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“Wonderful family holiday hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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
Certificate of Excellence
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful family holiday hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

My children (early teens) rate this venue as slightly behind the Mauritius and the Maldives- extraordinary praise from them- and I tend to agree.
The resort has 3 hotels- offering great cuisine in all of them, very good, very varied and someof the most enjoyable dining I have ever had, anywhere.
The beach is fantastic, wonderfully private with a good variety of water sports on offer.
If you don't feel like walking between 2 of the hotels, don't worry- you can float there on the 'river'
The only downside is the distance from the city and shopping- however- that is really minor- as a 15 minute cab ride will get you there.
I cannot recommend this highly enough- we all loved the place.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank martindhogan
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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 martinhogan, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor in regards to your stay last August. I am happy that you stay last year has left you with happy memories of your holiday. The kitchen team will certainly appreciate you highlighting the food served around the resort. Hopefully you and your family will return soon. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This hotel has such a natural protected location surrounded by mountains yet on the gulf coast. If you want relaxing then this is relaxing along with almost 5 star service and facilities. It even has free WiFi on its own private beach.

Room Tip: Facing the sea and not the mountain.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KP57
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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 KP57, Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor in regards to your recent stay. As you have mentioned in your review the resort is lucky to be surrounded by some of the most stunning views and scenery in Oman. Hopefully you will decide to return in the future. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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Dubai, UAE
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights, it was absolutely brilliant experience… Everything was great except for the food especially when you pay so much for staying at the Shangri-La you would expect some professional chefs with good food which wasn't the case unfortunately..but overall great experience and very romantic :)

Room Tip: For nice romatic dinners do not eat at the hotel but go outside as the food was not good at least 3...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 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
      Service
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1 Thank Bahaa S
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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 Bahaa, Thank you for taking your time to review the resort on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to read that the quality of food you experienced was not up to your expectations and I have shared this feedback with the culinary team. I am however happy to read that you enjoyed your overall stay. Warm regards, Mark Kirk
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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
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
      Service
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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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 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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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank nic061
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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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35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank RogerSussex
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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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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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