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Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 644, Barr Al Jissah 113, Oman
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a luxurious stay in a beautiful location. Service was excellent, as was the food. The only criticism I could possibly level against this property is the fact that it is a very long way away from the centre of Muscat. We ate in the Mexican restaurant one night & the food was superb. I particularly liked the fajitas. Wine... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A good hotel set in a beautiful location. We arrived very early in the morning ( approx 5am) where we had a worry on checking in, however whilst our actual room wasn't available they managed to accommodate us in a twin room so we could freshen up and have a quick kip. We received a warm welcome and at check... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Al Waha during Eid Vacation and all was good. The rooms though need some renovation. But the main complain is that we should not see people swimming with their nannies wearing full clothes just because they tip well!!!!! Especially in a Shangri la. We would appreciate if there could be an adult only swimming pool or at... More

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York, United Kingdom
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69 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Al-Waha for four nights while in Oman. The resort as a whole was excellent, with a fantastic location and wonderful facilities. What we liked: Fantastic room – the bedroom and bathroom were both spacious with nice amenities (robes, slippers, good toiletries, etc.). We also had a fresh flowers and a box of dates waiting for us... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lobby is big,bland and noisey with a lot of out of control kids running and screaming, and then the staff give them more sugar by way of ice creams. Check in was horrendous, took over 3/4hr to check in to the first room which stank of smoke. We had requested non-smoking. The second room was also problematic. The glass... More

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear melsian, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor in regards to your stay over Eid. I am very sorry to read that you did not enjoy the resort. Al Waha is targeted to the younger families and as it was Eid and as you have mentioned there was a lot of young children at the resort. I certainly... More

Sydney, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in an amazing location it is family friendly (if you want adults only go to the AL HUSN part of the hotel it is in the same complex) we had a reservation mix up as our booking was done in the name of the receptionist which was funny. We got a great room with amazing views and... More

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear Ian.h. H, Thank you for your review and it was nice meeting you during your stay. With regards to your comment on the night life I believe you visited the BAB lounge during the soft opening. I am happy to say this has quickly become a very popular venue and the atmosphere of this lounge has added to the... More

Nizwá, Al Batinah, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights (Oct.5-7) during Eid Al Adha Holiday 2014. The staff are friendly, hospitable and very accommodating. We had complimentary drinks upon arrival and ice cream for kids, such a nice treat! The lobby are wide with pool and sea view. I had a small problem during check-in because we arrived 2 hours early from the... More

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear iamlastymom, Thank you for choosing the resort to celebrate Eid, it is great to read your review and I am delighted to whole family had a great stay. Hopefully you will make the resort your first choice for future short vacations. Warm regards, Mark Kirk More

Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Al Waha for 4 nights and had a great time. Not only was the setting very charming by being surrounded by mountains, but the amenities were great for us as a family. The staff was also very service oriented, despite at times being overwhelmed with the number of guests. They tried very hard and must commend them... More

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear Shawn C, Thank you for visiting the resort recently and sharing your positive feedback with the readers of TripAdvisor. I am sure the readers of your review will appreciate your description of the room and thank you for highlighting the Lebanese restaurant (Fairouz) and the food served. Warm regards, Mark Kirk More

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros- Nice layout Lot of activities for kids at Al Waha Adventure zone was a hit with kids Nice pool and Splash pod Cons- Inconsistent service in restaurants. Staff service varied from being warm to indifferent. There was no alcohol being served in restaurants due to Eid. Hotel had issues providing cocktails in the room as well. Very limited menu... More

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear Jeeves j, Thank you for choosing the resort over for your Eid break and posting your feedback on TripAdvisor. I appreciate you highlighting both the pros and cons you experienced during your stay. Unfortunately the alcohol restrictions were only communicated to us a few days prior and we had little time to advise the guests with reservations. With the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Shangri la hotel based on our friends recommendations, website reviews and location with beautiful mountain and sea views. Al Waha hotel is a great hotel for the family vacation, plenty of things to do with children. Nice and clean beach. We were well received, room was nice and clean. Staff was polite and helpful.We enjoyed our stay very... More

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markskirk, General Manager at Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha, responded to this review

Dear VB46, Please pass on my thanks to your friends for recommending the resort and thank you for sharing your feedback and tips with the readers of TripAdvisor. I am delighted you enjoyed your overall stay and have shared your comment on the kids menu with the Chef. Warm regards, Mark Kirk More

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Additional Information about Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha

Address: PO Box 644, Barr Al Jissah 113, Oman
Location: Oman > Muscat Governorate > Barr Al Jissah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha 5*
Number of rooms: 262
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Also Known As:
Shangri La`s Barr Al Jissah Resort And Spa-Al Waha
Shangri La`s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha Hotel Muscat Governorate
Shangri Las Muscat
Shangri Las Al Waha

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