Featuring one of the grandest lobbies you'll ever see, the Al Bustan Palace in Muscat also offers lovely gardens, pools and a private beach.
The Chedi has done much to raise Oman's profile, and is one of the finest hotels in the country. Its series of low-rise buildings are set in beautifully tended gardens, an oasis of greenery soothed by pools of still water. The interiors reflect a strong Asian influence: rooms are decorated with dark woods, slatted blinds, low beds and crisp white linens. They look out to water pools and palm gardens, with the interior mountains and shimmering sea of the gulf beyond. With three pools and a soothing spa complex, guests can enjoy a truly relaxing stay here.
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There are four room and suite types, all designed in a minimalist, luxurious style with open-plan bathrooms and views of the gardens, city, mountains or the sea. Amenities include a minibar, coffee machine, TV, music system and safe.
The entry-level Serai rooms are located in the three-story Serai Wing, accommodating up to two adults and one child aged six and under in a queen size bed and sofa bed. They offer ample space at 33 square meters and plenty of natural light. The more spacious Deluxe rooms are located in the two-story Chedi Wing, featuring a king size bed. There are also Deluxe Club rooms, which benefit from additional Club services, including airport transfers, a complimentary minibar and laundry service and access to the Club Lounge where daily afternoon tea, cocktails and canapes are served. Also enjoying these benefits, the 67 square meter Club Suites have a bedroom with king size bed and a separate lounge that can accommodate two children aged 12 and under on sofa beds. Housed in villas, they also feature a balcony or terrace and a bath tub.
The hotel is set on the beach, yet right in the center of the city and only ten miles east of the airport. It's just a ten minute drive from the Grand Mosque, and most of Muscat’s sites are easily accessible. As such, the hotel is both a great base to explore Muscat from, as well as a place to relax.
Food and drink
Food is one of the highlights at The Chedi. The restaurant has four open kitchens serving Arabic, Mediterranean, Indian and Asian cuisine. Each coordinates timings so guests can order from a different kitchen, yet eat at the same time. The Beach Restaurant next to the sea has a stunning location and serves fresh seafood. There are also three poolside cabanas offering light meals and refreshments for lunch, as well as a Shisha Lounge and Lobby Lounge where guests can unwind at the end of the day.
Baby cots and a babysitting service are available on request for an additional charge. Children under the age of 16 have to use the Serai Pool, as the Chedi Pool and Long Pool are reserved for adults only. Serai rooms can accommodate families with one child under the age of six, while the Club Suites can house up to two adults and two children aged 12 and under.
Facilities and activities
The infinity Chedi Pool has views out to the ocean, while the Long Pool is thought to be the longest swimming pool in the Middle East. There are two tennis courts and a renowned spa, now the largest in Muscat. The spa has 13 suites, offering a wide selection of treatments for an additional charge. There's also a shop offering a range of gifts.
The Chedi is one of the best hotels in Muscat. It's modern, yet has traditional architecture and character, with plenty of space to sit and relax. We always receive very positive feedback from our clients who have stayed here.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
The rooms of the Crowne Plaza in Muscat offer a good degree of comfort and enjoy views over the Arabian Gulf. It also features its own private beach and a range of cafes and restaurants.
Smart and comfortable with spacious rooms and a good location in central Muscat, the Grand Hyatt hotel is a great place to relax and soak up the Arabian sun.
Based in the heart of Muscat, the Radisson Blu's rooms are contemporary and colorful, with modern facilities and good levels of comfort.
The Shangri-La Al Bandar in Muscat offers world-class service and facilities, and good views of the Arabian Sea.
The most exclusive of the hotels at the Shangri-La Al Jissah resort, the Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa has sweeping views of the Gulf from its commanding location overlooking the bay below.
With a wide range of restaurants, attentive staff, children's pool and club, the Shangri-La Al Waha at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah resort is great for families.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Begin at Sultan Qaboos Mosque, completed in 2001, it is an enormous place of worship. With a large men's prayer hall, an adjacent women's prayer hall and further space in the courtyards and passageways, a total of 20,000 worshipers can gather at one time, making this one of the largest mosques in the world.