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Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Ruwi
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Spend New year at Ruwi Hotel, Oman. Excellent stay, spacious rooms, sumptous Buffet's . Excellent staff . Will advise friends to try Ruwi hotel during their stay in oman. Hotel well equipped with state of art Health club. Free wi fi , good breakfast buffet spread. Also all this facilities are priced very economically.

Room Tip: All rooms are good and well equipped
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

Dear Guest,


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

We are pleased to hear that your stay at Ruwi Hotel was up to your complete satisfaction.


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 being a loyal guest of Ruwi Hotel. We sincerely look forward to welcome you again at Ruwi Hotel - Muscat


Yours sincerely,

Harsha Theverapperuma
General Manager
Ruwi Hotel-Muscat

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

I had a gr8 time in this hotel wit my family. It is located in a gud area. As I live in Bahrain I would luv to visit often n stay in this hotel. Will soon visit again though! And always hope it stays the way it is.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

Dear Guest,


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

We are pleased to hear that your stay at Ruwi Hotel was up to your complete satisfaction.


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 being a loyal guest of Ruwi Hotel. We sincerely look forward to welcome you again at Ruwi Hotel - Muscat


Yours sincerely,

Harsha Theverapperuma
General Manager
Ruwi Hotel-Muscat

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Very good value for price. Good location in the centre of ruwi. Excellent and very friendly staff. Good and clean rooms and amazing food. Very good breakfast and dinner. The chicken masala is worth a trip!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Dear Guest,


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

We are pleased to hear that your stay at Ruwi Hotel was up to your complete satisfaction.


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 being a loyal guest of Ruwi Hotel. We sincerely look forward to welcome you again at Ruwi Hotel - Muscat


Yours sincerely,

Harsha Theverapperuma
General Manager
Ruwi Hotel-Muscat

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

I stayed at Ruwi Hotel recently and my tay was excellent with good value for money . The location is convenient and the staff had been very friendly. We also stayed in a room on the 06th floor without any noise or disturbance.

Room Tip: Please book 6th floor and above.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2012

Dear Guest,


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

We are pleased to hear that your stay at Ruwi Hotel was up to your complete satisfaction.


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 being a loyal guest of Ruwi Hotel. We sincerely look forward to welcome you again at Ruwi Hotel - Muscat


Yours sincerely,

Harsha Theverapperuma
General Manager
Ruwi Hotel-Muscat

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

I was quite excited at visiting Oman, a new destination for me, but this hotel made it one of the most unejoyable visits of my life. The GM of the hotel has stated that he has done something about the noise from the disco/bar well this is a lie in fact I think they turned the volume up on the night of the 14th of December, how they can expect guests to sleep in this hotel is beyond me. If you are not asleep by 21.00 then don't expect to be able to till after 03.00 when the bar seems to close down. The noise makes even TV watching impossible.

No matter what the GM says about the wifi... It is unusable! I spent 2 hours trying to send an important email, I gave up in the end.

The breakfast is OK and I found the restaurant staff to be unfriendly and quite rude the only possitive point I found about this hotel was the location, close to shops and restaurants which is great for just getting out of that place.

In short I would never stay here again nor would I recommend to family, friends or clients, I'm having to take a week off work just to catch up on sleep.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2012

Dear Guest,


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

We are pleased to hear the positive feedback of yours on convenience of the hotel location. However all concerns pertaining to the inadequacies in hotel standards have been addressed with the concerned departments.

I sincerely take this opportunity to invite you to Ruwi Hotel, where the entire team of Ruwi Hotel is confident in making your future stay enjoyable.

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

Yours sincerely,

Harsha Theverapperuma
General Manager
Ruwi Hotel-Muscat

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stayed 5 nights at the Ruwi hotel. The good points:

- rooms in the tower block are clean, comfortable and reasonably well appointed. There is a kettle and tea and coffee supplies in the room, with more if you ask for it.
- the location, next to the Ruwi roundabout, is fairly central within the capital area
- the buffet breakfast provides a reasonable selection of cereal, bakery items, eggs and a selection of Indian dishes
- free wifi works OK although is sometimes a bit slow

The not so good points. While the service is OK, it does not have the friendliness and charm of some other Omani hotels

The bad point: the very loud music from the bar can be heard through most of the hotel and continues until 3am. We had a room on the 7th floor and the bass could be clearly heard sufficiently to keep us awake. We eventually switched to the 9th floor and although the music could still just be heard we were able to sleep - but the 9th floor has smoking rooms so it is a trade-off. If you are a light sleeper it may be better to stay somewhere else.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2012

Dear Guest,


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

I take this opportunity to inform you the latest value additions of Ruwi hotel which includes Imperial Lounge facilities for better WIFI connectivity/business gatherings, well equipped gymnasium, a pool parlor for recreational activities, a squash court and private dining facilities with personalized butler service. We also have taken prudent action in order to control the sound levels emanating from other outlets.

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

I sincerely thank you once again for posting your comments on trip advisor and we humbly invite you to Ruwi hotel – Muscat to experience the difference.

Yours sincerely,

Harsha Theverapperuma
General Manager
Ruwi Hotel-Muscat

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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Large, clean and comfortable rooms, but with bleak and unloved public areas. Very few facilities apart from the room itself. Good value compared to other more fancy hotels.

The hotel is home to two bars that play loud music until 3am. Make sure you are on at least the 7th floor, and nowhere near the fire escape, if you want to avoid the noise and sleep.

The wifi if free, but varies from very average to unusable. Maddening if you need to rely on it.

The staff are friendly!

Muscat is a spread out city so no hotel can be near to everywhere. The Ruwi is in the midst of the old and busy commercial district, and not far from the newer central business district. Handy for the warren of streets selling phones, cloth, computer spares, and indian food. If you need to be close to the Ministries, or other business in Qurm, Al Khuwair, or Seeb, then you need to stay elsewhere. Taxi's are easily found at the hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 7th floor and above away from the fire escape are quietest.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2012

Dear Guest,


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

I am pleased to inform the latest value additions to the hotel which includes Imperial Lounge facilities for better WIFI connectivity/business gatherings, well equipped gymnasium, a pool parlor for recreational activities, a squash court and private dining facilities with personalized butler service. We also have taken prudent action in order to control the sound levels emanating from other outlets.

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

I sincerely thank you once again for posting your comments on trip advisor and we humbly invite you to Ruwi hotel – Muscat to experience the difference.

Yours sincerely,

Harsha Theverapperuma
General Manager
Ruwi Hotel-Muscat

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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 #2 of 11 Hotels in Ruwi
Price Range: $60 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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