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Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve

PO Box 296, Sur 411, Oman
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night at the Turtle reserve as my wife is a big fan of turtles! We have not been disappointed.. By staying at the hotel, you can go to the turtle watching both at night and early morning. Our advice : go to both or at least the one in the morning - MUCH less tourists (we... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and the encouraging comments on your stay at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. We are very happy to have given you a wonderful stay experience, and to have been able to make it memorable and unique. We look forward to see you again! Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ras al Jinz markets itself as a turtle reserve but in reality it is a family attraction aimed at making money from taking advantage of its access to the nesting turtles. Don't get me wrong, it is amazing to see a nesting turtle. But Ras al Jinz is definitely not a nature reserve in the Western sense of the word,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback posted on this website. We are extremely sorry to note your dissatisfaction and apologize for the inconvenience caused. We have carefully gone through your each & every input given. We will surely take corrective measures for the same. We always appreciate hearing from our visitors as we strongly believe that their... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i stayed at Ras al Jinz turtle reserve on 9th May 2015, and had a wonderful time. we had a bunker bed accomodation which the kids loved. The A/C room was excellent, the staff, catering, museum, field visit and housekeeping were most cordial and helpful, to mention Mr Raja Vijaya Kumar in particular. The field visits were awesome, the guides... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your valuable time to write a review with regards to your recent stay at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. We are delighted that you had an excellent stay and enjoyed our facilities and services. Whilst appreciating your encouraging feedback, we look forward to welcome you again. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

Muscat, Oman
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful example in supporting and protecting native wildlife! From our warm welcome at the front desk, our eco tent, the tours and breakfast the next morning, the young man cleaning the cars in the car park - I was thoroughly impressed. Our tour guide last night was amazing! (I can't remember his name..Nasser I think?) He was so... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your detailed review and rating us as a five star. We are delighted to learn that you had a luxurious stay, enjoyed our hospitality and services. I will be pleased to share the positive feedback with the entire team. Thank you once again for admiring the Turtle Reserve and its features. Look forward to see... More 

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first came to Ras Al Jinz in 2009, before the hotel at the reserve opened. I have now stayed at the reserve four times and visited five times and I have loved every visit. I I have been at different times throughout the year and I have always seen turtles. The best time for mama sea turtles is June-August... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your sharing your positive feedback on your overall experience at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve.. We value your patronage and the entire team at the Reserve looks forward to being of continued service to you and and all our guest. I have shared your positive comments with my team and we all look forward to... More 

UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stayed here for one night and were lucky to see turtles in the evening and the morning. The guided visits to the beach are included in the price and hotel guests get priority. The hotel room in the main facility was excellent and both meals we had in the restaurant were excellent. The staff were all very pleasant, but... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words with regards to your stay 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 and we look... More 

Muscat, Oman
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112 reviews 112 reviews
23 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place is not a luxury hotel, but you don't go there for the food or luxurious rooms. You so to see the turtles laying eggs and baby turtles hatching. The food was adequate, the room was clean and the bed wasn't too bad. The beach is lovely and it's amazing to see turtles laying eggs. I do think the... 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. If you have any further questions or comments regarding this matter... More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
18 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a great time at the Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve and would recommend this experience to anyone, especially those travelling with small children. We chose the eco-tent and loved the setup as it allowed you to converse with your neighbors. My daughter met another little girl next door to us that she still keeps talking about. In a proper... 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 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We drove from Muscat to Ras al-Jinz for the turtles. I read in an Explorer guide to Oman that the Ras al-Jinz was better than the Ras al-Hadd for turtle viewing so despite a heavy pinch to my wallet, I opted for an eco tent (through Agoda) at the Ras al-Jinz turtle sanctuary. I was pleasantly surprised. The trip takes... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words with regards to your stay 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 and we look... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stayed one night in a deluxe tent. It was a great opportunity to see turtles in the wild and the concept of the tent worked well and was something out of the ordinary. What didn't work so well was the "museum" where nothing worked at all, the ridiculously overpriced and crappy dinner (not included in stay, but the only... 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 with regards to food and Museum. We sincerely apologize for the same as Ii sounds as if your expectations were not met. We will certainly fix the issue. On a positive note we are also glad to know that... More 

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