The Cliff Guest House
The Cliff Guest House
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"Great location for hiking."

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December 3, 2017

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9.1
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Value for money6.9
Location rating9.1
  • Hiking

  • Smoking area

  • Restaurant [halal]

  • Coffee shop

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Doube Room with Mountain View
Doube Room with Mountain View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Twin - Bedroom
Twin - Bedroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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"Host is super friendly and helpful."

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Agoda Reviews (30)
8.0
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10
Excellent
From 30 reviews
Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.5
Location9.1
Service8.3
Value for money6.9
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9.2
Exceptional
Christophe from France
Couple
Doube Room with Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in October 2018
Exceptional”
Great location and wonderful host. It is not easy to get to this place (gravel road + hike) but it's definitely worth the effort. Wonderful view and great experience. And dedicated to the villagers.
Reviewed November 11, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Benoit from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Doube Room with Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in August 2018
very special place in the mountains”
we decided to come here as the pictures looked great, and they had one night free, we would have stayed for two. the place is just amazing if you are looking for peace, cooler temperatures (it was 22 at night, 28 during the day, while it was 45 in Dubai). we arrived around 1pm from Mizfah and settled on the terrace, making a cup of coffee, and eating some dates, there were plenty of fresh fruits as well. the owner arrived and took us along to see the lamb they had cooked for 24h buried in the ground, we also got a plenty of it to eat right now ... being vegetarian was not an option. we just relaxed until they brought us dinner in little boxes, we enjoyed the silence and the stars before going to bed. next morning Mohamed took us for a few hours hiking to the other houses in the valley. back we took a shower and left back to Dubai .... an amazing place to stay for a couple of nights, hike, enjoy the silence, the solitude, and the Omani generosity. Benoit and Helen
Reviewed August 26, 2018
3.6
Fabrizia from Italy
Couple
Twin - Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2017
Not recommended”
I booked this place because I wanted to get a local experience of Oman...however I felt more like a touristic trap. Access to the place is very dangerous, you need to hike for 15 minutes on unstable rocks, the rooms are very basic (which I was fine with) and the food was scarce and tasteless. There isn't much to do unless you (over) pay the owner (who speaks poor English) to bring you for a mediocre hike.. Once is dark ( 6pm) you eat and go to sleep! There is no entertainment and of course no internet! I won't recommend it.
Reviewed January 11, 2018
Welcome ... I can clarify some things for you ... The place is a heritage and a basis for recreation and taking the old experience in life and is shown on the site that the access to it needs a car SUV and there is a dirt road by 4 km .... Thank you On your ...
Responded January 25, 2018
The Cliff Guest House
10.0
Exceptional
John from United States
Solo traveler
Doube Room with Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in December 2017
amazing place: pay attention as you reserve”
This is a completely unique place. You get to see and experience life in a real Omani village in the Jebel Akhdar area, in an old house built of stone and stucco. You should not miss this. Cautions are as follows: there is a dirt road at present (Dec. 2017) for the last 4 or so km. This is seriously only good with a 4wheel drive auto. You will get to the bottom of that road, and then hike for about 15 minutes to the actual house. When they ask how many are coming, it's because they are going to hike that same distance and bring you dinner. I mistakenly said 2, even though I was just 1, which made extra work. You need to be in touch with them and come roughly as agreed, so they can escort you to the village. I didn't, and they were super nice, but I imagine it gave them a headache. All of this is part of the charm, actually. You need to be in decent shape and not terrified of heights, or, as the name suggests, cliffs. Highly recommend: you will not regret it at all!
Reviewed December 18, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Leon from Netherlands
Group
Twin - Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2017
