Muscat is an expensive palce and the price of the hotels reflect this.
I stayed in 2 hotels in Muscat all of 1 km apart. The first was The Park Inn which is a mid-size hotel of 6 floors located off the Sultan Qaboos Hwy. At the moment it doesn’t have a lot going for it in regards to position, but a very large shopping mall is being completed just up the road from it. So if you enjoy shopping you won’t have to go too far.
The standard rooms are on the small side with not a lot of room to move if sharing. Only one lounge chair for sitting in to read. The shower is a walk in shower which is good as there is no need to step into a bath. We were in room 304 which is directly across from the lift but this wasn’t an issue. The beds were comfortably firm but the pillows were the lumpiest pillows I have ever used. At the prices they charge surely they can afford some decent pillows.
Breakfast was 8 Rials ($20 AU). We did not participate and the restaurants were never busy. They place a small breakable lock on the fridge to avoid disputes over mini bar usage. So you need to break it if you wish to place your own cold drinks or milk in there. They supply a few free tea bags and coffee but the milk is powdered. However, they will supply fresh milk if asked and room service was prompt. They also have alcohol on sale from the mini bar in your room.
Parking is plentiful and free but wifi isn’t. Considering most hotels offer free wifi these days I think they need to catch up with the times.
The gym is small but with good equipment and free for guests. Be aware they may have ladies only times so check with the gym attendant. They provide a massage service and the massage itself was very good as a combination of relaxation and Thai massage. The pool area is nice and is open at night for drinks.
Be aware that Muscat is very spread out and at present there is not a lot near this hotel. I would advise hiring a car.
Expect to carry your own bags to your room if arriving in the evening as they do not have a concierge in the evenings. Not a problem for me but with the competition around they may want to rethink that one as it is always nice being greeted at the door and being relieved of your bags after a flight.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Park Inn by Radisson Muscat hotel offers 175 bright and colorful guest rooms including 7 suites & handicapped rooms, rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre, meeting rooms, restaurants, bars and free high speed internet access throughout the hotel. The hotel is positioned near the commercial district and shopping areas, offering corporate and leisure travellers a convenient location. Situated nearby the main highway linking Muscat International Airport to Ruwi, the city's central business district, this hotel also boasts easy access to the Al Ghubra beach, local companies and attractions. Guests at this hotel in Muscat can enjoy a variety of restaurants and bars without leaving the property. * RBG Bar & Grill offers guests a tempting variety of international cuisine, local specialities and signature grill dishes.*The Palm Restaurant serves both international and arabic cuisine in a casual open-kitchen atmosphere. *Sama Terrazza boasts a rooftop bar with a wide selection of beverages, a tapas menu and spectacular views of the city, sea and mountains (closed during summer season ). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Inn Muscat Hotel Muscat