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Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

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One of Oman's leading hotels

Along its own stretch of sand, this multi award-winning hotel has a reputation for excellence and striking location, between mountains and the Gulf of Oman. With its unique circular design, its grand lobby leads to contemporary dining spaces, sleek terraces and world-class facilities including a tennis centre. Muscat's commercial heart and a modern marina are nearby. 

  • Luxurious Arabian character throughout
  • The longest private beach in Oman
  • Water sports including snorkelling and kayaking
  • Swim-up rooms available on the lagoon pools

Top Tips from our Experts

Charlotte

Destination Specialist

"Be sure to take a city tour of Muscat and expeireince and explore the traditional old fishing town, enjoy a coffee and wathc the world go by."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 250 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 40 minutes from airport
  • Floors have lift access

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

  • approx. 40 minutes from airport
2156 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1493
  • Very Good 446
  • Average 141
  • Poor 47
  • Terrible 29

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Nov 07, 2017

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Muscat, Oman

Al Bustan Palace Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in the Gulf region, which was opened in the 1980s to host the heads of state and senior officials who come to the Sultanate either on official visits or private visits. The Al Bustan Palace Hotel is a 5-star hotel with spacious rooms, multiple suites and event halls.
Nov 07, 2017

Luxury experience

Wonderful 10 night stay at this destination hotel in Oman. Excellent facilities and spacious surroundings to enjoy Ritz Carlton hospitality. The quality and selection of food in the hotel restaurants was very good, the Chinese restaurant with the traditional Tea Dancer and the lovely staff working at the beachside pavilion restaurant made the whole stay idyllic. As expected wine prices can be much higher, but there are some keener priced ones to be found. Plus daily happy hour late afternoon is a great way to finish the day poolside. Kids club activities were well received. Trips beyond the hotel are easily arranged and getting to Muscat downtown is not far away. The hotel has now undergone a huge refit and having seen the plans the hotel will be even better in terms of luxury. One of the best hotels in the region.
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Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Facilities

Swimming Pools

Scattered through the resort, the four lagoon pools offer cool refreshment from the sun, while the 50-metre infinity pool is an attractive place to swim lengths.

Private Beach

One-kilometre of sand makes the resort's private beach one of the longest in Oman.

Fitness Centre

Weight equipment, cardio machines and an aerobics area make up the resort's modern fitness centre. Activities like yoga, zumba, and tai chi are also offered.

Daily Activities

A weekly schedule of activities takes place at the resort, including aqua aerobic classes, kayaking safaris, jogging clubs, volleyball, and power yoga. Restrictions: Certain activities may be payable locally.

Tennis

Tennis facilities consist of four courts and a practice wall, with private lessons available on request if you're looking to improve your game. Restrictions: Private lessons subject to additional cost.

Water Sports

Including sailing, snorkelling and kayaking; water sports at the resort benefit from the crystalline blue waters of the Gulf of Oman. Diving can also be arranged nearby. Restrictions: Subject to additional costs.

Spa

Opening in autumn 2015, the Spa will have a full menu of treatments and superb facilities. Creating an environment of peace and renewal, it will be well worth a visit during your stay. Restrictions:

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Room Types

Deluxe Mountain View Room

Similar in style and amenities to the stylish garden view room, this option has views over the gorgeous Hajjar Mountains. Choose a king-sized bed or twins and enjoy a luxurious bathroom, modern flat screen TV with international channels and DVD player, and the option of 24-hour room service and a minibar stocked daily (payable locally).

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Pool View Room

Views of the manicured gardens welcome you from a private balcony, with stylish interiors that create a comfortable environment. There is a minibar and plush bathrobes, as well as Wi-Fi (payable locally), and the choice of king-sized beds or twins.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Sea View Room

With views of the beach and Gulf of Oman beyond, this deluxe room has a luxurious bathroom with plush bathrobes and designer toiletries, a private balcony, king-sized bed or twins, and a stocked minibar and Wi-Fi (payable locally).

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Al Bustan Lagoon Room

With an enhanced sense of space, this room looks out onto the gardens and pools of the resort and features a large furnished terrace and direct access to the water. Inside is stylish and elegant, with a king-sized bed or twins and modern amenities like Wi-Fi (payable locally) and a flat screen TV.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Food & Drink

Al Marjan Bar

After a full day, come back and unwind at Al Marjan Bar with a cocktail or soft drink. Dress code: Smart casual: Long trousers and close shoes for men.

Al Khiran Terrace Restaurant

The main restaurant has seating inside and out on a terrace and presents breakfast and dinner buffets and lunch à la carte. Themed buffet evenings occur daily so you can always try something new. Restrictions: Breakfast: 07:00am to 11:00amLunch: 12:00pm to 15:00pmDinner: 18:30pm to 22:30pm Dress code: Casual during the day, smart casual in the evening; sleeveless shirts and flip-flops not allowed.

Beach Pavilion Restaurant & Bar

Specialising in fresh seafood and fish, this beach restaurant has tables right on the sand and has a special candlelit atmosphere that you'll long remember. Restrictions: Lunch: 12:00pm to 15:00pmDinner: 19:00pm to 23:00pmBar: 12:00pm to Midnight

China Mood

One of the best Asian food experiences in Oman, serving authentic Chinese dishes for dinner. Restrictions: Open daily except Sundays. Dress code: Smart casual: Long trousers and close shoes for men.

Atrium Tea Lounge

Located in the hotel's grand domed atrium, this comfortable tea lounge hosts an elegant afternoon tea. Restrictions: High Tea: 14:00pm to 17:00pm

BLU

Convenientely placed by the pool, serving snacks and drinks including small local delicacies. Restrictions: Food Service: 11:00am to 17:00pm

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast from the buffet of Al Khiran Terrace.

Half Board

Breakfast and dinner from the buffet of Al Khira Terrace.

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Family Friendly Facilities

Kids' Club

A fun schedule of activities are provided by Ritz Kids®, with arts & crafts, water and land activities like kayaking and mini lifeguard training, and more.

Children's Pool

Safe for kids, this mini pool is a great place for a splash.

Children's Playground

Keeping active is important for kids, so the playground is an appealing part of the resort's family facilities.