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Jebel Shams, Al Hamra 617 Oman
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#3 of 7 Speciality lodging in Al Hamra
Jebel Shams Resort is located in the Wilayat of Al Hamra which is part of the Ancient city of NIZWA. The Resort is built atop of the highest peak in Oman. Jebel Shams is known as "The Mountain of The Sun" and rises to an altitude of 3000 metres. The most amazing sunsets can be experienced from here. A 4 x 4 vehicle is the recommended form of transport to reach our location and takes approximately 40 minutes to ascend from the nearest town of AL-Hamra. The area is home to weavers of heavy woolen rugs in distinctive colours and geometric designs. The views of the Grand Canyon from Jebel Shams Resort are amazing, ideally situated just minutes walk away from the Canyon and some fabulous Trekking and Mountain Biking, just some activities available to our guests. The temperature in Summer is ideal, usually around 30 degrees Celcius, which makes it an ideal place for a weekend break from the heat of the city's of Muscat and elsewhere for weekend breaks or a great place to explore for visitors around the Globe. Please come and visit us at our retreat and enjoy a wonderful welcome from our staff and take in the fascinating view of the Grand Canyon and the entire plateau.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Arabic


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Mili821 wrote a review Feb 2021
Mumbai, India198 contributions45 helpful votes
Visited Jebel Shams with kids and stayed here for a night as its the only resort at the top of the mountain. Balcony walk is about 10mins drive. Its an absolute average place to stay but courteous and helpful staff makes up for the lack of it! Rooms are extremely ordinary and basic but the view is to die for. Cleanliness and hygiene is maintained throughout the resort which is a big plus. Food is basic with limited options, but most of it is freshly cooked which is great and however at such remote location we shouldn’t expect much. Overall recommend to stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Vandunia wrote a review Jan 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates61 contributions43 helpful votes
Best place if you want to hike. Very close to the start of W6 (balcony walk) hike and many more. Beautiful views. Tasty breakfast and dinner. One have to remember that it’s almost 2000m above sea level so nights during winter are really cold! You can have a bone fire in front of your tent/bungalow. Crew was helpful and polite all the time
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Cheery123 wrote a review Nov 2020
United Kingdom39 contributions25 helpful votes
This place used to be ok but I was there this weekend and was horribly disappointed. The hotel is not generous with its consumables any more - 1 bottle of water, 1 toilet roll and a few lazily thrown together teabags in a box is not what I expect for 70 OMR per night in a twin room. Wood for a campfire was free with the sunset chalets last summer, but this time we had to pay an extra 5 OMR. There were no bedside lamps, no extra pillows or blankets and no phone in the room to call reception to request any. There was a horrible mystery noise going on and off all night in our room, which was compounded by some unpleasantly loud people sitting outside drinking. I eventually went outside at 2am to ask them to please keep the noise down but there was no-one around that I could ask about the mystery noise. When I mentioned this at check-out the next morning the manager actualy laughed at me. He then implied that our poor night's sleep was our own fault because we should have come across the hotel grounds in the middle of the night looking for someone to help us. Or maybe use my own mobile phone to call reception and just hope that someone might answer. I had the impression that our comfort and wellbeing was of zero importance to him so I made sure he understood that we didn't find the situation at all funny and wished him good day. I couldn't get out of the place fast enough. The food and restaurant service is still very nice, but our planned day of hiking in this beautiful area was totally spoiled by lack of sleep. If I'd been paying backpacker prices I would maybe accept this poor service as a sad inevitably, but frankly I feel like a total mug for paying so much while receiving so little in return. I will not be staying at the Jebel Shams Resort again and will warn my friends and family to avoid the place at all costs. There are plenty of other perfectly good alternatives on the mountain.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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gbb4U wrote a review Mar 2020
oakland, ca40 contributions22 helpful votes
Lovely staff, clean rooms, easy access to hiking. I stayed in one of the older twin units. Kinda funky and basic, but very clean and comfy bed. The location cant be beat. Its very popular with tour groups so expect that. I loved the ability to walk out and start hiking. Good breakfast with made to order eggs and large selection. Best place to stay up in the mountains.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Lesterfam wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom113 contributions29 helpful votes
Do stay here if you want to wake up to stunning scenery and do the balcony walk on Jebel Shams. It is not 5 star so don’t go there expecting that. However we were very pleased with the dinner and breakfast buffet provided. The rooms need a bit of attention and could do with more effective heating given it does get cold for a significant part of the year
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Date of stay: January 2020
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US$ 79 - US$ 132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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OmanAd-Dakhiliyah GovernorateAl Hamra
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jebel Shams Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Jebel Shams Resort?
Nearby attractions include Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon (0.9 km) and Jebel Shams (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Jebel Shams Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Jebel Shams Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Jebel Shams Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Jebel Shams Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Jebel Shams Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Jebel Shams Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Jebel Shams Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Jebel Shams Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Misfat al Abreyeen (13.9 km).
Does Jebel Shams Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.