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Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Ruwi
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Ok for the price”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

Hi,
I stayed at Ruwi for 3 nights. The hotel is located a taxi/drive away from main attractions, however it is convenient to get on freeways to go out of town if you have a car. I also found it handy to explore Muscat, Muttrah and Al-Qurum beach, as the hotel is smack half way between these towns.

Reception stuff have been helpful and even found me a car to rent. the rental company brought the car to the hotel for me.
My travel notes you may find useful. http://travel-notepad.blogspot.com/2012/01/oman-travel.html

Room Tip: Choose a room that is as high up as possible as they have a noisy club downstairs.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, April 3, 2012
Ruwi Hotel is a hotel priced at three star rate with four star facilities. Also its in the heart of the city,so your travelling expenses is also reduced since you have walking distance access to shopping malls etc.
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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

I was busy in the city and wanted to relax so I went directly to the hotel. With the price of the room, it is just fine. A clean hotel with ample storage space in the room. I was in the sixth floor which was quiet. Although the toilet was old but it was clean and the WC was a new one. The hotel is located very close to the busy Ruwi high street where various types of shops are available. Clinics, hospitals, malls are close to this hotel. Buses and taxes are easily available 2-5 minutes’ walk.

I checked in the morning at 0920 and checked out in mid night.

Room Tip: The higher the better, away from noises
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, April 7, 2012
Dear Sir/Madam,

We at Ruwi Hotel- Muscat, sincerely thank you for patronizing our hotel and posting your comments on trip advisor.
We are pleased to inform you that rooms are being upgraded by introducing LCD television units and in room tea/coffee making facilities.

The management of Ruwi Hotel is endeavored to provide all our guests “a quality product which has excellent value for money”.

Thank you once again for posting your comments on trip advisor and we look forward to welcome you again at Ruwi Hotel - Muscat
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mukhaizna
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

all services and room are good . never faced any problem from any point. food in hote is very good. room size is really good. see facing room are specially good , It is located in town. I can go for purchace any time in evening or in morning.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, April 7, 2012
Dear Sir/Madam,

We at Ruwi Hotel- Muscat, sincerely thank you for patronizing our hotel and posting your comments on trip advisor.
We are pleased to inform you that rooms are being upgraded by introducing LCD television units and in room tea/coffee making facilities.

The management of Ruwi Hotel is endeavored to provide all our guests “a quality product which has excellent value for money”.

Thank you once again for posting your comments on trip advisor and we look forward to welcome you again at Ruwi Hotel - Muscat
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

Ruwi Hotel won't be an unforgettable experience, but it will definitely meet your needs and be a decent hotel for your stay in Oman.

The room, bed and showers were all clean. Wifi in rooms and lobby, ample parking. The staff wasn't the friendliest I have ever encountered, but would receive passing marks. If you're driving, it is very accesible from Ruwi R/A and only minutes from the Mattrah Corniche. Plenty of resurants within walking distance, if you like Indian food.

I traveled with my mom, and her concern is that there didn't seem to be many women staying in the hotel. She didn't feel uncomfortable, but she didn't understand if there was something we were missing. The only women we saw the entire time were the singers(?) from the bar, who all appeared to be from SE Asia wearing clothes that weren't exactly culture-appropriate walking around.

Breakfast, which isn't included, is expensive and below average. ~$9US per person. Make sure to look over your room bills, as we were charged for a dinner meal that we didn't eat. When brought to her attention, the receptionist produced the receipt from the charge from the cafe with my name on it, but not surprisingly lacked my authorizing signature.

Not a bad hotel, not at all. I think I would try something different next time in Oman, however.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, April 7, 2012
Dear Sir/Madam,

We at Ruwi Hotel- Muscat, sincerely thank you for patronizing our hotel and posting your comments on trip advisor.
We are pleased to inform you that rooms are being upgraded by introducing LCD television units and in room tea/coffee making facilities. The breakfast menus at the coffee shop have been upgraded with more western food on the buffet. Please note that in the recent past we have employed female staff in Food /Beverage and Housekeeping departments.

