Nestled high in the Al Hajar Mountains, the Alila Jabal Akhdar is a world-class retreat for couples seeking the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. It’s truly awe-inspiring location means the views are absolutely stunning, with the nation’s highest peaks and most spectacular slopes stretching as far as the eye can see. Enjoy the dramatic landscape from the stylish infinity pool or head to Spa Alila for bespoke treatments guaranteed to leave you feeling rejuvenated. Take in the mesmerising local sights by joining a tailored excursion sure to show you the cultural and natural beauty of rural Oman.
Juniper is the Alila’s signature restaurant where a fusion of Mediterranean and Arab specialties are served using the finest locally-sourced ingredients. The stylish interior is complemented by the outside terrace which gazes out towards the horizon. Every suite and villa features a clean design with a wood finish, ancient Arabic artwork and patches of stonework throughout. The mountain view rooms come with the highest of recommendations due to their location on the upper floor, granting the most spectacular views from the private balcony and pool.
The hotel has 86 suites.
Bars and Restaurants
07:00 - 23:00
Enjoy an international menu with Arabic inspired dishes whilst gazing over spectacular mountain views.
11:00 - Late
Enjoy light refreshments throughout the day until late at the Rose Lounge.
Spa and Wellness
09:00 - 21:00
Relax at the Spa Alila with a range of treatments available as well as a steam room, whirlpool and a fitness centre.
About the location
Jabal Akhdar is right at the heart of the Al Hajar Mountains. Jebel Shams (the highest mountain in Oman) and Wadi Ghul (AKA the Grand Canyon of Oman) put the region on the tourist map. But even away from these giants, you can expect a dramatic landscape that soars up to 2,000-metre-high craggy peaks and then plunges back down to terraced valleys, fortress-topped ravines and rural hamlets.
Lodgings around here are remote – but that’s the best thing about them. Hotel sun terraces and swimming pools peer over canyons, while activities tend towards guided hikes and rock climbing. But although far-flung, the hotels in Jabal Akhdar are still only three hours’ drive away from the seafaring capital of Muscat.
Jabal Akhdar also has its own microclimate. It’s less desert and more Mediterranean, so you’ll come across unexpected finds like pomegranate and walnut orchards, plus mountainside rose terraces that turn pink in spring. These local specialities pop up all over Omani cuisine – watch out for Damask rosewater and apricot-sweetened curries.
2 hours 30 minutes from Muscat airport.
Mountain View Room
Max 2 adults, 1 child
Mountain View Rooms are located on the upper level of the main hotel building and are comfortable and spacious with contemporary decor that features local influences. The bathroom boasts a free-standing bathtub and separate rain shower, and the balcony offers views over the pool and down into the gorge.
Horizon View Room
Max 2 adults, 1 child
Horizon View Rooms are located on the ground level and are within easy reach to the resorts facilities. Guests can enjoy wonderful mountain views from the rooms private terrace.
Ridge View Room
Max 2 adults, 1 child
Situated on the first floor, Ridge View Rooms are contemporary and stylish in design and feature a freestanding bathtub and separate shower. Guests can enjoy views of the landscape and views down into the gorge from their large private terrace.
Jabal Terrace Room
Max 2 adults
Jabal Terrace rooms are located on the first floor and offer a spacious indoor living area as well as a large outdoor terrace, perfect for enjoying sunsets and gazing at the night sky.
Max 2 adults, 2 children
The Loft Suite is located in the main building and is split over two storeys with a spacious living area and bathroom downstairs, and a bedroom with ensuite upstairs. The outdoor terrace has a dining table and chairs as well as sun loungers for relaxing.
Based on 1092 traveller reviews
93% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Wonderful Hotel at a spectacular Place
Thomas N, Buchs Aargau, Switzerland
Feb 17 2018
Beautiful Hotel at a spectacular Place on top of thr cliffs. Many great hikes with different Levels. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Beautiful interior in the main building as well as in the...
Beautiful Hotel at a spectacular Place on top of thr cliffs. Many great hikes with different Levels. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Beautiful interior in the main building as well as in the suites. A good variety of vegetarien meals. Very quiet environment. Hope to come back soon again.
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“ We didn???t want to leave Alila Jabal Akhdar
sara b, east grinstead
Feb 14 2018
This is one of the best hotels we have stayed at. It is friendly and luxurious in a subtle, unshowy way. Aside from the breathtaking setting we loved the ambience of the hotel-the Islamic styling...
This is one of the best hotels we have stayed at. It is friendly and luxurious in a subtle, unshowy way. Aside from the breathtaking setting we loved the ambience of the hotel-the Islamic styling, the scent of frankincense.... Our room, a Ridge View Suite, was very comfortable and worth the money,being slightly removed from the main hotel. It had an amazing mountain view and was utterly quiet. The staff are brilliant-friendly and professional, especially the restaurant staff who we felt were notably helpful and efficient. The food is perfect-lots of locally sourced food, very fresh and cooked in as authentically an Arabic way as possible. Every meal we had was delicious. I would agree with other reviewers that the wine list is a little too short.
We went on The Splendour of Saiq hike with Adim who was incredibly friendly and informative-he clearly loves his country and promoted it beautifully. We walked through abandoned villages as well as a village with walnut and pomegranate trees and rose terraces.
We also had a couples Balinese massage. The spa is lovely-a nicely designed environment and very peaceful. The massage was one of the best we???ve ever had.
The only, very minor, criticism we had was that despite some very impressive eco credentials, the hotel is still using plastic straws and cotton buds with plastic posts. It would be nice if Alila (as a whole hotel group) joined the #laststraw campaign. Maybe they could post a picture on Instagram to demonstrate their commitment?
We were very sad to leave Alila Jabal Akhdar but we hope to be back.
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