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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#10 of 72 in Salalah
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.5
Value
4.2
Designed by renowned Italian designer Sandro Serapioni, this distinctive property offers a unique blend of contemporary design and serene Arabian architecture. Fanar is a local word meaning lighthouse, owing to the Hotel's prime location on the Eastern tip of the Hawana Salalah . This 5 star deluxe Hotel boasts 577 guestrooms and suites, a variety of restaurants and bars, stylish meeting rooms, a distinct spa, and an 800-square meter infinity pool overlooking the only tropical stretch of beach in the region, making it an ideal destination for family, friends or business associates. Our guests enjoy exceptional accommodation, exquisite menus and a wide range of activities : 1.2km beach, kids club, animation team, watersports, 2 large pools etc.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Wifi
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Boating
Canoeing
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Walking tours
Waterslide
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, German, Italian
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PeterMPF wrote a review May 22
Salalah, Oman155 contributions22 helpful votes
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Fantastic sighting of dolphins regularly from the marina breakwater. One of the few places where you can see and hear them while on land. This chap was only a few metres from us and lay upside down for about two minutes. We see the dolphins at least three to four times a week from either Fanar or Rotana hotels.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Nadya wrote a review May 11
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The room is clean and all service set to make the trip so easy The food variety is so amazing between all cooks came for different countries loaded with a lot of experiences , the staffs are so helpful , the variety in staffs natalities made the visit are so interest ,
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: You to be there at least once per year to wash your Brain
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Nadyafarouk, thank you very much for your review. It's wonderful that our team has always treated you with friendliness and that you liked it. See you soon! Your Fanar Hotel & Residences team
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MouniaDoha wrote a review May 6
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This hotel is absolutely awful. We found a cockroach in our room when we arrived. There were not enough towels for a family, the TVs were not working, the breakfast buffet was horrible (plates not clean, no fresh juices, not a good quality offer, tables and baby chairs not clean enough). We purchased on the website a family package and learnt that it did not exist anymore so we paid extra for nothing. The hotel did not explain to us any of the functioning and certain things were really unpleasant: supposedly there is a kid's club, which is a play area. The place was empty, no activities or toys for kids, literally empty rooms. The advertising on the website does not correspond to the reality. You cannot even sit outside to eat since you are constantly attacked by crows who steal the food from your plate (not mentioning that this is really scary for small kids and dangerous too). The place was not very quiet either since they were constantly mowing the lawn, impossible to even rest during the day.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear MouniaDoha, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry that your holiday did not go very well and that you were not satisfied with our services. We hope that we will have the chance to host you again in the future and we will have an opportunity to turn your holiday into a good memory. Regard's Your Fanar Hotel & Residences team
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Monika U wrote a review May 5
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I have been in this place one week. I felt there like in paradise. Exellent service. I was very surprised by the quality services of the local wellness centre. Sameh and Dina are true professionals. I will come back soon. Thak you very much.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Dear monikau269, thank you very much for your review. It's wonderful that our team has always treated you with friendliness and that you liked it. See you soon! Your Fanar Hotel & Residences team
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FFF wrote a review May 5
10 contributions
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Perfect food (Hesham and Mostapha), nice weather, super friendly staff especially Mohamed Ibrahim from reception and Mohamed Fathi! Kids really enjoyed all the activities at the kids club, pools, aqua park, mini zoo and the nice sandy beaches. Marina is also a nice place to spend some time at night or get a drink at the bars in the resort itself! Our Family lagoon view was also quite spacious and clean. Altogether, we would definitely revisit the hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 979fff, thank you very much for your review. It's wonderful that our team has always treated you with friendliness and that you liked it. See you soon! Your Fanar Hotel & Residences team
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Sahand90 wrote a review May 3
Muscat, Oman1 contribution
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The best hotel for relaxing and having fun in Salalah... Breakfast is also amazing, especially the live omelette! You can go for dolphin watching as well. There are lots of bicycles for the guest's use. Highly recommended...
