The Chedi Muscat

Oman, Middle East

The hotel

The Chedi Muscat is modern and thoroughly luxurious, but it also retains details that define Oman’s culture. Situated on a spacious private estate on the beach, just a short drive from the capital. The Chedi’s approach is to take beautiful surroundings and make them even more breathtaking with the addition of landscaping and design. Enjoy beautiful views of the water gardens or the Hajar Mountain range from each of the 158 rooms and suites.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Near central Muscat with spectacular views over the Gulf of Oman. Transfer time from Muscat Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

158 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, 32″ interactive flat-screen IPT, Bose® Wave® music system, iPod docking station, Nespresso™ coffee machine/tea station, daily fruit basket (replenished once daily), safe, complimentary mini-bar (water, soft drinks and beers) replenished daily and complimentary WiFi access. Serai Rooms are located in the Serai wing with either Gulf of Oman views or Hajar Mountain views, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Serai Superior Rooms as above but offer direct views of the Gulf of Oman.

Deluxe Rooms are larger and are located within the resorts water gardens, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Club Rooms offer access to the Club Lounge with its stunning library, evening cocktails and canapés, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Chedi Club Suites offer grand panoramic views, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Club Benefits for guests staying in a Deluxe Club Room or Chedi Club Suite include:

  • Complimentary return airport transfers in a private limousine
  • Access to The Club Lounge
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet served at The Restaurant
  • Complimentary cocktails and canapés at The Club Lounge in the evenings
  • Complimentary mini-bar including spirits (replenished daily)
  • Complimentary fruit basket (replenished once daily)
  • Complimentary laundry (except dry-cleaning/express laundry)
  • Complimentary WiFi access in your suite, at The Club Lounge and public areas
  • Discounted rates for chauffeur-driven limousine
  • Complimentary daily newspaper
  • Discounted rates for chauffeur driven limousine service

6 restaurants; The Restaurant (fine dining, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), The Beach Restaurant (award-wining venue, seafood, open for dinner, mid-September to end May), The Arabian Courtyard (outdoor mezze, open for dinner, closed May to September. Shisha available), The Serai Pool Cabana (Asian cuisine, open for lunch and dinner), The Chedi Pool Cabana (Mediterranean, open for lunch) and The Long Pool Cabana (Japanese and Malaysian cuisine, open for lunch and dinner, closed May-Sep). The Lobby Lounge. 3 swimming pools (2 adult-only). The Spa*. Ocean-side gym. 2 tennis courts. Complimentary use of The Health Club. Access to the Club Lounge for those guests in the Club Rooms and Suites. Complimentary business centre. Complimentary WiFi access in most public areas. The Boutique. Concierge.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: during the summer months the hotel may close the Arabian Courtyard, Long pool and Beach restaurant as dining outside can be unpleasant for the reason of high heat.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning architecture!

Mar 29, 2020 CarolAstonUK Stevenage, United Kingdom

This has always been a dream destination after visiting the Chedi Andermatt. We arrived to what I would call a friendly but not overly warm welcome and having come from Alila in the mountains the overall hospitality feeling was a little colder. The welcome drink was delicious and we were promptly shown to our club room with terrace. The room was… Read more
This has always been a dream destination after visiting the Chedi Andermatt. We arrived to what I would call a friendly but not overly warm welcome and having come from Alila in the mountains the overall hospitality feeling was a little colder. The welcome drink was delicious and we were promptly shown to our club room with terrace. The room was exceptionally clean if a little small. Nicely decorated but really designed for tall people as the coffee machine was quite high and I really struggled to reach the bath towels in the shower! The biggest disappointment was the ‘terrace’! You pretty much have to climb out of the window to reach it - very strange arrangement! I paid nearly £200 extra a night for this terrace and it really was quite small and not readily accessible. I love an outside space when on holiday unless a big city so was prepared to pay for it but highly disappointed with cost for this. The hotel itself is truly stunning in design and beautifully maintained just walking around the grounds you are in awe of its beauty and definitely have a zen feeling. The pools are stunning and wonderful comfortable beds beside which are serviced by very friendly and helpful staff. Brian was a really great guy! We decided to check out the club lounge in preparation for the evening drinks and canapés and we’re looking around when the server asked us our room number- we told him and he said’ oh no you’re not allowed in here that room isn’t included’. We were shocked and a little embarrassed and said we were told at check in that this is part of our package and he said no it’s only for the suites. We challenged again and he went away and called reception then returned to assure us we were included after all and excused himself by saying sometimes your room is given to people who are upgraded but not to include the club room facilities. Whatever this is poor service for a 5 star hotel who was hardly busy at the time. We left both very embarrassed and annoyed! Everything was fine after that except for the exceptional circumstances with the lockdown so after day 2 the club had to be closed and rely on room service which wasn’t ideal on the first evening but by night 2 improved. We didn’t really get to test the restaurants due to lockdown so hesitant to comment on food as by choice we never choose room service but totally appreciate why this had to happen. As per other comments the beach is not desirable- it is an unfortunate location I think the hotel did its best to keep it clean but the mass of seagulls and generally unappealing sea encourages you to stay by the pools but the pools definitely make up for it! Most of the staff in the end were truly amazing and friendly and helpful and considering the circumstances were highly cheerful. The 2 concierges we dealt with were wonderful and staff at breakfast were excellent. The complimentary laundry was of the highest standard we have encountered. For me first impressions count very highly and with the situation at the club and seeing our rather expensive terrace I was initially quite disappointed but grew to love the place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The true nature of how a hotel is run, is when things get tough.

