We lacked any information to make a good decision where to stay in Sohar. This hotel was a mess. The service was terrible. They didn't seem use to serving patrons at their pool as we waited a long time to be served and then waited a long time for our food and bill.
The room had large cracks in the floor time and the porcelain was coming off the tub. The building overall was in disrepair.
A minor point, they had two bars but long pants were required.
Sohar features no attractions of notoriety. There is a fort there but the country has dozens in other towns as well.
After the plastic, Disneyland quality of Dubai, the Sohar Beach hotel is a wonderful change. Beautiful gardens and a beautiful suite in the main building, combined with attentive staff and good food all made up for a great 2 day break. We had a room in the main building which was wonderful, a quick look at one of the garden rooms did look clean and comfortable but considerably more basic. Recently taken over by Swiss-Belhotel considerable imporvements have been made, but at the time of our visit (Feb 09) there was some building work going on at the edge of the hotel sit, not that this effected us in anyway.
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