Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar - Muscat

Barr Al Jissah, Po Box 644, Muscat 100, Oman, Muscat, Oman, 113  show map
 5 stars
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Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar - Muscat

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site parking

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Babysitting

Babysitting/Child services

Swimming pool

Infinity pool

Air conditioning

Air conditioning in public areas

Facilities for kids

Video games

Game room

Children's play area

Children's pool

Kids club

Children's buffet

Cribs/ Baby cots

DVDs/ Videos for children

Private beach

Beach access

Private beach

Beach chairs

Editorial review:

Large does not even start to describe this seaside resort on the Gulf of Oman. The hotel has three buildings and 21 restaurants and bars. For activities there are 124 acres of gardens to explore, four tennis courts, and even a half-mile beach. There is a spa and dive center, and the staff is more than willing to cater to you so that you enjoy your stay. A children's program is also available. Where everything else is top notch, the food though is only average.

Overview

The comfortable 5-star Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar boasts a free car park, a tennis court and whale watching as well as setting in an old district of Muscat. Operating in Muscat since 2005, this hotel features Italian architecture and modern comforts.

The hotel is exclusively situated in a business area, close to mountains and a landscaped garden. It is about 10 km away from the center of Muscat.

Guests may find Royal Opera House within 22 km and Qantab Beach within 3.4 km of the property.

Seeb airport can be reached in 45 minutes by car from Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar.

Rooms

The hotel offers 640 rooms featuring individual climate control, satellite TV, a safe, a personal computer and an iron with ironing board as well as marble bathrooms with a shower, a bidet and complimentary toiletries. Some rooms overlook the sea. They are outfitted with contemporary decor.

Eat & Drink

Start your day with a deluxe breakfast served at the lobby. Guests can unwind in the outdoor restaurant, which serves fine Eastern European cuisine. The hotel’s luxury Beach bar welcomes guests for relaxing drinks.

Services

Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar offers conference equipment, a business corner and a copier along with 24-hour front desk, a doctor on call and housekeeping.

Relax

Cribs, babysitting and a kids' club are available for children. Such activities as windsurfing, scuba diving and beach volleyball are also provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   640.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • On-site parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Private beach
  • Elevator
  • Drugstore/Pharmacy
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Vending machines
  • Lobby
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Wind surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball
  • Golf course
  • Racquetball
  • Yoga class
  • Aerobics
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Video games
  • Children's buffet
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Infinity pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach chairs
  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Full body massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Barr Al Jissah, Po Box 644, Muscat 100, Oman, Muscat, Oman, 113

Get directions
City Center
  • Muscat
    6.2 mi
Airports
  • Seeb (MCT)
    24.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    640

Hotel Awards

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Best Family Hotels in Oman

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Rooms and availability

Premier Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Deluxe|AL BANDAR - PREMIER ROOM

Standard Double Room
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Computer
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Standard|Double Room - With Breakfast

Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar photos Restaurant Al Waha Hotel Balcony View
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed and 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Glassware
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Game console
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|AL WAHA - FAMILY ROOM (Interconnecting)

Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar photos Room
Superior Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    370 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Glassware
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Superior|AL WAHA - SUPERIOR POOL ROOM

Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar photos Room
Superior King Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    345 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Glassware
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar photos Room
Deluxe Twin Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    410 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Glassware
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

GARDEN/POOL VIEW

Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar photos Restaurant Al Waha Hotel Balcony View
Deluxe King Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    410 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Large terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Glassware
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Double room

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Local attractions

  • Qantab Beach2.1 mi
  • Omani - French Museum6.0 mi
    Lane 9310, Qasr Al Alam Street, Muscat
  • Bait Al-Baranda8.6 mi
    Al-Mina St Mutrah, Muscat
  • Bayt Al Zubair6.0 mi
    Al-Saidiya Street, Muscat
  • Sultan's Armed Forces Museum7.4 mi
    Bait Al-Falaj Fort, Muscat
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    640

Hotel Awards

OmaniHOTEL AWARDSBest FamilyMuscatShangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Family Hotels in Oman

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Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar

Average guest rating

8.6out of 10
Superb
Based on 383 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    8.8

    The staff are polite and yet offer a natural, relaxed attitude which in turn relaxes the guests but retains the necessary respect that each party should have for the other.