Mar 21, 2020 475asimr

Having seen pictures and read reviews, we decided on Chedi for our base for our honeymoon. We arrived on the 14th of March, a day earlier to avoid Coronavirus visa complications. The hotel put us up in a gorgeous Deluxe room. The entire venue was beautiful. Minimalism at its most perfect state. The service was incredible. As the days went by,… Read more
Having seen pictures and read reviews, we decided on Chedi for our base for our honeymoon. We arrived on the 14th of March, a day earlier to avoid Coronavirus visa complications. The hotel put us up in a gorgeous Deluxe room. The entire venue was beautiful. Minimalism at its most perfect state. The service was incredible. As the days went by, the Government understandably introduced restrictions such as closing restaurants and pools. The staff at Chedi would have clearly been fearful for their jobs etc. However, they remained ultra professional and hopeful. Such grit comes from the management team - my hats off to them. Please look after your staff, they are amazing. Naturally, considering we could not enjoy the restaurants and dip into pools, I asked to be upgraded to their famous suites with an ocean view patio. They happily obliged and upgraded us to probably the best room in the hotel. This completed our honeymoon. Sitting on our porch, overlooking the ocean whilst enjoying our tasty meals....priceless. This hotel did everything to exceed expectations when the going got very tough. Irrespective of some of the bizarre negative reviews that Chedi may get, this hotel is run by very capable management. Above all, the hotel is naturally a true 5* property- however it is their dealing during a very testing time, that places it surely as one of the best hotels on this planet. I wish Chedi all the best in the next few months. We will definitely be back! Read less
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Mar 17, 2020 noorisright Muscat, Oman

Granted, The Chedi is not cheap. BUT - if The Chedi was located ANYWHERE else in the world, you would not get it at the prices here. It will cost a BOMB AND A HALF. This is the hotel you go to for complete and utter relaxation, peace and tranquility. If you are a city girl like me, this is the place you go to, to get your chi balanced and … Read more
Granted, The Chedi is not cheap. BUT - if The Chedi was located ANYWHERE else in the world, you would not get it at the prices here. It will cost a BOMB AND A HALF. This is the hotel you go to for complete and utter relaxation, peace and tranquility. If you are a city girl like me, this is the place you go to, to get your chi balanced and cleanse the city and digital energy from your soul. All you hear is the sound of the wind and the waves around you. The staff is also an absolute joy, striving to ensure your comfort and ease at all times. Do not book just one night. It is not enough. You have been warned. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The stylish pearl on the Oman Coast

