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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

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Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well how do I start! Everything about our stay was better than we imagined - even the weather as it was predicted rain and storms all week, we had one short shower. From the moment we stepped off the boat until leaving we felt that our stay was important to the staff. What a lovely touch during check in -... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well all I can say is what a vacation. Right from the time they received us at the hotel jetty (hotel jetty coz we had booked the transfer with transferotel whose services were again nothing but amazing) till the time we were checking out we had a feeling of being in paradise. I was staying in a garden view villa... More

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Joseph D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Riyaz87, Sunny greetings from Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives and thank you for your wonderful review about us on Tripadvisor. We are very delighted to read that you had an amazing holiday with us in our little paradise. It is our great pleasure to know that Manu and team have shown their initiatives to make your stay pleasant. I... More

Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very beautiful big resort which has over 166 rooms. We had memorable stayed at the water villa which is superb beautiful, clean and room is very spacious with a long sofa, Every morning after wake up, we will sit around the balcony to enjoy the breeze and morning greeting with the fishes. Staff is friendly and service was great.... More

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Joseph D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Aaron G, Thank you for your positive review about us on Tripadvisor. It is our great pleasure to read that you have enjoyed your holiday with us and team has done a good job to make your stay special and memorable. We are very glad that you had great dining and diving experience with us. I will definitely share... More

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had such a wonderful experince at Kandooma with my friend from the time we arrived at the airport to the time we left yesterday. The speedboat transfer staff were very friendly and helpful. They prepared us about how the sea condition was like and whether or not the ride would be choppy. The room was clean, had a great... More

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Joseph D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Leeyap, Thank you for your valuable feedback about us on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and had a wonderful experience with us. It is our great honour to hear that our team has done a great job to make your stay pleasant and enjoyable. I will definitely share your compliments with the team.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we were greeted from the airport, to speedboat transfer to the hotel, the amazing receptionist (Vivian) who explained us everything we need to know about the resort, our lovely room in the Garden Villa, the yummy breakfast and dinner buffet, the most exciting sunset and dolphin cruise ever, the way Nauko assisted us on our first diving... More

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Joseph D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Aileen C, Thank you for your wonderful review about us on Tripadvisor following your recent stay. We are delighted to read that you had a great birthday and honeymoon celebration in our resort and enjoyed every aspects of the resort. I will definitely share your compliment with Vivian and Nauko. The team and I are looking forward to welcoming... More

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've booked Holiday Inn Kandooma from IHG websites, during one of its promotion period. It costs a bomb to have a great holiday in Maldives, generally speaking. The top 5 resorts are mainly more than $1000 per night, and we just can't afford it. We're kinda excited to catch the promotion period, so we've got 4 nights of beach front... More

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Joseph D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Khooweiwei, Thank you for your positive review about us on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to read that you had a relaxed holiday with us. It was our great pleasure to know that you enjoyed our breakfast selection and the whale shark snorkeling experience. Thank you for mentioned some areas that we certainly could look into and improve on. We... More

Central Coast, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for a week here and wish it had been longer! We loved the beach view room, traditional Maldivian outdoor shower and facilities - the fresh oranges and juicer in our room were an excellent additional touch to the fresh coffee plunger. The resort is spotlessly clean, with workers sweeping and raking around the island endlessly. The shampoo containers... More

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Joseph D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Aussie Transplant, Thank you for your beautiful comment about us on Tripadvisor following your recent stay. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing time with us and enjoyed every aspects of the resort. It was our great honour to learn that the team has done a great job to make your stay pleasant and memorable. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over all a very satisfactory stay, a holiday to remember. To go in order 0. The airport to resort transfer was smooth. 1. Staff from end to end are very courteous and nice guys, which will make a difference to your trip. 2. As a holiday inn rewards member, our room was upgraded to garden house, while we booked a... More

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Joseph D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Raghavendra K, We would like to thank you for your beautiful comment about us on Tripadvisor following your recent stay and being member of the world's largest hotel loyalty program. It was great pleasure to read that you and your family have enjoyed your stay us. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed our facilities and services. I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am staying in your room 35 now, upon checkin reception staff May gave me welcome letter in Chinese which mentioned you provided free internet access in room and lobby, however your staff insist wants to charge me Internet US 20 per day, I booked room thru expedia and Philipino duty manager asked me show her if I have expedia... More

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Joseph D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Holly Q, We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback with us on Tripadvisor. Thank you for your positive comments about our housekeeping and engineering service and we have passed your compliments onto the staff. We are sorry to hear that you experienced some shortcomings during your stay but we very much appreciate your feedback on the... More

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Kandooma with our four and two year old girls on a family/surf holiday, we had reservations about how we would go juggling our children time and family time and time to fit in some individual time for surfing, massages, and special time together as a couple. We read many reviews before booking and wanted to address all... More

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Joseph D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Scott R, Thank you for your wonderful review about us on Tripadvisor following your recent stay. We are delighted to read that you and your family had an amazing time with us and enjoyed every aspects of the resort. I will definitely share your feedback with Siva who will be happy to hear from you. Once again, we thank... More

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Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Kandoomaafushi Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives 4*
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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Hotel South Male Atoll
Kandooma South Male Atoll
Kandooma Hotel South Male Atoll

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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Find your tropical island paradise at the lagoon-facing Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives.Speedboats ferry you across the turquoise waters from Male International Airport to our contemporary resort hotel in just 40 minutes. Slip into island life from the moment you arrive at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, with world-class South Male Atoll diving and surfing on your doorstep.Our beach villas ooze style and boast luxury touches like outdoor showers and iPod docking stations. Grab a coffee and wood-fired pizza from the Bokkuraa Coffee Club beside our sparkling infinity pool, or unwind with a good book and views over the peaceful lagoon.You can indulge in a soothing Thai massage and beauty treatments in our Kandooma Spa, and book the Spa Suite's private garden with plunge pool for a romantic afternoon. Learn to sail on a catamaran trip around the region's sandbanks and take it easy with alcohol-free cocktails on a sunset cruise. It's just 5 minutes by boat from Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives for diving and snorkeling among colourful tropical fish on the reef.Face-painting and fun games keep the children entertained in our Kids' Club, while parents unwind with a game of tennis or a workout in Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives gym.Top off a perfect day with a Maldivian seafood feast and breathtaking sunsets on the deck at The Kitchen restaurant. ... more   less 
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