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Nature loving , Fond of old civilizations , Into Yoga , philosophy , Spirituality & Cycling :D
It was such an absolute pleasure to stay with Safaa and her lovely family in Muscat. I arrived late but Safaa was there to kindly greet me and even though it was late she showed me how to get the pretty beach that is literally only 5 minutes walk from the house. Speaking of the location, you can not get any better than this in Muscat! It's right by the Opera House and Intercon Hotel. The "wing" is very large and private and an extremely comfortable place to call home for the stay. I was lucky enough to get to experience some of Safaa's yummy home cooked vegetarian meals and even had a few meals with the family! Snacks and stuff for breakfast were also provided and everything was high quality and fabulous. Coming to stay with Safaa and her family changed my trip to Oman dramatically because I felt I had a second family there and also got great recommendations of things to do and see. This was by far my best Airbnb experience to date. Thank you!
What can I say that hasn't been said already? A stay at Safaa's home is special in so many ways. The accommodation and location are second to none; large, comfortable, well furnished rooms in an area that is easy to access and close to great restaurants and beach. But the standout aspect is the wonderful welcome extended by Safaa and Family. As soon as we arrived we felt part of the family, due to the friendliness, generosity and concern of our hosts. Caring extras, such as a bowl of lentil soup, or lunch of falafel, together with a willingness to go the extra mile by, for example, haggling the very best of prices for our taxi rides, made our stay exceptionable. We will miss all of that back in the British winter, but most of all we will miss Safaa, whose personality and conversation warmed us more than the Omani sunshine. She is a wise soul.
Brian and Anne
Safaa and her family are amazing people. Not just great hosts, but stupendous human beings. I arrived at the airport late on a Thursday night. Her family met me, took me to their house, and insisted we go searching for the diving center I was supposed to take a course at that night. Google said it was nearby. I discovered I was mistaken about where it was located when we were driving around looking for it. Safaa and her family insisted they drive me to the real location the next morning. I thought it would be a 5 minute walk from their place. It turned out to be a 25 minute drive. They woke up early on both weekend days, took me to the marina, AND picked me up from the marina. They also negotiated taxi fares for me, gave me excellent food recommendations, and went out of their way more than any people I've ever met (including my family) to ensure I had an amazing stay in Muscat. In addition, the pictures are an exact representation of the living facilities and they provide tons of food and juices in the private wing. I've stayed at a number of places through airbnb and otherwise and this is the best of them. They say that "the family makes the home" and I couldn't agree more. I am privileged to have met and stayed with such incredible people and I cannot recommend staying here enough!
Safaa was a very welcoming host and although we did arrive very late,she stayed awake to welcome us. The rooms were spacious and fully equipped, nice bathroom ,enough towels even for the beach. The fridge was generously stocked with breakfast items, juice and fruits. Safaa showed us around the next morning and told us about the neighbourhood. The location is perfect for dining out and parking is easy. Thank you Safaa, it was such a pleasure to be your guest.
Safaa - hospitality is her middle name :-) We had a great stay in Muscat, and Safaa and her family were an important contribution. "Our" private wing of the house was clean, cozy and convenient, and we felt just like home from the very beginning. Walking distance to a nice, long beach, were there also were other westerners swimming, made us relax with our 3 children. The house is good base for sightseeing the greater Muscat area. The host and place come with all possible recommendations!
One just needs to read the reviews to understand how great this place is! I second the comments of previous reviewers, and can't imagine staying anywhere else in Muscat next time I'm in town. Having spent the better part of a week getting to know the city, this really is the ideal location in town to stay. It is so well suited to transportation, entertainment, restaurant options, ATM/Oman post, beach, Opera House, etc.
Safaa and her family leave you wanting for nothing, going out of their way to make sure you have the best possible stay. I can't say much else other than thank you, and be assured I'd love to be back again one day soon!
Safaa met me at the gate past midnight and even stayed up chatting and made sure I was comfortably settled in. Everything you could need was there, plenty of space for clothes, a desk, good bed, en suite bathroom and plenty of breakfast food, fruit and yogurt.
Best thing was the welcoming and easygoing manner of Safaa, it really made the stay and truly made it hard to say goodbye! Even got me to do a little yoga :-)
We enjoyed our stay with Safaa very much. Safaa was very flexible in terms of arrival time, getting up in the night to show me the rooms, which I appreciated very much. She proved to be a caring and considerate host, always available to chat and really going out of her way to help us plan our stay (including helping us out with the car rental and logistics). Her love for Oman/Muscat is definitely contagious!
The accommodation is very spacious and clean. The house is perfectly located for discovering Muscat and enjoying the beach.
If we go back to Oman, we'll definitely stay here again.
Great greeting, even with our flight delayed and late at night. Very nice neighbourhood and convenient for the opera house and lovely local beach. A great escape from Dubai!
What a nice stay over at Safaas.
I recommand everyone to visit this place.
Location is really top, close to the beach (5 min away = walking distance from her place), a 1 hour walk on the beach every morning and you get ready for your day.
You can find restaurants, bars, taxis ( just 50m from her door), the Intercontinental hotel, a mall etc, very near by. When I mention near by it is really walking distance, no need any taxi.
I was busy all day long with meetings so this is a interesting place also for business people coming for meetings. All the taxis know the area, you have a wifi connection, your own entrance, no any distrurbance.
Now regarding the host, the post before mine speak for themselves; Really friendly, warm welcoming person, she showed me the beach at midnught as se might have notices I was really looking forward to me walking morning session :). Breakfast is what you can expect, ask her for anything you might want or need. She is of great discussions and helpful.
Thanks again Safaa for your time and hospitality :)
Trato genial hacia nosotros y las instalaciones. Cambia la reserva el día de antes acortando su estancia con todos los inconvenientes que eso conlleva. Por lo demás muy contentos.
Une lueur frappe à ma porte, j'ouvre, et c'est tout le soleil d'Egypte qui éblouit mon appartement !
Safaa est une fée, et son fils , un ange. Ce sont des personnes d'une extrême courtoisie. Venir de si loin et m'offrir un panier de dates d'Oman, j'en suis très ému !
Pour le reste, nickel ! la baguette magique de Safaa fonctionne très bien !
Mille et un mercis
Safaa and her son are very nice people. They were very communicative and left the apartment perfect. Would happily welcome them back
Guest great, very cordial, very friendly, always with a smile, all very correct, everything has been great, it's a pleasure to meet people, I am very happy to meet people like you, all the best for you, you are always welcome
Safa es una persona muy especial muy limpia simpática y no duden e acogerla que les alegrará la vida y recomendable besos safaa
Ha sido un placer recibir a Safaa en casa, ella y su niño son gente muy agradable y cariñosa.
Excelente convivencia. 100% recomendados.
Siempre serán bienvenidos a casa. Muchas Gracias, saludos cordiales Ivonne =)
Ha sido una sólo una noche pero ha sido un huésped muy educado.
All I can write about this guest is very good, no doubt, Safaa and his family,these guests are formidable, they have left the apartment clean and tidy, but it is best that they are nice people, cordial, friendly, always with a smile, she owns a place that has posted on this web site, I am very sure that if you're staying with heryou can live a great experience, she really cares about people, she is in all details that guests might like it, I never tire of saying that she is a great person, is all that a traveler you want to find when you come to a place, no doubt I recommend Safaa as a guest and host, I'm sure 100% of your you feel better than at your home, is an incredible person, thanks for all, all the best