Mar 12, 2020 UdoLandow Munich, Germany

The Chedi Muscat, a member of The Leading Hotels of The World and Oman’s first contemporary hotel, opened its doors in 2003. The resort offers understated elegance and a perfect mix of Omani architecture and a profound Asian Zen-style. The Chedi Muscat is managed by the ultra luxe GHM brand. Established in 1992, GHM has created some of the world’s… Read more
The Chedi Muscat, a member of The Leading Hotels of The World and Oman’s first contemporary hotel, opened its doors in 2003. The resort offers understated elegance and a perfect mix of Omani architecture and a profound Asian Zen-style. The Chedi Muscat is managed by the ultra luxe GHM brand. Established in 1992, GHM has created some of the world’s most highly regarded intimate luxury resorts and hotels. The minimalist lines of the low-rise buildings are accentuated by gardens of symmetrical simplicity, with lines of manicured hedges and ordered water ponds, creating a tranquil Zen calm. All 160 non-smoking rooms have breath-taking views across the gardens and ponds, mountains and the Gulf of Oman. As well as a 370-metre private beach, The Chedi Muscat offers guests a choice of three pools. The property attracts a stylish international clientele and clearly caters to couples and adult friends, more than to families with young children. Location Occupying a prime beachfront location, this exclusive 21-acre beach resort is located 20 minutes north of old Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, at Al Ghubra. The Chedi Muscat is ideally located for business and leisure travelers alike as the main tourist attractions, the financial center, three golf courses, and Muscat International Airport are only a 15-minute drive away. Style The minimalist design of this ultra-stylish resort was a revolutionary concept for the Middle East when the hotel opened in 2003, and its timeless decor remains an inspiration for resort architecture around the globe today. The Chedi Muscat is a product of a countryman of mine, Denniston Architects and the multiple award-winning Belgian-born designer Jean-Michel Gathy, clearly approached the resort’s style from a culturally sensitive viewpoint. The minimalist lines of the low-rise buildings are accentuated by gardens of symmetrical simplicity, with lines of manicured hedges and ordered water ponds, creating a tranquil Zen calm. There are no fewer than 400 palm-trees throughout the grounds, each precisely planted to create artful arboreal symmetry. Wandering around the 21 acres of spectacular resort grounds is a visual delight and your eyes will find awesome details every moment. The white exterior of the hotels pavilions blends perfectly in the lush greenery of the surrounding date palm gardens, and the maze of reflecting pools, falaj-inspired waterway, gorgeous fountains, and Moorish-style courtyards kept me entertained for the duration of my stay. At night, the gardens are enchantingly lit with candles and rope-lights. Rooms The Chedi Muscat offers 160 rooms and suites that are divided into ten room categories; Serai Rooms, Serai Sea View Rooms Serai Terrace Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Deluxe Rooms Twin, Deluxe Club Rooms, Deluxe Club Terrace Rooms, Chedi Club Suites, Chedi Two Bedroom Suite and Chedi Four Bedroom Suite. Each room category has its own magnificent view of the water gardens, the Hajar mountain ranges, or the Gulf of Oman. All 158 rooms and suites feature minibars stocked with complimentary tipples (beer in standard rooms; everything in suites). Bose Wave music systems, iPod docks, televisions, Nespresso machines and kettles discreetly furnish minimalist Japanese-style living spaces, in which bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes are combined in the standard rooms; separate en suites with sunken tubs preside in higher categories. Marble, colored black and cream, and teak wood accessories, including Venetian blinds, create a soothing, neutral backdrop. Room amenities at The Chedi Muscat include Acqua di Parma toiletries, a Nespresso coffee machine, fresh fruit upon arrival, and – highly appreciated – a minibar with complimentary soft drinks and beer. The Chedi Club Suites are beyond your imagination and I highly recommend to go for it. Overlooking either the Hajar Mountains, the Gulf of Oman or one of the hotel's many water features, the suites each have a private terrace or balcony, vast windows and high ceilings, as well as a bathroom with sunken bath tubs and twin sinks (placed at opposite ends of the room, thanks to the grand dimensions). What's more, you'll be in the Club, member benefits of which include return airport transfers, access to the lounge, daily afternoon tea and pre-dinner cocktails and canapés, free laundry and a free minibar that gets topped up every morning. This Suite is amongst my personal favorite rooms at any hotel world wide. Truly stunning! Service & facilities The Chedi Muscat shines with most friendly employees and dedicated service- a class on its own. The attentive employees here going to make your stay the most pleasant and memorable one as possible. Smileing faces where ever you walk – shows the hotel in managed very well and every unit knows how to deliver high end hospitality. Restaurants Embark on an irresistible voyage of dining pleasure at the Chedi Muscat with a choice of six restaurants, featuring Arabic, Asian, Indian, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as