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Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Oman - Al Waha

Muscat, Oman
4+ star
3 nights from £555 per adult, bed & breakfast, Superior Pool View Room
Price includes flights
Special Offers for Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Oman - Al Waha

Hotel Overview

Insider Knowledge

  • The resorts’ Turtle Care Project aims to protect and raise awareness of the endangered native turtles. A dedicated turtle ranger will keep you updated with news of any nesting activity and emerging hatchlings during the season
  • For a special evening, dine at Shahrazad, the only authentic Moroccan restaurant in Muscat
     

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is located on a secluded bay, 45 minutes drive from the airport and 20 minutes to Muscat Town. It is actually three hotels under one resort umbrella, each of which has its own style and personality.

Al Waha offers 262 rooms and is the most family oriented of the three, due to its close proximity to the children’s facilities and its interconnecting family rooms (with complimentary Playstation)..

The resort offers a superb selection of restaurants, with a good choice of cuisine, location and price. Each hotel has its own swimming pool, plus there is a lazy river option linking Al Waha and Al Bandar which has proved popular with adults and children alike. Other main facilities include CHI, the Spa and an attractive beachfront where a selection of watersports can be arranged. Families are well catered for with a kid's and teens club, and from January to June children can get involved in the Turtle Nesting programme.

All guests can enjoy complimentary wi-fi in their room and throughout the Resort, complimentary bottled water in their room, by the pool and on the beach and a daily English or  Arabic newspaper.

All guests can benefit from a daily shuttle bus to the Muttrah Souk in old Muscat and complimentary internet access. 

Adventure Zone, is an indoor play area for children housed within this facility with exciting drop slides, play equipment and themed party rooms.   Located in Al Mazaar Souk, adjacent to the Omani Heritage Village, it is open to both hotel guests and local residents or visitors. You can register at Al Waha hotel Reception and be escorted by shuttle to the Zone.   It can accommodate up to 100 children offering fun, learning and inspiring activities.  Designed for children aged four to 17 years. Younger guests can join the Toddler Zone for under threes with a soft play area, ball pool, padded climbers etc. Internet stations are available and there are daily Nintendo Wii Sports challenges.

The Al Manzaar retail souk located next to the Omani Heritage Village has opened with a select number of retail outlets.

Please Note: Al Husn and Al Waha will undergo property maintenance from 30 June to 30 July 2014. Al Waha and Al Husn lobby and guest rooms will be refurbished as well as Surf Cafe, Samba Restaurant, Al Muheet Pool Bar, Maharrah Beach Bar.  Al Husn's infinity pool and private beach will also go under refurbishment. (30 September 2013)

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Babysitting
  • Boutique
  • Cultural/Dance Shows
  • Disco
  • Gift Shop
  • Internet Access
  • Kids' Club
  • Kids' Section of Main pool
  • Laundry Services
  • Shuttle Service
  • Supervised Childrens' Programme
  • Teens' Club
  • A La Carte Restaurant/s (2)
  • Bar
  • Bar Snacks
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Tennis court
  • Diving
  • Non-motorised water sports
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Fitness Centre
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam Room/Hammam
  • Swimming Pool

Restaurants & Bars

 At Al Waha hotel , enjoy the culinary theatre and Latin flavours of Samba or pick up a child-friendly meal at the Surf Café.

Travel Information

Departure Airports
London Heathrow
Birmingham
London Gatwick
Newcastle
Manchester
Glasgow
Arrival Airport
Muscat
Flight Time
Muscat, 7 hrs

Customer Hotel Reviews

Gillian Sedgwick says:

The hotel was very clean, well organised with a great range of restaurants. We went at half term and consequently the hotel did have a large amount of children. This would have been okay but the hotel is surrounded by dramatic arid mountains creating an echo affect, children constantly crying broke our peace.The meet and pick up service at the airport was fantastic. We avoided all the queues and where whisked through immigration. Overall a very good holiday and would recommend it to anyone particularly with a young family 

November 7, 2013
Nick & Sue says:

We returned from Oman last night and had a wonderful holiday. All the arrangements worked to perfection, business class on Oman Air was excellent (how business class used to be) and the Shangri La was just as good as when we stayed there two years ago. The hardest thing is coping with the temperature here today having left Muscat at 28 degrees!

Many thanks for your efficent handling of our reservation.

Room Facilities

No. of Rooms: 262
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Stocked Mini-Bar Replenished Daily
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi Access (Complimentary)
  • Bathroom With Separate Bath and Shower
  • Television with Satellite Channels

Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Oman - Al Waha Room Details

Superior room
Superior Rooms offer garden and pool views
Max Occupancy: Adults: 2     Children: 1
Superior Sea View room
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Superior Sea View room
As for Superior room but on a higher floor or directly facing the sea
Max Occupancy: Adults: 2     Children: 1
Executive Seaview room
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Executive Seaview room
Executive Sea View Rooms offer a small lounge area (open plan) with sofa
Max Occupancy: Adults: 2     Children: 2
One Bedroom Suite
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One Bedroom Suite
Suites are additionally feature DVD player, separate bedroom, sitting area and dining area. Suite guets also receive complimentary return private transfers, daily laundry service (not dry cleaning), complimentary mini-bar (beer, soft drinks, juice and chocolates) restocked daily, and daily fruit basket and flowers in room.
Max Occupancy: Adults: 2     Children: 2
Interconnecting Family Room (40)
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Interconnecting Family Room (40)
Formed of two interconnecting Superior rooms, both with en suite bathrooms, one King bed, one with Twin beds
Max Occupancy: Adults: 2     Children: 3

Pricing Information

All our holidays can be tailor-made to meet your specific requirements. Please contact one of our destination experts for first hand knowledge and expertise.

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 travel specialists 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.

Experiences

Sorry, we don’t currently have an examples of excursions in this area.
Please do ring us on 020 3588 6027 or email and we can tell you more about your options.