Alila Jabal Akhdar
Alila Jabal Akhdar is perched in a dramatic location up in the Hajar Mountains of Oman, with spectacular views over the valley below. Opened in 2014, it brings a new level of luxury to the area, combining comfort with an eco-friendly outlook.
At a Glance
The scenery is simply breathtaking with views over the Hajar mountain range
The Spa Alila offers local and Asian inspired spa therapies, including treatments influenced by regional healing and beauty traditions
Guests have the choice of an indoor and outdoor pool
As well as relaxation, there is the opportunity to learn more about the local culture and heritage and enjoy outdoor pursuits
Perfect for those who like their trips more off the beaten track
Enjoy delicious cuisine at Juniper Restaurant and soak up magnificent views of the Hajar Mountains.Daniel Smith
Perched high up in the mountains, its unique location and breath taking scenery makes Alila Jabal Akhdar a welcome retreat from Muscat or Nizwa.Daniel Smith
The perfect location for hikers who want to stay in a bit of luxury! There are plenty of interesting walks in the areaScott Dunn team
The Alila makes the perfect add on to any beach vacation in Oman and during warmer months offers welcome relief from the soaring temperatures on the coast.Dominic Atterton
The Alila has the most comfortable beds in Oman - perfect for a good sleep after a day of exciting adventuresLucy Bailey
To start planning your vacation to Alila Jabal Akhdar
Very few hotel locations are more dramatic than that of the Alila Jabal Akhdar. The hotel stands on a cliff top above a gorge with breathtaking views out over the Al Hajar Mountains. It is ideally positioned to explore Oman's rugged landscape and is the perfect escape for those who like their vacations to take them a bit more off the beaten track - the hotel in only accessible by Four-Wheel Drive and is 2,000 meters above sea level.
Luckily, this wilderness setting does not mean compromising on comfort. The Alila Jabal Akhdar features 78 Suites, six Loft Suites and two Jabal Villas. The décor is inspired by the rich culture and natural beauty of the surroundings, with a refreshing modern twist. Rooms are provided with modern commodities, including satellite TV and WiFi. Committed to a sustainable future, the hotel is designed to fit seamlessly into the landscape.
The resort's all-day dining restaurant, the Juniper Restaurant, serves a variety of local and international dishes, which you can enjoy whilst looking out over the fantastic views. The Rose Lounge offers refreshing beverages, signature cocktails and light bites throughout the day.
After exploring the local area, head to the Spa Alila, which features local and Asian inspired spa therapies, with treatments derived from regional healing and beauty traditions.
Your experience at Alila Jabal Akhdar can be tailored to what you would like to get out of your trip, whether it's to learn more about the local history and culture, enjoy the great outdoors with some more active pursuits, or even try your hand at the local cuisine.
There are 84 suites and two villas. The design is contemporary but takes inspiration from the history and culture of Oman. The rooms include all the modern commodities such as satellite TV, an in-room safe and Wi-Fi. The bathrooms include a rain shower and separate bath - perfect for relaxing in after a day's adventures. For extra added luxury, the Jabal Villas come with their own private pool.
Children are welcome at Alila Jabal Akhdar and babysitting services are available upon request.
The Juniper Restaurant serves a range of local and international dishes, and the Rose Lounge is ideal for those looking for a lighter meal or a drink.
The Alila Jabal Akhdar boasts a beautiful outdoor infinity pool, indoor pool, as well as a gym and the Spa Alila.
The city of Nizwa is an hour's drive away and there you can explore the souq and the historical fort, which was built in 1668. There is also a smaller souq in the village of Jabal Akhdar, which is nearer the hotel.
Rosewater from the region is highly valued. The rose terraces bloom from March to May and wandering through the blossoms with the heavenly aroma surrounding you is a unique experience.
For the more adventurous, Alila Jabal Akhdar is ideally placed for trekking through the Hajar mountains where you can enjoy the fresh air and spectacular views.
Back at the hotel, you can choose to hit the gym or simply relax in either the indoor or outdoor swimming pool. For true indulgence, visit the Spa Alila and experience one of the rejuvenating treatments inspired by local health and beauty traditions.
The Alila Concierge team are on hand to help orientate your trip around the areas that interest you, such as learning more about local history and culture, attempting regional cooking or adventuring into the rugged landscape.
Location & Directions
The hotel sits on a cliff top in the central section of the Al Hajar Mountains, 2,000 meters above sea level. It is approximately 150 km from Muscat and under an hour's drive from Nizwa.
When to go
With its mountain location, Alila Jabal Akhdar enjoys a refreshing climate year round. However, the best time to visit most parts of Oman is between November and mid-March, when daytime temperatures average 25°C. It is worth bearing this in mind when planning your trip as for the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.