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"Perfect Business Destination in Muscat"
I have been visiting the Grand Hyatt Muscat since 2001 and seen it develop over the years. The staff are always very welcoming and every member of staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. It is a 5* hotel located on the beach in the Diplomatic district of Muscat. Unfortunately, the room rates will put this out of reach of most tourist travellers. The rooms are exceptionally well furnished, there are 2 wings to the hotel: the Al Seeb Wing and the Al Fahal wing. The Al Seeb wing faces the direction and you can capture some perfect shots of the sunset. The Al Fahal wing has views out to Fahal Island and the beach towards Qurum Heights. There are numerous places to eat within the hotel, my favourite is the pool-side Marjan restaurant, that serves Indonesian food. For entertaining business meetings try the Safari Roof Top Grill House. It serves excellent steaks and has views over Muscat and the Sea of Oman. Check whether it is open though, as this closes during the Summer months. For those of you with yearning for matters maritime, then don’t miss the John Barry bar; the aroma of an old sailing ship greets you as you step into the entrance!
"Friendly enjoyable hotel"
We stayed at the Grand Hyatt for a week last week whilst we were in Muscat and we both found it to be a nice place to stay. We visited other hotels in the area to eat (Chedi, Al Bustan and Crowne Plaza) and this had one of the nicest feels to it. The rooms are large and well equipped with tea-making facilities, mini-bar, air-con and ours had a balcony and a lovely view over the pool and sea (room 421). The pool is nice (and the Jacuzzi warm) and the pool bar has a good choice of food and drinks. The hotel also has a nice beach and you can walk to Qurum mall in about 20 mins which has Costa, Starbucks, Pizza Express and other bars, ice-cream shops and restaurants. It's also well situated to explore Muscat and is about 20 mins from the airport so on the right side of Muscat if you are flying in and out. There are a number of restaurants at the hotel and a couple of bars, as well as a large lobby area that serves drinks and teas. Overall, I think we liked this hotel the best of the ones we visited and would come back again if we were in Muscat in the future...
"Great place to stay!"
The Grand Hyatt in Muscat is a very well located and the service and staff are excellent, the size of the rooms are very ample and comfortable. The food is overprice for the quality offered. The hotel is also showing its age, the furniture and carpet need to be replaced as soon as possible and the rooms like charging points... a big challenge nowadays.
"Vacation break or Business trip, either fit with this place"
I was not a VIP during my stay due to UN delegation visit in Muscat, including general secretary hosted is in this hotel, but service was however fantastic, staff equally taking care of your wellness. One small issue however, I had to switch off the AC as the sensor was apparently not adjusting the room temperature to more than 20°C, which was a bit too chilly for us at this time of the year. Ceiling fan was providing enough air for enjoying the room and night without inconfort.
This grande dame of resorts has aged well. It is pleasant to visit the beachside cafe for a drink, light meal or shisha while watching the sunset over the beach. The attached club has a reputation for attracting very friendly working women, so it might not be advisable for women to visit there on their own unless they wanted to be propositioned. The indoor restaurant would be perfect for business lunches/dinners.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM