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Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Just returned from a long weekend at Al Bandar. We arrived very late at night, check in was quick and we were lead off to our rooms. After a long day we were very excited to see our five star hotel room and more importantly the bed as we were beyond tired. I walked in the room and had a...

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar, responded to this review

Dear gardengal00, Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear about your initial disappointment with the room, it is our standard to remove the bedspread for late arrival rooms so guests can get to sleep quickly. On a more positive note I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed the facilities and...

Basingstoke, UK
Reviewed 9 November 2014

We have just returned from our 4th visit to the Resort. We stayed in Bandar this time, thanks to Norman Eleazar for organising. The room was great and more spacious than Waha where we have stayed previously. The resort as ever met our expectations in every aspect, the food, the spa, the recreation staff, the room attendant, the airport transfers...

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar, responded to this review

Dear KathMacca, Thank you for being a regular guest of the resort and posting your positive reviews. It is great to hear all went well with your stay and thank you for highlighting Norman who assisted you organizing your trip. See you next time! Warm regards, Mark Kirk

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Just spent a few days at the Al Bandar resort combining business adn lesiure. In both respects the hotel was super.This is a large complex with three hotels on site. The Al Bandar was in the centre and is a high quality 5 star hotel, as good as any I have ever stayed in. The hotel is very high spec...

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar, responded to this review

Dear Liam M, Thank you for the great review posted on TripAdvisor in regards to your recent visit. As you have mentioned we have a great resort with excellent facilities but it is the staff that really make our guests stay special. Hopefully you will decide to return. Warm regards, Mark Kirk

Belgium
Reviewed 6 November 2014

About 6 years ago I found out about this hotel by coincidence. Next month I'll be going there for the 6th time to recharge my batteries. It's so relaxing during the Christmas holidays. The hotel personnel is super friendly. The food is awesome in any of the almost 10 restaurants they have. The rooms are are huge and well maintained...

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar, responded to this review

Dear Paul_C-010265, we are looking forward to welcoming you over Christmas this year. You will be please to know we have opened a new lounge on top of Bait Al Bahr, made Bait Al Bahr a full open restaurant and increased the outdoor seating in Capri Court. The changes have had great reviews so far and I hope you enjoy...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2014

One of the very best resorts I know. Great facilities, great site, very friendly and helpful staff, plenty of choices for food. OK, it isn't cheap, and dining is right up to western European prices - but the food is excellent, the service is fabulous, and the resort itself is phenomenal to look at from all sorts of angles, and...

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar, responded to this review

Dear Eroucrat, Thank you for the excellent review posted on TripAdvisor. It is great to read you enjoyed your stay and I appreciate your positive feedback on the restaurants and quality of food. In regards to to the port and souk area we do get mixed feedback but I have to say it is mainly positive. Also the decoration for...

Reviewed 4 November 2014

Absolutely brilliant family October half term stay in the Al Bandar at Shangri La. The hotel is in the most gorgeous setting - where the desert mountains of Oman meet the blue sea on a white sand beach and only 45 mins from Muscat. There are 3 hotels on the grounds but it feels glamorous and gorgeous - not like...

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar, responded to this review

Dear Helen F, Thank you for bringing the family over half term to the resort and posting your feedback. I love your description of the activities for the kids as well as the adults and I am sure future guests who read your review will find this very useful. Thank you for the wonderful review and hopefully you will return....

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We had a family connecting room at the Al Waha which was spacious and set up really nicely for the kids with games, PS3 and lot's or room for them to make a mess which they did every day! The staff in the hotel and kids club were friendly and happy to help whatever the question. The set up on...

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar, responded to this review

Dear Don R, I am delighted to read from your review that you and your family had a great time and planning to return to the resort. I am happy that you took some time to experience the dolphin watching and visited the souk and if you missed it would recommend a visit to the Grand Mosque during your next...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Arrived on 30Oct for a 4 nights stay .. When I walked into my room .at the Al Waha section . I was underwhelmed with the old fashioned decor .. The room is spacious but the balcony is small .. The package I paid is superior sea view room ..there is nothing special but a few red apples so called...

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar, responded to this review

Dear 2014mayt, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor in regards to your recent visit. I appreciate your mixed comments and the constructive way you have expressed them. With Al Waha being focused on young families I believe Al Husn or Al Bandar with have suited you better as a single traveler. I hope you enjoyed your overall stay...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2014

This hotel was fantastic. We stayed in the Al Husn hotel which is for adults only. It has it's own pool and private beach which can only be used by Al Husn guests which was great. Our room was beautiful and overlooked the beach. It had every amenity and even a free mini bar. The breakfasts were excellent there was...

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar, responded to this review

Dear saraecv, Thank you for staying with us at Al Husn and posting your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. I would like to specially thank you for the kind words you have written about the staff as this really encourages them to provide great service. I hope you decide to return like many others. Warm...

Derby
Reviewed 1 November 2014

We stayed here in Easter 2014 (me, my husband and 16 year old daughter). The complex is made up of 3 hotels, all slightly differently priced but as you can use facilities at any I wouldn’t bother to pay for the Al Husn, we stayed at the Al Bandar (mid cost) and it was excellent. The complex, whilst it appears...

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar, responded to this review

Dear DerbyRah, Thank you for posting your review in regards to your stay in April this year. While I am delighted you enjoyed your stay I would like to update you on a couple of points you mentioned. In September we have opened another lounge above the seafood restaurant with a DJ. This has turned out to be an instant...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar

Address: Barr Al Jissah 113, Oman
Region: Oman > Muscat Governorate > Barr Al Jissah
Price Range: €176 - €385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar 5*
Number of rooms: 198
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Also Known As:
Shangri La`s Barr Al Jissah Resort And Spa-Al Bandar
Shangri La`s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar Hotel Muscat Governorate
Shangri Las Muscat
Shangri La Muscat
Shangri La Oman
Shangri La Hotel Oman
Shangri La Hotel Muscat
Shangri Las Al Bandar
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“higher floors give best views and privacy - the ground floor ones by the pool are very much in public view”
markr2306, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at Al-Waha were extremely small. Choose other hotel in the property if you want bigger/ better rooms.”
MaitrayeeShah, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had a different room each time and all were good”
Hypnotizer, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try to get rooms very close to the restaurant and reception ... long walking distance”
taldebsi, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“This is a hotel very far from the city, is a good place where to relax and enjoy moments with family or friends..”
, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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