Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
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#1 of 25 hotels in Vaavu Atoll
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The sweeping views from each and every chic room at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives are cleverly complemented by the airy, open, Italian-styled interiors. In our water villas, it’s nothing but you and the open sea. Our peaceful aquatic paradise is home to a bevy of marine life, including the magnificent nurse shark. Harmless to humans, these unhurried creatures can grow up to 10 feet long, and form an impressive sight as they glide leisurely along the reef.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Wifi
Pool with view
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Plunge pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Hindi, Indonesian and 4 more

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Aarah, 20252
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Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives is celebrated for its breathtaking location with pristine beaches and direct reef access, offering travelers a serene paradise. While opinions on value vary, with some guests lauding the all-inclusive packages and others pointing out extra costs, the rooms are frequently commended for their spaciousness and cleanliness, despite occasional maintenance issues. The hotel's atmosphere is vibrant yet welcoming, and the amenities, including luxurious water villas and a variety of activities, generally receive high praise. Although service speed has been a concern for some, the staff's friendly and attentive nature is often highlighted. Cleanliness throughout the resort is consistently applauded.
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Sam Nicholson wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa27 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I just came back from the most amazing stay at Cinnamon Velifushi.
Forget the negative reviews, this place is paradise.
We stayed in a water villa and it was absolutely spectacular. The rooms themselves were so luxurious. We could not fault a single thing with the rooms at all.

The island itself is beautiful and really is a slice of paradise. The way the hotel has been done is gorgeous. The reef is also beautiful and the amount of marine life is an absolute treat. We saw eagle rays, sting rays, moray eel and loads of different fish species.

We did the all inclusive package and were very happy with the selection of drinks and cocktails. However, more variety couldn't hurt.

The staff at Velifushi were so friendly and helpful. Shabaab was our waiter and was excellent. Fayazee was our room attendant and he always made sure our room was spotless and always offered a good chat. Salaam took us on a special tour of the local islands and taught us alot about the local culture and way of life. Salaam was also very friendly and helpful with all out requests. The ladies at the spa were also so friendly.

The only thing that needs to be considered at the hotel is their environmental impact. For example, plastic straws should absolutely not even be an option and neither should plastic bottles. The single-use individual butters, jams, honey etc is very unnecessary. This plastic can't be recycled and it's disappointing to see the hotel endorsing and using this. There was also some building material in the reef (E.g plastic sheeting, wooden planks) and I really hope that Cinnamon will invest some time and money and clean this all up.

But well done to Cinnamon Velifushi and their staff. Considering the resort only opened a few short months and based on the old reviews, the place has been hugely improved.

