After a very long, self-drive journey from the desert to Al Hamra, the stunning (and relatively easy assuming you have a 4x4) drive to the top of the hill where the hotel is located really made our day.
The new bungalows are very comfortable and air conditioned and, as you might expect, have one of the most amazing views of any hotel.
It is much cooler on the mountain that in Al Hamra, but Nizwa, Bahla, Jabreen, and Jebel Shams are still a very easy journey.
The food is good, and the staff are lovely and really attentive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The View is located at 1,400 meters above sea level, driving through 8 kms of winding road from Al Hamra to Hail Al Shas. We are just 2 1/2 hrs drive from Muscat, 45 minutes from Nizwa and 15 minutes from Al Hamra, it is a perfect getaway with 30 exclusive rooms for a truly relaxed and comfortable stay. It isn't just an 'Eco Luxe' retreat, but an experience where nature holds pride of place. Where service and hospitality is at its finest. It's an ideal port of call for visitors wanting to start adventurous trekking expeditions and excursions towards the peak of Jabal Shams Mountains. The View provides stylish accommodations apart from enjoying a relaxed time by the campfire or taking a dip in the infinity pool. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The View Hotel Hail Al Shas