By far the most tasteful hotel in the GCC, for at least a decade running: very nice, sedate... See full review
Jun 22, 2014
The reality falls far short of the hype. The beach looks like an oil spill dump and deckcharis were... See full review
Mar 10, 2015
Where the majestic Al Hajar Mountains meet their luminous reflection in the serene waters of the Gulf of Oman, the Chedi Muscat rises amidst an elegantly landscaped twenty-one acre garden oasis with 158 Omani influenced guestrooms and villas. This sublime yet central location equally suits leisure and business travelers while six distinct restaurants, a just opened thirteen-suite Balinese spa, three swimming pools, including the 103-meter Long Pool, 400-square meter health club plus two executive meeting rooms enhance Muscat's considerable cultural attractions.
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Serai Rooms offer one queen bed with standard amenities.
Deluxe Rooms offer one king bed with standard amenities.
Chedi Club Suites
Chedi Club Suites offer one king bed, 2 sofa beds with club Benefits and a complimentary mini bar.
Nearby points of interest
Natural History Museum: 12.3 mi
Al Jalali Fort: 12.5 mi
Wadi Shab: 75.3 mi
The Lobby Lounge
Regulars and overseas visitors alike gravitate to The Lobby Lounge on a daily basis for its distinctly private lounge vibe. Here you can relax with todays newspaper and current international magazines over drinks, choosing your favourites from the considerable list or deciding what to have from our menu of classic Middle Eastern bites.
Elegantly curved Omani arches make a dramatic first impression in this vaulted, crystal chandelier lit dining room, as do the contemporary cool dark grey terrazzo floors, live piano music and expansive bay windows. Four open show kitchens add entertainment and aromas as Muscats finest culinary talents prepare Western, Asian, Middle Eastern and Indian fare, best paired with sips off our award winning wine list.
The Beach Restaurant
For a truly inspiring experience, dine along our 370 metre private beach where the creative seafood menu is accompanied by a sublime panorama of the Gulf of Oman. Our team of talented chefs provide a varied choice of culinary delights whilst we can pair your meal with an equally impressive wine selection. Soak up the sea breeze and salt air on the expansive waterfront patio or gaze out from the high ceilinged, contemporary dining room.
The Arabian Courtyard
On the cool desert nights that fall between October and April, you can unwind on plush cushions under the star filled Arabian sky in our outdoor courtyard. As you relax, live Omani music plays, accompanied by authentic Arabic mezze selection, shawarma and kebabs. During these months, the adjacent Shisha Lounge beckons with colourful divans, shimmering lanterns and traditional water pipes for a traditional Omani experience.
The Shisha Lounge
The Shisha Lounge beckons with comfortable divans, traditional water pipes and the scent of shisha in the air. Adjacent, the Arabian Courtyard is the perfect place to unwind, particularly during the cooler nights between October and April, sitting on plush cushions under the star filled Arabian sky. To complete the authentic experience, listen to live Omani music and enjoy the culinary delight of Arabic mezze selection, shwarma and kebabs in the outdoor courtyard.
The Chedi Pool Cabana
Extended lunch hours draw an eclectic mix of sun worshippers and those seeking a break from the business day. Here under the Omani sun or as it sets into the sparkling Gulf of Oman, dine in the open air alongside the Chedi Pool and our private 370 metre beach, on healthy and light Mediterranean meals.
The Serai Pool Cabana
Here under the Omani sun we look further East for culinary inspiration, served by the Serai Pool with its dramatic dark tiled floor and white sun shades. As hip contemporary music floats in the sultry air, dine on authentic Asian noodle dishes and fiery fare while your eyes take in the blue spectrum of sea to sky.
The Long Pool Cabana
The Long Pool Cabana allows you to fuel up on authentic Japanese and Malaysian cuisine after a serious swim in our 103-metre Long Pool, the longest in the Middle East. From the Cabanas comfortable setting, simply gaze upon The Long Pools shimmering water and out to the Gulf of Oman while dining on exquisitely cut Japanese sushi and sashimi. Alternatively, add heat to your palate with spicy Malay fare before dipping into iconic pool for a delightfully refreshing cool down.
By definition, events held at The Chedi Muscat are special. Brides dreaming of the perfect backdrop to their dream day will find their hearts contentment among The Nam Hai and The Legian private dining rooms, or the more intimate, minimalist Nizwa room. Celebrate any festive occasion at The Chedi Pool Cabana, or by the sea at The Beach Restaurant. Ensure equally successful outcomes for your professional events in our refined, Omani inspired meeting spaces, The Salalah Room and The Nizwa Room which can be configured according to your meeting needs.
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The reality falls far short of the hype. The beach looks like an oil spill dump and deckcharis were turned AWAY from the sea to face white walls and buildings! It is also near the airport so you get planes flying above. There is nothing nearby so
you end up paying exhorbitant prices for food and taxi. Unlike other hotels, there is no shuttle to the souk or downtown.
Don't be fooled by the brand name, this hotel is not worth the price. We stayed at 3 hotels (Al Bustan Palace @ Ritz Carlton, Shangri-La and The Chedi) and this was the worst of the lot as well as being the most expensive. It is in the middle of
nowehere so you are stuck in the hotel and unlike other hotels, there is no shuttle service to the souk or anywhere else. It is near the airport so you get noise from the airplanes and the beach looks like an oil spill dump, you could not really swim in it. I was shocked when I saw all the deck chairs turned away from the beach to face the buildings, it was that bad. Everything is also over-priced and the transport cost they charged to get to the Shangri-La would be enough to take me to Nizwa on a normal taxi. The quality of the breakfast buffet was average and not as good as the other hotels. We were told that the Long Pool closes at 9pm but in the middle of our swim around 7.30pm, another attendant told us to get out because the pool had closed at 6.30pm. Unbelievable!
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
We took a drive to Nizwa (about 2 - 2.5 hours from Muscat). There was not really a lot to see, the Fort was average, the mountains not as pretty as the Swiss Alps and frankly, the drive was not really worth it.
By far the most tasteful hotel in the GCC, for at least a decade running: very nice, sedate landscaping and public spaces; sufficient nod to local building style; good color choices (white and dark woods); and overall quiet atmosphere. Food
quality is remarkably high for the region, and service is less obsequious. A pleasure to return to. High season rates are a little absurd, but shoulder and low season are fairly reasonable. If you don't stay here, you're really missing out -- almost like skipping the Muttrah waterfront.
Only a few 'mistakes' (these being very minor when compared to other hotels in Oman, the UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar):
(a) the main restaurant design is a little off-putting: a series of buffet feeding stations that are out of character with the rest of the hotel
(b) Suites often lack privacy; if you're outdoors on your patio/balcony, anyone passing can see you
(c) Some of the building materials and finishing are a little cheap-looking (though, again, good by GCC standards)
(d) the beach is so-so, and every time I've been there's been rubbish in the water (but the pools amply compensate)