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Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Bandar

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Shanghai Region, China
Reviewed 8 October 2014

This is one of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed in. Beautiful pool area, lovely beach and very comfortable rooms. The service strikes that excellent balance of being highly responsive whilst not being overly attentive. The breakfast buffet and the dinner buffet were of the highest quality with a dazzling varoety of high quality options. We will return.

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

Dear Yorkshiresunseeker6, I was delighted to read your high marks given to the resort in your recent review. I will certainly ensure the contents of your review are shared with the service and culinary teams. Delighted to see you will return. Warm regards, Mark Kirk

Reviewed 8 October 2014

Nice resort with an amazing spa and very large comfortable rooms. Staff is kind and hospitable, food is very good and the feeling you get from staying at this resort is that they are generous with the guests

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

Dear Dana H, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us as well as taking your time to review the resort on TripAdvisor. It is great to read that all went well with your stay and special thanks for highlighting the service you received from the staff. Warm regards, Mark Kirk

Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Excellent service, managed to get an order of French fries by the pool for free! The staff were very friendly and made sure we felt like we were in a 6 star hotel. A lot of small things that were included like free mini bar, tea time and cocktail hour to make sure we were busy all day.

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

Dear Mohamed D, Thank you for visiting us recently from Muscat for a short break from the city. I guess you were staying in Al Husn as you have highlighted to amenities offered to Al Husn guests. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Warm regards, Mark Kirk

Dubai
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Very good service. One of the best so far in the GCC countries. Many activities for kids such kids club, dolphins cruise snorkeling Good food. Good facilities. Over all 10/10 experience. only one thing : dinners are a bit over priced as you don't have other options.

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

Dear Abdelilah E, Thank you for spend Eid with us and posting your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am happy to read you took part in many of the activities available at the resort and thank you for highlighting the dolphin watching which I highly recommend to all guests visiting Muscat. Warm regards, Mark Kirk

Dubai
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Very lavish breakfast, excellent property, hospitable staff, cheap in dining, location of the property is outstanding, many activities within the property to keep you engages, very beautiful pool with life guards, sea view is amazing

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

Dear Vipul M, Thank you for your lovely review on the resort posted on TripAdvisor. As we have the goal to provide the best possible breakfast I am delighted you appreciated this. Thank you for your kind words and for recommending the resort to others. Warm regards, Mark Kirk

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 8 October 2014

I took my wife there for her Birthday - she absolutely loved it and so did I. It is the most beautiful resort we have ever been to, and we are well traveled and have an acute appreciation of class and luxury. Absolutely recommend it as a must see and experience.

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

Dear Oleg E, Thank you for choosing the resort to celebrate the birthday of your wife and for posting your complementary feedback on your stay. I hope the resort is now your first choice for celebrating special occasions and we look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the future. Warm regards, Mark Kirk

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Terrible food!!!!! All the bars were closed during several days! Very expensive for the value. I am very disappointed from Shangri La!!!!! Really not the expected quality like in Hong Kong, Bangkok or Singapore!

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

Dear Thierry L, Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor in regards to your recent stay. Please accept my apologies for the closer of the bars during your stay. This was announced to us earlier in the week hence we could only advise guests once they were at the resort. It is very rare for restrictions on alcohol with...

Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

It was family gathering for one night. Check in was fast Welcome service was nice Room was clean and well arranged Pools were clean and saftey was implemented Food was delecious but serving it at room was too slow. ROOM SERVICE WAS POOR AND SLOW FOOD DELIVERY WAS SLOW TOO INFORMATION WRONGLY MENTIONED IN ROOM BOOKLET.

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

Dear sadiq864, Thank you for sharing your feedback with the readers of TripAdvisor, while I am happy you enjoyed your overall stay I am sorry to read that you had a poor experience with your room service order. Please accept my apologies for the disappointment caused. Hopefully you will return in the future for another short break. Warm regards, Mark...

Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

We recently stayed in Barr Al Jissah during eid holidays .The resort is probably best for family traveller with kids. They have a huge lazy river that streched from barr al jissah to Al bandar. The swiming pools are big and clean. There are many facilities for kids like splash area , game zone, adventure zone , mini golf course...

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

Dear Mangesh P, I am delighted to read from your review that you and your family had a great stay with us recently. As you mention the resort has the widest range of facilities for the family within Oman as well as the largest selection of restaurants compared to any resort in the region. Hopefully you will make the resort...

London
Reviewed 7 October 2014

We were only told on arrival that the hotel was not allowed to serve alcohol for the next 4 days because of Eide and, as we only booked a short trip to celebrate our anniversary, the ban had a massive impact on our entire 4 night stay. Not the fault of the hotel but would have appreciated a warning and...

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

Dear TravelbugsUK, Thank you for choosing the resort to celebrate your anniversary recently and posting your review on TripAdvisor. I am sorry that there were restrictions on the sale of alcohol during your stay which unfortunately we were only advised on a few days before the restriction. Please accept my apologies for the disappointment caused. Overall I am happy you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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: $284 - $701 (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
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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Terrace rooms are good for children.”
 of 5 bubbles Furly14, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good, thoug different in shape, if you don't like walking too far ask for a room nearer the reception”
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“Sea view rooms are quieter during day.”
 of 5 bubbles Caspercat76, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“upper floors facing the coast”
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