I have lived more than 150 nights in this hotel during 2011 and that too by choice. It's location, comfort, food, service quality and proximity to other areas makes it just an outstanding place to stay in.
One of the most important part of traveling is to get comfortable sleep, and trust, they can deliver this better than your home, so much so that as a special favour, they accepted my request to sell a couple of pillows, which is not usual for them. Expensive but way worth it.
There is a constant attention to cleanliness, and the house-keeping and room service just requires one time info and they ensure it is perfect for rest of the times.
Being a IHG Platinum member, I used to get upgrades, but I say this crossing my heart, I don't mind living in the normal rooms either.
Beautiful view if you get the option of getting the beach side rooms, the mountains, sun, palm trees and the beach, it's aweinspiring.
They have a nice club called Zouk, it only comes alive on weekends, otherwise, you can shout your choice of music and the DJ plays it for you, in case the other person haven't requested anything before you :-)
Restaurants wise, the Persian food is out of this world and so is Italian, but Persian wins here hands down. (They don't have a room service offer for Persian food, but if you're a really good person, they accept the request ;-).
By the beach, you can have Catch of the Day with a nice bottle of Wine, scrumptious!!!
This is a no-smoking hotel, so incase you are a smoker, request a room with balcony, they have ash-trays there.
Good recreational options, private beach, god sports and outdoor bar, cool pool and a nice garden area makes it just perfect!
And this is a great place whether you're traveling alone for work of pleasure, with family or with friends. It just comes across as great in any way!
For me, I still consider it as a second home.
Front office staff, I have yet to come across a team that is better than what CP Muscat has, specially their front office manager Ms. Saada. To her, every guest is like a family member and she goes way beyond the duty to ensure you a pleasant stay.