Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz Carlton Hotel

Oman, Middle East

The hotel

Regarded as one of the best 5-star hotels in the world, the recently refurbished Al Bustan Palace is superbly located on a 1 km stretch of private beach, set in 200 acres of lush green landscape and backed by steep mountains. Rooms are suitably majestic with hi-tech amenities, deluxe furnishings and, everywhere you look, the most stunning views. As well as a gorgeous, freeform swimming pool, water sports in abundance on the beach and a tennis village, the hotel is home to four gourmet restaurants. Al Khiran Kitchen serves International favorites or for an authentic taste of China, head to China Mood. Find delicious poolside bites on BLU Bar or dine sumptuous seafood at the Beach Pavilion Restaurant & Bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Children’s Playground
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Close to City Centre
  • Tennis

Where is it

Enviably positioned between the Gulf of Oman and Al Hajar Mountain range. Transfer time from Muscat Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

250 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, private balcony, satellite TV, DVD/CD player, telephone, high-speed Internet access*, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, fruit and mineral water replenished daily, daily local newspaper, safe, iron and board, and hairdryer. Deluxe Mountain View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and lunch or dinner in the main buffet restaurant. If guests wish to dine in other restaurants they will be given a food credit. Terms and conditions apply.

Deluxe Garden View Rooms overlook the lush hotel grounds and Deluxe Sea View Rooms have upgraded Gulf of Oman views, both sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Lagoon Access Rooms are on the 1st floor and offer direct access to a lagoon pool from a terrace, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Junior Suites are more spacious with garden, sea or lagoon views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

4 restaurants, 1 bar and 1 lobby lounge: Al Khiran Kitchen (International buffet and à la carte, open for breakfast and dinner), China Mood (authentic Chinese cuisine; open for dinner only), BLU Bar (light meals served by the poolside), Beach Pavilion Restaurant & Bar (open dinner only), The Atrium Tea Lounge. 50 metre-long temperature-controlled infinity pool, 4 lagoon pools, 1 kids' pool with water slides. Six Senses Spa*. Fitness Centre*. Water sports* including kayaking and snorkelling. Tennis village* with 4 courts. New children's playground. Beauty salon*. Florist. Complimentary shuttle service to Muttrah Souk. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

7 nights between 26 Dec–4 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1747)
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Sep 21, 2020 mundhara2020 Muscat, Oman

We had a wonderful stay from check in up to late check out.. The food and service in khairan BF is excellent.. I have tried the Blu pool bar. The food is amazing specially the catch of the day.. I would like to Thank Mr. Paul for his excellent service. The room is very luxury and the view is wow!! I would like to Thank Mr.Tariq AL Balushi as he… Read more
We had a wonderful stay from check in up to late check out.. The food and service in khairan BF is excellent.. I have tried the Blu pool bar. The food is amazing specially the catch of the day.. I would like to Thank Mr. Paul for his excellent service. The room is very luxury and the view is wow!! I would like to Thank Mr.Tariq AL Balushi as he was very prompt to respond for any of our request! This hotel is the most luxury hotel in Muscat..and it is very unique and the location is amazing Read less
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Sep 17, 2020 faisala194 Seeb, Oman

We stay at al bustan palace for 2 nights. Its lovely place , clean modern room , nice sea view room and fun kids facilities. They has offer 3 nights for 164 OMR including tax’s and breakfast witch is very good dell as 5 star hotel with all this facility Hotel has privet beach and swimming pool for ladies witch can be more good for omanis families
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Sep 16, 2020 Kate C

This is our favourite hotel in Oman. The rooms are beautiful, the grounds outstanding and the pool spectacular. All the staff are so friendly and cannot do enough to make your staff special. Outstanding food at the al khiran restaurant. The best place to staycation and be transported to another world. Thank you
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Sep 6, 2020 E6494WZfahada

Nice food. Excellent service especially from Ismail and locals. I advice everyone to visit and experience the great work. Rate 10 out of 10 Keep the great service. Thanks for the service and i look forward my next visit
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Aug 2, 2020 KG279 New York City, New York

We visited right before Covid-19 in February and we enjoyed our stay overall, the hotel is gorgeous with great team members however the cleanliness was an issue and wasn’t consistent. The spa was fabulous and highly recommended!