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Hotel Elite Inn
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Nirolhu Magu, Hulhumale 20096   |  
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Ranked #26 of 35 Hulhumale B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Firstly I must say that the staff we dealt with were friendly and tried to help where possible. The issues started when we checked into the room:
1. There was a clump of pubic hair in the toilet and hair in the shower suggesting that the toilet was not cleaned before we got the room.
2. There was rubbish and old slippers(?) under the bed as well as a good measure of dust.
3. The fridge was not a "minibar" and was in fact not even switched on.
4. There were no coffee or tea making facilities in the room as advertised.
5. No windows. There is a however a door(?) leading to a small balcony and had old cigarette buds in an ashtray on the balcony wall.
6. The "sattelite" TV has 4 channels. Two indian channels, a sport channel and a news channel
7. There is construction all around the hotel so was noisy from contruction in the area all day until late.
8. The Elite Inn does not have a restaurant and has to order food from a restaurant from somewhere far away. (We could not find any restaurants on the island). The food was overdone and tatsteless so may be worth going to Male' for dinner.
9. The hotel is far from the Male' ferry so needed to get a taxi each time to and from the ferry.
10. We waited about 45 minutes in reception at 07:00 before we saw staff. When I asked where the reception staff was I was told they were sleeping.
11. The breakfast is not a la carte as advertised and is basically 3 slices of bread, some apple, jam, orange juice and your choice of coffee or tea. We didn't even bother with breaksfast the next day.
12. Only certain types of taxis are allowed between the island and airport and the hotel uses Airport Express which will cost you $16 return. Be ready for this hidden cost. These taxi drivers drive recklessly without any consideration for their passengers and our driver nearly had a head-on collision while driving 120 km/h in a 40 km/h zone.

This hotel is far from everything and is not value for money. It is really worth spending a bit more and going to the aiport hotel with easy connections to the airport and Male'.

Room Tip: We had the corner room 202 and was horrible. There is a small random window (the only window) near t...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Ok for a few hours, but if you are going to stay, the rooms are tiny wee boxes, staff very sweet, I stayed 5 hours, cried when I arrived. You get what you pay for. No pool, no restaurant, rooms with no windows eeeeek,

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Arrived late at night by Malaysia Airlines from Kuala Lumpur. Hotel representatives wait for us at arrival hall gate. Transfer to hotel by taxi provided by the hotel. They served welcome drinks and cold tower. Check In was smooth and our room located on the same floor with the lobby which is on the 1st floor.

The room was small with attached bathroom. All amenities was provided but the view from room was not good. Whole area of Hulhumale was new and the area was so quiet and a lot of construction works going on. Pressure in the bathroom was great.

Breakfast was adequate but not good. Transfer to Seaplane terminal was using mini bus which is no air conditioning. Overall, this is the cheapest place that i got for a night stay before flying to Hilton.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

A very good transfer hotel, Although it's not so big.The hotel owner is friendly and try his best to make our stay comfortable. A deluxe room may be a better choice. Complimentary WiFi is available in room.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nirolhu Magu, Hulhumale 20096
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Hulhumale
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Ranked #26 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Hulhumale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Elite Inn 4*
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