Ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Laura from London
Beautiful SifawyPosted Nov 14, 2013
Pros: Staff, style of the hotel/development, food, nice rooms.
Cons: The development is obviously still a work in progress and there wasn't that much to do, especially of an evening with only one restaurant/bar.
Location: The location is a good 45 minutes south of Muscat, but stunning and peaceful - lovely to be away from it all. Not that much to do 'near by'.
My boyfriend and I stayed in the Sifawy Boutique Hotel for 4 nights at the beginning of November 2013. We were absolutely blown away by the scenery and surrounding location; Oman is a beautiful Country and the landscape is the perfect setting for this peaceful haven. The staff went out of their way to help, especially when the airline lost my boyfriend's luggage! The food in the restaurants was superb, albeit slightly more expensive than anticipated. The pool area was peaceful and clean, and the private beach was stunning (although slightly rocky). I would definitely recommend this hotel in Oman.
for Couplesby Yousif from Abu Dhabi, UAE
False Advertisement< Because the hotel not ready!Posted Oct 21, 2013
Pros: NOTHING with its current condition!
Location: The location is supposed to be good, but since it is not yet constructed it is still bad!
The hotel is still under construction and it is not ready to accommodate guests and they just took advantage of the Eid Holiday where reserved guests have no other choice in town, since all the other hotels are fully booked and sold out or their prices are very high. No swimming, No Sea, No Internet, Food is Terrible. Everything is bad, very bad!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Oct 20, 2013
for Familiesby Mohamed from London
Nice hotel close to the beachPosted Aug 13, 2013
Pros: Food, Accommodation and the location.
Cons: Access to the beach for the disabled
An amazing and scenic drive to and from the hotel!
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Lovely hotel but a little out of the wayPosted Apr 9, 2013
Location: Quite secluded
Quite secluded (part of a new development with not much else open so far) but we were happy to stay by the pool for the week and had a lovely time. Lots of excursions and activities on offer if you wanted though. Staff very attentive and friendly.
for Familiesby Ashish from Dubai
Good getaway hotelPosted Mar 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
Its a nice hotel for the people looking for a away from city life experiance. The hotel is very confortableand well maintained. The staff were good and very courteous as well. The drive upto the hotel is picturesque through the hilly terrain and meandering roads. Its about 40km from any city life so one has to be ready for it mentally before u book this hotel. Even the nearest petrol pump is about 40KM away so fill up ur tank before u leave muscat. There is very limited chice on food and this is where the hotel really needs to work. Otherwise overall had a great stay with family.
for Couplesby Darren from London, UK
A Boutique Hotel in the Classic StylePosted Mar 11, 2013
Pros: Favourite aspects were the isolation, beautiful pool and marina areas, excellent room quality and fantastic staff service.
Cons: The hotel seriously lacks a bar or lounge area for pre/post-dinner drinks. They would be well advised to change this single criticism.
Location: It is isolated, about 45 mins from Muscat along treacherous mountains roads which make access tricky but definitely add to its appeal.
This is a boutique hotel in the true style. 35 miles from the nearest ATM, 45 miles from the nearest supermarket and a tricky drive across the mountains just to find the place at the end of an unmade road. It is clustered around the most beautiful marina with a glorious private beach and a magnificant pool area. The hotel was impeccably presented and maintained and nothing was too much effort for any of the staff who were wonderfully attentive. We were in Marina suites on the top floor (which the lift doesn't quite rise to) and they are well worth the extra money. A beautiful contemporarily furnished bedroom with large dine-out balcony, a large separate dressing room with safe, a separate sitting room with further balcony and a huge ensuite - the shower alone was over 12 feet deep! The restaurant was excellent with a great array of food options despite being the only dining option at the hotel and breakfast was superb. However, this is not a family hotel - there are no child facilities and no activities other than relaxing or using the jet skies. There is nothing to walk to from the hotel so you will be hotel based throughout. A maginificant hotel for a complete escape and relaxing getaway. There are plans, however, to build 4 further hotels, a golf course and villa complex, which I feel will change the character of the area and hotel forever and I strongly recommend going now before this gem is lost.
for Couplesby Marian from Sutton, Surrey, England
Expensive - but excellentPosted Feb 4, 2013
Pros: Lovely lounge/ bedroom suite with 15 ft by 12 ft luxury bathroom
Cons: Food was expensive
Location: New Marina - clean - friendly staff. Everything you could want for a restful quiet holiday away from it all.
This hotel - room and facilities are all absolutely fantastic. The hotel is built in a new marina that has only been completed in the last 12 months - and most of the apartments that make up the marina have not been sold yet - so it is very quiet. For much of the time we were only residents in the hotel as we stayed for 21 days - most people were only there on short term contracts overnight or for 2 to 5 days. Food is very expensive - we were booked in for B & B - and it cost us £3,000 for lunch and evening meals for the holiday. However, the food was so good that we were more than happy with the deal.
for Couplesby Jacob from England, UK
ideal for a couple for a short stayPosted Dec 25, 2012
Pros: The marina view with the sea view. Breakfast Buffet was lovely. Staff are friendly and helpful.
Cons: Poor organisation with regards to excursions arranged through the hotel.Trip times from the hotel average over 2 hours. Trips at highly inflated cost.
Location: Very remote. Taxis to and from the hotel are overly priced. Ideal for a honeymoon couple.
The Sifawy Hotel is ideal for a three night stay. Anything more than this I personally feel is too much as the hotel itself is very remote with very little access to other amenities. i.e the closest hypermarket is about 40km away. Also bear in mind that the transfer time from the airport is approx 1.5 hours. it is also about an hours drive from Muscat. Food in the hotel restaurant is lovely and i would recommend the al sabla restaurant. The As Sammak restaurant the food was definately not fresh and there are days that this restaurant has no diners at all!!!
for Everyoneby Anne from Castle Cary, Somerset UK
Stylish small friendly hotel in great location.Posted Nov 22, 2012
Pros: Perfect location and lots of 'understated style'.
Cons: I suspect the pool terrace is a little small if the hotel was really full.
Location: About an hour south of Muscat on a man-made creek with rugged mountains rising behind.
We really loved this stylish beautiful hotel! The location is excellent, the staff very friendly and helpful but not 'over-familiar'. Evening dining overlooking the creek is perfect and the food choice reasonably priced, with a wide choice and good service. Beautiful pool; I do just wonder if it was really ful whether there are enough sunbeds but otherwise very relaxing and there is also a shuttle-buggy service to the beach.