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4.4 out of 5

"The resort is very worm & on the sea is a relaxing place . The people working at the facility are very freindly. But the rooms are expensive ($350/nig ... " More

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Hotel Description

The breakfast at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you'll be close to Qantab Beach. Free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking and 2 outdoor pools are available. Built in 2005, this 5-star resort has 460 rooms over 4 floors. Free WiFi and deep-soaking bathtubs are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with balconies or patios, deep-soaking bathtubs and 24-hour room service
  • Free WiFi
  • Free valet parking and self-parking
  • Options for a bite to eat or a refreshing drink include 19 restaurants, a coffee shop, 2 poolside bars and 5 bars/lounges
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Splash around at the lazy river or swim in the 2 outdoor pools
  • Treat yourself to Thai massages at Chi, The Spa
  • Services include free food shopping service, supervised activities for kids and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes tennis courts, a health club and a sauna
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation, from cleanliness and spaciousness to overall comfort and low noise level
  • 4.2 miles (6.8 km) from Qantab Beach and 10.4 miles (16.7 km) from Muttrah Corniche

Al Waha Superior, Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£146* Per night/room 2 Nov - 3 Nov

Al Bandar Deluxe Terrace Twin

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Al Bandar Deluxe, Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Al Bandar One Bed Suite King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Al Waha Family Room

Bed Count 3 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Al Bandar Deluxe Terrace King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa ratings based on 49 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Everyone (15) Couples (21) Family (5) Other (4) Friends (1)
5 out of 5
Beautiful paradise island. Went for our honeymoon and came back with beautiful memories. Watersports available on the private beach and amazing restaurant with a delicious buffet for dinner. Highly recommend!

Posted by on 28 Aug 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Sep 2019 by Gigi

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the excellent review of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. I am so glad to know that your honeymoon stay went very well, this is our aim, to let our guest leave the resort with treasured memories and with smile on their face. Thank you for your time and we are looking forward to welcoming you back. With best regards, Ghislaine Lê Resident Manager Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

5 out of 5
Great hotel fantastic facilities with friendly service

Posted by on 8 Feb 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Feb 2019 by Jürgen Dörr, General Manager

Dear Valued Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent visit. We take great pride in caring for our guests, so I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed your precious holiday with us. Many thanks for choosing to stay at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. With the team, we will wait for your return and please do get in touch if I can be of any assistance. Sincerely, Jürgen Dörr

4 out of 5
Pros: It is safe , nice people , on the sea, sandy beach nice walking place .
Cons: price of the rooms & restaurants.
The resort is very worm & on the sea is a relaxing place . The people working at the facility are very freindly. But the rooms are expensive ($350/night ) also food is very expensive we payed ($150. per person for a dinner ) I would say we are paying double price of the service we are getting. Frankly speaking it is too expensive.

Posted by , from Kuwait on 1 Mar 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Apr 2018 by General Manager Juergen Doerr

Dear Ibrahim, It is gratifying to know that the services and facilities of the resort were to your satisfaction. I have personally noted your comments on the prices. Allow me to briefly explain that we do carry out regular checks of prices charged by our local competitors in order to ensure that our prices are competitive and are in keeping with those in the region. Looking forward to welcome you in Muscat again soon!

4 out of 5

Nothing to complain about but a little disappointing for a Shangri-la. Lacks the charm of some other hotels of the same chain.

Posted by on 25 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Apr 2018 by General Manager Juergen Doerr

Dear Guest, It is very sad for us that the resort did not meet your expectations and you did not enjoy your stay as much as we expected. However, we do hope that you will reconsider your decision and will choose to stay with us again in future and allow us another opportunity to show you our beautiful resort and hospitality. We hope that we will welcome you back to the resort as our guests in the future.

5 out of 5

Excellnt services

Oustanding service offered by the concierge (khamis and his team)

Posted by , from Dubai on 24 Aug 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Aug 2017 by Juergen Doerr - General Manager

Dear Sarah, I sincerely appreciate you highlighting the team's exemplary service and warm hospitality. Such comments are always encouraing and I will certainly share your compliments to our Concierge Team and to all the team members. I am sure that this will be their inspiration to continue to delight all our valued guests as as yourself. Looking forward to your future visits. Best regards, Juergen Doerr General Manager

5 out of 5

Really nice hotel , great for families with kids ,

Would have liked to choose which one of the 3 separate hotels we would like to stay in as , was allocated Al waha resort which was great , but Al bander was a little better , in my opinion , so would have liked to be given a choice , but overall a great experience .

