The Cliff Guest House
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8.1
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9.2
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  • Nizwa Fort26.74 km
  • Nizwa Market26.76 km
  • Al Kamiyani Shopping Centre27.55 km
  • Jebel Akhdar Mountain31.04 km
  • Muscat International Airport81.68 km
  • Sohar Airport176.59 km
  • The Cliff Guest House

    Al Sawjarah-Jabal Al Akhdar(E23.136429 N57.670078) follow Alilia hotel sign, look for Maawil Cave sign & take the exit, drive to gravel road for 10min. whats app +96898836356, Jebel Akhdar, Nizwa, Oman - See map
    "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."
    John - December 18, 2017
    Excellent service
    8.5 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.2 rating for cleanliness
    • Hiking

    • Smoking area

    • Restaurant [halal]

    • Coffee shop

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    Review score - United States
    10.0/10
    Location score
    9.2/10
    Service score
    8.5/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.2/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money7.0
    Location rating9.2

    Rooms available at The Cliff Guest House

    TOWER DOUBLE ROOM
    TOWER DOUBLE ROOM
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Gulf view
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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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    What people love about The Cliff Guest House

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Highly recommend: you will not regret it at all!"

      John

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      December 18, 2017

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Wonderful view and great experience."

      Christophe

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      November 11, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Had a great experience at the Cliff House."

      Garrett

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      September 12, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The house are well maintain, and very clean, old village tou..."

    Tsai

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    September 18, 2016

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Friendly family owned business"

    Leon

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    December 3, 2017

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    Agoda Reviews (36)
    8.1
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    Cleanliness8.2
    Facilities7.4
    Location9.2
    Service8.5
    Value for money7.0
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    8-9 Excellent (2)
    7-8 Very Good (4)
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    <6 Below Expectation (6)
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Tove from Norway
    Couple
    Doube Room with Mountain View
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    An interesting and adventurous stay”

    A unique place with a lot of atmosphere and history. Windy and cold while we were there (Mid February). Must be extra nice and comfortable in the warmer season when it is too hot elsewhere. An exotic place well worth visiting! Tove from Norway

    Reviewed February 19, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jennifer from Switzerland
    Couple
    Doube Room with Mountain View
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Best place to stay in Oman”

    We loved or stay at the Cliff House. The location is breathtaking - as the name suggests, the houses that make up an old village are built into the cliff in the middle of wonderful mountain surroundings. Muhammed is a fantastic host, very friendly and communicative and one can feel that he puts his heart and soul into the guest house. His sister cooked some delicious food for us that we enjoyed in great company. We wish we could have stayed longer than one night!

    Reviewed February 06, 2019
    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
    8.4
    Excellent
    Denis from Switzerland
    Couple
    Doube Room with Mountain View
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Séjour original ”

    Cadre de cette maison d’hôte somptueux, dépaysement total et Mohammed, le responsable de l’endroit est au petit soin. Endroit à faire au moins une fois dans sa vie mais attention, l’accès à pied d’environ 20 minutes ne convient pas aux personnes à mobilité réduite.

    Reviewed January 10, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    MARYSE from France
    Couple
    Twin - Bedroom
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Une expérience unique”

    Faire plusieurs kilomètres de pistes dans un paysage de montagne époustouflant, abandonner la voiture dans un tout petit village en haut de la montagne, marcher dans un chemin caillouteux et pentu au bord du ravin pour arriver dans un hameau de quelques maisons nichées dans une falaise abrupte avec les chambres qui donnent sur le précipice et pour se réconforter, un bon repas sur une agréable terrasse et un lit douillet ! une expérience inoubliable !

    Reviewed December 10, 2018
    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
    5.6
    Hubert from Germany
    Couple
    Doube Room with Mountain View
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Sehr einfache Bergunterkunft”

    Leider wurde uns untersagt alleine zu wandern, nur mit Führer zu einem recht hohen Preis (Wanderung ca. 2.5 h für 60,00 EUR). Die Verpflegung war recht spartanisch und auch eher nicht ausreichend, und es gab keine Alternative. Man musste etwa 15 min zu fuss zur Unterkunft gehen und Gepäck tragen. Es wurde in den Buchungsunterlagen auch versäumt, auf diese Tatsachen hinzuweisen.

    Reviewed December 06, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Christine from Germany
    Couple
    Doube Room with Mountain View
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Erholsame Unterkunft mitten in den Bergen”

    Alles hat wunderbar geklappt, selbst der Kontakt via WhatsApp da die Internet Verbindung hervorragend ist. Man braucht von der Hauptstraße ca. 20-25 Minuten bis zum Village. Das Zimmer war sehr sauber, geräumig dabei jedoch gemütlich und das Bett bequem. Die gemeinsam genutzten Einrichtungen (Dusche, Toilette) waren ebenfalls sehr sauber. Das Essen war gut. Mohammed und seine Familie waren sehr nett. Die Terrassen waren toll! Alles in allem ein wunderbarer Aufenthalt abseits der großen überteuerten Resorts, der sehr viel Authentizität vermittelt. Darüberhinaus lernt man beim gemeinsamen Dinner die interessantesten Leute kennen! Sehr empfehlenswert! Zwei Hinweise: 1. man sollte halbwegs gut zu Fuß sein, da der Weg zum Village meist über große Steine führt. Für Wanderer jedoch kein Problen und in 10-15 Minuten leicht zu bewältigen 2. wir waren im November da: warme Sachen mitnehmen, abends wird es kühl, wenn man draußen sitzen bleiben will. Im Zimmer war es aber gemütlich

    Reviewed November 19, 2018
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