Alila Jabal Akdhar: Your Relaxing Escape in Oman

Are you craving for a relaxing staycation for the weekend in Oman? Then why not reserve a room at Alila Hotel in Jabal Akdhar. Alila Hotel located in the central section of the Al Hajar Mountains that offers guests a gateway to the area’s incredible culture, traditions and nature. This rugged mountainous region is one of Oman’s most visited tourist spot due to it its impressive landscape.

The hotel offers a modern and luxurious stay overlooking the exotic mountain.With an altitude of 2000meters, it is a perfect place to relax and retreat away from the city.

Exotic look of the hotel


Lobby area with a big fireplace


Decor in touch with Arabic culture


Dates and coffee to welcome the guests at the lobby


Pool area with a great view of the mountain and canyon




THE ROOM.  I stayed in the Horizon View Suite. What first struck me is the glass doors leading to the balcony where the view of the cliff and mountain is spectacular.

The Horizon View Suite


Interior of Horizon View Suite


Welcomed with fruits and desserts!


The interiors are classy and elegant made of local accents and modern amenities including a freestanding bathtub, WIFI, and a flatscreen TV. The room is made of local stones to showcase the traditional Omani architecture.




The view from the terrace


A perfect place to have your sip of tea

THE FOOD. The Juniper Restaurant serves sumptuous international and Middle Eastern food. I only ate at Juniper Restaurant, and the meals are delicious.The breakfast is also served here.The Rose Lounge also serves drinks and snacks. But let me remind you, it is not cheap. All food is subject to 17% government tax and service charge.


Who doesn’t want to have their breakfast with this view?
My all-time favorite- avocado toast!
Mezze Plate




Traditional Omani food for dinner

THE SERVICE and FACILITIES.  During my stay in the hotel, I found that there was always someone from the staff nearby in case you need assistance. The staff is approachable. From the time, I arrived at the hotel, someone helped carry my bags, and while waiting for the room to be ready, staff welcomed us with their traditional coffee and dates.

If you opt for some adventure,  the hotel has activities catered for all types of travelers. There is an activity if you want to learn how rosewater is made, but unfortunately, it is only available in April and May when the roses are in full bloom.

The hotel has an infinity pool, an indoor pool, fitness center and a spa that offers Asian style therapies.


Indoor pool at the hotel

Alila Jabal Akdhar is recommended for leisure tourists who want to enjoy a luxurious stay in Oman. It is 2.5 hours away from Muscat and it is only accessible by 4WD.



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