This has been the hotel that I have regularly (roughly three times a year) used when visiting Muscat on business. It may now be time for a change - the hotel seems increasingly tilted towards the vacation trade.
While the staff remain friendly and helpful, the rooms in general still leave something to be desired - more like a 3* property. On this visit in particular the room was very small but at around 04.00 in the morning, I was too tired to seek a move. If a couple were travelling together, divorce might result! At it was, the wardrobe and drawer space was very limited and insufficient to hold the contents of my two cases. While there were plenty of TV channels on offer, neither CNBC or Blooberg was available. On the plus side I was able to set enough time aside to use the gym a couple of times - it is spacious and well equipped although using the headphones was not easy given the length of cord and the placement of the relevant socket. Breakfast as always was good although some grapefriut juice would be welcome. The only other outlet I used was Duke's Bar - decent food and a nice open terrace when the weather is appropriate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crowne Plaza Muscat is magnificently nestled at the tip of Qurum Beach with breathtaking panoramic views of the Gulf of Oman. The Crowne Plaza Muscat is ideally located a short 5 minute drive from the shopping area of Qurum, 15 minute drive from Muttrah Souk, 20 minute drive from Seeb International airport, and a 10 minute drive from the government and diplomatic districts. Set in 10 acres of lush landscaped gardens within the prestigious 'Qurum Heights' area of Muscat, the Crowne Plaza Muscat's leisure facilities offer you the ideal mix of relaxation and workout after a busy day at the office. The facilities include floodlit tennis courts, swimming pool, children's pool, squash courts, a fully equipped fitness centre and a private beach. The Crowne Plaza Muscat offers 200 elegantly appointed rooms ideal for both corporate and leisure guests. Choices of dining experiences are available in the hotels restaurants. Tropicana offering International selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Shiraz the only authentic Persian restaurant in Oman and Come Prima with pure Italian delights. Each offers outdoor dining options. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Muscat Hotel Muscat
- Muscat Crowne Plaza