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Hulhule Island Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hulhule Island
East London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fine if you have to stay here”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We only stayed at this hotel because we arrived in Male too late for the boat or sea plane transfer to our island. The hotel is fine, however a bit of a rip off - We ordered 2 soft drinks and 1 portion of chips by the pool and we couldnt believe the cost! It was really expensive for what it was, think about £15 or more. We decided to get the boat to Male main land for dinner to aviod being ripped off again by the hotel, we ate at Seagulls cafe which was ok, probably the best one there to choose. Male was very dark and hardly any tourists so I was a bit scared. Basically if you have to stop here its fine for a night, has a big pool and beach area, rooms were big but couldnt wait to get to the Islands and wish we didnt have to stay there but couldnt be avoided. One thing I didnt like was all the flys around the pool.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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redditch
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed for 1 night. Arrived at 10.00 am from overnight flight and were disappointed to learn we could not check in to our room, their attitude was very unhelpful, just a flat - 'it won't be ready till 2.00 pm', The hotel was not that busy so we were suprised by this, it appeared that they would like you to pay for a day room so don't make any rooms available till 2.00. We had taken swim wear in hand luggage so relaxed by pool, but would have liked a more helpful attitude - or some attempt to check when room was ready a bit earlier. They can't ALL be being turned around till 2.00 pm. Room pretty good, pool area nice, good breakfast with wonderful view. Expensive but that will not suprise anyone. Just let down by check in procedure.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

We are living in Amsterdam and we have dependant family in Maldives. We have been Maldives 6 times and most of the time we had visited in the past we are stayed in Traders Hotel (& Holiday inn). This time in August we have chosen to stay this Hotel (Hulhule Island Hotel). It was situated in Airport Island but it wasn’t a concerned for us at all since round the clock ferry service is available (10 mint). Even the Hotel provides complimentary boat service to Male’.
The Hotel is much updated with modern facilities, amenities and cuisines. Excellent in ambiance, superb in Food quality and service… We have stayed 3 nights. The front office staffs are very helpful; they always call us by our names. Good to feel like home away home!!! They had organized day trip for us with some other guests so we got the chance to visit nearby resorts as well. Good deal and value for money is what we have got.
Overall an excellent Hotel comparing with Male’ city hotels. Hih provides quality and luxury service similar like top class resorts of Maldives.
We recommend this Hotel for those who are travelling on business and for leisure as well.
Room for improvement:- Poolside service is slow and overcrowded most of the time so please avoid and choose other outlet such like champs deck (6pm opens).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

I was on my business trip with my partner to Maldives. As we went during the seasonal period all the hotels were already booked, finally got the room in Hulhule island hotel .Booking Agent was Maldivestourister.com as they have best rates for Maldives & cater flights as well .We landed on the Male airport and picked up by the agent.. The hotel is just few minutes away from the airport and is located in the middle of the city which was our priority. The hotel is very nice place for business and transit. All the other hotels in Maldives are suitable for leisure trip.

The hotel offers proximity to the city and local life. We were checked in to the room having a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean in various shades of blue.

Positive points of the hotel-

1. Located in the middle of the city so convenient for the business travelers.

2. Rooms were neat and clean with twin beds. Bathrooms were good and spacious with shampoos and conditioner of good quality.

3. The main attraction of the hotel is the manmade beach which was good place for snorkeling and swimming.

4. Wi-Fi facility was available all over the hotel.

5. There was well equipped conference room for meetings and workshop. We also organize the workshop over there and on our request they arrange the audio-visual equipments.

6. After hectic day schedule good food in dinner is the necessity. They offer wide range of food and beverage option from all across the world. We also tried some cocktails in the beach bar.

7. One more plus point about the hotel is that they offer day rates in case u wanna extend.

Apart from all these facilities there were some negative points about the hotel-

1. The day rate is absurdly over-priced for an extension

2. Internet service was not free of cost.

3. Rooms were damp and lack lighting.

But overall the hotel is good for the business travelers. The honeymoon couples can go for better option but it can work as well

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is the only airport hotel in Male, and they take full advantage out of it. Prices are outrageous, the staff is not friendly, and the whole atmosphere is nothing but depressive. In the so-called "gourmet" restaurant we were served Perrier water which tasted like tap water! The waiter said the "carbonation was lost during transportation". Avoid it if you can.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Oleg K
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Tokyo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is a great hotel. I stay very long time (01 week). People are very good, exceeded expectation on quality. Good velu for mony. I like spa, gym, beach and uduvila restaurant for breakfast.

Staff have big smile always - front counter, restaurant & room.

I stay in big room deluxe, sound proof and no disturbance of airport flgihts.

Overall good and enjoyed my trip

Room Tip: Deluxe room on ground floor is direct to beach is very good
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here over night whilst waiting for our sea plane transfuere to Centara. We arrived at approx 10pm there was a rep waiting that showed us to the shuttle bus transported straight to hotel. Easy check in process not long winded like some.
Rooms were fine, went straight to the bar for a few night caps.
Breakfast was great lots of choice the a quick and easy check out back t the airport for sea plane check in. Hulhule staff made sure we were checked in before they left and and we're very helpful.
Rooms were clean and well maintained, spotlessly clean. Staff were friendly and very helpful. The buffet breakfast was great set us up for the day.
All in all a great start to our stay in the Maldives and would use again if we had a late incoming flight. Or a late flight with an early sea plane from resort.
Thanks again to the staff

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Megg092
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Property: Hulhule Island Hotel
Address: PO Box 2118, 20030
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Hulhule Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hulhule Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hulhule Island Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 88
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