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Garden Roomz Oman Guest house

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Guest house / 4 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

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

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

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 Garden Roomz 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 private bathroom, 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-Ghubrah beach is just 5 mins away and

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 Garden Roomz 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 private bathroom, 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-Ghubrah beach is just 5 mins away and there are many local restaurants that cater to different tastes around the block.

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

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 .

Location description from owner

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 - http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=169 GMT +4

Al-Ghubra

Al-Ghurba Beach - 5 mins awayLocal Park - were kids can run and play around - 5 mins awayWhite Coral- Seafood & Grills Restaurant - 5 mins awayRoyal Oman Symphony Orchestra - 10 mins awayThe Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque - 10 mins awayThe Corniche - Muttrah - 25 mins awayVarious restaurants around the area and few mins awayCheck 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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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
  • 5 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared garden
  • Internet access
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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About the owner

Salma A
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
03 May 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
Oman

Languages spoken: English


This Guest house has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Oct 2011. Located in Muscat, it has 46 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £855.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 May 2016.

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“wonderful stay with very nice host family”

Reviewed 21 Jan 2016

we stayed 2 nights in the garden rooms in Muskat. There are 4 small bungalows in the garden of a lovely villa, a quiet and nice place. Salma the host is a very friendly and helpful. The garden rooms are located not so far from the Grand Moschee and the Chedii hotel. You need a car when you are staying there.

“Choose a B&B with Salma at Garden Roomz to see Oman”

Reviewed 2 Dec 2015

Arrived late at night and was met graciously. Awoke to a wonderful breakfast which wound up being one of nine to come in the following days. Relaxed, animated conversation with Salma and her family over long ( our choice) breakfasts. Salma very helpful in advising us on car rental, places to see and visit, local culture. We had lived in the country 33 years ago and Salma introduced us to the modern Muscat and Oman in a way which could not have been better. If you want the true Oman experience in a pleasant informative way stay with Salma at Garden Roomz Oman ! Doug and Anne Gregory

“The perfect ending of our tour through fascinating Oman”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2015

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.

“Incredible hospitality”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2014

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.

“Great experience”

Reviewed 8 Feb 2014

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.

“A 'home away from home' experience with a Muscat family”

Reviewed 7 Feb 2014

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.

“Warm welcome”

Reviewed 25 Jan 2014

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

“An oasis of tranquility and hospitality.”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2013

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.

“Glad we had the chance to come to this beautiful place”

Reviewed 1 Apr 2013

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.

“Beautiful oasis in Oman!”

Reviewed 1 Mar 2013

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!

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