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Al Bustan Palace, Ritz-Carlton, Oman

Our Opinion
The Al Bustan stands in splendid islolation with the typically rugged mountains of Oman behind and the sea infront. It is elegant with a real feel of Arabia. The central lobby is spectacular with amazing chandeliers set in a 38 metre high atrium.

There are a wide variety of rooms, from the Garden view rooms that overlook the Hajjar mountains to the Lagoon rooms that have direct private access to one of the lagoon pools. All the rooms are a good size and are beautifully presented. Service and attention to detail is without question.
Summary
Originally built to host the GCC Summit in 1985 and set against a dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains, the Al Bustan is a Ritz-Carlton hotel set on a private beach with acres of lush gardens, overlooking the glittering azure waters of the Gulf of Oman.

Meticulously designed for comfort and convenience, the 250 rooms and suites have been uniquely appointed to reflect both local traditions and art deco influences, exuding the richness of Arabian culture, art and history. The intricate work of the handcrafted wall coverings and the unique materials used bring the rooms to life.

Enjoy a diverse selection of food and drinks in the many restaurants and bar. The Al Bustan is also renowned for its English High Tea which can be enjoyed in their 38 metre high Atrium.

The Al Bustan also boasts the longest private beach in Oman (1km). It also has a 50m long infinity pool and 4 further outdoor lagoon pools. The Al Bustan also offers a wide variety of other activities, including tennis, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling.

Hotel Facilities & Services

  • Concierge services

  • Five restaurants

  • Business centre

  • Beauty Salon

  • Live entertainment

  • Air-conditioned public areas

  • ATM/cash machine

  • Porter/bellman


Dining & Restuarants/Bars
Al Khiran Terrace: Overlooking the Sea of Oman, the award-winning Al Khiran is the all day indoor and outdoor dining restaurant, serving amazing breakfast and lunch buffets. There are live cooking stations so there is plenty of choice for everyone. For dinner, guests can enjoy the daily-themed buffet or choose from the a la carte menu.

China Mood: This restaurant is one of the top Asian restaurants in the region, serving authentic Chinese cuisine.

  • Beach Pavillion Restaurant & Bar: Set by the sea, Beach Pavillion is an outdoor/indoor speciality restaurant serving the freshest local seafood and the finest imported fish (flown in daily).

  • Atrium Tea Lounge: Famous for it's English High Tea.

  • Al Marjan Brasserie: Serving a la carte lunches from 11.30am-3.00pm and then a bar menu from 3.00-6.00pm.

    **Please note that some restaurant/bar opening hours vary during the summer season (June to August, including Ramadan). During Ramadan, bars will be closed throughout the month, and alcoholic beverages will be served through room service only, after sunset**

    Leisure & Recreation Facilities

    • 1km private beach

    • Five outdoor swimming pools

    • Children's pool and playground

    • Tennis courts

    • Fitness centre with the latest cardio and weigh equipment

    • Aerobics room

    • Sauna

    • Steam room

    • Watersports including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling



    Notification of works
    As part of Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz Carlton Hotel commitment to ensure world-class product excellence and to preserve their high levels of guest service and satisfaction, we would like to inform you that they are launching an extensive enhancement project across the hotel.

    The enhancement will take place in two phases:

    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 in-house 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, Main Entrance.
    A limited inventory of enhanced rooms and suites will be reopened in October 2017.