Other reviews talk about the renovation which the hotel makes no secret of. I can tell you they will go the extra mile to do what's needed to make sure its not a problem for you. The works are restricted to 1 wing and the only noise takes place after breakfast and ends before tea. A high spot is the standard of welcome and professional of the staff. Well above the norm. The buffet is exceptional. Go on a Thursday for the seafood night. They set up charcoal bbq's and you pick your own fresh lobsters, giant prawns etc which are cooked there and then for you. Eat as much as you like for a fixed price. The veranda at Dukes bar has the very best view in the whole of Muscat. An unmissable experience. I will be back.