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The Chedi Muscat

Best of the GCC

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)

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4 years ago

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Park Inn by Radisson Muscat

OK-nothing special

Staff were great-very helpful in arranging tours for our first time in Muscat. The room we stayed in was spacious and clean. However, during our 3rd night we awoke to an extremely strong cigarette odor. We asked them to come up and check it out and they had us change rooms. The second room we were in was not as clean or nice (the TV was not working, the hot water in the shower would randomly change and the sink was leaking). The location was ok, but cabs were very expensive to go to the beach, restaurants etc.

A verified traveler

5 years ago

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Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Not a 6 star hotel

Would I stay here again? No! I am not sure who is in charge of ratings but, this hotel is more like a 3.5 star hotel. In this rating I want to try to be as fair as possible. The location is amazing, the beach is clean and breath taking, other than the managment, most of the staff is quite friendly. Unfortunately, the rest of the stay was not up to our standards. The hotel is outdated, the hallway carpets are full of stains and even worse, their are sewage/mold smells throughout the hotel and room. The worst part of the whole stay was the experience I had with the managment. I spoke with management and told them our flights had changed to a later timing and that we would like to extend for another night. The manager on duty, didn't seem to care if we stayed another night or not. I found it quite odd because the hotel seemed to be at 60 occupancy. I explained to her about the rates I found online and that we were hoping we could get a discount. She proceeded to offer me her discount which, turned out to be more expensive than the rate I found online. I couldn't believe it but, I kept my mouth shut. We then proceeded to ask for a late checkout because we had a couples massage booked for 1:30 from the previous day. Please keep in mind these massages cost $200 per person. Our request was again turned down and I had to call up and argue with the managment for them to get the point. It's unfortunate that the managment here or the Shangri La organization do not understand the importance of customer satisfaction. Their goal should be to accomadate the guest with in reason, in hopes that the guest will visit again and spread the word to tall of their friends & family about the wonderful experience. Small things like a late checkout or a discounted rate would go along way! The should especially take into consideration the fact that we already stayed two nights, we checked into the hotel at 9:30 pm and we spent over $500 at the spa and resturants. I hope Shangri La change their practices and train their management the practices of 6 star treatment. This is a free piece of advise from me to the Shangri La Organization. It costs your company a lot less money to retain a customer then to find a new one. Pros: Beautiful beach and setting Nice breakfast Cons: Management does not seem to care if the customer comes back carpets are stained everywhere Hallways and our room smell like sewage or mold We had to fight with management to get an extended check out Currency Exchange rates are high

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3 years ago

5

Coral Muscat Hotel & Apartment

Always excellent

I always stay here when I am in Muscat. The staff is professional, accommodating, and friendly. Also, it is in a convenient location.

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6 months ago

Where to eat in Muscat

Muscat has plenty of dining options for hungry travelers. Among these are Sultanah Fine Dining Restaurant at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Shahrazad Moroccan Restaurant at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Capri Court Italian Restaurant at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, and Oman Dive Centre and Odyssey Restaurant, where you can grab some coffee or sit down to a meal.


Where to eat in Muscat

Muscat has plenty of dining options for hungry travelers. Among these are Sultanah Fine Dining Restaurant at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Shahrazad Moroccan Restaurant at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Capri Court Italian Restaurant at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, and Oman Dive Centre and Odyssey Restaurant, where you can grab some coffee or sit down to a meal.


Best times to visit Muscat

Want to save up to 41%? Orbitz offers some great travel deals all year round, but the savings in July, June and May are the steepest. During these months, you can save approximately 41%, 37% and 35%, respectively.


Getting to Muscat

The most direct path to Muscatis through Muscat International Airport and MC-13 Site.


Best times to visit Muscat

Want to save up to 41%? Orbitz offers some great travel deals all year round, but the savings in July, June and May are the steepest. During these months, you can save approximately 41%, 37% and 35%, respectively.


Where to stay in Muscat

Of all the places to explore in Muscat, Al Ghubrah South are the most popular.


Getting to Muscat

The most direct path to Muscatis through Muscat International Airport and MC-13 Site.


Outdoor activities in Muscat

Feel a little wind on your face while enjoying a sunny afternoon at Yeti Beach, where you can enjoy Muscat's natural side.


Where to party in Muscat

Don't want to turn in early? Grab a cold brew or mixed drink at Piano Lounge at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa.


Shopping in Muscat

Stock up on souvenirs and personal treats while in Muscat—the aisles at Montblanc Boutique - City Centre Muscat and Mouawad Muscat offer up the latest trends and accessories. The goods at Garmin Gps Maps Muscat Oman, Speed Computers LLC and Bright Lights Trading will help you keep up with the latest tech trends.