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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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Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a week with my family, real good holiday and a great location, the hotel staff are real friendly the restaurants are good, we tried three of them Bait Al Bahr, Al Tanoor and Samba all were good, the fish restaurant was the best. Beautiful location, one tip the rooms are quite small, so try and upgrade... More

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Shenzhen, China
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
25 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many good things to write about this resort. First and foremost, the lazy river is a real highlight, as has been noted by many travelers. It is a long ride actually, about 15 minutes if you just drift along. Kids and parents will love it! The pools are large and interesting in design, but I wish that there was... More

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

Dear Joe P, Thank you for taking your time to review the resort on TripAdvisor. As other have highlighted in their reviews I am delighted to read you also enjoyed floating around the lazy river. Your complimentary feedback on the food served will be shared with the kitchen teams and I am sure it will motivate them. I am delighted... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed at the Al Waha hotel. We arrived at roughly 12:00 (midnight). Before we even though about checking into our rooms we went to get something to eat. We went to the tapes bar in the Al Bandar hotel. The food was absolutely amazing, not to even mention the fact the we were eating at 12:30.... More

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

Dear TheRoanK, Thank you for sharing your feedback with the readers of TripAdvisor in regards to your recent stay at Al Waha. I am delighted to read you enjoyed the food and service in our restaurants with the exception of the pool bar at Al Waha which I will share with the teams. I appreciate you highlighting the staff as... More

Seoul, South Korea
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shangri La is quite far out of town so the resort might be in Spain, you won't be able to tell you've been in Oman. The hotel doesn't really try to incorporate the Omani culture in my view. It's just a big resort. Your kids will probably enjoy it and have a good time. The ones picking up 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 Meenanco, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with the readers of TripAdvisor in regards to your recent stay. I am sorry to read that some aspects of your stay fell short of your expectations. I am most concerned about your comment on our Adventure Zone and would certainly appreciate more details at mark.kirk@shangri-la.com Warm regards,... More

Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you look for Oman as a destination in the luxury category, four hotels stand out – Ziggy Bay, Chedi, Al Bustan Palace and the Barr al Jissah Shangri-La. For families, this last one stands out as having numerous entertainment and dining options and this is what drew us towards making a booking there. There are three hotels on 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 apactraveller, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with the readers of TripAdvisor. I am very sorry to read that you found all aspects of your stay at Al Waha so disappointing and will certainly ensure that your feedback is shared and discussed with the team. All feedback is appreciated and helps us improve our services.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is perfect for the family looking for a relaxing holiday, but it comes with high cost. The food is extraordinarily expensive especially if you're playing with local currency. al waha hotel is perfectly placed on the ocean, our views from the bed were beautiful. We found the design of the hotel to be very plain, compared to 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 Teaguemoore, Thank you for taking your time to review the resort. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for highlighting the staff services. I have noted your comment on the cost of food and hope my team had fully explained the variety of restaurants at the resort offering different cuisines at different price points. Warm regards,... More

Cairo, Egypt
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time I came to this hotel was 6 years ago for business. I liked the hotel so much, and I decided to came again with my family, which I did 5 years ago. We enjoyed it so much, and we still have very good memories linked to this place. Therefore, we decided to come again in our daughters' spring... More

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

Dear MedhaElmady, Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor in regards to your return visit. I am sorry to read that you found the staff less passionate about their jobs than on the previous visit. Your constructive feedback is certainly useful and will assist us as we plan our training and revise our services. I hope you enjoyed your... More

Newbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a 3 night stay taking advantage of the OmanAir stopover deal.Stayed here in sept 2011 and still looks fresh typical Shangri la attention to detail,very good location and lots of choices of restaurants etc.We had the seafood buffet which cost around £65 for two and well worth it,oysters ,lobsters etc.Room very comfortable and interesting that a beer 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 john r, Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor in regards to your recent visit to Oman and the resort. Thank you for your description of the seafood night which I am delighted you enjoyed. We look forward to welcoming you back when you return to Oman. Warm regards, Mark Kirk More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Al Waha, for 8 nights. During the Easter holidays In a family room, lots of space and very good maid service. We were unsure about it being so far away from everything and basically just a big resort. But the service, people, and resort was wonderful, really relaxing and run very well. There are loads to... More

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

Dear Paul P, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor in regards to your recent stay. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your overall stay and enjoyed the snorkeling directly off the beaches of the resort. I am sure the readers will find your tips useful. Warm regards, Mark Kirk More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is superb. The staff is incredibly mediocre, disengaged, disempowered and generally disinterested. The rooms are 2 star. The concierge is surly. The breakfast is nice though and the pools are lovely. You are paying for a 5 star view and location and a 2 star experience.

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

Dear Stoleman, Thank you for posting your feedback on the resort in regards to your recent visit. I am sorry to read your feedback on the staff and did not find your overall experience value for money for the price paid. On a more positive note thank you for highlighting the breakfast and the location of the resort. I hope... More

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

Also Known As:
Shangri La`s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha Hotel Muscat Governorate
Shangri La`s Barr Al Jissah Resort And Spa-Al Waha
Shangri La`s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha Hotel
Shangri Las Muscat
Shangri Las Al Waha
Address: PO Box 644, Barr Al Jissah 113, Oman
Location: Oman > Muscat Governorate > Barr Al Jissah
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Barr Al Jissah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha 5*

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