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“Worth it just for the brekkers” 4 of 5 stars
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Crowne Plaza Muscat
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Qurum Heights | Po. Box 1455, Muscat 112, Oman   |  
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Ranked #3 of 34 Hotels in Muscat
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Worth it just for the brekkers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I stayed a couple of nights here in June. set nicely apart on a hilltop overlooking the beach I had an excellent room with a huge balcony. Just as well since the fine for smoking in the room was a whacking OMR 50.
The hotel lives up to its star rating.
If there is a downside at all it is that the bar in the hotel is a bit of a bistro pub. Consequently, the layout is that of a dining room and it can get a trifle packed. Plenty of room on the terrace outside but during an Omani summer I am not a fan of outside dining.
The breakfast was stupendous and I ate enough to carry me through to dinner. Well worth the stay in itself.
Value for money? Well this writer is used to Abu Dhabi's prices and judged by those the CP is expensive; as a Muscat hotel, however, nothing exhorbitant

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adam B, Director of Sales at Crowne Plaza Muscat, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write such kind and positive review. I am happy to note your positive comment regarding the breakfast being “stupendous” and also very pleased that you enjoyed the room and thought we lived up to our star rating. Thank you and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Muscat and Crowne Plaza soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Confortable hotel with a wonderful view and great service!!! You can enjoy a very good international breakfast and have godd time at the swimming pool of the hotel. At night you can enjoy a very good sleep. Suggested!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adam B, Director of Sales at Crowne Plaza Muscat, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you for choosing Crowne Plaza Muscat and for taking the time to share your review. It is very pleasing to know that you found our hotel to be comfortable with great service and enjoyed our breakfast offerings. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

As Muscat residents we are regular diners at the Crown Plaza, so the chance to spend the night there was something we had looked forward to for a very long time. And we weren't disappointed. We didn't expect the luxury of the Al Bustan or the holiday atmosphere of the Shangri La. What we hoped for and got was relaxed and friendly stay at Muscats best view. Highlights were the room which was excellent, the Qurum Lounge which was very comfortable, as well as the usual treats of the Friday evening fish BBQ and a good breakfast. Looking for another excuse to go back.

Room Tip: Access to the Qurum Lounge is worth paying for a premium room.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adam B, Director of Sales at Crowne Plaza Muscat, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip advisor. It’s always a pleasure having you dine with us and we are very happy you got a chance to spend a night. We at Crowne Plaza Muscat work deligently to give our guests the best experience and we are delighted your stay was relaxed and friendly. I am very happy to note your positive feedback on the room, Qurum Lounge and our food and beverage offerings.

Once again thank you and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Just back from the hotel. It is 4 stars ranked for a reason, almost perfect. The location on the beach side is great, the room is huge "141" and non smoking. 2 pools, our kids had a problem because the pools are not shaded. The beach is amazing. The restaurant is nice, variety in food but nothing special. Quiet place and close to the busy beach cafés and restaurants, also close to the souqs. The best thing about the hotel is the employees, very helpful and friendly. I recommend this hotel if you are not looking for extreme luxury and interested in average prices.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Adam B, Director of Sales at Crowne Plaza Muscat, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Thank you for posting your feedback on Trip advisor about your recent stay with us. We do boast great location and I am pleased you enjoyed it and I am very delighted to note your positive comment regarding our staff. We do work continuously to provide the best quality service to all our guests. Thank you for choosing Crowne Plaza Muscat and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had a wonderful 3 nights hear. The staff were friendly and very attentive to all our needs. The room was excellent,witha greta view of the ocean and mountains.very comfortable bed. breakfast was superb with plenty of choices. We chose to stay in a Club room, which was a good decision. The staff were great always smiling with their greetings and helpful way. The food in the Club lounge was good, happy hour and afternoon tea were great. The Hotel is away from the main town of Muscat but they have a free shuttle that will take you to the Mosque or to large shopping centre. Taxis are expensive but still a good way to get around. The pool was good and they have a private beach that was safe. We would definately stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor to get the great views over the beach.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for choosing Crowne Plaza and for taking the time to share you experience about your recent stay. It’s always a delight to read positive reviews and I am very pleased to know that the staffs were attentive to all your needs and found our breakfast offerings to be “superb”. We certainly appreciate your kind review and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I'm a frequent guest of the Crowne Plaza and it's bars and restaurants. The view is outstanding - quite possibly the best in Muscat and the private beach secluded and quaint. It also offers one of the best buffet breakfasts that I've ever had. The rooms are typical of a hotel of this calibre but the rest of the (original) hotel is a little tired and could do with renovation. You also need to pick your room well to avoid the noisy bar below. Speaking of which Duke's bar is one of my favourite locations to unwind of an evening. The food is fantastic although the service can be very slow when they're busy, which is most evenings. The hotel wifi is unstable and slow. But that said, this is still my favourite place to be in Muscat - no wonder it's so popular.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Adam B, Director of Sales at Crowne Plaza Muscat, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Many thanks for your continued patronage and for taking the time to share your feedback on Trip advisor. It is such a pleasure to read that Crowne Plaza Muscat is one of your favourite places in Muscat. I am delighted that you enjoyed our food and beverage offerings with compliments of the outstanding view form our hotel grounds. I t is always a pleasure having you and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Crowne Plaza Muscat.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My first stay in Crowne Plaza Muscat was about fifteen years ago and I felt like I was staying in Magic Land, and since then I have been a regular guest who stays once every couple of months and I still feel the same magic feeling when I am there.
The people are wonderful from the people at front desk like Neil and Jamila and Ajeet to the fine friendly hotel manager who hosts his guests every Monday night in the hotel garden.
If you want the best ever seafood then you have to dine at Crowne Plaza Muscat open buffet sea food night on Thursdays and Fridays.
The food at this hotel is really excellent and the service is world class one.
If you wonder if there is real magic in this world visit this hotel to check for yourself.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adam B, Director of Sales at Crowne Plaza Muscat, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to post your positive and complimentary review. It’s always a great pleasure having you stay with us and I am particularly delighted to read that you felt like you were “staying in magic land”. We at Crowne Plaza Muscat work tirelessly to provide memorable experience and the best possible service to all our guests and I am happy to see that reflect in your stay. Once again thank you and we certainly look forward to your continued patronage.
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Address: Qurum Heights | Po. Box 1455, Muscat 112, Oman
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Location: Oman > Muscat Governorate > Muscat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Muscat
#2 Family Hotel in Muscat
#3 Luxury Hotel in Muscat
#3 Romantic Hotel in Muscat
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Muscat
#3 Business Hotel in Muscat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Crowne Plaza Muscat 4*
Number of rooms: 200
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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