Posted by , from london on 20 Aug 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Aug 2017 by Juergen Doerr - General Manager

Dear Shay, thank you for choosing Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, and for taking the time to review us. We as a team are very pleased of your remarks and it has been a our privilege to have welcomed you in our resort. The whole team and I are looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back, and hopefully in a not too distant future. Sincerely, Juergen Doerr General Manager

4 out of 5

Nice beach and friendly staff but overpriced hotel

Pros: Breakfast was excellent. The beach was nice and the staff friendly.
Cons: The price.. did not feel like value for money.
Location: Location is close to Muscat but feels remote given its location in the bay. Turtles were amazing.
Definitely a family resort. Lots of kids around. The hotel room itself was fine but nothing amazing which was surprising given the price we paid. Food and drinks were expensive but same as other 5 star hotels in the area.

Posted by , from London on 24 Apr 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 May 2017 by Jürgen Dörr, General Manager

Dear NK, thank you for the great review of our resort! We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Jürgen Dörr General Manager

4 out of 5

fantastic holiday

We thoroughly recommend the Al Bandar hotel with its magnificent location, and spent much time a the beach and amazing pool. The Chi spa was beyond relaxing although a little expensive especially with the 17percent tax. Having lived in the middle east for 3 years we found the staff to be the most courteous, friendly, well trained and helpful ever and congratulations must be given to the management for this. Our times at the beach were made more enjoyable by the assistance from the staff who provided towels, cold water and on one occasion... Fresh fruit salad. The buffet breakfast was enough to keep us satisfied till dinner where we recommend the Seafood restaurant Bait al Bahr offered a stunning view and romantic atmosphere, and the Capri court where I tasted the freshest, most delicate calf cheek ravioli. Thankyou for a wonderful late ramadan holiday, and we will be sure to return.

Posted by on 31 Jul 2014

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5 out of 5

Wonderful experience

From the drive into the hotel. You get a sense of beauty and serenity. The staff are very helpful and courteous . The rooms were clean, beds were comfortable, it made you feel,that you did not have to go anywhere else - just enjoy the hotel. I did not even need to turn on the TV. I just enjoyed the view and peaceful ambience.

Posted by on 18 Mar 2014

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5 out of 5

Wow!

Shangrila's Barr Al Jissah Resort is just stunning! We couldn't ask for a more relaxing, spectacular & romantic setting for a quick getaway...it was perfect for our anniversary. The amenities & service are truly impressive. I would highly recommend this resort to our family & friends!

Posted by on 19 Aug 2013

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About the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Location Barr Al Jissah, Muscat, 100

Property Features

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa offers its guests a marina, 2 the outdoor swimming pools, a lazy river, and a waterslide. There are 19 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 2 poolside bars and 5 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a business centre on site. A kid's pool, a health club, and a sauna are also featured at the luxury Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. Self parking and valet parking are free. This 5-star Muscat resort is smoke free.

  • 460 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 19 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2005
  • Coffee shop
  • Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Food/drink service (free)
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Muscat (MCT-Muscat Intl.) (45.8 km / 28.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa offers 460 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features minibars and a safe. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. This Muscat resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Shahrazad – This restaurant only serves dinner.

Al Tanoor – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Bait Al Bahr – This beach restaurant only serves dinner. Open daily.

Capri Court – This restaurant only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Samba – This restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. Open daily.

A complimentary food shopping service is offered and 24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

A marina and a health club are featured at the resort. 2 the outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a lazy river, a waterslide, a sauna and a fitness centre.

Guests aged under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Thai massage

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Guests who book breakfast-inclusive rate plans will receive breakfast for 2 adults and up to 2 children age 5 and younger. Additional children under age 5 and children 6-11 years old will receive 50% off the adult buffet breakfast price.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for OMR 23.04.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cots (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: OMR 3 for adults and OMR 0 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Al Jissah Resort
  • Barr Al Jissah Resort
  • Jissah
  • Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah
  • Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Muscat
  • Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort
  • Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort Muscat
  • Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort Muscat
  • Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort
  • Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Muscat
  • Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah
  • Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort Spa
  • Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort Spa
  • Shangri La Barr Al Jissah &
  • Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Resort
  • Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Muscat
  • Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Resort Muscat

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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