My parents and I stayed at the Garden Roomz for two nights at the beginning of our tour around Oman. It was their first time to the Middle East and they were interested in an experience more like a homestay than a traditional hotel. Our host Salma was very friendly and warm. She and her children and grandchildren made us feel right at home sharing tea and good conversation. If you want to meet some Omanis on your visit I would recommend staying here. It's close to the grand mosque and the beach. Numerous restaurants and cafes in walking distance as well.