My husband and I stayed at this hotel resort for 2 nights, 3 days - July 2009. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere of this hotel was wonderful. Beautiful location and setting. The lagoon access room we reserved was wonderful. One of 3 infinity pools was right off of our balcony - perfect! Room was well stocked, clean and comfortable - definitely 5 star.The outdoor facilities (swimming pools, pool side service, water sports) were great! Many complimentary water sports to take part in - water aerobic class, kayaking and snorkelling to name a few . The sea was a bit rough the first and third day but the water temps were perfect! Gardens were in immaculate shape! While at the beach free towels were offered to use and also a small cooler with water, mister and cold facecloths! However not all the restaurants were open and the ones that were open were not all that exceptional which is what you would expect from a 5 star hotel which is as expensive as the Al Bustan.. T...
I stayed in this hotel in August 2012. It was the hot off season for Muscat, so the hotel gave me an excepionally low rate. This was the best deal I have revieved from a Ritz Carleton ever. Great pool and beach area. Hotel lobby very nice. However, the food was only average.
Stunning contemporary hotel with as real luxury feel.
The incredibly beautiful rooms and grounds; the food which was for the most part gourmet; the extremely professional staff; the location/beach Value for the money....it was definitely on the expensive side.
the gardens were amazing and the breakfast buffet fantastic and included in the price the rooms had showers only it was a shame there was no baths, the lighting made if difficult to see however made the rooms look great. The room design was all about making them look fantastic but they lack practicalities like some where to put clothes or hang towels. The hotel is on the beach but it's not a pretty spot there are better beach hotels like the omani dive centre
courtesy of the staff, design and quality, attention to detail, feeling special
The friendliness and efficiency of the staff - nothing was too much trouble. Food was great. The setting is not ideal being near to a factory but other than on the beach you can't see it. The beach is average.
hotel design and layout is great, specially the pool side. Very inmature staff and inexperienced, the check in took us 2 hours and we had to change all room categories in order to get connecting rooms despite my request earlier. My credit card was charged three times (by mistake!) so i ended up paying triple the amount
the L.tea lounge and the bar the location of my room was on the top of ball room, and was noisy at night.
Relaxation, good spa, excellent gym, very good dining lack of private beach
Muscat is a low-key location. It's ideal for a relaxing break if you don't want to spend a lot of time touring sights and shopping. The hotel staff were always friendly. We booked a club room to take advantage of the lounge facilities. The complimenary breakfast was simple but adequate, while evening canapes were poor and not worth the room price. I also got severe dysentry from the Christmas Day buffet so staff hygiene is clearly a concern. Our biggest frustration was effort to get our bill after each meal. It took repeated requests and >15 mins every time.
The Hotel is very relaxng, well laid out and is enjoyable to stay at.
The relaxing atmosphere & the nice beach To start with, the hotel ended up charging me 150 omani rials extra upon checking out. I did tell them about it 4 days ago & they still have not resolved it. Your beach is easily & frequently accessed by construction workers who walk along the beach during their lunch breaks. I do not believe this is acceptable & makes your guests uncomfortable especially the ladies. The hotel was way too expensive for the services offered. For that price I could get into a more luxurious hotel in Dubai where I live.
Club Room offered excellent value for money and staff were very helpful and efficient
The shower in the room, most standard room in most five star hotel don't have separate shower that's one thing the other thing is restaurant with the swimming pool togethere, I've been some of the five star hotels and some of them only have bars along the pool area and the kitchen is in side the hotel, especially in big cities. Yes, I don't like the room because no kettle to make tea or coffee, no hair dryer.
health club price
The breackfast buffet didn't have as many choices as other 5 star hotels I have been to.
La ubicación y la amabilidad del personal, tanto el de recepción como el de servicio El hotel necesita una renovación, o ajustar sus precios a las condiciones reales de mantenimiento del mobiliario, moqueta, etc...
La variedad de restaurantes La distancia a la ciudad
Las habitaciones eran silenciosas y confortables, lo que en Muscat es raro. La relación calidad-precio es justa. Para lo caro que es, no ofrece nada original. Está lejos de todo. La comida es carísima para los precios locales y no se puede ir a comer a ningún otro sitio a pie. Los taxis tienen pactadas tarifas más caras para los clientes del hotel. Te cobran las llamadas telefónicas locales, cosa que no ocurre en otros hoteles omaníes de menor categoría.
una vista maravillosa sobre la bahía La atención posterior a la estancia es igual a 0! Me cobraron mas que ponía en la reserva y se me habían olvidado cosas en la habitación que solicite ya 2 veces por email que me lo enviaran, sin respuesta ninguna. Muy mala atencion para un Hotel donde la noche sale a 340 Euros!
Situación. Olor a tabaco en las habitaciones. Antiguo.
Excellent hotel for extended stay as they provide kitchen and utensils if you are interested in cooking your own food. located in a mall with theater so convenient for shopping and catching up with a movie. Breakfast. Room rate included breakfast. But very limited options, all below par quality. Omelette - dont order. it is egg fried in oil. they pour atleast 10 teaspoons of oil and then egg. so basically the egg is fried.
Could not Check in until 1am! I arrived at the hotel at 11pm!
only stayed at your hotel for 7 hours, while waiting for later flight home in London. The room was fine, and the evening buffet was excellent! However the reason we stayed with you, was to send words, pictures, and video to London. Myself and my travelling companion are both journalists, and were working from the Hotel. We found your internet service very poor and slow, and for most people working from a Hotel away from home or office, internet speed is of paramount importance. if you want to attract business people to your Hotel, internet speed, ease, and access in your rooms is very important!
proximity to airport cost
It was close to the airport This hotel it too expensive for what a dump it is. This is a hotel that should have be either raised or totally remodeled a long time ago.
poor check in / check out, but apart from that.... very good.
hotel staff is cold. swimming pool is cold. furnitures in the room are old. BUT prices are high. I really don't understand why it is a 4 stars hotel !
Close to Airport and Exhibition Car Parking space is not enough
Pleasant hotel,clean but in need of refurbishment. Staff were very polite and welcoming. Convenient location for airport which is ideal for the business traveller. Bar is lacking in atmosphere. I thought the bar lacked atmosphere, however as I only stayed for one drink this was not a problem
Very limited choice of restaurants and not normal Golden Tulip standard of food
Positives: 1. Location 2. Parking 3. Room size 4. Staff friendliness 5. Breakfast variety and setting Negatives: 1. Sound proofing poor 2. Table lamps with broken or missing floor switches 3. Inconsistent towel supply; varying every day 4. Some metal works in bathroom rusty 5. Armchairs were useless and I challenge any human being to be able to sit comfortably on them (later got them changed with slightly better but still uncomfortable ones). 6. Delivery of morning paper inconsistent, one day there, another day not. 7. TV picture quality very poor 8. Refrigerator not cooling (later got it replaced with a working one) 9. No advertisement of New Year party held in the hotel (found about it the day before by accident) 10. TV size not matching with room size 11. Poor lighting in the room.
free late check out free wifi location was not ideal - most cab drivers have difficulty locating hotel hotel room's bathroom smelled moldy
Clean and spacious No alcohol / bar; not the friendliest staff
Very courteous staff. Great job. The additional bed provided was not comfortable. They replaced it with a mattress on the floor which was not ideal for the extra 10OMR per night that we paid.