Tala Samman

The Chedi

  • Where:
  • Why:Press trip with Amouage Perfumery
  • When:June 2013
  • Who:Myself, Alongside other press from the Middle East.
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The Chedi The coolest looking gym.

The coolest looking gym.

The Chedi Welcome to my room.

Welcome to my room.

The Chedi My office for the weekend. (aka the desk & view from the room.)

My office for the weekend. (aka the desk & view from the room.)

The Chedi The Minibar. Yes, Oman has alcohol.

The Minibar. Yes, Oman has alcohol.

The Chedi Healthy snacks in the room – Nuts & dried fruit.

Healthy snacks in the room – Nuts & dried fruit.

The Chedi Do Not Disturb sign.

Do Not Disturb sign.

The Chedi Asian inspired hotel boutique.

Asian inspired hotel boutique.

The Chedi Even though you’re secluded, the hotel boutique stocks the latest local and international magazines, as well as some books for a pool read.

Even though you’re secluded, the hotel boutique stocks the latest local and international magazines, as well as some books for a pool read.

The Chedi The Lobby

The Lobby

The Chedi  Every day, a different fruit bowl is placed in the room. First day was plums and the second were pears.

Every day, a different fruit bowl is placed in the room. First day was plums and the second were pears.

The Chedi The walk to the lobby.

The walk to the lobby.

The Chedi  The Infinity pool at The Chedi.

The Infinity pool at The Chedi.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 44/50

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

    158

  • Music

    No music, completely quiet.

  • Year Opened

    2003

  • Designed By

    Jean-Michel Gathy from Denniston Architects.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Children

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

  • Price

    Worth the luxury.

The Chedi Spa

The Chedi Spa

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Muscat Opera house

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Muscat Gate Museum

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The Chedi

The Chedi

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

In the Area

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

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