Shangri La Al Husn
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The Shangri La Al Husn hotel boasts 180 rooms and suites offering Shangri-La's highest level of service, amenities and privileges to the most astute of travellers. These are amongst the largest and most lavish in Oman, with an inviting décor inspired by the royal Arabian palaces and accented by authentic Omani artworks. Guests can enjoy access to the private 100-metre beach, as well as enjoy a complimentary mini-bar, daily complimentary afternoon tea and pre-dinner cocktails and canapés service.
The stunning accommodation at the Shangri La Al Husn is contemporary in style with Arabian-inspired luxury throughout. Rooms start at Deluxe and feature tranquil views of courtyard and pool area and a balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs, measuring 8sq meters. Marble-clad bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle and Shangri-La toiletries. Media and entertainment amenities are complimentary in each room and feature in-room wired Internet and Wi-Fi access, DVD player (available upon request), in-house movie channels and Satellite / cable television. Refreshments are also included, with coffee/tea making facilities and mini-bar available.
Whilst the are no onsite facilities at the Shangri La Al Husn, children can enjoy facilities such as the Lazy River, children's pool, play room and water aquatic play area in the Al Bandar and Al Waha hotels. Children below 16 are not permitted to use the private beach or Al Husn pool.
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Completely amazing stay!
Stay Date: 03/2017, fab2910 wrote this review.
We were slightly hesitant about booking to visit Oman, however we had the most wonderful stay and cannot recommend either the country and especially this hotel highly enough. Every person we encountered (hotel staff or local) was incredibly open, fri… See more
We were slightly hesitant about booking to visit Oman, however we had the most wonderful stay and cannot recommend either the country and especially this hotel highly enough. Every person we encountered (hotel staff or local) was incredibly open, friendly and engaging - we genuinely felt like we were the most welcomed guest in the country! It is a totally different feel to Dubai and the like. The hotel itself is beautiful, rooms were huge, spacious, immaculate and luxurious; staff were just sublime - attentive, friendly and charming whilst completely professional and experienced; the pool is stunning; the beach is beautiful; and the food and room service were spot on. We really couldn't have asked for a more restful, luxurious or memorable holiday - this place was just the best we have ever encountered worldwide. Definitely the best of the three hotels in the resort and the most luxurious. Thoroughly recommend (and top tip - book directly and sign up to the gold circle and you get amazing room discounts and 25% of everything and rewards to spend in the future - it was a bargain given the holiday we had!). Collapse
Be prepared for the heat
Stay Date: 03/2017, Elaine W wrote this review.
Had. Wonderful stay here after a tour of India just wanted to chill, but the heat was intense more than expected 38/40 degrees, we were fortunate to be upgraded to a suite must say fantastic, the hotel is great, cocktail evening is lovely with a harp… See more
Had. Wonderful stay here after a tour of India just wanted to chill, but the heat was intense more than expected 38/40 degrees, we were fortunate to be upgraded to a suite must say fantastic, the hotel is great, cocktail evening is lovely with a harp player, she is Argentinian, professional and an absolute delight, what a wonderful atmosphere, breakfast was fantastic and everything you would want, great staff, attentive and friendly, around the pool area a unique experience with cool box being delivered and sunglass cleaning a bonus, think there should be more sun umbrellas as these were a bit lacking round the pool area, but a top end experience all round. We did find the hotel and resort expensive so be prepared, sports bar was great for the footie and rugby, good to try the other resort facilities, but nice to be secluded from the children at the Husn. Collapse
Stay Date: 03/2017, steeviej wrote this review.
Exquisite...for a couples only holiday, simply sublime. The hotel is beautiful, the staff efficient and unobtrusive, and the pool gorgeous. The private couples only beach is a real gem too...well run, with padded beds, attentive staff and chilled wat… See more
Exquisite...for a couples only holiday, simply sublime. The hotel is beautiful, the staff efficient and unobtrusive, and the pool gorgeous. The private couples only beach is a real gem too...well run, with padded beds, attentive staff and chilled water and drinks on your bedside table. The restaurants are outstanding...great variety across the whole complex which includes two other family hotels. Afternoon tea (in the terrace) and early evening drinks (in the courtyard) were laid on free of charge...which were really well received and attended by all guests. A great place to stay. Try it. Collapse
Stay Date: 03/2017, 4Gardiners wrote this review.
We had a 5 night stay from the 13th March. We arrived on an early flight with BA and as our room wasn't ready, we were given a complimentary breakfast which was lovely. Indeed, breakfast is a delicious affair with a wide variety of cooked and cold fo… See more
We had a 5 night stay from the 13th March. We arrived on an early flight with BA and as our room wasn't ready, we were given a complimentary breakfast which was lovely. Indeed, breakfast is a delicious affair with a wide variety of cooked and cold foods to choose from, along with lovely platters of fresh fruit. The smoothies were delicious too. Anyway, we were told we could use a hospitality room and shower to freshen up and our luggage was stored for us. We were then left to wander around not quite knowing what to do or when we could have our room ( on this point, service was a little vague and perhaps more information should be given to waiting guests?...) Also, the hospitality room is like a small average airport lounge and not particularly appealing.. it would be far better to sit in the wonderful lounge directly opposite reception as its plush and comfortable ( or the beautiful outdoor courtyard) as both areas set the scene for being in a middle eastern country. Also, it would have been nice if staff had checked occasionally to see if anything was needed whist we waited for our room to become available (By the way, we were not the only people in this position). After 5 hours, and us asking for updates, we were finally able to move into our room - a deluxe sea view room which was spacious and very comfortable. After this initial hiccup, it was plain sailing. The courtyard is beautiful and peaceful and should be used much more in the evening after complimentary drinks are served( nice touch). Afternoon tea was ok if a little tired... small sandwiches don't do well in the heat! Beach and pool area were lovely and complimentary cool boxes with water & juice were provided along with chilled hand towels which were very welcome in the heat! All staff were attentive, friendly and very polite. The hotel appreciates feed back and we made a few suggestions which we hope will be considered. We enjoyed trying the various restaurants at the hotel and in the resort, and the food was of a high standard. This is a beautiful place to relax in, and we definitely recommend this resort to anyone wanting a peaceful break in wonderful surroundings. We very much hope to visit again. Collapse
Good holiday, but........
