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Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Ruwi
Preston,England
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105 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Disco Divas”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

This was a pleasant hotel. I asked for a high floor room when I booked-on arrival I was told this was not possible despite the fact I requested this 4 months previously.
Reception staff were pleasant but not very knowledgeable for a hotel in a tourist destination. The food in the restaurant at breakfast was good with a good choice.
Problem was the noise! I had read about this in other reviews & believe me its correct-the disco went on till 2am every night we were there. We were on the 5th floor & it was clearly audible. So, if you are a light sleeper & not a disco diva I would suggest another hotel would suit you better.

Room Tip: Get a very high floor.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, July 1, 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, breakfast buffet and service standards of the staff. However all concerns pertaining to sound pollution are being addressed with the concerned departments.

The hotel has introduced new category of rooms “Premier” with value additions such as personalized butler service, complimentary laundry, and tea/coffee making facility and individual transportation to the airport.

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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Temecula, California
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

A great place and friendly staff. I stayed there a month on business and always was well take care of. And you can go downstairs if you want a bit of belly dancing to spice up your evening. As always this hypnotist enjoys traveling to far off lands and Oman was a great time with the Ruwi at the end of the day.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear Guest,


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

We are pleased to hear that you had a great time at the hotel and enjoyed the array of entertainment programmes.

The hotel has introduced new category of rooms “Premier” with value additions such as personalized butler service, complimentary laundry , tea/coffee making facility and individual transportation to the airport.

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

Yours sincerely,

Harsha Theverapperuma
General Manager
Ruwi Hotel-Muscat
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Kololi, Gambia
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Arrived at Muscat Airport around 5 am and checked in by 7 am. Was quick and hassle free. Rooms good size, with good wireless and fine sheets.

Hotel restaurant was good with wide variety for breakfast.

Free hotel drop off to the airport.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, June 3, 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 on service standards of Ruwi Hotel, also glad to note that you have enjoyed the other facilities of the hotel.

The hotel has introduced new category of rooms “ Premier” with value additions such as personalized butler service, complimentary laundry and individual transportation to the airport.

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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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Rooms are fine, breakfast is ok...but wierd vibe in this one! and wait till you see the bar they have. dodgy looking guys, two local Omani guys got arrested in about 1 hour, two poor Filipinas were singing and they did not look happy. under the hotel there is another weird bar with some Indian girls more or less forced to dance while Indian men watch them and some guy looking like he's out of a 70's Bollywood movie is trying his best to sing. if you're on the budget it's fine..but not a 3star hotel, the guy promised wireless internet in our rooms (which we didn't need coz we had no laptops and a data plan for Oman anyway but wait for it..)...so in the room we ask for the wireless internet and the guy goes: Yes sir...opens a draw and gives us a cable and show us a socket and says here Wireless internet free..couldn't stop laughing. not sure if the other people who have commented have been in 3star hotels before.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Ben C
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, June 3, 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 on breakfast buffet and service standards of Ruwi Hotel. The internet (WIFI) capacity/speed has been increased to meet up with the guests’ requirements.

The hotel has introduced new category of rooms “Premier” with value additions such as personalized butler service, complimentary laundry and individual transportation to the airport.

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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Tampa, FL
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We were two women 65+ traveling alone for our first time visit to Oman. When we were in Dubai researching hotels we decided to do only one night for fear of what the hotel may be like. Our 7 hr bus ride from Dubai turned into 9 1/2 hrs so we arrived at the bus station after midnight. A friendly taxi driver told us it was a short walk to to the hotel. We felt very safe. We were greeted by a friendly staff who gave us a quite room on the 7th floor. The room was so clean and we loved the mini bar with the Colby beer. We headed down to visit disco bar which was very nice. The next morning we went for breakfast and met the wonderful Mr. William. The breakfast was soooo good and Mr. William was so friendly, nice and informative. We immediately extended our stay for another night. Yes, when doing our research we had read that this hotel was a short taxi ride to anywhere. So very true. We rented a car from a company that the Ruwi hotel found for us. We took off on a driving trip that required us to be away for a night. We returned to Muscat for another two night stay....yes, it was at the Ruwi Hotel. I cannot say enough about the friendly staff. We always looked so forward to seeing Mr William, the cleaning lady was so very nice, and the front desk made us feel like family. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed with this budget hotel.

Room Tip: Request 7th or 8th floor with a view of the mountain for less noise.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, June 3, 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 service standards of Ruwi hotel and hospitality of Mr William. I sincerely thank you for extending your stay at Ruwi hotel.

The hotel also has introduced new category of rooms “Premier” with value additions such as personalized butler service, complimentary laundry facilities and individual transportation to the airport. The premier category is highly recommended for your future bookings at Ruwi hotel.

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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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Having arrived in Ruwi desperate for a rest after a 7-hour bus trip from Dubai, we came across the Ruwi Hotel. After being greeted by friendly staff, we were delighted with our clean, comfortable room. As our budget did not permit us to stay at a luxury resort, this hotel's facilities were ideal for our requirements - restaurant, bar, gym, swimming pool and WiFi.

During our 4-day stay, we were impressed with the service offered to us. Nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed delicious meals in the restaurant and were even provided with a substantial take-away breakfast upon our early departure.

Ruwi Hotel is conveniently located to explore the magical city of Muscat. As Australians a very long way from home, our experience was unforgettable.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ralph K
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, June 3, 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 on food quality and service standards of Ruwi hotel.

The hotel also has introduced new category of rooms “Premier” with value additions such as personalized butler service, complimentary laundry facilities and individual transportation to the airport. The premier category is highly recommended for your future bookings at Ruwi hotel.

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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Needed a visa hop out of Dubai and chose Muscat and the Ruwi Hotel.
29 OMR on booking.com seemed worryingly cheap but the reviews here persuaded me. Excellent budget hotel.
Spotless, everything worked, well stocked reasonably priced mini bar and WiFi in the room. The hotel bar was good fun on the Thursday night I was there. Stayed too long with the friendly Omani and Filipino clientèle due to the rather good Filipino covers act. Awoke with a thick head and headed for breakfast.
Great buffet selection. Cereal, fresh fruit, breads, pastries, sausage eggs etc and a delicious veg curry with chapatis and mutton samosas. The attentive staff kept everything replenished.

Checked out with a total bill of 33 OMR having had a good go at the mini bar. Top value. There’s a small clean pool and other facilities I did not discover on my one nights stay.
Highly recommended for those on a budget.

I’d also like to say that my 24 hours in Oman has provided more memories than my one month (to date) in Dubai. It has left me with a real desire to go back and spend more time in a beautiful and friendly country.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank abzc
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, June 3, 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 on food quality ,service standards and entertainment at Ruwi hotel.

The hotel also has introduced new category of rooms “Premier” with value additions such as personalized butler service, complimentary laundry facilities and individual transportation to the airport. The premier category is highly recommended for your future bookings at Ruwi hotel.

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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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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