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Surf View Hotel
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Majeedhi Magu, Male 20006   |  
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Breakfast Buffet
Ranked #11 of 28 Male B&B and Inns
Lucerne, Luzern, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Thumbs up for the service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The stay was okay, stable wifi, average food served, the room was comfortable. And the best part of my staying experience here is the staff! They have really nice, helpful and friendly staffs here. They greet you whenever they see you and I really feel at home.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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38 hotel reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Here we pay around 60 dollars for a night at special rate, we didn't expect much, it is a room which is very cheap, white wall painting, old fashion toilet, small and thin pillow, blanket is a bed sheet, small tv hanging at the corner of the room, not very clean desk and chair....No view (also no window) from some rooms. There are no choice at reasonable price in Male, what to do !?

Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

I would highly recommend this hotel. It's easy to find, it's near from the jetties and main shops and the room is worth your money. They have free internet but it's not much reliable, I was staying in the 3rd floor and net was very slow. And they don't have elevators, get your legs ready for the long way up if you're in the higher floors. They have all the amenities needed in a room, a reef, water heater, cable flat screen tv and a great shower room. Bed was fine although pillows were too small and blankets were low quality. The downside during my stay was that there was an event in the artificial beach and it was soooo noisy.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

I visit this hotel every time when i come Male. If u worried abt money come here to stay. N gd location just near main road. Near airport terminal i can walk togo there. In front of hotel it has bus stop to travel male. N this hotel is easy to go anywhere also near artificial beach. Choose this hotel

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

-Rooms are not well maintained and humid
Wi - fi is free but Limited internet access in the second floor, you need to go down to lobby for better connection
No safety box

-Good location, if you are catching international flight or moving to island
5 minutes away from jetty number 1
Friendly staff
In comparison with other hotels in male Surf View is affordable

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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81 hotel reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I stayed three nights here. Hotel is conveniently located at the eastern end of the main drag right next to the artificial beach and not to far from the airport ferry jetty.

I have read other reviews about this hotel stating that the bed linen was stained and staff rude. I didn't experience that. On the contrary, rooms were clean with AC and staff helpful. I got upgraded to a room with sea view the last two nights.

The only minor drawbacks worth mentioning was the lack of an elevator which didn't bother me since I need exercise and that the WiFi sometimes was off the agenda.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with sea view. If you have problems walking ask for a room on the first floor since t...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I am really upset and suspect some dishonest evaluation from some tripadvisor members .Tripadvisor should quickly request removing of its stickers from the door of this shack. This hotel is unhealthy,unsanitary . Electricity and plumbery looks have been made by rookie handyman. Never see an hotel so dirty . Towels and bed sheets were grey. No protection between sheet and really rotten mattress .Walls and ceiling covered of heavy damp patches .Windows glass broken , hazardous stairs,etc.... I don t understand how someone could recommend this ruin. How possible to talk about cheap price ? Have a look on my pics . pricelist notably. Swindle only !

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  • Stayed December 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Surf View Hotel

Address: Majeedhi Magu, Male 20006
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Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Male
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Male
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Surf View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surf View is the only elegant hotel which overlooks the breathtaking panoramic views of outlying Artificial Beach and the popular surfing area of the city. Since surfing is fast becoming a popular sport among holiday makers, Surf View has become a very desirable hotel among the tourists. All rooms are designed with modern furnishing and are equipped with private balconies, attached bathroom, hot & cold fresh water, air conditioning, cable TV with satellite channels IDD telephone, mini fridge and Wi-Fi internet. Surf View offers comfort and relaxation to the mind and body by being in the best location in Male’. Your happiness is our pleasure. ... more   less 
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