Amazing View Guest House

Amazing View Guest House

Sunrise as we were leaving the island
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4.5
#6 of 17 guest houses in Thoddoo
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
Amazing View is a tradition view hotel in Maldives to provide affordable holiday packages to travelers seeking to enjoy and experience local life. General Information: the island located in AA Atoll Thoddoo which is 67.29 km (41.81 mi) from Male. It takes 4 hrs from Male to Thoddoo by local wooden Dhoni and by speed boat 1 hr. This island is the largest producer of watermelon in Maldives.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Boating
Diving
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Wifi
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Snorkeling
Fishing
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Wardrobe / closet
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Russian

Location

Handhuvaree Villa, 09010
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 76 out of 100
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Male Intl Airport
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Lara C wrote a review Mar 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a large, clean, air-conditioned room with ensuite shower room. We were greeted on arrival and hosted beautifully - nothing was too much trouble and they even took us out for a second time to snorkel with manta rays so we didn't leave without seeing them! A lovely service.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: A short walk from both bikini beaches - have fresh fruit for lunch! Evening meal not worth it,...
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BoardingPass732698 wrote a review Mar 2024
51 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This lovely, quiet hotel was perfectly located on the edge of town on the way to the good beach. The owner and staff went out of their way to make sure I was happy. The room was spotless and cleaned daily. Both the snorkelling tours the owner kindly arranged were outstanding.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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care2sher wrote a review Jan 2015
Phnom Penh, Cambodia11 contributions3 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Not only am I a budget traveler, but I also like to really get thrown into a country's culture, rather than feel like an outsider (which is pretty easy being that I'm already a tourist), when visiting any country. Staying at the Amazing View on Thoddoo did exactly that for me and my boyfriend. From the minute we landed in Male, I knew we were in good hands when we were greeted by Farish; one of the brothers who owns the guesthouse. Below is a breakdown of each aspect of our stay.

Transportation: We took the local (slow) ferry from Male to Thoddoo. We were unaware what kind of ferry situation we had gotten ourselves into when we first arrived to the boat. You have a space to lay down on the mat while you embark on your 5-6 hour night journey. Luckily, I am not one to get sea sick, and we were very exhausted, so falling asleep on the boat was easy. This is also the cheapest option for getting to Thoddoo (%10). I personally did not have a problem with the ferry, but for some people this may be an issue. Also, be sure to go to the bathroom before! They don't exactly have the cleanest facilities. When we returned to Male, on our way back to the airport, we had to take the speed very. It costs more ($55) but for good reason: took just an hour and had comfortable seats to sit on.

Activities: There is plenty to do on the island and the brothers are more than willing to try to make everything happen for you! From the private tourist beach on the island (local women are not allowed to wear bikinis, therefore there is a private beach area for tourist) to snorkeling with manta rays (highly recommended! we saw a lot and even got to touch some!), there is always something to do. Just be sure to ask about prices before, or else you'll be very surprised by your bill at the end.

Food: I thought that food was great, especially the large amount of fresh food that was constantly provided (the island is one of the largest exporters of fruit and vegetables for the Maldives). The brothers would even bring us lunch when we were hanging out at the beach all day, making it even more relaxing to just lounge around.

Accommodations: The guesthouse is very simple, so if you are looking for anything more than this is not the place for you. We had great working AC, TV had good things to always watch (though you shouldn't come to the Maldives to watch TV!), the shower was warm and there was enough space for us to not feel cramped. They have a cute eating area with sand and tables. When we were there, there were only 3 rooms, but I know that they are building some additional rooms.

Overall: Coming to the Maldives has been a dream of mine and thanks to recent availability of guesthouses to locals in the past years, it has now come true! I highly recommend coming to Thodoo island and staying at the Amazing View guesthouse. I would especially recommend to do it sooner, rather than later, since we saw a large amount of other guesthouses being built, which can only mean more tourists on the island. It was definitely nice having a private beach, with only a few other tourists, since tourism isn't high on the island yet. The brothers are incredibly nice, accommodating (Farish helped us book a last minute hotel on Male for the day we were needing to head to the airport) and always willing to help.

