My husband and I traveled to Muscat for a wedding in March 2014. Many of our friends had recommended we stay at the Chedi and we are thrilled that we did. What a beautiful place! We stayed for 2 nights and everything about our stay was exquisite. The entire hotel is gorgeous—be sure to visit the long pool as well as the others. The spa is also worth a visit. We stayed in a standard room and have no complaints about the room. We did not feel the need to upgrade to a larger suite as the room was spacious and comfortable enough. There is plenty to do here and the only thing we regret is not staying longer. We did run into two minor issues…
First, we had originally booked our room for 3 nights (we were to arrive Muscat late night), but our flight out of Frankfurt was delayed by several hours and we didn’t end up arriving until the next morning. At the time of checkout, we were still charged full price for that night and there was nothing the hotel could do since we had booked via Booking.com. Booking.com was also not able to refund that first night on short notice. Thus, I would recommend booking directly through the hotel or other site (ex. trip advisor).
Finally, we had called to request a late checkout the day of our departure but the hotel was unable to honor our request. I’ve always been able to request late checkouts at hotels without any issues or additional fees. They were not able to accommodate and were not too friendly in dealing with our request. Perhaps the hotel was fully booked, although it did not seem like it was overly crowded. Other than that minor hiccup, we had a lovely time and would highly recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Occupying a prime beachfront location, this exclusive 21-acre 5 star beach resort is located 20 minutes north of old Muscat, the capital of The Sultanate of Oman, at Al Ghubra. The Chedi Muscat is ideally located for business and leisure travelers alike as the main tourist attractions, the financial centre and Muscat International Airport are only a 15 minutes drive away. The Chedi Muscat, a member of “The Leading Hotels of The World” and Oman’s first contemporary hotel, opened its doors in 2003. The resort offers understated elegance and a perfect mix of Omani architecture and a profound Asian Zen-style. The minimalist lines of the low-rise buildings are accentuated by gardens of symmetrical simplicity, with lines of manicured hedges and ordered pools of water, creating an implacable Zen calm. All 158 rooms have breathtaking views across the gardens and ponds, mountains and the Gulf of Oman. As well as a 370m private beach, The Chedi Muscat offers guests a choice of three pools: the adults-only infinity Chedi Pool, surrounded by cabanas and with a superb seafront location and the recently opened 103-metre outdoor pool The Long Pool, and the family friendly Serai Pool, with its black mosaics and elegant canopy plus 2 flood lit tennis courts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Chedi Muscat Hotel Muscat Governorate
- The Chedi Hotel Muscat
- Chedi Oman
- Chedi Hotel Oman
- Chedi Hotel Muscat
- Chedi Muscat Oman