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“Traders Hotel, a gem of a place to stay in the Maldives”
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Hotel Jen Male
Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels in Male
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 1, 2011

We arrived in Mali a day early so we stayed at Traders and it was exceptional! It is modern, clean, the staff are customer service oriented, helpful, the rooms are first class and very elegant. But the real icing on the cake is the roof top infinity pool and bar / Restaurant / gym. WOW! I spent the whole day up there and just decompressed after the long journey to The Maldives! It is an oasis and I highly recommend it! Get a room up as high as you can as the views are better.
NOTE: no alcohol on the island so don't be disapointed when you ask for a cocktail.

Room Tip: get a room as high up as you can, the view is better!
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

Only because of this decent hotel in Male, my family was willing to stay our first night in Maldives before we quest a further few hours of domestic flight and boat ride to Park Hyatt Hadahaa on the next morning.
Traders Hotel was about 10 minutes boat ride from airport. Hotel cars were there to pick up baggage but not guests, as it’s just a short walking distance from pier.
Room was comfortable, clean in good size with spacious bathroom and adequate amenities.
Buffet breakfast at Lime provided sufficient food choices, was delighted to see fresh coconut on the juice corner but it was in fact tasteless or even savory.
Our domestic flight on the next day was scheduled at 10:20am, but the hotel arranged our boat transfer at 8:00am, meaning we would reach airport by 8:20am. Staff refused to postpone our check-out time to the next boat ride which was half hour later. A bit stubborn in the arrangement and we had to wait 3 hours (inclusive 1 hour flight delay) before catching our domestic flight.
Please spare time to visit the roof top infinity swimming pool even within your tight schedule. It was quite a breathtaking scene to start off a Maldives trip.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

Excellent hotel with amazing staff who genuinely want your stay to be the best it can be.
Perfect hotel for night before your flight home and saves staying on the airport island along with all the noise that would bring...

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

This is the best hotel in Male by far. Then again we all know Male does not have the luxury to have many hotels :). The rooms are very small with all amenities though. The hotels has a decent swimming pool & fitness center on the rooftop. but again, who will want to use the swimming pool in Maldives. the high floors give a beautiful panoramic view of the beautiful waters. All in all the country city is too beautiful to care about the hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank ayushmanc
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

We arrived on a late evening flight into Male (10 pm) so our travel agent selected Traders Hotel for us as a one night stop over before flying out the following day to another resort in the Maldives. Not knowing what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised at how delightful our stay in the hotel was. Upon arriving at the airport, we were met by two pleasant young men who took our bags from us and led us to the speedboat for transfer to the hotel. After a short ride, we arrived and were taken by minibus to the hotel a few streets away. Everything was ready upon our arrival, as well as details and timings for all arrangements for our early morning departure. The rooms was lovely, large, clean and perfect .... a large king size bed and a shower that was like standing under a waterfall. Upon arrival staff brought up fresh fruit. It was almost disappointing that we only had one night there. Cannot speak highly enough of the friendliness and efficiency of the staff. If we are lucky enough to get back to Male, this is where we will choose to stay!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank DandD55
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

My wife and I spent a night here after our seaplane to Meedhupparu island resort had to turn back due to bad weather. Our resort (Adaaran Select), put us up at the Traders Hotel for the night before flying again first thing in the morning.
So, after a bumpy crossing by boat from Hulhule Airport to Male, A wheelchair was waiting for us as my wife has limited mobility, and we were escorted up to our room.
The room was really super, spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and furnished and a very comfortable bed as well.
We had a very pleasant meal in the restaurant, which was very reasonably priced. Having said that we didn't have to pay.
The menu was good, with western food available as well as local cuisine.
No alcohol available as Male is not a holiday resort as such, but that didn't really matter at all.
The appearance of the public areas may not be to everyones taste, but it didn't bother us. There are a lot of polished marble / granite surfaces and walls that gleamed as they were immaculately clean.
We had to get up early to catch our seaplane and we weren't expecting any breakfast to be available, but they had gone to the trouble of catering for us and our fellow travellers.

To summarise, If I got stuck for a night in Male again, I'd insist on staying there. It was lovely.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

Just spent one night as my international flight arrived too late in Male to continue my connection thru a sea plane.

Globally, Traders Male is a good and comfortable hotel enjoying the privilege to be the number 1 until now in matter of deluxe hotel in the Maldivian capital however few little details who can makes a huge differences as: not enough water pressure to use the rain shower, TV channels list a bit too simple for such category of hotel as well two channels used for the same TV channel, no evening turndown service, enough dust to be seen on the wooden blinds on the window separation between the bathroom and the room as well slidding door closing the bathroom.
Staff is very friendly and always with a big smile on their face when you approach them. I really did appreciated the great assistance of the airport representatives, speed boat team, front office, concierge as well the breakfast team.
check-in and check-ou were fast and efficient.

Definitely a good place to stay for couple of nights in Male but can do better in matter of details who can makes the difference especially when a future competitor will come in Male...

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Address: Ameer Ahmed Magu, Male 20096 (Formerly Traders Hotel, Male, Maldives)
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Male
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels in Male
Price Range: $207 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Jen Male 4*
Number of rooms: 117
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