We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Boutique Inn at Villa Shabnamee

G.Villa Shabnamee,, Handhuvarudhey Goalhi, Male 20101
Hotel amenities
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
The Boutique Inn at Villa Shabnamee
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Boutique Inn at Villa Shabnamee
The Boutique Inn at Villa Shabnamee
The Boutique Inn at Villa Shabnamee
Write a Review

37 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    7
    9
    11
    7
    3
See reviews for
4
15
8
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (37)
  • Mar-May only
    (8)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (11)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (10)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (8)
All months
There are newer reviews for The Boutique Inn at Villa Shabnamee
See the most recent reviews
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We checked in early and spent the day and night in Male. The owner himself decided it was his responsibility to show us, two females, around, which was nice of him although DO NOT eat at the boutique inn for lunch when he invites you if you are on a budget- he ordered the three of is a simple and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Ribeirao Preto, SP
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
42 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

I've been to Male two times (2010 and 2011) and stayed in three different hotels. And my general impression is that you have limited options of choice. This hotel is one block from the main commercial street (Majeedi Magu) and the National Stadium. It is a walkable distance to the Male jetty that serves to/from the airport (if you do... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tacoma, Washington
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

I returned to the Boutique Inn and stayed there on two occasions this past 6 weeks, as I heard it now has new management. It is a much improved place to stay in Male, with almost everything good, especially for a short stay, or overnight customer. The new staff are helpful and very keen to please, especially in the front... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Wilmington, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2011

We stayed here for one night prior to getting on a liveaboard dive boat. It pains me to write a negative review of this hotel, because the staff were so nice and tried hard, but were incompetent at best. Our room was clean, but that's about it. Checked in and went through a "who's on first" routine with the guy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers are raving about these Male hotels

Tacoma, Washington
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

Maybe OK for a transit stop, but no service to complain about. The manager in the earlier reviews must have left......

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Pace del Mela, Italy
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

I had booked a deluxe room (worth 90$) after reading several positive reviews about the kindness of the staff. But what does kindness mean? If it means lots of smiles, then yes: we got a lot of it. But of course a hotel is needed for much more than that. We were given a room that was not deluxe (I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Shanghai, Singapore, US
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

Stayed two days and one night here at the end of a week-long liveaboard. The rest of the group overnighted at Club Faru and paid over 3x what we did and were all disappointed. We didn't know what to expect for the price we paid, but the staff was consistently friendly, the rooms were comfortable and the bed was just... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

We arrived into Male pretty late and instead of checking into our resort hotel, we decided to opt for a one-night stay in a relatively more affordable accommodation. After reading some reviews on tripadvisor, we eventually decided on The Boutique Inn. The inn is pretty small but the service was warm and friendly. We got the deluxe room and it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
54 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

Without a doubt, this is the best value for an overnight or long stay in the capital of Maldives. I stayed for about one month in May-June 2010 on a government contract and it was my home away from home, thanks largely to the hospitality of the manager, Umair. The Maldivian breakfast is a treat that is not to be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

We recently stayed here as a scouting trip for our holidays in Maldives later this year. It is a new Inn and the rooms were decent size. Nothing too big but perfect for our needs. The beds were cosy, comfortable and sufficiently large. It's situated in the heart of Male and therefore close to everything. However there is nothing much... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

30 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (20)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay