Although the hotel is a little tired and worn out (it appears it hasn't seen much refurbishment since it was built), this is a great place to start your Oman experience. Ideally located on a cliff top at the edge of Shatti Road, the location is quiet and peaceful nearly all day long. Shatti Road makes for an excellent afternoon walk down to Starbucks if you're so inclined, or further down to the very end where the Opera house sits.
The food selection for breakfast was very impressive, although some of the plates looked like they'd been out for a while. We had dinner once on a Friday, which happens to be Butcher's Night. The selection once again was so impressive, we were a little frustrated that we couldn't possibly fit any more food. The meat was excellent and the 'free flow' wine was a bargain.
All in all, this is a good quality hotel that offers excellent amenities. Stay away from the standard rooms because they can be quite small; the larger executive rooms are perfect, although a little pricey.
- 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