Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve
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wenchiung

3 October 2017

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7.5
Recommended by 94% of guests
Value for money6.6
Location rating9.0
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  • Private beach

  • Air conditioning

  • Shops

  • Laundry service

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7.8
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Standard Double Room
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  • 26 m²/280 ft²
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  • Country view
  • 24 m²/258 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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  • 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 single beds
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    "Highly recommend the whole experience!"

    Reviewed 15 May 2016

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    Agoda Reviews (119)Booking.com Reviews (492)
    7.5
    Cleanliness7.6
    Facilities6.5
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality7.8
    Service7.7
    Value for money6.6
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Michael from Australia
    Couple
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
    Exceptional”
    Exceptional experience to be able to see the turtles in a protected environment under the supervision of knowledgeable and passionate staff. A must to do both the morning and night tours. Restaurant staff were of great service, providing very good meals.
    Reviewed July 31, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    shishir from Oman
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018
    Good location ”
    Only plus point is it’s location and scenic beach no other activities are available except turtle watching in early morning
    Reviewed May 09, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Chris from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017
    Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve”
    This place is all about the turtles, so overlook the basic amenities in the rooms and the fact that you have to turn on the heater for hot water ... which unfortunately I was not advised to do on arrival! ... and the restaurant's limited selection of dinner and breakfast choices. All this fades when you get to experience the night and morning excursions to the beach to see the turtles. Such a privilege to see.
    Reviewed December 14, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Greta from Belgium
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017
    Exceptional”
    The turtles & hatching of baby turtles on morning walk.
    Reviewed November 08, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Magdalena from Poland
    Family with young children
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017
    Great turtle viewing”
    The hotel itself is so so. Quite basic. However you do not come here for the hotel but to see the turtles which is an amazing experience. We did both tours, evening and morning and we saw plenty of turtles both times.
    Reviewed October 15, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    wenchiung from Taiwan
    Family with young children
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017
    Very valuable place ! My kids love sea turtles very much !”
    You can see a lot of stars when u live tent area . The facilities are very simple but comfortable u ,especially the pillows and quilts . We have a very nice sleep . We join the five o’clock tour in the morning. It’s an unforgettable experience we saw two sea turtles and three little sea turtles in front of us . Unfortunately I saw the sea turtle guide using the flash light towards the turtles. (include some tourists use flash light to take photos)They wants the tourists can take photos clearly but it would disturb the turtles. I hope the turtle reserve can educate the tour guides and tourists before the turtle tour starts . We should protect sea turtles and our earth in deed . Some tourists even touch the baby turtles.
    Reviewed October 03, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    yin from Canada
    Family with young children
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016
    The best spot for turtle watching”
    Perfect for turtle watching with children. The tents are only a short walk from the main building which makes waking up at 4 am so much easier. Don't bother with eating at the restaurant though because it's overpriced and tasteless, even through service and view are good.
    Reviewed August 15, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    RAFAT from Jordan
    Group
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017
    Amazing sea life ”
    As a group we had a lot of fun. The weather was really good at that day. Though it was in July. It was a bit windy and we were able to sit out side the tints And enjoying the atmosphere It's so calm and relaxing out there We went for turtle watch two times Night and early morning An amazing experience for the kids Every one was amazed
    Reviewed July 23, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Mohammed from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017
    Very good”
    We arrived at 7pm. If you arrive earlier you have access to the turtle beach until 1pm, at which point they ask visitors to leave to allow the turtles to arrive in peace. We booked one of the tents as opposed to the rooms. We strongly recommend the tents, they are much nicer and better equipped than the rooms, and sleeping under the stars is a brilliant experience. Each tent is air conditioned, very clean with comfortable beds and it's own shower and toilet with hot water. There are panels on the tents that unzip and expose a mesh window, porous enough to allow light through but also stop any flies or insects coming in. They are a 3 minute walk away from the main reserve but you can also drive between the two or utilise the buggy service. A buffet dinner is served on site, but we showered and rested instead. At 8.30pm we met in the main foyer. It was a busy night for the middle of February (off peak season) but room guests are given priority and are allowed out first, then ticketed guests. We walked for approximately 15 minutes to the beach where we saw two turtles laying their eggs. We were also lucky enough to see 4-5 hatchlings make their way to the sea and watched another turtle return back from egg laying into the water. The guide, who was a bit abrupt at first, clearly cared about the turtles and gave an explanation into the whole process. The experience lasts between 60-90mins depending on how much is going on. It was definitely an experience we won't be forgetting soon. Breakfast was buffet and nothing special but the memories from the night before will plaster over any flaws. Expensive but definitely worthwhile if you get a tent
