms are clean but needs to be updated.Cost of stay is vey high, not worth it, but we didnt have any other choice. Nearby al nahda is way better even though it is... More

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115 reviews 115 reviews
55 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Comments are relative for pricing in Oman and the region! Stayed here for five days/four nights for diving. Turned up very late (midnight) after a delayed incoming BA flight, but still a very positive, friendly welcome and shown to our room with staff to bring our bags and settle us in. Yes, the resort is spread out, but if you... More

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Muscat, Oman
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

amazing place to chill out. room are pleasing, bathroom well kept. air con needs improvements especially during summer. restaurant is great with wide variety of spreads. water sports are great but at a fee

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

As many others have also said, this hotel is not really up to scratch given the cost. We stayed for one night on the way from Dubai to Muscat but our advice would be to continue driving past! Everything about this hotel is poor. The service was poor, the food looked and tasted poor, the rooms were poor. The bed... More

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Muscat, Oman
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It was a day tour, Its definitely worth the money. Food is good, Nice clean pool, Good beach. Had a great time with my better half there. We dint like the bar though and it only opens by 2PM. Cant comment on room service and other facilities. However would defn plan a trip for overnight stay soon.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night and totally unimpressed. Like many others have said; poor food and service, poor upkeep of rooms. The patio doors hard to open and gaps everywhere. Mosquitos in the room all night, found out in the morning the mozzies were getting in at patio doors. Went for a smoke in the morning and was greeted with a curtain... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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157 reviews 157 reviews
58 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My wife and I decided to stay at this resort for a night travelling from Dubai en route to Ar Rustaq after having read the LP guidebook. This place is simply run down, the staff is untrained, particularly at the front desk where the only thing they are interested in is your passport. Forget about the basic greeting etc... no... More

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

here we both got sick from the food, so bad that it cost us 3 diving days. bathroomfloor overflown with water after each shower. airco either only one position: too cold. walls of shower very dirty with grease of a long long time, yek. no room service, but occasionally when we were sick they would be prepared to bring something... More

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Muscat, Oman
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

If you don't expect luxury it should be Ok. The main attractions are the beach with a few islands accessible by low tide, beautiful at sunset, the very nice garden, just an hour away from Muscat or the mountains, sport facilities and diving. It is isolated but quiet, offers just decent food, and has friendly staff. It is getting a... More

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Address: PO Box 747, Barka 320, Oman
Location: Oman > Al Batinah Governorate > Barka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Al Sawadi Beach Resort 4*
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Al Sawadi Beach Hotel Barka
Al Sawadi Beach Barka
Al Sawadi Beach Resort Oman/Barka

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