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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel

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Kandooma Fushi Republic of Maldives, 08310
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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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Updated 05/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.3
Travelers' Choice
Located just a 45-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport Malé, our contemporary resort is a tropical wonderland with world class diving sites and surf breaks right at our doorstep. Our villas are tailored to every type of guest seeking rejuvenation in spacious villas dotted around the island, offering access to the beach, ocean or lagoon. For families, the two bedroom villas offer ample space for relaxation as you connect in an island paradise. Parents can introduce the kids to the thrill of island life through activities like PADI Bubblemaker, Surf Camps, swimming lessons, and best of all, the Kandoo Kids Club with daily rotating educational and recreational activities. Along with Holiday Inn®'s "Kids Stay and Eat Free policy", we provide a tropical adventure that the family will always remember fondly. Six restaurants & bars offer a range of culinary delights for your dining pleasure with themed evenings and private dining options to enhance your dining experience.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Badminton
Kids stay free
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Windsurfing
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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English, Russian, Chinese, Filipino and 6 more
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Vicky Menezes wrote a review May 13
Mumbai, India35 contributions10 helpful votes
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Right from the airport, the transfers were smooth and we reached the hotel with great comfort. Bandula who welcomed us with a smile helped us with the check in and briefed us on things to do, facilities available, etc. We stayed at the Overwater Villa which was unbelievable. The room, the view of the ocean and a dip into the waters, from your room is an experience which cannot be described. With a kid in tow, the place is bliss. Amazing pool, clean and huge, there is nothing you will complain about. The food is amazing, all the staff at the restaurant, Rathesh, Arun, Bhoopati, Rafiu, and the girls too, were all warm and served with a smile. Great stuff to do, the sunset cruise is an amazing experience, snorkeling lessons, kayaking and deep diving activities is a must. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Holiday Inn and would definitely recommend this property for a fun-filled, memorable holiday with your family. Thank you team Holiday Inn.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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ale stavek wrote a review May 8
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Pros: The staff is so friendly!!, every single one of them treated us well, the rooms are so nice!!! clean and spacious, they have kiddie pool and kiddie club where kids can stay for free , they offer some free activities. Beach is perfect! You onky need to take a quick boat ride Cons: We travel during christmas and were charged so much for the buffet dinner on 24 and 25, even my 4yo I did knew they will charge it but I wish we could have the choice to get it or not since we have small kids and we are at bed by 7, does not make sense for us to get it
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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cvan k wrote a review Apr 2022
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We loved everything, the surrounding are heavenly beautiful. The kids club team with Chinno on top were so sweet and kept out 8 & 9 years old girls busy. The food was delicious, and they had plenty of gluten free options for my kids. The restaurant team were so nice, especially prince Mohamed Ali. Would love to come again
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Sarah wrote a review Mar 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
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Third time lucky and it was well worth the wait!! Due to Covid our booking had to be moved twice before, so this added a even longing of wanting to be there and high expectations the resort did not disappoint. If you can really push the boat out and book am overwater villa the view is perfect and when it feels like 37 degrees there was nothing better than waking down the steps to take a dip and cool down. The villas are spacious with big comfy beds. Another pointer would be to book full board or all inclusive as without this is would get very costly. All the food was amazing and the different entertainment and dinners at night that the resort puts on are amazing. We got a voucher for a photo shoot which we would receive 1 free photo we are not one for pictures but it was well worth it absolutely amazing pictures done in an amazing place. Take sun hats, jungle spray as we did get bit a few times and water bottles keep your water cool all day. Big shout out to all the staff they all work so hard never stopping and you see the same staff day in day out working hard with a smile. Special thank you to Dharbey ( apologies if not he correct spelling he wore a maroon five badge and spent most of his time in sessions) so friendly and provided excellent customer service defiantly deserves employee of the month. Plenty of daily activities to get involved with and we we’re lucky enough to be able to plant some trees for world earth day which was amazing. You don’t have to venture far to see the sealife just snorkelling from our room there were a variety of fish, crabs and we were even lucky to see a small Reef shark swimming by. The dive shop did amazing trips we did the snorkel one and saw turtles, sharks and a higher variety of fish. The rays you can see by taking a walk across the bridge on a night. We did want todo the night snorkel but there had to be a min of 4 people the staff were friendly and took our details and would let us know if they had anyone else wanting to go. In the meantime we booked todo the Introduction diving course it was amazing we had a fab instructor called Mike would highly recommend really knowledgeable and thorough and he made you feel safe and comfortable throughout. Overall really amazing time and would recommend this to anyone wait and save so that you can book the best so that it enhances the once in a lifetime experience. If anyone does have any questions please ask be happy to help.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Himmat Vanzara wrote a review Mar 2022
Gujarat, India1 contribution
I have travelled many international destinations but I have never seen such a racist staff of any star hotel, We felt so humiliated while seeing discrimination between we Indian & other white people. I will not suggest any Indian to visit this hotel... Specifically there is one lady waitress named Gaga was so rude to the ladies of my family...
