After staying for six nights at the brand new shagri-la, we finished our trip for a night at the chedi. Having been here before I knew what to expect. The chedi is a truly magnificent place. It is relaxing, cool and so beautifully built.
After having stayed at the new shangri-la at bar-al-jissah of course the location is sort of a setback. Anyone who has been to both places will know what I mean. The beach is nothing special either. The good thing is probably that it is a lot closer to the airport and to take a taxi from here is a lot cheaper than from the shangri-la.
But to come back to the actual hotel itself. This continues to be my favourite hotel in this world. It is so nice here. Although it will not be for everyone. This is a couples hotel and surely not a family hotel with entertainment. Do not come here if you look for that.
Staff attitude is not as friendly as at the shangri-la but still welcoming. Rates off course are steep even for omani standards but I guess the hotel is deliberatly doing this to target a certain market. Love it, will love it more when I come back here again soon. But next time I will do it 50-50; half time at the shangri la al bandar(or al husn if I have a good month) and half time at the chedi because both hotels although completely different are a destination itself.
- 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