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InterContinental Hotel Muscat
Ranked #12 of 52 Hotels in Muscat
Halifax, Canada
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53 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Beautiful property”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

I recently stayed at this hotel for a business trip to Muscat. The property is quite nice and the staff very friendly. I had a sea-view room and the view was so nice to wake up to each morning. My room itself was a little bit dated in terms of décor, but it was clean and the bed very comfortable. I had free wifi that worked off and on.

The buffet breakfast is great - good food and lots of selection.

The fitness centre is also great with lots of cardio equipment and a fairly large section of free weights. The pool area is quite nice and I had no problem finding a lounge chair in the sun or shade. From the hotel property guests can walk directly onto the beach. You can walk along the ocean for several kilometres and see other hotel properties along the water. I went to the beach on a Friday afternoon but opted instead to stay at the pool as the beach was quite empty. At sunset beach traffic picked up with many locals going for a walk or playing soccer in the sand.

The hotel readily has taxis available and it is a 7 JD ride to the Muscat Souq and an 8JD ride to the airport.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Oliver G, Manager at InterContinental Hotel Muscat, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Dear LaurenAsh1,

thank you very much for your very positive feedback on tripadvisor.

The location and the views are certainly one of the biggest assets of the hotel, but there are many more as you mentioned.

I sincerely hope to see you soon again.

with kind regards

Oliver Geyer
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

The hotel is fairly standard in its amenities and room quality. Views are nice, as is the beach. My complaint is that the hotel sprays DDT (or some variation of it) in vast clouds every morning at 5:00. When I woke up the cloud was solid from the ground floor to the third floor. That means that every part of the grounds, including the swimming pool, outdoor terrace, lawn, everything is coated every day with this highly toxic substance. You cannot breathe this without incurring some danger to your health.

If you must stay here, please protest this environmental degradation as loudly as possible.

Room Tip: Go to a more environmentally friendly hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Oliver G, Manager at InterContinental Hotel Muscat, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Alexander10562013,

thank you for your feedback on tripadvisor.

I can assure you that we do not use highly toxic chemicals in any of our areas. We do fumigation a few times per week to prevent that our guests get disturbed by mosquitoes which is highly appreciated.

I hope we will have the chance to see you again and I would be pleased to talk personally with you about this.

with kind regards

Oliver Geyer
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Little bit expensive but i loved the location and how big it is. Good for family stay if your kids want to spend sometime playing in the sand. There were several activities in the outer garden and parking lot. I enjoyed in the two pools they have opened till late, one i assumed was Olympic sized.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Oliver G, Manager at InterContinental Hotel Muscat, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Dear tamimalmeaan,

thank you so much for your great feedback.

I am very happy that you and your family enjoyed our facilities. Actually our 25m lap pool is pretty special for Oman. Besides ours, there is only one other pool for passionate swimmers available in whole Oman.

I hope you will return soon for another vacation.

with kind regards

Oliver Geyer
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

The hotel is located very close to all the hot spot in Muscat. You can easily spend a holiday in the hotel. It has an in house bar, in house shopping, beach, well laid swimming pool, and a packed fitness center. The food spread is delicious. The staff ensures a smooth stay for all its customers. Totally the experience was awesome.

Room Tip: Higher floor rooms
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Oliver G, Manager at InterContinental Hotel Muscat, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Dear Leo_Hamsa,

thank you so much for your awesome feedback.

It seems like you really enjoyed all our facilities we offer. I surely hope you will come back and spend your next vacation again with us.

with kind regards

Oliver Geyer
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Pieterlen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is a perfect place to explore the City. The Opera House is only a few hundred meters away. The rooms might be a little old, but they are still well kept. The overall Impression is very good. We loved the huge and well kept garden a lot. The pools are nice. As Club members we also enjoyed the great hospitality of the lounge. A big thank you to the friendly staff. The breakfast buffet is very, very good.

Room Tip: If you book a room with seaview ask for a room on the 4th or 5th floor!!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oliver G, Manager at InterContinental Hotel Muscat, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Mizzi22,

thank you so much for your fantastic feedback on tripadvisor.

Your recommendation to book a club room sea view is definitely worth thinking about. Especially the view over the sea is breath taking.

I sincerely hope to see you soon again.

with kind regards

Oliver Geyer
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2013

great location, nice view and fantastic grounds

problem is rooms smell like mildew, bathrooms are grotty, service is sketchy and minibar fridges are from the 1970s and do not even get cold

definitely not worth the price

Room Tip: spend a few more $$ and stay at Hyatt or Shangri-la
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Oliver G, Manager at InterContinental Hotel Muscat, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear numberoneson,

thank you for your honest feedback.

Our hotel was build in the 70s and opened 1977, but we certainly strive to maintain and keep our product up to date, which we obviously were not able to deliver in your case.
Please accept my sincere apologies for your experience. We can certainly better, especially when it comes to our services as many guests describes.

I still hope we will get another chance to prove that to you and I would appreciate, if you could contact me in case you plan to visit Muscat again. My e-mail address is oliver.geyer@ihg.com.

with kind regards

Oliver Geyer
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2013

I usually stay at this hotel, I feel at home. I have been loyal to this hotel for 13 years. My selection was based on its Brand, location and splendid Sea view. The hotel building is old but it is witnessing face lifting renovation from time to time. The hotel lobby is beautiful and outdoor area is just like resorts. There are several restraints including Traders Vicks and two other restaurants. I like to stay there, I suppose it is a good choice for business men and family.

Room Tip: Do not miss the Sea view room!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Oliver G, Manager at InterContinental Hotel Muscat, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear FAHADalahmadi,

thank you very much for your positive review, but especially for the comment that you feel at home at the InterContinental Muscat.

I sincerely hope that this will continue minimum the next 13 years.

with kind regards

Oliver Geyer
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Property: InterContinental Hotel Muscat
Address: Al Kharjiya Street | Al Shati Area, Muscat 113, Oman
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Location: Oman > Muscat Governorate > Muscat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Muscat
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Muscat
#8 Business Hotel in Muscat
#12 Luxury Hotel in Muscat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Hotel Muscat 5*
Number of rooms: 258
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
InterContinental Muscat is a 15-acre oasis in the heart of the city s premier residential, government and diplomatic quarter. The business and commercial district is close by, as are must-see sights including the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Bait Al Zubair Museum and Amouage Perfume Factory. For shoppers, the Muttrah Souk is the essence of Muscat. ... more   less 
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