Experience hetitage village in superb mountain hideaway”
The guesthouse offers basic rooms but the setting is very special so you don't bother doing your own dishes after dinner. Great location for hiking. Friendly family owned business
Reviewed December 03, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Carolin
Group
Doube Room with Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in November 2017
Amazing place in the middle of nowhere”
Cliff is an amazing old village in the middle of nowhere in the mountains. This for sure was a very special place to spend a night. The rooms were clean. Food was very good and the hosts are very friendly.
Reviewed November 05, 2017
7.2
Very good
Sibin from India
Couple
Doube Room with Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in August 2017
Amazing Location- Thats out of your Books”
You will need to be a slightly trained driver with a slightly capable 4wd to reach the location. Best to reach an hour before it turns dark as you will have to perform a minor hike towards the house while carrying your baggage with you. So travel light. The experience at the guest house is amazing and make sure you carry some mosquito repellents if you plan on star gazing towards late night. Dinner and Breakfast is served and quite humble. On check out you will have to carry out your luggage along with all the trash to dump them in the allocated garbage on the other side of the mountain. I Its some work but you will definitely leave the place with memories and experiences that wont be forgotten.
Reviewed September 02, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Sue from Oman
Group
Twin - Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2017
Exceptional”
This is a very special place and it was an absolute privilege to be able to experience a glimpse of Omani village life in this way. Friendly, unique and will give us lasting,fond memories.
Reviewed May 07, 2017
7.2
Very good
Thomas from Switzerland
Group
Doube Room with Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
An experience”
Very nice "get away" hidden between mountains. We really enjoyed the quiet for 1 night. The owner is very friendly but there's a tendency of taking things a little too easy. Examples: 1. on arrival, we were asked to pay the outstanding amount although we had prepaid the whole stay via agoda already and although the situation was resolved the next morning I was initially confused. 2. Paying $140.- for 1 night makes you expect to receive hotel treatment but we were asked to take the trash to the other side of the valley when we left the next morning. Not that this was a problem, but when asking this rate, you simply don't ask your guests to do chores. Can recommend the place for an overnight as part of an Oman experience.
Reviewed February 27, 2017
6.0
Guy from France
Couple
Twin - Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
nice location but pricey”
Unique experience but for that price, service could improve. After check-in, no one was available. We were not given any tour around. It is very basic and we were asked to wash our dish after meal, which for that price should not be the case. You pay the view and the scenery but do not expect high service or experience with locals as they are hidden... Last but not least, it worth emphasizing you need a 4WD to access!
Reviewed February 02, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Stephanie from Australia
Family with young children
Twin - Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
Amazing experience. So beautiful and truly unique”
Signage to find place could be improved. Host is super friendly and helpful. Such an adventure and a great place to get away from it all.
Reviewed January 25, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Tsai from Taiwan
Family with young children
Twin - Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
An Extraordinary trip, which you hard to find in other place”
This is a small village build on the cliffs, We were stay at Cliff guest house one night with our son, and the night only my family on the cliff, no other guests, we really felt that out of our world, only the nature and harmony surrounding us. The house are well maintain, and very clean, old village tour is just so special and amazing. Thank you Mahdi and rest of your team, to contribute in this precious, heritage place, so that we have the chance to stay on it. Thank you Mohammad and his big family, for wisdom of your ancestors, your well maintainance in this village, and hospitality, invited us to join your Eid celebration, this is an unforgettable trip, we will never forget it. For people with young children and interested in this guest house, please bear in mind, there is up and down hiking activities to the house and visiting the village. The guest house is build on the cliff, no strong fence for protection, some area even without fence, children must always behaved and under adults' watch at all time. That's why the guest house only accepted children above 12. We wrote an email to Mahdi to ask his permission before we booked the house, and my son was very cooperated, with his behalved and our attention, he enjoyed and had a great trip as his 8 years-old birthday.
