Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Location: Muscat | Oman

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Nestled between a stretch of stunning Omani coastline and a dramatic mountain range, Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel is a grand palace dripping in regal splendour and offering some of the most luxurious accommodation in Oman.
Perfect forCouples and families looking for true Arabian luxury and grandeur.
In the knowSplash out on one of the rooms with lagoon access for even more VIP luxury!

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Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Al Bustan Palace is a secluded haven by the beach and flanked by mountains, yet isn't far from Muscat.

Rooms at Al Bustan Palace

The rooms and suites are unashamedly lavish - the suites come with an exclusive butler service. They have been elegantly designed with a warming colour palette of creams and golds, with vibrant pops of sea-hued blues for added character. They have been furnished with plush beds, rich deep woods and extensive bathrooms with refined marble touches. Unwind on the cosy sofas with a cooling drink from your mini-bar as you admire the glorious views over the mountains and beyond.

Some of the rooms located on the ground floor have direct access to the lagoon pool - a definite plus! The interconnecting rooms offer plenty of space.

Food & Drink

There are several excellent restaurants to choose from, offering Asian, French, Italian, Chinese and authentic Omani cuisine, so there is something to suit all tastes - dine around the world in style here.

The Al Khiran Kitchen offers all-day dining with a menu of delicious international dishes which can be enjoyed in the airy dining room or al fresco on the terrace overlooking the pool. For casual dining, head to the Beach Pavilion Bar & Grill, where you can savour the freshest seafood dishes and grilled specialities while admiring the stunning sea vistas. Enjoy authentic Chinese delicacies at China Mood, which offers regional delights from all over China in a refined setting. For a special treat, sample the signature afternoon tea beneath the grand 125ft domed ceiling of the Atrium Tea Lounge, where you will feel like royalty.


There are stunning pools to swim in or relax by, while the fitness centre offers the latest cardio and weight equipment, with a separate aerobics room, with personal trainers on hand if you need extra motivation. There's also a gorgeous beachfront spa offering traditional Omani treatments that are guaranteed to leave you feeling revived and rejuvenated, as well as a sauna, a steam room, and relaxation rooms if you prefer to unwind in a serene setting.

Activities at Al Bustan Palace

The abundance of activities on offer will keep you more than occupied, but we also recommend taking the hotel's complimentary area shuttle to explore Oman – visit the souks and the Grand Mosque for starters. When this all gets too much, enjoy a serene cruise in a traditional dhow, and experience the beautiful Gulf of Oman in traditional style.

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Hotel location

Al Bustan Palace is approximately a 40-minute drive from Muscat airport.

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