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7.8
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9.3
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  • Jebel Akhdar Mountain17.95 km
  • Jebel Shams Resort

    PO Box 344, Al Hamra, Al Ḩayl, Nizwa, Oman, 155, 617 - See map
    "We only had one night there but it was really lovely, apart from the amazing position, the accommodation was superb, really comfy and very clean."
    harold - January 17, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 100% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.2 rating for service
    Very good cleanliness
    7.8 rating for cleanliness
    Very good facilities on premise
    7.3 facilities on premise
    • Airport transfer

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Garden

    • Smoking area

    • Restaurant [halal]

    Value for money7.3
    Location rating9.3

    Rooms available at Jebel Shams Resort

    Sunset Chalet
    Sunset Chalet
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 single beds and 1 sofa be...
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    Private Chalet
    Private Chalet
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 double beds
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    Arabic Tent
    Arabic Tent
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 single beds
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    Mountain Lodge
    Mountain Lodge
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 single beds
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    Double or Twin Room with Mountain View
    Double or Twin Room with Mountain View
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    • Shower
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Jebel Shams Resort?

      Check-in is from 2:30 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to Jebel Shams Resort?

      Jebel Shams Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of OMR 70. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Jebel Shams Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Jebel Shams Resort has a car park available for guests. Car parking is free for guests.

      What is the smoking policy at Jebel Shams Resort?

      Jebel Shams Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "Definitely a Whow place after dinner with the beautiful sky."

        harold

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        January 17, 2018

      • 8.4
        Excellent
        Location

        "Location is very nice and we liked our private terrace."

        Agnes

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        January 13, 2017

      • 8.8
        Excellent
        Location

        "Location is very good, excellent for photography."

        Siddharth

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        October 2, 2016

      Property ranking|Compared to 150 Nizwa properties
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      Location score
      9.3/10
      Review score - United States
      8.5/10
      Room comfort score
      6.9/10
      Service score
      8.2/10
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      8.4
      Excellent

      "First of all, the location was so nice and dinner and breakf..."

      Sungpyo

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      May 27, 2018

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      Food & Dining
      19 mentions
      Breakfast
      8 mentions
      Swimming Pool
      8 mentions
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      What they offer

      8.8
      Excellent
      Breakfast

      "The restaurant serves decent food for breakfast and dinner (..."

      Björn

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      March 15, 2018

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      Food and dining

      Restaurants on site

      Restaurant
      Cuisine:International, Middle Eastern
      Menu:A-la-carte

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      Reviews of Jebel Shams Resort from real guests

      Overall rating
      7.8
      Very good
      From 341 reviews
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      Rating via Agoda7.9
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      Cleanliness7.8
      Facilities7.3
      Location9.3
      Room comfort and quality6.9
      Service8.2
      Value for money7.3
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      8-9 Excellent (39)
      7-8 Very Good (53)
      6-7 Good (18)
      <6 Below Expectation (28)
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      Mar - May (58)
      Jun - Aug (14)
      Sep - Nov (54)
      Dec - Feb (47)
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      8.0
      Excellent
      Karen from Oman
      Family with teens
      Arabic Tent
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Basic accommodation”

      We stayed in the Arabian tent accommodation, it's very basic for the money you pay, you are paying for the location being at the top of the mountain. Disappointed that the rooms had 3 single beds in each of them after requesting the large beds. there were no other people staying in the tent accommodation so I'm not sure why this request wasn't met as we had large bed last time. The food was good and the staff very pleasant.

      Reviewed April 01, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Regina
      Family with teens
      Arabic Tent
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Great location and friendly staff”

      Because of the strong wind we were moved from the tent we had booked to a little one room house. As long as the sun was shining the little terrace was nice. Then it got really cold and the eletric heating in the room did not have a lot of effect, thus it was too cold.

      Reviewed March 05, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Paul from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Private Chalet
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

      Nice resort with Friendly staff”

      Stayed her on a second trip to Jebel Shams; stayed in Sama Heights previously. This was much better from the moment we arrived. The rooms were clean and well presented although a little dated and fairly small bathrooms. The breakfast and dinner were very good and way better than Sama Heights. In fact everything in the resort worked and my mother-in-law even used the pool (December) and loved it. The staff made they stay and were very friendly and helpful. We will be regulars to Jebel Shams and will be using this resort every time.

