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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For those of you who like snorkeling, this is not the place to be. There's no in-house reef. They offer a complimentary trip by boat every morning, which is ok. They have other snorkeling trips which are a bit better but expensive. The rooms are tipical holiday inn style, pretty cosy, but nothing out of the ordinary. We have booked... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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60 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 5 days and had an in general good experience. Unfortunately we had a lot of rain and mainly cloudy days - I understood that that is not normal in mid December. The resort is an easy, though expensive, 45 minutes speedboat sail from the airport. The resort is fighting a battle against the sea with very considerable... More 

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

Dear Expat_sealover, Thank you for providing me your feedback and conveying your good experience whilst staying at the Resort including the snorkeling and cleanliness of the Resort. Appreciated the comments on the new Kandoo Kids Club, the facilities provided are outstanding; feedback has been fantastic so far and this facility will continue to evolve as we prepare the opening of... More 

Columbia, MO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just got back home from Holiday Inn Kandooma today. This resort is really nice and probably deserves five stars but with a little work it could get there. I'll first begin on what you need to know if you are booking this hotel as a prospective guest: Choosing your room: -The best value is the beachside villa. Unfortunately, they are... More 

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

Dear Jay G, Thank you for providing your review regarding your recent stay on Tripadvisor. We are more than happy to read that you had a great time with us. It is our great pleasure to note that the team has done a great job to make your stay pleasant and memorable. Your valuable feedback is important for us in... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is very well maintained by Holiday Inn. The island is roughly 1.5 km in circumference. There are 3 swimming beaches around the island where you can easily spot school of fish. You can hire snorkeling kit from the activities center. There is also plenty of sitting area all around the island where you can just relax. The breakfast... More 

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

Dear Rtkash, We would like to thank you for your positive review and recommending our resort to Tripadvisor's readers. It is our great pleasure to read that you had an amazing time with us. We are more than happy to know you enjoyed your time with our facilities and liked the breakfast served in Kandooma Cafe. I will definitely share... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you think of the Maldives you immediately think of gorgeous sun-kissed beaches with soft white sand perfect for romantic walks. If this is what you are looking for then you need to pay the extra $$ and go to the 5* luxury resorts. Most of the island has rough, course sand mixed with dead coral that isn't pleasant on... More 

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

Dear JT S, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us and for conveying your point of view in the forum. I was very happy to hear your comments regarding the employees; this has been conveyed accordingly to the team and well received by all. In regards to the amazing diving, Kandooma has some of the best... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed my stay in this beautiful island resort. The Orange coloured uniform of the Airport representative definitely made it easier to spot in a glance amongst the crowd in Nassir Ibrahim airport. The staff on board the ferry transfer were very attentive and cautious, making sure all aboard pay attention to his safety demonstration. Makes me feel very safe.... More 

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

Dear GiSora, It is always our great pleasure to receive your beautiful comment about us on Tripadvisor following your recent stay. We are more than happy to note that we made the first great impression for your Maldives holiday and enjoyed every single moment in our resort. It is also wonderful to hear that you were able to spot an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! when me and my partner stepped foot on this resort we concluded we will be back next year for Christmas and New Years. We stayed in the beach view villa and literally every morning I would walk 20 metres to the ocean and I could literally see schools of fish everywhere, it was great snorkelling which I did every... More 

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

Dear Mazi69, We would like to thank you for your wonderful review about us on Tripadvisor following your recent stay. It was our great pleasure to read that we created a great impression on your arrival and you had a great time with us. We are more than happy to know you enjoyed every single moment in the resort with... More 

Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

White sand beaches, crystal clear blue water, and beautiful landscaping. The Beach Villa I was staying in was spacious, clean, and modern. Food is priced for a tropical island, but everything I had was tasty and there's plenty of variety. Staff are pleasant and friendly. Rental snorkel equipment is free but not in the best shape - might want to... More 

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

Dear Jordan B, Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your recent stay with us on Tripadvisor. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay in our spacious and modern Beach View Villa as well the beautiful natural scenery of the Maldives. It is also our great pleasure to know that you had good dining experience with us... More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our 3rd visit to Kandooma this year and it just gets better every time. Great staff, lovely clean rooms, great beaches, great surf, great diving, daily yoga, gym, spa - or simply reading in your hammock. The food is great in both the Kandooma café and the Kitchen, although we found the Bokurra Coffee Club menu was not... More 

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

Dear Sinead T, We would like to thank you for choosing our resort again as your preferred resort and sharing your stay experience on Tripadvisor. We are more than happy to hear that your recent visit was better than the previous few times and that you had a good time with us. It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an incredible stay. The staff does a great job at making sure you're relaxed and having a great time. The were respectful and courteous. As a solo traveler here, I thought it was one of the most relaxing vacations I've ever been on and I always felt safe and secure. White sand beaches, good drinks, and a nice... More 

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

Dear Nguytr, It is always our great honour to receive your wonderful review about us on Tripadvisor following your recent stay. We are more than happy to read that you had an incredible stay with us and enjoyed yourself very much with the natural beauty of the island. It is also great to note that our team has done a... More 

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Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Kandoomaafushi Island
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Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives 4*
Number of rooms: 160
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