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Jabal Akhdar Hotel
| Jebel Akhdar, Nizwa, Oman   |  
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Nizwa
Muscat
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“APPALLING.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Hopeless staff - no comprehension as to what I was trying to say on the phone. A General Manager who NEVER answers his phone or cuts you off. WAY OVERPRICED - no minibar, no pool, no WIFI, no view, an appalling restaurant. All in all, typical of hotels in the region in terms of customer service. I can stay at a 5 star central hotel in Dubai for half the price and have facilities coming out of my ears, as well as courteous and well - trained staff. Why on earth would I ever stay at the Jebel Akdhar Hotel ever again? It was for some time the only hotel on the mountain. Now there is the Sahab Hotel which is more like a proper hotel. The JAH has not changed despite the obvious need to, what with the competition. Perhaps it is owned by someone who does not give a damn.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain) region is home to some spectacular scenery. It is only accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicle.

We stayed just one night in mid-week. It was comfortable, clean and relatively simple. As mentioned in other reviews, the property is on a flat area just outside the village on the main access road. I came away with the impression that this hotel was the one that "Blazed the trail" for tourism in the region, and in its time has done a good job at that. However it is in danger of being overtaken by more modern, more sophisticated and much more expensive competitors. The newer hotels offer superior location and service, but at higher cost.

This starts to show, for example, with the standard of breakfast, which was a la carte and average at best (No bacon, even beef bacon!!). It would be better to get your breakfast at a local coffee shop. I would recommend this place if you are touring/hiking and wanting a place to rest up, but if you want a full service experience and are prepared to pay for it, there are better alternatives on offer now

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Muscat, Oman
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Was there on a weekend with friends. It is a plain building sitting squarely on the road. The place was bare but comfortable for one night's sleep. It is a shame that you are not allowed to drink in the open air but we did manage to befriend the maintenance bloke who was a nice guy and guided us to a safe corner which peaceful. The place is nice for a weekend trip and for trekking in the mountains around. We also liked the old archaeological sites in a valley which you trek down to. Overall an interesting experience on the "green mountains".

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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45 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

Stayed 1 night. Hotel is very simple and reasonably priced.. Rooms are big and clean. Service is very good.
It is just what is required for travels to Akhdar.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: | Jebel Akhdar, Nizwa, Oman
Location: Oman > Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate > Nizwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Nizwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 24
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