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 Sea of Oman and Al Hajar Mountain range. Transfer time from Muscat Airport: 30 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 – Dinner: includes breakfast and buffet dinner in the Al Khiran Terrace Restaurant. If guests choose to dine in any other outlet then 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A night of luxury on the way to Europe

Jul 13, 2019 KAOSVic Melbourne, Australia

When my travel agen suggested I get to Greece via Oman I was a little uncertain. It is summer in the dessert! But this was a fabulous way to be introduced to a Middle Eastern country. Absolute luxury. Even better a night came free with my Oman Air flight. The hotel is a former palace and I was treated like a Queen. 200 acres, my room overlooked… Read more
When my travel agen suggested I get to Greece via Oman I was a little uncertain. It is summer in the dessert! But this was a fabulous way to be introduced to a Middle Eastern country. Absolute luxury. Even better a night came free with my Oman Air flight. The hotel is a former palace and I was treated like a Queen. 200 acres, my room overlooked blue infinity pool and the clear sea beyond. Staff could not have been more friendly or welcoming. The hotel is an oasis of calm with soaring ceilings, amazing food, beautiful touches. It was a sublime experience in the Switzerland of the Middle East. If you can get a deal, go! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely pool and relaxing But!!

Jul 6, 2019 omaimai2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We stayed last Saturday in ur hotel which is lovely actually and the most thing we liked was the pool so relaxing We stayed in room number 743 suite actually we upgraded the room My Fiancé booked limo before he arrived as he arrived first and he gave all the flight details but when he arrived there was no car and called back the hotel and no one… Read more
We stayed last Saturday in ur hotel which is lovely actually and the most thing we liked was the pool so relaxing We stayed in room number 743 suite actually we upgraded the room My Fiancé booked limo before he arrived as he arrived first and he gave all the flight details but when he arrived there was no car and called back the hotel and no one was aware with it Booking under Colin Jarrett However he had no option but to wait at the airport and he asked to meet the manager upon arrival but no manager was waiting for him even to say sorry Lights at the suite was so confusing as to turn off the bathroom light at the night i had to turn on all the lights ! Reception was nice and helpful as well the operator People by the pool was nice and friendly but the coffee And beer wasn’t tasty Limousine charges was over charge We ate twice by the restaurant at the pool and we both had stomach problems and Colin had bad diarrhea for days and we informed the manager there. Read less
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Jul 2, 2019 Cecilia G Muscat, Oman

Al Bustan,the pearl of Oman.It does not need a special presentation.It is enought to spot it among the greenery and the enchanting old Arabian world is coming to your mind.It has an intrinsic elegance that takes you to another world.Specially at night, it is magical the wandering in the light dimmedlucious gardens,till you reach the beachfront… Read more
Al Bustan,the pearl of Oman.It does not need a special presentation.It is enought to spot it among the greenery and the enchanting old Arabian world is coming to your mind.It has an intrinsic elegance that takes you to another world.Specially at night, it is magical the wandering in the light dimmedlucious gardens,till you reach the beachfront restaurant,where you can enjoy a drink,a spectacular dinner in total peace,served impeccably. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating How come everybody here is so nice ?

Jun 21, 2019 fjehf

Lots of small things add up to the best imaginable hotel stay .We stayed at this hotel for 1 nights to celebrate honeymoon with my wife for the first time , the palace was really lovely, very clean, super location, friendly and helpful people , breakfast was super, i was surprised by reception team very welcoming especially Mr Mohamed was… Read more
Lots of small things add up to the best imaginable hotel stay .We stayed at this hotel for 1 nights to celebrate honeymoon with my wife for the first time , the palace was really lovely, very clean, super location, friendly and helpful people , breakfast was super, i was surprised by reception team very welcoming especially Mr Mohamed was really helpful ,he offer us lagoon room and make me feel like at home . Highly recommend this hotel and would definitely come back Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Magnificently Royal Hotel with Heavenly Fragrance

Jun 8, 2019 Amrendra S

This royal hotel boasts of all the heavenly virtues one can think of on this planet. Based on the sea-beach this gives a panoramic view of the sea and its dancing waves and its constantly flowing sea-music.Rooms have a signature of luxury on all their aspects. Staff members are well behaved and cultured so guests are taken in an extremely high… Read more
This royal hotel boasts of all the heavenly virtues one can think of on this planet. Based on the sea-beach this gives a panoramic view of the sea and its dancing waves and its constantly flowing sea-music.Rooms have a signature of luxury on all their aspects. Staff members are well behaved and cultured so guests are taken in an extremely high esteem. Staying even for a day will surely transform your being and metamorphosed your psyche. Read less