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Sahaaaad, thank you very much for your review. It's wonderful that our team has always treated you with friendliness and that you liked it. See you soon! Your Fanar Hotel & Residences team
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Gaba K wrote a review May 1
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I don’t think I couldn’t chosen better for my holiday destination. The Fanar hotel has progressed so much since my last visit in 2016, the place itself is magical and very well taken care of to underline the natural beauty of the Arabian Sea and the beach, the entertainment program is fabulous. During my stay there, I specifically enjoyed the evenings in Fanar at the parties with the live band and the DJ, movie quiz nights where everybody had the chance to participate, also a splendid performance with Michael Jackson and his crew doing an amazing job impersonating the original Michael Jackson with his original crew and the marvellously organised beach party. The little ones weren’t left untaken care of for whom the hotel organised dance parties each night, and of course were in good hands at the Simba kids club. I’d like to especially mention and give special thanks to the people who made my stay there even more pleasant: Asya, Jansen, Andrea, Michael J, Anastasia, Oksana, Cihan and Emrah. I’ll be happy to return soon to these kind people, great vibes and the paradise I call Fanar hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 817gabak, thank you very much for your review. It's wonderful that our team has always treated you with friendliness and that you liked it. See you soon! Your Fanar Hotel & Residences team
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Ursula Gardner wrote a review Apr 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Actually we stayed at Al Fanar Hotel and Residences in Salalah, Oman in December 2019. When we made our reservation, they told us all the rooms are booked but they offered us a suite. As we don't mind suites, we went for it. Upon arrival it turned out that it wasn't really a suite, but a proper apartment, which consisted of 4 rooms, including one master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two smaller bedrooms and one huge living room, not to mention a fully equipped kitchen and additional two bathrooms! More than enough for a couple, right? The apartment was sparsely furnished and decorated, but that was all right with us. On our last day, due to a late check-out, we moved to a regular hotel room in the main building and it was very nice indeed: pleasantly decorated and very functional with a nice bathroom. As to the apartment, it was located in the marina, a hundred or so meters from the hotel proper. We liked it, because it gave us extra exercise. The beach was wonderful - I mean the one of three altogether, for we used the farthest one, which was most beautiful. There was plenty of wildlife there: slugs, crabs and even octopuses, not to mention little moray eels... This was the best part of our vacation. We also enjoyed the food, served for lunch right next to the beach, which was very convenient. Breakfast and dinner were served in various restaurants on the grounds, all within a walking distance, which suited us just fine. We spend a marvelous week there right before the pandemic broke out and we'll gladly come back to Al Fanar in Salalah when we have a chance. The only drawback was a building site at the back of the property, which we hope either ceased or has been finished.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Ursula, thank you very much for your review. It's wonderful that our team has always treated you with friendliness and that you liked it. See you soon! Your Fanar Hotel & Residences team
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pedtravel wrote a review Apr 2022
Düsseldorf, Germany285 contributions146 helpful votes
We checked Inn easy. Hotel still nice with unique beach but the all inclusive concept down grade the good service we knew in past. Beach and service is excellent. Some limitation for ordinary guests are new and I don't like this separations but OK if so. On breaker my absolute favour restaurant we had a not very attentive and respectful dinner experience . We need to fight to get a nice place, get the menue in right steps etc... Food was good and the restaurant director give us more attention. They didn't accept our room payment as we don't have credit on it not correct as my CC was took for guarantee and I need to walk all the way to bring my card to pay. I hope the quality and service of fanar will find its way back as we knew it before pandemic time we loved.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Pedtravel, thank you very much for your review. It's wonderful that our team has always treated you with friendliness and that you liked it. See you soon! Your Fanar Hotel & Residences team
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Wetti wrote a review Apr 2022
Vienna, Austria53 contributions27 helpful votes
Really nice hotel with all the comfort you might be looking for - lovely beaches, nice rooms, nice pools, Aqua Park nearby which can be used by the hotel guests,... The food was very good (great variety of choices) and the staff was always very friendly and helpful and tried to make our stay as pleasant as possible! It's a little quiet, so if you are looking for party-life you might be a little bit disappointed, but it's a perfect spot for spending family holydays!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Dear Barbara, thank you very much for your review. It's wonderful that our team has always treated you with friendliness and that you liked it. See you soon! Your Fanar Hotel & Residences team
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PRICE RANGE
$97 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
OmanDhofar GovernorateSalalah
NUMBER OF ROOMS
400
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fanar Hotel & Residences
Which popular attractions are close to Fanar Hotel & Residences?
Nearby attractions include Hawana Aqua Park (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fanar Hotel & Residences?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Fanar Hotel & Residences?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fanar Hotel & Residences?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Fanar Hotel & Residences?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fanar Hotel & Residences?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Island Restaurant, Silk Road Restaurant, and As Sammak Seafood Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fanar Hotel & Residences?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Fanar Hotel & Residences have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fanar Hotel & Residences offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Fanar Hotel & Residences have airport transportation?
Yes, Fanar Hotel & Residences offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fanar Hotel & Residences?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fanar Hotel & Residences offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.