Few hotels in Muscat offer a genuine Omani experience, but this family-owned hotel, opposite the Opera House, is an exception. With Omani receptionists, premises that resemble a local villa, and a breakfast that includes fuul medamas (fava beans) and khobz (Arabic flat bread), the hotel unfailingly offers a traditional Muscat welcome. Rooms are plain but spacious and arranged around a pool.
The Beach is located on a quiet, palm-lined street, 300 metres from the Indian Ocean. Its tranquil courtyard with typical Omani façade and Bedouin tent features an outdoor swimming pool. Opening out on private balconies, air conditioned rooms and apartments at Beach Hotel are fitted with modern furnishings and have a European flair. They all come with cable TV channels, a minibar and en suite bathrooms. Guests can enjoy local Omani specialities and international classics at the restaurant of the hotel or order drinks and refreshments by the pool. Facilities also include an on-site beauty shop with barber services. Staff at the 24-hour reception of the hotel can help plan visits and excursions to Muscat’s main sights including Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a 10-minute drive from the hotel Beach. Free private parking is available.