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Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives

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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were quite apprehensive on what we would face traveling to the Maldives, especially being vegetarians and with a 2+ year old daughter in tow :) - all those worries were put to ease once we met with the shangri la staff who received us at the male airport..... They were precision driven and some of the best people i... More 

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us. My team is over joyed to be recognized and commended for their services. Am glad to hear that you enjoyed and were impressed with our food and beverage offerings for vegetarians. The food at our resort is a blend of local produce, some of it is even produced right... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After waiting 18 years to get to the Maldives we finally got there and what can I say, but from landing in Malé we were met by the Shangri-La rep who then escorted us to the domestic terminal and took us to the lounge while they booked and checked in our baggage (first star to Shangri-La) we then took the... More 

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your marvelous review of our resort. You have beautifully captured the true spirit of our resort and the essence of Maldives with your detailed review. Right from landing in Male to arriving at our resort we have worked on every stage to ensure guests comfort. Our villas are one of the largest in all of... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 5 wonderful days in Paradise the island so butiful and water villa was just splendid, I have to say they entire experience was exceptional as they have GREAT Team, in all areas be it Guest services and restaurant and Buggy Drivers and even Housekeeping staff address me by name, which is just so COOL and I’m also from... More 

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share such a warm and generous review of Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa. You have beautifully captured the true spirit of our resort and the essence of Maldives with your detailed review. As a seasoned and a well-travelled guest from the hospitality business, you have many choices and we are very... More 

Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took our grandson to Maldives for his 14th birthday. We stayed 5 nights at the Beach Villa of Villingili Resort. All in all, we had a wonderful time - the resort and its people exceeded all of our expectations. Out of the 5 resorts/hotels that we have stayed with in Maldives, this one is without a... More 

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest I love converts! With esteem respect, it gives me and my entire team great pride to be compared to the likes of Four Seasons and Aman. Thank you for your sincere words. It’s great to hear that your grandson had a wonderful time, as the resort is very much a family resort as it is a couples resort.... More 

Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, Shangri-La Maldives IS a 5 Star Deluxe resort. Having said that, my review will be based on the standards that they advertise themselves to be. Being in the Maldives, with a multitude of ultra-high end resorts to choose from, one has to surpass the guests’ expectations in order to be rated 5 stars. As gorgeous and as... More 

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your honest and very detailed review. Glad to hear that overall, your vacation was impressive, minor the few hiccups. I will personally handle the matters with housekeeping to see what more we can do improve the personal attention and enhance the creativity. Your review is a great reminder that not everything is perfect, and that... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there for 4 nights in a Water Villa. We have been to quite few Shangri-la hotels in the past and we are never disappointed. But this one is a JEM! From the moment we exited the international arrival terminal of Male Airport to the moment we had to go back there everything went smoothly, without any kind of... More 

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest “Waoow” right back at you! What a magnificent review and thank you singing your praises about Shangri-La Villingili. Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa is worth travelling the extra mile, an undeniably the most private hideaway, where you can retreat in style under a luscious tropical forest or crystal clear turquoise seas. I love that you used the bicycles.... More 

Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Maldives really is perfection. Paradise on earth. We loved every moment of our experience. Just be warned that this resort is 1 hour by plane from Male. I didn't realize this...but it was fine. ROOM: We stayed in a Water Villa and I would highly recommend this as you are isolated and have access to the water from your... More 

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a grand review! The complete breakdown of your personal experience is not only delightful to read, but incredibly insightful for future guests. Thank you! You have many choices to choose from within Maldives, and the extra effort to reach true nirvana of paradise worked out beautifully. I understand that proximity is a driver for many, but Shangri-La’s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 days and 3 nights and at first was worried about the 1 hr 10 mins travel from Male since we only have a short break. But our stay made every minute of the travel time worthwhile. I love everything in this resort. From our water villa, to the food, the staff, environment, everything is just... More 

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest “Amazeballs”, what a whimsical way to describe paradise! Thank you for your enthusiasm and praise. I know the distance is a tad bit long, but isn’t reaching true paradise worth the extra mile? Happy to hear the Dine by Design dinner from your fiancé worked out beautifully. Every experience at Shangri-La is personal, including your journey to our... More 

AbuDhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is this resort beautiful as you would expect but I can't say enough great things about the amazing team of people that run it! We arrived to what was the the most isolated water villa on our first evening and because of where it was we were unfortunately hit by a huge gusts of wind that night. The... More 

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the positively radiant review. Despite the few weather bumps, I’m so happy that your vacation was amazing. As often we are blessed with plentiful of sunshine, the occasional rain does welcome gusts of wind, but it’s all very temporary. Nevertheless, my engineering and housekeeping teams are always on stand-by and can remedy the situation in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of all the hotels we have stayed at globally (and the are numerous), this resort stands leagues ahead. Truly the most relaxing experience in paradise. We stayed in both beach and water villas, both outstanding in their quality and comfort. The service and friendliness of the staff is extraordinary (we had 2 year old wish us, baby bicycle seat, nappies,... More 

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Allwyn D, General Manager at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Smashing review! Your sentiments of “5 Stars is not enough” is a resounding statement that has all of us glowing with excitement and pride! Thank you for your celebrated review, and making all of us at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa even more proud. Traveling with a toddler is no easy feat, and I’m glad your experience was... More 

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