Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Al Khandaq St, Salalah, 211, Oman

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Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah
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92%

Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
34%
69
Very Good
42%
85
Average
17%
34
Poor
3%
7
Terrible
3%
6

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 141% more than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • Families86
  • Couples74
  • Solo89
  • Business82
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    Beach Resort Hotel

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    The Crowne Plaza is, along with the Hilton, one of the top two hotels in Salalah. It has a very attractive location, with a white sandy beach, in an area of lush coconut palm and bananana plantations. There are 153 rooms. Facilties include 3 restaurants, a bar, a swimming pool, 9-hole golf course, gym and sauna.

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    Crowne Plaza Resort - Salalah

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    Stayed here for a few days. The hotel is quite close to the town centre, but to get to sights you will need transport. Best to hire a car. Hotel is clean and staff are friendly. Rooms are clean and tidy. There are 2 outdoor pools, a beach restaurant, coffee shop, pub and 2 indoor restaurants. There are several shops on the lower floor of the hotel selling beachware, gifts, car rental, etc. Breakfast was included in our room rate and had a good selection of foods. The hotel is situated by the beach. Rates are on the expensive side. Hotel a bit dated.

    Unique Quality: Beach location. Nice pools.

More about Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah

Salalah, Oman

by chizz

"Salalah during the Khareef (Monsoon)"

We took a short trip to Salalah, Oman in September 2007 during the Khareef (Monsoon) season, when the days are very rainy and misty. We stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and visited Jobs Tomb, Salalah Museum, Taqah Castle, Mirbat and Sadah, the blowholes at Mughsayl Beach, the ruins at Khor Rori and Wadi Darbat

"Top things to do in Salalah"

1. Jobs Tomb
2. Wadi Darbat
3. Mughsayl Beach blowholes
4. Taqah Castle
5. Khor Rori ruins
6. Mirbat
7. Coconut stalls
8. Meal in beachfront restaurant at Hilton Resort

Marhaba

by seagoingJLW

"Oman"

Oman occupies the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. Muscat city, once a thriving and strategically located port is the capial of modern Oman. Salalah, situated on the shores of the Indian Ocean, is located at the end of the long main highway from Muscat. Until the 1970s, Oman had no paved roads, electricity or running water. That was when the current Sultan of Oman exiled his father to London and began to modernize the country.

Muscat is sometimes referred to as the "three cities," which include Muscat, Mutrah, and Ruwi. Muscat is the old port areea and the site of the sultan's palace. Mutrah is the main trading and residential port area. Ruwi is the capital's modern commercial district.

Salalah, described by Marco Polo in the 13th century as a prosperous city, gained great wealth from the production and shipping of frankincense.

History

The early Roman historian Yalainous mentioned a city named Omana as early as the first century AD. It was also mentioned in Ptolemy's writings.
Archaelogical digs have found evidence of villages here dating back to 6000 BC. the remains from other excavation date from 3400 to 3000 BC.

In the third millennium BC the Magan Empire spread across Oman's northern coast due to the copper found there. Southern Oman grew because of frankencense. By 300 AD, Oman was considered one of the world's wealthiest countries.

Around 630 AD a missionary arrived in Oman bearing a letter from the Prophet Mohammed causing the rulers of the land, the brothers Abd and Jaifar Mustakabar to embrace Islam. The first Ibadi Imam, Julanda Ibn Ma'sud, was elected in 751.

In 1507 the Portuguese occupied Oman's northern coast making Hormuz and then Muscat their capital. Sultan Ibn Saif al-Yarubi reconquered Muscat in 1650 and expelled the Portuguese from Oman.

After the death of Imam Sultan Ibn Saif II in 1718, civil war broke out over his successor. In 1749, Ahmad Ibn Sa'id was elected Imam marking the start of Oman's present dynasty, the Al-Busaid.

Miscellaneous Information

The Sultanate of Oman is in the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula. Its coastline extends from the Strait of Hormuz in the north to the border of Yemen in the south. It overlooks three seas- the Arabian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, and the Arabian Sea.

It is the third largest country in the Arabian Peninsula with an area of 309,500 sq km. There are eight administrative regions. They are: A'Dakhliyah, A'Dhahira, Al Batinah, Dhofar, Al Wusta, Muscat, Musandam, and As Sharqiya.

Oman has a varied terrain with plains, deserts (82% of the land), mountain ranges and wadis.

The climate differs from area to area. In summer it is hot and humid in the coastal areas, hot and dry in the interior, and moderate in the mountains. Rain is light and irregulare, except for occasional flooding in the south.

Arabic is the main language, but many learn English in school.

Oman has its own form of Islam called Ibadhism, named after Abdullah ibn Ibadh who lived in the 7th century AD. However, there are also Sunni and Shia Muslims.

Comments (1)

  • Apr 27, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    The Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah is quite good though meals at the main restaurant are generally over priced considering the erratic quality. The weekend buffet is usually good however. Outside of this hotel are unscrupulous, over-charging, dangerous and highly abusive taxi drivers who all should be rounded up by the police. Even when waiting to be picked up by a friend or partner in his/her private car, many of these taxi drivers tend to cruise into the complex and immediately start hurling insults and highly provocative threats. I strongly feel that such rude and abusive taxi drivers should be removed from the area so as not to tarnish the hotel's reputation.

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Address: Al Khandaq St, Salalah, 211, Oman