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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Stay Date: 03/2017, 1ab31 wrote this review.
The Al-Husn hotel is the best one among the three hotels of the Shangri-la Complex. The staff is very friendly and professional. There is a free shuttle service to bring you from the hotel to the different places in the resort like the marina. The pr… See more
The Al-Husn hotel is the best one among the three hotels of the Shangri-la Complex. The staff is very friendly and professional. There is a free shuttle service to bring you from the hotel to the different places in the resort like the marina. The private beach is very quite and nice. Collapse
Stay Date: 03/2017, KeithHOwen wrote this review.
My wife and I stayed at the Al Husn in March 2017. We booked a Deluxe Sea View room, the room had a great view the only problem was it was on the ground floor which is part carpeted and hard flooring and the noise of trolleys woke people up. The serv… See more
My wife and I stayed at the Al Husn in March 2017. We booked a Deluxe Sea View room, the room had a great view the only problem was it was on the ground floor which is part carpeted and hard flooring and the noise of trolleys woke people up. The servicing of the rooms is also a bit haphazard regarding timings e.g. Turn down service when getting ready for dinner! The staff at the hotel are all welcoming and the afternoon tea and drinks in the courtyard in the evenings was a nice touch and very enjoyable. The hotel is let down by the restaurants and some of the staff not understanding what someone had ordered. We had poor service at the Asia restaurant at 21:30 which ruined our evening followed by wrong order the same evening at 22:15 at the Al Tanoor restaurant. Other restaurants were fine. Did not get breakfast order one morning at the weekend and got fed up of waiting! Better vfm and service in Dubai. Collapse
Stay Date: 03/2017, a customer wrote this review.
The Al-Husn hotel is the best one among the three hotels of the Shangri-la Complex. We arrived early on a Sunday morning and were given at 10am an invitation for breakfast, then we got our room keys before noon. Everything was beautiful in this plac… See more
The Al-Husn hotel is the best one among the three hotels of the Shangri-la Complex. We arrived early on a Sunday morning and were given at 10am an invitation for breakfast, then we got our room keys before noon. Everything was beautiful in this place: the mountains, the beaches, the view from our sea-view room. Staff is incredibly friendly and efficient too. The minibar was free in the room for most items including beer and nuts except liquors. And we especially enjoyed the high-tea at 3-45pm every afternoon followed by the free drinks from 6 to 7 pm. Breakfast is fantastic, with a gorgeous sea view too. Only irritating thing is the habit, mostly from German tourists, to "reserve" the best seats on the beach from 8 pm in the morning by putting their book and towel on the seats. So petty! It would also be nice maybe if some of the swimming pool restaurants stayed open for dinner, thus providing more choice for casual dinner. Another thing we enjoyed is the free shuttle to Muscat souk every afternoon. In conclusion, we will never forget this great week in this beautiful and very friendly country. We are ready to come back to the Al-Husn hotel! Collapse
Stunning site, excellent food and service
Stay Date: 03/2017, Saelia1 wrote this review.
We stayed one night in this hotel which is located in a stunning site near Mascate. The location itself justify the stay! Rooms and bathroom are very spacious and includes everything you need. We had the good surprise to discover that we had partial … See more
We stayed one night in this hotel which is located in a stunning site near Mascate. The location itself justify the stay! Rooms and bathroom are very spacious and includes everything you need. We had the good surprise to discover that we had partial sea view from our room, although we booked a garden view room. Food at the Sultanah restaurant was excellent. My husband took a menu and I choose "a la carte", and it was perfect. The best diner we had in Oman. Must say also that the direction really cares about guests satisfaction as I personnaly experienced it, and that is a very good point. There's a real follow-up and guests opinion is considered. Very good first experience of Shangri-La 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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