We cannot wait to come back :)
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from dineshwijenayake, Assistant Manager at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Dear Guest,Greetings from Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives, Thank you for the excellent score posted on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read that you have an excellent and enjoyable holiday in our water world. We are overwhelmed that you find our resort a heaven-like paradise and love the overall product and services offered. Many thanks for the positive feedback on the hospitality of our colleagues, our people go to great lengths to ensure that our guests are given the attention and comfort they deserve. Thank you for praising and recognizing the efforts of our very efficient colleagues Your valuable comment with regard to the plastics are well noted & will ensure to fix those concerns prior to your next visit. We look forward to seeing you soon again.
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pearcebernie2 wrote a review Jan 2020
Ballito, South Africa35 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cinnamon Velifushi opened in October 2019 so it's a fairly new hotel. On arrival we were upgraded to a water bungalow. Wow wow the accommodation was beautiful. We arrived very late and proceeded to dinner. The dining room was a beautiful setting and people are allowed to dress casual.
The food was delicious and it was an international buffet.
We woke up the next morning and we felt like we were in paradise. Our room and deck opened onto the Indian Ocean. The colors and the calm ocean was breathtaking. We spent the next five days relaxing, swimming and eating delicious food. I'm a difficult person to please and I was pleased on every level. The Xmas Eve Gala was five star plus. The hotel outdid itself. A memorable evening.
The accommodation has 3 bars a beautiful swimming pool, a spa, ice cream parlor, a gift shop and a excursion desk. Our objective was to relax and do nothing. So we only did the sunset fishing excursion.
If I have one or two constructive criticism it would be that some of the staff are not fully trained and the staff do not clear plates and glasses left outside a room promptly.
Thank to the hotel for making our bucket list holiday an unforgettable one.
I highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from dineshwijenayake, Assistant Manager at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Dear Guest,Greetings from Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to welcome you for our little patch of paradise and I'm so pleased that you were able to experience so much of what our tiny islands have to offer, including our wonderful villas, relaxing quiet zone and friendly staff. I thank you fro your feedback regarding grand gala dinner on X,mass night. Thank you again for your wonderful review and valuable feedback. I certainly hope we can welcome you back again very soon!
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Mykhailo S wrote a review Nov 2020
Odesa, Ukraine19 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
During our stay in CVM (till 22nd of November 2020), I and my wife feel like in paradise. I will try to be short and inform you about the most important things:
1. Rooms:
We have the experience to live here in two room types - sunrise water bungalow and sunset water bungalow with jacuzzi. Both rooms are excellent and have a nice reef around. Sunrise and sunset views are so cool that it's impossible to describe without words of admiration. Beds located in front of the room terrace entry and even when you are resting inside the room you can enjoy with ocean view. In the room, you can find everything for a perfect stay even the wine freezer.
2. Facilities:
GYM, big shop, rhythm bar, kids club, restaurants, diving center. Here You have everything to attractive holidays. All equipment new and friendly use. Pool Bar "FEN" is fantastic. It located on the white beach adjacent to the swimming pool. We spent several nice evenings there with a live music concert with a very good duo band. During our stay, there were not too many guests in the hotel, and sometimes we have a feeling that all of this is only for us.
3. Swimming, snorkeling
Great reef, amazing underwater life. We were in dozens of Beach hotels before, but underwater sea life here is one of the best which we ever saw. We swim with baby sharks, mantas, and hundreds of other types of fish. The best areas are the reef below the diving center and the reef adjacent to sunset bungalows. If You like snorkeling then this hotel was built for You.
4. Personnel:
5* stars resort - 5* stars personnel. If they are doing something they are doing it for You and to make you happy. Compare to other hotels around the world where I have a chance to be a guest this one easily won a 1st place reward in my heart. As my wife told me several times: "They are so nice and caring, that I want to cry".
5. Food:
Tasty, varied, hearty, prettily organized. All dishes decorated like in Michelin 5 stars restaurants
6. Island:
If You want luxury style photos from the Maldives then this island is for You. White sand, turquoise sea, and long palms will make your photos looks exciting.
7. COVID -19:
We feel ourselves safely all the time. Personnel always in masks and hygienic procedures are implemented as per highest standard.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Dinesh Wijenayake, Other at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
Responded Nov 22, 2020
Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives, Thank you for sharing "few days in paradise" review on trip advisor. We are delighted to learn that you had an incredible experience whilst staying with us. Many thanks for the positive feedback on the hospitality, services, and facilities. Specially with regard to the Covid -19 safety measures. thank you for your remarks as you label us " Paradise". We will continue to strive in delivering quality services, allowing our guests to indulge in the best they deserve. Undeniably, we have a magnificent island. It was our privilege of having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back at the resort.
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Sarjoo wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned form our trip at Cinnamon Velifushi, and it was one of the best trips we have had. From the moment we came across the online package deal, for this all-inclusive five star resort with exceptional reviews, which was accommodating us in water bungalows, we couldn't believe the price and booked and have no regret.

The Maldives themselves are beautiful, so my review focuses more on the experience we had at cinnamon Velifushi instead.The rooms were well furnished, of a high standard and well designed with a giant bed facing the ocean with amazing serene views to wake up to.

