Very Good111 Reviews
Male International Airport Male|5.21km from downtownH78 is a newer boutique hotel in Hulhumale. I booked 2 rooms for a one night stay as we had to catch another flight to Singapore the next morning. I had provided our arrival time and flight information to the hotel a couple of days prior to arrival. We arrived around 6:30 AM and the hotel staff was waiting for us after clearing customs. The ride to the hotel was about 10 to 15 minutes. Only one of the rooms was ready on arrival at the hotel so our luggage was put in that room while we eat breakfast which was decent. The complimentary breakfast kicks in the next morning so we had to pay for this breakfast which I though was good and very reasonably priced. The second room was ready by the time we finished breakfast so we were checked in. As everyone has stated in the reviews, the rooms are very small but clean with good air conditioning . Would have preferred a bigger room, but for $100 in Maldives that includes pick up and drop off to the airport, early check in (when available) and complementary breakfast, it was good enough for us. Also, the beach is directly across the street from the hotel so we hung out there after getting some rest from all day travel. The rooftop restaurant is pretty good and the prices were very reasonable for Maldives so we had dinner there. Hulhumale is a new city that was built about 25 years ago so the building are relatively new. We felt very comfortable taking a late afternoon stroll and did some shopping in the neighborhood. Next morning we had the complimentary breakfast and were taken to the airport shortly after. This hotel gets 5 stars from me because of the intangibles. Around 2:00 AM, I got out of bed due to jet lag so decided to do some work on my laptop. I called the front desk to ask if they had an area where I can work. He set me up in the restaurant downstairs so I was able to get a couple of hours of work in. The most impressive part for me is when we got to the airport the next morning and prior to clearing security, we realized that one of our phones was missing and we felt it was left in the Van. I called the hotel to ask the driver to check the Van. Fortunately, the driver found the phone and brought it back to the airport! For me, that was the cherry on the cake. Having stayed in high end luxury resort in Maldives on a previous visit, I appreciate the value that this hotel provided for layover and short time stays. For me, the complimentary pick up and drop off at the airport is more than worth the price. Yes, the rooms are small but I can deal with that for a one night stay considering everything else. It's all about expectations! Shout out to Digil, the front desk manager who checked us in, the drivers and restaurant staff who made our stay more pleasant. I will definitely stay here again on a layover.