Stay Date: 02/2017, RAKman44 wrote this review.
Be aware, you have to pay a £50 (per person) visa on entry into Muscat if your holiday is more than 10 days. This came as a surprise to us. On the whole, we had a lovely holiday and enjoyed a relaxing break in the sunshine. The weather at the end… See more
Be aware, you have to pay a £50 (per person) visa on entry into Muscat if your holiday is more than 10 days. This came as a surprise to us. On the whole, we had a lovely holiday and enjoyed a relaxing break in the sunshine. The weather at the end of February, beginning of March was perfect for us. Our room was large and comfortable and even though it did not officially have a sea view, we had a great outlook from the balcony. The hotel location is "away from it all" but herein lies the problem, the attitude of the Shangri La seems to be that as it is in a remote location, you are a captive audience and they can charge what they like. As a ‘quality hotel’ we were not expecting it to be cheap, but resented the silly prices to the extent it took the shine of our holiday. There are a number of restaurants in the complex (Al Husn, Al Bandaar and Al Wasaa) however, in my opinion the prices are all over the top for OK, rather than great, food. Food at the beach bars is also expensive (£20.00 burger). As an indication of what the hotel expects you to spend during your stay, you are requested to put £2000 on your account from your credit card when you register. Staff in general are lovely, but some can be a bit offhand, usually higher up the hierarchy. Restaurant staff who looked after us very well were Esmareldo and Tushar, they couldn't do enough to please. Tushar in particular was genuinely concerned about us enjoying our stay. On the beach, there was Naidu and Kerim - lovely guys, always smiling and helpful. Breakfast buffet is OK with a good choice of hot options to follow. Good quality, but we were expecting better as other reviews seem over the top. Al Husn beach and pool area is small and sun beds in prime locations are grabbed before breakfast. It is usually possible to get sun beds near the beach, but the pool is very difficult unless you are an early riser or prepared to reserve beds before your breakfast (like many guests do), towels start going on sunbeds at 7:30. We never managed to actually get a sunbed on the beach proper. This is made much worse on Fridays when the beds go even quicker. It is possible to find sunbeds on the Bandar beach, but these are much noisier due to children running about and for some reason guests who liked shouting rather than talking to each other. Buffet meals in next doors Al Bandar are usually OK, however, expensive unless you are going to gorge yourself. My wife and I had a vegetable moussaka with roast potatoes, followed by brownies and cream, no drinks cost £50.00 each. Indian and seafood buffet are recommended, but some evenings are just average. The seating area is cramped and not conducive to a pleasant dining experience. Evening drinks and canapés in courtyard were very pleasant. If you want to have water with your meal I recommend you ask for local water or you will be given French water, £7.00 plus service charge plus tax. Water and beer are free in the mini bar, wine is free with canapes in the courtyard, so why charge silly prices in the restaurants? Evening meal in Sultanah restaurant is usually pleasant, but expensive if you do not want the set menu. Our last night was ruined by the offhand Maître d’hôtel and my wife’s steak not being cooked as requested. They offered to recook it but our meals were served together and it would have meant eating separately. In fairness we were not asked to pay when we voiced our dissatisfaction, but surely a chef in an expensive hotel should be able to produce a well-done steak? Room snacks, fruit, soft drinks and beer usually replenished daily for free, but this drifted off towards the end of our stay. Spirits you have to pay for and these are expensive so take your own! Second week there was green Algae in the sea and on the beach for a couple of days, which meant no swimming. Reading through this review it seems cheapskate, but my wife and I have stayed at many premium hotels throughout the Middle East (and worldwide) and did not feel as though we were being overcharged. It definitley took the shine off the holiday for us. Flights - Oman Air out Terminal 4 at Heathrow was a revelation, plenty of seats, clean and pleasant. Flight OK and on time, food OK . 8:30 flight had Breakfast soon after take-off and snack at lunch time. As reported by others, staff were not particularly visible during the flight and the toilets are not cleaned, therefore filthy half way through flight. Oman Air back Muscat airport is not great (understatement). Toilets are dirty and lack of an air bridge means passengers are crammed like cattle into buses for transport to and from aircraft. Meal soon after departure (good) and a roll for tea, accompanied by alcohol on request. I suffered problems with in-flight entertainment which was difficult to hear. Personal noise cancelling headphones did not fit into sockets so you are left with cheap and nasty airline ones. Once again, toilets were clean at the start, but by half way through flight were dirty with urine on the floor. Flight staff were friendlier and more helpful on return flight. Collapse
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