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How far is Al Bustan Palace from the port?

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How far is Al Bustan Palace from the port?

Can any body tell me how far Al Bustan Palace is away from the Port?

Is there more than one port?

If so which one would navy ships dock at?

How far is Crowne Plaza or Intercon from there?

vienna
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1. Re: How far is Al Bustan Palace from the port?

There is more than one port in muscat area, but the ship would probably dock at Muttrah.

The AlBustan is about 10-15 minutes south by taxi- 5-10 Omani Rials

The othr hotels you mention are north about the same distance as the AlBustan

Coningsby, United...
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2. Re: How far is Al Bustan Palace from the port?

Concur with the previous reply but there is a of a lot of traffic / roadworks about on the way to the Al Bustan so give yourself 20 minutes to half an hour, the Crowne Plaza again about the same duration but add another 5 minutes on for the Intercon. Al Bustan expensive and probably overated but beautiful beach; the Crowne Plaza, regular rooms are small but pay the extra RO 5 and get a seaview room as the views are fantastic looking from the top of the cliff along the length of the seashore. Intercon, excellent service and friendly staff.

vienna
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3. Re: How far is Al Bustan Palace from the port?

Message: Rafo1

Have you been to the AlBustan lately?

Friends tell me the hotel quality is staedily in decline.

Any observations?

Coningsby, United...
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4. Re: How far is Al Bustan Palace from the port?

Vertical..

Not visited the Al Bustan since last year, but myself and friends are gradually crossing off hotels that are worth going to, as the service declines across the whole of Oman due to Omanisation! Standards and service are quite frankly minimal in some hotels as more and more expats of (all nationalities) are moved out and Omani's put in their place, in a drive to get every Omani working. If you want anything like good standards in a hotel you have got to restrict yourself to the likes of the Chedi, Al Bustan, Intercon and Hyatt. There is a good write up to this effect elsewhere in the Oman forums

vienna
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5. Re: How far is Al Bustan Palace from the port?

Thanks Rafo

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