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

Infinity pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Aqua park

Tennis court

Golf course

Scuba diving

Wind surfing

Snorkeling

Fishing

Mini golf

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex 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

Shangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar is located in a natural area of Muscat in close proximity to Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace, Oman News Agency HQ and Al Jalai Fort. Offering accommodation in the 4-story building, the hotel combines Italian architecture and modern facilities.

The property enjoys beachfront location steps away from a castle, a mosque and historic sites as well as a landscaped garden and mountains. Nestled in the old district and 10 km from the city center.

Shangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar lies within 40 minutes’ drive to Seeb airport.

Rooms

Shangri-La'S Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar offers 640 luxury rooms with marble bathrooms featuring a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and a shower. Guests will enjoy a stunning view of the sea. The guestrooms offer an European interior and carpet floor.

Eat & Drink

A deluxe breakfast is served at the lobby. Guests will enjoy light meals in the casual restaurant serving Moroccan cuisine. Healthy drinks are offered in the poolside bar.

Services

The hotel provides free private parking, a baggage storage and a cash machine along with conference equipment, a business corner and a copier to fit the needs of all guests.

Relax

Treatments include reflex massage and hammam. The property offers a gym, aerobics classes and a fitness center to keep shape.

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
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Infinity pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Aqua park
  • Entertainment
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • 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
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • 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

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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'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

                Hotel Awards

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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

                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

                Use Badge