The 5 Best Hotels in Oman
Oman has become a hot tourist spot. With a thriving tourism industry, hotels in Oman are becoming increasingly luxurious. Here is a compiled list comprising 5 of the best hotels in Oman.
Al Bustan Palace InterContinental Muscat
Over 200 acres of private beaches and green gardens set against a mountainous backdrop. The Al Bustan Palace InterContinental boasts over 50 suites which pamper the guests with services like exclusively trained butlers. The Al Bustan Palace, just as the name suggests is a place good enough for royalty. The facilities inside the hotel include tennis courts, a fitness centre, temperature controlled swimming pools, a high-tech business centre and children’s playground while the private beach stretches for almost 1 km complete with sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling. It is located in Muttrah, close to important places like the commercial districts, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Bait Al Zubair Museum and Al Alam Palace. Rooms in the hotel start from 100 OMR per night.
Next on the list of best hotels in Oman, the InterContinental Muscat captures the spirit of Oman together with state of the art amenities and presents it to you in a nutshell. It is situated between the Hajjar Mountains and the rolling sands of the Gulf coast. Due to its strategic positioning, it offers a beautiful view from both sides. It is about a 15 minute drive from the Seeb International Airport, near the Ministry of Foreign affairs and not far from the commercial districts. This makes it suitable for both business travellers as well as tourists. The InterContinental Muscat is known for its amazing range of delicious food menus and live entertainment. It also has a large ballroom, meeting rooms, temperature controlled swimming pools, health centres, tennis and squash courts. A night at the InterContinental would cost around 110 OMR.
The Chedi Muscat
The Chedi stands on the gorgeous Boushar Beachfront which reflects the amazing mountain ranges. It is simply yet elegantly furnished with traditional Omani architecture. It has over 150 rooms, each of which have access to the turquoise pools, cabanas, a water garden and a long stretch of private beach. All rooms also have an amazing view of the Gulf Of Oman or the Haajar Mountains. The Chedi is well known for its hospitality and stylishly decorated rooms. Other specialities include open plan bathrooms and rainforest showers besides swimming pools and a fitness centre. The Chedi Muscat is located in the Al Khuwair area which is not more than a 10 minute drive from the Seeb International Airport. The cost per night in the hotel would start from around 115 OMR.
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa
Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa is actually a resort village with three hotels, Al Waha, Al Bandar and Al Husn. It is nestled along the bay of Al Jissah where the desert meets the mountains and the sea. The enormous 124 acre retreat is about 15 minutes’ drive from Muscat and around 45 minutes from the Seeb International Airport. For travelling, the resort offers limousine airport transfers and a complimentary city shuttle service. The Al Husn is recognised as an exclusive 6 star hotel and considered among the best hotels in Oman. The main attraction at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa is Chi, the spa. It has twelve treatment villas with the most extensive services in all of Oman. Other facilities include an amazing array of restaurants in all three hotels, fitness centre, child programs, outdoor pools, a 1 km long private beach, boating, ecological tourism and scuba diving. Cost per night at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa starts from 80 OMR.
Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay
Six Senses Hideway is arguably the best among all hotels in Oman and one which gives the most authentic experience owing to the surrounding indigenous areas. The hotel seeks to and succeeds in providing maximum luxury amidst a very cultural setting. It has 79 pool villas, a private reserve and 2 retreats that are equipped with all the modern amenities any traveller would need. The villas have a rustic décor and traditional Omani interiors. The hotel is located in the northern Musandam Peninsula and has a private marina with mountains on one side and the Zighy bay on the other. It has over 1.5 km of private beaches among other facilities like an outdoor pool, fine dining, spa, speed-boating, scuba diving, paragliding and shopping in the exclusive Zighy Souk. Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay is situated around 120 km from Dubai International Airport and its room rates per night average to about 250 OMR.