The View Hotel can claim to be something genuinely different and unique in Oman. Situated on the edge of a valley in the Jebal Akhdar area of the Hajar Mountains, the property underwent a complete renovation in late 2013. What was once a boutique campsite of just 15 tents is now a fully fledged hillside resort. Accommodation is split between Superior and Premier rooms – all of which are well furnished and offer good views over the valley – the former of which are in terraced rows, whilst the latter are dotted individually throughout the grounds and come with butler service and unfettered views.
What has not changed is the staggering view over the sheer drop into the Al Hamra Valley: one of the most amazing hotel room views you can imagine! As much of the construction as possible has been done with local materials and there is a small kitchen garden to supply the on site restaurant, so The View can boast good green credentials compared to many hotels in Oman as well,although guests are advised that the hotel currently does not serve alcohol. The hotel is very well placed for exploring the mountains, towns and forts of the interior and there are a number of hiking trails in the area as well.