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Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort

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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#2 of 2 hotels in Bandos
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Newly built & designed; the modern & contemporary private resort is a short 10 minute speedboat ride from the airport. Catch some rays at the beach where you can go snorkeling, or dive at the 5 star padi Dive School or parasailing. Our over-water restaurant, beach-side bar, the spa and gym with beach views are some of our facilities.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Rashi wrote a review Sep 21
1 contribution
I went to malahini on my transit to canada as i had to go through the indirect flight, it was all good at first but yes once you are in the room, they take so long to answer your concerns and the room service is worst, i went for one day but there was no room cleaning for the whole day till the check out , eventhough after i call for like 10 times, noone showed up. The other thing which i hated about it is they were not clearly informative about the rules and rwgulations and use your consent as a weapon against you. We were not completely informed about the usage of equipment and so when we checked out, i was told that i have a 50$ penalty as there was a coffee stain in the electronic kettle, and i was shocked because on the transit ,you dont carry much money along with you and upon asking, they were mean and rude and asked to pay the whole amount. They were not so warming after this event and i would not recommend this island to anyone in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
J J wrote a review Sep 15
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I Want to thank everyone at malahini for my amazing stay very welcoming can't wait to come back next year food is the best has amazing chefs ! Thank you dipak vikash and the one and only ashok! Amazing food !!!!! To all tourist please treat all staff members with respect they are great kind people thank you to all the staff at malahini chefs cleaners waiters bartenders and all the staff see you again soon 😊
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Chiron wrote a review Sep 15
Bangalore District, India5 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff are racist and rude for no reason towards Indian tourists. Right from the time of exchanging messages about reservation on booking.com till the check out, staff ensured that Indian tourists are not welcome here, if they do come, they deserve to be ill treated. - I requested transfer from the airport to resort on messages on booking.com, they went unanswered. - I was stranded in the airport on arrival without transfer, had to call the resort multiple times only receive answers like "you can call after some time". - My previous hotel shared the split shard form with this property as per the policy, yet the staff here did not process in time and delayed my check in. - After much struggling, I reach the resort and check in at 8:30 PM. Following morning at 7 AM, I get a call from reception asking to check out. I had to tell them that I will check out at usual check out time ie post 10 AM. Yet again I receive another call and a staff is sent to room for check out. I had to spend 20 mins explaining why I don't want to check out when they decide, instead, I will check out when the time usual check out time is. - Despite of all this, I preferred to smile while talking to them, none of the staff ever even returned a smile. Instead have condescending and care a damn attitude. In past, I have had a few small issues while travelling around the world with different hotels, they are often systemic, or a one off human error in the system, when brought to the notice, they were rectified, so, I choose to rather appreciate their willingness to accept mistakes and improve their service. But this resort's staff have no sense of professionalism or guest experience, and are ingrained with racism and disdain for Indian travellers, they do not consider us respect worthy humans. They are just bothered about the money they can get from your card, not your experience with their resort. I don't recommend this property to any traveller, especially Indian.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Pls check the speed boat transfer and other hidden costs.
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CSM wrote a review Sep 13
Coimbatore District, India1 contribution
We stayed there for 14 days and the trip was excellent.Immediately after clearance from immigration and customs at male airport, we were received by a representative of the resort. Then we were taken to the resort by a speed post in less than 15 minutes. We were well received by the staff at reception and we were immediately allotted the room booked by us. The restaurant at the resort is super and continental food is served. We had already booked for breakfast lunch and dinner. Being a pure vegetarian I didn't find much difference the food I had in India and in the resort restaurant. Executive Chef Mr. Ashok and his staff Mahipal, Amdadul Rana Ajithand ither staff great care in selecting and serving the vegetarian food for us and their courteous service was excellent. Coffee and tea were so good that I felt I was in Tamilnadu. Rooms were very comfortable Room service was also excellent. I recommend this resort for a pleasant stay. Overall a very pleasant experience
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Kaswiz wrote a review Sep 9
Helsinki, Finland108 contributions34 helpful votes
We stayed for 9 nights and we were more than satisfied with our time at the Malahini Kuda Bandos. Their garden rooms are really nice and comfortable, but you should definitely choose the beach villa for amazing luxury and comfort (we changed in the middle of our trip, so we tried both). Snorkeling and scuba diving are the best activities in Maldives. Just in the house reef of Kuda Bandos you can see beautiful sharks, rays and even sea turtles! But beware of the titan triggerfish, they can be a bit aggressive. 😅 It is also a good idea to bring a pair of swimming shoes with you since the beach has some broken down corals and other small stuff that can be a bit hard for bare feet. One of our favorite things about the hotel was the amazing service that they provided no matter the time or the issue. We travel a lot, but rarely have we come across such high quality service throughout the facility. Our vacation at Malahini Kuda Bandos was truly unforgettable and perfect. 😊👌
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Boat ride from airport to the island takes about 15 minutes, so it’s located conveniently close!
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$137 - $510 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort?
Nearby attractions include Manta Point (0.8 miles), Hulhumale Mosque (4.4 miles), and Banana Reef (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thila, Family Room Cafe, and Kurumba Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Bandos.
Are any cleaning services offered at Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mulee Aage (6.0 miles).
Does Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.