- Overlooking a gorgeous sandy beach
- Classic hotel with beautiful architecture
- The largest luxury spa in Muscat
- Outstanding rooms with fantastic views
The Chedi Muscat is a stunning property located on 21 acres of landscaped gardens, overlooking the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Oman. The hotel is set between the Al Hajar mountains and the Gulf of Oman, close to the heart of Muscat; a unique city full of history and inviting restaurants.
The hotel’s outstanding rooms are full of luxury amenities, with garden and sea views and traditional Omani architecture throughout. There are plenty of activities to choose from, including dolphin tours and desert safaris. On your return, enjoy the hotel’s nine exquisite dining venues or take a dip in one of the three swimming pools. Alternatively, reawaken your senses with luxury treatments at the spa, which is the largest in Muscat.
Hotel child prices apply to ages 0–6 years.
The hotel has 158 rooms and villas.
Bars and Restaurants
An open show kitchen set beneath stunning arches and crystal chandeliers, and serving international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can also enjoy the champagne brunch on Fridays.
Open: 07:00 - 10:30, 12:00 - 15:00 and 19:00 - 22:30.
The Beach Restaurant
Dine in the high-ceilinged dining room or on the waterfront patio. The restaurant serves a colourful à la carte seafood menu inspired by Europe and the Far East. There’s also an excellent wine menu.
Open: 19:00 - 22:30 Saturday to Wednesday and 19:00 - 23:00 Thursday to Friday.
The Arabian Courtyard
A colourful experience with local Omani music and beautiful lighting. This creates the perfect romantic atmosphere and offers traditional Omani food, including Arabic mezze and kebabs.
Open: 19:30 - 22:30.
The Serai Pool Cabana
Open all day and serving light snacks, including authentic Asian dishes. Contemporary music and great views make this a relaxing setting to soak up the sun.
Open: 10:00 - 23:00 and 12:00 - 23:00.
The Chedi Pool Cabana
A selection of healthy Mediterranean meals is served in this open air dining room, which can be found right next to the sparkling waters of the swimming pool.
Open: 09:00 - 18:00 and 12:00 - 17:00.
The Long Pool Cabana
An incredible poolside restaurant serving a fusion of authentic Japanese and Malaysian food, including beautifully crafted sushi and spicy Malay fare.
Open: 12:00 - 22:30.
Beach and Pools
Three outdoor temperature controlled swimming pools include The infinity Chedi Pool and The Serai Pool which overlooks the lush gardens. The Long Pool is the longest in the region.
Overlooking the Arab Peninsula, the golden sandy beach is ideal for those wanting to simply spend long, lazy days soaking up the sun.
Spa and Wellness
A sophisticated oasis by the sea and the largest luxury spa in Muscat. Experience revitalisation, with extensive beauty rituals led by expert spa therapists in 13 beautifully appointed suites.
Open: 07:00 - 22:00.
Enjoy a variety of fitness classes including Pilates, yoga and aquatics. Expert personal trainers are on hand too, with individual training programmes personalised to your needs. There are also meditation and stretching classes.
The Chedi Muscat has a state of the art fitness studio with the latest equipment, which is located in the Health Club.
Open: 07:00 - 21:00.
About the location
Muscat is a historic city, found between the mountains and the sea along the Arab Peninsula. It enjoys a spectacular climate, with year round sun and plenty of beaches for those wanting to simply relax. The sprawling port is home to fishing boats and luxury yachts, as well as offering excursions for dolphin spotting, scuba diving and snorkelling.
In Old Muscat, you’ll find traditional villas and luxury hotels, as well as opulent palaces and towering mosques. Try delicate local dishes, including delicious Arab mezzes and freshly caught seafood or wander through the streets, picking up bargains on designer items and in trinket shops.
The Chedi Muscat hotel is 25 minutes from Muscat Airport.
Max 2 adults
Serai Rooms feature high ceilings and oversized windows as well as a queen size bed and an open-plan bathroom with rain shower and luxury amenities. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary minibar replenished daily as well as a daily fruit basket.
Chedi Deluxe Room
Max 2 adults
Chedi Deluxe Rooms feature high ceilings and oversized windows as well as a king size bed and an open-plan bathroom with rain shower and luxury amenities. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary minibar replenished daily as well as a daily fruit basket.
Based on 3006 traveller reviews
86% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ A tranquil haven
sacht26, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 17 2019
We have just returned from a wonderful stay at The Chedi Muscat in Oman and what a beautifully relaxing holiday it was. My parents come back to the hotel every year and this time my sister and I had...
