Alila Jabal Akhdar

Location: Oman's Deserts & Mountains | Oman

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

Alila Jabal Akhdar (Jabal Akhdar means ‘Green Mountain’) is one of Oman’s most spectacular hotels. Dramatically perched 2,000 metres above sea level atop a deep gorge, the interiors are simply stunning and it is surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain views - the perfect base for exploring the region’s magnificent landscape of rugged, untouched beauty while staying in the height of sumptuous comfort.
Perfect forThis is a haven for adventure travellers, nature lovers, honeymooners and those seeking an idyllic retreat from the desert heat.
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Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Alila Jabal Akhdar sits in the heart of the Al Hajar mountains in Oman, an hour from Nizwa, surrounded by panoramic scenery.

Rooms at Alila Jabal Akhdar

Eco-friendly and inspired by the natural environment and traditional Omani architecture, the hotel blends seamlessly into the landscape, resulting in a building that is rich in culture and respectful of its surroundings, providing a true escape from urban life.

The hotel’s luxurious suites and villas are spaced out over two floors around the clifftop to ensure both privacy and striking views over the gorges and the Hajar mountain range in the distance - make the most of them from your private balcony or terrace. The cool, minimalist interiors of earthy local stone are juxtaposed with sleek contemporary design and warm rustic colours, with traditional touches such as local artworks and artefacts, while natural fibres and splashes of red add texture and colour.

Food & Drink

The Juniper restaurant is named after the trees that grow in the countryside of Oman, which also inspire the artwork around the hotel. Feast on gourmet Arabic and international cuisine using fresh, seasonal ingredients, with worldly influences from the Middle East to the Mediterranean.

As the sun sets over the mountains, take your time over light bites and cool drinks in the Rose Lounge, which has been uniquely structured from local stone, reminiscent of the rugged landscape outside. Or enjoy a private starlit dinner at the edge of the mountains - stargazing, as well as sunset viewing, is a must here.


The outdoor infinity pool, with its sublime views of the gorge and the mountains beyond, begs to be swum in, while there’s also an inviting indoor plunge pool as well as a state-of-the-art gym.

The serene Spa Alila is perfect for those looking for a pampering afternoon, and fuses traditional healing techniques with modern knowledge in bespoke, locally-inspired treatments from massage to meditation that are guaranteed to leave you feeling revitalised and renewed. The steam room is fragranced with frankincense and juniper berry, while you can also relax in the Jacuzzi.

Activities at Alila Jabal Akhdar

The Saiq Plateau around the resort enjoys a Mediterranean climate, which makes it perfect for growing walnuts, pomegranates and Oman’s famous damask roses, which tumble down the mountainsides in swathes of pink. Further afield, the historic cities of Nizwa, Bahla and Ebri are well worth a visit.

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Hotel location

Alila Jabal Akhdar is approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Muscat airport.

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