Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Sayq, you’ll be within the region of Ar Ridaydah Castle.
Make yourself at home in one of the 115 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LED televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. Encounter the local wildlife with a safari, then enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 4 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the resort pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, a computer station, and express check-in. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We stayed here for four nights and had a mixed feeling about it
On a positive the room was lovely and the views over the mountains were amazing!!!!
And while the location on top of a mountain was beautiful you were also on top of a mountain with little else to choose from and they know this so the prices are insanely expensive. I am sure they have a lot of visitors here who don't mind paying, but 24GBP for a glass of wine with lunch but I thought it was really bad! In Muscat we only paid around 9GBP.
On the plus side they had a lovely bar and happy hour from 6-7 which we only find out by chance and the strawberry martini was gorgeous!
Very limited choice for food though with the Italians only open until 6pm. Dinner was either an International buffet restaurant which we only used for breakfast (I am not a lover of buffets) and an Arabic restaurant - the food here was really good but so expensive!!
For lunch a starter portion at around 20GBP and a bowl of soup at 15GBP???? Also every activity was to pay for - a walk was 160GBP for a couple which was only 2-3 hours and 18 mins drive away. We actually did this ourselves and I know they would have given us more local information but seriously doubt it would have been worth the price.
Service was good and the people are lovely but the prices really spoilt the experience as you really felt they took your eyes out of the sockets!
I suggest they offer a few free walks or at least one or two things such as the sunrise yoga that the other hotels offer for free but here was 30GBP.
so be warned!
Spent 2 nights at the resort, which is beautifully set in the mountains. Great reception and entrance hall, spa facilities and active leisure centre. We stayed at the Pool Villa which was simply fabulous.
However, some issues just do not tally up:
1. Guests are exposed to 2 dining options only, a buffet style and an outstanding Arabian dining experience. The buffet food is old-fashioned, a creamy mayonnaise sickly layered 80's Waldorf Salad, dried out pasta, no healthy options are available- only via room service! We were speechless and suggest you avoid this buffet dining experience as it is horrendous.
2. Maintenance issues: please revamp your dusty old shop with cool great local arts, crafts and beautiful gifts, instead of shabby dusty touristic souvenirs. Our beautiful bath tub got clocked up and maintenance had to assist. The lighting requires a whizz guide to know which one to switch on or off.
For the amount of money you pay, this is not close to 5 star in the requested areas.
The Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort offers luxurious comfort and a spectacular view. The crew is very friendly and courteous. The hotel area is beautifully planted and well maintained. A very nice place to relax!
We spent the most fabulous four nights here.the location and service are just out of this world!
The staff couldn’t do enough for us (in particular the chief concierge Vipin Kumar was incredibly kind and helpful).
The food is simply excellent, both in the buffet restaurant and the a la carte.yes the drinks are expensive but that is to be expected in the Middle East and they do accommodate with a happy hour from 6-7pm which is good.
The views from the pool area/Diana’s Point are just breathtaking and there is just a general feeling of tranquility from being so high up in the mountains.
The temperature was wonderful.perfect for catching sun during the day and cool in the evening which we enjoy.
We did rock climbing (which was amazing), went for a walk to two of the villages (we didn’t do the guided tour as it’s easy to do yourself and we really enjoyed it), played tennis and went out on the bikes (both free for an hour which is a nice touch).
We had a premier canyon view room which was just exquisite and the view incredible-we didn’t tire of watching the sunset from there at 5.30pm
We honestly loved our stay here and cannot recommend highly enough. So relaxing and perfect in every way.
We had been mis-informed by our travel agent and also the 'live weather feed' on the website for Anantara before departing for Oman. Upon arriving in Muscat it was a hot and well received 32 degrees. We started our climb up the mountain to Anantara, whilst travelling up we watched the degrees go down. We ended up arriving with the temperature being 16 degrees and raining!!! Unfortunately the weather didnt get much better during the week of our stay and we didnt pack accordingly so were very much chilly to say the least!
We were warmly welcomed by the Anantara staff. They checked us in quickly and precisely. Our room wasnt quite ready but they offered us a 'holding room' to freshen up in until our actual room was ready for us to enter. This area of Oman is very known for their Rose oil. As much as we like the freshness of this oil they spray it everywhere all over the room. It was SO potent that we couldn't escape the scent (and we couldn't stay outside on the cliff side pool terrace as it was raining and cold!). It became so overwhelming that I was mildly allergic to it and it gave me a nose bleed! I phoned and asked the house keeping to please advise the cleaning staff of this and not to spray it any more. The room would not give up the scent so without any problems the manager moved us to another room the next day.
These were the only 2 'negative points' we experienced. Even with these points highlighted the staff were quick to rectify. Every staff member we encountered was most humble. Their willingness to enshrine us with the pleasures of our surroundings and time spent in all areas of Anantara in room, restaurants, communal areas, spa to name but a few was exemplary. Their compassion and strive for perfection and beauty was noted, honoured and most certainly appreciated.
The staff and natural surroundings enabled us to 'switch off' from our busy lives back in the UK.