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

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Aqua park

Tennis court

Golf course

Scuba diving

Wind surfing

Snorkeling

Fishing

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

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 5-star Shangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar is located on the secluded beach. Built in 2005, the hotel is a combination of European architecture and contemporary facilities.

This hotel is about 3.4 km away from Qantab Beach, Omani - French Museum and Bait Muzna Gallery. The property is set within 10 km distance from Muscat city center.

Nearby points of interest include the mosque and historic sites.

The hotel enjoys an excellent location within 40 minutes' drive from Seeb airport.

Rooms

There are 198 rooms including Deluxe Spacious Twin Room, Standard Beachfront Double Room and Premier Twin Room in Shangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar, offering a breathtaking view of the ocean along with an in-room safe, TV with satellite channels, coffee/tea makers, individual climate control and Wi-Fi. Some rooms feature views over the Arabian Sea. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A deluxe breakfast is served daily. Guests can unwind in the beach restaurant, which serves fine Moroccan cuisine. Healthy drinks are offered in the sports bar.

Services

The on-site boat and car rentals help to explore the area.

Relax

Cribs, a play area and a pool are also provided at Shangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar. Active guests can make use of a gym and aerobics classes offered on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private 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 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
  • 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
  • Racquetball
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Aqua park
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Barbeque grills
  • Sun terrace
  • 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
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • 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 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay at the price of OMR 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Shangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar - Muscat Muscat location
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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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Rooms and availability

Shangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Deluxe Spacious Double RoomShangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Deluxe Spacious Double RoomShangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Deluxe Spacious Double Room
Deluxe Spacious Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 38 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Deluxe Rooms are very spacious and are decorated with modern, Arabian-inspired décor with views over the gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman. The balcony or patio are furnished with a table and two chairs. The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle and complimentary toiletries.

Room facilities
    Shangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Premier RoomShangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Premier RoomShangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Premier Room
    Premier Room
    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed or 1 Single bed
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    • Air conditioning
    • Bathtub
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    Double Room Premier

    Room facilities
      Premier Triple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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      Triple Room Premier

      Standard Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
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      • Bathtub
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        One-Bedroom Suite
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        Family Room
        Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed and 2 Single beds or Double bed
        Size: 64 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Double room

        Room facilities
          Shangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Superior Twin RoomShangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Superior Twin RoomShangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Superior Twin RoomShangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Superior Twin Room
          Superior Twin Room
          Bed type: Twin beds or 1 Twin bed or King-size bed
          Size: 64 m²
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Superior Rooms offer accommodations featuring luscious views of the lush gardens and pool. The balcony or patio are furnished with a table and two chairs. The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle and complimentary toiletries. Free breakfast for children under 12 (maximum 2).

          Room facilities
            Shangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Deluxe Double Room Al Bandar Deluxe RoomShangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Deluxe Double RoomShangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Deluxe Double Room Al Bandar Deluxe RoomShangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Deluxe Double Room
            Deluxe Double Room
            Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Twin bed or 2 Single beds
            Size: 56 m²
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            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            Deluxe rooms offer accommodations featuring direct views of the beach and the turquoise waters of the Sea of Oman. The balcony or patio are furnished with a table and two chairs. The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle and complimentary toiletries.

            Room facilities
              Deluxe Triple Room
              Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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              Triple Room Deluxe Sea View

              Room facilities
                Deluxe Quadruple Room
                Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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                Executive Room
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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Shangri-La'S 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'S 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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                Shangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Reviews

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

                Average guest rating

                8.6out of 10
                Superb
                Based on 383 reviews

                Individual 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'S 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'S 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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