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Al Nahda Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 502 | PC 320, Barka, Oman
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Barka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014
ali i Muscat, Oman
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Muscat, Oman
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

well i think the stay was good and bad both, i took my wife away for the weekend and what better place then away from the city, so after a very long drive inclusive of traffic and road works every where we eventually reached there, the resort is very beautiful but after checking in, the receptionist just pointed out the... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed one night at this hotel on our trip around Oman.It was advertised by our tour operator as having 4 starts and 4 international restaurants. When we arrived hot and thirsty we were advised by reception to go and enjoy a cold drink by the pool. We took our bags to our room and the mini bar there was... More

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Manama, Bahrain
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The report has great potential but we went for the spa to see the doctor and try and get treatments to assist with pain management. Doctor was away on leave - no replacement, receptionist didn't know address or co-ordinates of hotel so with road words took us 2 hrs to find the place. Service is mediocre at best. Mini bar... More

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I booked to stay here for a weekend with an offer and unfortunately the price was the only good thing. The roadworks around Barkha made the journey there very long. The restaurant was okay but service was slow and there was no atmosphere. I waited 40mins for the inclusive spa massage and could not book an appropriate time. At check... More

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Manama, Bahrain
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Well he definitely is not at the Al Nahda Resort & Spa. We all know there are rules while entering the swimming pool and especially a dress code to abide by. It is quite unfortunate how the lifeguard approached a member of our group and asked the lady to remove her tshirt !!! When asked why he asked so, he... More

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Muscat, Oman
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

great getaway from city life. need improvement at front desk as lack of staff. room are great but aircon needs improvement. great spread for buffet but depends as i have been to this place 3 times. spa is great, dont miss the bose sound in each room. location is great......a good walk through the property with waterfalls etc and meditation... More

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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's a 40 minute drive from the airport. Love the setting of greens around. Good staff at reception and food was nice. Spa is the highlight. Pool is fine but service slow. The main dining restaurant is lovely with glass on all sides and the view superb. It was a rainy day and quite pleasant . A good mediation room... More

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The tagline for this resort is 'Fivestar Naturally'; this is where the 5 star rating ends. From the outset the resort service started out poorly, upon arrival there was no parking inside the resort due to an event, therefore the only option for resident guest was to park 5 minutes walk away in the sun, despite the resort claiming Valet... More

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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stayed there last week for 2 nights and though its a bit away from city, its damn difficult to reach there as there is lot of traffic. We stayed in the premium villa and it was quite clean and nice but our villa was far away and we had to ask for buggy everytime we leave the villa as... More

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Detroit, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

The check-in was slow and the desk staff was rude and unconcerned. However the rest of the stay was nice. It is in the middle of nowhere which is nice, but the taxi driver had a very difficult time locating it. Off the beaten path. Make sure you have good directions for any taxi driver if you're arriving at Muscat... More

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Address: PO Box 502 | PC 320, Barka, Oman
Location: Oman > Al Batinah Governorate > Barka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Al Nahda Resort & Spa 5*
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Al Nahda Resort And Spa
Al Nahda Hotel Barka
Al Nahda Resort & Spa Oman/Barka

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Nestled in an oasis of thirty acres of gardens, enclosed by sprawling greens and clusters of mango trees, Al Nahda Resort & Spa provides the ultimate in tranquillity and relaxation. The resort’s 109 rooms are designed in apartment, free-standing villa and bungalow styles and boast some of the largest rooms in Oman. The Eram Spa is one of the most unique spa concepts in the Middle East with more than 60 treatments offering wellness and healing therapies, as well as signature treatments and a host of other relaxing, medical and rejuvenating experiences. Three restaurants and two bars provide a variety of eating and drinking choices for all guests. For those looking to keep fit, our gym with 24 state-of-the-art machines, provides the latest facilities. Additional facilities include two floodlit tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, a dedicated children’s play, underground meditation centre, steam tunnel, spa baths, amphitheatre, large swimming pool, 30 acres of gardens, 24 hour room service and the Eram Spa with 22 separate treatment rooms. Located a 30-minute drive from Muscat International Airport, Al Nahda Resort & Spa is the ideal setting for a relaxing break, away from downtown, though in the Muscat area, and surrounded by a selection of trees and nature to provide the perfect tranquil atmosphere.Al Nahda Resort & Spa is the Sultanate of Oman’s first and only Preferred Boutique hotel, part of the Preferred Hotel Group, showcasing distinctive travel experiences in some of the most exceptional hotels and resorts around the world. ... more   less 
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