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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 4 days at the Holiday Inn Kandooma, Maldives, in September 2013. The hotel picks you up from the airport and the hotel is a 40 minute fast boat ride from the airport. The Maldives in general is a great destination with it's coral islands, crystal clear water, and the reefs around the islands that make most of the... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner & I spent 7 days at the Holiday Inn Kandooma in November 2012 & had the most relaxing holiday in paradise, & came home feeling like we'd be away for a month! We stayed in a garden villa which was spacious & comfortable, & we loved the indoor/outdoor bathroom feature. The complimentary tea/coffee & water is a lovely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our first trip to Maldives. The resort is about 40 minutes by (20 passengers capacity) ferry ride from the airport. We stayed for 5 days and were amazed by the breathtaking view of the beach right in front of our beach house, and all around the island. The staff are all very helpful, and child friendly; from the... More

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

Dear EmilChana, We would like to thank you for your wonderful review about us on Tripadvisor following your recent stay. It is our great pleasure to read that you and your family had an amazing time with us and enjoyed every aspects of the hotel. We were also delighted to hear that you and your family were satisfied with our... More

Washington, DC
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a great weekend at the Holiday Inn Resort. It was one of the nicest IHG properties I've ever seen, the customer service was great, the rooms were great, and the bed was awesome. I stayed in a beach villa facing the ocean, with an out door bathroom that was lovely. We were lucky that it hardly rained... More

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

Dear Hallie4114, We would like to thank you for your review about us and being member of the world’s largest hotel loyalty program. It is our great pleasure to read that you have enjoyed your weekend with us and the cocktail party. Thank you for your encouraging feedback to our resort and it inspired us to serve our guests better.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for three nights in a double bed garden view villa which was just great. Size of the room was adequate. Open air bathroom with complete toiletries, shaver, hairdryer. A huge beach bag, 2 flipflops are included as amenities. Flat screen TV have very good reception with CNN and BBC channel. I was able to watch the world cup nightly.... More

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

Dear Emerson777, Thank you for taking time sharing your stay experience with us on Tripadvisor following your recent stay. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed your holiday with us and every aspects of the hotel. It is our great pleasure to read that our team members have shown their initiatives to make your stay memorable. I... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff at the Holiday Inn Kandooma are what made our stay so fantastic. From the GM who left us a handwritten card and champagne since we were there on our honeymoon, to Ali the housekeeper who went out of his way to find my wife a diffuser for her hair dryer, to Guan (sp?) who took us on a... More

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

Dear Apat49022, We would like to thank you for your wonderful review about us on Tripadvisor following your recent stay. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay on our Overwater Villa. It is our great pleasure to read that our team has done a great job to make your stay pleasant and memorable. I will definitely... More

Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While it was beautiful, we were sad that water sports were for a fee. Wind surfing, kayak all to be paid excessive charges. Snorkeling gear is free though. Don't pay for inclusive alcohol at $71 per day per person, unless you wish to be written off every night & day. Drinks are OK $< you can get a beer $5... More

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

Dear KarenP255060, Thank you for valuable feedback with us on Tripadvisor. We are happy to read that you have a great time with us. We thank you for mentioning some areas that we certainly can look into and improve on. Your valuable feedback is important for us in our on going review as we are committed to deliver the best... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I returned to the Holiday Inn this year, mainly for 3 reasons: 1) friendliness of the staff 2) proximity to Male (45 min by speedboat, ideal if you only stay for a couple of days) and 3) the right quality/price balance. And I made the right choice with no regrets. This time I went end of May and it was... More

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

Dear Stephanie V, Thank you for your loyalty to the hotel and taking time for sharing your stay experience with us on Tripadvisor. First of all, we are very pleased to read that you had an amazing time with us and you liked some of the new changes that we did such as more comfy beach chairs and removed the... More

Noosa, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, this is a great 4+ star resort, especially for Surfers and families. The Stay Indulgence Package is a must as it allows you to drink, eat and use most equipment without further costs. The Villas are great and perfectly accommodated. The temp in June is perfect and the water temp superb. Issues that need sorting out: 1. Today they... More

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

Dear Deansmallman911, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor and we are happy to hear that you recommend our Resort for Surfers and Families and that you are happy with your villa experience and our wonderful "Stay Indulgent Package". We were sorry to hear that you experienced some shortcomings in our services, but we appreciate you letting us know these... More

Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband treated me and our youngest daughter to a fantastic surprise for my 50th. We had been to The Maldives 20 years ago and have always wanted to return. The service from beginning to end was exemplary-even if things didn't go as planned they were always resolved with no fuss and a great can do attitude. The kids club... More

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

Dear Elspeth D, 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 birthday celebration with your family in our little paradise. It is our great pleasure to hear that your daughter had a special Easter in the Maldives and... 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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Also Known As:
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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