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Intercontinental Hotel, Muscat


The Intercontinental Hotel offers six different restaurants.

It is close to Shatti Beach and several other good eateries and shopping malls.

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The Al Ghazal Pub offers some of the best ‘Pub grub’,

my favourite being

the fish & chips and the club sandwich, both

are generous-sized portions.

The daily soup is a good

call for the smaller appetite,

this comes with a fresh baguette.

Free internet is available.

This pub also offers dancing nightly

with a very good residential band which

normally starts at 10pm.

A pint of beer goes for 3.100 rials which

is the going fare in Muscat central.

Wine is a much more expensive option and a

bottle can often result in a second mortgage!

(They do have a designated ‘happy hour’ which is worth looking out for!)

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Over Christmas they excel themselves for tourists and expats alike.

At ‘Majlis el Shams’, the coffee shop, you can get a good cappuccino and

 french pastries.

I have also had good meals at

both ‘Tomato’ and ‘Trader Vics’.

There is a friendly newsagent where you can

pick up postcards, books and latest copies of  ‘The Spectator’ and ‘The Week’,

curios are also on offer.

I enjoy the interior decked out ‘Omani-style’.

 

This hotel is highly rated with tasteful rooms,

a large swimming pool, spa, gymnasium

and lovely gardens, it is also within

walking distance to the beach.

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