Hotel Review: The Chedi Muscat, Oman

There's no better way to see neighbouring Muscat than from the unrivalled comfort of its five-star luxury hotel, The Chedi
ByJJ AnisiobiSunday , 11 December 2016
Hotel Review: The Chedi Muscat, Oman

Stay in Style

All 158 rooms in the resort feature traditional Omani architecture fused with Zen, Arabic, Japanese and European influences. The Chedi Club Suites give grand panoramic views of the Gulf of Oman, Hajar Mountains, tranquil ponds and the shimmering swimming pools. There are 38 of these villas to choose from, each with a private terrace or balcony. The king-size bedroom is big enough to swing an adult tiger, and the separate living area is perfect for lounging. In the bathroom, a terrazzo sunken bathtub, separate rain shower and luxurious bath products await, while complimentary amenities include minibar, daily fresh fruit, in-room Nespresso machine and high-tech toys including two 42-inch televisions and Bose Sound Dock digital music system. INFO: Room rate from Dhs1,565 per night, +968 24 52 44 00, reservation@chedimuscat.com

Relax at the Spa

The Chedi's home to the largest spa in Muscat, with over 1,500sqm of relaxation and fitness. Balinese therapies and indigenous rituals are among the highlights on the spa’s menu, delivered in 13 meditative spa suites. There’s also a huge health club and gym, with personal trainers, state-of-the-art equipment, Pilates apparatus and more. INFO: 9am-10pm daily, massages start from Dhs935, Beachfront, +968 24 524 400, spa@chedimuscat.com

Delightful Dining

With six restaurants and two lounges to choose from, you’re spoiled for choice. Tuck into cuisines from around the world, including the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and India. The Restaurant is the hotel’s fine-dining option, while outside in The Arabian Courtyard you can unwind on plush cushions under the star-filled Arabian sky. However, for a truly inspiring experience, dine on the private beach where the seafood menu is accompanied by a sublime panorama of the Gulf of Oman. INFO: Various opening hours, +968 24 524 343, restaurant@chedimuscat.com

Take a stroll along the Beach

It’s true that the UAE is home to some amazing beaches, but never underestimate the beauty of the Omani coastline. Thankfully at The Chedi you can stroll along the 370m private beach at all times of day. So whether it’s a romantic sunset stroll or a morning jog, the beach is always open, and the water is picture-perfect.

The Pools

Just like everything else at this fabulous hotel, there’s more than one option when it comes to the swimming pools. The Serai pool is big and inviting, and it’s the only water area where kids are allowed to play. The adults-only Chedi Pool and the 103m Long Pool – the region’s longest by far – are both temperature controlled and ideal spots in which to relax and unwind.

INFO: The Chedi Muscat, Oman, +968 24 52 44 00, ghmhotels.com/en/muscat, return flights from Dubai to Muscat on Oman Air start at Dhs458 per person, Currency: Dhs1 = 0.10OMR

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