      Reviewed December 29, 2017
      8.8
      Excellent
      Maxine from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Arabic Tent
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      Hi ....a lovely experience. We paid for the ”

      Just two things that upset us. The Shell station in El Hambra is a terrible meeting point if you have to wait for a taxi. On the way down our driver brought a friend without consulting us and he grabbed the front seat. We thought this very bad manners.

      Reviewed October 24, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Sandra from Oman
      Group
      Mountain Lodge
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      Jebel Shams Resort”

      Very accommodating staff upgraded my group to Private Chalets from which we could see the sunset from our terraces. Food was good value for the price, i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets in a very remote location. Very close to the Rim Walk in Jebel Shams. Rooms were clean and had everything necessary. Mattress was a bit uncomfortable.

      Reviewed September 30, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Heejeong from United Arab Emirates
      Family with teens
      Sunset Chalet
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      This is great place.”

      This is a beautiful resort. Sunset was fantastic and breakfast was good.

      Reviewed April 13, 2019
      7.2
      Very good
      Karin
      Couple
      Sunset Chalet
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      On top of the mountain”

      The Location of the Camp is Great. After a Short Walk you have a wonderfull view over the canyon. The Sunrise room was clean but simple set up. Dinner was good.Unfortunately we were Not aware that they dont sell alcohol over there- so we missed the „sundowner“ Overall a good experience

      Reviewed March 28, 2019
      7.2
      Very good
      Peter from United Kingdom
      Group
      Mountain Lodge
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

      Could. be great, but...”

      The location is the big attraction: if you want to stay next to the canyon for sunset/sunrise for the fantastic walking in the area, you have little choice.. It seems they know this - there was a slight feeling about the place that they’re doing you a favour. Eg Our chalet was really cold. We needed 2 space heaters to get warm - just! The room wasn’t serviced. We had to ask for clean towels, coffee & water. The WiFi didn’t work. Breakfast was a bit different, but meals are buffet style & essentially the same. The gates are locked overnight, which made getting out for sunrise & back in a real pain. Maybe we were just unlucky, but, despite the weather being great in the canyon, it was cold/windy throughout our stay. We wanted to rent bikes for the afternoon, but we felt that 5 rials/hr per bike was prohibitively expensive. It would’ve cost us $100. We stayed 2 nights. It’s expensive for what you get - in hindsight, we’d have been better off fitting it into 1 night.

      Reviewed March 06, 2019
      8.8
      Excellent
      Frank
      Couple
      Sunset Chalet
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      Excellent”

      great, super location nearby the balcony walk

      Reviewed May 07, 2019
      8.8
      Excellent
      Björn from Germany
      Couple
      Arabic Tent
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018

      Scenic mountain camp”

      Great spot to stay on Jebel Shams close to the starting point of the W6 hike above An Nakhur gorge. Fantastic mountain scenery. It is a nice experience to sleep in one of the tents equipped with comfy beds and own bathrooms. The tents are, however, rather basic and a bit cold at night and therefore slightly overpriced. The restaurant serves decent food for breakfast and dinner (both buffet). There is also a nice small swimming pool.

      Reviewed March 15, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      harold from United Kingdom
      Group
      Sunset Chalet
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      This is a really special place, loved our stay there”

      We only had one night there but it was really lovely, apart from the amazing position, the accommodation was superb, really comfy and very clean...the food was excellent and everyone so friendly..definitely a Whow place after dinner with the beautiful sky..exceptional..one small tip is if you going in December, January etc you need warm clothes...we were really cold outside, but rooms have heaters, would have liked a blanket each provided by resort to enable us to sit outside longer but not a criticism..

      Reviewed January 17, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Nikolaos from Greece
      Couple
      Arabic Tent
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017

      Excellent experience”

      We have stayed one night at Jebel Shams resort to do hiking in the nearby hiking routes. The location of the resort is very nice and 3 km away from the route of the "Balcony walk" hiking path. The dinner was excellent and the stuff as well.

