Summers here. It's getting hot again and we're looking down the barrel of another long hot summer ahead. Gross. Fortunately, most hotels in the region offer up some reduced rates for residents of Oman (citizen and expat alike) to help break up the big sweat... so here's a round up of the best deal's I've managed to find out about around Oman... if you'd like your hotel included - just drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add you to the list!
1. The Chedi
The Chedi are doing their best deal yet, Chill at the Chedi which runs until 30th September, is RO 80++ per night, which includes breakfast, a 30% discount at Muscat's largest Spa and a 20% discount on all food and soft drinks. To book you can email email@example.com or call 2452 4401. This is my top pick for Summer 2015!
2. The InterContinental
There is a special offer here of RO 55 ++ including breakfast, but if for some reason you're looking to get married this summer, there is a special summer rate of RO 13++ per person which comes with a complimentary 2 night stay in the bridal suite, a 3 tier wedding cake, dinner on the wedding night for the married couple in the suite, complimentary gifts in the suite, ladies service free of charge, and a number of other things too.
3. The Grand Hyatt
The Grand Hyatt keeps itself so busy throughout the year they don't really feel the need to offer discounted nights. This summer's special rate is across the entire GCC region and is aimed at people looking to stay for a week: If you stay for 3 days you get 33.33% off the best available rate, you can click here for more information.
4. The Al Bustan Palace
The Bustan are offering 2 different packages this summer, the first is a traditional nights stay for RO 90 net including breakfast (and is valid up until 15 September).
The second is a day-pass that gets you a room all day (but not all night), its called the Palatial day experience and you can get a regular room for 70++ or a lagoon access room for 90++ which includes a RO 10 credit per adult (2 adults to a room) to be redeemed against food and drink at any outlet. Not available during Eid.
If you want to book either of these deals, you can email Reservations.firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 2476 4205.
5. The Radisson Blu
Stay 3 nights and get 10% discount off published rates - offer is available all week days
Stay 2 nights and get 20% discount off published rates - offer is available over weekends
6. Park Inn, Muscat
You get a stay 1 night get 2nd night free deal, including breakfast and a 25% discount on food and drinks anywhere in the hotel. You can book by calling 2450 7888 or emailing email@example.com
7. Crowne Plaza
RO 70++ gets you a room including breakfast and internet.
8. Shangri-La Barr al Jissah
Al Waha Hotel - OMR 80 net including breakfast
Al Bandar Hotel - OMR 95 net including breakfast
Al Husn Hotel - OMR 135 net including breakfast
Kids stay, play and eat for free. You can call 2477 6262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking details.
9. Park Inn, Duqum
Should you happen to find yourself in sunny Duqum, you can get the family weekend package for RO 60 net. This is a regular room with an extra bed for a kid, 25% discount on all food (kids eat free). You can book on email@example.com
10. Alila Jabal Akhdar
They are offering a rate of RO 105 which includes breakfast and use of all the hotel facilities.
11. Juweira Boutique Hotel
Single/Double Juweira Room @ OMR 45.00 per room per night
Single/Double Marina Suite @ OMR 65.00 per room per night
One Bedroom Apartment @ OMR 70.00 per room per night
Two Bedroom Apartment @ OMR 100.00 per room per night
Three Bedroom Apartment @ OMR 130.00 per room per night
12. The View at Hail Al Shas
This is an old tent hotel that's completely redeveloped into 30 luxury rooms thats reopened up in the mountains near to Nizwa. Book one room for RO 99 and get a second room free, including dinner and breakfast and all taxes. Valid between 16 May and 16 September on bookings made BEFORE 25 May (not valid during Eid). From the pictures it looks quite nice.
13. Sifawy Boutique Hotel
Single/Double Juweira Room @ OMR 60.00++ per room per night inclusive of breakfast & dinner for 2 persons
Single/Double Marina Suite @ OMR 80.00++ per room per night inclusive of breakfast & dinner for 2 persons
One Bedroom Apartment @ OMR 95.00++ per room per night inclusive of breakfast & dinner for 2 persons
Two Bedroom Apartment @ OMR 150.00++ per room per night inclusive of breakfast & dinner for 4 persons
Inclusive of breakfast and subject to 17% tax
Inclusive of Dinner at Al Sabla Restaurant, beverages excluded - Valid until 15 July, 2015
14. Holiday Inn, Seeb
RO 49++ includes breakfast and valid till 31 August.
15. Millennium Hotel, Mussanah
RO 53 for bed and breakfast, or RO 70 for dinner, bed and breakfast, valid until 30 September, 2015. Not sure if that price is including tax or not. For booking you can call 2687 1518 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know of a summer rate at a hotel in Oman not included here... please let me know!