THE ONLY CON: There is no wifi. Now, I am all about being disconnected and not feeling attached to the world, however, when I needed to book a place in Male, not having wifi became a problem. The brothers will turn on their hotspots, but that's only helpful if you're around. However, as mentioned before, Farish was very helpful in finding us a place so once I had talked to him about it, it really wasn't such an issue for not having wifi. Anyone that does depend on wifi though, be sure to ask them if they have it before booking.
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Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Faary, Director of Sales at Amazing View Guest House
Responded Jun 27, 2015
Thank you very much for the helpful review. Hope to see you on your next visit soon.
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Marek Mnichovcan wrote a review Mar 2023
Bratislava, Slovakia16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I paid the owner for the accommodation in cash, for which he refused to give me a receipt.after several complaints, he sent me a fabricated confirmation that two people were accommodated, but I was there alone, that the arrival was March 24, 2023 and the departure was March 2, 2023 (today is March 20 and I've been home for almost a month). Communication works so that I write to him via WhatsApp, he reads the message and writes back to it after a week. Absolutely terrible way to communicate.
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Date of stay: February 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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450jack wrote a review Sep 2014
Helsinki1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very pleasant stay in Amazing View Guest House. The staff is very friendly and helpful, rooms are clean and the food is delicious. The price is also very affordable. I recommend especially snorkling and watersports! The beach is beautiful with the white sand and crystal clear water. I was pleased with the privacy and peace at the beach. I think I'll return this place on my next visit to Maldives.
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Date of stay: August 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Faary, Director of Sales at Amazing View Guest House
Responded Jun 27, 2015
Thank you very much for the helpful review. Hope to see you on your next visit soon.
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MoosaSolih wrote a review Sep 2014
Maldives4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If ya wanna stay at a nice guesthouse with good service. You have to go here. Its also allowed to sunbath at a special place on the beach. If ya like watersports this is a beautifull place to enjoy yourself.
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Date of stay: October 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Jun 27, 2015
Thank you very much for the helpful review. Hope to see you on your next visit soon.
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Igor Alexeev wrote a review Jan 2018
Moscow, Russia129,196 contributions77,960 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing View Guest House is our "first home" on Thoddoo. I booked Deluxe Double Room. For 3 persons it is rather small but, in general, it is good enough and possible to live in comfortably. All needs for tourist’s life is available including food (I ordered "Half board") and equipment for snorkeling. Well-known Maldivian "acivities" can also be ordered in the Amazing View Guest House. The prices are common for the Maldives. The guest house is located on Shaheed Ali Hingun Road. The way to the beach takes 15 minutes (the road through fruit plantations). The beach is excellent, so is the home reef! Additional bonus of the guest house is an excellent management represented by perfect guys Moosa Farooq and Hussain Farish! They met us at the jetty, followed to the beach, solved all our problems, arranged an excellent barbeque evening with the Maldivian Boduberu Show on Christmas night on December 24. Thank you! Summary: I am absolutely happy with the hospitable Amazing View Guest House!
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Date of stay: December 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Faarynight, Director of Sales at Amazing View Guest House
Responded Jan 8, 2018
Thank you very much for your comments on us. We happy to surve you on your festive. Welcome home at any time. Thank you
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GiangNguyen15 wrote a review Jul 2015
Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really did enjoy our stay in Thoddoo, especially with the Amazing View GH. They have only 3 room, basic equipped, a small lovely garden where we did our bbq on 14 Feb. The manager surprised us with a room decorating by himself for the Valentines, so lovely!!!
We stayed here for 6 days, when checking-out, he did us a discount on the room's price. During our stay, he tried to make us different breakfasts everyday (not only "continental breakfast" like other GH or hotel in the Maldives), and tried to fix the wifi (3G) as soon as possible.
Thoddoo is a agricultural island, full of green and fruits, beautiful beaches, plus a really nice host like Amazing View GH, this is a very wonderful destination for all travelers!
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Faarynight, Director of Sales at Amazing View Guest House
Responded Jan 11, 2018
Thank you. now we don't have any problem with wifi and its better with 4G. Thank you very much for your words on us.
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Sergey B wrote a review Jun 2015
Moscow, Russia1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were staying in Amazing View for a week in the end of April 2015. We were a family of two adults and 4 y.o. daughter. It was one of the best holiday we ever had. We were the only guests at the guesthouse at the moment and the service was higher than any expectations and for very reasonable price. We took the all-inclusive option and it was definitely the right choice. The food - we liked the Maldivian style cuisine - was just excellent thanks to our host's wife who cooked for us. Our daughter, though, was not very keen about local food, and our hosts cooked a continental dishes for her. The room was large enough for 3 of us and our daughter had her own bed. Everything was clean and new. The guesthouse has it's own small garden and it was very nice for relaxing after dinner. All in all, we had very nice Maldivian vacation on Thoddoo thanks to Farooq - the owner of the guesthouse, who did everything to make our stay so pleasant.
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Date of stay: April 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Faary, Director of Sales at Amazing View Guest House
Responded Jun 27, 2015
Thank you very much for your review. It is very helpful for us. Hope you will be here one more time.
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Laka_ua wrote a review Jan 2015
Kyiv, Ukraine37 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Moosa and Faris were very friendly and helpful during our stay. Thus we fully enjoyed our New Year beach party, local dining and even barber (he really did a good job for my husband)! Guest house is conveniently located - both close to Thoddoo harbor, shops, cafe and not far from the guest beach. Rooms are clean and spacious. There were only three rooms at the time of our stay, but some additional are being built. Patio was always clean and decorated nicely for the New Year celebration. Thoddoo has all Maldivian beauty and is not yet too crowded, though some additional guest houses are being constructed. Local diving center has brand new equipment and speed boat, together with friendly instructors. There are plenty of interesting dive spots nearby. We were prepared, but transfer by local ferry (there are some days during the week when it's the only option) might be not very comfortable for some travelers. It takes almost 5 hours to reach Thoddoo from Male, and the ferry is full with both passengers and cargo. Sleeping on the upper deck under the moon is very romantic, but don't forget to cover yourself somehow (wind might be chilly). Also keep in mind that Thoddoo is very small island where everyone knows each other. This together with constant patronizing from our hosts (at any point of time they were aware of where we are and what we're doing - if we stayed on the beach a bit longer after sunset Moosa was there to check if everything is ok and accompany us back to guest house) might lead you to missing some privacy. Anyway it was a great experience and I highly recommend this place! Thanks.