Reviewed September 18, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Garrett from United States
Solo traveler
Twin - Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Great rustic experience”
Had a great experience at the Cliff House. This is definitely a remote get-away and quite rustic, but that is exactly as advertised and what I was looking for. Mohammed is a gracious host. Would recommend to anyone looking for a unique and off-the-grid experience.
Reviewed September 12, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from France
Couple
Doube Room with Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Un goût d'aventure et dépaysement total”
Lieu idéal pour se ressourcer dans le calme, loin d'une civilisation envahissante. Environnement sommaire et pourtant suffisant. Accueil chaleureux.
Reviewed February 27, 2018
5.2
Goetz from Oman
Couple
Doube Room with Mountain View
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017
Above average”
Durchaus eine urige Location mit einem besonderen Flair! Aber man muss wissen, dass es sehr abgelegen ist, in einer dunklen Schlucht am Fels klebt, kaum Sonne ab bekommt, und der Blick eben nur in diese Schlucht geht. Im Winter (wir waren über Sylvester dort) ist es ziemlich kalt und man mummelt sich ab acht ins Bett, da der Essenraum vollkommen offen ist. Das Essen ist typisch omanisch, aber nicht sehr abwechslungsreich. Da es immer vom neuen Dorf ca 1 km durch die Schlucht zu Fuss gebracht wird, ist es dann meist nur noch lauwarm. Nichts desto trotz ist es eine sehr authentische Unterkunft, die Gastgeber sind sehr freundlich und geben sich alle Mühe. Allerdings ist sie nur für eine oder max. zwei Nächte zu empfehlen. Wir fanden sie trotz des Engagements der Gastgeber überteuert. Genauso wie die kleine geführte Wanderung zwar interessant, aber zu teuer ist. Also: Bedingt zu empfehlen, wenn man weiß, was einen erwartet und das sollte kein Luxushotel 😉 sein.
Reviewed January 07, 2018
8.0
Excellent
emilio from Italy
Couple
Twin - Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Posizione incredibile ”
Nota negativa cibo qualità e quantità discutibile per il resto tutto come previsto per un turismo rurale in una posizione incredibile
Reviewed March 05, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Angelo from Italy
Couple
Twin - Bedroom
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
Posto unico”
Abbiamo raggiunto questa guesthouse dopo più di 1 ora di tornanti e tratti di sterrato, fatto alla grande con il nostro 4x4 (tenetene conto prima di prenotare) ma vi assicuro che ne vale assolutamente la pena. Per arrivare alla camera occorre fare 15 minuti di trekking ma una volta lì si viene catapultati in una realtà unica fuori dal tempo. La cena e la colazione viene “recapitata” con dei cesti e assaporata a terra sui tipici tappeti omaniti. Che dire .... se volete sperimentare un’esperienza particolare ed unica è da provare. Unica pecca il prezzo a nostro avviso elevato considerati i servizi della struttura, ma va bene così.
Reviewed February 25, 2018
2.4
Marcello from Italy
Family with young children
Twin - Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2017
NO”
Avevo scritto che ero con 2 bimbi di 1 e 2 anni. Mi hanno scritto che non ci sarebbero stati tanti problemi. In sostanza per arrivare sono salite e discese su rocce non agevoli. Senza bambini ok ma con bimbi così piccoli è un problema e bisognava dirlo. Ma su questo pazienza siamo una famiglia molto avventurosa. Il fatto è che il luogo, seppure incantevole come posizione, è del tutto isolato dai villaggi circostanti, di cui è per altro vietato l'ingresso. Non discuto la scelta culturale di non incrociarsi con i turisti anzi la rispetto. Ma allora perchè fare diverse ore di auto, salite e curve impervie, strade sterrate a strapiombo e un trekking impegnativo di 15min per le rocce? Per stare soli in mezzo alle montagne? Bello ma troppo poco. Se si aggiunge il prezzo di 110 euro a coppia, camere da letto di 10mq e che bisogna lavarsi piatti e lasciare tutto come si è trovati NO!
Reviewed October 10, 2017
5.6
adolf from Netherlands
Couple
Doube Room with Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in January 2018
Locatie is perfect. Charme door eenvoud. Zeer vriendelijk personeel, maar service kan beter.”
Het eten was smakelijk, maar niet toereikend. Zowel s’avonds als ontbijt. Je moest zelf de borden en bestek afwassen. Met alleen koud water wordt dat niet genoeg schoon. Het is eenvoudig, dat weet je. Voor dat geld verwacht ik meer service zoals afwassen. Ook uitgebreidere maaltijden.
Reviewed January 08, 2018
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