The management of Ruwi Hotel is endeavored to provide all our guests “a quality product which has excellent value for money”.

Thank you once again for posting your comments on trip advisor and we look forward to welcome you again at Ruwi Hotel - Muscat
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

I stayed twice at this hotel, each time for only a single night. The sleep was decent, the bed was comfortable and the room was functional. Nothing was too fancy, but for just a night or do this hotel will work. Would not really recommend this hotel as I am sure there are better in the area, but this hotel is okay.

My only complaint is the internet. The room I was in was apparently out of wireless range, so I had to resort to a LAN outlet. Sometimes the internet needed no password, sometimes it did. Although the front desk supplied a password once I requested it, it was still a slight annoyance.

Otherwise the food is okay, nothing too great-- but like I said, my stay was brief, so I didn't get a chance to delve too far into the menu.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, April 7, 2012
Dear Sir/Madam,

We at Ruwi Hotel- Muscat, sincerely thank you for patronizing our hotel and posting your comments on trip advisor.
We are pleased to inform you that rooms are being upgraded by introducing LCD television units and in room tea/coffee making facilities and high speed Wi-Fi connectivity.

The management of Ruwi Hotel is endeavored to provide all our guests “a quality product which has excellent value for money”.

Thank you once again for posting your comments on trip advisor and we look forward to welcome you again at Ruwi Hotel - Muscat
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Northern England
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

I stayed for 2 nights and my only complaint was the length of time the room service took on the second night (ordered at 10.30pm arrived at 11.45pm). Room clean, mini bar well stocked, good size bed and good bathroom facilities. AC great, end of May in Muscat is really hot. Returning to the hotel in September, 2011.

Room Tip: Stayed on the 7th floor with view of the mountains and no problem with noise
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for patronizing Ruwi Hotel and forwarding your comments on Trip advisor. We are very happy to learn that you have had a wonderful experience at Ruwi Hotel.

We are pleased to inform you that WI FI services had been upgraded with high speed internet connectivity, a new category of rooms “Premier” is introduced with personalized butler services, also the swimming pool area has been upgraded with a breeze lounge for evening cocktails and dinner.

I thank you once again for posting your comments on trip advisor and wish you all the very best for a great future.

Yours sincerely,

Harsha Theverapperuma
General Manager
Ruwi Hotel-Muscat
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed April 13, 2011

Facilities are basic. Everything is old. Old CRT TV, Internet speed is frustrating, very slow which is not good for people travelling on business trip. Buffet breakfast is just ok, ordinary. Toilets are very old and not clean enough.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, April 8, 2012
Dear Sir/Madam,

We at Ruwi Hotel- Muscat, sincerely thank you for patronizing our hotel and posting your comments on trip advisor.

We are pleased to inform you that we have upgraded the facilities in rooms including Wi-Fi high speed internet connectivity. We have upgraded the breakfast buffet and introduced special food and beverage promotions in all our restaurants and bars with a view to enhance excellent value for money to all our guests.

Thank you once again for posting your comments on trip advisor and we look forward to welcome you again at Ruwi Hotel - Muscat
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Property: Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat
Address: P. O. Box 2195, Ruwi 112, Oman (Formerly Ruwi Hotel)
Location: Oman > Muscat Governorate > Ruwi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Ruwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat Hotel is located in the heart of the city centre overlooking the capital’s main business and banking district and within close proximity to Ministries, Oman’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) as well as some of the popular tourist attractions. 25 km of scenic drive from the Muscat International Airport bring you to the hotel. Renowned as one of the best 3 stars hotels in Muscat, Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat Hotel is ideally the best place to stay for business travelers or tourists alike. With its archetypal fortress-style building, 100 well-furnished and spacious guest rooms and duplex Suites, elegant restaurant, a multi-purpose conference room, recreational centre, free WIFI and free self-parking are also provided. This hotel in Muscat is sought after by many who enjoy its traditional Omani hospitality which is complemented by an international standard of service. ... more   less 
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