The website of that resort was enticing enough for us to decide to stay there a night. Next time we visit the area, we will try to stay longer and use it as a base to explore the area including Nizwa. It is a new resort which actually re opened last December 18th. It had operated before for a couple of years as tented accomodations but they have now replaced those as bungalows. The amenities are first class with a very good bathroom with rain shower. The best though has to be THE VIEW! It is perched high above the village of Al Hamra and offers spectacular views including for sunrise and sunset. They are still finishing some constructions including a restaurant next to the infiniti pool and I bet that this place, if properly marketed and managed, will be successful. If you can try to get room 19 or 20 at the far end for unobstructed sunset views. We will stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The View is located at 1,400 meters above sea level, driving through 8 kms of winding road from Al Hamra to Hail Al Shas in a 4WD vehicle. We are just 2 1/2 hrs drive from Muscat, 45 minutes from Nizwa and 15 minutes from Al Hamra, it is a perfect getaway with 30 exclusive rooms for a truly relaxed and comfortable stay. It isn't just an 'Eco Luxe' retreat, but an experience where nature holds pride of place. Where service and hospitality is at its finest. It's an ideal port of call for visitors wanting to start adventurous trekking expeditions and excursions towards the peak of Jabal Shams Mountains. The View provides stylish accommodations apart from enjoying a relaxed time by the campfire or taking a dip in the infinity pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The View Hotel Hail Al Shas