Some 40 minutes drive from Muscat is Sifah and it was nice to visit to the new Sifawy Hotel there.
Its a small 55 suite property set around a Marina (which also has private apartments). The location is very nice – though in the summer heat the beach would be great if it was a bit closer. The chairman of the hotel’s developers, Samih Sawiris, Yacht was berthed in the Marina giving an idea of the size of boats it can take (145ft at least) .
The surprise of the journey was a second visit to the Sammak Restaurant, which I ate in last year. Despite our being guests of the hotel I dont think the vast improvement in the experience will be unique, but the difference was remarkable. The service, attentive without interfering and the food excellent – at a reduced price compared to last time (I checked !) .