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Review of Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn

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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“fantastic holidays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Absolutely amazing, from the hotel (lobby and room), facilities, service, pool, lazy river, beach, and to top it up the best breakfast buffet I have ever had! I travelled quite a bit :) Truly fantastic, thank u!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank janatre
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear janatre, Thank you for reviewing the resort on TripAdvisor in regards to your recent stay in April. I am delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay and thank you for highlighting the breakfast buffet as one of the best you have experienced. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Shangri La is so lucky to have a location such as this! And the whole concept of the hotel was designed just perfectly. But I feel it has not been kept well.. The rooms feel over-used, with stained carpets. The restaurant at the private beach is amazing, but beyond that, all others are very average in quality.. Staff in general are very friendly and helpful, except the concierge - total disaster..
For the past three nights we have been contacting the concierge to give us recommendations, and all they gave us are Shangri La restaurants. And whenever we asked for a specific restaurant outside, they do not know of it. It got to the point that I asked for them to book me dinner at The Chedi, and the concierge just connected me to the Chedi and asked that I do the booking myself as she is not familiar with their restaurants...
Its a pitty that a hotel like this loses customers over such things that can be very easily fixed! I hope they do it though!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ayiruon
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Ayiruon, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor in regards to your recent stay. I appreciate your constructive feedback and will certainly look at the points you have raised for improvement. I hope you enjoyed your overall stay. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Everything about this hotel was wonderful especially not having children around. Do try the dates stuffed with citrus peel. Delicious!We opted for a seaview room which was worth the extra. Georgeous breakfasts, cold flannels and a cool box of drinks by the pool, afternoon tea and cocktail hour all as described by others in these reviews. We ate at the seafood restaurant and the Lebanese restaurant, both of which were very good. Sure the restaurants are not cheap on the resort but it is possible to take a 15 min taxi ride into Muscat to visit other restaurants if you so wish. Would I return? Definitely!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear nic061, Thank you for your positive review posted on TripAdvisor recently. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning in the near future. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

The Al Husn ( adult only ) is a perfect retreat and we had a wonderful five day stay and will be going back ( I have no idea where some of the negative comments come from - they are replacing some hall carpets this year but to be honest this is the only thing one could say was almost in need of attention ).
The Food and service were excellent throughout our stay and all the staff attentive and professional. Our stay was value for money ( there is a free mini bar, afternoon tea, evening receptions drinks etc ) as the quality of the food was very high.

Room Tip: Get a sea view room. You MUST book the bbq ( circ £85 per head ) the spread is amazing - oysters, l...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear RogerSussex, Thank you for your complementary review posted on TripAdvisor recently and for highlighting the value for money that Al Husn represents. I also appreciated you highlighting the quality of food served during your stay and for mentioning the BBQ which we will start again in August when the evenings cool down a little. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

It's not often we express this sentiment simultaneously (both me and him).
If you like unique quirky boutique hotels you'll probably not like the Al Husn. Otherwise, it's as close to heaven as you could imagine (if you ignore the developing world problems in the region :)
Fabulous room (we treated ourselves to the Deluxe Seaview) . Perfect. Sumptuous. Luxurious. super king incredibly comfortable bed. Wonderful balcony and view across the private beach and bay. Generous bathroom opening into living area, separate shower and dressing space. Couldn't find fault, and I don't often say that!
Al Husn's beach is a sweetie: flat fish, stripy fish and crabs, and if you grab a beach chair you'll get a coolbox with fruit juice and water and a smile.
Afternoon tea an experience: overlooking the bay in subtropical temperatures, with Earl Grey and scones.... Did it twice, it was so good.
Pre dinner drinks. A bit twee, sat under canopies with complete strangers, or lined up round the edge like your sixth form dance... But very drinkable wine and lovely canapés too
Breakfast probably now at the top of my international hotel breakfast list. Everything from fresh fruits to pastries to mezze... Could have spent a couple of hours there, but we had other things to do (like dive and, sadly, fly home).
The concierge booked everything we wanted, from trips to diving to dinner and a late checkout.
Very personal service from all staff.
We're hoping to arrange our work schedules so we can go back again.
Extravagant and totally worth it.

Room Tip: Al Husn, although more expensive, is so wonderful and the treats and service make it worthwhile. Sp...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Dear DH76, Thank you for the lovely review you have posted on TripAdvisor. I am delighted you and your husband enjoyed your stay and thank you for highlighting the little touches that make staying in Al Husn so special. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Staying here right now. At the adults only Al Husn hotel on the resort. We feel like we are in heaven. No kids, peace and quiet, lots of restaurant choices across all three hotels on the resort and the pools and beaches are just superb. We were given complimentary minibar, and free drinks poolside. Complimentary afternoon tea. Service is exceptional. Great time of year to visit as it's hot but breezy and not overrun with people. Absolutely loving this!

Room Tip: Ask for the deluxe sea view. It's the best view and just stunning for an after dinner drink on t...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Karen S
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Dear Karen S, Thank you for posting your review while staying at the resort. I hope you are still enjoying your stay and the tranquility that the guests of Al Husn experience. Please let any of my management team know if there is anything else we can provide to make your stay extra special. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

It was wonderful, staff greeted me every morning. Called a shuttle for me wherever I wanted to go. The private beach for Al Husn was wonder, no kids, great view and very relaxing. Very good food in while resort. Great place for kids too, all kinds of pools and great beach. Staff was always so helpful, remember I wanted tea with breakfast.... I will return. And the Extra Diver center was right there, just a 2 minute shuttle.
Thanks everyone, Lynn

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Lynnhol
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Dear Lynnhol, I am happy to read from your TripAdvisor review that you had a great stay with us in Al Husn recently. The summer months are perfect for diving in Oman so I am happy to hear you managed some diving during your visit. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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Additional Information about Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn

Property: Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn
Address: 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: 170
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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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