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“Do not book an Arabic tent in Winter”
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Sunrise Resort
Ranked #5 of 8 Nizwa B&B and Inns
Munich, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Do not book an Arabic tent in Winter”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

The drive up to this resort was great fun in my 4*4. Amazing views when you dared take your eyes off the road and the setting of the resort is spectacular as you are just a short walk away from the huge gorge.

I booked one of the Arabic Tents and first impressions were OK. It was off peak season and the resort seemed semi-closed with not many people around. The tent had a couple of single beds and a small heater. The shower room and toilet are in a small outbuilding outside each tent.

After some great tips from the friendly knowledgeable staff, I set out on a hike and returned a few hours later as the sun was starting to set and started the heater as the tent was getting cold.

I wandered up for dinner, which was OK. Nothing special by any means. It was now getting very cold and I went back to the tent and noticed that it was also getting very cold. The 'windows' would not shut fully as the cloth did not fit over the hole and so there was a constant wind blasting through the tent. The heater was totally inadequate and that night I have never been so cold in all my life, despite having 4 blankets. The tent had so many gaps in it, I would have been better pitching my own tent, or sleeping in the jeep. At least they would have been sealed from the elements.

I was due to stay 2 nights but checked out the next morning as I could not bare the thought of having another night like the previous. The staff were very understanding and offered an upgrade to cabin, but I decided to take a refund. I'm sure in the summer, these tents would be quite adequate tough.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Sunriseresort R, Front Office Manager at Sunrise Resort, responded to this review, June 11, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your much for staying and choosing at SUNRISE RESORT JEBELSHAM MOUNTAIN as your vacation destination in the midst of the best MOUNTAIN getaways of Oman. Also, thank you for the time devoted in posting an insightful review regarding your holiday experience. Be sure to keep us informed when you're making your holiday plans again so that we could be ready to welcome you back
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed here because Jabal Shams resort was full, and we were not disappointed. First of all, the drive there is exhilarating and offers some excellent views. PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A 4x4 FOR THIS. The rooms/chalets are a bit damp and small, but the location makes up for this in full. Diner was good and sufficient. Go for a sundown drive towards the south to come to the highest possible point in Oman (by car) at 2365 meter (!) and enjoy the views on Jebel Kawr. The small electric heater and blankets kept us warm at night when we experienced one of the coldest nights of the year. Unfortunately we missed the sunrise due to some severe icing on our car. After a hearty breakfast we had a beautiful drive down with the sun still rising and went on our way.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sunriseresort R, Front Office Manager at Sunrise Resort, responded to this review, June 11, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your much for staying and choosing at SUNRISE RESORT JEBELSHAM MOUNTAIN as your vacation destination in the midst of the best MOUNTAIN getaways of Oman. Also, thank you for the time devoted in posting an insightful review regarding your holiday experience. Be sure to keep us informed when you're making your holiday plans again so that we could be ready to welcome you back
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Roma
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127 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

The place is nice and the personell is helpful. Many things are still under construction, the pool for example, but most of the facilities are up and running. We stayed one night in an arabic tent. It was the coldest night ever! Temperature goes down to zero degrees in this period and the little electric heather was not enough to warm the ambience up. Staying inside the tent is as being open air since air enters from everywhere. If you come here go for a house or give up. The dinner was good and plenty.

Stayed December 2013
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Thank oppilif70
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Sunriseresort R, General Manager at Sunrise Resort, responded to this review, June 11, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your much for staying and choosing at SUNRISE RESORT JEBELSHAM MOUNTAIN as your vacation destination in the midst of the best MOUNTAIN getaways of Oman. Also, thank you for the time devoted in posting an insightful review regarding your holiday experience. Be sure to keep us informed when you're making your holiday plans again so that we could be ready to welcome you back
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Mount Isa, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2013

After a very adventurous drive from muscat into the mountains i arrived here to see the most stunning view of the sun setting and the hotel covered in clouds.

The drive is a long one but well worth it, its adventurous and something you cant experience anywhere else.

It is a basic resort, With either Tents or Chalets. The tents have twin beds and an en suite outside, the tents are covered with what looked like cement. Covering the cement is Arabian cloth, looks very cute!

The chalets are quite larger, bathroom inside as well as a tv and clothing cabinet. The Room did smell of Moth balls and the bathroom was very small. You will be showering next to the toilet. The bathroom did smell slightly of sewrage and there is no place to put your dry clothing as everything in the bathroom gets wet when you shower as it is very small.

