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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

miss b loves....The Chedi Hotel, Muscat, Oman


I mentioned in my last post about my trip to Oman(here)that our hotel, The Chedi was so impressive that it deserved its own post.......


As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by warm smiles and once through the main doors, into the incense-perfumed lobby, we instantly knew that it was a special place - there's a calm ambiance so difficult to describe (and even more difficult to achieve!!) ......  



The Chedi offers understated elegance, a minimalist design which combines Omani architecture with an Asian Zen-style.....low-rise buildings and immaculately maintained symmetrical gardens, inner courtyards, pools and fountains which all add to the feeling of tranquility and total relaxation.  






The design of the rooms is sleek and minimalist but with warm, earthy Omani colours......



...and there are great little touches including a Nespresso coffee machine, Bose docking station, complimentary fruit, water, soft drinks and beer ....and gorgeous Bulgari toiletries.... 


The pampering continues by the pool and on the beach with cold, refreshing towels and iced water (with lemon and mint) constantly topped up..............




and the sunbeds are enormous.....



There's a family pool and two adult-only pools. The Long Pool is the longest in the Middle East.....



and the infinity pool is just as stunning........




All the staff contributed to making our stay special....friendly yet always professional......they really couldn't do enough for us. While sipping a cappuccino in the gardens.........


.....I asked if they had any macarons.......The waiter took me to the main restaurant to one of the open kitchens where the pastry chef went through all the flavours while the waiter waited so patiently for me to decide.........


raspberry and rosemary, sandalwood,
pistachio and salted caramel

Ladurée has some serious competition!!!!!! These were out... of.... this...... world!
  

In the evening the hotel and grounds have a romantic, magical feel with clever lighting ......





and at every turn there are more candles, firepits and lanterns.......







There are six restaurants at The Chedi and we dined in two of them. The Restaurant with its four open show kitchens has a varied international menu and the highlight of our meal was the Omani Seafood Grill (lobster tail, king prawn, shari fillet, hammour and saffron rice) and Steamed Sea Bass Fillet with roasted pumpkin, asparagus, artichoke salsa and vanilla foam - delicious!



We also enjoyed the Japanese and Malaysian cuisine in The Long Pool Cabana



Breakfast at The Chedi is particularly memorable with both cooked to order dishes from the menu and an extensive buffet choice....they bake their own bread and melt in the mouth pastries. 


Oranges in the fruit preparation area

Even the hotel shop, The Boutique, is ultra-stylish........





We knew when we booked that The Chedi had won numerous awards and our expectations were therefore high. However, not only were they met, but they were exceeded! So...... our final verdict.......one of the best, if not the best place we have ever stayed! Our first visit but hopefully not our last(next time I would love to stay longer and I must try the spa treatments!)and we would definitely like to try one of the other hotels in the group ......The Nam Hai in Vietnam also looks very special.... 


90 comments:

  1. I would go to this hotel if I visit Oman! It's amazing! Thank you for sharing all these fabulous photos¡!

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  2. La perfection absolue.................... :)

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  3. What a beautiful hotel! Your photos look so professional. Great to read that your expectations were exceeded; would definitely consider staying there.

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  4. Miss B...you should love it!

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  5. Wow, gorgeous. Looks like utter luxury. I've never been to that part of the world. I think I should add it to my list!

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  6. Really mazing, i loled thet big sofa under the floating lanterns!

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  7. Looks amazing! One beautiful photo after another. Those pool photographs with the umbrellas wow. Great post.

    - Jen

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  8. Wow, incredible hotel, so grand and opulent! Lovely photos! xxx

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  9. Now I know where to stay if I go to Iman :) Lovely!
    Stacy

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  10. What a beautiful place! I am amazed with it! I so want to go there!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  11. Wow. I'd love to stay there!
    Visiting Oman must have been extremely interesting.

    Enjoy the rest of the week! :)

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  12. Oh, Take Me! Fabulous looking place, now on my list!

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  13. I love ethnic style this place is beautiful!!
    Karolyn
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  14. It looks so luxurious, would I love to live there! Beautiful photos, you've really captured the beauty of the place.

