Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa

Oman, Middle East

The hotel

Catering for adults, every guest gets the royal treatment at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, where you’re pampered with free poolside refreshments, treated to afternoon teas, and indulged with pre-dinner cocktails and canapés in a private evening lounge. They’ve even included VIP extras like a complimentary mini-bar and an iPod already loaded with your personalised playlist – giving you the perfect mood music for when you’re kicking off your shoes and sinking into the sands of this palatial hotel’s private cove, or sunbathing around its cliff top infinity pool. Meaning ‘castle’ in Arabic, the Al Husn stands like a citadel on a cliff, with fabulous views over the glittering Gulf of Oman. Its carved doors are guarded by sentry-like doormen, but inside it’s definitely more ‘glamorous’ than ‘fortress’, all facilities are exclusive to Al Husn guests from its regal rooms to its new luxury Hareer Spa by L'Occitance, and its elegant restaurants, with additional dining options at the neighbouring sister resort Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On a private, 100 metre beach, a 15-minute drive from old Muscat capital. Transfer time from Muscat Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

180 rooms and suites. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, high-speed Internet access*, Bose sound system, Nespresso™ coffee maker, mini-bar*, safe, iron and board and hairdryer. Deluxe Rooms are luxurious and very spacious with balconies and views of the courtyard and pool area, with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Half Board option (for stays 6 Jan '19-30 Sep '20): includes breakfast at Al Husn and dinner in the neighbouring hotels' buffet restaurants (Samba Restaurant at Al Waha Hotel and Al Tanoor Restaurant at Al Bandar Hotel. Food only) or alternatively, guests may choose to receive a dinner credit per person, per meal. Drinks not included.

Deluxe Sea View Rooms are the same as the Deluxe Rooms, with spectacular views of the Gulf of Oman.

One-Bedroom Suites are more spacious with 1 king-size bed, separate sitting room, larger balconies and views of the Gulf of Oman. Butler service is available upon request*. Suites sleep maximum 2 adults.

4 restaurants including a beach grill and poolside café’s. Lobby Lounge. Signing privileges at additional dining venues across adjacent sister property Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. 100 metres of private beach. Watersports* (located at Al Waha beach). Cliff top Infinity pool. Hareer Spa by L'Occitance*. Fitness centre. Complimentary WiFi access. 24-hour room service*.

4 nights between 28 Dec–2 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding adults-only hotel

Apr 16, 2019 johnfisher2016 Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom

This is a truly outstanding hotel, difficult to find any faults at all. The are three hotels at the site - Al Husn (five star, adults only); Al Bandar and Al Waha for families. The resort is situated along the coast about 35 minutes from Muscat, and 45 minutes from the airport. We had arranged hotel transport, which worked very smoothly, and check… Read more
This is a truly outstanding hotel, difficult to find any faults at all. The are three hotels at the site - Al Husn (five star, adults only); Al Bandar and Al Waha for families. The resort is situated along the coast about 35 minutes from Muscat, and 45 minutes from the airport. We had arranged hotel transport, which worked very smoothly, and check in at the hotel was a serene experience. The rooms are extremely comfortable, with a small sitting area and a balcony. The contents of the mini bar are included and refreshed daily - soft drinks, beer, nuts and biscuits. Afternoon tea is also included, as are drinks (wine, prosecco and beer) and canapés served for an hour at 18.00. There are 11 restaurants on site open for dinner across the three interconnected hotels at the resort, and all the meals we had were of a very high standard. There are two cafes at Al Husn serving lunch, at the pool and the beach, which have a limited choice menu. Other cafes serve a wider choice at the Al Bandar and Al Waha hotels, a few minutes walk along the beach. If you join Shangri-La's loyalty Club, golden circle, you get various discounts including 20% at all restaurants and bars. This is very welcome given that the cost of meals here are on the high side. There are complimentary shuttles during the day to points of interest in Muscat. My daughter, a very experienced diver, found the on-site dive facility provided a very high standard of service, and some extremely interesting dive sites. There are plenty of comfortable sunbeds around the pool and at the beach, with individual cool boxes, water and fruit juice provided. Overall a very calm, service-oriented, comfortable experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Elegance without anyone in your face

