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“Little paradise with friendly people” 5 of 5 stars
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Mathiveri Inn Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   20237   |  
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“Little paradise with friendly people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

It was our first visit to Maldives and we had a great time during these few days in Mathiveri. Room was spacious and cleaned every day. We enjoyed tasty local food and pizza. We chose Maldivian breakfast which was great and big (fish roshi, pancakes, egg,..).
Staff were very nice and helpful. Ismail welcomed us in harbour, prepared a fresh coconut welcome drink and made an excursion of the island. He also helped us when it was not sure if the public ferry to Male would be cancelled (be aware that it may happen in rainy season) and found alternative transport, otherwise we would have to go by expensive speedboat or sea-plane.
Also the agency in Male contacted us before our arrival, bought us the ferry tickets to Mathiveri in advance and welcomed us in Male. We really felt that the people took care about us all the time, don't be afraid that you will be lost in Maldives.
The island is beautiful, especially white beaches and clear water. Most of the time, we had the beaches for ourselves. You can also go by boat or swim to the close Picnic island and feel like Robinson Crusoe - if current gets very strong, it may not be just feeling ;) You can snorkel around both of the islands - corals, fish, stingrays, baby-sharks and maybe more. The guesthouse also arrange snorkelling trip to reef, unfortunately there were not good conditions for us to try it.
The place is very quiet and we slept very well, the only thing disturbing our sleep was a morning prayer from nearby mosque. If you are not an early bird, it will wake you up around 5 am – but I guess it is the same for all places on local islands.
There is no cash machine/exchange on the island, but the guesthouse prefers payment in USD, ruffias are useful in shops/cafe.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Had a fantastic time and was very spoilt by the Sameer family as the first guest of the Mathiveri Inn on Mathiveri Island in the North Ari Atoll in the Maldives. This is the place to go if you want a real Maldivian cultural experience with great local food and a fresh green coconut juice daily. Detox time - No alcohol here! Rooms are spacious and comfy with AC, fans, hot water and free wifi in common area. The island is a 6-7hr local ferry ride from Male and has a beautiful white sandy beach to swim at (the local customs don't permit bikinis though). Can highly recommend the boat ride across to Picnic Island where the snorkelling was great and you have more privacy & freedom. I spent 3 weeks in the Maldives 1 week at a resort and the other 2 weeks at local islands of Mathiveri & Maafushi. The time spent at Mathiveri Inn really enabled me to meet the local Maldivians and would highly recommend to those travellers looking for a cultural experience

  • Stayed June 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is the our very first trip to Maldives. We have stayed at Mathiveri inn in Mathiveri Island. The hotel is very clean and staff are very friendly and very helpful. The island is very clean, friendly local people all the beaches around the island are very clean. Crystal and clear blue lagood is our favorite part of the vacation. During the day time, most the times we have spent in small private island next to Mathiveri. The island is for us, no body else are there and we can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and sun shining with bikini. Simply I ca say this is the most amazing vacation I ever had in my life. I did experience real life of Maldives with super Maldivian people. The island life is amazing. Nice traditional food. Enjoy lot with beach BBQ at night after sunset fishing. Thank you each and everyone of this super island.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 20237
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Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > North Ari Atoll > Mathiveri Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Mathiveri Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mathiveri Inn Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mathiveri Inn Hotel is located on one of the local islands named Mathiveri in Maldives, Mathiveri is located at the middle of North Ari Atoll within 6 hours of transport from Male’ by ferry service and 2 hours by speed Boat. The island, surrounded by the breathtaking ocean, measures about 0.775 km in length and around 0.475 Km in width. Distance from Male’ 84.82 km. Population 834. ... more   less 
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