The Crowne Plaza is terrific and it gets better and better the longer you stay. It is an older property and has long ago figured out what works and how to make guests comfortable and happy. The very best part is the restaurants, of which there are four, two of which (Italian and Persian) are reputed to be the best of their kind in the city. The food is uniformly excellent, and although they are expensive (Oman is expensive), the quality and thoughtful service justify the cost. I visited as part of a large delegation on government business, and we were especially appreciative of the willingness of staff to give us separate bills for meals and of the early start for breakfast, which is outstanding. The setting, on a cliff top overlooking the Gulf of Oman, is one of the nicest in Muscat and the lawns, tennis courts and pool area make it a green oasis that is refreshing to return to after a day of work. The rooms are not especially large, but they are clean well appointed, with the sort of amenities one expects of a property of this standing in a big international chain: wifi in the rooms, a good mattress, a pillow menu, bathrobe and slippers, house brand soaps and shampoos etc, tea and coffee facilities, mini bar, iron and ironing board, room safe, plenty of free water. They are overdue for refurbishment, however, and we were told that this is scheduled to begin within the next month, with new bathrooms progressively installed in every room and general upgrade to the decor. Service is attentive and generally excellent, although the hotel is extremely popular and was full every night of our two week stay. This workload on staff caused a few problems for our group, including a lost room booking and some glitches over restaurant bookings and payments. These were quickly fixed, however, and we had no serious complaints. I've stayed here a number of times over several years and will be happy to do so again in future. If you value being well looked after by your hotel more than having superficial style and indifferent service, this is the hotel to choose.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Check into an elegant seaside hotel in Oman's thriving capital with a private beach and easy access to local businesses. The dazzling Crowne Plaza(R) Muscat hotel looks out across the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman from a lush clifftop in fashionable Qurum Heights. With a panoramic terrace, pool and private beach, the hotel is just a 20-minute drive from Muscat International Airport and steps from Qurum Beach with its café-lined promenade. Oman's main business and ministerial districts are 10 minutes away. Families and couples can sunbathe on the private beach and swim in a pool set in leafy gardens alive with bougainvillea and date palms. After exploring ancient Muttrah Souq and Corniche, you can savor a cool drink in our English-style Dukes Bar as the sun dips into the Gulf. For dinner, how about Italian, Persian, or lavish buffets on the terrace of Tropicana with stunning sea views? Business travelers enjoy the hotel's relaxed vibe and convenient services such as complimentary Wi-Fi and parking, 24-hour room service and a Concierge who can pre-arrange taxi fares. After work, you can re-energize in the Cliff Club Fitness Center, challenge colleagues to a game of tennis or squash and de-stress in the sauna or steam room with our compliments. With 200 stylish rooms and a convenient, prestigious location in Oman, you'll find Crowne Plaza Muscat an ideal hotel for productive business and enjoyable leisure time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Muscat Hotel Muscat
- Muscat Crowne Plaza