The beds are very hard! And they don't provide you with many blankets (it does get cold up there at night) The pillows were AMAZING!

The staff are very friendly! And helpful. The restaurant food is fine, not fine dining but decent.

But for a hidden resort high in the mountains it was an experience like no other, To see that sunset and sunrise the issues with the room does not matter its all about the experience and it is well worth it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Sunriseresort R, Front Office Manager at Sunrise Resort, responded to this review, June 11, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your much for staying and choosing at SUNRISE RESORT JEBELSHAM MOUNTAIN as your vacation destination in the midst of the best MOUNTAIN getaways of Oman. Also, thank you for the time devoted in posting an insightful review regarding your holiday experience. Be sure to keep us informed when you're making your holiday plans again so that we could be ready to welcome you back
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Herefordshire
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2013

This was a really pleasant suprise. We were hoping to spend a night over the Eid break at the JSR (Jebel Shams Resort) but it was fully booked so we booked here instead. It was slightly cheaper at 60SAR per room per night (for a couple) this included a great breakfast and a lovely buffet stle evening meal, nothing fancy but just really good food. We all stayed in Chalets (booked a total of 5) which were all functional and everything worked. The place was really peaceful and wonderful. We all fell in love with it and said we would come back. There are firepits between each chalet, and after dinner, the campfire was startted, the guitars came out and it was a perfect evening to start our tour of Oman.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Sunriseresort R, Front Office Manager at Sunrise Resort, responded to this review, June 11, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your much for staying and choosing at SUNRISE RESORT JEBELSHAM MOUNTAIN as your vacation destination in the midst of the best MOUNTAIN getaways of Oman. Also, thank you for the time devoted in posting an insightful review regarding your holiday experience. Be sure to keep us informed when you're making your holiday plans again so that we could be ready to welcome you back
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

The resort was absolutely fabulous. We stayed in the big house secluded in the back of the resort. The staff were extremely friendly and went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. They even went as far as cooking just for us when we were late for dinner. The place is very clean, yet basic and the food is of good quality. One of the best features of the resort is the drive to it. Spectacular, but 4 WD is necessary.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Andy S
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Sunriseresort R, Front Office Manager at Sunrise Resort, responded to this review, June 11, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your much for staying and choosing at SUNRISE RESORT JEBELSHAM MOUNTAIN as your vacation destination in the midst of the best MOUNTAIN getaways of Oman. Also, thank you for the time devoted in posting an insightful review regarding your holiday experience. Be sure to keep us informed when you're making your holiday plans again so that we could be ready to welcome you back
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Muscat
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 16, 2013

With just over 3 hours drive from muscat, this is a great place to un-wind and explore the nature. The drive was amazing, with paved road most of the way but to get to the resort theres a 20kms stretch of dirt roads, so a 4x4 is required. The resort was nothing fancy and we (family of 2 adults and 1 child) stayed in the arabic tents which offered great views of the mountains. The tent was simple with an adjoined bathroom and a fireplace. We were offered a dinner and a breakfast which was included in the rental, the food was basic but adequate and we preferred to have a bbq of our own late night after having dinner. The place is a must see and dont forget to pack warm clothes as it got pretty chilly at night.

Room Tip: If you are a family book a chalet rather than an arabic tent as it got pretty cold at night and the...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your much for staying and choosing at SUNRISE RESORT JEBELSHAM MOUNTAIN as your vacation destination in the midst of the best MOUNTAIN getaways of Oman. Also, thank you for the time devoted in posting an insightful review regarding your holiday experience. Be sure to keep us informed when you're making your holiday plans again so that we could be ready to welcome you back
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Property: Sunrise Resort
Address: Al Hamra, Nizwa, Oman
Location: Oman > Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate > Nizwa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Nizwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunrise Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
* Sunrise Resort is located in the province of South Batinah Rustaq in the north-western side of The Mountain of the Sun, Jabal Shams and can be reached thru the interior road going to Al Hamra and 39 kilometer graded road travel to Sunrise Resort Jabal Asar’h* The natural beauty of Sunrise Resort Jabal Asar’h its wonderful and its charming views which is overlooking ancient tree’s adorn the flanks and slopes deep valleys and natural terrain and high mountains and pristine land attracts local and international tourist and nature's lover. * The resort features moderate temperature of 25 degrees during summer and 3 to 5 degrees even zero degree during winter. ... more   less 
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