Tala Samman

The Chedi


by: Tala Samman

  • Why

    Press trip with Amouage Perfumery

  • When

    June 2013

  • Who

    Myself, Alongside other press from the Middle East.

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Highs + Lows

  • Perfect for a getaway. The backdrop is beautiful, and the vibe is quiet and relaxing. Breathtaking view.

  • Every evening, calligraphy art is sent to the room on a card, and the meaning is explained on the other side. A beautiful touch, and a lovely souvenir.

  • Healthy snacks in the minibar. Almonds and dried fruit.

  • 'Gluten free' isn’t popular in the Middle East but the hotel has delicious Gluten free bread available.

  • Limited choices for room service. For a hotel like this, an extensive food menu would be appreciated.

  • The bed was quite stiff, a Four Seasons bed would’ve really made a difference.

  • Pack some chic flats – it takes a good 10 minutes to walk to the lobby.

: 44/50
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  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Boutique Hotel and resort (the perfect mix.)

  • Vibe

    Relaxed and Zen.

  • Location

    Feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere. You need a minimum of 20 minutes to get anywhere.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    No music, completely quiet.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Jean-Michel Gathy from Denniston Architects.

  • Pool/Gym

    A gym with Pilates reformer equipment, the longest pool in the Middle East, a two floor spa.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, two. One international main restaurant and one pool restaurant.

  • Bar

    Yes, but due to Omani law, they stop serving alcohol at 12:30am.

  • Wifi


  • Children

    Leave them at home. It’s quiet, and if you have kids, this is perfect for a getaway.

  • Price

    Worth the luxury.

In the Area

One of the best

The Chedi Spa

North Ghubra 32, 3215, 46 Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

One of the best

Take in a show

Muscat Opera house

Royal Opera House Muscat, Al Kharjiyah Street, Muscat, Muscat Governorate, Oman

Take in a show

Get cultural

Muscat Gate Museum

Corinche, Muscat, Oman

Get cultural

The Infinity pool at The Chedi.

The Chedi

North Ghubra 32, 3215, 46 Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Must Haves

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