Shangrila Al Waha
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The Shangrila Al Waha is Oman's premier family hotel, and is the largest of the three hotels at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa.
The Shangrila Al Waha features various rooms and suites ideal for your perfect getaway. Each room has views of the lush gardens and pool, the balcony or patio and are furnished with a table and two chairs. The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle, as well as a selection of Shangri-La toiletries. Media and entertainment facilities come complimentary with every room, along with wired Internet and Wi-Fi access, In-house movie channels and Satellite / cable television.
The name Al Waha means "The Oasis" and has been designed in such a way so that the Shangrila Al Waha several swimming pools form an oasis incorporating many swaying palm trees. The architecture of Shangrila Al Waha is traditional Dhofari, from the southern region of Oman. Nestled at the foot of a mountain range, vehicular access has been made possible by a man-made tunnel.
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Stay Date: 06/2017, wcrawford212 wrote this review.
The attention to ensure your enjoyment is exceptional, we had a hiccup with our air conditioning on our second night, it was resolved the next day along with a complimentary bottle of wine. I must single out Ria, Dowud ( i think thats how you spell h… See more
The attention to ensure your enjoyment is exceptional, we had a hiccup with our air conditioning on our second night, it was resolved the next day along with a complimentary bottle of wine. I must single out Ria, Dowud ( i think thats how you spell his name) and Praveen for their kindness and are a credit to your establishment and I am confidant the said can be said for all your staff. A truly unforgetable stay and hope to return next year. Thank you so much. William Crawford Collapse
Nice place to come and relax
Stay Date: 06/2017, MLTBCH wrote this review.
We stayed here for 7 nights and had a good time, mainly relaxing by the pool and enjoying the sun. The hotel has many facilities and several swimming pools, enough to stay entertained. During Omani weekend times (fri-sat) the hotel gets much busier… See more
We stayed here for 7 nights and had a good time, mainly relaxing by the pool and enjoying the sun. The hotel has many facilities and several swimming pools, enough to stay entertained. During Omani weekend times (fri-sat) the hotel gets much busier with expats taking weekend breaks. So if you are looking to include this hotel as part of a longer stay in Oman, consider to avoid these days. The hotel serves as a breeding ground for turtles, so if you are lucky you get to see them coming from the eggs and finding their way to see. We came during Ramadan so several restaurants were unfortunately closed. In our opinion, the remaining restaurants offered too little options when staying longer. Also, the prices for food are quite high in comparison to local prices. However, being a resort quite far away for everything else this was to be expected. On the last day, the staff was very friendly and allowed us a late check out - maybe helped by the fact that it was low season but still much appreciated by us as we had an evening flight. Some tips for other visitors: - taxi to/from the airport is around 15-16 Omani Rial, fixed price is agreed before departure so no haggling required. - hotel offers decent car rental options in case you want to explore the area outside of the resort, something we would recommend. In case you want a rental car for the whole period, maybe the airport has better rates. Collapse
Stay Date: 06/2017, maryam_hilli wrote this review.
Very helpful accommodating staff. Let us check in even though we arrived very early. Camel riding on Beach lots of sports activities Breakfast lovely Beautiful all inclusive resort amazing room views Bit far from centre but we hired a car so … See more
Very helpful accommodating staff. Let us check in even though we arrived very early. Camel riding on Beach lots of sports activities Breakfast lovely Beautiful all inclusive resort amazing room views Bit far from centre but we hired a car so not a problem at all ATM available on site We went snorkelling and on a banana boat. Daughter loved it!! All round great experience Collapse
Stunning location, amazing staff and great facilities but disappointing rooms
Stay Date: 05/2017, aliglobetrek wrote this review.
