Grand Hyatt Muscat
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Another early start, with another wonderful breakfast. That's the trouble with smorgasboard dining at 5 star hotels, I could have stayed for the rest of the day eating my way thru all on offer. Settled for fruit then salmon. We wanted to set off early for the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (the 2nd largest in the world) because of the heat in the …
A great Hotel in a lovely Arab city even tough the temperatures can exceed 1005 F on most days of the year! From this Hotel and its many Concierge Services you can take ' fantastic trips/tours all over the City and to other parts of Oman. Then less than 4 hours drive is the neighboring City of Dubai- one of the most modern showcases in the Middle …
The Grand Hyatt was awesome, with a view of the beach and town. My room had a separate bedroom and bath. It was huge and really nice. At first I thought there had been a mistake and I was worried that I would be in trouble with the boss, having a higher bill than my colleagues, but it turned out that it was only because I belonged to the Hyatt …
... I dawdled around and found it fine, next stop another 30 minutes down the road to the Royal Palace tour - BUT they "forgot" the King of Portugul or somewhere was visiting Muscat and his motorcade, courtesy of the Police closed all roads for miles.....so NO Palace deal.....
Finally, after a giant traffic jam, the bus stalls and staggers along in the heat, our last junket was an 'Old ...
... dusty landscape. Built as a protective measure for an oasis and nearby trade routes, the fort is unique in that it was built to fit around an irregularly-shaped rock,with some rock exposures jutting out into the interiors. Our guide explained that to ward off enemies and any armies that tried to storm the bastion, the protectors of the fort would pour boiling date syrup over their protagonists from the battlements. With oil only 20p a litre in Oman I would have thought using ...
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We stayed for 6 nights (except for a memorable desert sojourn in the Wahiba Sands half way through). Arrived at around 8am the first morning and room was not expected to be ready until 1pm. However we were invited to a buffet breakfast in the Regency lounge despite not having spent the previous night there - a nice touch. We happily stayed by the pool which we felt was the best compared to the Chedi and Al Bustan hotels which we visited later in the week. No problem with getting 3 sunloungers together at any time of day.
Overall just 3 positives to mention : complimentary room upgrade (for 2 adults and 2 kids), fun pool for babies and kids and big promenade in front of the hotel adjoining the beach - great for walks with prams.
Stayed for 6 nights in Grand Hyatt at Easter....Overall the hotel is beautiful..rooms are large and well maintained. The staff are extremely friendly and hospitable. I think the comments of the previous two entries sum up this hotel regarding the sun beds and pool area although I think this is being addressed by hotel management as I think many people complained also, to give them the benefit of the doubt, it was Easter!. The food in all restaurants is good especially the Roof Top Terrace very relaxing and value for money. The food in their exclusive Tuscany Restaurant was for us just average although the service, presentation, attention to detail and ambience was first class. The beach restaurant (Marjan) was slightly haphazard although again I think because of Easter they was understaffed.. food there was good although a bit of a limited menu. Did not eat there in the evening but other people recommended it... of course it took on a different theme & menu in the evening with a guitarist.
Grand Hyatt was recommended by our travel agent, unfortunately.
Stayed at the Grand Hyatt for a week in early March with my husband and 18 month old son and had a great time. The hotel is very luxurious and opulent; rooms are spacious and of a high standard.
Great hotel, the Grand Hyatt, but hopelessly unhelpful in telling us about the fantastic adventure touring to be had in Oman. We had the best holiday of our lives! Thank goodness we met Yousuf and Khalid, locals who took us to the places they go themselves with their friends - beautiful little hidden coves with mangroves and brilliant snorkelling, drove us (in brand new 4WD vehicles) to the most amazing crystal clear rock pool swims - 2 waterfalls in the last cave!- and also took us camping in the desert to an authentic Beduoin family living off camels and goats in the middle of nowhere! We stayed the night in a palm frond hut - the guy whose hut we slept in happily slept outside on a mat! The camels came in the afternoon to be fed by the old Bedoiun lady. She was a brilliant cook with hardly any ingredients. We found out she has never visited a doctor or hospital in her life.! We went on incredible mountain drives along the tops of huge chasms up to 3000 metres high then bumped along rocky river beds that we had looked down into before. None of the hotels seem to have a clue about telling visitors what to do outside of the hotel. Yousuf -----and Khalid ------
Great hotel, great service, great food... but the pool and grounds felt a little cramped.
Stayed 1 week on holiday Feb 2005. Super spacious rooms with excellent bathrooms and mostly with partial sea views (no need to upgrade). Excellent lunch / dinner food and beverage operation in all four restaurants. Breakfast service somewhat slow by comparison with less experienced staff.
Oman is top
Grand Hyatt Muscat really is the best. Luxurious rooms and the lobby is just as magnificent.
Safari Club has great live music. If you're heading to Muscat it really is the place to stay. Had nothing to fault. Felt like we were in heaven! The food in the restaurants is top notch too, had a meal in Tuscany and it's the best Italian food I have ever had.