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Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve

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Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Sur, offering many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Ras Al-jinz Turtle Reserve Hotel offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A 24 hour front desk, express check-in and check-out, and shops are some of the conveniences offered at this bed and breakfast. Free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Ras Al-jinz Turtle Reserve Hotel, free parking is available.

Should time allow, Ras al Hadd Castle is a popular castle that is relatively easy to get to.

Enjoy your stay in Sur!

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Ashok P wrote a review May 2022
Muscat, Oman49 contributions22 helpful votes
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Yet again, Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve didn't disappoint. Each time, it gets better. This time, with friends from India, we stayed at the luxury tents and found it perfect. Dinner and breakfast was delicious. The restaurant manager, Jeetesh, took extra care to get us vegetarian options. The staff was warm and courteous. Our night tour to watch green turtle laying eggs was wonderful under a galaxy of stars and cool breeze blowing across. We were fortunate to watch the turtles laying eggs. Our guide Hamad Al Amri gave us good information and his understanding and turtles of the turtles was very useful for us. Overall, it was a great evening. The Morning visit to watch turtles was successful with the sunrise providing us an amazing feeling on the lovely beach. A sumptuous breakfast followed, which meant that we carry wonderful memories of the visit again. Thanks to all of Ras Al Jinz staff and the hard working team at Omran, who are taking great efforts in promoting Oman tourism.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve !! Thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to review your experience at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. We truly appreciate your detailed feedback about your stay with us. Your recognition about staff have been shared with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Warm Regards, Nasser Al Ghilani Reserve Manager
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Binayak A wrote a review May 2022
Bandar Seri Begawan, 2 contributions1 helpful vote
Went for a Turtle Watching getaway from Muscat with our family. It was a great experience we had. With the eco tents stay and excellent food and friendly and caring staff made our journey most memorable one.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve !! Thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to review your experience at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. We truly appreciate your detailed feedback about your stay with us. Your recognition about staff have been shared with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Warm Regards, Nasser Al Ghilani Reserve Manager
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Hannelore S wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Nice Place to stay, turtle Tour well organized, excellent food (!!), buffet in the evening - very Good with many Food options; very luxurious tent rooms with aircondition and own bathroom; helpful hotel employees;
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Vijay Handa, General Manager at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve
Responded 15 May 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve !! Thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to review your experience at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. We truly appreciate your detailed feedback about your stay with us. Your recognition about staff have been shared with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Warm Regards, Nasser Al Ghilani Reserve Manager
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Eliza wrote a review May 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great time here! Two nights was perfect with kids, we went to two turtle night viewings and saw turtles laying eggs. The food was really good, considering it is quite remote there! The variety of food was surprising. Thanks to Jetheesh, Fayasal and Kishan who looked after us in the restaurant.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 15 May 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve !! Thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to review your experience at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. We take great pride to note that you loved the genuine care and concern of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Warm Regards, Nasser Al Ghilani Reserve Manager
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778ralph16 wrote a review May 2022
Zurich, Switzerland105 contributions59 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights in the ras-al-jinz hotel (resp. tented camp) and think this is necessary to appreciate this wonderful place, experience the turtles and the whole surroundings in general. The tent we had featured two double beds and enough space for the four of us (2 adults, two kids) and was equipped with everything of need. The views were fantastic. A special mention goes to the hotel’s restaurant and it‘s chef who provided great breakfasts, a la carte lunch and dinners at very reasonable prices and one evening a wonderful, indian influenced, buffet! The guide‘s for the turtle tours in the evenings and mornings were knowledgeable and always managed to show us interesting things. Thanks for a great experience!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 15 May 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve !! Thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to review your experience at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. We take great pride to note that you loved the genuine care and concern of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Warm Regards, Nasser Al Ghilani Reserve Manager
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Alice wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom48 contributions12 helpful votes