    Reviewed June 07, 2017
    6.4
    Good
    Doris from Switzerland
    Family with teens
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017
    Would not go there again”
    Restaurant staff so so. Tour guide for turtle watching very good and knowledgeable. Reception staff most inefficient and unfriendly we encountered in Oman. Room without windows.
    Reviewed April 28, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    matteo from United Arab Emirates
    Group
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017
    Spectacular location”
    Definitely go for the luxury tent if you can (it can accommodate at least 4 people) cause there is no comparison with the rooms. The tents are very nice and comfortable, the location is simply amazing and the whole experience unforgettable. The food is nothing special and the dinner buffet is actually expensive for the quality and for what you get. Make sure you had dinner before. The breakfast included in the price is ok. In any case definitely worth it.
    Reviewed March 15, 2017
    6.0
    Margherita from Netherlands
    Couple
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017
    Good location but overpriced”
    Staying here has the advantage of getting in the priority group for turtle watching however the price is high for what you get. Only dinner available is a overly priced buffet.
    Reviewed March 12, 2017
    6.0
    Rayto from Qatar
    Couple
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017
    Very overpriced”
    The tent was so small. Wifi was not working and the food was not good.
    Reviewed February 24, 2017
    6.8
    Good
    osman from United Arab Emirates
    Couple
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017
    Go for the turtles... not for the hotel ”
    Staff are slow and quite unhelpful. Luxury tents are comfortable and clean -but not great value for money.
    Reviewed February 19, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Tamara from Oman
    Family with teens
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016
    amazing experience”
    Loved seeing the turtles and so pleased that so much respect was shown for them. I believe dinner should be included with the accommodation especially as there are no other alternatives close by. Either that or it should be much more affordable. 9.5 rial per person is too much.
    Reviewed November 30, 2016
    7.2
    Very good
    Conrad from India
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016
    Pleasant stay”
    We were a couple, stayed at the reserve in the first week of October. It was my third visit to see the turtles, my earlier visits were before the reserve started. There are two turtle tours, first at 8.30 PM and the second at 4 AM. People staying at the reserve don’t need to pay for the tours as it is included in the room rent and get the first chance to watch the turtles. It is done in batches of 20 people. We had a huge crowd at the night tour, most of them were not staying at the reserve. The morning tour was peaceful for us as we were only one batch and could see the turtles clearly at the sun rise, the beach too is beautiful. The experience was good and we enjoyed it. Regarding the rooms, they were small as it is a reserve and can’t expect much but equipped with all essential amenities. The buffet breakfast had a decent spread, and everyone get a free car wash at the parking in the morning.
    Reviewed November 28, 2016
    6.0
    vaishnava from Oman
    Family with young children
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016
    Eco Friendly reserve”
    Though there are other location and properties in Oman to stay and watch the nesting activity of Turtles Ras Al Jinz is a stand alone property that offers better facility with English speaking guides and information through museum.
    Reviewed November 25, 2016
    4.8
    Ann-Kathrin from Denmark
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016
    ONLY go for the turtles BUT doesn't seem like the reserve care for the protection of the turtles. ”
    First of all it is beautiful to see the turtles nesting! But the groups are pretty large and I can't see how it can be avoided to stress the turtles when 20-30 people stand around it. Even the guides talk to each other during the 'event' and light on the turtles with their torch. There is a lot of garbage on the beach left by the nearby fishermen, though the reserve claim to clean it every day. It is difficult to see where the reserve and protection of the turtles is more important than the money that we as tourists pay. I was lucky to have a nice experience alone with one turtle after the Rest of the group had gone back but apart from that I think it was horrible to witness and be part of this money machine!!! There's is absolutely nothing to do at the place and the rooms are terribly humid smelling and with horrible light so you only want to spend time there when sleeping. The only place to sit with a book is in the lobby.
    Reviewed November 13, 2016
    7.6
    Very good
    Stacey from United States
    Family with teens
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016
    Simple, clean lodging ideal for viewing green turtle nesting”
    Clean accommodation with very basic (and expensive) cafeteria for evening meal. Allowed for visits to turtle nesting sites on foot with priority given to hotel guests twice in the evening. One night stay is sufficient.
    Reviewed October 30, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Rosie from United Arab Emirates
    Group
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
    Turtle reserve”
    The tour at 4:30am was fantastic! Loved seeing the turtles
    Reviewed October 24, 2016
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