US$207 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 3 Aug 2015 Check-out 5 Aug 2015

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

5 stars
View map of P.O. Box 644, Postal Code, Muscat,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
8 reviews
Fantastic Location

Really friendly and accommodating staff Rooms were great and comfortable and location is amazing See full review

  • Berns
  • 25 Aug 2014
Perfect chill out resort

Stayed for just 2 nights for a couple of days rest and relaxation. The hotel is fantastic for just... See full review

  • Lone Wolf
  • 13 Mar 2014
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, which is comprised of hotels Al Husn, Al Bandar and Al Waha, makes for an ideal accommodation spot in Muscat for all types of travellers.
General
Patrons at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa can make use of the well-equipped meeting rooms for organising various important events. Recreational facilities such as gymnasium, pool and whirlpool can be used for enhancing your physical well-being. The hotel's spa offers an enticing array of activities such as massages and other body treatments to soothe your senses and enchant your soul.
Location
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort is alongside the sparkling bay of Al Jissah in a dramatic desert setting of rugged mountains and inviting beaches. Set amid 124 acres of landscaped area, this property is 15 minutes from the Sultanate's Capital of Muscat.
  • NOTE: The hotel has compulsory New Years Eve Gala dinner for guests staying through 31 Dec as per below:
  • For Al Husn guests, OMR 130, subject to 9% service charge and 8% government tax per person.
  • For Al Bandar or Al Waha guests, OMR 105 subject to 9% service charge and 8% government tax per adult for 12 years old and above.
  • For Al Bandar or Al Waha guests, OMR 53 subject to 9% service charge and 8% government tax per child aged between 5 and 12 years old.
  • 15 min drive to the City Centre (Muscat)
Dining
The Al Tanoor Restaurant in a traditional Omani atmosphere serves the characteristic cuisines of the Arabian Gulf region as well as offers Mediterranean, Persian, Turkish favourites as well as a tempting selection of fresh fruits and juices. Guests at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah can relax at the cafe with snacks and beverages as well as sip on various drinks at the cosy bar.
Rooms
Designed for comfort and convenience, the luxurious accommodation units come with all the contemporary amenities to make your stay a memorable one.

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa Rooms

Al Husn Deluxe
Tranquil views of courtyard and pool area. The balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs, measures 8 sqm . Each room offers 48 sqm of luxury.Guests of the Al Husn hotel enjoy exclusive dining, pool and beach areas, complimentary mini-bars and many other special benefits. Guests of the Al Husn hotel enjoy daily complimentary afternoon tea and pre-dinner cocktails with canap service. Maximum of 01 child under 02 years old is allowed per room accompanying with parents. Baby cot is available upon request.
Al Bandar Deluxe
Room with one king or twin bed includes private balconies or patios, separate shower and a wide range of amenities like broadband Internet access, satellite TV, coffee and tea making facilities, iron and ironing board, electronic safes and voice mail.
Al Bandar Deluxe Sea View
Lush views over garden and/or pools towards the Sea of Oman.The balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs, measures 7 sqm .Each room offers 38 sqm of luxury.Complimentary in-room wired Internet and Wi-Fi access.Coffee and tea-making facilities
Al Husn Deluxe Sea View
Arabian-inspired dcor with gorgeous views of the turquoise waters of the sea are complemented by a generous floor plan and elegant furnishings. The balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs, measures 8 sqm. Each room offers 48 sqm of luxury.Guests of the Al Husn hotel enjoy exclusive dining, pool and beach areas, complimentary mini-bars and many other special benefits.Guests of the Al Husn hotel enjoy daily complimentary afternoon tea and pre-dinner cocktails with canap service. Maximum of 01 child under 02 years old is allowed per room accompanying with parents.Baby cot is available upon request.
Al Waha Superior Sea View
Each room has direct views of the beach and the turquoise waters of the Sea of Oman. The balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs, measures 5 sqm . The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle, Complimentary in-room wired Internet and Wi-Fi access, Coffee and tea-making facilities
Al Waha Superior
Each room has views of the lush gardens and pool. The balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs, measures 5 sqm .The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle. Each room offers 32 sqm of luxury. Complimentary in-room wired Internet and Wi-Fi access. Coffee and tea-making facilities.

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Game room
Tennis
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Accessible parking

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Hotel Map

23.5502 58.6607
Area served
Muscat.
Nearby airports
Muscat International Airport.
Area description
Bait Al Zubair, Museum - 5 kms from hotel, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque - 35 km from hotel, Muttrah Souk & Fish Souk, Flea/Street market, historic Village - 10 km from hotel, Forts of Mirani & Jalali, Museum, Historic Site - 10 km from hotel, Citi of Old Muscat, Historic Site - 5 Km from hotel. Hotel offers transfer at below costs: Audi A8 or similar car OMR 45.00 nett per car per way or 38.56 + 17 % Tax and service charge per car per way Mitsubishi Grandis or similar OMR 40.00 nett per car per way or 34.19 +17 % tax and service charge per car per way .

