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KIHAAD Maldives

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Kihaadhuffaru Island, 6040 (Formerly Gioia Resort Valtur Kihaad)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed 2 weeks on this beautiful island. I loved it because beautiful reef and snorkelling was just few steps from my room (depending on the tide). The beach is simply fantastic, very large beach area (reconstructed), enough space for everybody even when the island was full. I met wonderful people and we went snorkelling (amazing coral reef, excellent staff),... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing 7 day stay here and had a wonderful time. We stayed in a prestige beach bungalow after deciding the cost was too much for an overwater villa. On arrival we were very happy with our decision. The bungalow was private and it felt like we had our own private beach. The resort was not full to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and Husband chose to come to Kihaad for our honeymoon. We booked a 10 night stay. Possitive of our trip: Privacy of our own Hut, beautiful scenery when nice weather, nice walks on the beach, back door to our Hut opening up onto the beach, hot weather (for the first 6 days), jetsking and other water activities. Not so... More 

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KIHAADResort, KIHAAD Management at KIHAAD Maldives, responded to this review

Dear ramshai343, It is with dismay and sadness reading your feedback as it is always our aim to ensure that each and every guest enjoys their holiday at KIHAAD Maldives. Along with our Pest Control team, we are trying to control the mosquitoes around the island and looking for more alternatives specially for this rainy season. The inappropriate remarks from... More 

London
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41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 7th time to the Maldives, travelling my wife and two year old child. The transfer from Male airport to the domestic terminal and then the check in, flight to Dharavandhoo island and 5 mins boat transfer to Kihaad was seemless, efficient and friendly. The material given to us on arrival about the island though is amateurish in... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have has the best trip ever. Our honeymoon at Kihaad Hotel in Maldives could not be better. Want to thank All the staff, and especially the Kihaad diving perfectly ran by Antonio. This place must be the Closet To paradise

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KIHAADResort, Manager at KIHAAD Maldives, responded to this review

Dear 880beatriz, Greetings from Kihaad Maldives! We thank you for your wonderful feedback about us. We are overwhelmed to know that your holidays at our beautiful paradise was a memorable one. It is rightly mentioned by you that our Diving Cente is one of the best and is the USP for our resort. We will definately pass on your feedback... More 

Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

According to the advisement from SIA-Holidays, there should be Bodu Beru Maldives evening once per week, White Night Party on the beach one per week and the Sunset Party once per week. During our 4-night stay here, we never heard about these parties. The fish feeding at the jetty was so attractive that several stingrays flopped over the stairs trying... More 

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KIHAADResort, Manager at KIHAAD Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Simonleungck, Greetings from Kihaad Maldives! We thank you for your feedback and would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to you during your stay. We do have entertainment programmes at the resort. We have the Sunset Beach Party which is named as Cocktail hours wherein every inhouse guest is entitled for free drinks for an hour at... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We took into account all reviews good and bad before deciding on Kihaad (with a lot of trepidation prior to arrival as some of the reviews almost put us off). Ultimately, for us (young at heart couple) who are not first timers in Maldives (i.e. we did not need the water villa novelty as we have done that before) and... More 

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KIHAADResort, Manager at KIHAAD Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Qellis, Greetings from Kihaad Maldives! We thank you for your feedback to us. Its indeed good to know that you have enjoyed your holidays and hospitality of our team was up to your expectation. Though the reception team is also trained in their hospitality sector yet we apologise for any inconvenience caused to you.We have a widespread buffet with... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

First and most important thing about KIHAAD Maldives: the place is a joke. And a bad one. I don't even know where to start. First: someone wrote here that they didn't speak English. And it is true. Even people at front desk don't speak it very well. You ask for mosquitoes repellent and they offer you the room aerosol... Most... More 

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KIHAADResort, Manager at KIHAAD Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Bmbahia, Greetings from Kihaad Maldives! Please do accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you during your visit to our resort. It saddens us to know that your vacation was not memorable and you had a series of issues. Our team at front desk comply of mixed nationalities and we have all of them speaking English. We... More 

UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Reading the reviews on trip advisor, I felt a little worried after booking because some people wasn't saying the best things about the place. Lesson i have learnt is that never read too much into a holiday, enjoy it for yourself with a open mind. Please note this island is north of Male which mean a domestic flight is needed... More 

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KIHAADResort, Manager at KIHAAD Maldives, responded to this review

Dear JamieTriner, Greetings from Kihaad Maldives! We thank you for all your lovely words and praises about our beautiful resort. Its so wonderful to hear that you had cherishable memories to carry back home. Rightly mentioned by you that resort can be reached via domestic flight, which we try to book with the best connection to your international flight to... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The old saying of “smoke and mirrors” appears to be appropriate to best describe this resort. Although all the basic facilities were available, we constantly gained the impression that the bare minimum of effort is made to keep the appearance of a 5-star resort. The theme evenings at the restaurant were represented by changing one or two dishes. The rooms... More 

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KIHAADResort, Manager at KIHAAD Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Unhappy458, Greetings from Kihaad Maldives! We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to you during your stay. It's surprising to hear your room was unattended for almost a week as our Housekeeping team do provide with morning and evening services to each guest room. Only under the case of "DND" the rooms are unattended until requested by guest so... More 

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