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.
This hotel is nestled in the mountains, very secluded from the hustle and bustle of Muscat city (the nearest ATM is 30 minutes away). If you're willing to leave behind the rest of civilisation and experience a wonderful retreat, then this hotel is for you. There are top-class amenities, including watersports like jet skiing and scuba diving, a spa (unfortunately we didn't get the chance to try this out), a fabulous swimming pool and a private beach. Our room was spacious and luxurious, and we ate
our fill each morning with the delicious buffet breakfast, serving everything from French toast and a traditional fry-up, to cooked-to-order pancakes and omelettes.
The hotel staff at reception were so helpful at maximising our time in Oman. Each day, they suggested and organised activities for us. Special thanks to Thomas from the on-site diving centre, who guided us through the unforgettable Wadi Shab, providing fascinating facts about the region as we drove through the country.
Overall, the Sifawy Boutique Hotel was instrumental in providing us with outstandingly positive memories of our trip to Oman.
Don't miss out on this little slice of paradise!
Alison from Limerick, Ireland
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Near the airport so I don't know where the traveller who wrote that he couldn't find it ended up driving. Extremely helpful front desk and bell-hop. Room is exactly what a budget hotel should aspire to. Not too fancy but clean and neat. I liked the cooking area in front of the rooms but we were woken up by noisy neighbors the next morning hanging out, but no big deal. Nice quiet area about a block behind the beach. A few good restaurants just downstairs. Breakfast was decent but basic, but good quality and plentiful. Big proper king size bed. Very nice staff.
AJ from Mumbai
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A great 3 (1/2)-star hotel that looks like it was part of one of the major global hotel brands, probably Holiday Inn. Fortunately, the tacky mid-70's (Holiday Inn) look has mostly, along with all logos and branding, been stripped away. What remains is a somewhat older looking but very clean, solid, very nice hotel with all the standard ammenities.
For us, the rooms were perfect, very comfortable and clean. Only complaint: you can't open the windows in the rooms (defintiely American built) which is a real drag in winter in Muscat. The air was very clean, the hotel is only 2 miles (2+ km) from the coast but all windows are sealed shut. Rediculous. In summer there is extremely high humidtiy on the Arabian Gulf coast, but that's easily taken care of with the hotel's AC and smart ventilation. Great breakfast, very good gym with sauna, great staff, very decent pool. Would go back in a minute.
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