Spent 3 nights at Al Waha at the end of May as a stopover on the way back from Thailand. It was our first visit to Oman so we wanted a taster with a view to returning for a longer holiday at a later date. We're a family of 4 with 2 kids aged 4 and 1.… See more
Spent 3 nights at Al Waha at the end of May as a stopover on the way back from Thailand. It was our first visit to Oman so we wanted a taster with a view to returning for a longer holiday at a later date. We're a family of 4 with 2 kids aged 4 and 1. First impressions really good, the drive to the entrance is stunning and the view from our room was incredible. The room was more basic than anticipated though even though we had booked an executive seaview rather than the most basic choice. Overall the facilities are great. Our kids loved the splash park, lazy river and pools. We all enjoyed the adventure zone! The turtle release was amazing too. Food quality varied. Breakfast was excellent, food at the Surf Cafe was pretty good too. We didn't enjoy Samba. It was A La Carte the night we went and we thought it was really pricey but the quality didn't reflect the price. In contrast we enjoyed the Iftar buffet at Al Tandoor which was cheaper and was fabulous. Special shout out to Mary Ann in Samba who works at breakfast and dinner. We received really excellent service from her and she made a big fuss of the kids. The hotel offered a free trip to the souk which was really interesting. I did lots of shopping. Overall we had a great time and I'd like to return to Oman at a cooler time of year. Not sure I'd go back to the Shangri-La due to its location, as I'd like to do more sightseeing and the cost of everything in the hotel. Collapse
A Must vist
Stay Date: 05/2017, greeny20 wrote this review.
Well what can I say but a brilliant stay from the first day to the moment we left.On arrival at Muscat airport we proceeded straight through the visa control(purchased at the airport) without anybody in front of us.Taxi time to the Hotel was about 30… See more
Well what can I say but a brilliant stay from the first day to the moment we left.On arrival at Muscat airport we proceeded straight through the visa control(purchased at the airport) without anybody in front of us.Taxi time to the Hotel was about 30 mins.We arrived at the hotel expecting a wait for our room as it was only 8.30 in the morning and check in wasn't until 14.00pm. To our relief the ever accomodating front desk offered us our ocean facing room within minutes.The room was absolutely perfect for us(3164) as it looked over the Lazy River and so close to the sea.Above all it was a lovely quiet room which we requested before arriving.During our stay the room was cleaned to a high standard,,unlimited complimentary bottled water supplied and any minor request were dealt with immediately. Although this particular hotel is advertised as a family hotel we must have stayed when most children were at school as we did not feel the need to use the "Bandar" pools or beechfront sunbeds.It was so quiet that sunbeds around the pool we never a problem and it was very relaxing.Cold bottles of water are supplied in a cooler box and a nice touch was daily someone would come around the pool offering complimentary fruit. We swam in the sea every day where the water was really warm,we did not encounter any jelly fish during our stay. One thing to note is that they stop people swimming in the sea at 18.30pm.I suppose this is because that is the time the life guard finishes. The lazy river is great fun,we used it every day,you can get off at the Bandar for a couple of drinks and then back onto get back to the Al Waha. We took the half board deal and this was definitely the right choice.For this you can use the Al waha buffet breakfast only but have the choice of both the Bandar and Al waha buffets at night.Food and drink as you can imagine is very expensive. The buffets are fantastic with a brilliant variety, the fish night buffet is the best that I have ever had (lobster inc).Service is outstanding and all the staff go out of their way to meet your requirements. We did a couple of trips which we also very expensive but a great experience of seeing this amazing place.Most day trips cost £150 ( Sinkhole was fantastic)but the dolphin trip is only about £40 but we saw hundreds of wild Dolphin topped off with a coastline tour.back. For those of you that don't like heat then you may have to ask yourself if 45 degree is a little too hot for you. We loved it as there is plenty of shade available. I don't think that we will find service better than this anywhere and we have travelled2/3 a year for over 20 years. People we met were all sceptical(not now) about visiting Oman but I can only say the the people were amazing and helpful and we felt more safe there than we do at home at the moment. A special mention to the men on the concierge desk who were very friendly and full of useful information. Thank you Al Waha for a memorable stay and the staff are a credit to you. Highly recommend this hotel especially for a May visit. Collapse
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