Sur Plaza Hotel – The ancient city of Sur, where to stay in Oman

My 172nd country – time to close Oman! After touring the beautiful city of Muscat we headed to Sur where we stayed for 3 days and 2 nights. And this city was our home South Plaza Hotel.

Located just 220 kilometers from the capital city, Muscat, Sur is known for its shipyards that were important to the city’s maritime past. Due to its location, Sur also became a very important city for sailors and traders, especially for Assad from East Africa and India. That is why it is not surprising to see big wooden boats in this city!

Sur Plaza Hotel Where to stay in Sur, the ancient city of Oman

Just after our wonderful day trip to Muscat and the desert, we headed straight to Tune to spend our 3 days and 2 nights and explore the attractions nearby. The moment we arrived at the Sur Plaza Hotel, Mr. Mahesh and his team have already given us a warm welcome! We felt so at home that they even gave us gifts and surprises! Below the tune and more about the Tune Plaza Hotel!

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Sur, what to do in Oman

1. Wadi Shab

This is a must have, for any Affiliate, promoting any program. Wadi Shaab is a very impressive landscape! You’ll climb a bit through the woods over rocks and boulders until you stand in front of a clear, cool lake. It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes as the stones can be very sharp. If you’ve seen the dry landscape of Oman before, it’s almost like a fairy tale.

2. Ras Al Jinj Turtle Reserve

An amazing place but with lots of tourists. In the evening, you can see the laying of eggs, and in the morning, the baby turtles can dig and hatch. Unfortunately, there is not much to see in the surrounding area.

3. About the Maritime Museum

Worth a visit to this small open-air museum. It offers rewarding photo opportunities, especially big wash. After that, you can take a tour of the nearby shipyard which we highly recommend so that you can see the construction or restoration of the craftsmen.

4. Visit the castle

One of the best things about Sur is its famous ancient monuments – visiting the forts! It is here that you will learn more about this ancient Omani city and how history has given it its present form.

  • Bilad Sur Durg- This completely renovated fort is located on the outskirts of Sur, where several interior rooms have been prepared and can be visited. It is only 200 years old and was built as a defense against invading tribes from mountainous areas / deserts.
  • Ras Al Had Fort- Just outside of the noisy tunes, the well-renovated complex in general Ottoman castle style is worth seeing. While there’s not much to see in a few accessible interior spaces, the guides there make it with their warm demeanor and local stories.
  • Al Sinaisilah Fortress- Al Sinaisilah fort in central Sur is a well restored and maintained fort. A few of the rooms available are signposted and partially lovingly decorated. The site also has ample parking spaces, a toilet and a picnic area.

Where to stay in Sur, Oman

We toured many places in Muscat before going to Sur. The Sur Plaza Hotel, hosted by Mr. Mahesh and his team, welcomed us with many gifts and surprises. We’re ruined! Hahaha!

At the Sur Plaza Hotel, our room was upgraded to the Executive King Room which is really great! It is equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Modern decor also feels very comfortable to the eye. The bed? Oh wow, I thought I didn’t want to get out of bed anymore, but I wouldn’t miss the chance to visit Oman, so it was a tough decision! Hahaha! For those on a tight budget, the Sur Plaza Hotel also has an ideal room.

Restaurant at Sur Plaza Hotel

Sur Plaza Hotel, this is one of the main reasons why it is difficult to leave the restaurants! The hotel has 2 main restaurants – Oyster Restaurant and Al Nazum by the pool.

Oyster Restaurant

This restaurant overlooks the pool with an amazing view of the hills and is located in the lobby area of ​​the hotel. With the food they offer, it almost feels like we are on a food tour around the world! Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either. They have traditional Omani / Arabic, Continental, Chinese / Oriental and Asian dishes in buffet and la carte style. This delicious recipe is already enough to make me happy!

Restaurant Schedule:
Breakfast – 6:00 to 10:00 in the morning
Lunch – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Dinner – 7.00pm to 11.00pm

Al Nazum next to the pool

Al Nazum next to the pool means “star next to the pool”. The name itself, it is located by the pool. The great thing about this place is that you can enjoy a kind of Omani hospitality and wonderful view of the melody as it has seating in the open sky.


Another reason to spend your day at the Sur Plaza Hotel is the trip they offer. Guests can enjoy the Dho Cruise in the natural coastal landscape of Ras Al Had. You can enjoy an hour long cruise by exploring the fascinating sights of Sur, Oman.

Oops! This is not enough, during cruising, you can also have lunch or dinner on board. If you are fancy fishing, then you can try it too! The wash is fully equipped so I’m sure you’ll have a memorable experience here (you can also celebrate your birthday on a cruise, yes!)

We only had a limited time in Oman so it wasn’t really enough, but I was amazed at how much fun it was to explore this fascinating country! I am so glad that the Sur Plaza Hotel was a part of my trip to visit all the countries of the world.

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