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“Comfortable, Smart and very well managed” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Midan Hotel Suites, Muscat

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Midan Hotel Suites, Muscat
Ranked #20 of 49 Hotels in Muscat
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3 reviews
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“Comfortable, Smart and very well managed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2008

If you are relocating to Oman and looking for a temporary place to stay that is cool, calm and gives you everything that you 'really' need from a luxury appartment -hotel then you will struggle to do much better than Midan. If you want superb coffee and a good breakfast that has'nt been industrially produced - this is it. If you want calm service rather than a hotel bell boy with a funny peak-cap who always has an outstreched hand then this is the place for you. If you are are on business or passing through on your way to the many wonderful tourist sites up country or just want to be not far from the airport - this is the place to stay. It is ideal if you were coming in for a wedding or a meeting and need a good place to stay for a few nights but perhaps not if you intend to lie about a pool and want a pina colada. I think the owners/managers have filled a definite gap in the market with the Chedi at one end and everything at the other end being awful. This is a sensible, smart place that will not disappoint. The Thai restaurant looks good but I have not yet eaten there.

  • Liked — Smart, Clean, excellent quality of beds and mattresses
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2008

As a businessman perhaps 'the most important thing' I look for today in a hotel is reliable and reasonably priced Internet access. Not only is the Internet reliable at the Midan Hotel in Muscat...it's FREE.

There are a small band of innovative operators who are realising reliable and free internet access is a major draw card for business people. They deserve to be rewarded for their forward thinking.

Mac and Valeria Thompson who own and run this 'family hotel' are innovative, friendly and most welcoming to busy businessmen. And their 'friendliness' has been passed onto their staff.

Tony - the Hotel and Restaurant Manager, Adil Khamis Salim Al Rajabi (I am proud that remembered that name) - the Human Resources Manager - Sara, Rasha and Sumit on the Front Desk and Frisca in the Bistro are excellent...really excellent staff who make you feel so welcome.

5 stars from me for this wonderful small and friendly hotel. It is a little difficult to find...but when you do...it is really worth it...you won't be disappointed.

Stayed October 2008
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Oman
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2008

When you walk into the Midan Hotel Suites you can tell that this is a hotel run by seasoned hoteliers, who know their audience and know their trade. The hotel does not try to pretend it is a 5 star establishment, but for those of us who have probably spent more time in hotels than we care to remember, it is a refreshing break from the globally branded formula establishments.

The hotel is run by the husband and wife team of Malcolm and Valeria Thomson. They bring with them extensive experience of the hospitality industries in Australia and Brunei, whilst Valeria has also personally chosen and supervised the interior design work.

Consequently you get a hotel where all the things that matter have been thought through and work without fuss. The bed is firm and makes a pleasant change from the many soggy ones that one endures so often. There is wifi throughout the hotel premises as well as a satellite television and a dvd player in the living room. The laundry bills are very reasonable and great care has been taken with the choice of coffee in the lobby cafe area.

Not all the rooms can be situated on the top floor, but if you are lucky enough to have one of the sea facing rooms you also have probably the best view of the Chedi Hotel with the sea as a backdrop.

As you have probably guessed, Malcom and Valeria are very approachable, but alongside them are a good management team and friendly staff.

Well done and keep up the good work.

  • Liked — The space and the view
  • Disliked — No oven
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank NumOman
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2008

Midan Hotel Suites makes an excellent addition to Muscat's limited choices for the business traveler who wants something more than just a hotel room. I placed a colleague there earlier this month who was very happy with the experience.

Its suites are comfortable, nicely laid out, and well furnished in a crisp, modern style. Definite pluses are the very firm mattresses, nice separate kitchens, and general sense of calm and style. Minor drawbacks would have to include the lack of an oven and the slightly bare feeling typical of furnished flats.

The location is fine, if not central - which is difficult in Muscat in any case, as it sprawls along the coast, basically a city twenty miles long and only a mile or so deep. It's handier to commercial areas such as Seeb, Athaiba, Khuwair, and Ghala than it is to the central business district in Ruwi, and it is about ten minutes from the main expat/embassy areas of Shatti, Madinat Qaboos, and Qurum. It is off a main road that has fairly good taxi service, and there are phone-cabs that the desk can help you with.

The lobby cafe is very nice, sunny and pleasant; I do wish they would go "no smoking" however, as it can get a little thick at times. The Thai restaurant is surprisingly good, especially in a city with as limited as restaurant scene as Muscat. One thing that might be a turnoff for some out-of-towners is that it is currently a dry establishment, although apparently a license for alcohol is in the works.

Tourists would likely not choose Midan, as it lacks a pool or other leisure amenities aside from a small but nice-looking massage area/small gym.

  • Liked — Spacious, clean, quiet new apartment suites
  • Disliked — Smoky public areas, not a full-service hotel
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank ElMusaferain
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Additional Information about Midan Hotel Suites, Muscat

Property: Midan Hotel Suites, Muscat
Address: Building 259, Way 3205, Al-Marefah Street | Al-Ghubrah North, Muscat PC130, Oman
Location: Oman > Muscat Governorate > Muscat
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Muscat
#6 Business Hotel in Muscat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Midan Hotel Suites, Muscat 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern amenities, easy elegance, tasteful furnishings and subtle bursts of vibrant hues are a trademark of Midan Hotel Suites, an internationally managed hotel that strives to maintain a worldwide business-class standard. Midan Hotel Suites offers 35 rooms, ranging from studios through to spacious suites and a three-bedroom penthouse. The large windows throughout give each suite a fresh and open feel. All suites have a well-equipped kitchen, a separate living area, and are comfortably furnished in a contemporary style. All hotel guests have free access to our WiFi. ... more   less 
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Midan Hotel Muscat Governorate

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