Sur Plaza Hotel – Accommodation in the ancient city of Sur, Oman


It’s time to mark my 172nd country – Oman! After sightseeing in the beautiful city of Muscat, we moved to Sur and stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights. And in this city, it was our home Sur Plaza Hotel.

Sur, 220 km from the capital, Muscat, is famous for its shipyards, which were vital to the city’s maritime past. Sur also became a very important city for sailors and merchants, especially those from East Africa and India, due to its location. That is why it is not at all surprising to see the big wooden boats in this city!

Sur Plaza Hotel Accommodation in the ancient city of Sur, Oman

Right after an amazing day touring Muscat and the desert, we headed straight to Sur to spend 3 days and 2 nights exploring the surrounding attractions. The moment we arrived at the Sur Plaza Hotel, Mr. Mahsh and his team have already welcomed us warmly! We felt so at home that they even gave us gifts and surprises! More information about Sur Hotel and Sur Plaza below

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Things to do in Sur, Oman

1. Wadi Shab

If you like walking, this is something you should do! The night valley is a very spectacular sight! You will walk a little uphill through the valley on the cliffs and rocks until you stand in front of a clear and cool lake. It is recommended to use comfortable shoes because the stones can be very sharp. If you have seen the dry landscape of Oman before, it is almost like a legend.

2. Save the Ross Algens Turtle

Amazing place but with a lot of tourists. At night you can watch the baby turtles laying eggs and in the morning digging and hatching. Unfortunately, nothing is worth seeing nearby.

3. Sur Maritime Museum

Visiting this small open-air museum is worth doing. It offers valuable photographic opportunities, especially the Great Dow. Afterwards, you can visit a nearby shipyard, which we strongly recommend so you can watch the craftsmen build or rebuild the boats.

4. Visit the castles

One of the best things that can be done in Sur is to visit its famous ancient monuments – castles! Here you will learn more about this ancient Omani city and how history has shaped it today.

  • Bala Sur Castle – This completely renovated castle is located on the outskirts of Sur, where several interior rooms have been prepared and can be visited. It is only about 200 years old and is considered as a defense against the invading tribes from the mountainous / desert region.
  • Ras Al-Had Castle – Just outside the bustling city of Sur, this well-renovated Ottoman castle-style complex is well worth a visit. While there is not much to see in the few interiors available, the guides make up for it with their warm demeanor and local stories.
  • Al-Sinasila Castle – Al Sinaisilah Fortress in the center of Sur has been rebuilt and maintained. Few of the available rooms have signposts and are somewhat lovingly decorated. There is also ample space for parking, restrooms and picnic areas on site.

Accommodation in Sur, Oman

Before moving to Sur, we visited many places in Muscat. Sur Plaza Hotel hosted Mr. Mahsh and his team and welcomed us with many gifts and surprises. We are ruined! Haha!

At Sur Plaza Hotel, our room has been upgraded to Executive King Room, which is really great! Equipped with flat screen satellite TV and free WiFi. Modern decor is also very relaxing to the eye. bed? Oh wow, I felt like I didn’t want to get out of bed anymore, but I did not miss the opportunity to discover Oman, so it was a difficult decision! Haha! For those on a budget, the Sur Plaza Hotel also has a standard room.

Sur Plaza Hotel restaurants

This is one of the main reasons for the difficulty of leaving the Sur Plaza Hotel, restaurants! There are 2 main restaurants in the hotel – the Oyster Restaurant and the Pool Restaurant.

Oyster restaurant

This restaurant overlooks the pool with stunning mountain views and is located in the hotel lobby area. 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 cuisine in buffet and a la carte style. These delicious dishes are enough to make me happy!

Restaurant schedule:
Breakfast – 6:00 am to 10:00 am
Lunch – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dinner – 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Astronomy by the pool

Al Najoom by the Pool Side means stars by the pool. Located by the pool with its name. The great thing here is that you can enjoy the unique Omani hospitality and stunning views of Sur because of its open seats.


Another reason you should spend your day at the Sur Plaza Hotel is the excursions they offer. Guests can enjoy a Daewoo cruise in the natural scenery of Ras Al-Hadd. You will experience an hour-long sea voyage by exploring the fascinating places in Sur, Oman.

Oh! This is not enough, during the voyage, you can also have lunch or dinner on the ship. If you like fishing, you can try it too! Dhow is fully furnished, so I’m sure you will 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 really wasn’t enough, but I was amazed at how much fun it is to discover this fascinating country! I am very happy that the Sur Plaza Hotel was part of my trip to visit all the countries of the world.

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