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Nasandhura Palace Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male   |  
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Ranked #13 of 38 hotels in Male
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“Good Enough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The hotel is just in front of the airport ferry so it's paradise for those with heavy luggage. The rooms are big and the toilets are clean with basic amenities available. A complete upgrade from other hotels at the back (E.g. Relax Inn). Breakfast was good and had enough choices but mostly South Asian dishes. I always enjoyed having tea outdoors so this place was great and nothing fancy. People at reception were nice and helpful although I could sense most of them were still new or under training. Complimentary internet was available although you'd have to log in again once in a while. I'll definitely stay here if I ever need to stay in Male again.

Room Tip: Get the rooms on the second floor with the balcony as the ones on ground floor are windowless (well...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Terrible terrible experience and suggest not to take this place. Was staying at the hotel and had checked out and then back in after 4 days after telling them I will be back at specific time and date -- only to find out when I returned that they never kept a room available for me. They suggested another hotel (a worse one) and gave an explanation that the guest had not yet checked out for me to get a room. This was a blatant lie. Never compensated me at all. The hotel is overrated and the staff are not sensitive to the guests. I recommend not to stay here.

Room Tip: live on the 1st floor to get natural light.. the ground level rooms is like living in a crypt..
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

This is Male Island, not a luxury resort island, and expectations need to be realistic. With this in mind I'd give it 3.5. It's much better than other hotels in Male that are in the same price range. I had a downstairs room that was big and clean with good TV and wireless internet - just don't expect a view. The service is ok and the breakfast buffet is good too. It's also almost opposite the airport ferry and 50 minutes from one of the island ferry terminals - in which (upstairs at the back) is the Sea House cafe / restaurant - one of the best in Male.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

actually we booked surf view hotel but when saw the rooms try to change the surfview 0 star or surf view prison to this hotel with the same price!!!
we only saw the rooms and location that it was good for male standard and one night stop over. the rooms (dulux) was big, clean and looked comfort, location was very good( near jetty terminal and sea house restaurant).

Room Tip: nice hotel with good location,try to contact directly to thhe hotel for booking much cheaper than ot...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Male hotel just to spend 1 night... It may have been a luxury hotel 50 years ago, now has a nice reception, but the rooms have awful view and are pretty basic...

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

I was there for 2 days. Most of the time, i was out. I wouldn't recommend this if you visit with your family. You don't get what you paid for.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

This is the worst hotel i ever stayed in my life. The staff is uncaring and uncourteous. The promise lot of things but when you actually checkin you find it was all false commitment.
There are many other good hotels in Male with better service. Dont ever think of staying in this hotel...
One word Terrible................

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Male
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 38 hotels in Male
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Nasandhura Palace Hotel 3*
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