Apr 13, 2019 farida d

Unlike other 5 Stars Hotel which find it necessary to remind you of the fact constantly, the Shangri-La is simply understatedly elegance. You feel as if you own the place. Its design, location, staff training, activities, and rooms all combine to create actual luxury not modern bling. All the staff were wonderful, again without over-doing it. We… Read more
Unlike other 5 Stars Hotel which find it necessary to remind you of the fact constantly, the Shangri-La is simply understatedly elegance. You feel as if you own the place. Its design, location, staff training, activities, and rooms all combine to create actual luxury not modern bling. All the staff were wonderful, again without over-doing it. We were met by a concierge named Kulthum who introduced us to the hotel and then made certain that our every need/wish during our entire stay was handled at a level well beyond what was required. Once again this was done in a manner that was totally unobtrusive while clearly demonstrating that the well-being of the guests was the only thing that mattered. We stay in a lot of hotels around this planet. The Shangri-La sets the standard. Read less
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Apr 12, 2019 AndreaS989 Blackpool, United Kingdom

My husband and I recently spent three nights at the Shangri-La Al Husn resort and I absolutely loved it. From start to finish the staff were friendly, attentive and efficient. The room was spacious with all high quality amenities. I especially liked the dressing area, an ideal place to have cases out of the way and hang clothes. Free mini bar, re… Read more
My husband and I recently spent three nights at the Shangri-La Al Husn resort and I absolutely loved it. From start to finish the staff were friendly, attentive and efficient. The room was spacious with all high quality amenities. I especially liked the dressing area, an ideal place to have cases out of the way and hang clothes. Free mini bar, re stocked every day with cold drinks, beers and snacks. The pool and private beach are both stunning with super comfy loungers of all shapes! I really liked the complimentary cool box with water, cold drinks and Evian spray. Such a nice touch. Excellent breakfast, anything you could want and more. Complimentary afternoon tea, we had once and it was gorgeous, sat looking at the stunning views. Complimentary drinks early evening where live music is played and fresh canapés cooked in the courtyard. What’s not to love? We also ventured into the other side of the resort where there is more choice of restaurants and bars. Seriously I can not recommend this hotel enough. I wish we had spent our entire holiday here!! I would recommend doing a guided tour of Muscat as there is not hub to the city, it’s quite spread out. The grand mosque is an absolute must. Read less
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Apr 11, 2019 LindaTyers Leicester, United Kingdom

Stayed here with my daughter for 3 nights in April and we had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the quietness of the Al Husn hotel. The beach and pool area are very clean and we had no issues with getting our water and soft drinks when we got to these areas. We are from the Uk and found the cost of the food very expensive. We wanted to have the BBQ… Read more
Stayed here with my daughter for 3 nights in April and we had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the quietness of the Al Husn hotel. The beach and pool area are very clean and we had no issues with getting our water and soft drinks when we got to these areas. We are from the Uk and found the cost of the food very expensive. We wanted to have the BBQ in the Sultanah restaurant when we arrived, but for almost £100 per person, (albeit including free bubbles), we felt it was just too much for us. There was not an alcohol free option, which was a shame. The room was lovely and spacious with two large twin beds. We enjoyed the L'Occitane toiletries provided and the free beer/soft drinks in the mini bar. The afternoon tea was a delight. I would have liked to have seen decaffeinated tea as an option. There was decaf coffee. The evening cocktail hour was basically anything you wanted to drink for an hour. Our glasses were constantly refilled by the staff. The sea water in Oman is very green because of Algae, and so it was hard to see the fish when we snorkelled. We went on the Dolphin & Snorkelling trip and saw loads of Dolphins. We snorkelled in the Fjord at Turtle beach. Saw a large turtle, but again the water was very green and visibility could have been better. All in all we really enjoyed our stay. Oman is a stunning country and we would not hesitate to go back. Would be even better if it was not so expensive. One final thought - I meant to ask if he Hotel recycles their plastic water bottles? They must get through so many. Would be nice to know. Read less
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Apr 10, 2019 CANAS7

We had an amazing time at Shangri-La Al Husn. Spacious rooms with breath taking views of the bay and the big rock. Complimentary mini bar, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails are among the perks. Special thanks to the manager Ahmed Deeb for the friendly gestures and for giving my wife access to the hotel's piano so she could practice.