seafood served at The Beach Restaurant. All dining options are sure to promise a memorable and incredible dining experience, with both outdoor and indoor seating options catering to every season. For a truly inspiring al fresco experience, guests can dine at the Beach Restaurant (open from mid-September to the end of May), a romantic beachfront patio where the creative seafood menu is accompanied by a sublime panorama of the Gulf of Oman. The restaurant, with outdoor and indoor seating, open kitchens and a ceiling full of chandeliers, starts each day hosting a breakfast buffet. Expect Arabian and European favorites, from labneh and flat bread to sautéed mushrooms and beef sausages made with beef, and à la carte extras including eggs Benedict. Lunch, dinner and drinks are also served here and different menus are available around each of the three pools, and liquid refreshments and pastries in the lobby lounge. From October to April, the Beach Restaurant sells Omani seafood, including wild lobster and tiger prawns with a choice of lemon beurre blanc, XO or tamarind sauce. The Arabian Courtyard puts on a Middle Eastern spread in a courtyard alongside an adjacent Shisha Lounge. The Boutique at the Chedi Muscat offers a superb choice of limited edition art, fashion pieces and gifts that are exclusively available only at the hotel. Pools and Spa The three pools each have their own cabana serving drinks and food, with Mediterranean fare by the Chedi pool, Asian flavours at the Serai pool and Japanese-cum-Malaysian nourishment to help you reach the other end of the Long Pool. Those looking for absolute tranquility will not be disappointed as The Chedi Muscat features two adults only areas where you will not be disturbed at all: only guest aged 16 years and above are allowed at the Chedi pool and the Long Pool. The 700-square-metre Health Club, adjacent to The Long Pool is stocked with 30 pieces of top-range Technogym equipment from the Visio Web line and free weights, Power Plates, a Kinesis wall and a Pilates corner. High- and low-impact group exercise classes as well as personal training sessions are available to further ensure that fitness goals are achieved. A dedicated ladies only sauna and steam room as well as a sauna and steam room that is exclusively reserved for the gentlemen, complete the extensive offering of facilities at The Health Club at The Chedi Muscat. Two floodlit tennis courts are available for all guests to use at no charge. Tennis rackets and balls are available at the gym at no charge. A tennis coach is also at hand in case guests wish to further improve their techniques; his services can be booked through the concierge and charged directly to the room. The Chedi Muscat offers a fully serviced private beach of 370-metre with umbrellas, towels and daybeds. The 800-square-metre spa is a true sanctuary with 13 fully self-contained spa suites including private changing facilities that are the epitome of understated elegance. The Spa specializes in Balinese therapies, but also offers an extensive variety of beauty rituals based on the holistic principles of aromatherapy, Ayurveda and herbalism. The Spa is dedicated to pampering the body and mind, restoring spiritual balance and harmony and revitalizing all senses. Function space The Chedi Muscat is the perfect place for any corporate or private event. Countless places and locations are available to make your event an unforgettable one. Especially weddings, anniversaries or even product placements, incentive trips or car presentations will be spoiled for choice here. A dedicated experienced event team will assist you and offers most professional help. The Nizwa Room used as Multi-purpose Room comes with 51 qm suitable for private cocktails, meetings and small conferences for a maximum of 30 persons. The Salalah Room (Boardroom) 102 square metres is suitable for meetings and conferences for up to a maximum of 40 persons. Set menus and family-style menus for group luncheons and dinners in any of our private dining rooms are available. LCD screen, beamers, flip chart, paper, pen/pencils will be provided. A variety of conference equipment is available on request, such as microphone and sound systems. Outdoor you will find endless opportunities for gala dinners, receptions or parties. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful!

Mar 10, 2020 cobsgh Washington DC, District of Columbia

We stayed at the Chedi for three nights total (two at the beginning of our trip and one at the end). It's fantastic!! Hands down the best breakfast experience we've had at any hotel. Don't miss the grilled halloumi cheese. Gorgeous grounds and excellent service. We loved sitting by the fire pits at night for a drink (delicious cocktails and… Read more
We stayed at the Chedi for three nights total (two at the beginning of our trip and one at the end). It's fantastic!! Hands down the best breakfast experience we've had at any hotel. Don't miss the grilled halloumi cheese. Gorgeous grounds and excellent service. We loved sitting by the fire pits at night for a drink (delicious cocktails and mocktails, served with olives and almonds). Would definitely recommend a Serai room with a queen bed over a "garden" view room with a king bed -- the latter room is really a parking lot view. The Serai room had beautiful natural light and felt bigger. We hope we can return to the Chedi someday! Read less