It is not often one gets excited about a Hotel which to me has become an anthropological destination because of the extraordinary welcome and reception from the myriad of nationalities employed at the Reception, Restaurants, Housekeeping. Despite being from disparate nationalities, they work cohesively and the happiness with their jobs show in their friendliness and warmth towards the guests. It is a good reflection of the management. The breakfast buffet is varied and excellent. The beach is at your doorstep and never ending. There are restaurants and bars and fitness room and the ubiquitous internet connection. I am more than pleased with my two visits to this hotel which has become a destination in itself for me. Congratulations to Mr Nader Halim, the GM If you rent a car, you can explore the region, wadis, and green valleys, as this is the only green place in all of Arabia during the Khareef season and afterwards. Omani people are the gentlest of all Arab people i have met, they are friendly and do not have the arrogance seen elsewhere in the Gulf region and the benevolent rule of the Sultan Qaboos is seen everywhere. If you are Hilton Honours Gold Member you have the usual privileges but booking through the website you can get a great price, much value for the money paid. Salalah is a short flight away from the capital but there are flights from Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi,Calicut, Cochin and Trivandrum. Dhofar coast was visited during the epic journeys of Admiral Zheng He!