The Middle East is another name for luxury. Infamous in the world as one of the top destinations for a luxurious vacation, it is home to some to some of the top luxury brands in the world and boasts experiences like nowhere else in the world. Hence, this reputation has brought with it some of the top luxury hotels in the world to build their finest facilities in the region.
Oman is one of those destinations in the region which is at the top of every tourist’s list due to the sheer natural beauty it offers. Along with the city life, Oman offers greenery, waterfalls, natural reserves and a plethora of other natural beauties for the groups of tourists gracing its valleys every year. Muscat, the capital city of Oman, is a wondrous mix of culture, history and modern life. Beautiful mosques, museums rich in history, natural wonders and heritage sites all make it a must-see place. However, in order to see the Middle East in style, you need to do some research; after all, the experience must be luxurious in all aspects if you are going to enjoy it fully!
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This is why we bring to you our top 5 hotels for a luxury stay in Muscat, so that staying inside is as comfortable as venturing out on your many adventures. Let us have a look at them below:
Shaza is an intimate chain of luxurious hotels scattered along the Middle East. Mysk is a product of Shaza where they have redefined luxury in the hotel industry. Self-defined as ‘a new fragrance of upscale hotels’, Mysk by Shaza offers a modern touch to Arabian hospitality and glosses it over with extreme luxury, giving the whole experience a personality of its own. The hotel offers luxury rooms and suites suited to travellers who prefer finesse in their hotel stays. Top of the notch guest services and dining experiences, all focusing on the core values of karam (generosity) and ehtiram (respect), are at the forefront of Mysk’s experience.
Shangri-La Bar Al Jissah Resort and Spa – Al Husn
The Al Husn hotel, part of the Bar Al Jissah Resort and Spa, is housed in a secluded yet accessible spot which is perfect for those looking to indulge in a little private time. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Hajar Mountains, Al Husn is a hotel geared towards serving adults with a little kid-free time. With its spacious sea facing rooms and a private beach, lazy lounging is practically written into the rulebook. It also offers an infinity pool, a lazy river, sports facilities and spa services. The in-house restaurants leave nothing to chance, with fancy meals and posh afternoon teas being served to pamper the guests. The staff members are friendly and leave no chance to spoil the guests with anything they may require.
The Chedi is located on the picturesque location of the Boushar Beachfront in Oman. With the ancient history rooted in mysticism and luxury, The Chedi offers a peek into the ancient culture of Oman. The elegance and simplicity of its décor with bursting hues of colours in places are reminders of old Omani architecture in all its simplistic glory. Each room and suite has a private pool surrounded by cabanas as well as access to a private beach where guests can relax in serenity. Most of the rooms boast scenic views of the Gulf of Oman or the Hajar mountains. Each room comes with an attached modern bathroom with all the amenities of modern living. All of these facilities are topped with excellent service, which makes the experience, all in all, wonderful.
Kempinski Hotel, Muscat
Kempinski Hotel is a 5-star retreat nestled within Muscat’s coastline. With 310 rooms all with attached bathrooms and many balconies for splendid views of the coast, Kempinski Hotel comes with all arms bared into the luxury hotel industry. It offers state-of-the-art facilities for meetings and events which is managed by a dedicated events centre, a fully equipped sports centre, top notch restaurants and bars, private bowling centre, and a world class spa experience. Kempinski Hotel is one of the few in the city which have been dubbed as being luxury value for money.
Al-Bustan Palace is a family friendly hotel which accommodates luxury along with kid-friendly services. It is a beachfront resort with friendly staff and many activities on offer for all ages. Boasting outdoor pools (including an infinity pool), private balconies/patios and a spa resembling a traditional Omani fort, there is something for all seeking to relax on a vacation. For the more active guests, the hotel offers four floodlit tennis courts with an in-house resident tennis coach. The Al Bustan Palace features many meeting and event spaces, including the largest ballroom in the city of Muscat for hosting your grand affairs in style.
All in all, you will not be left wanting for choices if you decide to visit Muscat in style. So check out one of our suggestions on your next trip and let us know what you think!