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Al Bustan Palace Ritz-Carlton Review: The Most Opulent Hotel in Oman

We had visited Dubai and Abu Dhabi for past holidays and only felt it fair that Oman was to be next on our list.  We wanted a luxury break where we could spend our time simply relaxing and enjoying the Omani hospitality.

Nestled between the Al Hajar mountains and the Oman sea we looked forward to staying in the only remaining former Palace in Oman, originally built in 1985 to accommodate visiting heads of state at the GCC summit and more recently refurbished.

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Things I Loved at the Al Bustan Palace

The infinity pool: Seemingly endless and surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens this is a pool like no other.

The beach: The 1km private sweeping beach stretches from the hotel to the end of the bay and is set against the dramatic Al Hajar mountains.  It is furnished with comfortable loungers and day beds to give you plenty of places to relax.

The hotel interior: The huge lobby is opulent and luxurious as one would expect.  Gold, marble and huge chandeliers bedeck the space, and you really are given a snapshot of life within the walls of a palace.

The restaurants: From the Orient to the Mediterranean, the restaurants were of the highest standards both in quality and presentation. Menu prices reflect this so be prepared when the bill is presented to you.

The gym: Well equipped and necessary after the rich food and days doing nothing.

The room:  Comfortable and decorated in a classic Arabian style with a sea-view.

The staff: Customer satisfaction is taken very seriously by all staff members, and you can be sure that you will receive the highest levels of service.

 

Who would enjoy this hotel?

Anyone who enjoys 5* Luxury in a unique setting by the mountains and the sea.  The Ritz-Carlton brand delivers an opulent stay in Oman.

What natural highlights and activities can I enjoy in Oman?

Check out this fab post from Wanderlust Chloe – First-Timers Travel Guide to Visiting Oman

How did I book this hotel?

Please use this link to the Al Bustan Palace via Booking.com

About Author

Angela Price

Angie is a full-time travel writer with over 30 years of travel experience. She has always had a passion for travel, and after a 3-month world trip with her 18-year-old son, she created her popular travel blog to share her adventures with a wider audience. When Angie is at home in the UK, she enjoys exploring the English countryside, visiting castles and gardens and planning her next big adventure. Her motto is "Live Life Wandering not Wondering".

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Jan
11 months ago

The infinity pool and the dramatic location near the mountains makes this hotel unique! The beaches in Oman are very clean and here, you must be almost all by yourself. Lovely photographs of the property. 🙂

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Reply to  Jan
11 months ago

We normally like to be out and about sightseeing but this was purely a relaxing beach holiday. We enjoy the Middle East, you can always be guaranteed of a first-class service in all properties.

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