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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.