      Reviewed April 24, 2017
      8.4
      Excellent
      HAFIDA from France
      Couple
      Sunset Chalet
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017

      Good vibes in Jebel Shams resort”

      We did enjoy our one night stay in the resort. The location is amazing and peaceful. Rooms are nice and bed is comfortable. Also the food (buffet) is very decent. wifi available at the reception desk and poor quality. This was disappointing but somehow good to really disconnect ? Staff s friendly but not able to help on providing recommendations on the small treks around nor on the tracks to take with a 4WD

      Reviewed April 10, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Regina from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Mountain Lodge
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

      Comfortable accommodation in beautiful location”

      Jebel Shams Resort is a well maintained, clean and comfortable accommodation in a stunning location, the food ( cooked dinner) is local and very good. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly, visitors feel welcome. I am very happy to recommend Jebel Shams Resort.

      Reviewed March 21, 2017
      8.4
      Excellent
      Agnes from France
      Family with young children
      Mountain Lodge
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      Nice location”

      Location is very nice and we liked our private terrace. Diner and breakfast were good. Swimming pool was too cold to go for a swim but was nice and clean. There was something wrong with the heater in the room so a bit cold at night.

      Reviewed January 13, 2017
      4.4
      Michael from Switzerland
      Couple
      Sunset Chalet
      Stayed 1 night in November 2016

      Location ok, cleanliness (facilities) could be better”

      Pro: - the ride to Jebel Shames is spectacular (absolutely needs 4x4 car) - the boss was friendly and the rest of the staff is friendly and maybe a little shy. Cons: - one matress in our room had a blood stain under the linen (we could see it through the linen) - given the smell in the bathroom we could see that the shower had not been used in quite a while (if they had let run a little water, the smell would have vanished for some time). more than obvious that facilities are due to some renovation... all summed up: I would not recommend to go there for a night's stay but if you have time and like adentourous driving in 4x4 it is worth while anyway.

      Reviewed November 24, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      Fiona from United Arab Emirates
      Family with young children
      Mountain Lodge
      Stayed 1 night in October 2016

      Wonderful location”

      The resort is situated right where you want to be to get great views of 'The Grand Canyon', which is just a short walk round the corner. There are also stunning views of the mountains at sunset from right behind the resort. It's beautiful. We stayed in a Mountain Lodge room, which was pretty basic, but comfortable and clean. The food was good for both dinner and breakfast. The swimming pool was absolutely freezing though!

      Reviewed October 28, 2016
      4.8
      neil from Australia
      Couple
      Mountain Lodge
      Stayed 1 night in October 2016

      the most boring place in our travel across the world”

      after a long drive up the mountain across some rough roads we came to a boring place! sure we did the walks, caught the sights but unlike the rest of Oman there is nothing to do at the place, it is dead!! we couldn't wait to leave. there is nothing 'resort' about it... O, there is one good thing, a good nights sleep ... we went to bed early & woke early ... drove away...... now I don't remember the place

      Reviewed October 20, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Andrey from Russia
      Family with young children
      Sunset Chalet
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

      Great resort to escape summer heat”

      Great place to stay, very clean, good location, good facilities, great value for money. Only 2 drawbacks: Rooms get quite hot without AC even though outside is cool, food at breakfast and dinner is average, I recommend to bring your own and do some BBQ.

      Reviewed September 14, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      Kee from Malaysia
      Group
      Sunset Chalet
      Stayed 1 night in June 2016

      Unforgetable Jebel Shams”

      It is an unforgetable stay at Jebel Shams Resort. The surrounding scenary and view are amazing. 4WD is the best way to reah the resort as there are steep turns and slopes along the 7km dirt road. There are trekking trails located near to the resort such as Balcony Walk trek No. W6. We got the chance to see the night sky full of stars and milky way in the early morning of 3.00am. Resort staff are friednly and helpful. We hope Jebel Shams Resort could improve their WiFi internet connection as it was totally no connection.

      Reviewed June 17, 2016
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