Sama Heights Resort
 Sama Heights Resort
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8.3
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9.0
Exceptional
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Exceptional location
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  • Jebel Akhdar Mountain17.91 km
  • Nizwa Fort46.88 km
  • Nizwa Market47.07 km
  • Al Kamiyani Shopping Centre48.2 km
  • Muscat International Airport118.49 km
  • Sohar Airport143.09 km
  • Al Ain International Airport197.96 km
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    Sama Heights Resort

    Jabal Shams Road, Jebel Shams, Nizwa, Oman, 111 - See map
    "Clean rooms, friendly staff, good breakfast and dinner."
    Clayton - July 5, 2017
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 92% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.6 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Room service [24-hour]

    • Laundry service

    • Smoking area

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 13 times

    Property ranking|Compared to 119 Nizwa properties
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    Service score
    8.6/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.5/10
    Review score - United States
    8.9/10
    Value for money score
    7.9/10
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Nizwa properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Nizwa properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Nizwa properties
    Better than
    94
    %
    of Nizwa properties
    Value for money7.9
    Distance to city center32 km
    Location rating9.0

    Rooms available at Sama Heights Resort

    Private Tent
    Private Tent
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 single beds
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    Mountain View Room
    Mountain View Room
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 double bed
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    Arabic Tent
    Arabic Tent
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 double bed
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    Bungalow
    Bungalow
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    • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 single beds
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    Chalet Deluxe
    Chalet Deluxe
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Chalet
    Chalet
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 queen bed
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    What people love about Sama Heights Resort

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Everything was perfect - such a cute place with impeccable rooms and very clean."

      Katarina

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      April 3, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff is very friendly."

      sidra

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      December 3, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Very relaxing stay!"

      Leanne

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      January 10, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "The place is under new management and has made great improve..."

    Leanne

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    January 10, 2019

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    What they offer

    8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "The place is nice and clean, staff are friendly and respectf..."

    Zeenath

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    December 11, 2017

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    It is recommended that guests use a 4WD vehicle to reach the property.

    Reviews of Sama Heights Resort from real guests

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    8.3
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    Cleanliness8.5
    Facilities7.4
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality6.9
    Service8.6
    Value for money7.9
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    9+ Exceptional (53)
    8-9 Excellent (19)
    7-8 Very Good (30)
    6-7 Good (11)
    <6 Below Expectation (18)
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    Mar - May (32)
    Jun - Aug (20)
    Sep - Nov (38)
    Dec - Feb (41)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Charles from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Fantastic resort in the heart of the mountains”

    This place is in a stunning location, at the foot of Jebel Shams and near by the Grand Canyon. The rooms are spacious and for the adventurous traveller have just what you need: a good heater, comfortable bed and enough hot water - though I couldn't get the TV to work and there was not enough wifi/ internet capacity to get a signal in the room. The buffet dinner and breakfast included in the package had ample tasty food. I did the Balcony Walk in the late afternoon. The trail head is only about 15 minutes drive away along the ridge. It a stunning hike of about 2 hours and you only need to to be moderately fit. The hike to the south summit of Jebel Shams is another thing altogether, it is a long tough day. Start out at 6:30 (if you ask the night before the kitchen will give you a packed lunch); it will likely take about four and half to five and a half hours to cover the eight and half kilometres and gain the 1000 meters necessary to reach the top.

    Reviewed March 12, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kirill from Thailand
    Couple
    Arabic Tent
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Excellent mountain retreat”

    You can certainly make it to the hotel in 2wd car. We drove at same speed as 4wd vehicles in front of us. Many locals drive their toyota corollas up and down the last 8km dirt road strech with no issue. Locals will hassle you at the start to take you up for 40omr. Unless its been heavy rain and road is muddy, do go on your own 2wd. Hotel itself is strategically located, 5 min drive to start of hiking trail. Breakfast lunch and dinner were great, staff friendly and arabic tent was a nice touch of luxury in the wilderness. We stayed only 1 night, but would not hesitate to stays 2-3 for pure relaxation.