The layout of the whole resort is well thought out, the water bungalow area is stunning at sunset with its triangular shaped decking pathways. We opted for water bungalows at the entrance section because of smaller children and not wanting to be too close to the deep blue drop off in the ocean which is only meters away if you have a bungalow at the far end/corners. This meant the kids could play in the ocean without any worry of them veering close to the deep drop off.

The restaurant was lovely, with a good layout and never too overly busy even when the resort was at full occupancy. This is one of the most chilled out resorts we have been too, never feeling crowded, never having to worry about getting loungers even when going out late, it really is the right balance of everything.

We opted for sea plane transfers but speedboats are also an option, cheaper but take maybe taking about twice as long. If the sea is choppy and you are not great with boats then the shorter seaplane might be the choice for you.

The staff at Velifushi made our trip what it was. They were always ready to help, from tending to our dietary needs, to going the extra mile to ensure our stay was comfortable. Notable mentions go to:

Khusboo from the reception team who made our checkin/out process slick and started/ended the trip in the perfect way..
Chefs Mohindhar, Top, Manish and Malin who went out of their way to cater for our very specific dietary needs, and made us some very tasty food and always with a smile.
Restaurant front staff lead by Geeth and Malcolm, assisted by Pooja and Nishal always ensured our dining experience was great.
Housekeeping by a lovely man called Safvaan made sure our excellent room always a pleasure to go back to after a day of swimming or a hearty meal. A decent room always makes a holiday great and he did a great job for us throughout our stay

Thanks to all!
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Emalki De Silva , Other at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
Responded Apr 17, 2022
Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives. Thank your amazing detailed review and taking time share your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great stay with us. We are thrilled to hear that you are very much satisfied with our hospitality from the moment of your arrival and to the last moment of your stay. It is wonderful to hear how much you have enjoyed the accommodation, dining experience, facilities and the location. Many thanks for sharing your lovely feedback about our colleagues and we will make sure to share your praises with them! It was our privilege to be at your service and thank you again for sharing your kind words with us. It means the world to us and to our entire team! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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Sunshine wrote a review Feb 2020
Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates39 contributions60 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The ultimate relaxation resort. We stayed in a water bungalow, the bungalow is spacious and clean overlooking beautiful blue waters. We were lucky enough to see a few black tip sharks, sting rays and other types of fish from our room. Lovely amenities, good aircon, huge bath and shower. All the staff were super friendly, a big thank you to Shubab for being so attentive. The food is just incredible!!! We loved the wide variety every day.
We had a fantastic 3 nights stay - i would highly recommend staying here. We were so impressed from start to finish with everything.

Helpful hint- to provide a do not disturb sign or security locks in the room as we were woken up a couple of times.
The inclusive drinks package to include a few classic cocktails.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from dineshwijenayake, Assistant Manager at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Dear Guest,Greetings from Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives, Thank you for the excellent score posted on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read that you have an INCREDIBLE holiday in our water world. We are overwhelmed that you find our resort an ultimate relaxation destination and love the overall product and services offered. Many thanks for the positive feedback on the hospitality of our colleagues, our people go to great lengths to ensure that our guests are given the attention and comfort they deserve. Your constructive feedback about DND sign is well spot on & Shall execute as highlighted. Our team will be grateful for another opportunity to serve you, once again, in the near future.
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Jason wrote a review Jun 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The experience and accommodation exceeded expectations in every which way. Cinnamon Velifushi has perfected the art of modern indoor-outdoor living, perfect for the current covid situation, and has fused European design with authentic island resort living.

We would like to thank the following staff for making this experience even more exceptional:

Haifa, the lady who worked at reception, gave us a very warm welcome tour upon arrival and was extremely helpful and knowledgable.

Nimesh, the barman at the Iru beach bar, served the best cocktails on the island, a real mixologist at heart. You must try his Coolrunnings (a modern twist on the Pinna~colada), you may just have too many of them they’re that good!

Ahmed, our waiter at Vah restaurant, was always friendly and inviting and his amazing service for breakfast, lunch and dinner made the experience even more worth while.

Niyaz, our waiter for the lobster dinner under the stars, was informative and friendly and made the evening more memorable and unforgettable.

