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Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Barr Al Jissah
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We stayed 7 nights at Al Husn hotel: A brilliant experience! The location of the hotel provides breathtaking views. The service and amenities provided are second to none (pool service, high tea, pre dinner drinks). Breakfast has to be mentioned separately: this is the most complete and savory breakfast on the planet, served on the perfect location by the most pleasant staff around.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn, responded to this review, 5 February 2014
Dear Gijs D, Thank you for taking your time to write your review on TripAdvisor in regards to your stay in Al Husn. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and the food and service at breakfast provided you with a great start to the day. I appreciate you highlighting the little extras that make staying in Al Husn so special. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

This was my second visit to Shangri-La Barr el Jissah resort in Muscat. Stayed at the Husn hotel which caters to a more adult clientele. Enjoyed my stay very much, beautiful rooms, excellent service and beautiful scenery.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn, responded to this review, 5 February 2014
Dear Margit S, Thank you for returning to the resort and sharing your feedback with the readers of TripAdvisor. It is always nice to read reviews from guests who have returned and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Hotel is having everything you require. Beautiful private beach, helpful and trained staff and most beautiful view of the beach you can have with graceful ambiance of a Shangri La entrance.

This was my most exotic and luxury experience I enjoyed during my business trip.

This is for those who want to enjoy the luxury......and luxury ,does not come cheap....

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
Dear singhal_0096, Thank you for you for sharing your feedback with the readers of TripAdvisor and highlighting the staff and overall beauty of the resort. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and hopefully will welcome you back in the future. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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Shropshire
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

This was our first visit to Shangri-la. We didn't stay in the hotel but had the Christmas Day buffet at the al Tanoor restaurant. It is a wonderful setting and the variety and quality of the food was fantastic. We could take our time and really enjoy the food. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant and it was a great experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
Dear ShropshireJessica, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your Christmas lunch experience with us with the readers of TripAdvisor. Al Tanoor is certainly a great venue for a Christmas lunch and I am happy to read you and your family enjoyed your visit. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Firstly, I would like to say this hotel is everything you imagine. Luxury, beautiful, helpful staff, the most stunning views you'll ever see all under the wonderful ambience of a Shangri La experience . The staff really make this place, they are truly professional and warm. The rooms (Al Husn) are beyond luxury - ultra comfortable beds, free mini-bar :), doors that open up into your bathroom so you can take in the jaw-dropping views whilst relaxing in the bath. Breakfast was superb, as was afternoon tea and pre-dinner drinks in the courtyard. The private beach is wonderfully relaxing (if you can stop looking at the amazing views) and I can recommend the beach BBQ. The only downside we found (which unfortunately is a main part of our holiday) was the food. It is very very bland, very average and not worth the prices charged. We ate at Bait al Bahr, the views at this restaurant are a sight to behold. The food arrived and it looked top-notch, until we ate it! we sent it straight back. The chef and waiter approached us but it came across that they didn't believe us! We didn't want to make a big fuss and just asked them to knock that meal from the bill - but I also left mine (king prawns) the meal just tasted....funny. We spoke to other guests and the feedback was very similar - that the food was the real disappointment at the resort. It seems to me that they are cost-cutting on the food (and it isn't cheap for customers). We also ate at Mahara in the day. I ordered chicken stir fry and it consisted of pieces of chicken in an (Uncle Bens) type sauce with a couple of pieces of shredded cabbage. When I told the staff member that it wasn't that good, she just smiled??!!... I honestly couldn't be bothered arguing....as Emirates had not delivered my luggage for 2 days and I had already spent the majority of my time here stressed, on the phone, on the internet, at reception, upset etc etc..... so the last thing I wanted to do was to start battling about the bad food. On the point of Emirates. They have a really tight connection to Muscat from Dubai, if you can avoid this declining airline, please do so. They left me with no luggage for 2 days on a 3 day holiday - they didn't answer calls or they were constantly engaged. Apparently it's very common on this leg, so if you've not booked yet, try Etihad, Qatar or Gulf......Emirates ruined the majority of my time here. Getting back to the hotel, I would recommend it for all it's great points but they need to address the poor/average food situation....I have already emailed Mark Kirk and outlined my complaint.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
Dear Kathmcc, Thank you for being in touch with us directly and for posting your review on TripAdvisor. While I am delighted you enjoyed your stay please accept my sincere apologies for the disappointing dining experience you had at the resort. I appreciate your constructive feedback which has been shared with the Executive Chef. Hopefully you will return to the resort in the future and then have a better dining experience. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

