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Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   PO Box 296, Sur 411, Oman
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reading, Berkshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars NEW

It is all about the turtles when you stay here. The hotel is not really hotel, more like university accommodation. The rooms are a reasonable size, but with a tiny long window that makes it feel prison-like. None of the rooms face the beach, which I assume may be to stop light affecting the turtles, but the hotel is such... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay with us & we apologize for the same. It sounds as if your expectations were not met. Since this a Turtle Reserve, we have few limitations keeping in mind the guidelines of a nature’s reserve. The design of this building was... More 

Tavistock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Turtle Reserve for one night in a room in the main building. The room was clean but basic. Water, tea and coffee were provided but the room wasn't really a place you would want to spend much time. A very narrow window meant there was little natural light and the transmission of sound around the building... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay with us & we apologize for the same. It sounds as if your expectations were not met. Since this a Turtle Reserve, we have few limitations keeping in mind the guidelines of a nature’s reserve. The design of this building was... More 

London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a review of accommodation - not Turtle experience - see elsewhere for that Positives: Only place to stay if you want to see the Turtles Evening meal will be a buffet - but if you enjoy curries and fish or pasta you will have a fine meal - very good curries in particular. Excellent large wardrobes. Free water... More 

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Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for your constructive review for Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, and also for your precious time giving your feedback. I am terribly disappointed to know that your stay was not to your satisfaction and that we could not come up to your expectations. We take our guest’s feedback seriously and act on... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Ras Al Jinz beach to see the turtles 3 times and the last time we stayed in the reserve and not at the Rass Al Hadd resort. I will surely recommend this to avoid the drive - even if only about 30 minutes - especially for the very early morning tour. I have had the luck... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel on site offers rooms in its main building or tent rooms up the hill overlooking the beach. Rooms come with bed, breakfast, free museum and tour of the turtles nesting. If you want a picture, you must go at the 5 am tour. Dinner was buffet and nice, breakfast also buffet was good. We chose a tent cabin... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your compliments on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. We were delighted to note that you had enjoyed your overall stay with us and made your holiday a truly memorable one. It would be great having you back with us for a longer time to give you another... More 

Wiesbaden, Germany
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place, in so many aspects, is a monument to everything you can fail in as an architect and building engineer. In our room, between window frame and wall was a gap so huge that you could easily look through. The bathrooms are unnecessarily tiny, the shower curtains don't reach the ground. The beds are uncomfortable and small and the... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay with us & we apologize for the same. It sounds as if your expectations were not met. Since this a Turtle Reserve, we have few limitations keeping in mind the guidelines of a nature’s reserve. The design of this building was... More 

Maldives
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First of all I am late with a review again, as we stayed end of November 2013, but I really enjoyed it so to make it fair I would defiantly make sure to give my good feedback. If I was going to rate it as a hotel and the experience of staying there it wouldn't rate very high. We weren't... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your compliments on Trip Advisor following your stay with us at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. We were thrilled to know that you enjoyed your overall stay and and service we have offer. As a testament to our strive for perfection, We deeply value your relationship with Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and are... More 

Abu Dhabi, UAE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was a great place to stay to see the turtles. The tours were at 8.30pm and 5am so it was a big bonus to be onsite, and the tours were included in the room rate. We stayed in the eco tents which are a 10 min uphill walk (or very short drive if you have a 4WD) from the... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your compliments on Trip Advisor following your stay with us at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. We were thrilled to know that you were extremely comfortable with the product and service we have offer, and were contented with the personalized service standards extended by our dedicated team. Thank you once again for your compliments... More 

Pau, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

if you plan to visit sur and have intention to watch turtles then you have to stay in this place. the hotel room is 3 star hotel standard along with the meal for dinner and breakfast, but the hidden gem of this place is the turtle visit itself and the museum inside the reserve. the hotel fee will include 2... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that you had such a nice time at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are happy to know that you liked our accommodation and facilities being a Turtle Reserve. We eagerly await your return to Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve... More 

Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
56 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

the highlight was without doubt the turtles. We saw both the night and dawn shows. While it was well organised one guide could have better English coaching. The establishment is rather odd resembling a fortress with very few windows. The rooms open onto an atrium which is open to all the crowds coming to visit the turtles from both within... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your compliments on Trip Advisor following your stay with us at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. We were thrilled to know that you were extremely comfortable with the product and service we have offer, and were contented with the personalized service standards extended by our dedicated team. Thank you once again for your compliments... More 

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Address: PO Box 296, Sur 411, Oman
Location: Oman > Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate > Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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