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  15. Oh my, yes this was definitely worthy of its own post. What a stunning place. I love these photos, and rosemary macarons? I bet that was delicious!

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  16. Miss b: I just have one question for you. How do you leave such a place behind to go home to grey skies, and frozen dinners? Heck. The Chedi hotel even makes better macarons than Laduree and the cappuccino, ah, the cappuccino... Thank you for taking us along. I could *almost* picture myself by that infinity pool... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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    1. Yes Véronique - I'm dreaming about it now as I look at the rain!

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  17. miss b, that hotel is exquisite! the word I would use to describe it is SANCTUARY. i love that they use all of the elements: water, fire, air etc. and they blend seamlessly. gosh the palm trees surrounded by water...I could sit there all day! those macarons look so good and they had a variety! that was so sweet :) i love those chandeliers. ohhhhh you have to go back. The chedi hotel is delightful! I would've been tempted to stay in all day. HAHAHAHA
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    1. Sanctuary - the perfect description, Kim.

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  18. What an amazing place! All those relaxing pools and pampering...ahhhh! How did you ever leave after all that?

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    1. It was difficult - we could have stayed for longer, much longer - I could happily move in!

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  19. This place looks so cozy! Thanks for sharing! Following :)
    -Kosi
    http://onecreatesoneself.blogspot.com/

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  20. Beautiful photos, it looks like an amazing destination :)

    -Haylie

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    1. A surprise to see that you are my new follower thank you, Haylie.

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  21. Stunning. There is nothing to dislike! I have yet to taste macarons - something I must remedy soon.

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    1. You have to taste macarons - I can't stop tasting them wherever I go. I'm on a mission to try all the flavours there are I think!!

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  22. Stunning hotel! Ultimate in luxury. . I love the interiors and the infinity pool. Thanks for sharing this.

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  23. I'm speechless! This looks absolutely amazing and macarons - need I say more? Thank you for letting us step into a beautiful world! Hugs, C. (HHL)

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  24. So much to comment on here! Look at the clean lines and white aesthetic! I love it ;) The sun beds are enormous .. The treats are perfect as are the toiletries!

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  25. wow - that looks so beautiful and relaxing. right out of the pages of travel & leisure magazine! the french macarons are a real treat too! :)
    xoamy
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  26. Wow thsi is an amazing place to be!!! I envy oyu! Thanks a lot for your comment and maybe you want to follow each other in platforms we have in common (bloglovin, facebook, twitter, pinterest)? xoxo

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  27. This is fantabulous! Such a charming place! Miss B thanks for visiting my blog, I'm delighted to follow you back. Kisses Coco

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    1. Pleased you decided to follow. Thank you.

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  28. You were right to build up our expectations, the hotel really did deserve its own post! It's amazing, I would love to go there once!

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  29. We are really wanting to go visit this part of the world - off to read more of your posts :) Gorgeous hotel!

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  30. OMG, that is perfection!! I love the pictures! You must have felt amazing! I would love to visit Oman one day!
    Thank you for sharing, honey!

    Have a great weekend!

    xoxoxo

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  31. This looks soo lovely!!
    You are so lucky!

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  32. Oman is a travel destination that, I admit, had never really crossed my mind... but seeing your photos of the The Chedi Hotel, I definitely need to rethink that! I am absolutely in awe of how beautiful it looks. Your time there sounds like an absolute dream :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  33. Wow it is amazing. A real treat to stay in this luxury. Pool area is my favourite. Would love some sun. I will just have to dream through your photos. Have a great weekend

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  34. What a beautiful place! Everything is just gorgeous and luxurious. x

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  35. OMG what a FABULOUS hotel!!!! If there's anything that's high on my list as a favorite thing, it's a fabulous hotel and this one has me drooling!!! What a joy it would be to be able to luxuriate there! Thanks for sharing the fabulous pics! Also thanks for stopping by this week ... and have a great weekend! ~xoSandy

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  36. Wow that looks like an AMAZING place!!
    xo,
    nancy

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  37. Amazing photos, hope to visit one day.

    Dusana :-)

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  38. oman is definitely on my list to go.

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    Would you like to follow each other?