I have really mixed feelings about Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. If this had been a hotel charging $100 a night with activities included I would have thought maybe it was okay. But no, we paid around $300 (that’s the same price we paid to stay in the five star Chedi in Muscat which was incredible the night before). We arrived and there was no one here. No one to help us with anything. Finally we found our way and were given the key to our very very basic tent which was boiling hot and very smelly. We were given one towel per person for the whole stay. It would be nice if they left some air conditioning on - or had left a fan blowing - before guests’ arrival. We were charged for every bottle of water (without them informing us) and dinner that night was 10 rials (£20) per head. That’s a lot for a school dinner buffet where we could hardly eat because we are vegetarian and the quality of the food was terrible. On top of it you had to pay extra for water. I was shocked. We were stuck because there’s no where else to go - query whether they know this and based the extortionate dinner price on this. Then we went on a hot bus with tens of people crammed in. For the price we’re paying they could have put us in small groups and made it feel a little more private. We didn’t see much but I understand that’s nature and not in their hands. For such a price the service could be so much better. The staff were rude. There should be drinks on arrival, a cool (in temperature) tent, maybe somewhere to hang out with books or games (there is nothing to do when you’re waiting around in the sweltering heat), some snacks included, either a proper restaurant with good quality ingredients and nicely catered food as they are going to charge the price of a top end restaurant in a city, or don’t charge so much and give us a school dinner but charge something reflective of hair nets and bangers and mash. It’s a shame because as a place it could be magical. To be in Oman and see turtles and stay in eco lodges. However they have totally failed at making this a relaxing, interesting and wholesome experience. On this note - it’s not very “eco” either. We had expected a small and boutique nature focused experience. Instead you can expect car parks, hundreds of petiole joining your tour on to the beach at night who aren’t even staying in the hotel and more. It just felt like a money making spot and trap.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 15 May 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your detailed feedback of your recent stay with us. In order to better uphold our commitment to deliver exceptional service to every guest, from arrival to departure, I have shared your feedback with the team members to ensure you have a flawless experience the next time you stay with us and no other guest similarly feels the same. Our apologies for any inconvenience you faced on your recent stay during the turtle tour. We do hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Reserve Manager Nasser Al Ghilani
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Peleliu wrote a review May 2022
Worldwide5 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed for one night in a carapace room which is located in the main building of the reserve and is as charming as a prison cell. The only positive side of our stay was the breakfast which was fine. The tour was an equal disappointment. While the guests can start the tour before the outside visitors, all groups quickly merged so no advantage for the guests. We ended up on the beach with over 100 visitors, surrounding one poor turtle which quickly surrendered and fled back into the water. The guide was not hugely helpful and was more interested in his mobile phone than the turtles. This stay was the most disappointing experience of an otherwise great visit in Oman. The reserve has definitely great potential but urgently needs more attention.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 15 May 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your detailed feedback of your recent stay with us. In order to better uphold our commitment to deliver exceptional service to every guest, from arrival to departure, I have shared your feedback with the team members to ensure you have a flawless experience the next time you stay with us and no other guest similarly feels the same. Our apologies for any inconvenience you faced on your recent stay during the turtle tour. We do hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Reserve Manager Nasser Al Ghilani
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Vinod N wrote a review Apr 2022
Muscat, Oman2 contributions1 helpful vote
Friendly staff and good food. Despite the rush due to holidays and the Covid lockdowns, the staff took well care of all visitors. The turtle watching was also good though there was some waiting period.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 23 Apr 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve !! Thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to review your experience at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. We truly appreciate your detailed feedback about your visit at ras al jinz turtle reserve. Your comments regarding our staff has been well noted and they are thrilled to know. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Warm Regards, Nasser Al Ghilani Reserve Manager
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benplus wrote a review Apr 2022
Bern, Switzerland54 contributions81 helpful votes
Unfortunately, we had an overall bad experience at the Turtle Reserve: 1. During our time in Oman, we got used to a spirit of extraordinary hospitality. At Turtle Reserve we were welcomed by a rather grumpy receptionist. 2. We asked the receptionist if we could go swimming at the beach and he answered “yes, no problem”. At the beach (which is a 20minutes walk from the Hotel) we found a beach that was extremely beautiful but totally not ideal for swimming (huge waves, crabes, dangerous jellyfish, no shadow). 3. The dinner was good, but very overpriced. The location is terrible. The atmosphere is what we would expect of a prison (dark, no windows, no lights, etc.) 4. The rooms are not at all as they look on the photos. Our room was not very clean, small, dark and noisy. The Turtle Tour was okay but could be better organized.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The beach close to the Turtle Beach Resort is much nicer to swim. Thus, stay at the Turtle Beach...
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Responded 23 Apr 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your detailed feedback of your recent stay with us. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. Our aim is to ensure our guests have a seamless stay and your feedback has helped. Our apologies for any inconvenience you may have faced on your recent stay. We do hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Reserve Manager Nasser Al Ghilani
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Juan Carlos A wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
It was an amazing experience seeing the turtles yesterday night! Our stay at the reserve was made even better by Jetheesh and Faysal at the restaurant. Fantastic service and good food. Highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 13 Apr 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve !! Thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to review your experience at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. We truly appreciate your detailed feedback about your stay with us. Your recognition for our receptionist, Jetheesh & Faysal have been shared and they are thrilled to know. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Warm Regards, Nasser Al Ghilani Reserve Manager
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US$115 - US$167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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OmanAsh-Sharqiyah GovernorateSur
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve (0.3 km) and Turtle Beach (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Arabic.