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from IHG Maldives, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel
Responded Mar 29, 2022
“Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives and for allowing me the opportunity to address your concerns. It was very disheartening to read of your disappointment during your time with us; but I appreciate the opportunity to respond to your feedback. I sincerely apologize for any shortcomings experienced and that you didn’t find the service from the staff here to your liking. Our aim is to provide exceptional and memorable, one island, one resort experience, as experienced by many Indian guests that have stayed with us and who have loved the Resort. I am surprised to hear that you felt your concerns were not heard as several of our Food and Beverage colleagues were always in close contact with all guests without any bias, as it is our happiness to help you and give you a memorable time here in the resort during their stay. We appreciate your feedback and certainly hope that the above concerns communicated will not deter from your future stays with the brand.” Best regards Shahid
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Preetam_sR wrote a review Mar 2022
Hyderabad, India6 contributions
This was our first trip to Maldives on our 10th weeding anniversary. We travelled along with our 5 year old kid and had awesome time there. Stayed two nights in beach house and 2 nights in water villa. My kid enjoyed kid's activities their in club and pool. Had some concerns regarding getting paratha/chapti for my kid as he is very specific to food and doesn't eat anything else, but all thanks to Jobi and Niteesh. They would ask every time what my kid would like to have in his meal and would prepare accordingly. They also have some theme based activities during dinner t which is good. Only disappointment was that didn't receive any complimentary gifts for my 10th anniversary as promised by my tour operator. other than that every thing was great.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Lifou T wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom230 contributions240 helpful votes
I spent a week here after a couple of nights at the nearby Como resort. For a Holiday Inn, it's comfortable and nicer than your average HI property. The island is nice as well, with a pretty beach and turqiouse water. The spa, interestingly, is run by Como, with the same spa treatment menu but prices are slightly lower (the quality too, though). My biggest gripe was food. The main, buffet-style restaurant was very poor quality. The "upscale" restaurant that's open a few nights per week for dinner wasn't great either. The quality of the lunch place (by the pool) was horrible. I cut my stay short and move to another island because I just couldn't look at the HI food anymore. It's a fairly short boat transfer from MLE airport. You'll see a lot of airline crews which overnight here (Swiss, Condor, Austrian, BA, I think). Is it a good value? Not sure. With both cash ($500+) and point rates per nights more expensive that the Intercontinental Vendome in Paris (which is truly luxurious and exceptional), it's pretty shocking that Holiday Inn is more expensive... I'd either stay at a local island (which is more fun) or splurge (perhaps fewer nights) at a nicer resort, as the HI will make you feel like you're coming to New York for your dream vacation but staying at a highway Holiday Inn Express in New Jersey.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel
Responded Mar 21, 2022
Hi Lifou T, I am glad you left feedback. Thanks for choosing to stay at our Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives! We always wanted our guests to have a delightful stay, no matter what the purpose of the travel is. While I'm glad about your positive rating on our location and comfort, I'm sorry to learn that your experience turned sour due to your disappointment with the food and rates. I went ahead and shared your thoughts with the team so that necessary actions can be taken to promote improvement. I look forward to hosting you again for a chance to provide you with a much better experience. Cheers, June A. Case Manager IHGService
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JohnP wrote a review Mar 2022
Kochi (Cochin), India1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I stayed 2 nights at the beach villa and another two nights at the water villa. While the water villa was nice the beach villa was a bit run down and not worth what you were paying . How ever we had a lot problems with some of the staff who were rude and condescending particularly at the reception. We were initially allocated room number 148 and on going there we found that there was a welcome letter addressed to someone else. Our luggage was in the room as was someone else's. We went to the reception to enquire if there was some mistake but we were horrified at the hostile reaction of a lady there who asked me to stop bickering. On my insisting that this should be looked into She reluctantly agreed to send someone to the room to check if there was some mistake. As a parting comment she said that there is an electric kettle in the room and we should not cook in it. We experienced this kind of rudeness from a couple of others while we were there. With regard to the food,except for the breakfast the quality of the food at both the lunch and dinner was poor to moderate. I also had the experience of being overcharged for the drinks at the bar where more number of drinks were put onto my chit than what I had consumed and t I had to ask them to correct the chit on 2 occasions. Also on checkout I found that they had charged me for something for which they could not produce the chit with my signature on it. Overall I had a less than satisfactory experience at the resort.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel
Responded Mar 19, 2022
Hi Johnpt53, Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to leave us feedback. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it is apparent in your case we fell short. I am sorry we missed the mark on the level of customer service you received. I have shared your comments with the hotel management to address this with the team. Again, thanks for staying with us. We value your feedback and welcome the opportunity to serve you better. Sincerely, Connie D Case Manager IHGService
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Chita & Nigel wrote a review Mar 2022
Bangkok, Thailand337 contributions129 helpful votes
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A wonderful resort, just 40 minutes by speedboat from the airport, but a world away. The hotel offers everything you would expect from a Maldives resort; beautiful beaches, great snorkeling & diving excellent bar & restaurant options. We loved our romantic over-water villa, & the beachfront rooms look great too. We loved the fact that many of the varied watersport options are complimentary. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Yanjaa wrote a review Mar 2022
Mongolia1 contribution
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Was amazing place to visit. The resort service was excellent and stuffs are super. Especially Alka from front desk, Ali from Water sport and dining area manager Ismail. We will definitely recommend you this place without any doubts. Beautiful resort with amazing stuffs. Thank you all. It was unforgettable trip for us.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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PRICE RANGE
$304 - $915 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday inn resort kandooma hotel south male atoll, kandooma south male atoll, kandooma hotel south male atoll
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollSouth Male AtollKandoomaafushi Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
154
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bikini Beach (3.1 miles) and Biyadoo Island (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caviar Café & Restaurant, M6m, and Origami.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Kandoomaafushi Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, a banquet room, and conference facilities.