Wednesday, February 8, 2012
My Own Photos: The Hotel in Misfah Al Abriyan
I know I've already written about the restored traditional house in Misfah Al Abriyan run by a local family as a bed and breakfast, but I haven't posted my photos of the place.Called "Bayt Safil" by locals and simply "Al Abri B&B" or "guesthouse" by travellers, the hotel is located in the old section of Misfah among the stone and mud brick houses and green terraced hills. I like to come here especially in the summer when the heat in Muscat gets unbearable, as the mountains, and especially Misfah, get alot cooler. In the summer it cost 12 rials a night, but right now, in the peak of tourist season, I believe it is 25 rials per person. Which comes with a traditional Omani lunch and breakfast. Reservations can be made by calling (968) 92800120The hotel features this nice little lounge area with a great veiw of the banana, date, and lemon trees that terrace the Misfah's hills. Fully restored, there is electricty, modern showers and sinks, and air conditioning should you wish to turn it on.All the bedrooms feature a clean and comfy bed simply outfitted with white sheets and pillows and warmer blankets, beamed ceilings, and traditional style and materials. A few objects of Omani life decorate the rooms. Traditional village life was quite simple, and the simplicity of the rooms stays in that theme.Possibly my favourite place in the hotel is the outside dining/lounge area, which offers amazing veiws of the green farms of Misfah and some of the older, unrestored traditional houses of the Al Abri tribe. The sunlight streaming in here is so lovely.