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“Excellent experience in Maldives” 5 of 5 stars
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Arora Inn
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Rah Vashaa Hingun, Heaven, 08460   |  
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Ranked #15 of 36 Maafushi Island B&B and Inns
Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent experience in Maldives”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

It’s a very nice place to visit and stay. We stayed 3 nights in Arora Inn. It's a new guesthouse with clean and air-conditioned rooms + wifi. There is a wonderful view from terrace on the ocean. Guesthouse provides various activities - we went on Sand bank, Picnic island and were snorkeling. Public beach is nearby. It’s a great option to stay in, very recommended. To compare with other places in Maafushi, there is great manager of the guesthouse - Mohamed who is really very helpful and nice guy !!! together with very welcoming, friendly and helpful staff, trying the best to make your holiday unforgetable, we had great time there !

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We really had a great stay at Arora! It was the best choice in Maafushi Island! We stayed there for 5 days 4 nights and we were really satisfied. The place was very clean and they tidy up your room everyday. It had great view at the restaurant of the sea and the sunset. It was just a short walk going to the beach intended for foreigners where you can wear bikini.
The staff were very helpful. They make sure that you really have a great time. They were very prompt in meeting our needs. They arranged activities for us and the staff were always there to guide us. We went to swim with the manta ray on our 2nd day and the staff will swim with you if you don't feel confident and they will make sure you see wonderful sea creatures. On the way to banana reef, we saw dozens of dolphins just swimming by. It was really amazing. They also let us borrow snorkelling gears and their go pro camera. We went to the sand bank and the picnic inn island and they arranged and served our lunch. We dint have to worry about anything since they were always a step ahead of our needs. It was also worth to do a day trip to Biyaadho resort.
Maldivian food is really interesting. The breakfast that came with our room reservations was decent considering the cheap price.
I cant wait to go back to this place, an affordable way to enjoy Maldives.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Cristina

We decided to stay in maafushi island at Arora Inn as the tour package offered was interesting for a 4-day stay in Maldives. And we were right, it was exciting, fun-filled and relaxing holiday. Everything was arranged accordingly and it turned out a wonderful getaway for us--comfy accommodation, amazing & exciting outdoor activities, good food and great staff:)
Maldives - a real paradise!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Leshan, Sichuan, China
2 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I have been to Arora inn for 5 days and 4 nights, it's located in the south of Maafushi Island, which is close to Male City, with 90 mins by ferry.
The surroundings of the house is quiet, so I might have a good sleep at the first day I came here. The staff had a menu with a lot of water activities like snorkeling, diving, sandbank trip, islands trip, nightly fishing etc. Also the other menu showed varieties of food. So I knew that the only thing I should do was getting what I liked.
So I went snorkeling and sandbank trip during the next 2 days, the sightseeing outside the island was amazing!
The delicious meals were served after activities. Because the restaurant was on the second floor, and was to the west side of the island, I could enjoy beautiful sunset when I was having dinners there.
In last 2 days, I went around this funny island, as there were a lot of local residents living here, I gotta know about them. Sometimes I stayed in beach, which was in the north of island.
Overall, I just took some days for Maldives while travelled in Sri Lanka, but I have been attracted by all good things in Arora inn. Now I should make a plan to go back to Arora Inn again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kragero Municipality, Norway
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Arora Inn is the perfect place to stay if you want to visit Maafushi. The rooms were clean, and the staff was very helpful and nice. I didnt like the spicy Maldivian food, so they made it less spicy gfo me. They also have a great menu of continental food. And the food was very good, and very nice price :-) There is a mini bar in the room, perfect and cheap. They also can arrange divivng, snorkling, and other things for you. Ask them for tips of what to do :-) The Iland is nice and clean, and the lokals are very friendly :-)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Katowice, Poland
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

...on the island of Maafushi. The island is easily accessible from the airport or from Male’ either by a speedboat or ferryboat.
We spent 1 week at the Arora Inn, what can I say: The hotel was fantastic and had everything we needed: great service, excellent food, fresh fruit juices, beautiful location. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were very clean and comfortable, the towel art was incredible.
We could have watching the on TV the Champions League final BVB vs Bayern! Thanks guys :)
I highly recomment this hotel!
We'll be back ;)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lubliniec, Poland
2 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

It’s a nice place to visit and stay, with very welcoming, friendly and helpful staff, trying the best to make you feel like at home. It's a brand new guesthouse with clean and comfy air-conditioned rooms, great service and wifi. There is a beautiful view on the Ocean from the terrace where tasty meals are served. Guesthouse provides excursions to other islands, also you can go for a night fishing, snorkeling or eat dinner with local family. Public beach is few minutes walk from the guesthouse. It’s a great option to stay in, very recommended. Wish to come back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rah Vashaa Hingun, Heaven, 08460
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Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Maafushi Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Maafushi Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arora Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arora Inn is located on Maafushi Island in Maldives, about 27 km from the city centre. The on-site Arora Café serves both Western and Maldivian cuisines. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property.All rooms come with air conditioning and a minibar. The en suite bathroom has a shower and hairdryer. Room service is available 24 hours.From Male International Airport, guests can take the 1-hour, 30-minute journey by scheduled ferry to Arora Inn. Alternatively, there is also a speedboat transfer service which takes 35 minutes'.Guests can enjoy water sports activities at the beach, or make use of the barbecue facilities. Luggage can be stored at the 24-hour front desk. ... more   less 
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