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Al Bustan Palace, cultural host

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Muscat, Oman

Al Bustan Palace is a sophisticated and luxurious 250-room hotel, which is set on a stunning stretch of coastline with a dramatic mountain backdrop. It is situated just 30 kilometers from Muscat so is well placed for exploring the city.

At a Glance

  • The Al Bustan is the iconic and original hotel of Oman built for the GCC Summit in 1985

  • A good choice for those who like the Arabian style - the lobby is 38 meters high and quite spectacular

  • Boasts the largest hotel beach in the country at 1 kilometer long

  • Lagoon Access rooms are quite unique - you can go straight into the pool from your private terrace

  • Scheduled activities are available for children each day throughout the peak period

Beach, Family, Honeymoon, Parties & events

Insider's View

This authentic Omani Palace is fit for a King.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

We recommend a ground floor room with Lagoon access where you can swim directly from the terrace outside.

Emma Mark

Insider's View

Cool off in the heat of the day beneath the palm trees in Al Bustan's Olympic-sized pool

Clare Monro

Insider's View

Enjoy English afternoon tea in the 38-meter high atrium

Alice Moseley

Insider's View

Dine at the Beach Pavilion restaurant, nestled right by the water's edge, gazing out across the Gulf of Oman

Alice Moseley

Insider's View

Head high up into the mountains away from Muscat for a night at The View

Alice Moseley

Insider's View

Do not miss the Sultan Qaboos Mosque boasting the largest chandelier in the world with 1,227 light bulbs!

Alice Moseley

Insider's View

China Mood, the hotel's Asian inspired restaurant serves the best Peeking duck anywhere in the Middle East, a must try during your stay.

Dominic Atterton

Insider's View

Head to BLU Bar in the gardens for a delicious pre-dinner cocktail

Lucy Bailey

Insider's View

The coastline is simply stunning here, and so it's worth considering an upgrade to a sea view room

Lucy Bailey

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Description

Al Bustan Palace has a reputation as one of the most established hotels in the Middle East. The Palace was built to accommodate visiting heads of state and the high levels of service and comfort given to those rulers are also afforded to all its guests.

The famous lobby of the hotel is 38 meters high, and glimmers with gold, polished marble and a huge chandelier. The bedrooms are furnished in an Arabic style, with a hint of art deco, using opulent color schemes. The room style and grand public areas give the hotel a fairly formal feel for the interior, whereas the gardens and beach offer a relaxing place to enjoy the sunshine and perhaps a cocktail or two or light meal from the recently refurbished BLU bar.

Other dining choices include the Al Khiran Terrace Restaurant, which offers a buffet featuring a different theme each evening, China Mood, serving Asian dishes, and the Beach Pavilion, which has a varied menu of fresh seafood and grill options. High Tea is served in the Atrium Lounge each afternoon.

The hotel has a stunning one kilometer stretch of private unspoiled beach, boasting one of the best vistas in the area. There are a number of outdoor pools, including a 50 meter infinity pool and children's pool, as well as tennis courts and a gym.

Al Bustan has recently opened a wonderful Six Senses Spa, which is set to the side of the resort to ensure absolute peace and tranquillity. There are 17 treatment rooms with a natural and relaxing design, a selection of saunas and steam rooms, a juice station, a fitness area and yoga pavilion.

Accommodation

Al Bustan Palace offers guests 218 Rooms and 40 Suites. Interconnecting rooms are available for families. Rooms offer a wide range of amenities including cable / satellite TV, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities, and all suites can have a butler service on request.

The rooms and suites have been designed to reflect both local traditions and art deco influences, creating luxurious rooms full of comfort and modern amenities. Rooms and suites either have magnificent views of the mountains, sea or gardens.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel. They are well accommodated for with a children's pool, a playground, and a baby sitting service available upon request. There are also interconnecting rooms to comfortably accommodate families.

Facilities

Facilities at the Al Bustan Palace include a wonderful new Six Senses Spa, a health and fitness center, business center, children’s play area, children’s pool, four tennis courts, five restaurants and two bars.

From the China Mood which serves fresh and authentic Chinese cuisine to the all-day buffet at the Al Khiran Terrace restaurant and the relaxed seaside Beach Pavilion Restaurant & Bar, the onsite Al Bustan restaurants have something to suit all taste buds.

Activities

During your stay at The Al Bustan Palace you can enjoy snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and tennis. If you are feeling more adventurous you could embark on diving and fishing trips, go for an overnight camp trip in Wahiba Sands, do a spot of dolphin watching or even try your hand at camel racing. However, there is no reason why you should not relax and enjoy the 3,165 kilometer long coastline and clean waters and simply soak up the sun and scenery from the comfort of a sun lounger.

Location & Directions

Muscat, Oman

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton hotel is set on a private beach within acres of lush gardens, surrounded by the Gulf of Oman and the Haijar Mountains.

When to go

The best time to visit Oman is between November and mid-March, when the cooler air brings the mountain scenery sharply into focus and daytime temperatures average at 25°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Al Bustan Palace, cultural host

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