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“Clean, comfortable, decent value”
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Majan Guest House
Ranked #3 of 8 Nizwa B&B and Inns
Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
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“Clean, comfortable, decent value”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

As accommodation is very expensive in Oman, the Majan Guesthouse was a good price for Nizwa. It is simple, but the rooms are clean, the bedding nice, and towels were provided. A mini fridge in our room had a variety of drinks. The breakfast was basic but service was very quick and friendly.

A drive or taxi from most sights in Nizwa, but a good base for other trips.

Lonely Planet directions were useless. Just take the road signs for Nizwa city centre.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Vienna
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Majan guesthouse is one of the cheapest accommodation we found in Oman, and actually very good value for money.
The rooms are nothing special but large, clean, and with comfortable bed.
There is no special atmosphere in this place, but it is a good basis to visit Nizwa and the surroundings.
You definitely need a car, as it is quite remote from the city center (as are actually almost all hotels)
Service is very welcoming and the gentleman at the reception will do all he can to help

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Stayed last week and had an OK stay for one night. It is very good value and we didn't expect anything special, but it was very basic indeed. Spacious, but very old 2 bed apartment - handles falling off doors etc. Threadbare towels and very 70's decor - as well as a very weird staircase lit with green bulbs!

Staff were pleasant and helpful and it was a bit noisy at night, but not too bad. Did the job but only just.

No lifts so staff helped carry cases up 3 flights. TV had very limited selection of 4 channels - Bollywood mostly.

Can't miss it though - on the main road to Muscat next to the 'Hungry Bunny'...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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San Francisco
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed at Majan Guest House for three days based on Tripadvisor reviews but were quite disappointed. The service was pretty good, especially Prabarka at reception, but it did not make up for the depressing facilities. We had booked late and could only get a family room - two bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen, but the kitchen was useless as it had no equipment other than a fridge and not even glasses until we asked. The toilet did not flush properly and was never fixed during our stay. The rooms were small and fairly spartan and lighting was limited to fluorescent tubes, except for one partially broken bedside lamp in one of the bedrooms. Breakfast is OK but nothing special. Wifi is free and works well, but resets every few hours meaning you have to go down to reception and get a new password. The location is reasonable if you have your own car - about 8km from the center of town. We ate at the restaurant at the Falaj Daris hotel, which was pretty good (we chose from the a la carte menu rather than taking the buffet) but a bit expensive and also at Bin Ateeq, next to the wadi downtown, which we enjoyed as an experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ross on Wye
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Stayed here for a night. Staff helpful. Place very clean though obviously basic. I paid 28 rials including breakfast. Good value in comparison to other hotels in Oman. Breakfast is eggs juice toast coffee and is really good.

Down side is that a hired a guide for a tour to Jebel Akhadar who then sexually assaulted me during our walk. Fortunately I am ok. He took me to a secluded spot. It was awful. Having traveled all over the world by myself in Arabic countries too I had no clue or inclination that this was going to happen.

I informed the manager on my return who was very upset about the situation. He refunded my money and seemed to genuinely care. I asked that they increase their processes around recruiting guides as I have the impression that They will take anyone who is free and they give no expectations to the guide. I hope they do this. My guide costing 35 rials spoke only rudimentary English and spent the hike texting alot.. Obviously planning his attack on me. So if you are a lone female traveller do not hire a guide from here as you are not safe.

My exp of the hotel is positive of the room, staff and good so please do not let my review affect the view of the hotel. It is just their policy of guide recruitment that needs some work and perhaps respect for their tourist guests that we are not just money making machines and deserve decent guides who speak proper English and act as ambassadors for their country not confirming to the well known negative stereo types of Arabic men

  • Stayed December 2012
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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Our one-night stay there was very pleasant. Very friendly staffs. The hotel is on the main road, which aligns with supermarket and restaurants. The room was large and clean. Just don't shower at noon in Summer because the water was boiling during that time.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2012

On our first night's stay in Nizwa we did not stay at the Majan as our (rather old) guide gave it a poor review. However, being wet and cold from a downpour in the mountains, we needed a retreat. We were very pleasantly surprised, and at 35 OR is very good value. We had a dressing room as well as bedroom and ensuite, and all was clean and attractive. Although we understood it to be primarily a hotel for business people, there were quite a few families and tourists staying. The price includes breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Majan Guest House
Address: Main Street, Nizwa 611, Oman
Location: Oman > Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate > Nizwa
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Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Nizwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Majan Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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