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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having researched a fair bit before deciding on my accommodation (and reading lots of reviews) I wanted to give a recent report on this property. First of all - I would have to say the view is spectacular - day and night it really is awesome and understandably 'makes' this place. The drive up the mountain is very straightforward and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped with our 17 month old baby. All the staff from the management to the kitchen staff and porters were superb. They made special meals for our little one and even took the pips out of the olives for her. One consideration is with a toddler you have to watch them constantly as there are lots of steps and... More 

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Thank Stranger1975
akbarabbas2016, General Manager at The View, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We feel elated to read your review and appreciation of the food and staff services during your stay at The View Oman. The team members are very happy to ensure that our young guests are specially attended to and they have an enjoyable and fun filled experience. It is nice to know that you and your family had... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My title says it all. We had one night here (with our two children 17 and 12). The pods are basic, comfortable but that's absolutely fine as it's all about the view. When we arrived we were so hot and we were hungry and thirsty. We hurried to the amazing looking infinity pool only to find it so cold it... More 

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Thank Ruth B
akbarabbas2016, General Manager at The View, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your review. The guest feedback process is very much valued at The View Oman and we take every step to constantly better our services. As you would agree, the temperatures are low now here in the mountains and hence the top layer which is exposed to open air does tend to be at a... More 

Nuremberg, Germany
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45 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The View offers what the name is promising: a fantastic view down the mountain slope and across the valley in which the city of Al Hamra is situated. This sight is stunning both during the night, at dusk and during daylight. In this respect, The View is unique. Despite that, the hotel appears a bit overpriced. The rooms are basically... More 

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akbarabbas2016, General Manager at The View, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing a review about your recent stay at our resort. It was a pleasure to be of service to you. The design of the hotel is unique and admired by our esteemed and discerning guests. As a standard check in procedure, the guests are politely informed about the inclusions in their booking package and hence... More 

Quesnoy-sur-deule
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view on the mountains or the valley is really nice. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets !! Nice outdoor terrace. The pool is cold but beautiful. Confortable room with a terrace. Very friendly staff. Good food.

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1 Thank Sabrina C
akbarabbas2016, General Manager at The View, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is good to read that you had a comfortable stay at our resort The View Oman. Kindly note that due to winter season, the top surface of the pool does tend to be at a lower temperature. We are glad to learn that you liked the services and food. Myself and my team look forward to welcome... More 

Muscat, Oman
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was amazing experience of staying at this hotel on the top of the mountain of Hail Al Shas. Enjoyed the great view of the village and old Al Hamra village. All rooms over look the mountain the village at the bottom of the mountain. beautiful scene. A very prefect place for a short family vacation. The weather was great... More 

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akbarabbas2016, General Manager at The View, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a fantastic review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to note that you liked the food, pool and services. It is our constant endeavor to provide quality service to all our guests and we look forward to welcome you back soon at The View Oman. Kind Regards, Akbar Abbas Resort Manager More 

Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The View is the word to mention talking of this hotel. It's just stunning, especially at night when leaving the blinds open. The rooms itself are basic but sufficiently confortable, the restaurant serves good food, the pool is beautiful and service is friendly. Drawbacks are that no alcohol is served (being the only hotel of 6 we visited during our... More 

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akbarabbas2016, General Manager at The View, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing our resort and appreciating the location, food, pool and services. We are also in process of obtaining a permit for bar, hopefully upon your next visit, we'll be happy to provide you this service in our licensed bar. The décor of the restaurant has been designed to be subtle yet to blend with the... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is really different ! Suspend your disbelief as rubber fights stone in your 4x4 battering up the unmade track for 15 minutes or so. You will be rewarded with courtesy and helpful staff who will reveal your magnificent view across mountains and plains. Fixtures and fittings are first class in a modern, clean and minimalist style. I would recommend... More 

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akbarabbas2016, General Manager at The View, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Reading your feedback is a hoteliers delight. How incredibly you have described the location, services and food of The View Oman. Thank you so much for taking time out to appreciate our resort. In pursuit of providing an enhanced stay experience, we are working on obtaining the permit for a bar. Hopefully on your next visit, I would... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Can't fault it Complimentary room upgrade Catered for my partner who is gluten free with individually made dishes and a Jeffry style dinner ... As everyone says The view from the bath is stunning Wish we had stayed longer

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akbarabbas2016, General Manager at The View, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing the experience of your stay at The View Oman. We want our guests to be happy while here and after reading your feedback, we feel we have done our job, well. Look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Akbar Abbas Resort Manager More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Fabulous place to stay, off the beaten track surrounded by beautiful Oman wilderness. Staff very helpful and welcoming. Room was comfortable and provided perfect access to the spectacular panoramic views across the mountain plains below. Restaurant offering was fairly basic but quite acceptable.

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akbarabbas2016, General Manager at The View, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your beautifully penned feedback and service appreciation just made our day. Thank you for giving The View Oman, an opportunity to be of service to you. Look forward to welcome you back, soon. Kind Regards, Akbar Abbas Resort Manager More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The View is located at 1,400 meters above sea level, driving through 8 kms of winding road from Al Hamra to Hail Al Shas in a 4WD vehicle. We are just 2 1/2 hrs drive from Muscat, 45 minutes from Nizwa and 15 minutes from Al Hamra, it is a perfect getaway with 30 exclusive rooms for a truly relaxed and comfortable stay. It isn't just an 'Eco Luxe' retreat, but an experience where nature holds pride of place. Where service and hospitality is at its finest. It's an ideal port of call for visitors wanting to start adventurous trekking expeditions and excursions towards the peak of Jabal Shams Mountains. The View provides stylish accommodations apart from enjoying a relaxed time by the campfire or taking a dip in the infinity pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The View

Address: Hail Al Shas | Al Hamra. Ad Dakhaliyah., Al Hamra 112, Oman
Region: Oman > Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate > Al Hamra
Price Range: $307 - $447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The View 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“A pod at the front”
 of 5 bubbles RuthB666, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms were good/ the balconies were spacious / bathrooms were fantastic”
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“Room 25 is the best with outstanding views - perhaps not good for vertigo sufferers !”
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