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Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Ruwi
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
113 hotel reviews
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“Just OK.....”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We spent 5 nights here and explored what we could of Muscat and Nizwah. The hotel is run by Indians, and this part of the city is known as "little India" for obvious reasons. So the menu is heavily skewed toward Indian fare (which is fine). We were accommodated on the fifth floor, but we could still hear the beat of the nightly disco which never died down until about 2:30 am. The free wifi was totally unreliable (marginally better in the reception area).
The pool was OK during the day, the bar and restaurant staff friendly enough and the room was basically furnished but very clean. We wouldn't stay here again, but it was just OK.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, January 26, 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 the positive feedback of yours on cleanliness and friendly service of the bar staff. 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 January 19, 2013

This hotel is fantastic, nice pool great food and clean rooms. they have a good musician band in their so called Club bar which i enjoyed the most. Staff are all hospitable. Shopping is no longer a problem because it is a walking distance travel, where you can find all items you need for a very cheap value, and i admire the view at their pool side, it is very relaxing place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, January 19, 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”. Please kindly note that hotel rooms, lobby and pool area will be further upgraded during first half of year 2013 to provide better facilities for our guests.

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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Muscat, Oman
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Located near Ruwi Roundabout, the hotel is old but clean. Rooms are large compared to the new hotel of same class and the toilets clean but small. Amenities are adequate but the internet/wifi is hopeless if you are used to high speed access. Food and Drinks very pricy and so is the club, where a couple of drinks cost you as much as a bottle of spirit in the duty free!!! Complementary breakfast is good and service is ok. If you are staying inside then you will soon be bored as there is harldly anything on TV and there is no music available. Pool and gym are small but clean, however at times crowded with "seamen" loud and lewd! Good place to stay if you want to get around Ruwi area all day and night and also the Central Business Area.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the mountain do not have double windows so the noise filters in easily. Rooms facing th...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, January 19, 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 the positive feedback of the hotel operations. 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 in your future endeavors.

Yours sincerely,

Harsha Theverapperuma
General Manager
Ruwi Hotel-Muscat
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for 1 week and I really enjoyed! The breakfast was really good and lots of choices. And the rooms was clean and neat. Including the staffs they are so friendly you will feel like your home. Then in the night I stayed outside the pool it was so relaxing breathing the fresh air...they have also this cozy club and the band was really good. They can play any music you like. id really want to stay here again on my next vacation. Keep it up ruwi hotel !!!

  • Stayed January 2013
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, January 15, 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”. Please kindly note that hotel rooms, lobby and pool area will be further upgraded during first half of year 2013 to provide better facilities for our guests.

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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muscat
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

I stayed ruwi hotel for 3days.hotel is situated centre of the city easy access for shopping ,room was large comfortable and clean there is a tea coffee facilities available since it 3star value for many had breakfast at lobby level restaurant good choice for European and Asian there is special meal offer for room service which was good .

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, January 13, 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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Shanghai, China
1 review
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 review, 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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bahrain
1 review
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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Thank olive786
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, 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
Report response as inappropriate
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Ruwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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