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“Nice Place for a weekend break” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Al Nahda Resort & Spa

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Al Nahda Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 502 | PC 320, Barka, Oman   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Barka
Muscat, Oman
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice Place for a weekend break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We were a pretty large group of 8 families who were checking in. Though all of us came at different times, the check-in was a seamless process, though we had to wait a little for the golf carts to take us to the rooms. The rooms of course were beautiful, the restaurant had variety. What really one enjoys is the vast expanse of gardens, allowing you a very healthy outdoor life or a quiet moment of solitude. I have to say that the staff are very courteous and ever willing to help & that sets the resort apart. I would say that if you live in Muscat & want to get away for day, then you should really try it.

Room Tip: Take your Bicycle with you ....
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marketing M, General Manager at Al Nahda Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear Bpa1970

Many thanks for taking the time to share feedback on your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your experience with us and will pass your comments to the rest of the team in the resort.

We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Best regards
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Muscat, Oman
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This resort & spa is usually visited by families or couples looking for a short getaway from Muscat or Dubai. We went here for a 2 night getaway to enjoy the spa package they have to offer. Website gives best rates for weekend packages.The staff at reservation advised us to book our spa appointments in advance as it was a holiday season. That's recommended if you want to have a time that suits you.

This place has spread out pathways for cycling,walking among the tree plantation. As the room villas are spread out over the property and away from reception the hotel offers golf carts for carry guests & luggage to & from room. Cycles available for rent. but walking distance to spa & restaurant is comfortable short walk.
The restaurant serves good buffets Breakfast & lunch. Dinners were more pleasant with better ambiance. Spa definitely is the reason this place is popular with expats & locals, variety of luxurious treatments using natural plant extracts that are grown at the resort itself. Really good technique & service from spa team.

This place would be pleasant during the winter season. Swimming pool & pool deck is the place mostly the place where family time is spent. Pool seemed small for peak holiday time. Rooms were OK,not very modern. The bed was comfortable. Bathrooms & furniture style was a bit out-dated & I would definitely suggest a renovation.
They Gym & tennis courts available to guests, which was good. We played a game of tennis which was but but, the Tennis courts needs renovation.
Spa & Restaurant are the highlights of the place. Not so much the rooms itself. The spread out premises and landscape was good walk in evenings. It was ' a good value for break' during a peak holiday time as we had a good relaxing time here.

Room Tip: Rooms closer to restaurant side for a shorter walk
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Marketing M, General Manager at Al Nahda Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear Ava007669

Many thanks for taking the time to share your comments on your recent stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your weekend with us and your experiences in the spa. We will pass your comments onto the spa team, who will be delighted to hear your feedback.


We look forward to seeing you again soon for another getaway!

Best regards
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We arrived at the resort late at night and were shown to beautiful rooms and offered tea to help us unwind! The setting, suites, swimming pool and food were all above our expectations. I would recommend this as an excellent base to explore the city of Musqat and the surrounding area. Lovely!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marketing M, General Manager at Al Nahda Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear IrishOC

Many thanks for giving us feedback on your stay with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and that it was “above your expectations”.

We hope you will come and stay with us again on a future visit to Muscat.

Best regards
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

In a nutshell ,, very bad experience for me in this resort,I was really shy in front of my wife when I booked for our first night immediately after wedding it really was unexpected despite of aprior agreement with the hotel staff especially a promise from a supervisor and nothing done for me ,, I was informed that they will do abeautiful decoration for me but nothing and this is my last time in this place ,,

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Marketing M, General Manager at Al Nahda Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear Jarwani7777

Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay with us.

We are disappointed to hear that your experience did not match your expectations and we have looked into the issue you have raised. We do apologise for the inconvenience caused and we hope that you will consider returning to the resort in the future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Ref to my stay at Al Nadha was excellent from the time of booking via email till reaching my cottage. The entire staff & crew were very help full specially Mr. Roshan and the house keeping staff. The Ambience and performance of duty from their heart is magnificent. A small sign board showing the direction of Al Nadha on the main road helped me to locate the resort.
Breakfast was good. The walk ways are fantastically designed. Pool is well maintained.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marketing M, General Manager at Al Nahda Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear Mohammed73

Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us on your stay with us. We are delighted that you found your experience “excellent” and the staff “magnificent”. We will pass your comments onto Roshan and the entire team.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the near future.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Al Nahda is a great place to stay. The restaurants are great. Its so nice biking around and there is a gym and a lot more. The pool is something you cant miss and so is the spa. The spa has many treatment all are worth your time :) The resort is safe. Also its very beautiful with all of the open areas. The place has a new banquet hall for any meetings, parties and conferences.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marketing M, General Manager at Al Nahda Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear Hamlair

Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your stay with us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to experience all of our facilities.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the near future.

Best regards
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Muscat, Oman
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

- The reservation supervisor replies promptly and kindly on email query/reservation.
- The resort is 45 minutes drive from Al Khuwair (following ROP's speed limit).
- There's an adequate and secured parking space.
- Initial impression of the resort - very relaxing!
- The reception staff are very accommodating and friendly.
- The resort room (executive suite) is very impressing (especially the bed preparation - must see!, welcome fruit tray, complete toiletries), that's why we immediately requested for another night stay.
- Had a very good sleep because of the nice mattress set.
- Lavish buffet breakfast (truly enjoyed the "hash brown")
- Spacious swimming pool and truly relaxing "spa aura".
- Attentive staff everywhere (at the reception, swimming pool, dining area, housekeeping).
- The General Manager is very hands-on.
Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marketing M, General Manager at Al Nahda Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear odessa15

Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback on your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and that you have given us a five-star rating!

We are also glad you found your stay “relaxing” and that you extended a further night.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the near future.

Best regards
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Additional Information about Al Nahda Resort & Spa

Address: PO Box 502 | PC 320, Barka, Oman
Location: Oman > Al Batinah Governorate > Barka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Barka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Al Nahda Resort & Spa 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in an oasis of thirty acres of gardens, enclosed by sprawling greens and clusters of mango trees, Al Nahda Resort & Spa provides the ultimate in tranquillity and relaxation. The resort’s 109 rooms are designed in apartment, free-standing villa and bungalow styles and boast some of the largest rooms in Oman. The Eram Spa is one of the most unique spa concepts in the Middle East with more than 60 treatments offering wellness and healing therapies, as well as signature treatments and a host of other relaxing, medical and rejuvenating experiences. Three restaurants and two bars provide a variety of eating and drinking choices for all guests. For those looking to keep fit, our gym with 24 state-of-the-art machines, provides the latest facilities. Additional facilities include two floodlit tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, a dedicated children’s play, underground meditation centre, steam tunnel, spa baths, amphitheatre, large swimming pool, 30 acres of gardens, 24 hour room service and the Eram Spa with 22 separate treatment rooms. Located a 30-minute drive from Muscat International Airport, Al Nahda Resort & Spa is the ideal setting for a relaxing break, away from downtown, though in the Muscat area, and surrounded by a selection of trees and nature to provide the perfect tranquil atmosphere.Al Nahda Resort & Spa is the Sultanate of Oman’s first and only Preferred Boutique hotel, part of the Preferred Hotel Group, showcasing distinctive travel experiences in some of the most exceptional hotels and resorts around the world. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Al Nahda Resort And Spa
Al Nahda Hotel Barka
Al Nahda Resort & Spa Oman/Barka

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