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Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Ruwi
Cancun, Mexico
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5 reviews
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“Location, location, location.”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

This hotel is near to petrol station which was good as we drove from Dubai. Book the hotel with breakfast which is from 6-10am, it is buffet style and caters to all: it has variety of fresh fruits, yogurt, cereals, pastries, breads, Indian food and an egg station, service was efficient and the staff were nice.
You just need to cross the road to reach Filipino, Indian, Arabic restaurant, all very nice and cheap food. The street vendors had nice fruit juices, fresh coconut as well as Indian snacks.
We tried the room service for dinner, the food was very tasty and was international cuisine, service was quick. Best of all was the swimming pool at the end of the day.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your visit to Ruwi Hotel and forwarding your comments on Trip advisor. We are very happy to hear that you have had a wonderful experience at Ruwi Hotel.

My staff and I are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed the location, pool area, breakfast buffet and service of my staff, upon your next visit to Ruwi Hotel, I recommend you to experience our evening Dhow cruise tour or Dolphin watching tour organized by the hotel.

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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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Hotel staff is very nice and polite, always available for any sort of help. Rooms were always clean and the hotel as well. It is centrally located and easily accessible. Just 10 to 15 min away from coniche or souq madinah. Overall, experience was great. Breakfast was buffet with varied varietied even for vegetarians.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Dear Gopal Sarda,

Thank you for your visit to Ruwi Hotel and forwarding your comments on Trip advisor. We are very happy to hear that you have had a wonderful experience at Ruwi Hotel.

Upon your next visit to Ruwi Hotel, I recommend you to experience our evening Dhow cruise tour or Dolphin watching tour organized by the hotel. We are happy to inform you that swimming pool area has been further upgraded “The Breeze Lounge” for evening cocktails and dinner, of course this is a unique chill out place to spend the evening.

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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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

The staff is very nice and polite, available and hospitable. Rooms were clean as well the hotel itself. Location is good, just 10 to 15 min away from coniche or souq madinah. Overall a nice experience.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Sanja V
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Dear V Sanja,

Thank you for your visit to Ruwi Hotel and forwarding your comments on Trip advisor. We are very happy to hear that you have had a wonderful experience at Ruwi Hotel.

The members of my team would be delighted to hear your positive feedback, we are happy to inform you that swimming pool area has been further upgraded “The Breeze Lounge” for evening cocktails and dinner, of course this is a unique chill out place to spend the evening.

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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fife
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

On Arriving in Muscat, I did not know what to expect as never been to the place. After some trouble getting my Visa, ( not ready) I was advised to get a tourist Visa. Cost about £40. This let me into the country. I then got a taxi to the Hotel and on arrival was greeted by the baggage Man. He took my cases and I checked in. The room was very nice and clean, and the washroom was spotlessly clean. I then went for a tour to see what the Hotel had to offer and was pleasantly surprised. In door laptop, printer and fax, outdoors a pool. On heading to dinner I was very impressed at the set up, and the service of the staff.

The choice on the menu was very good, and prices were not too bad. The food was very nice and plenty of it. You also had a buffet menu, which changed al the time. Overall it was a very nice hotel, and as I was in it for 16 days, I was very happy with the service

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Thank dsimpson48
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, 3 November 2013
Dear Mr D Simpson,

Thank you for your visit to Ruwi Hotel and forwarding your comments on Trip advisor. We are very happy to hear that you have had a wonderful experience at Ruwi Hotel.

The members of my team would be delighted to hear your positive feedback, we are happy to inform you that swimming pool area has been further upgraded “The Breeze Lounge” for evening cocktails and dinner, of course this is a unique chill out place to spend the evening.

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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Bristol, UK
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Spent three nights mid October during the Eid holiday, had a Premier Room which included free airport transfer and half board, early checkin and late check-out.

The hotel itself is very pleasant, and for Muscat reasonably priced, breakfast and dinner were buffet style, but if there wasn't anything you fancied on the evening buffet, you could choose from the menu. Nice pool with plenty of sun and shade.

There are a couple of bars in the hotel, but they were closed during our stay due to the start of the Eid holidays - thankfully we had been alerted to this in Dubai and stopped off at the inbound duty free at Muscat Airport.

Supermarkets and street eateries minutes away and a 2.00 RO taxi ride to the Mutrah Souk and the lovely corniche. Take a hotel business card with you its in Aabaic and English helps with getting back to the hotel in a taxi.

Pleasantly suprised by the whole experience and would happily stay again

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank UKJohnH
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
Dear Mr John,

Thank you for your visit to Ruwi Hotel and forwarding your comments on Trip advisor. We are very happy to hear that you have had a wonderful experience at Ruwi Hotel.

The members of my team would be delighted to hear your positive feedback, we are happy to inform you that swimming pool area has been further upgraded “The Breeze Lounge” for evening cocktails and dinner, of course this is a unique chill out place to spend the evening.

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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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Great service, great buffet breakfast and very clean rooms. Overall it was very good value for money! Thanks very much to the staff of Ruwi Hotel for making us feel very welcome during our time in Muscat.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank GDtravelss
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your visit to Ruwi Hotel and forwarding your comments on Trip advisor. We are very happy to hear that you have had a wonderful experience at Ruwi Hotel.

We are pleased to inform you that breakfast menu has been further upgraded with 60 varieties of food items on break buffet, the WI FI connectivity has been upgraded with high speed internet connectivity, a new category of rooms “Premier” is introduced with personalized butler services, also the swimming pool area has been upgraded “ The Breeze Lounge” for evening cocktails and dinner.

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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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

This hotel has great rooms they are very large, the tv's have a movie channel, there is a gym and a great swimming pool the hotel staff are very friendly and they will go out of their way to help you...the breakfast buffet is very vast with all styles of food, its well worth a stay

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank yoginidee
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alwasil, General Manager at Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, responded to this review, 19 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for patronizing Ruwi Hotel and forwarding your comments on Trip advisor. We are very happy to learn that you have had a wonderful experience at Ruwi Hotel.

We are pleased to inform you that WI FI services had been upgraded with high speed internet connectivity, a new category of rooms “Premier” is introduced with personalized butler services, also the swimming pool area has been upgraded “ The Breeze Lounge” for evening cocktails and dinner.

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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Property: Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat
Address: P. O. Box 2195, Ruwi 112, Oman (Formerly Ruwi Hotel)
Region: Oman > Muscat Governorate > Ruwi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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): £
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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