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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hotel with a positive vibe - Me and my wife stayed for 10days and it was truly an amazing experience.I have travelled quite a lot around the world, stayed may good hotels.This is the first time I am writing a review for any hotel because of the unique service in W called whatever , whenever. I had forgotten my... More 

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Mark_O_WMaldives, General Manager at W Retreat & Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Hi Valma H, Thank you for taking your time to review your stay at W Maldives. We are thrilled to read that you have enjoyed your W experience with us. A Whatever/Whenever® service makes W Hotels a place to escape to and get away from the everyday hotel experience. We look forward to your return! All the best, Mark O’Sullivan More 

London
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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second trip to the W. It's always a risk when you return to a destination for a second time but I can honestly say that our second trip outshone our first - and our first trip was pretty amazing. We were thrilled to find that, although some staff had moved on, a number of the team were... More 

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Mark_O_WMaldives, General Manager at W Retreat & Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Hello Mark & Loraine, Thank you for sharing your W experience with other Trip Advisor readers. It was our great pleasure welcoming you back to our newly restyled playground. We are thrilled to read that your overall stay was fabulous, from your arrival experience to your stay in our restyled Fabulous Lagoon Oasis and Wonderful Beach Oasis villas. Great to... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a lagoon front water villa for a 7 day honeymoon getaway which we loved! Great service, amazing attention to detail and we loved the fun young vibe to the resort. Great restaurants although somewhat overpriced (as expected for the Maldives). Loved the excursions, particularly swimming with whale sharks and the most amazing snorkeling experience at the house reef.

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Mark_O_WMaldives, General Manager at W Retreat & Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Hello achandia, Thank you for choosing W Maldives as your honeymoon destination. We are thrilled to read that you had a great time with us and enjoyed your retreat, Fabulous Lagoon Oasis, exploring our amazing house reef, Whale shark trip and dining experiences. We hope to welcome you again soon. All the best, Mark O’Sullivan More 

Dubai
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to the whole team at the W Maldives. Especially Chucky (who kept tabs on us regularly), Haroon, Justin, Chef Paul Lewis, Morgan (the marine biologist), Alex (the dive instructor) and everyone working in the background including the team helping us at the airport for both arrival and departure. Apart from the fantastic room (we had the lagoon facing pool... More 

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JustinKimWMaldives, Director of Operations at W Retreat & Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Hello rajenl, Thank you for sharing your experience at W Maldives with other Tripadvisor readers. We are thrilled to read that you had a fabulous W experience with us. We will pass on your comment to our talents for the outstanding service they provided you with, with a special mention for Chunky, Haroon, Paul, Morgan and Alex. We look forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a most beautiful place and resort I have visited till date !! But I would say Just a beautiful resort isn't enough The services and hospitality add icing to the cake !! Quite friendly , hospitable, amazing staff and services !! It's a must visit place , and stay at w resort will defiantly make you never want to... More 

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JustinKimWMaldives, Director of Operations at W Retreat & Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Hello Batra P, Thank you for taking your time to review your stay at W Maldives! Our talents will be happy to read your review and know that they provided you with exceptional service. We hope to welcome you again soon for another fabulous W experience! All the best, Justin Kim More 

Tuggen, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our 8th visit of the Maldives and the 4th stay at the W Retreat & Spa. The reasons why we are repeaters at the W Retreat & Spa are quite simple: - Perfect food/dishes thanks to the chef Paul Lewis. He did magic. - The W talents are so friendly, caring & attentive. They all remembered our habits/preferences... More 

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JustinKimWMaldives, Director of Operations at W Retreat & Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Hello Sandra & Raphael, Thank you for taking your time to review your stay at W Maldives! It was our pleasure welcoming you again on your 4th visit to the newly restyled playground. I have shared your fantastic comments with every single talent you’d mentioned above and of course I have also thanked them for their hard work. Look forward... More 

seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally worth the expense. It was indeed a once in a lifetime experience. The coral reef surrounding the tiny island was beautiful. The sand was the whitest I have ever seen. The staff are exceptional. Truly the service is outstanding. We had the good fortune of staying at a beach oasis and an ocean escape. The beach oasis has more... More 

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JustinKimWMaldives, Director of Operations at W Retreat & Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Hello bscott4913, Thank you for sharing your experience with other Tripadvisor readers. We are pleased to read that you had a fabulous time with us and enjoyed your retreat, spa and dining experience. We will pass on your comment to our team for the outstanding service they provided you with, with a special mention for Mark, Anne and Chunky. Since... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Italian, living in Paris since many years. My first experience in Maldives , was afraid about finding it a bit boring..... was ABSOLUTELY WRONG and am sure the Resort , his hospitality, quality ion services etc, contributed to make this holiday AMAZING. Really loved the experience of water villas, excellent quality of furniture, cleaning, position... Food during the holiday was... More 

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JustinKimWMaldives, Director of Operations at W Retreat & Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Hello silvia r, Thank you for taking you time to review your stay at W Maldives. We are thrilled to read that you had a great W experience with us and enjoyed exploring our fabulous house reef, parasailing and dining experience. Our talents will be pleased to read that you had an overall fabulous experience at our retreat and we... More 

New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This resort is a hidden gem and we're so glad to have chosen the W in the Maldives. Definitely the best decision ever. It's a relatively small property with the island secluded and reachable only by seaplane. This means that you will find this resort quiet, uninterrupted, and all to yourself on most occasions. Across the week, we rarely bumped... More 

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JustinKimWMaldives, Director of Operations at W Retreat & Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Hello xel100176, Thank you for sharing your experience with other Trip Advisor readers. We are thrilled to read that you had a fabulous time with us and enjoyed exploring our outstanding house reef, your Ocean Oasis and breakfast. Our talents will be glad to read that they made your stay a memorable one by providing you outstanding service. We look... More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The resort is located on a tiny island called Fesdhoo in the North Ari Atoll, and you can get here only via sea plane, or boat. It's not as crowded as the other resorts nearer to Male. The resort is pretty much self-contained, and you're "marooned" on the island, which may be a good thing if you want to escape... More 

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JustinKimWMaldives, Director of Operations at W Retreat & Spa Maldives, responded to this review

Hello 80hz, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We are glad to read that you enjoyed exploring our fabulous house reef and Retreat. We have taken note of your comment and will ensure some trainings are done in order for us to improve our level of service. We hope to welcome you again at our tropical playground. All the... More 

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