Al-Ghubra holiday guest house rental with beach/lake nearby, air con and TV and rural retreat

Garden Roomz Oman

from £66 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 4.5/5

39 reviews

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Guest house / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 Home 184773

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Guest house / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

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. The Green Room is 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).

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
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Al-Ghubrah Beach 5 km
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Muscat International Airport 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
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
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

Since the Rooms are in a residential area, secure parking is no problem.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 season 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 Roomz1.9 Kids are their parents responsibility. They should be supervised at all times around the garden and within the host household.

The Muscat Governorate 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 - GMT +4


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

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Review 1-10 of 39

15 Apr 2015


"The perfect ending of our tour through fascinating Oman"

Great place, if you like to get in touch with locals and get first hand information about life in Oman. Very kind and interesting host family. Salma's Arabian breakfast is fantastic, much better and more authentic than what you get in a hotel and more than you can eat. We recommend a navsat to drive around in Muscat and to find the way back to the house. We would come back any time.

13 Mar 2014


"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


"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


"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


"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

6 Sep 2013


"An oasis of tranquility and hospitality."

I had a very lovely stay at the residence of mama Salma. The property is in a quiet suburb of Muscat in a very tranquil setting. The garden features fishes and turtles which the kids loved. The rooms in the garden are like standalone hotel rooms and are wonderfully air-conditioned. For one not used to 40+ degree heat they are very welcome indeed. The most wonderful aspect is the hospitality itself. Salma took the time to make us feel welcome and engage in discussion about the traditions, custom, and history of Oman. The staff are very approachable and make you feel so welcome. Loved my stay and will always stay here when visiting Oman.. Inshallah soon.

1 Apr 2013


"Glad we had the chance to come to this beautiful place"

Our very last minute booking was as welcomed as we could have never expected. Salma welcomed us in her beautiful home and gave us immediately the feeling of being part of an Omani family. She made us feel comfortable and gave us enough privacy and made sure we knew that we were always welcome in her house and could always ask her if we needed anything. The place is located well in the middle of Muscat and everything can be reached very easily by car. The accommodations are clean and offer a great rest in the middle of a selfmade Omani garden. Every morning Salma offered breakfast and told us more about the Omani culture and informed us about great places to visit. We would recommend Salma's place to anyone who is interested in the Omani life and would like to know more about this welcoming and friendly culture.

1 Mar 2013


"Beautiful oasis in Oman!"

My husband and I found Garden Roomz based on excellent reviews on the Airbnb website. We were not disappointed! Selma was a gracious host and is a lovely person. We felt welcomed from the first when she went out of her way to meet us when we were lost! When we arrived at her home she welcomed us with a cold drink in her home. Our garden room was lovely and comfortable and we were greeted each morning with a fresh breakfast cooked by Selma and we really appreciated that Selma had breakfast with us and sharing so much about life in Oman. We loved staying with Selma and we would love to stay again. Thank you Selma!

31 Dec 2012


"Wonderful stay with an Omani family"

My husband and I had a wonderful time staying at Salma's guesthouse pods. Clean, spacious with a kitchen area with kettle and teas/coffees. Private bathroom. This pod is one of 4 in Salma's own garden. We enjoyed the interaction with Salma and her family each morning at breakfast. Salma cooked delicious breakfasts each morning. She also was a wealth of information about Oman and the culture. Salma was welcoming and open which was superb and this is what my husband I enjoyed most. The experience at Salma's was unique in that you would not experience this in a standard hotel. I would recommend hiring a car to travel around. You will get lost but this is part of the experience. Overall an excellent experience.

13 Dec 2012


"Great Omani hospitality - perfect for families - warm athmosphere"

We really enjoyed our stay at Garden Roomz. We used it as a base to see Muscat - and travelling with two kids age 2 nd 5 it was the perfect place to stay. The kids enjoyed watching the turtles and the fish and playing with the cats. The garden is beautiful - lovely fragrance from the flowers and this time of the year perfect tempereature for us to be able to enjoy it. With the small seperated apartments you wouldnt worry if the kids woke up at night - to wake other guests and at night the parents could sit and relax in the garden and still close enough to hear if the kids would wake up. We stayed with some friends that also had kids. As we were getting ready to go somewhere in the morning the kids were able to play and have fun in the garden whilst they were waiting. We really appreciated the host and hostess' warm hospitality. By the time we left - we felt like family. We also enjoyed the Omani breakfasts in the morning served at our convenience.

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      Calendar last updated:21 Nov 2015

      Based in Oman

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