Ras Al Hadd was the first place we visited after arriving to Oman and it immediately showed us the most typical Omani atmosphere. The staff at the Guest House was very nice with us and tried to answer to all our questions. The room was clean and functional and the sea sight from the lunch room was really amazing. Very near to a beautiful beach where you can see turtles at night and the baby turtles looking for the sea during the hatching season!! We hope to come back soon and repeat this beautiful experience!
Stayed for 2 nights in October to see the turtles at Ras Al Jinz, which was a lovely experience and we would definitely recommend. Pros: - 10 mins to Ras al Jinz - Right on the beach - Cheap (but very basic) breakfast and dinner options - Staff very kind and helpful - coffee brought to our room when we wanted, they did our laundry for free - Room very basic but did the job and good value for money. Clean, air con worked fine Cons: - WiFi a bit hit and miss - food whilst cheap is basic/not tasty - pool has no sunbeds Also, we went on a boat trip with a guy who worked for the guest house who said we would watch turtles and snorkel. WOULD NOT recommend this - we went on a really dodgy boat and sat on cushions on wooden planks - very uncomfortable. Saw some turtles popping…
My partner and I stayed at the Al Hadd guest house for one night. We found the service to be very polite, friendly and helpful. The rooms were simple but clean and of a good size (mine had 2 beds). I also had a room with a sea view balcony which was lovely. My only complaint was that the shower was not hot. More like warm - but given that the outside temperature was 38 degrees this was not too much of a problem! The breakfast for 2 OMN was excellent value. So much food and again the service was excellent. Our waiter was very proud and made sure we had everything we needed! The hotel is located close to the beach and has lovely views with ample parking. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for comfortable accommodation on turtle beach.
The hotel could definitely use an update but overall everything was clean and in working order. The staff was really helpful and friendly. My favorite part about the hotel is the location which made it very easy to get up before sunrise and late at night to go and check out the turtles during the nesting season. Make sure you bring a red LED light so that you don't overly disturb the turtles! I know it's inevitable that this will remain a tourist attraction but I only hope that people can try to be a bit more sensitive to the nesting process.
One must take into consideration that this is a smallish town in Oman. There are no Holiday Inn's etc. so you must temper your expectations. The front desk and reception team are excellent. Given what they have to work with, they are top notch. They are very accommodating and willing to assist in any way possible. The rooms are reasonable. The provide the basics; bed, TV, fridge, all which were in good working order. The rooms tend to show their age, but appeared clean. There are many great things to experience in the area. Would stay here again. Pool was green (can imagine it is tough to maintain with heat and wind), but I did not come to lounge in the pool area