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“the place where i found peace” 5 of 5 stars
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Ukulhas Inn
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Orchid Road, 09030   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Ukulhas B&B and Inns
Male
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“the place where i found peace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

its was a great experience to explore the island, know the people and the culture, it was a pleasant stay in the guest house and at the same time working with the staff, as a foreigner working in the island i didn't feel that I'm separated, i feel home and the people were very hospitable and kind. The service that they offer to the guest is the same level of hospitality that a 5 star hotel can give. Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I recently spent 2 nights at this hotel, and thoroughly enjoyed my stay!

The room I stayed in was spacious and clean, and included free Wi-Fi, a toothbrush, toothpaste, a mini bar, DVD player, TV, adjustable air conditioning, a wardrobe, desk, a comfortable bed and more.. Upon arrival I was given a plate of fruit and a big glass of orange juice. I also had complimentary water and breakfast during my stay.

Ukulhas Inn is in close proximity to the beach, in a tranquil and quiet location. Great for relaxation, but they also have many activities and excursions (such as scuba diving, fishing and snorkeling) to choose from if you're looking for a bit more action. Plus a super friendly staff, more than willing to keep you company and chat hours away!

The private beach is picturesque, looks just like a postcard! I spent many hours there every day and felt like I was in a part of paradise. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to.

Also make sure you visit the gift shop in the backyard of the hotel, Hussain has made some amazing paintings and other souvenirs, perfect to bring home as a memory! :)

What I loved most about this hotel was definitely the incredibly warm and friendly staff. They did everything they could to make my stay pleasant and made every guest feel special. Truly felt like home away from home, but with a bit more sunshine and a heavenly beach to go with it ;)
Would give Ukulhas Inn more than 5 stars if I could!

  • Stayed February 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

If you are one of those who wish to enjoy the pristine beaches of Maldivies but dont want to shelve thousands on the resorts, Ukulhas Inn is a perfect hideout. Its a newly opened (Nov 2012) hotel.
Based on the local island of Ukulhass, is this small 3-4 rooms hotel. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious. All basic amenities like WiFi, Flat screen TV, AC, fridge were present. Some small add-ons like a mobile to contact the hotel, torch made it more accessible.

The island itself shows you the rustic Maldivian lifestyle with a small population of about 900. Another benefit is the availability of the local ferry from Male to Ukulhas (takes ~ 4 hours) which arranged for free by the Hotel. So, you can further save on the Air Taxi which costs around 300USD per person.

The hotel has its own small private beech, with beech hut & chairs where locals are not allowed. They arrange fun filled excursions at very reasonable prices and can also help you book some private islands for a day trip.

But what made our stay special was the warm & friendly staff of Fazeel, Hussain & Rishafa who treated us like their own family guests. From traditional Maldivian breakfast with their family, a picnic to a secluded island where we all cooked on the beach, to a delicious homemade Maldivian lunch arranged by these guys made our trip very memorable.

For around 100$/day (inc. 10%+8% Tax, 8$/head Bed Tax), this was one of the best deals we could find.

Some Cons of the hotel:
1. Ukulhas Inn does not have its own restaurant & there is only one other on the island and you are hugely dependent on their below average service
2. Faced some issues with wi-fi, TV and mattress but the staff was prompt to sort it out

Overall, would highly recommend this to any budget traveler who wants to explore Maldives.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Ukulhas Inn

Address: Orchid Road, 09030
Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > North Ari Atoll > Ukulhas
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Ukulhas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ukulhas Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Ukulhas Inn we have private beach and created an exclusive island sanctuary for all seasoned travelers, whether you are a couple on a quixotic escape or a family seeking to enjoy quality time together. We provide a wide range of activities, from undersea activities to overwater; literally there is something for everyone. Ukulhas Inn opens the door for an adventures gateway to explore the Maldivian culture and at the same time enjoy a peaceful holiday vacation. ... more   less 
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