Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

PO Box 644, - Al JissahMuscatOman
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About Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is a set of three hotels overlooking the Sea of Oman.

Rooms at the resort’s properties, including the family-friendly Al Waha, the spacious Al Bandar and the luxurious Al Husn, boast a variety of views, with some facing the courtyard, garden, pool or sea.  All feature either a patio or balcony and Wi-Fi is standard in all rooms.

Guest’s can splash about in Al Waha’s seven swimming pools and enjoy access to a private beach at Al Husn. Al Bandar comes equipped with 11 meeting rooms and a ballroom.

International cuisine is on offer at Al Waha’s Samba and child-friendly choices are served at the hotel’s Surf Café.  Guests can savor Italian, Arabian and global tapas at Al Bandar while Al Husn’s restaurants offer fine dining options within the resort.

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is located just 15 minutes from Muscat. This accommodation is also known as Al Jissah Resort, Barr Al Jissah Resort, Jissah, and Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah.


PO Box 644, - Al Jissah, Muscat, Oman
Telephone: +1(968)24776666 | Fax: +1(968)24776677 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Doctor on site
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel bar on the beach
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Pool bar
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath / Hammam
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' playground
  • Organised activities for kids

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Great for kids

This set of luxury hotels garnered rave reviews from families, especially those with small children. When it comes to smaller guests, it seems that almost nothing is overlooked. Child-friendly facilities and activities, like the hotel's lazy river, beach-front bouncy castle and kid's club, abound here. Likewise, parents seem to be extremely grateful for the attentive service lavished on their small ones, even if it's just a helping hand out of the car upon arrival.

Range of activities on offer

Though it was a bit too removed from Muscat for some, this resort had plenty of activities to keep guests occupied. The connecting pools and Jacuzzi were a hit for many, but water sports - especially diving, snorkeling, dolphin watching and boat cruises - were all on offer here.

Outstanding service

All in all, most visitors found their experiences to be absolutely outstanding. Repeat guests said they returned time and again to this resort to experience the same great service.

Negative Reviews

Too far from town

While some guests chose this resort specifically for its serene atmosphere, for some, this hotel is simply too far away from Muscat for convenience. While this property does offer a shuttle into town, a few guests were taken aback at the cost of this service.

Noisy children and loud parties

This is indeed a family-friendly resort, but many guests did comment that there were a lot of crying and noisy children here, especially in the restaurant areas. A few also complained that their stays had been disrupted by large parties and family gatherings in the rooms adjacent to theirs.

Minor cosmetic issues

There were a few reports of mediocre, tired facilities. For some, the pool area could use a lick of paint, but in a resort as popular as this, this seems to be a very minor complaint.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2021 reviews across the web
9 /10
  • Expedia
    9.0 /10
    9.1 /10
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  • Zoover
    9.3 /10
  • Other Sources
    9.0 /10
9 out of 10 based on 2021 reviews