    In my view the hotel needs that last 5% spent on it - it seems slightly unfinished and whilst the big open areas are lovely a capital spend on soft luxuries would take the edges off the hotel. Cushions, planters, more outdoor furniture, comfy day beds etc.

  • Group of friends
    5.4

    The location is really great if you looking for relaxing time alone or with your love ones. Totally recommended if you want to be away from city noise

    The hotel Al Wahaa 4 star is very limited with their services. There is no Wifi connection at room and Wivi at lobby keep disconnecting and really poor. The TV is really old.

  • Family with children
    3.8

    Shangri-la's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is relly an excellent resort especially for romance and honeymoon. I staied with my family in the hotel for 3 nights and honstly it was very intersting time.

    There is two trips or two visits to the downtown, I believe is not enough, should be increased to 3 times. The hotel rate is little bit high hopfully in future will be decreased.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    Hotel staff were exceptional and friendly. Great facility with nice views... Quiet and relaxing.

  • Single
    3.8

    All I can say is that this was supposed to be a relaxing holiday however from the moment I arrived this felt like some kind 'Fawlty Towers' experience. Rudeness of reception staff. Room well below expectations. Adaptor for hairdryer supplied by hotel blew up. Hall way carpets filthy (used teabag and debri lying around. DIfficulty using internet it reluctant to send staff who new what they were doing. Informed by staff I should stay at al ahusn to get standard of service I expected. I ended up having to go to The Al Bustan for some luxury and indeed sanity and service.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Excellent buffet breakfasts. Waiters brought cooler boxes with iced water when at pool/ beach.

    Felt it was on the expensive side. Room not that spacious. Did not like being so isolated - about 48kms out of town. (they do provide a free shuttle shopping bus). Food in restaurants was good, but also pricey as were minibar items. The recreational 'Lazy River' water ride was inoperational. Not a lot to do other than swim/ sunbathe.

  • Single
    7.0

    Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is effectively a group of 3 Hotels spread around a very wild rocky landscape + Beaches, Swimming Pools The 3 Hotels do have different level of High Luxury...: The al- waha The al-bandar The al-husn The spa is in a separate location within the same area.... The stay was agreable

  • Couple
    9.2

    Good place, lovely, food was excellent

  • Family with children
    5.4

    The pool is nice.

    On arrival, 3 hotel staff didnt move to welcome me and were just standing looking at me until I said "am checking in" when they replied saying "the reception is that side"!! Very little food selection on breakfast. Requested a baby cot and the house keeping guy just came into the room without knocking the door!! The "superior" room is really small and should be rather called standard room. Talking about a "Shangri-La" Hotel, I am wondering why a valet parking service should be "asked for" rather than being the first service offered to the guest! This was one of the hotels I thought about last year and planned to take leave to enjoy a couple of nights there, but generally, disappointed...

  • Family with children
    10.0

    everythings were ecellent , the hotel staff were ecellent & welcoming we enjoyed our stay there.

  • Couple
    7.4

    The serenity and quietness of the place.

    The room was quite basic and the amenities were not that great. Staff was friendly but it took them a long time to understand anything....ordering a bucket of ice to the room took a long time to figure out what we wanted. Also the fact that hotel is advertised as a spa resort...the availability of treatments was very poor. During the whole weekend none of the treatments were available!

  • Couple
    5.8

    Beachside location Variety of restaurants

    Too family at al Waha. If you don't have children trAvelling with you don't stay here.

  • Couple
    9.2

    A bit too expensive, failed to see tortillas, no Wifi in the room

  • Family with children
    9.2

    service was excellent and location was brilliant. Very relaxing

    was quiet at this time of the year but thats not really the hotel issue...

  • Single
    6.6

    Beautiful location and massage at chi spa. Massage was good but over priced.

How to reach hotel

hotel Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar - Muscat Muscat location
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Hotel Address:

Barr Al Jissah, Po Box 644, Muscat 100, Oman, Muscat, Oman, 113

Get directions
City Center
  • Muscat
    6.2 mi
Airports
  • Seeb (MCT)
    24.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    640

Hotel Awards

OmaniHOTEL AWARDSBest FamilyMuscatShangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Family Hotels in Oman

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