- Detailed Review
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Situated on a promontory that extends into the brilliant blue waters of the Gulf of Oman with the Hajar Mountains as a backdrop, the Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa is strictly an adult-only property. Kids under 16 can sleep here with their parents but cannot use the facilities. As part of a three-hotel resort (the other two are family-friendly), inspiration for this particular property’s interior came from Spain’s Alhambra palace; stay here and you, too, will feel like royalty, guaranteed.
As part of the Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa which also includes Al Bandar and Al Waha resorts, guests have the option to dine at any of the restaurants within the complex, but the two restaurants within Al Husn (the castle, in Arabic) here are well worth staying put for: Shahrazad, the authentic Moroccan restaurant, and Sultanah offering Spanish cuisine within a venue that’s designed to look like the cruise liner that bears the same name.
The 180 rooms and suites here each come with a balcony or terrace, butler service, a Nespresso machine and a complimentary minibar (hard liquor not included). The Deluxe Rooms in the entry-level category are pool-facing or beach-facing, but it’s worth the extra for the expansive Gulf views. Spacious and well-appointed, the decor has hints of Arabia in the lights and bed panels. The colour scheme is neutral and blends beautifully with the surrounds of sand and mountain. Marble bathrooms (they’re big) have both bathtubs and separate showers with L’Occitane amenities on hand.
When it comes to recreation and relaxing both, there’s a lot to enjoy at Al Husn. The private beach is wonderful for swimming, snorkelling or kayaking and has its own beach bar, and the huge infinity pool has an adjacent snack bar too. Eager to please is the impression you’ll get from the staff and the hotel’s approach to hospitality in general. A good example is that complimentary afternoon high tea is served daily, as are drinks (alcoholic, yes) and canapés in the evenings.
There’s a very well-appointed gym that’s open 24 hours and a spa that uses Occitane products. The city of Muscat is only 20 minutes away (the airport is 45), and while you’ll have come with plans to visit the Mutrah souk if nothing else, you’ll have a hard time dragging yourself away from this heavenly locale.
How to get here
45 minutes by road from Muscat International Airport
180 rooms & suites