Low class hotel. The bathrooms were dirty, rusty fixtures, sinks in a desolute condition. The aircondition came out in a jet stream.. little control. The food was not of high quality. Cannot recommend this hotel. Avoid!
The first time I stayed at the Falaj Daris was in 2010. What I remember from then is that there was a noisy power generator in the hotel courtyard which kept us all up during the night. But the hotel did have a nice large pool area that was a good spot for relaxing after sightseeing. Nine years later, the Falaj Daris has barely changed even though we didn't see the same generator. The receptionists are not particularly helpful or friendly but it will do for a 3* hotel. Upon entering the rooms, we were disappointed. There were mosquitoes everywhere, and again that same old tired furniture and bathroom. Cleanliness was okay. But as we stayed longer, the place slowly grew on us. It does have some charm given the mountain backdrop and laidback atmosphere. The poolside area remains the star attraction and they do a decent breakfast. Location is about 5 min's drive from Nizwa's center. The Falaj still seems to receive tour groups, a time during which they seem to raise their room rates significantly. All in all, you could do worse in Nizwa. But given it's not great value (at least when we were there) and they've opened luxury resorts up in the nearby mountains, the Falaj should maybe consider raising its game. The day will come visitors will want more than just a relaxing pool. How about freshening up the rooms a bit? Some paint? Guess I'll find out again in a few years' time.…
Once you have got in the hotel, everything is very nice ( a little hard to find ). Beautiful swimming pools with flowers and lots of singing birds. Rooms are big enough and everything is clean. Restaurant has some very nice menus, varied. Good place to stop .
The Falaj Daris Hotel is in a good location for visiting Nizwa which is about a 5 minute drive away. There is nothing in the immediate area so it makes sense to use the facilities provided by the hotel. There are two lovely pool areas, a nice bar and restaurants. There is a choice of buffet or a la carte and the outdoor seating is round the pool, there is also an indoor restaurant. The receptionists were helpful and friendly, parking is plentiful and wifi was good. All the rooms are on the ground floor situated around the pool areas in a motel style but they retain the feel of a hotel room. If we returned to Nizwa we would definitely choose the Falaj Daris Hotel again.
Friendly front of house reception and welcome. Good parking. Should have asked for directions though as we passed it on the way into Nizwa and headed onto a place called Falaj Daris! Comfortable bed, slept well. Good pool side facilities and pool good to swim in. Didn't use the bar but noted from other reviewers that it served alcohol so if you're desperate for a drink then that's handy and probably why there were local men in it too! The breakfast was OK - as usual a buffet covering most options. We didn't eat supper in the hotel so can't comment on that as we dined out. Would return.