Getaway to Al Bustan Palace, Ritz Carlton Hotel

If you are looking for a short getaway, look no further than the Oman’s capital city, Muscat.  Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz Carlton being synonymous with first class style is surely a dream destination. 

Two weeks ago, my sister and I went to Al Bustan Palace for a short weekend getaway. The scenery on the way to the hotel was pretty amusing. The view was stunning as it comes down the hill to the sea. It was something that will leave you breathless especially for those visiting Oman for the first time.

 

The Lobby

The lobby was grandiose and striking. The style of the hotel was based on traditional Arabic architecture in a palace setting.  It was originally designed to accommodate visiting head of state and high level members of GCC meetings by Majesty Sultan Qaboos. Now as a 5 star hotel,  it is a favorite spot for influential locals and visitors.

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The Room

I love the room my sister and I had occupied. The amenities include flat screen television with cable, tea and coffee making machine with mini refreshment bar. It was something that won’t disappoint you. The room we chose has a personal balcony connected to a lagoon pool and the room has a perfect overlooking view of the garden and the beach. The ambiance in the room was very classy. The wireless internet connection worked so well too.

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Our luxurious room with a private terrace.

 

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The room was clean and crisp. I felt so relaxed and comfortable!

 

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Fresh fruits to welcome their guests!

 

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Can’t get enough of this view! Our room is connected to a lagoon pool.

 

The Facilities

Facilities at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel include health and fitness center, tennis courts, restaurants and bars. You can check the daily activities they have for the guests too!

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The Breakfast

For the breakfast, local food and international cuisine were served.  Fresh juices, bread, sweets…everything were almost there. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast was included in our room price. Al Khiran terrace restaurant was a perfect place to sit and relax with the beautiful view. I love the view of the infinity pool from the breakfast area. The design of the restaurant has a touch of Omani tradition in a modern twist.

I love the fresh coconut juice served for our breakfast. It was something refreshing!

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My almost Mediterranean food except for the waffles!

 

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My sister’s plate overloaded with beans with Arabic bread on it!

 

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The chef who gladly cooked our preferred omelette for the breakfast.

 

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Amazing view from our breakfast table, the infinity pool!

 

The Pool and the Beach

With the rugged mountain, the glistening beach and the pools outside the hotel, spending the whole day at the Al Bustan Palace is a perfect place to relax and chill out. The atmosphere was very calm.  

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Isn’t it impressive? Great view outside of the hotel.

 

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Relaxing moment in a lounge chair on the beach

 

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Big smiles from us!

 

must say, Al Bustan Palace is a perfect place for someone who wants to relax in a very tranquil environment.

 What is your most unforgettable hotel experience? Share on the comments below.

 

 

 

 

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