Oman has a limited number of hotels/accommodation and because of this people mistakenly comment that it’s an expensive “luxury” destination. This is primarily in reference to the hotel prices during peak season (November – February) rather than out and about in Oman.
As a guide:
Muscat City has only one x 6 Star hotel, five x 5 Star hotels, several 4 star properties and a myriad of 3 star properties plus 2 star properties for those that are on a budget. Recognized hotels include Ibis Hotel, Holiday Inn, Ramada Hotel, Radisson Blu, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental, Grand Hyatt, The Chedi, Ritz-Carlton, Shangri-La, Alila are all present in Oman.
There are no five star properties in Nizwa, Jabel Shams, Sur or Rass al Hadd, however plenty of options in the 4, 3 and 2 star category. In Jabal Akhdar the 5 star Alila Hotel opened in May 2014. Deluxe 4 star accommodation in the desert is available at Desert Nights Camp with a myriad of 3 star desert camps dispersed throughout the region.
Salalah has only 4 x 5 star properties and a select few 3 & 4 Star. Household names include Crowne Plaza, Hilton, Marriott, Rotana and Juweira Hotel all offer outstanding levels of accommodation.
Khasab presently has no 5 Star hotels, 1 x 4 star property and only two 3 star properties
Zighy Bay in Musandam only has one 5 star property: Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay
In total only six properties in Oman are 5-star. However, there are several hotel development projects underway as the destination continues to develop its infrastructure and hotel selection. Names such as Intercontinental Hotel Group, General Hotel Management (GHM), Grand Hyatt, Shangri-La, Radisson Blue, Hilton, Marriott and Swiss Belhotel will be joined by the likes of Fairmont, Kempinski, Four Seasons, Club Med, Banyan Tree, Oberon, Jumeria and also the Ritz Carlton Group which will have two properties in Oman by 2015.
Our website www.tourismoman.com.au showcases a selection of hotels ranging from 6 to 2 star properties throughout the country