A Staycation at Sundus Rotana Hotel in Muscat, Oman - a drive from Abu Dhabi.
My daughter and I recently visited Sundus Rotana Hotel in Muscat. Incredibly, it is Muscat's first Rotana property. As we are live in Abu Dhabi, we had the choice of flying or driving. Thanks to her adventurous spirit, we decided to drive there - after all, it is the journey that teaches us most about ourselves, isn't it?
|Taken by Mitsuki!|
We arrived around 15h30, when . brunch was already underway. The first thing I noticed was our check in was handled smoothly by an excellent front desk team, full of smiles and anecdotes. However, eager to get something to eat, we headed straight for the brunch, while our luggage was sent to our room.
Brunch is served in the hotel's very light and bright all day dining restaurant, Ginger. I am surprised. Honestly, I expected a standard buffet with a few extras but I like what they have done. It is hard to believe that the restaurant is actually quite small but the spread is really ambitious.
The Seafood station is quite a generous one, with basically almost everything you would expect at a a brunch. Don't be fooled by the smallish oysters. They are actually quite fleshy and when an oyster is nicely shucked, you cannot go wrong with that. There is also a Grill station inside that is complemented by an outdoor BBQ station. The former has a generous beef selection, including Ribeye and tenderloin.
The key for Teatro is how believable it is as a concept that makes you feel you are going to be entertained, that you are going out; to the theatre. On the ground floor is a red carpet leading to an elevator that takes you exclusively to the restaurant. Red is the colour motif of the restaurant, a colour that hits you square on as the hostess, elegantly clad in a red one piece, greets as the elevator opens. The show is about to begin.
For those not familiar with the concept, the expansive menu features Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and Indian dishes. If none of these satisfy your craving, there are dishes with more international flavour also available. Our choice of dishes reflected that diversity on the menu. Mitsuki started with the Mixed Asian platter, with samosas, Wasabi prawn tempura and Duck spring rolls. I started with the Burrata, classically done but with the addition of caper tapenade that adds a bit of flavour to the usually mild flavoured burrata!
For a full review of our experience at Rotana's 5th Teatro in the MIddle East, read here: Teatro at Sundus Rotana
Time: 12.30 pm to 4.00 pm.