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“Value for money with comfortable stay.”
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Tulip Inn Muscat
Ranked #16 of 52 Hotels in Muscat
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Value for money with comfortable stay.”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Stayed at the property for 4 nights in February.Had very bad experience at immigration point at the airport because of long queue(Oman sultanate must do something about it otherwise they will loose business from tourists).
Reached hotel at 2 a.m. and my son(8 year) was already asleep.With pleasant surprise we received our room key in 5 minutes and got amazed by the size of the room.Large bed,extra bed,nice cupboards,spacious well stocked bathroom,minibar,and an extra sitting room to watch TV or playing games or reading without disturbing other family members.Lovely.
Breakfast spread was also very good with all types of fruits,dry fruits,sweets,hot and cold menus.Ready to start the with a bang.
Nice taxi service at reasonable rate.Multiple good restaurants nearby.There is a big shopping mall situated just in the next building.
Very helpful and smiling staff who explained the city and excursion options in details.
They have a bar but do not serve alcohol.Alcohol is served in only few 5 star hotels.This property is no 5 star and they do not have a swimming pool or kid's corner.
We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel and will come back again.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

This hotel has everything you could want...except a bar. Neighborhood is ok. Surprisingly nice hotel for 30 OMR per night. They upgraded me to a nice suite at no charge. Lots to see and do in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

We stayed here for two nights upon our arrival to Oman and booked another night when we got back to Muscat to cath our onward flight the next morning. The Tulip Inn caters mostly to a business audience, but if you show up for breakfast in Jeans and a short sleeved shirt, you will feel okay. The breafast selection, by the way, is great, although clearly aimed towards Arab guests.

We got upgraded both times to a pretty huge executive suite on the 7th floor for a rate of 50 Omani Rials per night including breakfast. The rooms featured 2 SAT TV flatscreens each, a large bathroom, great beds, a sitting area, minibar (no alcohol). The hotel is tucked away in a small side street from Khuwair st, but still pretty easy to find. Free parking in the rear of the building. At least a dozen restaurants within 1 km, supermarkets, ATMs, fuel station all close by. 20 min drive from or to the airport. Staff is friendly and attentive.

WiFi is complementary, but will work only for one device at a time. AC was a little bit loud. The furniture and the design of the Lobby and breakfast area may appear kitschy to European eyes, but it will be hard to beat the value for money that this place provides in the rather expensive upmarket Muscat hotel segment. truly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

In line with other reviews, space gets top marks here. Perfect for family (a TV in each room), or for entertaining guests.

But for a business traveller, what matters is efficient use of space. I need convenient and serviceable plug points, prompt housekeeping, and all amenities located within reach. Reality check: There's not a single power point near the study table in either room! You can't make tea without unplugging the laptop, and that sucks! The plug points are worn, and tend to spark. Bad for electronics!

There is but one telephone in the entire suite (not even in the bathroom) at the extreme end of the block. Even the hotel directory is in the other room. The speed dial settings on the phone are all wrong; eg. you dial housekeeping, it connects to the frontdesk! The hotel directory is replete with errors, eg. there's one extension for room service in the beginning, and another further in. The room service menu does not mention the extension, so it's quite an adventure ordering food first time round!

Lousy response from the front desk, one reason may be that they're understaffed. You got to keep asking them for assistance; they do not call back with an answer. Toiletries in the bathroom are poor quality, the selector between shower and tap is broken. A complementary cookie basket would be well appreciated.

I went to the airport everyday of my stay (work), but not a single day did i get the hotel shuttle; even when i asked to be intimated the next shuttle timing. The gent at the desk did not bother informing me when the departure time was rescheduled.

I'd be tempted to try the Ibis next time, not far from here; cannot shift now, since I've circulated my address to clients.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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1 Thank sandeeppillay
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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Front desk staff rendered excellent service and they are very friendly and helpful. Hotel location is great. It is near KFC, Chinese restaurant, Food centre, Hyper mart, Red tag, etc
Bonus: An exclusive lounge for those staying on the executive level 7.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank LonelyTunes
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Chose Tulip Inn bases on price and good reviews; was upgraded to suite and found staff very helpful and polite. Had no problems getting a taxi from the hotel. Not the most scenic location, but just right next door to a hypermarket and only a 10 minute taxi ride to beach. Very pleased--would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Heather P
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London
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

Our experience at Tulip Inn was consistent with most of the other reviewers. We were upgraded to a suite, which was large even by Middle East standards, but found a few problems which I wouldn’t expect from a four star hotel. I think a lot of it is due to the poor standard of customer service in Muscat in general.

Upon arriving at the hotel at 1am and parking my hire car, the front desk staff happily stood and watched while we struggled getting my bags through the door, and then ignored us when I greeted them!

After checking in, I realised we hadn’t been told anything about breakfast times and wifi access and the room had been set up for one person, with only one set of towels. I phoned reception and they sent up more towels and phoned me back a couple of hours later (3am) with a wifi password.

The wifi login can only be used on one device at a time, and there is a RO 3 charge for an additional password. You’ll need to ask the front desk staff to speak to the “IT Manager” to request this, as the first staff I spoke to said that it wasn’t possible to have a second login.
The sleep wasn’t great, as the air conditioners in the room were very noisy, and not suitable for a bedroom due to the glowing LED display.

There’s not much else I can say that hasn’t already been said before. There is a supermarket, TGI Fridays and KFC a few minutes walk from the hotel, as well as a couple of local shisha cafes and a Turkish kebab shop, which is good for a city where nothing is walkable. There is also a large, free carpark at the back of the hotel, so parking isn’t an issue.
Street names aren’t reliable in Muscat, and neither were the latest TomTom GPS maps, but the coordinates for the Tulip Inn car park are N 23.594976 and E 58.425475

If you don’t want to drive, licensed taxis are easily found outside the hotel. Ask at the reception desk and they’ll tell you the correct fare and arrange a car for you. It was RO 5 to the Intercontinental Hotel.

Overall, Tulip Inn isn’t a bad hotel as it is clean and there’s nothing particularly wrong it with. Just don’t expect the same level of service you’d have from a four star hotel in Dubai.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tulip Inn Muscat
Address: Way 3504, Al Khuwair | PO Box 179, PC 102- Al Qurum, Muscat 113, Oman
Region: Oman > Muscat Governorate > Muscat
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 52 Hotels in Muscat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Tulip Inn Muscat 3*
Number of rooms: 153
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