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Day 1 In Oman – Rotana Resort Salalah


Hello from Oman!

My husband and I took advantage of Eid holidays to escape from Doha for a short-but-well-deserved getaway. We decided to visit Oman because we heard so many wonderful reviews about this country that we were very curious to see it.

Although Muscat is a city on my bucket list, we booked our days off at Salalah, located in the south of Oman. I’m actually not sure if we made the right choice.
Salalah is a small city. Basically there is nothing except a couple of malls. It’s totally under construction and it looks years behind Doha. But the city wasn’t a problem for us. We weren’t looking for city tours. We wanted to chill and relax. Thanks god, my husband picked a fabulous hotel. We stayed at Rotana Resort which is simply beautiful! With a huge (and I mean really huge) swimming pool, a private beach, three restaurants and a spa we were completely arranged to take the most from our holiday.

Unfortunately the weather was not very kind with us. All five days were cloudy and rainy. The sea was so rough that red flag waved for all the time. At least temperatures were amazing. There were around 32 degrees which let us know to live outdoor for the entire duration of the holiday. Those who lives in Qatar know very well what kind of privilege is this one!

I defintely recommend Rotana Resort at Salalah although they don’t provide internet access in rooms unless you paid an unbelievable and very expensive fee (35OR which means almost 100euros for 3 days. What?!!!!). From a five stars hotel I expect free wifi everywhere.

Despite that all facilities were fantastic. We pampered ourselves at the Spa, gifting us two hours of pure relax. We tried out Scrub and Wrapping Body Treatment and a regenerating massage. Divine! We tried all three restaurants and my favorite was The Beach which is of course next to the beach, in front of the sea 😉 For asian food lovers, Silk Road restaurant was pretty good. I ordered Edamame and Green Curry Chicken with rice and both were delicious.

Regarding what to see at Salalah, I’m going to dedicate another post! So keep watching this space 🙂
My Travel // Oman  Staycation at Rotana Resort  - Salalah  www.bonjourchiara.com

My Travel // Oman  Staycation at Rotana Resort  - Salalah  www.bonjourchiara.com

My Travel // Oman  Staycation at Rotana Resort  - Salalah  www.bonjourchiara.com

My Travel // Oman  Staycation at Rotana Resort  - Salalah  www.bonjourchiara.com

My Travel // Oman  Staycation at Rotana Resort  - Salalah  www.bonjourchiara.com

My Travel // Oman  Staycation at Rotana Resort  - Salalah  www.bonjourchiara.com

My Travel // Oman  Staycation at Rotana Resort  - Salalah  www.bonjourchiara.com

My Travel // Oman  Ancient Greek Sandals  www.bonjourchiara.com

H&M dress | Jade Tribe bag | Ancient Greek Sandals shoes | Spektre sunglasses

Bonjour Chiara
About me

<p>Chiara is a quirky and funny Italian girl currently living in Middle East. She is a dreamer, a blogger, a shopaholic, Paris and cats lover. She spends her days with her husband and their three cats, creating outfits with Mrs B. and writing about what she loves!</p>

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6 Comments

Angie
Reply August 10, 2016

We have just been at the Rotana Resort and they do have free internet in every room, it is not the fastest but it is there. Also didn't you know it is Monsoon season and not just bad weather in July?

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply August 10, 2016

    Maybe depends on room's location. Pool and restaurants have free internet so maybe if the room is close to that areas you can get access to free internet. In our room there was no signal except for the one you had to paid.
    Yes we know about that, but actually temperatures were absolutely great because we could stay outside without dying! It was a relief!! We were just disoriented about the place (not the hotel) because everybody told us that Salalah is a kind of paradise. For us it wasn't. It's amazing compared to Qatar as we don't have any green area or mountains but in general it's nothing extraordinary.

Patricia
Reply August 15, 2016

Amazing place!!!! Love the pics!!!
xoxo
https://www.donkeycool.es/

Patrícia
Reply January 12, 2017

Woooow, that looks so good!
The photos are really amazing and this post is such an inspiration!
Thanks a lot :D
Also love your blog*
Xx

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply January 13, 2017

    Thanks Patricia, how sweet you are!! Have a fab day ahead
    xoxo, Chiara

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