$194 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 15, 2014 Check-out: May 16, 2014

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

5 stars
P.O. Box 644, Postal Code, Muscat,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
14 reviews
Great Resort

Beautiful location, but a bit of a drive to downtown. See full review

  • Paul Stevie
  • Mar 31, 2014
Wonderful experience

From the drive into the hotel. You get a sense of beauty and serenity. The staff are very helpful... See full review

  • Slick
  • Mar 18, 2014
In a stunning bay looking over the Sea of Oman, nestled against a backdrop of rugged mountains, Shangri-Las Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa is an integrated three-hotel luxury resort set amidst 124 acres of distinct scenery. The resort has a total of 640 rooms and suites and includes 21 dining outlets. Al Waha (The Oasis), an ideal family getaway, is Oman's first dedicated leisure hotel and has been designed in such a way that the hotel's swimming pools form an oasis incorporating many date palm trees. The hotel has a total of 262 rooms and suites. Al Bandar (The Town) is the resorts focal point, featuring 11 meeting rooms, as well as the Barr Al Jissah Ballroom measuring 1,008 square metres and providing banquet-style seating for up to 800 people. Each guestroom offers a minimum of 45 square metres of space including a balcony or terrace, with a total of 198 rooms and suites. Al Husn (The Castle) with its 180 rooms and suites offers a higher level of service, amenities and privileges to the most discerning of travellers. Guests of Al Husn hotel enjoy exclusive facilities including the Infinity pool and a private beach. Each guestroom offers a minimum of 53 square metres of space including a balcony or terrace. CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, is the most extensive and well-appointed private spa in Oman, with twelve treatment villas that create a sanctuary of personal rejuvenation and relaxation. Other facilities include the Adventure Zone, GameZ, Mini Golf, Al Mazaar Souk, Cool Zone Kids Club, Marina, Omani Heritage Village and Extra Divers Dive Centre.

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa Rooms

Al Waha Superior Seaview
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 Waha Superior Pool View
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 Husn Deluxe Seaview, King
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, Welcome Drink upon arrival, Early check-in at 8 am(subject to availability), Fruit display in room (daily replenishment), Complimentary Minibar(except Spirits), Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access, Complimentary afternoon tea served at the Lobby terrace. Please note that the Al Husn Deluxe Seaview can be booked on a single or double occupancy basis only. Maximum of 01 child under 02 years old is allowed per room accompanying with parents. Baby cot is available upon request.
Al Bandar Deluxe Seafacing
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.

Amenities

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

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Hotel Map

23.5502 58.6607
Area served
Muscat.
Nearby airports
Seeb 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: 6.1 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 6.1 mi
  • Wadi Shab: 61.6 mi

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.

Dining

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.
Capri Court
Capri Court offers a contemporary Italian experience through its innovative menu and stylish restaurant design. Enjoy its fashionable ambience indoors or relax in the outdoor seating area which looks directly out to resplendent beach and garden views. Capri Court's menu focuses on the freshness and flavour of the ingredients. New dishes are constantly introduced to highlight seasonal produce
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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (14)

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

Overall score

4.4 / 5
14 out of 14
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
Paul Stevie
Louisiana
Mar 31, 2014

Great Resort

Beautiful location, but a bit of a drive to downtown.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
Slick
Kuwait
Mar 18, 2014

Wonderful experience

From the drive into the hotel. You get a sense of beauty and serenity. The staff are very helpful and courteous . The rooms were clean, beds were comfortable, it made you feel,that you did not have to go anywhere else - just enjoy the hotel. I did not even need to turn on the TV. I just enjoyed the view and peaceful ambience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Choice of restaurants

Review of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
ArnelMaria2013
Doha, Qatar or New York, USA
Aug 19, 2013

Wow!

Shangrila's Barr Al Jissah Resort is just stunning! We couldn't ask for a more relaxing, spectacular & romantic setting for a quick getaway...it was perfect for our anniversary. The amenities & service are truly impressive. I would highly recommend this resort to our family & friends!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Renting a car was the best thing we did. It's a long drive from the airport to the resort...make sure you get good driving directions as the resort is not easy to find. Stop by the Shangrila Hotel airport counter for directions. The town centre of Muscat is about 6 or so miles away from the resort. It was wonderful to drive around town on our own...stopped to take photos along the way.

Review of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
Dental58
Muscat
Apr 14, 2013

Overnight stay

Upgraded to a suite, had to wait an hour for room to be ready, but was given a late check our free of charge. Lovely food and good service

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
Jupapa
Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Apr 14, 2013

Nice Resort!

It is pretty far from the city, but it was close to the sea, so it was good. It has nice breakfast and swimming pools. I had really good time with my family. I highly recommend this hotel for family vacation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Swimming Pools

Review of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
Scott of the Desert
Saudi Arabia
Apr 6, 2013

Getaway to Muscat

Stayed in in the Al-Wawa hotel. Great for kids very nice buffet included. Ate at the Moroccan restaurant, food was good, but not a good value for your money. The hotel is remote and it is at least a 30 minute drive to Muscat. This is a great resort if you just want to chill by the sea or the pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Checkout the fish souq early in the morning.

Review of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
Vitania
UAE
Jan 26, 2013

Fantastic girls out!

Overall the staff was attentive and very helpful!.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Great location to supermarket.

Review of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
SuperSana
UAE
Jan 26, 2013

Girls Day Out

The view was excellent . the beach perfect. Everyone made the short experience amazing, will definitely come back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
World traveller 27
Atlanta/Amsterdam
Nov 15, 2012

Relaxation

20 empty miles away from Muscat where there is not much to see anyway. So you are not missing out if you stay at the resort and enjoy its facilities, 3 hotels in all. We paid US$265 and found this a Bargain for a true 5-star level. Everything in order! Great pools and "river" to relax floating down in an inner tube. Beach looked nice with easy access right in front of the pools. Restaurant food choices a bit bland except the pan-Asian one "Asia", though it's nearly impossible to find (bizarrely, no signs or pedestrian access were built to this new part of the complex). I think the guests are used to more exciting restaurant branding and menu choices when they travel to the Americas, Europe or major Asian cities so why so bland here (same problem in most of the Middle East...) Super relaxing hookah bar under the stars with crashing waves. Fantastic breakfast with quick omelets to order and even excellent Bircher muesli. Coffee everywhere was not good (perhaps again this is a regional problem), but tea was done correctly i.e. brewed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
Milany
Doha, Qatar
Nov 4, 2012

Last Minute Trip to Oman

The good... - Brought to guests while at the pool... cold towels, fresh melon, small igloo ice chests with bottles of water on ice. - Complimentary bottles of water in the room. - Friendly staff - Great service - Complimentary shuttle to the local Souq and shopping center - Ability to use the pool area and beach of the adjacent Shangri-La hotel The bad... - Nothing significant comes to mind.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Not Applicable

There are 2 shuttle times to the Souq... 3:30pm and 4:30pm. Each shuttle returns 2 hours later to take you back to the hotel. Suggest taking the 3:30pm shuttle to the Souq and return at 6:30pm (which is the pickup time from the 4:30pm shuttle).

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