Our eldest enjoyed our stay in Jebel Sifah in my last year’s birthday that he asked if he can celebrate his birthday in Jebel Sifah too. My husband got an early booking at the Sifawy Boutique Hotel for Naj’s 7th birthday. Naj was super excited for his birthday. He has been counting the days and finally, it was his birthday. We drove early to Muscat then 45 minutes to less than an hour, we were in Jebel Sifah.
We headed to Sifawy Boutique Hotel to check in. It was quick and easy with the help of the friendly Filipino hotel receptionist. It was small hotel with narrow corridors and even small elevator that are located in the ends of the hallways.
We go the Deluxe Suite Queen Bed. The room was lovely and spacious. It has teal blue and grey colour pattern. The closet was huge. Wifi, mini fridge and coffee maker were provided. We love the balcony with wooden tables and chairs with a lounge sun bed overlooking the marina.
The bathroom is super huge. It even has a his and her bathroom sink. Too bad, there is no bathtub which kids and I enjoy taking long warm baths preferably with bubbles. My husband and I weren’t fond of the off white tiles of the bathroom because it look somewhat dirty but it was just the design of the tiles.
After resting a bit, we headed to the pool. Hubby was happy to order cans of beer to drink at the hotel bar. There are 2 pools in the hotels – one big pool and one kiddie pool. We happily spent the time there. One asset of the hotel is definitely their pool. We had such a lovely time. The big pool have a small partition for kids to swim and wade in without them going in the deep water. The steps for them there to sit and hang on too.
My three little boys met three Omani boys there in the pool who are all about their age too (7, 5 and 3 years old) with their chatty, cool Filipino nanny. They had such a lovely time there. We just don’t want to get out of the pool.
It was getting late and it will be curfew time soon. So we preordered dinner at the hotel restaurant and walked to the nearby community store for some drinks. The atmosphere in Jebel Sifah was quite different from the time we went there. It was quieter. There were less people, not much hustle and bustle in the surroundings.
We had our sumptuous dinner delivered in our room when we got back from the store. Kids were so tired from swimming. They slept early after dinner and shower.
The next morning, we took the opportunity to have a one hour of swimming in the pool before breakfast. It was already hot out but enjoyed the pool immensely. We got back to our room, showered and headed to the hotel restaurant for our breakfast that comes with our accommodation. We got bread basket with a plate of our choice of egg, bacon, sausage, hash brown and grilled cheese tomato. We also got coffee and juice.
We rested for a bit and stayed indoor since it was pretty hot outside. We cut the Naj’s birthday cake we got from Isfahan Sweets. It was a yummy 3-layer stawberry cream filling chiffon cake with a yellow buttercream frosting with Disney Cars characters stickers on it. It was super duper yummy.
Late afternoon, we went to the beach. The kids swam in the beach. The beach in Jebel Sifah is very rocky. But the two big kids loved playing with the waves and picking shells & unique stones. Zeke was too scared of the sand and the waves. He rather stay in the beach hut or safely near the shore.
We transferred at The Bank Beach Club which is just nearby the beach so Zeke can finally swim. It is a restaurant and bar with an infinity pool that you can swim for free. We got the kids some gelato before they swim. Then we swam some more there. We meet friendly Omanis there, chatting with us.
Since it will be curfew time again soon, we ordered at their restaurant and has a lovely dinner there before going back to our room.
We had a wonderful time in Jebel Sifah. It would have been nicer if the weather was cooler like it was in November. But nevertheless, Jebel Sifah never failed to disappoint.
For those interested to book a stay in Sifawy Boutique Hotel, below are the details:
Address: P.O. Box 1719, PC 130, Muscat, Oman
Tel. No. : +9188.8.131.52