comfortable pit stop for a short visit
Posted Jan 5, 2016 on Hotels
Last minute booking for 2 nights. Hotel is UK/US 3* at best. But twin room was clean, comfortable + hairdryer, sat tv & breakfast was decent.
We had a problem with our shower, which although reception responded promptly by sending maintenance, the staff didn't understand enough English to understand the problem. They did offer to move our room which was fine.
Reception friendly and helpful and most spoke good English. Location wise, 10km was too far away from the historic old town of Muscat to explore without hire car or taxis so it's quite isolated with no restaurants etc within walking distance. Fine for our 2 night visit but wouldn't stay there longer.
Word of warning if you intend to book excursion tours through the hotel - do not do it. We booked an "English-speaking guided tour" excursion out to Forts only to discover it was effectively an Indian expat called Rauf whose English was nominal, knew nothing about the places he was taking us to and essentially was just a hired taxi driver. Book your excursions independently or be disappointed.