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The Turtle Beach Resort (Ras al Hadd)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Al Hadd
Muscat Governorate, Oman
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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“Overnight stay at Turtle Beach Resort”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We have just returned from an overnight stay at Turtle Beach Resort. Our check in was very smooth and we were quickly shown to our sea view room which accommodated my husband, two children and myself easily. After checking in we had hoped to spend the afternoon snorkeling but were unable to due to the amount of jelly fish in the water - not the fault of the resort obviously but disappointing for our boys. The evening trip to see the turtles was amazing and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Sadly there was not enough people interested in taking a dhow trip the following morning (which had been highly recommended to us by friends who had visited recently) although there was no advertising for this so perhaps not all guests were aware of it?

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Muscat, Oman
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

The rooms are quite basic but the location is very handy for turtle watching. The dinner and breakfast were pretty good and the price of drinks very reasonable.
Could do with more pressure for the showers.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Beautiful resort in the middle of no-where. Booked for 2 nights but end up staying only for 1 night due to quality of the food and options for kids at all. The resort is beautiful and good escape for Muscat residents but too far for UAE residents.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Muscat
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

I have stayed at Turtle Beach Resorts for the past 5 years. What began as a very rustic and basic place to stay and evolved into a great little resort. The rooms are all re-built with attached bathrooms (previously they were shared) and a new dining hall and reception area has been built. A clean and well kept place to go and chill out.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Muscat
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had a lovely stay at TBR. We had a pair of adjoining rooms. The rooms were clean and well equipped with WiFi and the restaurant and bar were perfect. The small beach was clean and tidy, though could do with some new sunbeds.

Room Tip: Choose a sea view for just a few riyals extra
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Muscat, Oman
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Booked our holiday after reading a lot of reviews. Unfortunately we did not have such a great experience. There was only one receptionist at check in. Check in is at 2 PM, we did not get our rooms until 3 PM and they were not even apologetic. They were only concerned about charging for food for my small children. Not a very pleasant receptionist when we checked in. Then there was no one to take the luggage, we were 2 familes with small children, they could have helped if they wanted to.

After the negatives, the good part is this is a nice resort with a small beach. The Hanoor rooms are good with attached bathroom else you have to share. They include buffet dinner which was good and a buffet breakfast which was just very ordinary. You can book the turtle watch from the hotel, they charge OMR 3 per person. They take you to an area which is near the hotel and show you the turtles, this is at around 8:30 - 9 PM. There are cruises arranged if required but those are expensive. Altogether it was an average trip, may not return here again (maybe if there is a different receptionist). If you are wondering how to reach the hotel from Muscat, drive through Amerat, Quriyat, Sur city center and ask for directions there. You will be pointed to a stretch of around 46 km which leads to Ras Al Hadd.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We had to do a last minute search of a way to go turtle watching. Most 'agents' told us they were fully-booked and couldn't take anyone else on. We found this place online, and although it is a resort, they have an agreement with what appears to be an independent guide that took us (along with maybe 20 other cars) to a turtle breeding ground off Ras Alhadd.

To be absolutely honest, it was a pretty chaotic experience. The group size was far too big to be managed properly, with absolutely no qualification on who can and cannot go. Children of all shapes and sizes, were allowed to practically harass the turtles, and although the guide did his best to tell people off, few listened. Flashes were being used incessantly, in spite of the guide's warnings, and the overall mood was festive rather than observational.

If you appreciate nature, and prefer to observe in solemn respect, I really recommend you find yourself a different guide.

The Resort itself appears very respectable and clean, and the staff were kind and courteous. I have no idea if they are in any way associated with the independent guide we ended up with, so I wouldn't blame them for it just yet.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Turtle Beach Resort (Ras al Hadd)
Address: PO Box 303, Al Hadd 411, Oman
Location: Oman > Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate > Al Hadd
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Al Hadd
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Turtle Beach Resort (Ras al Hadd) 3*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Turtle Beach Resort is located 40 kms from Sur on the southern coastline area of the Arabian Peninsula of the Sultanate of Oman at the famous Ras Al Hadd area (world famous breeding ground for the Green turtles). A virgin beach area was identified in a crystal-clear lagoon and the resort was built in typical Omani tradition. Turtle Beach Resort is a traditional Omani style resort that has been offering its services for more than ten years now. We do everything to guarantee that your stay will be a pleasant one. The hotel has a private Beach for an unforgettable beach experience for all the family to enjoy. An ideal way to enjoy nature to its fullest would be to check into the resort in the day, bask in the sun, enjoy some water sports and after dinner make a visit to Ras-Al-Jinz Habitat to see the turtles come on to the beach searching for nesting ground and turtles laying eggs. ... more   less 
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