Jameel, the gentleman who serviced our beautiful water suite, left our room looking pristine and took great pride and attention to detail in everything he touched.

Each one of the ladies at the Mandara Spa gave world-class massages. We highly recommend a visit to relax your body after a long trip.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Pack water/aqua shoes for swimming between the coral reefs. Don’t pack heels/long-sleeved...
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Response from Dinesh Wijenayake, Other at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
Responded Jun 15, 2021
Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives. Thank you for a fantastic review of your stay at our resort. You have beautifully captured the true spirit of our resort and the essence of Maldives with your fabulous review. Our views are breathtaking and yet diverse. Our resort offers guests turquoise-blue lagoons, stunning coral reefs, panoramic sunsets are adorable to experience. It was a great privilege to serve you and most of all to know that we have been successful in giving you a memorable experience. It is always rewarding to receive positive comments from our guests and many thanks for your recommendation. We hope to see you again.
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Ellen wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent a week in the Maldives with my mum and my mother in law. We spent the first few nights in another one of the cinnamon islands (dhonveli) and We were given an upgrade to experience velifushi for the remaining three nights of our holiday.

Where do I start! The island is absolutely beautiful and the staff go over and above to make sure your stay is nothing but perfect!

Velifushi was stunning, we stayed in an overwater sunset bungalow which was beautiful. There was a jacuzzi on the balcony and steps down into our own aquarium where you can see hundreds of beautiful fish, stingrays and sharks! Make sure to bring water shoes and a snorkel set with you. Beware the water is quite shallow from the sunset bungalows and the coral can be sharp we wore our life vests that were provided in the room so we could float without touching the coral! Watch out for the trigger fish ( look them up).

The fish were just amazing and I spent a lot of the time watching our own aquarium around our bungalow. The staff were always smiling and couldn’t have done more for us. On the night of my mums birthday our waiter Ali (who deserves a special mention) set up a beautiful floral display at our dinning table, they made a birthday cake and sang and when we went back to our room they had done a special decoration on her bed with flowers and leaves.

The food was amazing, such a selection and they always had counters where you can choose the food to be prepared while you wait , fresh fish , meat pastas etc. I strongly advise to go all inclusive as it could add up quickly without.

We took a dolphin trip on our First island which was beautiful we were lucky enough to see around 50 dolphins swim alongside us at sunset.

To get to velifushi we took a speedboat and on our way back to the airport we went via seaplane which I strongly suggest if you can. The journey is much shorter (boat was 1.5 hours and the plane was only 20 minutes) the views from the plane were unbelievable.

We did half a week on each island which for us was perfect both were beautiful. The first island (cinnamon dhonveli) had a bit more going on and atmosphere but velifushi was perfect for admiring the beautiful surroundings and switching off from the world , we have never seen anywhere as beautiful as velifushi.

Thank you velifushi!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from dineshwijenayake, Assistant Manager at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Dear Guest,Greetings from Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives, Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your excellent feedback on TripAdvisor. We are grateful for your wonderful comments about your overall stay and that you were amazed by our Sunset water bungalow with Jacuzzi and the natural essentially of the island. Your remarkable compliments towards our resort’s facilities and services are very much rewarding. Many thanks for the recommendation. We thank you for your patronage and we look forward to welcoming you back whenever you plan your next visit to our part of the water world – your sanctuary beyond paradise.
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Donald M wrote a review Apr 2022
Bellshill, United Kingdom5 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
we just came back form a 10 day holiday for my wife's 50th. It was everything we excepted and more. The customer service for everyone at the resort was brilliant, everyone was so friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.

The waters around the resort are excellent for snorkelling with lots of coral and wildlife to see. The whole resort was spotlessly clean and staff were working all day making sure it stayed that way - they even brushed the sand on the beach, it was that level of attention to detail!

The main restaurant where you have your meals is excellent, the food was varied and delicious. Special mention to our waiter Adam who was always happy and chatty and really made us feel welcome and special, as well as creating a lovely table for my wife's birthday meal.

