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Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort

3rd Floor Jazeera Building No.15 Malahini Holdings Pvt. Ltd., Kuda Bandos 20077
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#1 of 1 resort in Kuda Bandos
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.5
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
Nestled within the Kaafu atoll, encompassing a picturesque lagoon, white sandy beaches and turquoise crystal-clear water, Malahini Kuda Bandos is just a 10-minute speed boat ride away from the International Airport. Driven towards perfecting your ideal tropical holiday experience, Malahini opens its doors with extensive enhancements including new room categories, restaurants, modern amenities and refurbishments to the exiting ambience. Inspired by local Maldivian island homesteads and modern lavish interiors, our new room categories are the perfect blend of contemporary and tradition. Teeming with essence and style, our meticulously chosen and handcrafted furniture, washed with gentle celadons and sublime views create a fusion of every element that fills each of our Sunrise Beach Pool Villas, Sunset Beach Pool Suites and Lagoon Pool Villas with its unique charm.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Spa
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Diving
Snorkeling
Fishing
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English
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4.5 of 5 bubbles1,441 reviews
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Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort is often commended for its spotless cleanliness and inviting ambiance, enriched by cultural events and special decorative touches in rooms that guests find comfortable and well-serviced. While opinions on value are divided, with some finding it pricey, the hotel's location captivates many with its picturesque beauty, despite some rocky beach areas. The amenities, including luxurious pool villas and various dining options, are generally well-received, though there are occasional remarks about the cost of activities and a need for better service coordination, particularly at the bar.
Location
Picturesque
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Comprehensive
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Amad A wrote a review Feb 2024
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My time at Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort was incredible! The place is like a dream—gorgeous beaches, clear water, and total relaxation. But the real star was Chef Amdadul's food—it was out of this world! Every meal was a feast for the taste buds. The staff were super friendly too, making me feel totally spoiled. If you want a slice of paradise, this place is it
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Aletta wrote a review Feb 2024
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
Beautiful resort. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Got upgraded, which means we didn't need to change rooms mid stay. Shampoo and shower gel profided, but no hair conditioner. Coffee and tea in room, as well as room service. Will tell friends about my wonderful stay here in Malahini Resort.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Omar B wrote a review Feb 2024
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The room we stayed in was simply magnificent. All the staff without exception, the General Manager Easa Mohamed, Vanessa at the restaurant reception and the staff Anil, salika, Supun, Eni, Maaga, Ajay, Ibrahim, Jeena and many others and all the staff at the reception of the hotel, Nabaa, everyone was so attentive!!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Come with your smile, stress will desapear!
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Muhammad E wrote a review Feb 2024
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Had 3 days of fabulous stay. Amazing place, Nice room, Special mention to Front office team, Fifi, Nifsal and Arutte. from Maaga Eni. Amazing people and very attentive staff. The food variety was excellent, Live station, Like: Pasta, So good. Hope to see you soon.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Heidi wrote a review Feb 2024
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We stayed two weeks in Malahini Kuda Bandos in a Garden Room. Two weeks on a really small island was maybe a bit too much as there wasn't anything else to do except lying under a palmtree. The room was nice. The cleaning was ok, but sometimes we had to ask from the reception for towels etc and the cleaning times were unpredictable. The island is really small and closeness to Male is both a good thing (transfer times) and a bad thing (lots of trafic and the view towards Hulhumale was not great). The sand on the island has shifted almost totally to the other side of the island where the main beach is located, so some of the pictures I had seen before weren't accurate anymore, but we actually enjoyed the small beach area near Marine Recreation Hub more than the big beach. Also the bar was much better than the big bar on the main beach, where the drinks weren't good and service wasn't great either. But in Bar75 Harsha made great drinks and was very nice and provided excellent service. Food in main restaurant was great and the guys working behind the "Live food" counter (Amdadul, Dipak, Sodesh and Vishal) were always nice and smiling, so were the waiters, especially a young man, I think his name was Ayjay. We had half board and the drinks, especially a bottle of wine, was really expensive and I felt that the island was more expensive to for example Sun Island Villa Resort, where I've been many times. For the room we got a good deal from Expedia. The weather wasn't great and it was very cloudy and windy almost all the time, so we didn't do any excursions and did very little snorkeling. I have to say, at the beginning, I was worried about the parrots they had locked in short chains next to the Marine Recreation Hub. But when the wind calmed down they did let them fly around free multiple times, except the little one, who was getting really bored :( , so I think the birds were ok and were treated better than many other animals in other places.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Balázs L wrote a review Feb 2024
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I was here with my family, everybody liked the food. The variaty and freshness of the foods were also excellent. Dipak, Amdadul, Sodesh, Vishal and Rana cared always about the best experience! The waiters were also kind. I would high recommend! Thank you!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Edmund B. wrote a review Feb 2024
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Excellent resort at Maledives. Enjoying Hotel and other places at the island. Most wonder bar75 next ocean offers huge number od drinks and smothis. Nice Harsha prepares a lot od delicios for us. It was great time here. Strongly recommend!!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Roberta B wrote a review Feb 2024
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It was an amazing experience in the Malahini Kuda Bandos. Food, drinks, rooms, locations was very good. Stuff are so kind and helpful and they are always smiley. Thank you for HARSHA who is working in the Bar 75, he made the best cocktails for us. He is very professional and he has an excellent customer service skills. Also thank you for the bartender in the Blue Bar who is working in the afternoon, he made a very nice experience for me and for my fiance. Thanks guys!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: The sun is very strong. Our first day was absolutely no sun and we’ve got a very big sunburn. We...
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Inths wrote a review Feb 2024
Honolulu351 contributions
Stayed for five nights in a superior room on a half board basis. Welcomed at the airport and within thirty minutes was speeding across the water to the island. Previously we have used seaplane transfers to other islands so was different but only took fifteen minutes. Welcome was as expected, friendly staff with reasonable explanation of facilities, we were staying on a half board basis. Room was first floor, clean but basic though comfortable. Short distance to walk to the buffet restaurant Maaga, the Bluu bar and the best (only?) beach on the island. The main beach is kept clean by the grounds staff and is soft white powder sand, with mostly easy access into the water. There could be more sunbeds available and umbrellas as they are limited and do get ‘booked up’ with towels fairly early in the morning. Was very impressed with the buffet restaurant, the quality of the food and variations especially in an evening made for having great meals with fresh pasta available every evening. Being British I did appreciate that every night there was a hot pudding with custard, so light. But there were tastes to satisfy everyone. Special mention to Eni, a waitress who always smiled and was so kind. Our day would brighten whenever she served us. Four stars, not five, we thought there was a ‘public’ swimming pool based on some of the publicity photos but the pools are only in a few villas on the island. All staff were excellent and as with most hotels in the Maldives, friendly and welcoming.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dave C wrote a review Feb 2024
Antalya, Türkiye19 contributions
Superbly relaxing. Exceptional food every day of the week and accommodation was perfect. Staff were so helpful especially Vanessa the Maitre de in the restaurant. She couldn’t do enough to help. All the bar staff were so engaging we loved joining Harsha in Bar 75.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$215 - $541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollNorth Male AtollKuda Bandos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
76
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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 Beach (4.9 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 The Red Snapper & Coffee Beans, Cloud Signature, and Red Snapper and Coffee Beans Reserve.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the center of Kuda 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.