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Al Sawadi Beach Resort

PO Box 747, Barka 320, Oman
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Al Sawadi Beach Resort
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Barka
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Diederick W Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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125 reviews 125 reviews
28 hotel reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Positive: a very kind and helpful staff. The breakfast and dinner were very well cared for and with plenty of variety. The pool bar is a place of pleasant stay to have a well prepared drink or, for the lunch and in the evening, for dinner. Large fans provide cooling. Further amenities like the congress facilities, Spa and Fitness, were... More 

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Al Sawadi Resort is a nice place to unwind and to have a very relaxed time. There is really nothing to do or see in the direct vicinity so, apart from an excursion/tour, you're basically stuck here. But this can be good thing. So upload some ebooks on your tablet and find yourself a sun bed along the pool or... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main reason people stay at this hotel is most likely the dive center. It is seriously overpriced and not worth the money, but its key advantage is you can wake up and be at the dive centre in 10 minutes to go to the wonderful Damaniyat Islands. The food is ordinary, the rooms are ordinary and a bit tacky,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort is cool if you want to spend your first or last night in Oman just to relax, spend some time on the beach and either rest from the flight or get an energy for flying back home. Location is great for the beach. Not much more than that. There is also a diving center in the resort and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Chef has little sense on food. No Indian bread with Indian cuisine. No arabic bread as well. But Indian bread was served during breakfast !!!! No wifi's in rooms. Quite an average experience accentuated only by the location and beach.

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Bydgoszcz
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Well, just basic stay, but it is not worth the price you pay. Ok. The room is clean, the bathroom is modern ( newly decorated). But that's all. The food is not tasty just typical resort food. We got the seaview room- it meant, quite a wide yard, then a concrete wall, then a beach and finally sea. The place... More 

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Houston, Texas
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Nice resort in isolated location, very quiet. Rooms are clean & well-appointed and rates include breakfast & dinner. Dinner is a themed buffet, changing every night. Lunch available at bar. Breakfast is basic but decent. Beach is not very nice, but pool is decent. Mini-zoo on site. Staff is mostly eager-to-please south Asian, with Filipina managers. Euro Divers on site... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Stayed here for 5 days over Christmas 2014. I was worried that there wouldn't be enough to do, but between walks down the beach, massages, one lemon & mint mocktail after the next, and a day-trip to Muscat, I feel like I could have easily spent another week relaxing and exploring the area. Now I have to go back, because... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We went to Oman for our wedding trip in November 2011. We spent the first five days at Al-Sawadi beach resort, where we've done snorkelling every day. On the first day we met a whale shark. Every day was a new discovery. The staff was nice, the facilities were very good. We had good food.The breakfast buffet was particularly memorable.... More 

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Rock Hall
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We were looking forward to spending a few days on the beach to relax after traveling for over 2 weeks and we hoped to do it here. While in theory it seems to have the prerequisites for being nice it just seems to miss a bit in every category. Instead to being able to enjoy the beach we were there... More 

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