Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar

5* out of 5 stars

Al Bandar, meaning the town, is one of the three luxury hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa. Being the resort's central point, Al Bandar is a five-star deluxe development in the heart of the Sultanate of Oman, just 15 minutes away from the capital city of Muscat. The resort's superb location is an uncontested advantage to the guests. Nestled alongside the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman in the breathtaking background of rocky mountains, striking desert and attractive beaches, the resort is a true diamond that will satisfy all your needs.

All 198 rooms at the Al Bandar face the sea, guaranteeing incredible views. Each luxurious room also has at least 45 sq metres of space, including a balcony or a terrace. The Arabian style-inspired interior design reflects the hotel's architecture, which itself echoes the beauties of the old city of Muscat. The facilities available are simply first rate, as evidenced by the same day laundry service. Return home with a clean case and settle back into your daily routine easily after such a wonderful holiday.

Take full advantage of the dynamic range of activities on offer. Whether it's water fun such as snorkelling, diving and dolphin watching you're after, or tennis and the gym you're looking for, you'll be spoilt for choice. The Turtle Care Project even offers a unique opportunity for you and your family to help release turtle back in the sea. And that's not all. If you want to tick jetpacking off your bucket list, this resort can help with that. Waterpooled Powered By Uniboats has introduced high end equipment for guests to enjoy, whether it's sport jet packs, clear-bottom kayaks, dingy sailing and more. Jet-ski tours will be launched by March 2018, making this resort the only one within Oman to provide so many different experiences in one place. 

Guests staying in a suite can expect the following Additional Complimentary Suite Benefits: Daily laundry (excluding dry cleaning); Nespresso machine, Bose soundlink Bluetooth speaker III; fruit basket & flowers replenished daily; mini-bar restocked daily (beer, soft drinks, juices & confectionary); bottle of house wine on arrival. Additionally, if you opt for the Half Board option at this resort you'll make great savings at meal times. The Half Board package applies to the Samba in Al Waha and Al Tanoor in Al Bandar. Alternatively, guests can grab a deliciously tempting food credit of OMR 17 per person per meal for each of the applicable a la carte restaurants (drinks not included in food credit). Kids under 11 years old do not receive a credit, but get to pick tasty meals from the special children's menu. Please speak to your travel adviser for further information.

Please note: Ramadan is from 2nd April - 1st May 2022 and 22nd March – 20th April 2023. Visitors to the Middle East during this time should be aware that opening times may vary and some restrictions may apply. Please speak to your Middle East specialist at Kenwood Travel for more information.

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Accommodation

Deluxe Room

One king bed or two twin beds. 38 square metres. Balcony furnished with table and two chairs (7 square metres). Views of gardens. Contemporary Omani-inspired decor with art and photography by local artists. Desk. Complimentary high-speed Internet access. Satellite television. Minibar and coffee/tea maker. Bathroom with separate bathtub and shower. Air conditioning. Safe.

Deluxe Terrace

Deluxe Terrace Rooms are decorated in a modern, Arabian-inspired style, and feature an expansive terrace with direct access to the gardens and pool areas.Each room has views of the lush gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman.

- Deluxe Terrace Rooms offer a comfortable writing desk and complimentary broadband Internet access via a high-speed dataport.
- The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle.
- The room dimension is 38 sqm/409 sqft. The terrace, furnished with a table and two chairs, measures 15 sqm/ 161 sqft, and has direct access to the gardens and pool areas.

Deluxe Sea View

Al Bandar Deluxe Sea View Rooms offer the luxury of space with a modern, Arabian-inspired décor that expresses the spirit of Oman in a contemporary setting.

Features: Lush views over garden and/or pools towards the Sea of Oman. The balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs, measures 7 sqm / 75 sqf.

Premier Room


Premier Rooms are some of the largest non-suite rooms in Oman and feature a luxurious, Arabian-inspired décor with memorable views of the lush gardens and the Gulf of Oman.Each room has a view across the lush gardens and/or pool area towards the sea.

- Premier Rooms offer a comfortable writing desk and broadband Internet access via a high-speed dataport.
- The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle.
- The room dimension is 58 sqm/624 sqft. The balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs, measures 7 sqm/75 sqft.

One Bedroom Suite

The One Bedroom Suite offers expansive, contemporary luxury with an Arabian-inspired décor, and are ideal for guests travelling as a group or who require extra space and amenities.Each suite has views over the lush gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman.

- One Bedroom Suite offers a separate sitting room ideal for intimate gatherings.
- The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle.
- Complimentary broadband Internet access.
- The suite dimension is 90 sqm/969 sqft. The spacious balcony or patio , furnished with a table and two chairs, measures 14 sqm/151 sqft.

Speciality Suite

Specialty Suites offer the luxury of expansive space, with a contemporary, Arabian-inspired décor and state-of-the-art amenities, including flatscreen televisions and DVD entertainment.Our luxury one-bedroom suite has views over the lush gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman.

- The Specialty Suite offers a separate sitting room and dining area, ideal for intimate gatherings or entertaining.
- The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle.
- Complimentary broadband Internet access.
- The suite dimension is 142 sqm/1528 sqft. The spacious balcony, furnished a table and two chairs, measures 28 sqm/301 sqft.

Facilities

  • Accessible rooms & facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting facilities
  • Bars
  • Complimentary shuttle service to malls
  • Half Board Dine-Around Option
  • Inter-leading rooms available
  • Kids & Teens Club
  • Kids Stay Free places
  • Laundry Service
  • Private Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV in rooms
  • Separate Kids Pool
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Tennis Courts
  • Walking distance to attractions
  • Wi-Fi

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Food & Drink

Al Bandar Lobby Lounge

A lively meeting place in the heart of the resort, the refined yet casual Al Bandar Lounge offers an exclusive selection of fine teas, cocktails and other tempting refreshments.

Al Tanoor

Al Tanoor serves the characteristic cuisines of the Arabian Gulf region in a traditional Omani atmosphere. The interior is designed with Arabian tents, pottery and vibrant colours which complement the enticing dishes prepared for you at the open cooking stations. In addition to Arabian cuisine, the restaurant offers Mediterranean, Persian, Indian and Turkish favourites, as well as a tempting selection of fresh fruits and juices. A la carte dining is also available. Now with extended terrace area.

Bait al Bahr

Enjoy freshly-prepared Omani seafood right by the beach at Bait Al Bahr, the resort’s ideal spot to catch the setting rays of the sun over the tranquil Gulf of Oman.

Capri Court

An authentic Italian restaurant emphasizing high-quality ingredients, contemporary Italian recipes and a large selection of fine wines, Capri Court also offers a private dining room for special occasions.

Chow Mee

At the Al Mazaar souk, a culinary exploration of Eastern and Southwestern Asia offering cuisines from China, Japan, Malaysia , Thailand and Vietnam.

Piano Lounge

With a long terrace overlooking the Gulf of Oman, the Piano Lounge offers memorable views of the sea and the surrounding resort. The perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks or late evening cocktails and cognacs, the extensive menu includes light snacks, coffees, teas and a wide range of wines and popular beverages.

Samba

Samba showcases exotic, international cuisine with flavours of Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean.

Surf Cafe

Café is a fashionable casual dining restaurant with its own Internet stations. Serving healthy salads and snacks, as well as burgers and sandwiches, Surf Café is a great spot to connect and enjoy casual fare.

Tapas & Sablah

Tapas & Sablah, a relaxing piazza in the heart of the resort, serves Mediterranean and Asian tapas as well as Middle Eastern mezze late into the night, complimented by a full beverage and shisha selection.