InterContinental Hotel Muscat
The InterContinental Hotel in Muscat is a dated, yet very nice hotel along the beaches of Al Qurum. The 6 floor hotel has 258 guest rooms with all of the basics such as TVs, alarm clocks, wired internet (no wi-fi), safes, blow dryers, free newspapers, coffee makers, and balconies in all rooms.
Inside the hotel you will find a several shops, an ATM, a business center, a car rental counter, and a concierge. Outside the main building, but on the property, you can lounge by on of the two pools, exercise at the gym, relax in the garden, rent scuba gear, play tennis, or head to the beach.
The hotel restaurants and bars are all pretty good. I enjoyed a decent meal at Trader Vics Indonesian-themed restaurant, and at the Tomato restaurant down by the pool. I also really like Al Ghazal Pub, one of the best bars in Muscat. The other restaurants that I didn't try include Senior Pico's Mexican restaurant, and Al Majlis Omani grill.
Room rates here are expensive, but you can enjoy all of the comforts of a European or American city right here in the hotel, or in one of the three malls close by.