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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
  • 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
22 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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192 reviews 192 reviews
18 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Reykjavik, Iceland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Zurich, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main reason we came here is that I love turtles, and keeping this in mind, not expecting a Five Star Hotel, I booked an Eco Tent. The tents are located a bit remotely up the hill and offer a panoramic view. They are really comfy, with A/C, good shower, free water, tea and coffee. The staff are all very... 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 

King's Cliffe, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our visit to Oman we stayed one night at the Science Centre in the hope that we would see turtles. Our accommodation was one of the Eco Tents. These have air conditioning, an in built loo / shower and also a TV. Buffet type meals (good quality) are provided in the dining room. We were very fortunate to see... 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 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had two lovely days here. Room spotless and adequate. Food good value and actually excellent. Staff were delightful and went out of their way to be helpful. The information centre is good and gives an overview of the protection and preservation of the green turtle. The early morning and late evening excursions were superb! What a priviledge to see... 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 

Yorkshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Rated as 4 star by travel agent, actually has a plaque in reception showing 1 star-interesting!! Room is large and clean with a TV, Just remember you are here to see the turtles not holiday in luxury. We slept very well, we did have freak weather for a few days of our trip and the wind sounds were very loud... 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 

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stayed here for one night in the tents. They were fantastic! Wish we had of stayed longer! The tents had all the amenities you need, and we're quite luxurious. Remember first and foremost this is a scientific research centre not a hotel, the building isn't fancy (I wouldn't expect it to be but clearly some people do!!) The buffet... 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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