Daily Archives: April 16, 2009

Al Bustan Palace – Where Kings and Queens Trod and Continue to Tread

CheandBustanPalacestaff  Che with Saleh, a friendly Omani whose job is greeting people at the main entrance of Al Bustan Palaceincense anyone?  Abdullah just inside the main entrance of Al Bustan who greets customers, offers them coffee, and will even light up some incense at this here rest area to make you feel at homeCheandtheBustanfountain  Che and the fountain in the main lobby of the hotel – Al Bustan was closed for about 2 years for renovations and reopened to the general public just this January.The chandelier in the main lobby  The chandelier in the main lobby – This impressive hotel has the largest ballroom in Oman and a 300sq m presidential suite. My princess in the palace  My princess in the palace! birds of paradise  These exotic flowers, native to South Africa, are known as “birds of paradise“.  Beautiful!palace shops  Forgot your swimsuit?! No problem at these 5 star (and +) hotels! They have shops that sell anything your heart desires. as you enter  The gate that lets you know you are approaching Al Bustan Palace as you get off the Al Bustan roundaboutChe and palace in background  Che near the hotel parking lot with the palace in the backgroundBustan Palace

Che on Bustan steps

Andy on Bustan stairsfront of Bustan  Al Bustan is definitely one of the major icons of Muscat, Oman!main lobby  It’s hard to get the entire lobby into a photo as it’s 38 meters high!!!  A garden view room here costs 220 RO/night! (and that’s excluding breakfast…) (24799666  albustan@albustanpalace.com)