We stayed between Xmas and New Year and had expected the hotel to be beautiful. It exceeded our expectations. The landscaping, pools, gym and common parts have a great wow factor. The staff are also great, friendly, discrete and happy to help. The food is also really good. We didn't think it was over priced. London prices.
The only drawback was the rooms which are limited: no open windows and limited space/ views compared to other hotels in this category. Although we stayed in a Serai room, the more basic one, it seemed that this is a challenge for most rooms. Many with their own balcony lacked privacy,
The other issue is the destination, which is a little dull. A bit like a Milton Keynes or SanDiego, in an Arabic Country. Worth noting that Omani people are incredibly nice. All the taxi drivers we had were really funny.
I would recommend this hotel if you need some stylish, relaxing pampering in beautiful settings, but if you want to explore a different culture and experience something beyond the hotel, you might be disappointed, unless you want to spend hours in a car going to a Wadi etc. Also this is not a great beach. Passable but not breathtaking.
My memories of this place are the brilliant staff, great food, an abundance of white fluffy towels, and stunning architecture. The tennis courts, pools and spa provide ample entertainment for a few days. More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking