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Garden Roomz Oman

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 29 reviews

A Birds View

Guest house | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

We offer a unique opportunity to familiarise yourself with the traditions of Oman by staying within an Omani family. Garden Roomz are 4 unique separate apartment rooms (Green, Blue, Pink & Yellow) located in our garden. Fully furnished neighbouring an Omani household, ready to be let for a daily/weekly experience.

We offer an experience that can not be found in any local hotel. We allow you to interact with the family household, talk about Omani culture, life and its people during breakfast (YES, we also offer you breakfast). We give you privacy and yet offer company to interact with our family.

The Roomz can be let individually or as a whole for a big family. Each room has a double bed, bathroom, TV and a tea pantry with a refrigerator (no cooking). Roomz are not interconnected.

We have a BBQ place that can be used. BBQ tools are available upon request.

We have an amazing man-made garden with different trees surrounding the garden. Turtles and little fishes are available for kids amusement.

Al-Ghubra beach is just 5 mins away and there are many local restaurants that cater to different tastes around the block. A family restaurant is just around the corner that would be happy to deliver.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Al-Ghubrah Beach 5 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Muscat International Airport 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron
Utilities Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (4)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

* Baby cot is available upon request

* Sofa Bed is available for an extra charge of OMR 5

Further details outdoors

Since the Rooms are in a residential area, secure parking is no problem.

BBQ area and tools are available upon request

Laundry service can be arranged by an external party on your own expenses .

Further details

1.1 Garden Roomz Oman is a family business neighboring an Omani household. The Guest shall use the room for his/her accommodation and for the accommodation of persons registered only. Strangers are not allowed in the Roomz without prior notification.

1.2 The Host shall hand over to the Guest a room upon his/her arrival immediately.

1.3 Breakfast is normally served in the garden or the dinning room depending on the session between 7:30am - 9:00am.

1.4 Cooking in the Roomz is not allowed.

1.5 Alcohol is forbidden in Garden Roomz premises (even in the roomz) since we are a Muslim family.

1.6 The host is not liable for any damages or stolen items in the Roomz.

1.7 Guests should make sure that the Roomz door is properly locked at all times.

1.8 Smoking is not allowed in the Roomz

1.9 Kids are their parents responsibility. They should be supervised at all times around the garden and within the host household.

The Muscat region

Ruling body - His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said is Head of State and rules by de[cree. He is assisted by a cabinet of ministers, Diwan of the Royal Court (the central body of bureaucratic affairs), and the Majlis Ash Shura, a body of representatives elected by the populace.

Population - Approximately 2.5 million. Around 1.5 million are Omani nationals. The remaining are expatriates

Climate - The climate differs widely across the Sultanate. It is hot and humid in the coastal areas in summer; while it is hot and dry in the interior with the exception of the higher mountains, which enjoy a moderate climate throughout the year.

Currency and Costs - The Omani Riyal (OR) is divided into 1,000 baiza. Currency can be exchanged in banks or at currency exchange booths located in the airport.

Shopping in Oman - The Capital area has a number of shopping malls, mostly situated in Qurum at the split of the main highway, and in the Al Khuwair area. Local produce in the super markets is reasonably priced and of a good standard. All the shopping malls are fully air-conditioned, brightly lit and cleaned round the clock, have their own mix of shops and showrooms, car parks, cafes and food courts and play areas for children.

For a more traditional experience, the two main souqs (markets) are located in Muttrah and Nizwa. The Souqs are a shoppers' delight offering anything from wallets for R.O. 1 to antique khanjars for R.O. 100+. Frankincense, silverware, antiques and garments are also largely available. (may not be exported.)

The Souqs retains much of its old world charm with row upon row of matchbox size shops, set in winding tiny lanes under a palm-frond canopied roof. Here, Bedouin women in traditional dress sell the fragrant aromas known as "Bukhoor," combining various raw materials such as sandalwood, frankincense and natural oils.

You can purchase souvenirs like Khanjars and coffee pots, Bedouin jewelry, clothing (dishdashas, kummas (caps), massar (turban) and khanjar for the men; dishdashas, surwal (trousers), lihaff (shawl) for the women).

Current local time in Muscat - http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=169 GMT +4

Al-Ghubra

Al-Ghurba Beach - 5 mins away

Local Park - were kids can run and play around - 5 mins away

White Coral- Seafood & Grills Restaurant - 5 mins away

Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra - 10 mins away

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque - 10 mins away

The Corniche - Muttrah - 25 mins away

Various restaurants around the area and few mins away

Check out this site for more info about Muscat http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/Oman/Mintaqat_Masqat/Muscat-1804277/TravelGuide-Muscat.html

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Review 1-10 of 29

17 Jul 2014

5/5

"Excellent Getaway in the Heart of the City :)"

We were referred to Garden Roomz by tripadvisor and trust me it was amazing..We weren't disappointed as it ticked all the boxes for us,the rooms are clean and beds comfortable,our host Salma mama… More

14 Apr 2014

5/5

"Super!"

Schöne Unterkunft, sauber. Tolle Gastgeberin und gutes Frühstück!Schwierig zu finden, aber die Suche lohnt sich...… More

13 Apr 2014

5/5

"Sehr empfehlenswerte Unterkunft"

Grosszügiges, sauberes Zimmer in einem schönen Garten. Sehr freundliche Inhaberin, wir haben die Gespräche mit ihr beim sehr geschätzt und haben uns mit den Kindern sehr wohlgefühlt. Das Frühst… More

27 Mar 2014

5/5

"Truly à room in à garden!"

Friendly and charming! Most gracious hostess, Salma. Truly enjoyed thé Arabic breakfasts. Quiet surronding and close to a very pleasant beach with a walk alongside.… More

13 Mar 2014

5/5

"Incredible hospitality"

The garden, the room, the breakfast, but most of all the hostess Salma, make this an extraordinary place to stay. Really local food, really local knowledge. Salma is wonderful and we couldn't have been happier with our decision to start our trip to Oman here.

8 Feb 2014

4/5

"Great experience"

Comfortable and clean accommodations. Salma (owner) is very gracious. Children were welcomed by her granddaughters and able to play together in the garden for a while. It is in a great location with easy access to the main highway, minutes from the public beach, minutes from the Grand Mosque. Great exposure to traditional Omani food at breakfast. Very relaxed atmosphere.

7 Feb 2014

4/5

"A 'home away from home' experience with a Muscat family"

We really enjoyed meeting and staying with Salma and her family, and staff. The location of GardenRoomz is good, in a quiet residential area offering good access to various places in Muscat. The directions given to guests could be clearer (satnav co-ordinates would be helpful). It is nice to be staying in the garden, and to be given access to the living room in the house. The breakfasts, taken at a table on the terrace, at which Salma and her family will join you, are great, including home-cooked arabic food. We just suggest to Salma that she upgrades the rooms in the near future, and perhaps develops the garden a bit so that it offers an even more pleasant space in which to sit. Thank you, Salma … we would like to stay in touch … and visit you again.

25 Jan 2014

4/5

"Warm welcome"

We arrived early in the morning in Muscat and could not find Salma's house. But after a telephone call she came to collect us. It turned out to be a beautful big house with 4 small houses in the garden in a quite neighbourhood. Salma was very welcoming and informative.
It felt like home. A perfect place to stay in Muscat. In the morning a local breakfast and when we left for the rest of our trip a big hug from Salma

14 Dec 2013

5/5

"Omani hospitality at its best - a unique experience."

We stayed with Mama Salma for one week and we really felt part of the family. The accommodation is comfortable and the location good. We learned much about Omani culture that would otherwise have been… More

2 Nov 2013

5/5

"A privilege to stay with Mamma Salma."

Firstly may I say that the Omani people are exceptional. Their kindness and hospitality to travellers is second to none. We found this wherever we went in Oman. Quite humbling really.Garden Roomz. Exc… More

Review 1-10 of 29

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:25 Aug 2014

Based in Oman

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