Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha

Oman, Middle East

The hotel

This spectacular resort lies in 124 acres of verdant landscaped grounds, amid a stunning combination of ocean and rugged mountains, a short drive from the old Muscat capital. The spacious rooms are decorated with traditional Omani artworks and have balconies overlooking the sparkling bay of Al Jissah, lush gardens or pool complex. Two hotels make up this fabulous resort: Al Waha Hotel (The Oasis) is perfect for families and groups, whilst Al Bandar Hotel (The Town) is a deluxe hotel in the heart of the resort. The weather here is beautifully hot and sunny practically year round, the ideal climate in fact for enjoying the freeform pools and golden beaches on which this unrivalled resort sits!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On a private, 600-metre beach, a 15-minute drive from old Muscat capital. Transfer time from Muscat Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

262 rooms. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, radio, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar*, complimentary WiFi access, safe and hairdryer. Superior Pool View Rooms are spacious with balcony/patio and views of the lush gardens or pool, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board option: includes lunch or dinner applicable in the hotel’s 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 food and beverage a credit per person, per meal. Drinks not included. Children 11 years of age and under do not get a credit in à la carte restaurants. During summer period, Samba Restaurant at Al Waha will only serve a la carte menu for lunch as well as dinner. Al Tanoor Restaurant at Al Bandar Hotel will also serve à la carte menu for lunch and dinner will be an open buffet. Guest on Half Board can enjoy a choice of one starter, one main course and one desert from à la carte menu during lunch and dinner at Samba or lunch at Al Tanoor.

Full Board options: includes lunch and dinner applicable in the hotel’s 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 food and beverage a credit per person, per meal. Drinks not included. Children 11 years of age and under do not get a credit in à la carte restaurants. During summer period, Samba Restaurant at Al Waha will only serve à la carte menu for lunch as well as dinner. Al Tanoor Restaurant at Al Bandar Hotel will also serve à la carte menu for lunch and dinner will be an open buffet. Guest on Full Board can enjoy a choice of one starter, one main course and one desert from à la carte menu during lunch and dinner at Samba or lunch at Al Tanoor.

Superior Sea View Rooms are spacious with balcony/patio and views of the ocean, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults 1 child.

Executive Sea View Rooms have ocean views with balcony, separate bath and shower and seating area, 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Interconnecting Family Rooms are based on 2 Superior Rooms which interconnect. These rooms have balconies, pool or sea views and 1 room has 1 king-size bed and the other with 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

1-Bedroom Suites have separate bedroom, living and dining room with sofa bed and extra long balcony, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Samba (International cuisine with show kitchens, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Surf Café (child friendly, Internet cafe, casual fare). Al Waha lounge (afternoon tea with views of the pool, gardens and the sea). Assira pool bar (healthy snacks and salads, sandwiches and cold drinks). Bait Al Bahr (beach side seafood restaurant, open for dinner). 500 metre lazy river which winds between Al Waha and Al Bandar, Swimming pool and 2 kids' pools. Cool Zone kids' club* (aged 4-12 years). Splashpad, a fun aquatic play area (in Al Waha). Watersports* (located at Al Waha beach). Complimentary WiFi access in rooms and throughout the resort.

5 nights between 27 Dec–2 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

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Aug 17, 2019 KatarinaPunisic

We arrived early in the morning and were welcomed by the great staff, starting from the valet service to the reception.... The reception lady allowed us to check in early without any charges, and she was amazingly kind and sweet... Thank you, Elisabeth. The food.... sooo delicious! And also, all the staff in the restaurant are so sweet, no words,… Read more
We arrived early in the morning and were welcomed by the great staff, starting from the valet service to the reception.... The reception lady allowed us to check in early without any charges, and she was amazingly kind and sweet... Thank you, Elisabeth. The food.... sooo delicious! And also, all the staff in the restaurant are so sweet, no words, really...The rooms are very clean, the view is beautiful, you will have a private beach with the best service ever. Thank you, Dewood (I'm not sure about the spelling).... Overall, our stay was a memorable one, and definitely will come back again! Read less
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Aug 16, 2019 Shane_E_Ryan Athboy, Ireland

