Set on a clifftop overlooking the Gulf of Oman, this chic, waterside hotel is 3km from the Royal Opera House Muscat and 15km from the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
Bright, modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; some offer water views and/or balconies. Upgraded rooms add access to a sleek lounge, and suites feature sitting and dining areas. Room service is available 24/7.
The 4 dining options include a Persian restaurant and an Italian eatery with sea views. There's also an English-style pub and a bar overlooking the heated, outdoor pool. Other amenities include a sundeck, a gym and a sauna, plus a private beach and free parking.
Crowne Plaza Hotel is 3km from Muscat city.
Swimming, golf, tours of Muscat and surrounding area, watersports, sailing, snorkelling, whale and dolphin watching.
Why we like it
Comfortable, beach hotel with good access to Muscat.