We have just returned from a wonderful stay at The Chedi Muscat in Oman and what a beautifully relaxing holiday it was. My parents come back to the hotel every year and this time my sister and I had the pleasure of joining them. It is clear why they continue to return!
The hotel is conveniently placed close to the airport (15 minutes or so) and, on arrival, we were greeted by a representative and enjoyed a comfortable car journey to the hotel.
The hotel itself is spectacularly designed - it is impossible not to feel the urge to take a picture with every turn. My sister and I stayed in a Club room - a beautifully maintained room with an extremely comfortable bed, a well stocked minibar and a large power shower. A big thank you to the staff who kept our room looking so beautifully neat and tidy!!! The Club rooms allow access to a cocktail hour from 6pm-8pm which we enjoyed each evening and the barmen were always attentive and helpful. We also greatly enjoyed the laundry service which allows up to 15 items to be washed and laundered daily.
There are three pools across the hotel grounds which are all pleasant, picturesque and comfortable. The pool staff always ensured our water glasses were topped up and provided fresh towels whenever necessary. The sun loungers and beds are extremely comfortable. The hotel was almost full during our visit and even though it never felt ???busy??? around the hotel as it is so well spread out, it was occasionally difficult to find a lounger in a prime ???sun spot???, particularly on the slightly breezier, cooler days. It must be noted though, that when this happened, the pool staff were very accommodating, offering to move loungers into a preferred space.
We enjoyed dining in the restaurants at the Chedi. The main restaurant offers an eclectic mix of cuisines to suit every palette and I would advise taking a table in the courtyard (which is also where breakfast is served). Breakfast was fantastic with a varied buffet selection and it is also possible to order from the menu for eggs, french toast, waffles and suchlike. The seafood restaurant down by the beach was most pleasing - delicious meals and very atmospheric with large fire pits and an abundance of candles.
If you are looking for an extremely relaxing, indulgent stay in Oman, I would highly recommend The Chedi and I do hope we have the opportunity to visit again soon. Many thanks to everybody at the hotel for making our stay so enjoyable.
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“ Beautiful Hotel Marred By Our Room Windows Bolted Shut
chrismcl, London, United Kingdom
Feb 16 2019
Perhaps the best thing about the Chedi Muscat is the ambience. The zen calm of the gardens and the low lying architecture with Islamic hints provide a feeling of place that is quite distinctive. The...
Perhaps the best thing about the Chedi Muscat is the ambience. The zen calm of the gardens and the low lying architecture with Islamic hints provide a feeling of place that is quite distinctive. The hotel aligns very well with the overall vibe of Muscat. The beach at the end of the gardens isn't memorable. This doesn't seem that important as all the sun loungers on the beach face inland towards the stunning swimming pools and gardens.
The service is excellent. We booked a tour to Nizwa through the hotel that exceeded expectations. The restaurants within the hotel offer a lot of variety and an overall fine dining experience. The breakfast buffet was outstanding. The croissants, so hard to get right, could beat some of the best in Paris. Apart from a few lunches out whilst exploring, we had all our meals on site. Our favourite was The Beach. The local Hamour (grouper fish?) was superb and well spiced. The spa was also excellent. We booked two hour treatments to bridge the gap between a very early 8.30 am arrival and our rooms being ready at 1.00pm. Can't recommend a good foot message enough as a way or recovering from a long flight!
The overall stay did have downsides. We had booked a Deluxe room. It seemed to me as if the heart and soul of the hotel is in the way more expensive suites. The Deluxe rooms were not good value in comparison to others on this trip: at the Anantara Salalah and the Kempinski Muscat. The room was really quite small with very little room to properly unpack.
Worst of all, the windows were soldered shut. The weather in February was beautiful and we were very disappointed not to be able to have some fresh air in our room. The air con was ineffective and overtime the room was stuffy. The front desk staff mentioned that the windows were bolted shut due to sandstorms and humidity. Even being able to open then by a few centimetres would have made a difference.
Many comment about the expense of hotel meals and services. True! Oman is seriously expensive. It's at Japan or Norway levels. The Chedi in my experience was more expensive still, perhaps 25% to 35% more expensive than other luxury hotels in Oman.
Overall I'm very glad we experienced the Chedi and we really enjoyed our stay there....however the hotel may well benefit from more competition in the near future with regard to overall value and the state of it's Deluxe rooms in particular.
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