We came back to the Al-Husn after 4 years.
We had such a wonderful and relaxing 8 days! The hotel was full the first days because of the Eid vacation but the hotel emptied just after.
We had a sea view room (1235). I think this is very important to book a sea view as it really makes the difference, especially if the moon is full.
Breakfast is very nice with a wide choice and a beautiful see view (until 11am).
At dinner we used to have a light meal at “Tapas” with mezze and shisha, or, if we were very hungry we used to go to “Al Tanoor” with an amazing indoor and outdoor buffet, with Middle Eastern and Indian food, but also sushis and a wide choice of deserts. We haven’t tried the other restaurants this time.
The Al Husn private beach is still fantastic and the water very warm, about 28-29 I guess (no kids allowed, therefore it’s very calm). If the weather is windy, you might find some jelly fish but they are not dangerous (the purple/blue colour). The beach beds are very comfortable and you also receive you own little fridge with free sodas and water. In the middle of the afternoon the sorbet is being served and each day is a different flavour. You also get fresh humid towels. You can use the canoe kayaks that are available on the beach for free.
Every evening we used to swim in the swimming pool as it was completely empty from 6PM (the night falls early at this period of the year) and then we used to have a hot Jacuzzi, which is part of the swimming pool.
Again, Reception was behind the rest of the other departments in term of service… We mentioned it to the Head of Reception’s deputy and she was sorry to hear our bad experiences (issue regarding an excursion organisation, our Gold Circle membership, a bill mistake regarding the breakfast being charged, late check-out was not granted despite the hotel was empty, etc…). She kindly tried to rectify it but it was too late as we were checking out… However we appreciated it (she offered us a nice book on Oman).
Apparently the employees get a bonus of OMR 12 once they receive a third good comments, so don’t hesitate to fill in the form that are available in any spots.
A special thanks to the Al Husn beach boys that are working hard under the heat and are always smiling and helpful as well as Saeed at the swimming pool !
This hotel is probably the best in Muscat, so don’t hesitate to book it now, you won’t be disappointed.
It was my third trip to Oman and I can’t wait to go back.
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