I stayed at Venturo for few nights. The reason I chose Venturo is for the 6USD all you can eat dinner I read from someone's blog. However, I did not read other reviews online and it was the start of the disaster. What's worse, they did not offer 6USD all you can eat dinner because of r
When I arrived, Venturo was full but I did book it on booking.com in advance. I was put to "Venturo II" which was 10 min walk away. According to the manager, Venturo II will be opened soon so it was not opened then. It was not convenient at all since every time for breakfast or dinner or I want to book a excursion/day trips, I need to walk 10 min to the originally Venturo and 10 min back. Therefore, I missed some excursions because most trips were decided by other guests in the evening but I left Venturo after dinner.
The room in Venturo was ok. None of them have a window for some fresh air. Most of the rooms are facing the courtyard where people have dinner and hang out so it could be quite noisy. I think Venturo is a good place for someone who likes to talk to other guests and makes friends.
The other thing I don't like about Venturo is the way they charge. Everything is charged by USD. I did not know that so I exchanged a lot local currency when I was in Male. Venturo has it's own rate for the local currency, which is not better for us as guests for sure. I think it's really odd that they charge local currency much more than USD. Also, the minimum unit for USD is $1. If your dinner is $7.30 including 18% tax, you pay 10 USD and they would only give you 2USD back which I feel I got ripped off twice. Even local currency is like this. The minimum unit for local currency is 5 rufiya, which is the smallest bill, even Maldives has 2 rufiya as coins. I don't really care about 0.7 USD or 2 rufiya, but I don't like the way they have their own rules for payment and I felt I got ripped off twice.
It was not a very pleasant experience with Venturo. They were nice people and I hope they should have done better.
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- Also Known As:
- Venturo Maldives/Maafushi Island