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Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Barr Al Jissah
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 July 2014

My first visit to this amazing country and what a way to start... from arriving this hotel imposes a feel of quality, care and considerable well being. The Shangri La brand is always providing guest satisfaction and this hotel is no different..

Amazing leisure facilities, excellent rooms and restaurants and a relaxing Piano Bar in the evening are all part of what can be enjoyed here.

For the ladies take a stroll with the Turtle Warden and watch some amazing hatching on the beach. Talking of the beach it is everything you would expect.

Staff - well they have been trained the Shangri La way - so what would you expect - attentive, polite and highest standards of service...you even get our sun glasses cleaned whilst relaxing around the pool.

Go on spoil yourself give it a go..........................

Room Tip: Sea facing fantastic views .....
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Dear WhickerSmith, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. It is great to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed the facilities on offer at the resort. Delighted that you managed to see are turtles hatching and found the turtle ranger informative. Thank you for recommending the readers to the resort. Warm regards, Mark Kirk

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Just returned from 8 nights at the Al Husn. Overall, a beautiful location, gorgeous private beach and peaceful in terms of no children. Expensive food but nice extras included which made it actually pretty good value. The Asia restaurant would have been our favourite. The Sultanah was also very nice food, although desserts leave a lot to be desired - don't expect too much in this area. Also, did a treatment at the Chi Spa (have experienced the Chi before) and this certainly met my expectations - excellent service and ambience - highly recommend this aspect of hotel.

Trip to Muscat a must and the mosque is definitely worth seeing - in terms of a half day trip; took in the mosque, the fish market, old Muscat and the souk - be prepared for bargaining.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Dear Martina M, Thank you for your positive review in regards to your stay at Al Husn. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for highlighting the Chi Spa and Restaurants at the resort. I will certainly take a look at the desserts served in Sultanah with my pastry team based on your feedback. Warm regards, Mark Kirk

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

What is am going to say is not much compared to my unforgettable experience. The hotel was perfect in every way, food was delicious and they have a lot of variety at BF, Lunch and Dinner. Alhusun is another great experience in Shangrila. Rooms are spacious, clean and luxurious. The view was just great from my room. The activities in the hotel and the nearby area are so many that you will never feel bored at all. The resort provides all sorts of enjoyment/facilities you think about:

Snorkeling
GYM
Spa
Beach
Pool
Huge Kids play ground
I am sure I missed something here

Again, food was delicious and reasonably priced compared to the great tase!

Last but not least, customer service and staff were so polite, Professional and most importantly smiling and welcoming

I would definitely go to Shangrila again

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Mohammed_Yateem
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Dear Mohammed_Yateem, Thank you for your positive review posted on TripAdvisor, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and the activities offered by the resort. You positive feedback is certainly appreciated and I assure you motivates the staff to continues to provide excellent services from the heart. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the future. Warm regards, Mark Kirk

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We stayed at the Al Waha hotel during Oct 13
Efficient check in, courteous staff, clean and spacious rooms. Excellent hotel facilities, beach and pools.
The splash pad/lazy river were great fun for kids and family.
plenty to do there, from playing giant chess pieces , camel ride, dolphin watching.
There is free shuttle from hotel to Mattra souk.
Looking forward to returning soon!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Dear abhay k, Thank you for staying with us at the Al Waha hotel with your family last October and posting your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay and thank you for highlighting the splash pad and lazy river which are great for both adults and kids! We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Mark Kirk

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

In my top ten meals of a lifetime. The service hits you first. Second the interior. Then bang comes the food. Lamb shank is way too good. The presentation, aroma and its so tender. The chicken is equally impressive with a strong sour lemon flavour. Safron rice was the best rice ive eaten. I cant remember the name of our dessert but it was incredible and i dont eat dessert. My wifes plate appeared empty 1 second after the plate hit the table.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Dear Nickneal, Thank you for posting your review in regards to you experience at the Sharazad restaurant within Al Husn. It is a great honor for us for Sharazad to be selected as one of you top meals ever and your feedback is proudly posted on the restaurants notice board. Hopefully you will stay with us again soon and have similar dining experiences in our other restaurants. Warm regards, Mark Kirk

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We spent a week at the Al Husn.......it surpassed my expectations and we had a wonderful time. Much has already been said about the added extras - cool boxes, fruit, sorbet, afternoon tea, mini bar and cocktail hour......but they do make a real difference to the whole experience

The staff were incredible......courteous and polite and cater to you every need. The room was immaculate and we were upgraded to a sea view which was amazing

All of the restaurant on site were good and although all are in walking distance, the shuttle was invaluable in the heat. The favourites would be Asia and Bait al Bahr and Tapas.....and to be honest they were not overpriced

Take time to go to the Chi spa - a wonderful oasis of relaxation and the treatments are good too !

We booked a morning city tour through the hotel and it was fantastic to have your personal guide for the morning, taking in the Grand Mosque, markets, the souk, Sultan's palace and the museum . The individuality of the tour makes it very special and highly recommended

Would I go back - in a heartbeat !! Cannot wait to return

Room Tip: Do opt for a sea view
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Dear LizzieAn, Thank you for sharing your feedback with the fans of TripAdvisor. I am happy to read that we exceeded your expectations and you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the complementary feedback on the restaurants and the value for money offered. I am sure the future guest will find your recommendations useful. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort. Warm regards. Mark Kirk

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Set away from the main city, takes about 30 minutes by car to get to the centre.

Very beautiful and well kept grounds. The pool areas are lovely, with different pools for kids, adults etc, and even a lazy river. The beach is small but nice white sand, and the best bit for me was that they had resident nesting turtles, which they protected from the people staying in the hotel but fencing them off, with a sign telling you when the babies would be hatching. One of the best moments of my life was watching the baby turtles hatching and the rangers helping them down the beach to the sea!

Hotel rooms were nice, nothing exceptional, but very clean and nicely kept. Our ground floor room had a nice patio area you could sit out in (except it was 45 degrees so we didn't!). Only issue, being two single girls, is that a couple of times strange men in other rooms would call us and say they had seen us around the hotel, which was creepy. Wouldn't recommend it so much for single women for that reason.

Hotel reception area etc was just incredible and very impressive, with big arabic carpets and huge urns of flowers. You could help yourself to Omani tea (cardamon) and dried dates at any time too.

Buffet and food in general was absolutely out of this world. For breakfast, they had actual honeycombs you could get fresh honey from. The arabic "tapas" restaurant we went to was absolutely incredible too, and not too pricey.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Dear Rastnim, I am delighted to read from your review that you were lucky enough to see turtles hatching during your stay, for those reader interested we now have 115 nests this season which is about 10 more than last year at the same time. The resort does employ a full time ranger who ensures that the turtles are looked after and everyday will do a short turtle talk for guest interested to find out more about these amazing creatures. Thank you for your other positive feedback and hopefully you will decide to return in the future. Warm regards, Mark Kirk

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Address: POBox 644, Barr Al Jissah, Muscat 113, Oman
Region: Oman > Muscat Governorate > Muscat > 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: £260 - £530 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 180 rooms and suites, including the largest entry level rooms in Muscat, Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa elevates Omani hospitality to new heights, embracing the natural Asian service for which Shangri-La is renowned. Your private butler, daily afternoon tea, pre-dinner cocktails, pre-loaded iPods with personalized music selection, and complimentary mini bar ensure all needs are catered to. A team of dedicated Shangri-La specialists is available to tailor your experience from pre-arrival to departure. As a guest at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, you will enjoy signing privileges at 15 additional dining venues across adjacent sister property Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Shangri La`s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn Hotel Muscat Governorate
Shangri La`s Barr Al Jissah Resort And Spa-Al Husn
Shangri Las Muscat
Shangri Las Al Husn

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