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Fuana Inn
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Hulhumale
Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Excellent value for money”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

Where else can you get a double bedded room, with air-con and satelliteTV, for $90 a night. Nowhere, that's where. Also, the double rooms (6 of them) all face looking out over a quiet lagoon and have balconies. It really is excellent value for money.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2012

If like us you arrive in the Maldives too late to go to your actual resort - you'll find yourself looking somewhere to stay the night near the airport. This place fit the bill for us.

Pros:
- Close to airport and efficient free airport transfer on arrival (met by the hotel staff).
- No ferry required as on Hulhumale not Male so easy 10 min drive
- Rooms basic but had A/C and satellite TV
- Had all our seaplane details and dropped us back off at airport following morning all on time and they even helped us check in at the seaplane terminal
- Cheap compared to others we looked at
- Free breakfast

Cons:
- Rooms are pretty basic and small - fine for 1 night for us but luxury this is not
- Area around the hotel still really a building site
- Doors are pretty thin...if you're not getting up early you'd probably be woken by others moving around. Not an issue for us as we were up and heading out to our island by 9.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

We choose this hotel because it is near the airport island namely Hulhumale. It is just 10 minutes away from the airport and we don’t have to take the boat transfer to Male since it is 10pm at Male when we arrives Maldives. Just for your information, the city of Maldives is on an island and space are limited so kindly do not expect luxurious space at the hotel which I would able to accept.

Here is my review on Fuana Inn:-
Hotel Environment: Hotel are not luxury but I believe it is just nice for a night transfer while waiting for the next morning transfer to island resort since the internal seaplane transfer do not fly at night. The hotel is near to the airport island and the cost is around $85/night during month of June.

Around the hotel: Nothing much surrounding the hotel except the simple beach in front of the hotel where the beautiful morning at Maldives welcomes us.

Hotel Service & Staff: The service are reasonable but lack of hospitality like we need to wait for breakfast after morning call was make and also people are standing still waiting for tips. We did tips for better service but not all.

Room Comfort: Room is small with basic bathroom and a double bed for us. I love their cable TV where there are many channel but too bad we did not really utilize it because is just a night transfer.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank joeycw
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2011

We were disappointed by all employees of this hotel. All of them were missing the basic rules of hospitality culture. We paid two days before via booking.com. We were accommodated, had a shower. After that, phone was ringing, at the same time somebody was louldy knocking on the door. When I opened, one employee ordered me to come down immediatelly, was talking like he wants to move us out. We reached reception and were told our room hasnt been paid. They had all our credit card details, we had to sign anyway at almost midnight. Unfortunatelly his eftpos didnt accept our card which we use all over the world. He sent us to 5 mins walking ATM to withdraw money.
They promised us morning wake up call as we needed to catch a plane to Kuredu Island.No wake up call in the morning! At this stage I was really getting upset. Fortunatelly we set up our own alarm clock. I calmely said to receptionist thank you for wake up call, we didnt get any. No sorry or anything. Just ignored me.
Last surprise was shuttle bus. We were told to wait at reception. Shuttle bus will come for us. After 10 mins waiting another employee took one of our lugagge and without a word. After our questioning him we got to know we were going to a public bus stop to get to the airport. We paid 20 USD for return shuttle to the hotel. One way took around 10 mins.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Maldives001
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2011

If you need to stay near the airport whatever you do don't go to Fuana Inn. Amazingly it is in the ghetto of the Maldives. Terribly dirty, unhelpful staff, noisey, just about everything you would not want is at this hotel. Be warned.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Fredrikstad
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2011

Rom: My single room was tiny and overlooking the back yard/city. The bed was good. The AC worked perfectly and was quiet. The room was clean. Wireless Internet access was free, but a little slow.

Hotel: Ok.

Staff: Polite, but I didn’t need anything so I don’t know if they are helpful or not.

Restaurant: Barley café standard. Breakfast was a glass of juice, to pieces of fruit, one fried egg, fore pieces of toast and jam. Only open for breakfast.

Beach: 10 meters to the beach. Free sunbeds. Almost no other people. Shallow water. Dead coral reef, so not much to see.

Area: It’s a local area. Not many tourists. There are some shops, some restaurants and some cafes. There is a diving center, really close. They have daily dive trips whit boat. I paid 100 USD for 2 dives, equipment and free water. There is a ferry to Male (capital). It cost 0.5 USD and was a 15 minutes trip. There is no alcohol on the island.

Total: This is not paradise, but as a solo traveler it was really ok. I paid 75 USD pr. night including breakfast. I’m satisfied :)

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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3 Thank Skambankt
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2011

By reading the reviews of this hotel on tripadvisor you would think that this is a great value option for a quick stop over in Hulhumale before you take off to your resort or cruise around the beautiful Maldives.

THIS IS NOT THE CASE

We were not met at the airport by a rep of the hotel, as we were advised by email. I went to the information desk and they were kind enough to call Fuana Inn. A rep arrived soon after and greeted us. We then waited over an hour for more guests to arrive on different flights before he bundled 7 of us in a very old delivery van which legally should have only seated 5 and sent us on our way to the Inn. We paid $6 USD for this privelage, for a 10 minute journey.

Upon arrival at the Inn everyone in the van was seated in the reception area of the hotel and instructed to fill out government arrival cards in such a way that the owner must have thought no one could read or write or had travelled before.

After another half an hour or so we headed up to our room which was tiny. The furnishings are worn and cheap and the bathroom is disgusting. Two bottles of water were provided but these bottles had been refilled as the seals were broken and the lid on of the bottles was cracked. Nice.

Breakfast the next morning on the rooftop was almost unedible and an entirely awkard experience. We were happy to get in a taxi and out of there at 8am.

This hotel represents incredibly poor value for money and I will not recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Fuana Inn

Property: Fuana Inn
Address: Hulhumale' Beach Road Plot No.10107, Hulhumale
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Hulhumale
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Hulhumale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fuana Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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