We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Professional photos
Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,024 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 807: English reviews
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the ground floor pool facing villa, which was very comfortable since we had been staying with our 10-month old baby. The lazy river was so entertaining, its a must try while you are staying at this hotel. The Hotel has diverse restaurants and cafes, that if you stay even two weeks you wont be bored ;) The sea... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gayané G
Muscat, Oman
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We come here at least once a year to take a little break from it all to wind down. We stayed in Al Waha and prefer to stay in the outer most wing in room when we do come which is sea facing and quiet. We got lucky and the room we wanted was in fact available (would recommend 3125/26,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Traveling_Couple_MCT
Dirk S, Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear Traveling_Couple_MCT Thank you for spending your short break at our resort and taking the time to share nice and detailed review. I am very sorry to hear about some of your experiences and I appreciate your feedback given on a few areas for improvements which we will definitely work on. We are looking forward to hopefully welcoming you back... More 

Paris, France
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only positive things to say about that amazing resort! Perfect location, nice rooms and amenities, top service, some of the best restaurants... A great place to stay around muscat since the surroundings are much more beautiful than in the new city center.

Helpful?
Thank Laurent M
Dirk S, Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear Laurent M Thank you for spending your holidays with us and taking time to share this short and sweet review. I am very happy to hear that you had such a great time with us and we are definitely looking forward to see you soon again in our resort. Warm Regards, Dirk Salzsieder Resident Manager More 

Vevey, Switzerland
Level Contributor
76 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 4th visit to Oman and fourth time at the Al Waha - our children would leave home if we went somewhere else! Good size Connecting rooms (ask for Family Room), beach, pools, kids activities (especially afternoon soccer sessions) and generally acceptable choice of restaurants and menus make this a very good setting for a family holiday. Beach and sea... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Nigiov
Dirk S, Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear Nigiov Thank you and your family for spending your holiday with us for the 4th time and taking time to share your valuable feedback. I am very happy to hear that you had such a great time with us and we are definitely looking forward to see you soon again in our resort. Warm Regards, Dirk Salzsieder Resident Manager More 

Nassau, New Providence Island
Level Contributor
37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you wish to relax, be treated like royalty, eat great cuisine, and be catered too...., this is the resort in that area to do just that! This is a most beautiful, and comfortable hotel, with very attentive staff, and beautiful views.

Helpful?
1 Thank KF-K216
Dirk S, Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear KF-K216 Thank you for spending your holidays with us and taking time to share this sweet review. I am very glad to know that you have had such a fantastic time with us and I am looking forward to hopefully welcoming you back to our resort again. Warm regards, Dirk Salzsieder Resident Manager More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 3 days in the resort. Everything is done for the families. Quality/price rate is fair. Positive points: beach, children pools and playgrounds, nice restaurants, hotel is very clean, staff, activities, rooms,... Negative points: ntr...

Helpful?
1 Thank Antoine G
Dirk S, Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear Antoine G Thank you for spending your weekend with us and taking the time to share your lovely review. I am happy that you have had such a great time with us and we are looking forward to seeing you soon again. Warm regards, Dirk Salzsieder Resident Manager More 

Level Contributor
68 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For only 25 OMR you are allowed to use the pools, beaches and (more importantly) the lunch buffet at 2 of the 3 Barr Al Jissah resort hotels. The Al Waha is the family orientated hotel with a shallow kiddy pool next to the lovely regular pool. When you dunk yourself in the 'lazy river' you can float towards the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pauline F
Dirk S, Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear Pauline F Thank you for spending your Day in Paradise with us and taking time to share this lovely review. I am happy that you had such a great time with us and we are looking forward to seeing you soon again. Warm Regards, Dirk Salzsieder Resident Manager More 

Northern Ireland
Level Contributor
69 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I visited the Al Waha recently and experienced the most wonderful holiday. The resort is gorgeous and the location is something else. We had booked a seaview double but upgraded to a seaview suite upon arrival, and were given a discounted rate to upgrade. With an infant and a toddler, and all the baby equipment we had... More 

Helpful?
Thank GildaNI
Dirk S, Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear GildaNI Thank you for spending your great holidays at our resort and taking the time to share your wonderful review. I am very happy that you and your family had such a great time with us and I appreciate that you point out some very special colleagues. I am looking forward to hopefully welcoming you back to our resort... More 

England
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying that Oman is truly stunning, We spent a couple of days in the desert and experiencing some of the Wadis with the most wonderful guide and will review that separately as it deserves praise. However we're currently staying at the Shangri La Al Waha resort and it's been disappointing to say the least. As a... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Aky1972
Dirk S, Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear Aky1972, Thank you and your family for spending your holidays at our resort and taking the time to share this nice review. I am very sorry to hear that we did not meet all your expectations and I appreciate your constructive feedback very much. I hope you will give us another chance to return to our resort. Warm regards,... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We went back to this beautiful hotel and country after holidays in January there,I cannot wait to go back there again.We were welcomed back as if we were relatives it was wonderful.The food in all of the restaurants had such a great choice so we put on a little weight while we were there for the two weeks.We had perfect... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 337maureenc
Dirk S, Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear 337maureenc, Thank you for spending your wonderful holiday at our resort and taking the time to share this lovely review. I am so happy that you had such a memorable time and we are looking forward to welcoming you back for another well deserved birthday celebration in our resort and Oman. Warm regards, Dirk Salzsieder Resident Manager More 

840 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (822)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (182)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (163)
Viewed
View from Room (45)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (9)
Viewed
Dining (33)
Viewed
Room/Suite (71)
Viewed
Bathroom (21)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (297)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (18)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (13)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Barr Al Jissah
4.9 km away
Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
27.3 km away
The Chedi Muscat – a GHM hotel
20.0 km away
Crowne Plaza Muscat
Crowne Plaza Muscat
#4 of 49 in Muscat
1,310 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
22.9 km away
Grand Hyatt Muscat
Grand Hyatt Muscat
#6 of 49 in Muscat
1,138 reviews
21.2 km away
InterContinental Hotel Muscat
20.2 km away
Sifawy Boutique Hotel
Sifawy Boutique Hotel
#1 of 1 in As Sifah
340 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Near Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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 Waha

Address: PO Box 644, Barr Al Jissah 113, Oman
Region: Oman > Muscat Governorate > Barr Al Jissah
Price Range: $335 - $907 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha 5*
Number of rooms: 262
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, HotelTravel.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Agoda, Odigeo, Hotel.de and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Shangri La`s Barr Al Jissah Resort And Spa-Al Waha
Shangri La`s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha Hotel Muscat Governorate
Shangri Las Muscat
Shangri Las Al Waha
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha staff and other travellers.
30 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (30)

Questions? Get answers from Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Pool facing room on the ground floor are convenient for families with little kids.”
 of 5 bubbles Gayane7, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are very comfortable, private, classy, overlooking the pool area, and have balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles KF-K216, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upgrade upon arrival for a really good deal.”
 of 5 bubbles GildaNI, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have better sea views”
 of 5 bubbles SeaViewer11, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Demand a sea-view room and a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles 841brendank, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay