Fodor's Expert Review Shangri-La Al Husn Hotel

Al Jissah St., , Masqat, Oman Fodor's Choice

Tucked between the sea and the rocky cliffs of Qantab, about 45 minutes from the airport, this sprawling resort actually has three hotels, the family-friendly Al Waha, the central-to-the-action Al Bandar, and the exclusive, romantic Al Husn, which is the standout. Chic, arabesque design touches—towering ceilings, curved doorways and windows—and the sweet smell of frankincense wafting throughout the halls give it the exotic feel you're looking for. Dramatic views of the mountainside beach are available from every spacious room, each of which has a balcony, where you can have your included breakfast. There are other extras, including a complimentary minibar, daily hosted afternoon tea, and pre-dinner cocktail hour. The Al Husn has its own adults-only private beach and infinity pool, which ensures quiet tranquillity, though the amenities of the other properties are only steps away, including 17 dining outlets and bars, kayaking and scuba diving lessons, a world-class spa, and a heritage village offering locally made, Omani handicrafts. The property has a complimentary shuttle bus to take guests into the historic Mutrah and old Muscat neighborhoods to experience some local culture. The main draw for this property is the complete escape it can offer, as guests can luxuriate in beautiful surroundings and choose to have as much or as little contact with the outside world, or even with the very well-trained staff, as they like.


  • impeccable design
  • views from every room
  • outstanding dining options


  • far from sights in Muscat
  • dining options are all extremely expensive
  • few opportunities to experience local culture


Romantic, Service, Views


Phones: -2477–6666 | -2477 6388


180 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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