From a magnificent clifftop retreat, this exclusive adults-only property boasts stunning views over the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman, with a whole host of luxuries awaiting guests inside.
With its opulent palatial design, this is one of the most impressive hotels in the Sultanate of Oman and lives up to its Arabic name – the castle. You will certainly feel like royalty here as you are greeted by the impeccable staff, before stepping through the decorative arches and open courtyard.
Entry level Deluxe rooms are amongst the most spacious in Muscat, offering seating area and large balcony or terrace, overlooking the pool or mountains. The attention to luxury is welcomed, with L’Occitane toiletries, Nespresso coffee machine, BOSE speaker system and daily fresh fruit and flowers. Sea view rooms can also be requested, as can suite accommodation, which even has amazing sea views from the bathtub too.
Exceptional Moroccan fayre can be found at the stylish Shahrazad restaurant, where you can opt for indoor or terrace seating, as well as private dining options, whilst at Sultanah, the creative fine dining is inspired from flavours from around the world. For more casual dining, head to the Mahhara Beach Bar to enjoy a superb lunch menu, with flame grilled seafood a speciality – by night, this spot also offers an intimate experience, with the calming waters of the bay as a backdrop. Adjacent to the fabulous infinity pool, you’ll find the popular Al Muheet, perfect for lighter bites and a refreshing poolside drink.
Guests have exclusive access to the state-of-the-art fitness centre and Hareer Spa, but you should also make the most of the waters on the doorstep too, with dolphin watching, snorkelling and a variety of sports available too.
If you want a change of pace the colourful centre of Muscat is less than a half hour drive away, and you are also welcome to use the facilities at the neighbouring sister property, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort, which is within walking distance.
With its picture-perfect setting, Omani elegance and hospitality, you will surely be indulged at this beautiful property.