    Reviewed February 23, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Andrzej from Poland
    Family with young children
    Arabic Tent
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Best price quality ratio we experianced in Oman. ”

    Great localation - can not be closer to the nicest viewpoints and balcony walk. Great service - all very friendly. Great food - absolutely beyond any expectations at this price point. We have been offered an upgrade to a bungalow but we preferred a tent - which was spacious and surprisingly luxury.

    Reviewed January 30, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Manal from United Arab Emirates
    Solo traveler
    Chalet Deluxe
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2019

    Amazing Place!”

    The location is great for hiking and relaxation. Stayed for 5 days! Staff were great , guided hikes by Majeed were fun. I would most certainly return. It’s great for all types of travellers. Solo, group, families. Highly Recommended.

    Reviewed April 26, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Meinolf from Germany
    Family with teens
    Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Excellent location”

    Very well located for hiking and relaxing at Jebel Shams on an elevation of about 2000m. We’ve stayed 2 nights at a bungalow. Breakfast and Dinner is included. You have no choice to go anywhere else, because this area is very far from everything except nature. Both breakfast and dinner is served as buffet, with Softdrinks and coffee / team included. Guided tours can be booked. We did the sunset tour, only the guide we both with our daughter. Paid 5 per adult, nothing for our 11 year old. The young and friendly guide took us to a sunset spot we wouldn’t have found alone. Beautiful! He served traditional tea and we enjoyed the great scenery. The bungalow is simple but enough for short stays, but attention, the size in the description is wrong! It says 74 square meter. The room including toilet is around 24 m2. Even counting the terasse sums up to around 60 m2. Room was clean, bathroom simple. Attention. The last 10 km are rough and steep road, where you need a 4WD!

    Reviewed April 26, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    JACQUES from France
    Couple
    Mountain View Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Good location but...”

    It is located in the middle of the mountain so view was fantastic but the problem was the smell from the bathroom. I don't know why but the unknown smell from the bathroom made me awake all night long...

    Reviewed April 15, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Amy from Australia
    Couple
    Arabic Tent
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Loved this place! ”

    We stayed in a Sultan tent and it was great, traditional but still comfortable. Breakfast and dinner were super yummy and all the staff were lovely, friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to this area.

    Reviewed March 02, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Fabienne from Luxembourg
    Couple
    Mountain View Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Excellent”

    Einfaches Hotel in super Lage, gutes Essen, alles perfekt

    Reviewed June 07, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anita from United Arab Emirates
    Family with young children
    Chalet
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Memorable Stay”

    We stayed for two nights there and liked it. No TV and internet - perfect. Our 5 years old son enjoyed playing at the playground. We did the 5 - hours balcony walk with the nicest guide from Husaak, that has an office next to the reception area. Dinner was exceptional. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed January 10, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Zeenath from Singapore
    Group
    Arabic Tent
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Nice relaxing getaway spot”

    The place is nice and clean, staff are friendly and respectful. For improvement, they could add a bit more stuff to the facilities: we asked for clothes iron, it wasn't available, the heater was too small and the blanket too thin for the freezing cold weather , plus it'd be nice if they had a pool table, foosball, board games etc. for additional activities with friends.

    Reviewed December 11, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Nancy from Canada
    Couple
    Arabic Tent
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Lovely atay”

    Location - close to W6 balcony walk. Food - breakfast w omelette station and good selection of fruits/bread/pastry etc (instant coffee). Dinner has selection of chicken curry/daal/rice/veg/hummus/labanh cheese/salad. Spinach noodle soup was very good. Room - we got upgraded from an Arabic tent to a chalet. Chalet was very charming. Bed+pillow was very comfortable, and blanket nice and warm which was necessary since it was cold outside. Hotel suggested you need 4WD to get there since it has a 7.5 km of off road driving. Our rental car was a Nissan Sunny (sedan). It made it there and back ok, but we were extra careful, and could see the car struggle a bit with the steep hill and bumps. Yes it'll be better if you have 4WD, but still can make it w a good car. We had a lovely stay at Sama Heights. It was based on the recommendation from a friend. And we would definitely recommend it to others.

    Reviewed January 19, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Leanne from Oman
    Couple
    Mountain View Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Much Improved!”

    We stayed here 2 years ago and recently visited again. The place is under new management and has made great improvements in the staff, facilities, and layout. We have stayed in 2 different places at Jebel Shams, and we would now consider this our top choice. Very relaxing stay!

    Reviewed January 10, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kritsada from Thailand
    Couple
    Arabic Tent
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Breathable place”

    Unique view from your room, especially north Bangalow, get away from crowd. Meal at hotel acceptable from every regional. 2WD can passing thru with easy 8 km off-road reach to the hotel. Only staff at receptions they can answer every question about attractive point to visit.

    Reviewed December 16, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ramanathan from Oman
    Family with teens
    Arabic Tent
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    One of best options in Jebel shams”

    To our surprise, our booking was upgraded to Grand chalet for free. Locationwise it's 2 km before the canyon point. Good location surrounded by mountains. Rooms were very clean with no odor and no insects. It was really good. Even the bed and pillow covers were good. Dinner and breakfast were good. Would recommend this place to anybody looking for a one night stay in Jebel shams. Part of road was damaged by rain. Still it was accessosible by sedans....

    Reviewed November 24, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Sabrina from Germany
    Couple
    Arabic Tent
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Excellent”

    Sama Heights Resort is a very nice place for a stay in Jebel Akhdar. Only one disadvantage: they say they are an "eco-friendly" resort, but they offer small plastic bottles with water. The plastic bottles can be found all over the mountains when hiking in Jebel Akhdar. Please think about a more eco-friendly option e.g. as water to refill in reusable bottles the guests have to bring theirselves.

    Reviewed November 16, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Valentin from Bulgaria
    Solo traveler
    Arabic Tent
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Exceptional”

    The key to the best experience of the location is to arrange transportation which fits your travel plans. Hiking down Al Nakhr gorge toward Al-Kateem village (W6a route) is challenging but it's worth to do it. Do your homework on time and everything will go smoothly.

    Reviewed September 19, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Arunava from Oman
    Family with young children
    Arabic Tent
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Exceptional”

    Beautiful place in Jebel shams and thanks to the reception guy, I got a free upgrade to a chalet. It was raining when we reached and this good guesture from the resort staff gave us a real delight. The only point of improvement, I wud say wud be in the dinner menu.. It was very limited and we were not that very happy.. But overall a very good experience indeed!

    Reviewed August 28, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    IGNATIUS from Oman
    Family with young children
    Arabic Tent
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Pleasant stay”

    Pleasant stay and enjoy with family. Rooms are very clean and good. Staffs are friendly support. The restaurant area was very nice and provided dinner with a good buffet as well as breakfast. We really like it.

    Reviewed August 20, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Jennifer from Switzerland
    Couple
    Bungalow
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Beautiful location in the middle in the mountains of Oman”

    We had a beautiful room thanks to the free upgrade (thank you!) with a comfortable bed. There was a weird smell in the bathroom, though. We liked our stay at the Sama Heights. However, it cannot keep up with the Sama Wakan where we'd stayed earlier. In direct comparison, Sama Heights is lacking a personal touch (it's way too big and the dining room is huge, though quite empty when we stayed there). The staff is friendly but not very communicative (often basic English), plus we repeatedly heard weird snorting sounds from the kitchen area while waiting for dinner. Food was disappointing compared to other places where we stayed in Oman. Why not make more local food instead of trying to prepare some overcooked and tasteless "Pasta Alfredo"?We would have preferred less choices but better quality/more local dishes. The dining room was cold, even though there were some electric heaters (not very ecologically friendly, especially if you keep the door open!) people mostly ate in their jackets.

    Reviewed February 06, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Vamshi from United Arab Emirates
    Group
    Arabic Tent
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Good but difficult road if you follow maps”

    Discuss with the resort on the route to take. Clarify if a two wheel drive vehicle can make it to the resort and the roite to take google maps show a wrong route which is not recommended.

    Reviewed June 10, 2019
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