We also went to the Marlin seafood restaurant one night and the food was second to none, a seven course culinary delight, again with excellent service throughout.

The cleaners in the room always left the room spotless and again for my Wife's birthday they left a lovely happy birthday message on the bed made from flower petals.

The staff in the bars and by the poolside were excellent, Pradeep especially, every day we got to the pool our sunbeds were set up and ready for us and he was always asking how we were and chatting away.

If I had one small niggle it would be on the last day, we paid for the premium all inclusive upgrade but this was stopped after lunch and we weren't getting picked up till after 5 so we had to pay for everything after this - it wasn't the cheapest holiday and i do feel if you pay for all inclusive this should be available right up till departure.

That said, we feel this was probably the best holiday we've been on and we'll definitely be back. can't recommend highly enough, you will not be disappointed if you go here.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from Emalki De Silva , Other at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
Responded Apr 7, 2022
Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives. Thank your amazing review and taking time share your experience about your wonderful holiday. It is wonderful to hear that we have been able to exceed your expectations to make your stay wonderful. We are thrilled to hear that you are very much satisfied with our hospitality during the stay. Many thanks for praising our colleagues, we will surely share your feedback with them. It was our privilege to be at your service and thank you again for sharing your kind words with us. It means the world to us and to our entire team! We are looking forward to serving you again soon. We have taken a note about the constructive feedback about the All Inclusive Premium package on departure for our future improvements. Thank you very much again for sharing your recommendations and the experience with us, it has been a great pleasure having you and looking forward to seeing you again at our beautiful island!
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KatLeg wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom45 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were upgraded to spend a few nights here at the end of our trip to another island. I still don't think it was fully open as some of the places (geletaria etc) still looked closed.

The place is stunning. Of course everything is brand new so still looks really plush and immaculate. The water bungalows are truly luxurious. Prices of any 'extras' (tours, spa treatments, etc) are high - higher than at the other hotel we stayed at for the exact same thing.

Food is fantastic. Really good standard and variety, and the staff were superb. So friendly and helpful, even though I think some were still in training and service wasn't always that fast.

Sadly I don't feel that the place was built with any though to the environment beyond the superficial what will look good to please the paying tourist. Rooms have been built with a fake thatching material that is actually plastic, and looks like it will break off over time and end up in the sea. Large water bottles are chargeable, but smaller ones are included - no idea why, but this really should be the other way around! They need to be encouraging people to minimise plastic use not penalising them for it! And the most heart-breaking thing was seeing the stay of the reef. So much broken and damaged coral. Nowhere near as much sealife as on other islands. Presumably this will recover eventually, but for now I think the construction of the hotel has trashed what was there.

So, while we enjoyed a very relaxing and luxurious time here, we couldn't help but feel guilty about contributing to the negative impact on the Maldives ecosystems. I wouldn't consider returning here (or to any other Cinnamon hotels) until the company ups their game somewhat regarding this environmental responsibilities.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from dineshwijenayake, Assistant Manager at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Dear Guest,Greetings from Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of your recent experience with us. With pleasure we have read your review to your stay at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives. We thank you for your appreciative comments pertaining to a food,room and staff service rendered. We have noted your overall feedback regarding the usage of plastic & lack of vegetation in the island.We had experienced a bad weather patterns in last couple of week hence some of plastic bottles happened to washed in to the island with strong tide levels.The reef around the Hotel is being cleaned twice a day by our garden staff. How ever,There are routine tree planting program is on going at in house & have a plan of add more greenery in next couple of months with near by islanders. Hope you would consider to visit us again & We look forward to seeing you soon
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Theresa S wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for the service and care I received at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives Hotel.

I took my girl on our first vacation in 7years and I wanted it to be perfect. Your staff did not disappoint me.

They also arranged a day fishing excursion for us which we thoroughly enjoyed. Staying at Cinnamon Velifushi actually enhanced our vacation experience.