We were unlucky to have WiFi router broken during our stay, so had to constantly ask our hosts to turn on hot spot on their mobiles. It works, but late in the evening or during the day when either Moosa or Faris were taking their mobiles from the guest house we were left without connection. As I needed to book our further stay in Sri Lanka it was a bit annoying.
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Date of stay: January 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jun 27, 2015
Thank you very much for the helpful review. Hope to see you on your next visit soon.
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Rolandas G asked a question Aug 2016
Bristol, England, United Kingdom39 contributions
Hi guys! Do you serve alcohol in your guesthouse? Best wishes Roland
Answer from Faary
Male
Really sorry for the late late response, No its not allowed in local guest house.Thank you
Answer from hussain f
Maldives1 contribution
Hi. Caren Greeting from amazing view Thank you for your interest on our guest house. We are ready to accommodate you on our guest house on April. 1. You have 3 transfer options depending on your arrival date and time. We have province ferry from Male' to rasdhoo on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday @9:00am it will reach Rasdhoo @12:00pm and there is another ferry @3:00pm from rasdhoo to Thoddoo. Also we have Speed ferry direct to Thoddoo every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday @4:00pm from Male' it will reach Thoddoo within 1:15 Hrs. Also we have local ferry to Thoddoo every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday it will leave from Male' @11:45pm and reach Thoddoo within 4 hrs of time depending on weather. 2. Its possible to do Manta Snorkeling, Diving, Sandbank trip, Fishing, Water skying etc. 3. We charge $15 per meal per person and Breakfast is included in the room rate. Thank you. Hope this information will help you to conform your booking if not feel free to contact me again. Best regards Faris
Answer from hussain f
Maldives1 contribution
Hi Greeting from amazing view Sorry for the late reply. We don't have transfer on Friday & Saturday to our Island from male'. As of now we don't have any possible transfer to our Island on Saturday but if there is any possible way I will let you know. We have transfer on Sunday. On Sunday we have speed ferry and local ferry in the morning and evening also. Thank you. hope you have got enough information.
Answer from hussain f
Maldives1 contribution
Hi. Kei Its great to hear from you. We will be delited to help you. We can send your friends to us we will give special discount. We are ready we will give our best to make them happy. Hope you will be here one day. Thank you.
Lara C wrote a tip Mar 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A short walk from both bikini beaches - have fresh fruit for lunch! Evening meal not worth it, but breakfast totally sufficient. "
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Maxleo66 wrote a tip Jan 2016
Slough, United Kingdom34 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"the deluxe room with garden view is probably the best one together with another one with garden view."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amazing View Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Amazing View Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Masjidhul Aisha (0.2 miles), Masjid Abdulla (0.3 miles), and Masjid Abdullah (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Amazing View Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Amazing View Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Amazing View Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Amazing View Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amazing View Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Anchor Restaurant, PRIANI cuisine, and Lagoon Restaurant, Thoddoo.
Does Amazing View Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Amazing View Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Amazing View Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Thoddoo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Amazing View Guest House?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amazing View Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Russian.
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