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Muscat Hotels

Muscat is home to a wide range of hotels with something to suit every budget. The Chedi and the Shangri-La are among the most luxurious options, but there are plenty of budget-friendly hotels too. Visitors can also save money by booking a room during the almost unbearably hot summer months.

The Muscat hotels below have been grouped into three different pricing categories:
Luxury (over OR50)
Moderate (OR25 to OR50)
Cheap (up to OR25)

These prices quoted above are the starting prices for a double room per night including tax. Breakfast may be charged extra.

Luxury

Grand Hyatt Muscat

With exotic marble flooring, indoor palm trees, stained glass windows, Bedouin tents and a revolving Arab on horseback, the decor of this luxurious and quirky beachside Hyatt was the inspired by its owner, a Yemeni sheikh. It offers some quality Arabic and Italian dining, along with the elegant ambience of the John Barry bar.

Address: , Al Shati Street, Muscat,
Telephone: +968 2464 1234.
Website: http://www.muscat.grand.hyatt.com

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Though just a short drive from the city centre, you'll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of Muscat at this secluded 5-star gem. Actually encompassing three luxurious hotels, it's an oasis of calm, beauty and fantastic fine dining. Its tastefully decorated rooms are huge and come with air-con, Wi-Fi and flash TVs. A real treat.

Address: Qantab, , Muscat,
Telephone: +968 2477 6666.
Website: http://www.shangri-la.com

The Chedi Muscat

The Chedi is the original luxury hotel in Muscat, and arguably still the best. A true icon of the city, it combines traditional Arabic design elements with Asian-inspired minimalism, so a stay here feels like a true escape from the city. It also boasts the longest (and one of the loveliest) swimming pools in the Middle East.

Address: , Off 18th November Street, Muscat,
Telephone: +968 2452 4400.
Website: http://www.ghmhotels.com/en/muscat

Moderate

Beach Hotel

For a taste of local hospitality, this small Arab-style hotel (no alcohol served) with its blue tiles and friendly service is only a few minutes' walk from the beach and the Shati Al Qurum shopping complex. Though the furniture can look a little dated, all rooms are air-conditioned and a decent size. Wi-Fi available.

Address: Shatti Al Qurum, , Muscat,
Telephone: +968 2469 6601.
Website: http://www.beachhotelmuscat.com

Crowne Plaza Muscat

With cliff top views over the Gulf of Oman, this 4-star resort is popular with holidaymakers intent on working on their tans – and no wonder, given the sparkling swimming pools, private beach and sun-soaked terraces. Its fitness centre has tennis and squash courts as well as a sauna and steam room.

Address: , Ruwi, Muscat,
Telephone: +968 2466 0660.
Website: http://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/gb/en/muscat/mschc/hoteldetail.

Hotel InterContinental Muscat

Tastefully decorated and festooned with luxury extravagances like swimming pools, tennis courts, sauna and Jacuzzis, this 5-star beachside hotel offers the upmost luxury without breaking the bank. Just a short hop from the Grand Mosque, the InterContinental is set among a glorious garden of palm trees. It also has five excellent restaurants and numerous bars.

Address: , Al Kharjiya Street, Muscat,
Telephone: +968 2468 0000.
Website: http://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/muscat/mscha/hoteldetail

Cheap

Ibis Hotel Muscat

By far the best budget accommodation option in Muscat, you can count on the Ibis chain to deliver a cheap stay to a decent standard. This 3-star hotel might be no frills, but the rooms are modern, clean and comfortable, and have all the necessary amenities, including decent Wi-Fi.

Address: , Al Azaiba Dohat Aladab Road, Muscat,
Telephone: +968 2448 9890.
Website: http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-6587-ibis-muscat/index.shtml

Marina Hotel

For this price, don't expect the Ritz. Overlooking Mutrah fish market, this is a simple, harbourside hotel offering great views of Muscat's famous corniche. It's basic, and its basement bar can be a little noisy, but its location is within walking distance of Mutrah Souk, making it convenient for sightseeing.

Address: , Mutrah Corniche, Muscat,
Telephone: +968 2471 3100.

Naseem Hotel

This firm favourite may have seen better days, but with Mutrah Souk on the doorstep and a rather cheerful atmosphere, budget travellers will be hard pushed to find better value this close to the heart of Muscat. All rooms have air-conditioning, although the best are found up on the fourth floor.

Address: , Muttrah 114, Muscat,
Telephone: +968 2471 2418.

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Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Though just a short drive from the city centre, you'll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of Muscat at this secluded 5-star gem. Actually encompassing three luxurious hotels, it's an oasis of calm, beauty and fantastic fine dining. Its tastefully decorated rooms are huge and come with air-con, Wi-Fi and flash TVs. A real treat.

Grand Hyatt Muscat

With exotic marble flooring, indoor palm trees, stained glass windows, Bedouin tents and a revolving Arab on horseback, the decor of this luxurious and quirky beachside Hyatt was the inspired by its owner, a Yemeni sheikh. It offers some quality Arabic and Italian dining, along with the elegant ambience of the John Barry bar.

The Chedi Muscat

The Chedi is the original luxury hotel in Muscat, and arguably still the best. A true icon of the city, it combines traditional Arabic design elements with Asian-inspired minimalism, so a stay here feels like a true escape from the city. It also boasts the longest (and one of the loveliest) swimming pools in the Middle East.

Crowne Plaza Muscat

With cliff top views over the Gulf of Oman, this 4-star resort is popular with holidaymakers intent on working on their tans – and no wonder, given the sparkling swimming pools, private beach and sun-soaked terraces. Its fitness centre has tennis and squash courts as well as a sauna and steam room.

Hotel InterContinental Muscat

Tastefully decorated and festooned with luxury extravagances like swimming pools, tennis courts, sauna and Jacuzzis, this 5-star beachside hotel offers the upmost luxury without breaking the bank. Just a short hop from the Grand Mosque, the InterContinental is set among a glorious garden of palm trees. It also has five excellent restaurants and numerous bars.

Ibis Hotel Muscat

By far the best budget accommodation option in Muscat, you can count on the Ibis chain to deliver a cheap stay to a decent standard. This 3-star hotel might be no frills, but the rooms are modern, clean and comfortable, and have all the necessary amenities, including decent Wi-Fi.