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Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz Carlton HotelMuscat, Oman

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Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz Carlton Hotel
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Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz Carlton Hotel

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz Carlton Hotel

5 star
Muscat, Oman

Hotel Overview

Insider's View

  • For a special evening, dine at the Beach Pavilion and enjoy the freshest local seafood accompanied by the sounds of the sea
  • Book an Executive Suite and benefit from complimentary VIP added value such as airport limo transfers, free laundry, free internet and free non-alcoholic mini bar
  • Don’t leave without dining at China Mood – arguably the best Chinese restaurant in the region

A majestic former royal palace, solely occupying a one kilometre long private sandy beach against a backdrop of the rugged Hajjar mountains; it doesn’t get much more impressive than Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel. You're guaranteed to be wowed as you step into the palatial Arabic-styled lobby with its high ceiling and magnificent crystal chandeliers.

Accommodation has been styled to reflect both local traditions and art deco influences. Choose from a mountain, sea or garden view from your private balcony. The Al Bustan Lagoon rooms feature a 16 sqm terrace with direct access into a lagoon pool. Executive Suites are double the size of the rooms, with a sitting and dining area.

Keep at least one day free from sightseeing to enjoy the facilities at the resort. With a one kilometre beach, expansive landscaped gardens and four lagoon pools, there's plenty of space in which to relax. The fitness centre offers classes and there are tennis courts for the sporty. Children are also kept entertained with a programme of activities. There's an equally varied choice of eateries to suit your taste buds; from delicious fresh fish at the casual Beach Pavilion Restaurant & Bar to the fine dining China Mood for authentic Chinese cuisine, or the impressive buffet spreads at Al Khiran.

Hotel & Room Facilities


  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Babysitting
  • Boutique
  • Cultural/Dance Shows
  • Excursions
  • Gift Shop
  • Internet Access
  • Kids' Playground/Area
  • Kids' Pool
  • Laundry Services
  • Live Entertainment
  • A La Carte Restaurant/s (5)
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Lounge
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Tennis court (4 floodlit)
  • Tennis Tuition
  • Complimentary Non-Motorised Water Sports
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Windsurfing
  • Aerobics
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hair Stylist
  • Massage Treatments
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room/Hammam
  • Swimming Pool (5)

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Beach Towels
  • Espresso Machine
  • Flat Screen LCD Television - 42''
  • Hairdryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Room Service 24 Hours
  • Stocked Mini-Bar Replenished Daily
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi Access (Complimentary)
  • Bottled Water Replenished Daily
  • Television with Satellite Channels

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz Carlton Hotel Room Details

Bustan rooms
Bustan rooms
Bustan Rooms - located on the 2nd and 3rd floors with mountain views or sea views (supplement).
Max Occupancy:    Adults: 2 Children: 1
Deluxe rooms
Deluxe rooms
Deluxe rooms - are located on 5th and 6th floors, deocrated in a more contemporary style, with balcony and mountain or sea views (supplement)
Max Occupancy:    Adults: 2 Children: 1
Lagoon Access Rooms
Lagoon Access Rooms
Located on the first floor the individually designed rooms have a 16 sqm terrace with a direct private access to a lagoon pool.
Max Occupancy:    Adults: 2 Children: 1
Executive Suites
Executive Suites are located on the 7th or 8th floors, featuring a stylish master bedroom with a separate dressing area as well as a contemporary lounge and dining room, a private balcony with panoramic mountain or sea views (supplement). All guests staying in an Executive Suite receive free laundry, free internet access, free minibar (non alcoholic items), daily cocktail at the Al Maha Lounge (between 6 & 7.30pm) and butler service.
Max Occupancy:    Adults: 2 Children: 2
Presidential Suites
Presidential Suites are located on the 8th floor, featuring two master bedrooms and a large sitting room and dining area. an intimate library, study, a fully-equipped kitchen and private balconies
Max Occupancy:    Adults: 2 Children: 2
No. of Rooms: 250

Customer Hotel Reviews

M Denison-Pender says:

We had an excellent holiday! Very good service from Western & Oriental and from all the hotels. The Crowne Plaza and the Al Bustan Palace were both excellent. 

