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Joao Pessoa, PB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Dear travelers, We do not have too many words for explain to you how is the experience to stay at W Retreat Maldives. First, Maldives is one of the best special places in the world to have a very singular experience, so if you are looking for some exotic and magical destination, your choise is Maldives. I'm a brazilian travel... More 

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WMalidves, Hotel Manager at W Maldives, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you for sharing such a great review of our retreat. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your W experience so much - and understand that as a travel industry professional, we are sometimes the hardest to impress. We appreciate your comments and feedback - and look forward to welcoming many of your clients to W Maldives.... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Being in W felt like being in paradise, your soul rests, you rest because everything is just perfect. Their claim, "Whenever, whatever", couldn't be more true as it seems everyone is there to make sure you have the best time ever. You certainly get what you paid for. Just a hint, the water bungalows are the best, because some birds... More 

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WMalidves, Hotel Manager at W Maldives, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for sharing your W Retreats experience here on Trip Advisor. It's great to read that you had such a memorable stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to W Maldives or one of our other W Retreats in the not too distant future. Regards, Laurens. More 

Dubai
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Amazing hotel. You certainly get what you pay for and by that I mean that while paradise doesn't come cheap, it certainly delivers. We had an incredible 5 nights stay in one of the Beach Villas. These open out onto a wooded deck with plunge pool, day bed and an upstairs covered viewing platform with a big cushion wooden swing... More 

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2 Thank RolandDubai
WMalidves, Hotel Manaager at W Maldives, responded to this review

Wow! It's great to read that you had such a great W experience with us in the Maldives. Thank you for sharing your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to W Retreat & Spa - Maldives again in the not too distant future. Regards, Laurens. More 

United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

We stayed on this hotel in Feb 2009 for my honeymoon, the island is like a paradise on earth, the rooms are amazing, the swimming pool and the friendly staff. The Whatever/Whenever line made all our requests come true, we asked for a Shisha and we got it, we had a BBQ in our villa, we stayed at one of... More 

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Thank Traveler11778
WMalidves, Hotel Manger at W Maldives, responded to this review

Hello .. Thanks for sharing your W experience - it's great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to W Retreat & Spa - Maldives. Regards, Laurens. More 

Nyon
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95 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Everything we could ever dream of and more. From the lovely welcome we received as we arrived in Male, the help with transfers, the short flight to the island and then the warm welcome when we touched down at the W. I could have cried as it was so beautiful and stunning. We stayed in a beach hut for 3... More 

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WMalidves, Hotel Manager at W Maldives, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your W experience. It's great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us so much - I will be sure to share this message with the team, whom I know will be equally as thrilled as I to read this. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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95 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Stayed at this resort end October. After a scenic, beautiful seaplane ride to the island, we were greeted by the management waving to us at the jetty which was a nice gesture. However, things started to go downhilll after that. We were walked by a staff to the lobby as they do not have enough buggys for all the guests... More 

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WMalidves, Hotel Manager at W Maldives, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for sharing your W experience. It's great to read that you enjoyed many aspects of your stay with us, however, there are obviously areas that you feel we did not meet. Thanks for the feedback - it is appreciated. I am glad that you enjoyed the Maldives and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming... More 

Lincoln, England
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Where do you start to write a review on the W retreat and not repeat previous reviews? My wife and I had an absolutely fantastic time here in Water Villa Retreat 233, this is ocean facing and right on the house reef, with a beautiful sea breeze. This was on a B&B basis and we took into account previous reviews... More 

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WMalidves, Hotel Manager at W Maldives, responded to this review

Hello W Insider, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review - we appreciate your comments and feedback. I will be sure that our Talent read this review, especially those mentioned my name - I know that they will be as equally thrilled as I am when they read your note. My apologies for the naked... More 

Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

This review is coming abit late....as my travel period was like 3 yrs back in July 2008. I just got back from Maldives 2 months ago to another resort, and it remind me and prompts me to write about my Maldives experience, the WOW experience! I've been monitoring all Maldives resorts ever since my 1st trip there in 2005, to... More 

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WMalidves, Hotel Manager at W Maldives, responded to this review

WOW is right .. it's great to read that you W experience is still so fresh after three years! That's a great compliment - thank you. We're glad that you have re-visited the Maldives again so many times, we trust we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to W Maldives on your next trip. Regards, Laurens. PS: We... More 

Sacramento, California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

This is a ridiculously amazing place. Spent a week there in February-March 2011 and it was truly unbelievable. My experience started a few weeks before arriving, when I contacted the general manager for advise as I was planning on proposing to my (now) spouse. They got back to me right away with a few different options (more on that later).... More 

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WMalidves, Hotel Manager at W Maldives, responded to this review

Hello 007 .. LOL, I'm glad that we gave your day as Mr Bond! Thanks so much writing such a great review of your W experience - it was our pleasure to look after you and I'm delighted to read that we have created such wonderful memories for you and your wife. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

The W Retreat & Spa Maldives is a beautiful spot on earth. The whole place is really small, just a couple of football fields really with about 70% of the island dedicated to guests and about 30% for staff and the equipment and such for running the entire island. I shall start with the accommodation. My husband and I stayed... More 

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WMalidves, Hotel Manager at W Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Andrew & Monica; Thanks for choosing to visit W Maldives - it's great to read that you enjoyed your W experience. I will ensure that your comments reach our Talent - thanks for mentioning so many by name, I know that they will appreciate your kind words. Given that Singapore is so close to the Maldives, I hope that... More 

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
W Maldives is a private bespoke island paradise surrounded by white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and our very own house snorkeling coral reef surrounding the island that you can access straight from your room. Our 78 private suites all comes with a plunge pool and we also have Maldives only underwater bar/ lounge 15BELOW. ... more   less 

Additional Information about W Maldives

Address: 09110
Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > North Ari Atoll > Fesdhoo Island
Price Range: $1,115 - $2,842 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — W Maldives 5*
Number of rooms: 78
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Also Known As:
w Retreat & Spa Maldives Hotel North Ari Atoll
w Retreat And Spa Maldives
w Retreat Hotel Maldives
w Retreat Resort Maldives
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