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Al Sawadi Beach Resort

PO Box 747, Barka 320, Oman
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Barka
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently spent four nights at Al Sawadi and found it acceptable. Friendly, helpful staff was nice. Room was good and the bed comfortable. Buffets had good tasting, diverse selections. You should be aware that there are no other dining options nearby other than those on-site. Was looking forward to a massage, but the spa was not available..."Opening Soon" sign... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thank you for making our stay a pleasant one! We spent 4 days at the Al Sawadi beach resort which we used as a base to go diving from . The hotel itself had a few major issues mostly being ' tired ' and in of some maintenance ., which would further improve on customer impressions on future visits: The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is frustrating when you keep calling the hotel more the 12 times in one day just to speak to someone to change a booking without disconnecting the line. It's hold on Sir, then disconnects. Not once, not twice but 6 times. And have some nut case answering the phone who has hard time speaking English. Reason for me to... More 

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

i was there last night . before reaching the hotel i call ,a very serious guy with a poor English told me " don't need to call sir, come here ...'' I reach i spend 30 min standing in the lobby and the reception guy is trying to book two nights for one gust but he couldn't because the system... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The location of Al Sawadi Beach Resort is fantastic, but sadly the resort is tired and in need of extensive renovation. The rooms are old, the a/c units noisy, the deco looks dated, the pool and its surroundings are in desperate need of landscaping. On a plus, the food is very good and the dive centre is good and well... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We visited purely to use the Pool, Gym and to have lunch. We did not stay overnight. Low in stock of almost all the menu. No buffet Expensive to get in at weekends. Pathetic changing facilities. Grounds dirty, broken glass around pool area, pool quite dirty and very very hot (visited in June). Indian bar staff apathetic and uncaring about... More 

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Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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 May 18, 2015

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 May 15, 2015

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 May 14, 2015

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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