Ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

3.8 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Kolkata

Conveniently located hotel in Al Khuwair, Muscat

Posted Sep 13, 2016
Pros: Good Budget hotel.
Location: quite a few restaurants of different taste nearby the hotel.
This is a small hotel conveniently located near to the Sultan Qaboos highway in Alkhwair, Muscat, near to the Ministry offices. There are a lot of restaurants and shops in and around the hotel. Overall a pleasant stay. Good budget hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 9, 2016 by Francis, Hotel Management
Dear Sir, Thank you for your positive comments and look forward to serving you again. The management
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Doug from Gloucestershire, UK

Overnight pre-flight stay

Posted May 4, 2014
Pros: Handy for getting to the airport.
Cons: Bedside light or at least a bedside switch for the ceiling lights
A good choice if flying out of Muscat this is a business-type hotel, not one for a tourist stay in Muscat. However, plenty of eating choices nearby and a decent curry is to be had in the hotel restaurant. Large, very clean room but no bedside light and have to walk across the room to turn out the ceiling light: unusual in a decent hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 21, 2016 by Francis, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us. We have noted your comment of the bedside light and shall do the needfull at the earliest
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ebrahim from Bushehr,Iran

Nice hotel in the central part of Muscat

Posted Mar 20, 2014
Pros: Quite atmosphere, good service delivery and affordable rate.
Cons: Refrigerator should contain water bottles
Location: Red Tag clothes shopping center, currency exchange and several good supermarkets and Alzawawy mosque all make the near by interesting
I booked this hotel for my second trip to Muscat, because I had had enjoyed the first one. +
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 28, 2015 by Francis, Hotel Management
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for choosing Samara hotel. Hope you had a pleasant stay. Look forward welcoming you again. With regards, Francis, Manager
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not the best.

Posted Mar 20, 2014
Pros: 20 minutes from airport.
Cons: The staff could be more professional and helpful.
Location: A bakery and a couple of Restaurants, but not much more. Hard to find for taxi driver.
I was very disappointed in my stay. After one night, I found another hotel. The staff was not friendly and there is not much in the area. No pool, but the Internet was hit or miss in the room. Awoke every morning at 4:30 am by the mosque across the street. Loud and Very disrupting. Personally, I wouldn't to stay here again. The staff is not helpful. They don't seem to care about guests.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 28, 2015 by Francis, Hotel Management
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for choosing Samara hotel. Sorry to hear that we could not meet your expectations. However if you give us another opportunity we shall try our best to make sure that you will have a pleasant stay. Look forward welcoming you again. With regards, Francis, Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by BASI from UNITED KINGDOM

Excellent - Value for Money

Posted Mar 16, 2014
Pros: The staff were fantastic . Especially Satwant the young man from Rajastan in India who works as a porter.
Cons: Needs a Sauna or Steam room
Location: Great cafe next door .
Very good check in service by the reception staff on arrival . Luggage porter very well mannered and spoken. Suite is great value and clean . Will certainly come back and stay here .
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 21, 2016 by Francis, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We appreciate your valuable comment and look forward to receiving you again
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Its a budget hotel… Nothing fancy but clean….

Posted Feb 9, 2014
Pros: Internet worked in the room
Cons: The morning breakfast at 3 OR seemed overpriced for what it is...
For a cheap hotel in Muscat this is the place it is fairly central… The shopping centre is just down the street in behind the hotel a few blocks away. The room is sparse, and minimal with outdated furnishings and simple bedding. It had clean tile floors, and the bathroom was clean and worked… The hotel was quiet, until the morning prayers commenced with the mosque located directly across the street, maybe something to consider. For a budget hotel… It was all I really needed.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Samara from Kuwait

Nice hotel, close to the airport

Posted Nov 23, 2013
Pros: Very friendly staff and they offer free Wi-Fi
Location: It is necessary to have a car to go around Muscat. We took the tour bus close to all the embassies, and it gave us a good idea of the city.
The rooms are spacious, clean and confortable. The hotel offers a nice breakfast at a modearte price. We also had dinner one night and the food was ok.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Gaurav from London

Not far airport, nice & clean rooms!

Posted Aug 30, 2013
Pros: Close to airport (10 mins), nice, clean room and friendly staff. Additionally, fast food joints, cafes and a supermarket are within walking distance.
Location: City centre is about 15-20 mins away (cab cost OMR5 to 6) where you can take Muscat tours, dhow rides, beaches.
I have used this hotel twice and have been satisfied on both occasions. Free Wi-Fi, clean, comfortable rooms and serviced by helpful polite staff. Depending on which time of the year you are staying here - the price is also very competitive.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Grant from Australia

Great hotel to stay in Muscat

Posted Jul 19, 2013
Pros: Staff, rooms, good restaurant downstairs
Cons: Lack of information on tourist spots and tours. Little public transport around
Location: Was a little out of the main town but was satisfactory. Supermarkets/food around the hotel
Overall the hotel is clean and suitable for a stay in Muscat. The staff are friendly and try to help you as best as they can. however I think they need to have more information about the tourist attractions around town and tours for people who do not have a car. The rooms are fairly basic but nice to stay in. They are cleaned on a regular basis and have good airconditioning. The beds are comfy and there are no issues with bugs. The location is fine with other hotels around. There is a lso a great 24 hour supermarket/bakery close by which is useful for supplies. Also there is a large supermarket and some restaurants all within walking distance. Just be aware there is not much public transport close by so to get around you need to get a taxi which involves bargining with the drivers. Overall I would recommend this place for any traveller.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Sar from Dubai

Excellent value

Posted Apr 3, 2013
Location: Very Central
We stayed at this hotel for two nights and were extremely happy. The staff at the front desk were welcoming and the service was excellent. It is clean and the location is very central and easily accessible for a number of eating places as well as to catch taxis. Excellent budget accommodation!