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Arora Inn
Ranked #22 of 53 Maafushi Island B&B and Inns
Pune, India
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

Visited Maldives this month and chose this place because of it's offers on various activities. Since they have their own boat it is really convenient to plan our activities without depending on others. We went fishing and the catch was barbecued for us(It was amazing). Rooms are comfortable and clean with hot water. Breakfast did not have a lot of variety on offer but was Ok.
One should always carry a nice underwater camera on a trip to Maldives, and I committed a grave sin by not doing so, Mohammed was more than helpful and rented his camera out to us which created ever lasting memories.
Staff was helpful and polite and they also had local dance performance organized which was really entertaining for hotel guests.

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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

My wife and I very much enjoyed our stay at Maafushi and the Arora Inn. The beach on the North part of the island was covered for tourist so women were sun tanning in bikinis and it was great to swim and sun bathe at that location. The staff was amazing, their prices on excursions were great and they went along with us as our guides. We did the sandbar and picnic island trips. On both Mohamad would take us snorkeling. It was great for them to organize and invite us to the traditions Maldivian dance show free of charge. We later ate some octopus that they caught when we were snorkeling / spear fishing on the uninhabited island. My wife and I want to come back and visit the friendly people of Maafushi.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

I came to Maldives as a solo female traveler for the first time and not sure what to expect. Arora inn is very charming, with a gorgeous terrace and clean and tidy rooms. Staff was most friendly and helpful. I feel very safe and well taken care here. Strongly recommend the inn.

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2014

I was pretty skeptical about staying here initially because it was significantly cheaper than the other hotel options in Maldives and was worried that my experience here would be a let down. Well, those worries were unfounded because the beach here was beautiful (not directly in front of the hotel but just a short walk away), service was excellent, everyone was super helpful and the snorkeling trip organized by the hotel was well worth it! Highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

great stuff, great hotel!
Maafushi is nice place to overnight stay and excursions over the day.
Breakfasts not great, but OK. Have it's own restaurant with good food and cheap prices.
Wifi works fine, but a bit slow.
Only one minus - bad smell in shower.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Arora inn is a perfect choice, for anyone arriving in Maldives on a Budget, and with lots to achieve. The rooms though bit small, are quite comfortable, and housekeeping does an excellent Job keeping it tidy, replenishing supplies and with the cleaning bit. We went full board, and the kitchen offered us some variety to chose from for Lunch and Dinner hours - Steaks, Noodles, Rice, Fruit Platters, Soups. Breakfast usually comes complimentary, and the spread is adequate and good to taste. The staff were pretty friendly in helping us organize trips excursions, arrival and departures.
They have a good choice of excursions, to chose from, and of the 3 days we stayed we opted for Snorkeling, An island excursion and Dolphin Watching, which we found exceptionally good and affordable.
Getting to the Island is by Ferry/Speed boat from the Male Terminal, and takes 90mins by the slowest means. Reservations kept us advised of the boat timings, and on the fares. Reservations, turns out to be pretty handy providing you with information(phone/email).

We had a very memorable stay, and are extremely thankful to Arora Inn staff, for making it memorable. Definitely look forward to more stays, and no regrets!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2014

I chose this Inn because of its rating on tripadvisor and I have no regrets. The place is brand new and clean. It has only a few rooms so there is no crowd or noise. The buffet is simple, but tasty, and they will make you eggs if you want. The cook is great and he goes out of his way to satisfy your needs. I was diving so I did not take advantage of all of the options for activities, other than night fishing. For $8 per person, you had a great dinner, complete with the fish you just caught. As islands are pretty small, I would say that this is not a destination for families with young children.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Arora Inn
Address: Rah Vashaa Hingun, Heaven, 08460
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Maafushi Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Maafushi Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arora Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arora Inn is located on Maafushi Island in Maldives, about 27 km from the city centre. The on-site Arora Café serves both Western and Maldivian cuisines. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property.All rooms come with air conditioning and a minibar. The en suite bathroom has a shower and hairdryer. Room service is available 24 hours.From Male International Airport, guests can take the 1-hour, 30-minute journey by scheduled ferry to Arora Inn. Alternatively, there is also a speedboat transfer service which takes 35 minutes'.Guests can enjoy water sports activities at the beach, or make use of the barbecue facilities. Luggage can be stored at the 24-hour front desk. ... more   less 
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