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

Shangri-La's 5-star oasis for families

Meaning "The Oasis" in Arabic, Al Waha hotel is the largest and most family-friendly of the three environments that make up Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. Overlooking the Gulf of Oman, it has glorious pool facilities fringed with palms and a pool bar which sits adjacent to a dedicated kids' pool. You can explore dining across the resort — with inspiring beachfront Omani cuisine, Asian delicacies and extravagent buffets to try — and between meals you can go over or under the ocean with kayaking or diving, have some family fun at Adventure Zone, or unwind on the 500-metre lazy river that runs between Al Waha and Al Bandar next door. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
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Tripadvisor rating 1448 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Ocean view family suites with Playstations
  • Plenty of dining choice across the resort
  • Kids' club and family zones to explore
  • One of Oman's premier family hotels
  • CHI\
  • The Spa for ultimate service and relaxation

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 262 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 1 hour from airport

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

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

  • Beach
  • Approx. 1 hour from airport
  • Connected to the Shangri-La Al Bandar Resort by a lazy river
  • Short driving distance to Muscat airport and the city centre
1448 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 750
  • Very Good 466
  • Average 155
  • Poor 50
  • Terrible 27

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Nov 06, 2019

Wonderful Resort

Muscat, Oman

The best resort in Muscat, Oman The place has lot of activities to do for adults, kids. We stayed for 2nights with our daughter and enjoyed the most. The restaurant are the best of best. The buffet spread was out of earth and the spread of the desserts were out of earth Highly recommend this resort
Nov 03, 2019

Overall a nice hotel but expensive and family facilities a little limited

London, United Kingdom

We were delighted with the interconnecting family rooms but a little frustrated that after arriving at 9.45am from a night flight we had to wait 2 hours in the reception area for a room. I am sure it would have been a longer wait if we hadn’t complained frequently and it would have been a nice gesture to have been offered a place to nap/ shower after a long journey while we waited. Otherwise though the staff were helpful and warm and worked hard. There were a few members of staff at the Surf Cafe that we were not overly enamoured by but they were the exception. We were there during a period of bad weather at sea which another reviewer has mentioned and which meant the beach was out of bounds as well as the beaches walkway between hotels and some of the kids water features. This highlighted to me how little was going on at Al Waha. The outdoor eating area at Al Bandar was much more lively and we preferred to eat there in the evening. We didn’t use the kids club as it was only up to age 8, apart from one organised event making pumpkins and one movie night. These were good but there should have been so much more for the kids especially in the evenings. The movie night should have run every evening and there could have been concerts/ face painting/ discos, all sorts! It was a multicultural resort and the food was pretty good - my kids adored the buffet and Diwali was amazing - the food was incredible! Drinks and meals were pricey and the hotel has a captive audience with nowhere else to go. We enjoyed an excellent tour of Muscat with a wonderful driver and also a snorkelling trip which was fantastic. If we hadn’t done those I think we would have been bored. Overall, a good resort and I would recommend to those with deep pockets. As the area develops I hope this keeps the hotel on its toes and some improvements are made to give guests their money’s worth.
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Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa – Al Waha

Facilities

Private Beaches

Fitness Centre

Daily Activities

Swimming Pools

Lazy River

Four Tennis Courts

Watersports

CHI, The Spa

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

Room Types

Specialty Suite

Spacious and stylish by design, the specialty suite has a furnished balcony or terrace and a separate living and dining room with TV and minibar (payable locally.) It has a king-sized bed in the bedroom and amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, telephone with voicemail, and an electronic safe.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Family Room

Comprised of two interconnected rooms — one with a king-sized bed and the other with twins — this room has garden and pool views from a furnished balcony or patio and is equipped with two en-suite bathrooms. There is complimentary Wi-Fi and a minibar (payable locally), a Playstation and DVD player, and an electronic safe.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

One Bedroom Suite

The luxurious one bedroom suite has contemporary Arabian interiors and views of the gardens and sea. It has a large furnished balcony or patio and a separate sitting room with dining area. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a TV with DVD entertainment system, a minibar (payable locally), and electronic safe.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Superior Sea View Room

With views of the gulf, this room has a furnished balcony or patio and complimentary Wi-Fi. The luxurious bathroom has a separate bath and shower and there is a full-size desk, minibar (payable locally), and electronic safe.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Superior Room

Close to the pool area, this room type comes with a balcony or patio furnished with table and chairs, a bathroom with separate bath and shower, and complimentary Wi-Fi. There is an electronic safe and minibar (payable locally), as well as tea and coffee making facilities and a TV with movie channels.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Executive Sea View Room

With enhanced views of the ocean, sit down on your furnished balcony or terrace and unwind. Each comes with complimentary Wi-Fi and a bathroom with shower and separate bath, as well as an electronic safe, minibar (payable locally), and movie channels.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa – Al Waha

Food & Drink

Zafran Café

Samba

Fairouz

Asia

Bait Al Bahr

Al Waha Lobby Lounge

B.A.B. Lounge

Assira Pool Bar

Surf Café

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

FOOD: Breakfast in a buffet style from Samba.

Half Board

FOOD: Breakfast and dinner at Samba.

Full Board

FOOD: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Samba.

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