Featuring one of the grandest lobbies you'll ever see, the Al Bustan Palace in Muscat also offers lovely gardens, pools and a private beach.
Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa
Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, Muscat, Oman
A 40 to 50 minute drive from the airport and a shorter drive to the old city of Muscat, the Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, the latest addition to the capital, offers the best of Omani hospitality and ultimate Arabian luxury. Comprising of three deluxe hotels, over 20 food outlets and an exhaustive range of 21st century leisure facilities, the resort is a complete experience in itself. It is however the stunning location that is the immediate attraction of the Al Jissah. The dramatic backdrop of the deep red rocky interior mountains contrasts dramatically with the white sands and clear turquoise waters of the private bay, which is home to the resort.
The most exclusive of the hotels at the Al Jissah, the Al Husn has sweeping views of the Gulf from its commanding location on the sandstone heights overlooking the bay below. The opulent interior with ornate plaster work, arabian alcoves and luxurious furnishings reflect the style of a Sultans Palace. Its spacious, richly decorated rooms all have a balcony with impressive sea views. The private infinity pool also looks out to the sea and the 100m of private beach with bar. Dining can be an elegant international experience at La Sultana or an exotic Arabian experience at the Moroccan restaurant. Butler service and cigar lounge are amongst other features at the hotel.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
The rooms of the Crowne Plaza in Muscat offer a good degree of comfort and enjoy views over the Arabian Gulf. It also features its own private beach and a range of cafes and restaurants.
Smart and comfortable with spacious rooms and a good location in central Muscat, the Grand Hyatt hotel is a great place to relax and soak up the Arabian sun.
Based in the heart of Muscat, the Radisson Blu's rooms are contemporary and colorful, with modern facilities and good levels of comfort.
The Shangri-La Al Bandar in Muscat offers world-class service and facilities, and good views of the Arabian Sea.
With a wide range of restaurants, attentive staff, children's pool and club, the Shangri-La Al Waha at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah resort is great for families.
Set on the beach, yet close to the center of the city, The Chedi provides a truly luxurious option from which to explore Muscat. The hotel is set apart by its world class facilities and its beautifully modern accommodation.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Begin at Sultan Qaboos Mosque, completed in 2001, it is an enormous place of worship. With a large men's prayer hall, an adjacent women's prayer hall and further space in the courtyards and passageways, a total of 20,000 worshipers can gather at one time, making this one of the largest mosques in the world.