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“Safe, clean and reasonable price” 4 of 5 stars
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Kaani Lodge
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Kaani Goalhi, Henveiru, Male 20-05   |  
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Ranked #9 of 26 Male B&B and Inns
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“Safe, clean and reasonable price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I could recommend this small lodge for a short stay in Male. It is safe as a staff member is sitting in the entrance area the whole time. The rooms are clean and for a reasonable price and they sell it to a reasonable price. It is a bit hidden and difficult to find.
They also provide basic food and free internet in the lobby area.

Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We were due to stay at this property for an overnight transit from Colombo.

We booked two rooms on the premise that it was within a short walk to/from the airport ferry 'terminal'. It was very difficult to find as most of the 'roads' are little alleys making it difficult to judge which one to turn at. Needless to say we were lost and it was approaching 2330. After a 30 minute detour, and sweating like pigs in the heat, we eventually found the Kaani Lodge only to be told they were overbooked.

After a walk to the main road we were whisked away in a taxi to the Marble Hotel (supposedly a sister hotel - which I doubt) which was probably slightly better accommodations (still basic) than we would have received at the Kanni Lodge and we were able to have them at the same rate as what we would have paid originally.

Overall, this property is very difficult to locate, particularly at night, and due to the overbooking situation, this has been reflected in this rating.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

The hotel has 4 floors and no lift. We were told only the fourth floor has hot water so we took a room on that floor. We like keeping fit so we didn't mind the climb up the stairs. The fan didn't work in our room so we didn't get much sleep. We changed to another room for our second night. It's generally clean and tidy and good value and it's walking distance from the jetty.

Room Tip: No lift, so go for lower floors. Ask if they have hot water in all rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kaani Lodge

Address: Kaani Goalhi, Henveiru, Male 20-05
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Male
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Male
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kaani Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kaani Lodge provides accommodation for business travelers and tourists in the capital island Malé conveniently located just 5 minutes walk from the main tourist jetty and offers comfortable rooms with reasonable rates.Kaani Lodge comprises of 12 rooms with modern amenities, a selection of facilities and a variety of offers for its clients to further enjoy their stay in the Maldives.From Airport it takes around 10 minutes by boat to the capital Male’ jetty and further minutes of walk, will drop you in Kaani Lodge.The hotel mostly fits for the business travelers within Male’ or close by islands or for a stop over from and to your dream vacation in the tropical paradise. ... more   less 
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