Although we had originally planned to stay again at Marina Hotel (despite it being a dive, it was still a great location, and better the devil you know…) but the dive was full. I guess that disco gets pretty popular. We ended up staying at the slightly more expensive but much nicer Qurum Beach House in Qurum. Qurum is an area in Muscat that seems to be trying to attract the beach crowd – unlike elsewhere, they had a nice long sandy beach. There’s a lot of chain hotels along the beach, but they were pretty expensive.The hotel was about 8 stories high, with an indoor atrium. Our room was huge, with a sitting room and a bedroom. It was clean and quiet. The shower wasn’t self supporting – just a hose with a jet attached in a tub, but we’re used to that by now! The included breakfast was very good.
The hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the beach itself.