Nearby points of interest

  • Al Jalali Fort: 9.8 km
  • Natural History Museum: 9.8 km
  • Wadi Shab: 99.2 km

Dining

Bait Al Bahr
A beachfront seafood restaurant - the ideal venue to enjoy the sunset, while experiencing traditional Omani seafood at its best.
Sultanah
Offers a uniquely stylish a la carte dining experience, imaginatively presented as the interior of a luxury cruise liner showcasing captivating views of the sea. Evening menus vary according to the 'port of call' on the liner's itinerary for that night.
Al Tanoor
A genuine Middle Eastern atmosphere and a la minute dining, featuring the characteristic cuisine of the GCC countries as well as Turkish, Lebanese, Greek, Persian and Indian delicacies. Showcasing an authentic Omani experience, the open food stations of Al Tanoor offer the most delectable dishes from the region, home made Arabic sweets as well as a large section of fresh fruits and juices. The restaurant's interior featuring Arabic tents and pottery, vibrant colors and spice flavors creates a unique "souk" atmosphere. Al Fresco dining is also available.
Shahrazad
The only authentic Moroccan restaurant in Muscat, Shahrazad provides a complete Moroccan experience in a traditional, yet contemporary and refined setting.
Surf Cafe
is a fashionable fast-food restaurant with its own Internet Caf. Serving healthy salads and snacks, as well as burgers and sandwiches, Surf Caf is a great spot to connect and enjoy casual fare.
Tapas & Sablah
a relaxing piazza in the heart of the resort, serves Mediterranean and Asian tapas as well as Middle Eastern mezze late into the night, complimented by a full beverage selection.
Samba
Latin American/Argentinean restaurant serving sumptuous cuisines from Mexico, Chile, Peru and Brazil as well as Argentinean grills. Dishes are prepared in open cooking stations.
Asia
Asia restaurant takes you to a culinary exploration of east and southwest Asia. Prepared in four glass-enclosed show kitchens are distinctive cuisines from China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam
Zafran
Zafran Cafe is close to the middle of the shopping arcade and close to the children's facilities. Serving coffee, teas, pastries and light meal, it is perfect for leisure dining and catching up with family and friends. Guests can enjoy shisha at the courtyard.
Fairouz
Legendary Lebanese singer, Fairouz, whose singing prowess and songs have been embraced across generations, has inspired the name of the restaurant. Its elegant interiors coupled by an authentic cuisine promise an exceptional dining experience. The menu is a lavish mix of hot and cold mezze, grills and authentic pastries. In true Lebanese tradition, guests can look forward to live traditional music complemented by belly dancing.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The conference and meeting facilities feature audiovisual equipment and lighting support. With the pillarless Barr Al Jissah Ballroom that seats 700 guests banquet style, plus the pre-function area, up to 850 guests can be accommodated. Seven additional meeting rooms offer many options. All of the conference and function rooms offers audiovisual equipment, including the following: Wired and wireless high-speed Internet access Slide projector, overhead projector, LCD projector and direct projector Simultaneous translation system available upon request in advance.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
4.6
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Berns
Business
Dubai
25 Aug 2014

Fantastic Location

Really friendly and accommodating staff Rooms were great and comfortable and location is amazing

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lone Wolf
Business
Abu Dhabi
13 Mar 2014

Perfect chill out resort

Stayed for just 2 nights for a couple of days rest and relaxation. The hotel is fantastic for just that with a beautiful beach, great pools and a good selection of bars and restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gerald and Carol
Business
Australia
13 Dec 2013

Great to eascape to

This is a very good hotel but it is a family resort so visitors must expect that style of adult and children accommodation when they visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Atlantic Girl
Business
Abu Dhabi, UAE
9 Oct 2013

Great resort, less than standard room

The location, scenery, beach, staff, food and drinks were excellent. Our room, however, was less than standard. The bathroom was lovely, but the bedroom was small. The carpet had stains which we believe were fresh because every time we entered the room it smelled of vomit. It was nice to have a mini fridge with complimentary water. I lost a new and favourite beach cover-up while there. I did not see it in my room when we packed up, so I must have left it behind a chair or something. I don't think I did, but when I checked with Lost and Found it was not there, so I assume I missed it during my search. It is possible I left it on a lounger, but I didn't think so. All in all, it was a terrific weekend, due to the location and staff. The only disappointment was the room and losing a favourite beach cover-up. We might be back, but there are other beautiful hotels, so we'll see. Our past trips have been to many Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean so hard to compare since those are All-Inclusive holidays. I wish there were a Sandals Resort in Oman!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Aljjar
Business
Saudi Arabia
29 Jun 2013

Fantastic family getaway

The resort was very fantastic place to stay in Muscat,,, in general the resort very nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Traveller oman
Business
Australia
10 Dec 2012

Too expensive

The hotel is far away from the city center. This is an overpriced hotel. Buffet is barely okay for a 5-start hotel. The room was infested with small bugs/ants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
21 Oct 2010

Fantastic hotel and a hidden gem.

Fantastic hotel and a hidden gem. Would like to have seen more water sports but everything else was superb. Was expensive but I have to say worth it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Donna
Business
Not Provided
22 Aug 2009

The Resort was great! only complaint

The Resort was great! only complaint I have is the Spa is priced WAY TOO HIGH for its services, bring that down and you'll draw in more people. Many will go there just for that if the price is good!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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