Salalah Gardens Hotel
With subtle Arabic styling and a sun-drenched pool, Salalah Gardens Hotel is an inspiring place to stay in one of Oman’s largest cities. Relax in an apartment-style suite with your own kitchenette or indulge in a bit of retail therapy in the shopping mall next door. Children are VIPs at the hotel, with indoor and outdoor play areas and a dedicated pool.
- Dine on fresh, local seafood and Arabic meze or self-cater in your guestroom
- Swim a few laps in the outdoor pool before unwinding in the sauna or steam room
- Hop aboard the complimentary shuttle bus to and from the airport
- Shop for worldly souvenirs at the city’s largest mall, just moments from the hotel
- Visit Salalah’s white-sand beaches and UNESCO World Heritage sites
Whether lounging in your guestroom or hanging out in the public square — at the heart of the hotel, where locals gather for sunset chats — you feel a sincere sense of welcome and place. The friendly concierge team can help you uncover the most fascinating activities or sights in this unique corner of the Middle East, famous for its summer monsoons, tropical fruit plantations, and ancient frankincense trade.
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With soothing neutral shades and lattice window screens casting cast sun-dappled patterns on the floor, Salalah Gardens Hotel’s 166 welcoming guestrooms range from studios to one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites. Sink into a plush bed made up with crisp linen, rustle up a snack in your kitchenette, or catch up on work at the glass-topped desk. Bathrooms come with spacious showers and comfortable robes, while larger suites have balconies overlooking the landscaped square.
If you are traveling with your family or as a group, request interconnecting suites to create a seamless space with plenty of room for everyone.
Salalah Gardens Hotel serves up mouthwatering flavors from the Mediterranean to the Middle East at its five restaurants. Try regional specialties at Annabi, fresh seafood at Yamal, or international favorites at Flavors. Relax over coffee at The Lounge Café or sip tropical mocktails by the pool at The Leisure Deck Restaurant and Bar.
Flavors Restaurant – True to its name, Flavors Restaurant serves international dishes from morning to night. Start your day with a buffet breakfast, and come lunch or dinner, choose from the Mediterranean-inspired à la carte menu.
Yamal Restaurant – With ocean tones, cool lighting, and an outdoor terrace, Yamal Restaurant is the place to go for a sophisticated seafood dinner. Feast on delectable international dishes and the freshest local catches, including just-shucked oysters and grilled lobster.
Annabi Restaurant – Beautifully decorated with lanterns and latticework, Annabi Restaurant specializes in Lebanese and regional cuisine. Let the staff guide you through the must-order mezze and mains — a true favorite is lahme ras asfour, a savory mix of meat, garlic, tomatoes, and coriander.
The Leisure Deck Restaurant and Bar – As the sun sets, this poolside lounge delivers well-made mocktails and fragrant shisha, accompanied by fun music and a gorgeous sky. If you are hungry, be sure to try an order of mezze or one of their pizzas or salads.
The Lounge Café – Stop by this contemporary café in the lobby for a quick coffee or linger over a light lunch or afternoon tea. Try an Arabic coffee, flavored with cardamom and served with sweet dates, or opt for a richer Turkish brew.
Make the most of Salalah’s subtropical climate with a dip in the outdoor pool or simply sunbathe with a good book on the terrace, before hitting the treadmill at the gym or taking some time in the sauna or steam room. If you have toddlers in tow, watch them splash around the kids’ pool and burn off some energy in the play areas. Next door, the mall gives you the chance to browse more than 150 stores, catch a film at the 14-screen cinema, or grab a bite at one of the many restaurants.
Head to the impressive Museum of Frankincense Land and neighboring Al Baleed Archaeological Park to learn about the frankincense trade that flourished in the region for centuries. Then shop for incense and spices in Al Husn Souk before strolling down to the palm-fringed Corniche to join the promenading locals. If you want to venture out, a five-minute drive can take you to the Khareef Heritage Village, where you can watch traditional Bedouin dancing during the monsoon festival every summer.
Salalah Gardens Hotel
In the southern region of Oman’s Dhofar Governorate, Salalah is hailed as Arabia’s perfume capital due to its ancient frankincense trade. Within the charming city, Salalah Gardens Hotel is located in the Rabat Street Al Wadi Area, conveniently allowing you to explore the historic parts of town as well as the newer neighborhoods. The hotel is connected to Salalah Gardens Mall, while lively marketplace Al Husn Souq is within a 10-minute drive and the World Heritage-listed Al Baleed Archaeological Park is 20 minutes away.
Salalah International Airport is 4 mi / 7 km from the hotel.