Its a building containing lots of apartments. I stayed in a 1-bedroom apartment, those are all on the front of the building which means there is quite some street noise (mostly from restaurants opposite) on certain nights, but earplugs can filter most of it out. The bigger apartments are on the side so i guess its better there.
Its very clean. You have to leave your key at reception if you would like new towels or if the place should be cleaned because they dont have second keys it seems: so dont expect towels if you never leave your key. The whole building is sparkling clean. Every room has well working airco.
Kitchen: has a gas stove, microwave and electric kettle. There were 2 pots, but they were past their prime. There was no table nor chairs. There were about 3-4 plates/glasses/cups/cutlery. The fridge gets electricity even if you are not in the room, i dont know what happened to the other reviewer whose had a problem with that.
Livingroom: tv/dvd/sofa/2 big sofa chairs/small tables/phone
Bedroom: super comfortable bed. A desk without a chair (that was a bit of an issue: there was in fact not a single table-chair in the apartment which made writing/working challenging)
There were 2 bathrooms, both with a shower/sink/toilet. There is no shower curtain but i think that sort of makes sense in Oman and you get used to it very quickly. There is always enough hot water, provided you just leaves the "heating switch" on continuously.
The location is smack in Al Khoudh: if that is where you want to be then its great: shops/resto/teahouses all around. Its about a 15min cabride to The As Seeb Mall (around 1 rial, which is probably still overpaid :-))
The staff: the girl behind reception during the day (i forgot here name) is very professional, friendly and helpful, if you have any problems /questions I suggest you contact her.
There was also a Filipino guy, who i am less enthusiastic about, mostly i did not appreciate this: one night during the last week i was there i developed a high fever/vomiting. I called down to reception to find out if it would be possible somebody (who i would of course pay for it) goes to the store to get me some stuff to drink and the answer was a flat out "no my friend". Really didn't appreciate that. Coincidentally: about tap water in Oman: some seem to be fine when they drink it, but some of my colleagues that tried got stomach issues so i would suggest sticking to bottles if you are there only for a short while.
So in conclusion: Oman is not a cheap country so keep that in mind when i say that for the price you pay you get a nice apartment (don't expect a design award but its perfectly decent and functional) with a great bed, very clean place and depending on where your apartment is located its more/less noisy but that can probably be solved with earplugs. Compared with other hotels in this price range i think its fair to say this is a good choice.
The one thing you should just remember is that Al Khoudh is not Muscat, I needed to be in Khoudh but if you are visiting Muscat than you should remember its about a 30 min drive to the nearest part of what most people see as "muscat centre". There is no breakfast possibility in the building , but there are well stocked supermarkets nearby where you can get all you need.
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