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  39. Love this place :D

    A chic kiss ;)

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  40. It looks gorgeous!! I would so love to go there one day <3
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  41. Wow,really beautiful hotel.:)
    Maybe follow each other???
    My Blog


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  42. oh miss b. your photos make me dream and make me envious... What a nice place! This hotel looks much nicer than many others including the Al Bustan or the Hyatt (which are very nice too). Lucky you! I so want to go back to Muscat and Oman!!!!!!!!
    One thing to do if you go back and if you have the oppotunity to (and if you love horses): visit the sultan's stables - near Muscat: gorgeous horses in stables built near the water and amidst bougainvillea trees...
    Oman is a dream place and people there are so nice and so friendly. It's like being in Paradise!
    xoxo,
    Anne (Playing with Scarves)

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    1. I definitely would like to return. Thanks for recommending the Sultan's stables, Anne - that's something we would enjoy.

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  43. Amazing post. You have such a fantastic blog. It would be great if we could follow each other.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you - I'm glad you like my blog. I'll visit yours soon.

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  44. LOVE the design of this hotel!
    Stacy

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  45. wow looks amazing:)

    thank you for your lovely comment! We are planning to got to oman next year for diving, because we have friends there <3

    xxx

    eve
    http://sundaydresses.blogspot.co.at/

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  46. Great blog dear! I´m your new follower on gfc and bloglovin. Feel free to do the same. Kisses
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    1. Thank you for deciding to follow!

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  47. This hotel is so amazing! I wish to spend my weekend there)
    kisses)

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  48. This looks great!

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  49. Oh wow, that is one place I would love to visit!!!! How beautiful.
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  50. really nice places in this world..

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  51. What an amazing place, I would love to visit the hotel some day even if Oman is not first on the list of my places to go, after your description I feel really atracted to go.
    kisses

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  52. Adorable. Really like your post.

    Have a great week! Many kisses,


    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  53. This looks insanely good! The hotel has such a lovely style! Would love to go! X

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  54. Miss B, I nominated your blog for the Liebster Blog award in my post today. You have a great blog. Pamela

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    1. Thank you very much, Pamela! A lovely surprise! It's always good to be appreciated - you've made my day.

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  55. I like this post so much: these pictures are wonderful!
    What about following each other?
    Cosa mi metto???
    Vivi clothes giveaway!!

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  56. Wow! That hotel looks beyond amazing! Pure luxury! :)

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  57. I went to Oman about 5 years ago and the Chedi was an option but we opted for the Shangri-La, seeing these pics, I think that next time we will stay at the Chedi, it looks amazing!!! ;)


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    1. I stayed at the Shangri-La about six years ago and enjoyed it but The Chedi is a very different style as you can see from the photos.

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  58. AMAZING:)
    check ot my new post if you want some more travel inspiration:)

    have a great day dear

    LOVE Maria

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  59. This is soo beautiful.

    Hugs,

    Nico

    www.nicoleta.me

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  60. Oh my God! That's amazing.. would like to visit Oman!!! I am a new follower of u n gfc, wanna follow back?!
    giulia
    fashionmamas.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for following - I'll definitely have a look at your blog soon.

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  61. This looks like paradise! So jealous! x

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  62. What an interesting trip! The Chedi looks so refined, I loved the place.

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  63. Beautiful photos and "gorgeous" Hotel!!!
    I'm your follower on GFC (228).
    Hope you'll do the same!
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  64. Woooow, what a beautiful hotel, I can check in right now please! : ) If we go to Oman one day, I am definitely checking this hotel!

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  65. The adore spaces really caught my eye, when I go to hotels I spend a lot of my time outdoors and my husband likes being in doors so we have to find a place that caters to both our needs!

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  66. Dear Miss B,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier on today!

    Sounds like you had an amazing time in Oman. I like the picture you took from the property, what a pool!! I read that you once lived in France. Where about? I have also lived there for 3 years, in Paris to be precise.

    Looking forward to hearing from you,

    Take care, Catherine xoxo

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    1. How lovely to have lived in Paris for three years. I spent my year in France in Saintes not too far from Bordeaux - what an amazing and unforgettable experience!

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  67. WOW! this places looks absolutely sensation. You're so lucky you had the chance to stay there! amazing. x

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