Ratings based on 559 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Doha, Qatar
Very nice stay, fantastic resortPosted Oct 4, 2015
Pros: Clean, tidy excellent area around. Excellent for families with small kids.
Cons: Restaurants are a bit dull for the price. Buffet is pretty regular, a la carte restaurants seem to be pretty similar to buffets in term of quality.
It was a pleasant surprise indeed: over past couple of years we were going to Dubai for lazy October vacation. This time we decided to try Oman and Shangri-La was a resort there recommended by a colleague who spent quite a lot of time in this country. Shangri-La beat all our best expectations: huge area shared by three hotels, very green, tidy with nice amenities. Rooms in Al Bandar hotel are spacious and clean (unlike many 5* UAE hotels). Weather in Oman in September-October is pretty mild, about 5 degC lower than in Dubai. The sea is very clean, water is amazingly clear, perfect for snorkeling. The whole resort is perfect for a lazy beach holiday with small kids.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Dubai
Posted Sep 26, 2015
Many of the staff were untrained as much to say that it's not their job or I don't know ask someone else. But on the other hand there were people who went out of their way to help as I had car troubles. Overall a mixed bag!
by A verified traveler from qatar
Very disappointedPosted Sep 21, 2015
We were recommended to stay at this hotel but it was hugely disappointing. Staff weren't knowledgeable; no salmon in the fish restaurant; room not cleaned by 3pm; kids club was unorganised; too far away from anywhere. The list goes on....
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from MD
Fabulous resortPosted Sep 13, 2015
I really enjoyed every minutes staying at the hotel. The plus: Gorgeous resort Luxury Calmness Beautiful panoramic swimming pool Vast resort Nice leisure room Library with interesting books Diversity of restaurants Excellent breakfeast Dedicated and nice staff The Minus: Far from downtown (25 minutes by taxi) Restaurants extremely expensive
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Elegant hotel for luxury timePosted Sep 11, 2015
The hotel is made for quiet luxury time in nature, yet far from city or business offices.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from california and oman
top of the line but needs referbrishingPosted Sep 6, 2015
Pros: the breakfast
Cons: the decore all over te hotel
Location: too far for my needs but the view is lovely
the carpets, the room decore is just so so. Free mini-bar. Excellent breakfast. very lovely tea bt it still needs spiffing up.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from London
Very good experience at Shangri LaPosted Sep 3, 2015
Pros: Very quiet, although there were many guests. Free tea and cocktails, free minibar. Excellent staff, fantastic private beach and infinity pool.
Cons: Not much, it was all good.
Location: The resort is far from Muscat but taxis are available. We loved the dolphin watching boat trip.
It is not the first time we choose a Shangri La hotel, and we were not disappointed. The Barr Al Jissa resort is in a spectacular location, between the mountains and the sea. It is a bit far from everything, but the resort provides a free shuttle service to the Mall and the Souk. There is also a local marina which offers dolphin watching, snorkelling and diving facilities. Other excursions can be arranged but they are quite expensive. If you travel without children choose the Al Husn hotel, which is in our view much better than the other two hotels (al Waha and al Bandar). It is quiet, with a private beach and pool that cannot be accessed by the guests of the other 2 hotels. Food is good, especially a la carte, but expensive. The service is impeccable and staff professional and friendly at the same time. We loved it.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from dubai
家族連れにもオススメPosted Aug 15, 2015
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Perfect place for relaxingPosted Jul 25, 2015
Was great experiance, starting for shuttel car to reciption to beach and resturants and room. Really perfect place
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from BHN
Beautiful Oasis in Oman....Posted Jul 24, 2015
Loved our week so much at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. Very well organised there. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Recommend it most highly....