The title of my review says it all. Quite unexpected in Oman. My only gripe is that reservation management refused my request, through Expedia and on site, to cancel three days of the four-day reservation I had made in order to sort out what we would do after the shocking cancellation of our cruise to India and beyond. Turns out we were able to book an alternate cruise leaving the next day on a British cruise ship. Despite all entreaties, the resort would not provide a refund for the three unused days.
This a small and very personable hotel and not at all expensive. It is very close to the water and had lovely views. It was also close to shops, one of them being Muscat's Handcraft Centre which was great value. But the best thing about the hotel besides it being clean and comfortable was the friendliness of the staff. They were lovely especially the helpfulness of the manager.
Well the complimentary internet is pretty important selling feature and it is not unusual for a hotel to be unaware that someone has checked that box on the hotel add in Expedia. However these guys were adamant that there would be no complimentary internet, when I asked to see the manager they rolled over and gave me two free hours to placate me. That was the complimentary part!
The hotel is run by Indians next to a construction site. Open the bedroom window in the morning and you have a bunch of guys sitting 10 feet away having breakfast and the rest of the morning is pipes being dropped and hammering etc.
The staff were friendly and helpful and made up for a lot for the short comings, complimentary buffet breakfast was pretty weak. No other foreigners mostly locals. Good for an overnight stay perhaps. You get what you pay for. Other hotels can be three time as much.
Brian from New York
If you are looking for an affordable hotel in central Muscat then the Safeer Continental will exceed all your expectations …More
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