February 22, 2015
A Hardwick says:

Our holiday went very smoothly and without a hitch.

November 4, 2014
Parminder & Colin Latimer says:

Alila hotel was perfect and personable. Al bustan palace was too businesslike and impersonal. We are decided on a more boutique hotel next time. Having said that the Al Bustan was set in a stunning location with great facilities. Both kerry and Claire were extremely helpful in making our decision and arranging our itinerary. It was a lovely holiday.

October 16, 2014
Mr Roger Williams says:

We were absolutely delighted with every aspect of our holiday, from booking thru WandO to our return; even Heathrow Airport was running smoothly! The guides/representatives from Desert Adventures were extremely helpful and informative and looked after us very well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Desert Night Camp. Our stay at the Al Bustan was very comfortable indeed, even producing a chocolate gateau on my birthday. Our only criticism would be the limited range of restaurants (either the full 3 course buffet, the Beach restaurant closed on 2 nights or Chinese). Other than that the staffs at the hotel are very polite and attentive. We plan to return to Oman in 2013.

October 2, 2011

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How To Book

How do I talk to a specialist in Oman holidays?

We are happy to give you a call back to discuss your holiday at a convenient time for you or we welcome you to come to our office in central London to discuss your holiday in detail.

Why use our specialist service?

Our destination experts provide a personalised service to tailormake your dream holiday. Within our experienced team we have visited most of the properties we feature and will be able to give you expertise and specialist knowledge from our first hand experience. You will be offered a direct telephone number, so you are able to speak to the same specialist from the time you pick up the phone until your documents are sent out.

Do I have to travel on certain dates and only do the itineraries suggested?

No, we tailormake all our holidays and subject to availability you will be able to travel on any date. The itineraries and holidays on our website are for inspiration and are suggestions only, you can change any aspect according to your personal requirements and available spend.

How far in advance should I book my holiday?

Many customers are under the illusion that booking late secures the best prices. This is often not the case and it is advisable to book early especially if travelling in peak seasons such as Christmas, Easter or school holidays. Many hotels and airlines actually offer special “Early Booking Offers” so you are able to secure the best price early on.

I don’t know what board basis to book. Can I eat out locally, should I consider All Inclusive?

It's always a difficult decision to make before you travel. Call one of our destination experts, who will be happy to advise you on local restaurants and prices you can expect to pay in resort.

What can I do when I get there?

There are many excursions, activities and highlights that are not to be missed out on, whilst in the country. Please contact our experts for advise on whether to prebook these before travel.

What financial protection do you offer?

When booking through Western and Oriental, if your flight is delayed or cancelled due to bad weather or you have a problem in resort it is our responsibility you are taken care of. We offer a 24 hour emergency number to assist with any issues you may have in resort and all of our flight inclusive holidays are financially protected through ATOL bonding for your protection.

Restaurants / Bars

Al Khiran Terrace Restaurant - the all day indoor and outdoor dining venue with live cooking stations for buffet breakfast and international lunch buffet, themed evenings ( a la carte menu in summer)

China Mood Restaurant - authentic Chinese cuisine is served for dinner and has earned a reputation as one of the top Asian restaurants in the region - Closed on Sunday.

Beach Pavilion Restaurant and Bar - an outdoor/indoor speciality restaurant serving fresh seafood and fine dishes for lunch and dinner by the sea.

BLU - serving bar snacks and lunch, this is the ultimate pool and garden experience where guests can enjoy sampling unique locally influenced food and beverages.

Atrium Tea Lounge - renowned for English High Tea, the 38 metre high Atrium of the hotel with its palatial decor is an impressive afternoon tea venue.