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Jebel Shams Resort

2.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Jebel Shams, Nizwa, Oman
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Indian2009 Ho Chi Minh City
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ho Chi Minh City
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is great as its just a short distance to the canyon. Took a 'Sunset' chalet. Go for the one on the extreme left. Its clearly the best in terms of luxury (whatever the resort offers) and space. Food was decent. On Fri night it was limited buffet while on Sat night it was a set menu. They seem to... More

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Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sublime position. Great location to explore the villages around. Bought some gorgeous handmade rugs from the locals. To avoid disappointment, please remember that the whole experience is about sharing with the locals their simple way of life. If you are looking for a bar and a 5 star experience stay in Muscat!!! The hotel staff and the manager were extremely... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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142 reviews 142 reviews
56 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this hotel after having read the LP guidebook which writes quote " this camp is so close to the Canyon rim that you will have to be strapped down if you are a sleepwalker" unquote. Well I do wonder if the writer ever stayed there! You would need to walk a good 10 minutes before reaching the rim!... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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98 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This tented camp/bungalow ´resort´ is not a resort and 3 stars either. Probably still better than Jabal Shams Heights resort, some 4 kms before you reach JSR. JSHR looks rather spartan, more an exercise plaza for the army. Of course, one does not expect something grand here, but a minimum of service is helpful. The rooms are not made up,... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had originally booked a tent but when we arrived, we were really disappointed with what we saw. We paid 50 OMR for a torn tent with broken mattresses, mismatching bedding and four single beds. There was nothing else in the room, other than a tiny heater, not even a bin. It was so cold that we decided to pay... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The location of the resort is fantastic, you're very close to the Wadi Guhl canyon with stunning views. The Arabic tents are very basic however and have rather large holes so the provided heater cannot compete with the freezing wind that's coming through. Toilets and showers are below par and tend to get dirty very quickly, shower was cold. Staff... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We booked a tent but got upgraded to a chalet as they weren't full, which was a nice touch. However the wall heater didn't work and so we only had a small blower heater (not really a problem). Dinner and breakfast were good. Location is great as one can walk out to see the sunset and sunrise and also the... More

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Genoa, Italy
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31 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The sunset bungalows are essential but cosy. Difficult to believe it in a land famous for the hot weather, the electric heater is the most useful appliance. Nice setting with mountans views and very close to the "Grand Canyon" of Oman.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Just under the top of Jebel shams, the resort is all about location. The resort itself is quite basic. We were there in december, so beware that it is freezing at night. The restaurant area and the cabins (there are tents as well) lack good heating, so it can get very cold. Bring warm clothes! The dinner served is simple... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

You come here for the view and the mountains - and what a view. We had booked a tent, as the chalets were fully booked at the time. Luckily there was a cancellation and we ended up with a 'private chalet'. As it was minus four degrees that night, we were thankful! The chalet was fine - apart from a... More

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Additional Information about Jebel Shams Resort

Also Known As:
Jabal Shams Hotel
Jabal Shams Hotel Nizwa
Address: Jebel Shams, Nizwa, Oman
Location: Oman > Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate > Nizwa
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty lodging in Nizwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Jebel Shams Resort 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jebel Shams Resort is located in the Wilayat of Al Hamra which is part of the Ancient city of NIZWA. The Resort is built atop of the highest peak in Oman. Jebel Shams is known as "The Mountain of The Sun" and rises to an altitude of 3000 metres. The most amazing sunsets can be experienced from here. A 4 x 4 vehicle is the recommended form of transport to reach our location and takes approximately 40 minutes to ascend from the nearest town of AL-Hamra. The area is home to weavers of heavy woolen rugs in distinctive colours and geometric designs. The views of the Grand Canyon from Jebel Shams Resort are amazing, ideally situated just minutes walk away from the Canyon and some fabulous Trekking and Mountain Biking, just some activities available to our guests. The temperature in Summer is ideal, usually around 30 degrees Celcius, which makes it an ideal place for a weekend break from the heat of the city's of Muscat and elsewhere for weekend breaks or a great place to explore for visitors around the Globe. Please come and visit us at our retreat and enjoy a wonderful welcome from our staff and take in the fascinating view of the Grand Canyon and the entire plateau. ... more   less 
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