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

Valet 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 available

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 5-star Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar boasts beachfront location not far from Qantab Beach, Omani - French Museum and Al Jalai Fort. The hotel was opened in 2005 and remains an example of Italian architecture in Muscat ever since.

Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar is set near by the secluded sandy beach. The city center is 10 km away from the hotel.

A castle, a mosque and historic sites are set within walking distance.

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

Rooms

Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar is a property in Muscat that comes with 640 rooms and provides climate control, a safe, coffee/tea makers, a mini bar and an iron with ironing board. Most of the rooms offer a panoramic view of the sea. They have a contemporary interior.

Eat & Drink

A deluxe buffet breakfast is served daily. The casual restaurant serves dishes of Moroccan cuisine. Guests are invited to the Beach bar to unwind with a drink.

Services

There are such business facilities as conference equipment, secretarial services and a business corner on the premises.

Relax

Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar also features a spa lounge, a treatment room and a health club as well as a gym, yoga classes and a fitness centre. Windsurfing, diving and horse riding are provided on site.

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

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid 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
  • 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
  • Valet parking
  • 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 available
  • 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
  • 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

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

  • 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. 

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

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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

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    Standard Beachfront Double Room
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      Size: 690 sq. feet
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        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 1 Single bed
        Size: 370 sq. feet
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          Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed or King-size bed
          Size: 345 sq. feet
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            Deluxe Double Room
            Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Twin bed
            Size: 605 sq. feet
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              Deluxe King Room
              Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
              Size: 520 sq. feet
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                Deluxe Triple Room
                Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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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:

                    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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                    Local attractions

                    • Qantab Beach - 2.1 mi
                    • Omani - French Museum - 6.0 mi
                      Lane 9310, Qasr Al Alam Street, Muscat
                    • Bait Al-Baranda - 8.6 mi
                      Al-Mina St Mutrah, Muscat
                    • Bayt Al Zubair - 6.0 mi
                      Al-Saidiya Street, Muscat
                    • Sultan's Armed Forces Museum - 7.4 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

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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

                    Use Badge