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"Heaven on earth - but you may have to pay the price!"
I stayed at Al Husn, which I recommend if you are not travelling with children as you not only have the exclusivity of the top grade hotel with all its extras, but still have access to the other two that share a beautiful beach, lazy river, More restaurants, bar and some shops. Rooms are huge with plentiful balconies and sea views ,Service by the pool is much appreciated as is the wonderful breakfast, afternoon tea and free evening courtyard drinks. The fridge in your room is free and restocked everyday. Buy your Gin etc at the airport before you come (you are usually allowed 2 litres) as alcohol is VERY expensive and not many people stay out after dinner anyway so it allows you to chill on your balcony "after hours". With all the free inclusive's you don't really need to pay for lunch - but beware evening dinners at Al Husn are very expensive and I have had better. (although the view is devine). I found Capri Court to be my favourite but I didn't try them all. If money is no object for you though, this place will be heaven on earth, I felt like an Omani Princess!
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"Very disappointed stay."
We booked this hotel based on the reviews and the reputation the Shangri La has. We were very disappointed. We arrived at the hotel after driving from Dubai. Check in was smooth and easy. We were given our room in which was stuffy and smelly. We turned the aircon down, closed to blinds, all in an attempt to cool the room. Went down to the pool and lazy river which were lovely. Spent the afternoon lounging in the sun. The service was a bit slow as we waited 15-20 minutes for our drinks and it was not busy. We went back up to our room which still had not cooled then called the front desk. They said they would send someone, we waited an hour and no one came. So we went down to the reception and asked if they would send someone as it was not fixed and we were headed to dinner. The problem never was fixed after repeated attempts, calls and trips to the front desk. At one point the temperature was 25 degrees. The other major issue was the cleanliness in our room. There headboard had a sticky substance and layer of dust. The rooms were very dated and I expected more. The breakfast was lovely and we choose to venture into the city for dinner. The location was a distance from Muscat city center but it was a beautiful location and nice to be away. The gym offered workout classes which is a nice option. I think this would be a good hotel if you have kids and family as its more catered to that. I don't think I would stay here again.
This is a resort as it is three hotels in the same seaside bay with a lot of shared facilities. We stayed in the Al Husn which is for adults, families stayed at the other two hotels. The Al Husn is a good five stars but I think the other two are more like 4#. We had a deluxe sea view room; vary spacious, clean and comfortable. There was an endless supply of bottled water in the room every day, you needed it! The view we had was fantastic, right along the beach. We booked half board; breakfast you could eat in any of the restaurants that were open. Dinner was another matter. There are two buffet restaurants, one in each of the 4# hotels and our package covered the food in these. There are a number of other eating places where you can eat and use your food allowance to off set some of the bill. We had dinner at the Sultana, fantastic food but pricey. The best feature for me was the pool at Al Husn and the staff who work there. The guys did not stop all day, moving sun shades, bringing water and cold towels, fantastic bunch. This hotel also has a private beach which is also well catered. Final comment, as a resort this a really good location and there are lots of facilities for families which, as a couple, we did not use.
"Dream Place for everybody - very nice experience"
Traveling to Oman, different world - this Resort offers everything for everybody - not really for small budget, but this is also all over the country - at least: at Shangri La you get great service, great hospitality and very high quality. They want to make you happy and they reach them goal !
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM