A few days prior to departing to The Residence, they emailed a pre-arrival form which I gave them details for my inbound and outbound flights.
On September 2013 at 11:35 am, I arrived in Male and The Residence arranged a flight to Kooddoo 2 at 1:10 pm. The Residence arranged for entry to the lounge. BUT at 12:20 we were ushered into the waiting area (after passing through the X-Ray). Unfortunately, the flight was delayed till 3 pm! So we sat at the waiting area for over 2 hours because we were not ushered back to the lounge and The Residence representatve was not there to help!!
I finally arrived at the Residence a little after 16:35 pm. Upon arrival, the beauty of the island made me forget the delay.
And I had wonderful 4 nights there. Until the night before departure. The Hotel arranged:
5:45 am collection of luggages and check-out
6:45 am boat ride to Kooddoo 2 (BUT BREAKFAST NOT AVAILABLE TILL 7 am!)
I argued with the staff at Dinning Room that all I wanted was toast, and the toaster can be switched on anytime (I presumed). Reluctantly, the staff opened the breakfast at 6:15 am!
8:05 am flight from Kooddoo 2 to Male.
BUT THE RESIDECE KNEWS IN ADVANCE MY FLIGHT FROM MALE TO SINGAPORE WOULD BE 14:15!! I WAITED IN MALE FOR 4 HOURS WITH NO PLACE TO TAKE A NAP AFTER WAKING UP AT 5:30 am!!
I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THE RESIDENCE DID NOT ARRANGE A FLIGHT Q2279 DEPARTING AT 11:45 FOR Kooddoo Airport (GKK) ARRIVING AT Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (MLE) AT 12:50!?
THIS POOR ARRANGEMENT WIPED OUT ALL MY GOOD TIMES AT THE RESIDENCE!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Residence Maldives is a world away from reality. This private island resort is anchored in one of the planet’s widest and deepest atolls, its sugary white sands lapped by sapphire blue waters, its pristine reefs the exclusive playground of its privileged guests. All 94 luxury villas lie on the beach or over the water, their traditional Maldivian architecture enhanced by anything from dedicated butlers to private pools. Dining is an international affair overlooking the Indian Ocean, The Spa by Clarins the only one you’ll find in the entire Maldives archipelago ... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Residence Maldives Falhumaafushi