I seem to be visiting Oman more frequently and it’s definitely my favorite place when it comes to staycations. I know it’s not exactly a short drive away however it’s such a scenic route when you drive to Oman – the mountains look like a water painting as you’re driving by and it honestly feels as though it’s just one straight road from Dubai to Oman. I’ve stayed in many luxury hotels and most always seem to be on the beach however I recently visited a business hotel; Radisson Collection Hormuz Grand Hotel, which had no beach yet it still had a surprising balance of a relaxing holiday vibe. My favorite aspect of this hotel was the outdoor area on the ground floor which was almost like a private island setting. You feel completely shut off from the outside world surrounded by palm trees and a beautiful water feature reminiscent of the Omani culture.
We had a suite and it was one of those rooms where you could spend most of your day! The suite is very spacious and most importantly for me; lot’s of good light and a super comfy bed! The bathroom was very spacious and I loved the Beige marble finishing.
We ate at a few different in house restaurants but my favorite was Qureshi which has also recently been awarded best Indian restaurant in the Middle East! They had the best fish tikka I’ve ever tasted and everything was so fresh. When it comes to dessert my favorite was the Pecan pie at Straits restaurant. It was the first time I tried Pecan pie and I can’t believe what I’ve been missing out on! I ordered it every day after trying it! I’m not sure I want to order it anywhere else in case it’s not as good as this one!
The service was impeccable! What I really loved was that all of the staff, whether it be in the restaurants or general hotel area’s, knew how long we where staying and were genuinely interested in where we came from and what our stay had been like so far.
We also tried out the spa and it was one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Usually when I try different full body massages such as Balinese, Aromatherapy or signature massages, they all feel the same – not much difference in the technique. At the Radisson Collection spa I tried the Balinese and it was so refreshing to see that the therapists were so knowledgable on the types of massage and what makes a Balinese massage different to any other full body massage. Again – I’m hesitant to try a Balinese massage anywhere else now as the one at Radisson was just so on point!
I would definitely stay at this hotel again and if you do every stay here then you can’t leave without trying the Pecan pie and the Balinese massage!