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

Po Box 644, 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 public areas

Parking

Valet parking

Late check-in/ -out
Babysitting

Babysitting/ Child services

Swimming pool

Infinity pool

Air conditioning

Air conditioning in public areas

Facilities for kids

Video games

Children's play area

Children's pool

Kids club

Children's buffet

Cribs available

Private beach

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 Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar is situated in the old district next to a castle, a mosque and historic sites. Featuring contemporary architecture, the hotel is opened since 2005.

It is located 20 minutes' drive from Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace, Oman News Agency HQ and Al Jalai Fort. Guests can get to Muscat city center, which is 10 km away.

Set next to restaurants and cafés, this hotel also offers a sunbathing terrace, a patio and a tennis court on site.

The venue is notable for the beachfront location within a 40-minute drive to Seeb airport.

Rooms

Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar provides 640 guestrooms appointed with an in-room safe, coffee/tea makers, individual climate control, Wi-Fi and a writing desk for a pleasant stay in Muscat. Most of the rooms offer a stunning view of the sea. Decorated in modern-style design with carpet floor, the rooms feature en suite bathrooms equipped with a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and a shower.

Eat & Drink

A deluxe buffet breakfast is served daily. The casual restaurant provides light meals. There is an onsite Beach bar to relax in.

Services

Guests can use limousine rental services on site.

Relax

The property offers steam baths, reflex massage and hammam, encouraging guests to unwind. On-site fitness amenities include a gym, aerobics classes and a fitness center.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

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

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
  • Video games
  • Kids club
  • Children's buffet

Leisure facilities

  • Infinity pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Entertainment
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Barbeque grills
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

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
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Po Box 644, Muscat, Oman, 113

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City Center
  • Muscat
    10.0 km
Airports
  • Seeb (MCT)
    39.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    640

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        Size: 64 m²
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                  How to reach hotel

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

                  Po Box 644, Muscat, Oman, 113

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Muscat
                    10.0 km
                  Airports
                  • Seeb (MCT)
                    39.0 km
                  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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                  Local attractions

                  • Qantab Beach - 3.4 km
                  • Omani - French Museum - 9.7 km
                    Lane 9310, Qasr Al Alam Street, Muscat
                  • Bait Al-Baranda - 13.8 km
                    Al-Mina St Mutrah, Muscat
                  • Bayt Al Zubair - 9.6 km
                    Al-Saidiya Street, Muscat
                  • Sultan's Armed Forces Museum - 12.0 km
                    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

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                  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
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  Po Box 644, Muscat, Oman, 113

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Muscat
                    10.0 km
                  Airports
                  • Seeb (MCT)
                    39.0 km
                  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

                  Use Badge