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“Without a soul ...” 3 of 5 stars
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Crowne Plaza Sohar
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Falaj Al Qabail | Al Buraimi Road, Sohar 322, Oman   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Sohar
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Without a soul ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel a couple of years ago and thought it might be different this time, but no. It has all the mod cons and spaciousness but lacks a spirit and soul that would make it truly special. Stark, barren, austere. Staff were friendly enough and the spa area staff were wonderful. This was not our first choice to stay given that we had lived in the town a few years ago but we were hopeful that things would be different. No. The hotel has a captive audience in the area and no other competitors at that level however, there are other older and newer establishments in the area that may not have the level of sophistication but have the character we wanted. Won't try a third time.

Stayed November 2012
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PATRICIAC933, PA to General Manager at Crowne Plaza Sohar, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

I would like to thank you most sincerely for sharing your thoughts of Crowne Plaza Sohar with others guests’ on the tripadvisor.

We do appreciate your positive feedback concerning the friendliness of our staff and these are well received. We take all your comments seriously as these are vital for us to continue improving our accommodation, facilities and services in order to provide our guests the most enjoyable, comfortable and pleasant stay with us.

However when you meant the property did not have a spirit or soul was there perhaps something during your stay that inconvenienced you? Your feedback would be appreciated.

We trust that you will not judge us based on this particular experience and that you will give us another chance to serve you on your next visit to Sohar.

Warm regards
Patricia Craig
PA to our General Manager, Adel Aramouni
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
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91 reviews 91 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

What impressed me of this nice hotel is the quietness that reigns. The structure is very new and functional: my room was clean, spacious with all the furniture in excellent condition.
The hotel staff was friendly and helpful.
Finally, the outdoor pool struck me: large, clean and great for a good swim.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PATRICIAC933, PA to General Manager at Crowne Plaza Sohar, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Our Valued Guest,

I would like to thank you most sincerely for sharing your thoughts of Crowne Plaza Sohar with others guests’ on the tripadvisor.

We were very pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. It is always a great pleasure to receive such compliments, as it truly serves as a motivational factor in striving to achieve excellence.

I do hope that we will have the opportunity once again to serve you in the very near future.

Warm regards
Patricia Craig
PA to our General Manager, Adel Aramouni
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We had originally booked in to Crowne Plaza Muscat for a weekend break on the Friday 30th November, it was the road trip from UAE and we had to delay our departure due to heavy rain in the morning, by the time we crossed the border n made it to Sohar highway to Muscat was blocked due to Flash Floods, we requested the staff at CP Muscat to cancel the booking and assist us in securing a room in CP Sohar, the staff at both the properties worked out of their way to ensure me and my family with two kids get a room there despite heavy rush on that night from the people stranded on the highway. in the processs we discovered a Gem which stands marvelously on the way to Buraimi. Night manager was already aware of our arrival as such check in was a breeze. both the rooms were very elegant and cosy, bathrooms has both walk in shower as well as bath tub. Toileteries were of good quality, In room decor was so beautiful my wife decided to take some pictures of the room. It was simple yet very elegant. They have bowling alley which kids enjoyed for a while. Breakfast buffet was a normal fare you expect in such a property. My family couldn't stop going gaga over the hotel and it has been added in our favorite tranquil location to run away from maddening city crowd. Pool area is also very beautiful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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PATRICIAC933, PA to General Manager at Crowne Plaza Sohar, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Our dear valued guest

It is our absolute pleasure to receive such a positive comment about our product and services.


Thank you for your patronage; it is hugely gratifying to read when our product and services are acknowledged by our guests, I shall ensure your comments are shared with the entire team.


We am looking forward to welcoming you back at the to Crowne Plaza Sohar sometime soon!

Yours sincerely
Patricia Craig
PA to Our General Manager, Adel Aramouni
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Montreal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for a day while waiting for my visa to return to Dubai. I was wonderfully greeted by the reception manager, who changed my room immediately when the first room offered didn't convene. She also kindly printed my visa documents upon my departure. Great buffet service downstairs and excellent service by all the staff that I encountered. Very clean and safe place to stay. The only downfall was the lack of wifi in the rooms. However, wifi worked perfectly downstairs in the lobby.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PATRICIAC933, PA to our General Manager at Crowne Plaza Sohar, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us and for your review here in Trip Advisor.

It is our absolute pleasure to receive such a positive comment about our product and services and I shall ensure your comments are shared with the entire team.

We apologize if you may have faced inconvenience with regards to the WIFI in your room. We are presently looking into installing WIFI on all floors.

Once again many thanks and we look forward to welcoming you back at the Crowne Plaza Sohar.

Kind regards
Patricia Craig
Personal Assistant to our General Manager, Adel Aramouni
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Penrith, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is the best hotel in the area. The staff are friendly and willing to a fault. Rooms are comfortable, clean and roomy. The restaurants are limited and food is average, but there is not much competition around. The hotel is quiet, and the pool area great, but the pool is very shallow at the shallow end.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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PATRICIAC933, PA to the General Manager at Crowne Plaza Sohar, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

I would like to thank you most sincerely for sharing your thoughts of Crowne Plaza Sohar with others guests’ on tripadvisor.

We were very pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. It is always a great pleasure to receive such compliments, as it truly serves as a motivational factor in striving to achieve excellence.

I do hope that we will have the opportunity once again to serve you in the near future.

Warm regards
Patricia Craig
PA to our General Manager, Adel Aramouni
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

we just stayed overnight. the place is quiet, great for relaxation to get away from he busy city. good breakfast and very friendly and accommodating staffs.... a perfect place to stop over at night when driving on the way to Muscat from UAE. :)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PATRICIAC933, PA to the General Manager at Crowne Plaza Sohar, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for posting a review following your stay at the Crowne Plaza Sohar.

I am really pleased to have just read your review and delighted you chose to stay with us. The team here really does appreciate your nice comments and feedback.

We do apologize though that you faced some inconvenience while visiting our Bar and that they were low on stock of your favorite drink. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly look into not having a repeat of such an occurrence.

We trust that you will not judge us based on this particular experience and that you will give us another chance to serve you on your next visit to Sohar!

Yours sincerely
Patricia Craig
Personal Assistant to our General Manager, Adel Aramouni
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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

See ... if you are looking for an overnight stay it works ...... but if you are looking for entertainment so it sucks....

I stayed there for an overnight ..... it was fine coz I was in sohar for a business trip
Everything was great .... the staff is friendly and helpful (like the case everywhere in Oman)
any kind of bear you name it you get it ..... (except for the corona .. they were running out of corona on that night)
but the disco was really disappointing ...

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Falaj Al Qabail | Al Buraimi Road, Sohar 322, Oman
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Location: Oman > Al Batinah Governorate > Sohar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Sohar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Crowne Plaza Sohar 4*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering unhindered panoramic views over a vast natural reserve, the 4 star Crowne Plaza Sohar is the first International branded hotel in the region. Perfectly situated for the business and leisure traveller, the Crowne Plaza Sohar is located within a short distance of Sohar's industrial heart and the Port of Sohar. The hotel can be reached either from Muscat or Dubai International airports. Crowne Plaza Sohar is also part of the IHG Green Engage initiative. ... more   less 
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