Accommodation rating: Luxury
Set within 80 hectares (200 acres) of land, the Al Bustan Palace is one of Oman's most prestigious resort properties, having built itself an enviable and justified reputation as a regional leader in hospitality and luxury. From the towering atrium with its chandeliers to the landscaped garden and private beach, the greatest care has been taken to maintain the highest standards of service and design. Each of the rooms and suites has its own private balcony and most afford spectacular views overlooking the Gulf of Oman.
Perhaps the hotel's most prized asset is its dramatic location, on a strip of white sand between the towering crags of the Hajar mountains and the refreshing blue of the Indian Ocean, apparently isolated from the city of Muscat but actually within 10 minutes of old Muscat and the business district, and 35km from the airport.
There is a range of dining options available. The Al Khiran Terrace overlooking the sea serves buffet breakfast, authentic Chinese cuisine can be found at China Mood, and the Beach Pavilion Restaurant & Bar specialises in local seafood dishes. The Tea Lounge, with its impressive 38-metre-high atrium, is the place to enjoy English high tea, and, at the end of the day, the Al Maha Lounge is an ideal place to unwind and enjoy drinks, cocktails and light meals. There is also the chance to dine in a Bedouin tent.
Features: 250 rooms & suites, selection of restaurants, swimming pool, private beach.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee facilities, CD & DVD player, minibar, safe.
Renovations are taking place at the hotel as follows:
Phase 1: March - September 2017
59 rooms and suites in the west wing. The work will be restricted to this area and will not affect other guests.
Phase 2: May - October 2017
All rooms, suites and presidential suites in the tower and east wing, meeting spaces, Al Khiran terrace, lobby lounge and main entrance.
Work will be carried out daily from 07:00 to 18:00 with as minimum disturbance as is possible,
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.