This was our second visit to Al Husn and it did not disappoint. The included extras make this a wonderful indulgent stay from the pre dinner drinks and canapés to the delightful afternoon tea, I couldn't fault the service or the staff. The scenery around the hotel is spectacular and the beach excellent for relaxing or trying out some water sports. It never felt crowded although the hotel was quite busy, there was always room by the pool or on the beach. This visit we found a lovely library with some wonderful books on Oman which we had missed before and the gym was well equipped although could have done with some air conditioning! I can recommend the seafood BBQ jazz night. The food was amazing and the champagne flowed all night as promised. Saving up to go back next year

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
Dear Cairolass_12, Thank you for returning to the resort and sharing your feedback with the readers of TripAdvisor. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you experience are new BBQ with jazz on Thursday nights. This was just introduced at the beginning of the month and has become an instant success. See you next year! Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We stayed in Al Husn for 3 nights to celebrate my Husbands Birthday. From the moment we arrived we felt we were absorbed in luxury. A lovely welcome drink and cool towels were offered on comfy couches while they organised our room. When we saw our room we were so impressed with the large space which accommodated a huge bed and living area. A dressing area with separate shower and separate WC. A a large bath which offered views views over the bay. Our large balcony had sweeping views over the Ocean and had a choice of a table and chairs or a couch from which to appreciate the view. The complimentary mini bar contained soft drinks/ beers/ chocolates/crisps and nuts and was replenished twice a day! A butler was on hand to accommodate any requests such as running a bath. We had brought our own Champagne with us and our butler provided us with an ice bucket and glasses. Complementary afternoon tea was served every day on the terrace and a complementary drinks and canapés reception was help from 6-7pm each evening. There was a range of bars and restaurants to choose from each evening. We ate in Sultana, the tapas Bar and Al Tanoor and enjoyed our meals each night. The breakfasts each morning were equally as amazing with a choice of al a carte or the buffet or both to choose from. The real star of this hotel is the location with sweeping view of Barr Al Jissah Bay and a private beach at Al Husn. The staff provided a cool box of soft drinks and regularly came with fruit snacks which was a such relaxing place to lounge. There was also a range of water sports to choose from. We ventured over to the Lazy River at Al Waha which was great fun. For us this was the perfect romantic getaway, we felt like we got away from it all in a fab location and will definitely go back. The staff were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We love love love this hotel!!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Dear CKAbbott, Thank you for coming to the resort to celebrate your husband’s birthday and sharing your complementary feedback with the readers of TripAdvisor. I am delighted all went well and that you also visited Al Waha and Al Bandar and enjoyed the lazy river. I am sure your descriptions of our services will be useful to future guests. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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Property: Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn
Address: POBox 644, Barr Al Jissah 113, Oman
Region: Oman > Muscat Governorate > Barr Al Jissah
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Barr Al Jissah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn 5*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 180 rooms and suites Al Husn offers Shangri-La's highest level of service, amenities and privileges to the most discerning of travellers. These are amongst the largest and most luxurious in Oman, with an inviting décor inspired by royal Arabian palaces and accented by authentic Omani artworks. Guests can enjoy access to the private a 100-metre beach, as well as enjoy complimentary mini-bar, daily complimentary afternoon tea and pre-dinner cocktails and canapés service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Shangri La`s Barr Al Jissah Resort And Spa-Al Husn
Shangri La`s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn Hotel Muscat Governorate
Shangri Las Muscat
Shangri Las Al Husn

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