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The Chedi Muscat

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Chedi is a wonderful hotel but it is a very large and can be quite impersonal with all the different sunning areas around different pools and different restaurants and bars you can visit. The rooms are small especially when compared with similar hotels elsewhere in Oman and despite booking a twin bedded room, albeit it through a travel agent (subject to availability etc.) we ended up with a small double bed. No problem said reception, we will create a Hollywood bed, separating mattresses we thought. Later on the evening after a visit from house keeping, we found the same bed had been given a Hollywood makeover and now sported separate duvet covers. Not an ideal solution at all and nothing we could do about it!. The food was fantastic and we ate principally in "The Restaurant" for dinner and breakfast but the staff were always so busy and it was always difficult to get attention. Dinner in "The Restaurant" is unquestionably an event but it is mouth wateringly expensive and having enjoyed it once we ate elsewhere for our short stay. Sun loungers are plentiful and the outside staff are very attentive and work as hard as the house keeping staff who ensure your room is always tidy and refreshed. The room we had, had no desk light which we thought odd but when requested, one was promptly delivered as was an ironing board. We enjoyed staying here, it lived up to our expectations but its size meant it lacked the staff/guest interaction that we'd expected. It's still a wonderful oasis though! Finally beware the local unmetered taxi drivers who treat it as the norm to overcharge any trip to or from the Chedi. Have an idea of the fare in advance helps. Lastly there is a tower block being built next door which is believe is a high rise office block. It will visually, completely dominate the Chedi low level site and currently there is construction noise and disruption from the building activity. Try and stay away from the east end of the Chedi complex.

Spacious, elegant, with gigantic pools (the longest I have ever swum in), efficient courteous and unobtrusive staff and excellent breakfast buffet. The oceanside fish restaurant (thankfully wine paid by friends) was outstanding, by international standards. Too bad we were heavily jet-lagged and had to move onto a road tour next day. Would come again, with pleasure.

The Chedi is stunning with all its beautiful streamlined architecture , wether it’s the walk ways, the pools, the rooms or the gardens. Service is impeccable and everyone is highly forthcoming. The design had to compromise on the rooms which are not as comfortable as expected for this type of property. We stayed in a deluxe club room and There are no windows to be opened and no balcony. Plus there is no privacy when opening the blinds as people walk by just outside. So no natural light. The good thing about the club rooms is that you have free cocktails, wine etc plus snacks from 6-8 on a terrace. Most Suites btw also have no privacy as there terrace also looks onto pathways. Almost all pathways have water running through in the middle which makes for a stunning design unfortunately not all are well lit so this is really dangerous and I was so unfortunate to misstep and fall with a foot into the small waterway as it was located right next to my seat at the club lounge an not lit. It could have ended very bad but it was bad enough to call an emergency doctor as I had cut my foot very deeply in 2 places and having to wear a thick bandage and get a tetanus shot. The management took good care of us afterwards but it did put dimmer on the holiday as I couldn’t swim and had to walk around with a large hotel slipper as nothing else would fit my foot. The beach restaurant is beautiful right on the shore with excellent food but you need to make sure to reserve in advance as there are limited places. The main restaurant is also very good. The long pool has more of a casual setting and would recommend it for snacks and cocktails which are excellent ! The gym is beautiful and has all one needs, and the spa is superb! There are 3 pools all are real my personal favorite is the long pool. All in all I would definitely recommend the hotel but one has to know in advance what are the pluses and the minuses.

Beautifully detailed hotel. Greeting was excellent and welcoming. The food was impeccable. I did have a food poisoning bout after a dinner and felt ill/was sick, but recovered well and wasn't seriously ill. Everything was all in all completely gorgeous and hospitable. I will go back absolutely. Also, the gift shop was nice and tasteful.

Great building. Chilled atmosphere. Fantastic pools. From the start the staff were there to help but not to in your space. They would fetch clean towels and ice water when needed. Foods great. Can’t wait for next visit.

My husband & I recently spent 10 nights at The Chedi. We found the facilities to be excellent- the pool areas are stunning as are the public areas. We found the buffet at breakfast to be outstanding as many other guests have reported. We also agree with those guests who felt that the cost of the food & drink in the restaurants is too expensive & the prices are out of line with other similar quality eating establishments in the city. We do appreciate the quality of the meals served but still feel that a lack of nearby competition is leading to the hotel taking advantage of its clients. Beware of choosing to stay in the Serai bedrooms as these are very corporate in appearance with limited privacy in the bathroom area. There are no balconies so there is nowhere to sit outside where you can enjoy the complimentary beers & soft drinks. Also many overlook the building sites where they start building at 6am every morning & are extremely noisy....

Just returned from our first visit to Oman.. and the Chedi. It truly is an Oasis - and quite possibly the best hotel we’ve ever stayed in. From the minute we checked in .. at 8.00am with my suitcase still in Heathrow... Michelle on reception was to set the standard of first class service that would continue throughout our week long stay. Every member of staff we came across from managers to cleaners had the same genuinely happy/professional/friendly attitude ensuring we felt like “special” guests. The breakfast hostess would welcome us each morning with a smile and “Good morning Mr & Mrs Snaith” how did she remember when the hotel was so busy? I worked in training all my life and have to hand it to whoever is at the helm.. your training regime is spot on! The concierge went out of his way to advise and help before our visit to Muscat and with no possessions until my case arrived Michelle had my travelling clothes dry cleaned free of charge so that I could dine that evening feeling a little better. Food at the various restaurants was first rate (particularly liked the seafood restaurant close to the beach). The layout across the hotel enables you to enjoy sunbathing in various locations whilst never being too close to the other guests. Attention to detail in the rooms made all the difference .. always fresh towels /toiletries and little touches like the ice bucket fill up on the turn down service. Food and rooms aren’t cheap but you have to pay for luxury and this was certainly our kind of understated luxury. No oversized chandeliers or ostentatious flower arrangements just a quality product and fantastic staff. Well done to all at the Chedi.. we will definitely be back 👍

On a Monday evenling we wanted to treat our local hosts to a lovely dinner at the Chedi, but they could not accommodate us. We were only offered a Japanese bed in the outside corner for 3 adults and 2 children.

This has to be one of the most disappointing and over rated hotels I've ever been too. For the money you pay no way is it worth it. Sadly we had 4 poor nights here and will not be returning. Pretentious and snobby staff. Un-welcoming. Rooms very small. Food so expensive...£20 for a poor cheese and tomato pizza and £8 for bad chips! I think the setting and pools are lovely. Beach is nice too. Hotel and staff are poor. They have alot of work to do to improve this experience.

A stunning hotel with impeccable service. Lovely private beach and gardens. Rooms well appointed but not huge. Restaurant food was delicious (a little overpriced) and breakfast buffet selection was out of this world!!!

North Ghubra 32 Way No. 3215 Muscat

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Al Ghubrah Ash Shamaliyyah, The Chedi Muscat is within a few miles (5 km) of sights such as Avenues Mall and Oman Natural History Museum. This 158-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a private beach, and a marina. Also near this Muscat resort are Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. Relish the international cuisine at The Restaurant, one of 6 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All 158 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, espresso makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.


Property features

The Chedi Muscat features a private beach, a marina, and a full-service spa. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include 3 outdoor pools, a health club, and a spa tub.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room (Club)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2567 reviews