Every staff member with whom we came in contact was attentive and kind including Hussain and Solah in housekeeping.

Also, Mihira the gym trainer gave us some personal work out sessions on the beach and in the gym. He was great and always there to help.

We also want to thank Niyaz, Mubarak and Pooya who made our restaurant experience excellent. Everyone was super attentive, and they made our beach dinner an unforgettable experience.

All in all the whole stuff added to our great experience at Cinnamon Velifushi and we are very happy that we made the decision to go there even during corona times. We had the most amazing experience and defiantly recommend to everyone to go there.

We have already decided to return to cinnamon Velifushi for our next vacation, which we hope will be soon.

We had a wonderful two-week vacation, and I have recommended Cinnamon Velifushi to all of my colleagues, friends and family. Thank you again for such outstanding service. We can’t wait to see everyone soon again.

-Mr & Mrs Christ
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Dinesh Wijenayake, Guest Services / Front Office at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
Responded Sep 8, 2020
Dear Mr/Mrs. Christ , Greetings from Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor following your recent stay at our resort. We are delighted to read your comments that you were satisfied with our hospitality and the services rendered throughout your visit. Your comments are a great encouragement for us to continue our commitment to creating more memorable experiences towards our guests. I will be happy to convey your kind words to our colleagues,Mihira,Niyaz,Mubarak & Pooja. It was our privilege to be at your service and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives in the nearest future. Until Then we wish you both a good luck.
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Answer from SWEF99
Devon, United Kingdom15 contributions19 helpful votes
Yes there is an all inclusive bar at the beach (Fen Bar) and a pay only bar near reception (Iru Bar) you have to pay for all drinks there regardless of what package you are on, there is another Bar by the water bungalows called the Rhythmic Bar which was all inclusive but it was shut when we went early Nov.
nikandblue asked a question Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom8 contributions
Hi. What are the mosquitoes like at the moment??? Thank you
Answer from JohnT6319
Woking, United Kingdom19 contributions1 helpful vote
We have just been out and didn't see any!
Amelia D asked a question Oct 2023
Stafford, United Kingdom2 contributions
Are you provided with a life jacket in your room?
Answer from Venture259906
Vienna, Austria3 contributions
Yes, life jackets are being provided
SWEF99 asked a question Oct 2023
Devon, United Kingdom15 contributions19 helpful votes
Hello, can anyone tell me if the resort provides snorkels or do you need to take your own?
Answer from Venture259906
Vienna, Austria3 contributions
Snorkels are not included, but can be rented at the "Diving Center"
Answer from Timothy V
2 contributions
We tipped at the end of our stay. This works as you tend to have the same people serving you and attendign to your every need: Same waiter in the restaurant, the pool guy and the bar staff at the beach. We asked about currency and were told that it really doesn't matter doesn't matter. We paid mostly in Sri Lankan Rupees as this is the cash we had from earlier in our trip and a few Australian dollars we have in our wallet. In addition, the most important tip you can give for these workers is a review here on Trip Advisor and on Google. All round Sri Lanka and Maldives, we were asked to provide feedback. I can only assume that there is some remuneration associated with these reviews.
Veneta I wrote a tip Today
Villach, Austria4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't forget, this is an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Everything that you enjoy there (food, water, clean towels)is a privilege"
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1978bex wrote a tip Yesterday
Plymouth, United Kingdom46 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take plenty of sunscreen as no shop if u run out , cards or entertainment if you have children with you as very little to do if raining."
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Marcos Elisio R wrote a tip May 18
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Keep the excellent level!! You are top!!!"
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Sharlot B wrote a tip May 17
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring it Umbrella , reef shose and snorkiling equipment"
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Çihan wrote a tip May 13
Türkiye1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"For any concern or help talk with Front office manager omali. And food concern with chef chao. "
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PRICE RANGE
$327 - $840 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
90
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Bois Cherry, Ecoboo, and Vavoy Blue Café.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, Hindi, Indonesian, Filipino, Tamil, and Sinhala.
Does Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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