My experience began by being picked up from Muscat International Airport by the Resorts own Bentley. Driven by Abdullah, who was the most kind and generous person I have ever met. We were greeted at the Resort with complementary beverages to take up to our room. The room was fantastic, mine came with a complementary mini bar which was refilled… Read more
My experience began by being picked up from Muscat International Airport by the Resorts own Bentley. Driven by Abdullah, who was the most kind and generous person I have ever met. We were greeted at the Resort with complementary beverages to take up to our room. The room was fantastic, mine came with a complementary mini bar which was refilled at a time of your choosing. The stunning views from the rooms balcony really made it for me. Moving down to the absolutely beautiful infinity pool, I have never been so relaxed in all my life as I was in that infinity pool. The views from the pool area are as stunning at night as they are during the day. Two restaurants at the Al Husn resort; Sultanah, which has a more westernized menu and Shahrazad which is Moroccan cuisine. Both restaurants have amazing food and I highly recommend both. One of my favorite parts of this trip was the fact that there were no children so it was a very quiet and relaxing environment. I stress that I CANNOT recommend Al Husn enough and I will definitely be returning in the future. Read less
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Aug 16, 2019 nutty86 Bangkok, Thailand

I would love to thank all the staff for the amazing anniversary arrangements in my room whenever I have an occasion i always come back to this hotel, I would love the thank Suad Al Balushi for her great service always it's not our first time to speak with her and deal with her shes always smiling and it makes us feel like home whenever we come… Read more
I would love to thank all the staff for the amazing anniversary arrangements in my room whenever I have an occasion i always come back to this hotel, I would love the thank Suad Al Balushi for her great service always it's not our first time to speak with her and deal with her shes always smiling and it makes us feel like home whenever we come back to the hotel. Read less
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Aug 15, 2019 yantixo Singapore, Singapore

We stayed in this amazing resort for 2 days 1 night. Everything from A-Z was excellent. We booked a deluxe king bedroom, with a spectacular view of the gulf. From the moment you check in, till you check out, each and every staffs were giving their utmost service that they could rendered. The beach was a definite area to retreat and relax at.… Read more
We stayed in this amazing resort for 2 days 1 night. Everything from A-Z was excellent. We booked a deluxe king bedroom, with a spectacular view of the gulf. From the moment you check in, till you check out, each and every staffs were giving their utmost service that they could rendered. The beach was a definite area to retreat and relax at. Complimentary beverages in room, by the pool and by the beach. We enjoyed the tea session and evening aperitifs. You definitely can't find anything amiss. Recommendable for honey mooners and couples. One of my best experience that I have had. And a definitely comeback. Kudos to the whole team for this amazing experience ! Read less
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Aug 14, 2019 h0lasenyorita Dubai, United Arab Emirates

First class service from the moment we arrived until we left the hotel Every single person we encountered is super nice and friendly. . Kudos to Sandro, the GM and his entire team for going above and beyond to make us feel special and made the enitire stay amazingly beautiful! The team is well trained, full of enthusiasm and shared useful local… Read more
First class service from the moment we arrived until we left the hotel Every single person we encountered is super nice and friendly. . Kudos to Sandro, the GM and his entire team for going above and beyond to make us feel special and made the enitire stay amazingly beautiful! The team is well trained, full of enthusiasm and shared useful local information of things to or places to visit. Breakfast is outstanding and the team just can’t do enough for you! The pool and beach were equallly stunning, absolutely spotless and the team provides guests with chilled water, drinks and facial spray. Highly recommended and willl sure come to this wonderful again for our stay in Oman. Our 3 nights experience at Shangrila was an absolute pleasure - one that we will always remember. :) Read less