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Almada, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are planning a trip to Jebel Shams this resort may be part of your plan. Before arriving please consider getting a 4x4 as the road is graded and often bumpy. Do not expect luxury. Accommodation is basic but service is fine, with meals also to the same standard. Nonetheless is a good option for enjoying one of the... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got in late and every effort wqas made to get us settled. The location on the top of the Jebel is excellent and guaranteed a good sunset/sunrise. Food is traditional and there is plenty of it. You may find the water is turned off during the winter to stop the pipes freezing; a quick call will get you hot... More 

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W Yorks
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 1 night here. Unfortunately we had no hot water in our room. Someone came to fix it and said it'd take some time to warm up. 40 mins later it hadn't and the reception was shut. Luckily staff were still cleaning the dining room so after much banging on the door someone came and we were moved to... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome location. Simple yet clean & comfortable rooms (booked a Mountain Chalet), very friendly staff and very good breakfast & dinner options, especially considering the very remote location (one can only reach it via 4WD, not recommendable with a Sedan). If you want to go for a hike in the Jebel Shams W6 & W6A routes (starting close by), as... More 

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure to go spend a night their. Rooms (villas) are simple, staff is excellent, dinner and breakfast (both included) were great. My only concern was the wifi : very bad.. but when you are on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere it's not a bad thing. This place is the most silent place I've... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Overall not good stay. Rooms not clean, toilet smelly, dirty. Breakfast cold, old bread and fruits. Poor service. Location and views great. Location at top of Jabel Shams. Play area good for children. Last few kilometers no proper road, Need 4 WD, but saw many sedans going up.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stayed one night at the "Resort". The staff were great, facilities were nice and clean. We bought our own tent and BBQ - we pitched up and started cooking. The staff were great and supplied us with firewood. We will definitely be back.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Just returned to Dubai after a great break at Jebel Shams Resort. We hired a 4x4 from Muscat Airport (Europcar) a got a free upgrade to a GMC 3.7L vehicle. It took 3-4 hours to then drive up to the Western Hajar on good roads up until the last 6 miles. Then the 4x4 came into its own and was... More 

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Reviewed 9 July 2016

I booked a Sunset Chalet Restaurant,got a good view of the Mountain and Sunset.The staff were courteous and attended service requests in a prompt manner.The climate was pleasant,have good memories to cherish.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Saw this resort in Google and did the reservation in booking.com. The resort is 4 hours from Muscat, 40 minutes to drive up to the mountain. A 4-wheel drive is required. The hotel has simple, clean and quiet rooms. The package comes with free breakfast and dinner buffet. The food is actually really good. Swimming pool is available. The highlight... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jebel Shams Resort is located in the Wilayat of Al Hamra which is part of the Ancient city of NIZWA. The Resort is built atop of the highest peak in Oman. Jebel Shams is known as "The Mountain of The Sun" and rises to an altitude of 3000 metres. The most amazing sunsets can be experienced from here. A 4 x 4 vehicle is the recommended form of transport to reach our location and takes approximately 40 minutes to ascend from the nearest town of AL-Hamra. The area is home to weavers of heavy woolen rugs in distinctive colours and geometric designs. The views of the Grand Canyon from Jebel Shams Resort are amazing, ideally situated just minutes walk away from the Canyon and some fabulous Trekking and Mountain Biking, just some activities available to our guests. The temperature in Summer is ideal, usually around 30 degrees Celcius, which makes it an ideal place for a weekend break from the heat of the city's of Muscat and elsewhere for weekend breaks or a great place to explore for visitors around the Globe. Please come and visit us at our retreat and enjoy a wonderful welcome from our staff and take in the fascinating view of the Grand Canyon and the entire plateau. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jebel Shams Resort

Address: Jebel Shams, Al Hamra, Oman
Region: Oman > Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate > Al Hamra
Price Range: $146 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jebel Shams Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Tents are fine if there are no villas”
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“Go for Sunset View”
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