In a Nutshell
The Chedi Muscat is a stylish, minimalist hotel situated on the Gulf of Oman. With three outdoor pools, it is the perfect Arabian beach retreat.
At a Glance
- Adult-orientated luxury resort in Muscat
- Chic and Contemporary
- Super spa and three outdoor pools
- Great variety of cuisine
- Small beach, and close to the city
The Chedi Muscat has 158 rooms, making it a smaller, more intimate hotel than many alternative options in Muscat, and if you like something that is chic and contemporary, then the Chedi is the perfect choice for you. With 21-acres of verdant gardens, ponds and exotic palms, the Chedi is more like a laid-back oasis.
Located between the Hajar Mountains and the Indian Ocean, the Chedi is ideal for a couple of nights before venturing inland, or even a fly-and-flop winter sun holiday.
The Chedi has an Arabian style, yet draws influences from Asia. It is a beautiful oasis, complete with verdant gardens, ponds and exotic palms. The Chedi opens out onto a private 370 metre beach, and at its centre has one of the longest pools in the Middle East.
There are some superb dining options from the Beach Restaurant, serving up fresh seafood, a casual meal at The Long Pool Cabana or the main ‘The Restaurant’ featuring four open kitchens offering western, Asian, Middle Eastern and Indian fare. The Arabian Courtyard is open from October to April and serves delicious Arabian mezze.
The rooms at the Chedi are all stylish, and kitted out with lovely touches such as a minibar which is refreshed daily, nespesso machines, luxury Acqua di Parma toiletries and BOSE entertainment systems. The smaller Serai Rooms (33sqm) are located in the three-storey Serai Wing with views of the Hajar mountains, pool or the city. They have en-suite bathrooms with a walk-in shower (no bathtub), and have Queen size beds. The Chedi Deluxe Rooms are what we usually suggest opting for, with more space (39sqm) and King Size beds and views over the gardens.
The Club Rooms have access to the club lounge which offer afternoon snacks and evening cocktails. They also have fully stocked minibars with alcohol. You then have the Deluxe Club with Terrace (the same size but with a terrace looking into the gardens) and the Chedi Club Suite, offering 67 sqm of space and a separate living room and a private balcony or terrace.
Millis Potter Insight
We love the Chedi, the feeling of being in a tropical oasis with a chic and contemporary feel is absorbing. One thing to note is that the beach is fairly small, although the swimming in the sea is lovely, and there are three amazing pools. The rooms generally don’t have sea views, or balconies – something that other hotels do have. We also think the entry-level Serai rooms are a little small, and only have Queen-size beds, so maybe think about an upgrade to a Chedi Deluxe Room if you have a longer stay.