Back to the 70's!! (Including power cuts!)
Posted Sep 29, 2013 on Hotels
I think that I may have been just a few decades too late for this hotel. I'm sure that when the Bee Gees and Abba were going strong, this location would have been quite something. But, sadly these times have gone, but apparently not everywhere. Hotel Al Bustan is nice enough, and clean, but extremely dated. Everything from the rather curious model of an artist in Bermuda shorts when walking in, to the rather outdated heavy brass key fobs! The internet was free, but so slow that it was almost unusable for most modern applications, which in itself was not too important as Ithe electricity barely stayed on long enough in between power cuts to recharge my laptop. The food was nice, and the staff were mostly quite pleasant (especially the driver who picked me up from the airport). But not any where near the alleged 5* claim. The price for this hotel is massively more than you would expect to pay anywhere else, and extremely over priced. In essence, not a totally unpleasant stay, but far from what is expected when paying this sort of price for a room.