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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best hotel ever. I'm very impress with warm welcome by "Rashad" at the airport and "Habeeb" once we arrived to hotel. Nice view and cozy room, all staff very kind and well train. Thank you " Fareed and Lamir" to taking care of us during the meals. It's a good experience to staying here and will remember for a... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Dear Nattaya B, Thank you for your encouraging comments. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Srikant Peri General Manager More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent four magical days and nights at the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Every moment of our stay was filled with beauty and wonder. The breathtaking natural beauty of the coral reef and marine life that surround Vabbinfaru was matched by the warm and open spirit of the Banyan Tree community. Each person of the team we encountered was not only... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Dear Pauline, Thank you for sparing time to post a review of our hotel. We are pleased that you had a memorable holiday with us. Sustainability is at the core of our management philosophy. Your recognition is motivating for us and we look forward to welcoming you back to your home in paradise. Regards Srikant Peri General Manager More 

St. Petersburg, Russia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long way to real paradise - nice villas with own swiming pool, good food, great service. Seven or ten days of relax. Wondefull ocean, free of payment equipment for diving. Take with you Go Pro camera for underwater movie-result will be funny. If you like to drink-no problem-your minibar is full of beer, vines and hard drinks, but prices are... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Thank you for sparing time to post a review of our resort. I am pleased to note that you are satisfied with the services provided during your stay. Your feedback is encouraging and motivating as it helps us in our pursuit of excellence. We look forward to welcoming you back to your home in the Maldives – the sunny side... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We spent 2 days at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru as a part of our Maldives trip and we were blown away by everything they provided! Since the smooth check-in process until the check-out where our flight was late at night but the hotel managed to grant us a late check-out until 7pm while we are still be able to enjoy extra... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous appreciation. We are pleased that we could add to the memories of your holiday in the Maldives. I have shared your comments with Hassan and Shameem (your snorkeling guide) and they find the recognition motivating. My team and I do hope to have the future of welcoming you back. Regards, Srikant Peri General Manager More 

Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Well I don't really know where to start! We have just come back from our 9th trip to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and have already booked our flights for the 10th visit next year...which says it all really. We had another amazing time and I have to say the island is truly idyllic and the staff and food are superb, all... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

It was indeed a delight to welcome you back to our paradise, especially this year as you chose to celebrate your husband’s 50th birthday in residence with us. Fareed, Lamir, Wolfgang, Neil, Simaad, Rajesh, Abdulla, Ahmed and the bar team are delighted by the recognition and join me in looking forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for sparing time... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our favourite island in the Maldives so far. Reasons why: - natural feel of the island (simple luxury) - no water bungalows, no sea walls - lots of privacy and excellent beach access from the bungalows - food (set menus among the best we have had anywhere, this is fine dining) - lagoon and snorkelling - Ihuru sister island just... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Thank you for sparing time to post a review of our resort on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that we come out as your favorite island at the end of your stay and that you appreciate the understated luxury on offer. Between Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru we offer the best aquatic and marine experience that is available in the... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very recently came back from our 5th consequent Maldives holiday, and this time stayed at Banyan Tree. Even though as a family we had a fantastic time and great holiday, objectively speaking Banyan Tree has a lot to work on if they would like to live up to island of luxury, peace and tranquillity. Island itself is located close enough... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

At the offset please accept our apologies for not being able to provide you with solitude, peace and tranquility during your holiday with us at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. (I) Due to the restricted size of the island, the villas are closer to each other than some of the new island resorts situated away from main Malé city. Being summer holiday... More 

Cancun, Mexico
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It is with much consideration before writing this, as we love Banyan Tree, Koh Samui, Mayakoba, Acapulco, Phuket, Bangkok...... And this resort is Not up to those levels both room wise and service levels provided so we were disappointed ... That said and taking into account this is an older property the staff try hard and are fantastic .... The... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

I am disappointed that we could not completely live up to your expectations on the product despite the activities and services on offer. Meeting expectations of guests is extremely important and it seems we failed in effective communication in this regards. The islands in the Maldives, especially those close to Malé are challenged in terms of space and unable to... More 

California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had our minds set to privately renew our vows on our 20th Wedding Anniversary in Maldives. The dilemma is which resort to book especially that we haven't been there. Thanks to a couple of friends who recommended the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. We could not have picked a better place - stunning, idyllic, shimmering white sand, graceful palm trees, turquoise... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Thank you for such an encouraging feedback. I am pleased taht we were able to add to the memories of your 20th Wedding Anniversary. Your specific recognition has been shared with the associates and the appreciation is encouraging and motivating to them. We thank you for sparing time to share your experiences and look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place is utterly gorgeous. The island and reef around it are breathtaking. The rooms are fantastic and equipped with a pool / jacuzzi / outdoor shower and it's impeccably designed. The food is delicious and most importantly the staff are incredibly friendly and attentive. It's definitely an expensive getaway, but after spending 4 days there, I must say it... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Your feedback is indeed very helpful and aids us in our endeavor of continuous improvement. I thank you for sparing time and urge you not to let this experience taint your opinion of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts. Thank you for sparing time to post a review of our resort on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that we were able to... More 

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