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“Great Hotel for short stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Jen Male

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Hotel Jen Male
Ranked #2 of 35 Hotels in Male
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Manama, Bahrain
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“Great Hotel for short stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

We had a 1 night stay in Male and booked the Traders Hotel, which provided the pickup from the Airport Island. After arrival with the Hotel speed boat we were guided on a short 5min walk to the Hotel.

Service at the hotel reception was excellent and we got an upgrade to a room with seaview and balkonny. Hotel rooms are very clean and modern, although not spacious. Breakfast was good. Staff at this hotel is very friendly.

Recommendable for short stay as we found out that Male is not a place to stay longer as very congested and dirty.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Male', Maldives
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Traders Hotel is the best hotel in Male' Maldives located in city centre near to the airport jetty and close to the government offices.
I love the infinite Pool on the hotel roof top. the view is breathe taking.
their free airport transfer service is excellent, In early morning I left the hotel for a resort it was a rainy day. but they they took us by their vehicle to the jetty and their speed boat was waiting for us and also one of their staff accompanied us to the sea plane checking counter too.

Room Tip: Higher floors facing oceans has a good view
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stayed here for one night on the way home from a resort in the Maldives. It is located in the city of Male. The hotel is small, boutique style but extremely luxurious. The rooms are furnished to an extremely high standard. We had a deluxe room with a beautiful glass rain shower. The room is small but well equiped with silk curtains and beautiful furniture.

The hotel has an unusual roof top swimming pool with an excellent cafe bar attached where serivce was excellent. In fact service at the hotel was outstanding. Ask for a member of staff called Shimmel who is incredibly helpful, full of local knowledge, excellent English and goes the extra mile to help out. There is also a great manager from Burma who is a really polite and helpful person.

You can step out from the hotel in the choatic streets of Male with motorbikes whizzing by and shops all around. When you re-enter the hotel out of the chaos you feel relaxed very quickly greeted by friendly staff. It was like an oasis from the chaos outside. The hotel also has its own boat which can take you to the islands of the Maldives.

The restauarant was excellent even though it was Ramadan. They went out of their way to help us and made us a vegetarian meal specially made to suit our needs.

We were very impressed with this hotel and we would go back. It is a great place to stay on the way back from a resort on an island because it is close to the airport and you are guaranteed to arrive on time rather than risking a transfer from the resort islands.

I have no doubt we will go back

Room Tip: We had a deluxe room but our children stayed in a standard room and both were very high standard. It...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Traders Hotel is convieniently located a block from the waterfront. They will pick you up from the airport and escort you back to hotel in their own boat . Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean, airy and bright. Wireless internet was included in the room rate - reasonably fast download speeds of about 1 MB/second. The restaurant on the roof level serves light meals and non-alcoholic drinks and good coffee. It is next to pool and has an incredible view of the sea and outlying islands. Food is very good - tasty and fresh. As this is on Male', no alcohol is served, but you do not miss it. Their fruit juice-based drinks are imaginatively prepared, wonderfully refreshing and well presented. Breakfast was part of the room rate and is served in the first floor restaurant. Nice selection of breakfast foods and made-to-order eggs. The pool is small lap pool. The gym, also on roof top, is adequate. Has two treadmills, two cycles and a cross-trainer. Good quality equipment, with its won TV. Only free weights. Limited room for any other exercise. Well equipped to serve business travellers, but also convenient for vacationers taking a break in Male' before/after resort island stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

Stayed at Traders Male for the night before heading off to an island in the Maldives.
I arrived late in the evening (1030pm!) and left the following morning by 630am, the short stay I had at Traders only gave me a good impression.
The room was a bit on the small side but it was modern. The hotel is about a block away from the ocean so you do NOT get an ocean-front view but still you can get a glimpe of the water.
I had a late night snack at the lobby bar and also buffet breakfast in the restaurant. I used the bar very late at night - about 11pm - but the food must have been prepared on the spot as opposed to one of those TV dinners which you just microwave. So it was very nice and fresh. The price for the snack (I had a salad) was about US$7 so it wasn't too bad for a hotel meal. The buffet breakfast was very hearty and the staff members there were very attentive. The buffet station had lots for you to choose from.
I know this hotel is largely used as a stop-over venue for those who travel to the islands of Maldives but I wouldn't mind staying at Traders a few more nights....

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

We stayed at Traders for one night after a great holiday in the Maldives. We have stayed there before when it was the Holiday Inn and our experience was better than last time. We have stayed in other hotels in Malé and had such a better stay at Traders when compared to other hotels. Breakfast was included in the price and there was lots of food to choose from and we went away happy. Transfers to the airport were well organised and took just a few minutes from the hotel to check in.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

We picked this hotel for our stopover hotel in Male as our flight arrived at night and our seaplane would only fly in the morning. We were met quickly at the airport and the trip to the hotel and check in were efficiently carried out despite 6 other couples checking in at the same time.

The room was still new and spacious, the bed was good to give a good night's sleep. Breakfast was really good with a decent selection of tasty treats, and the head chef fussing with the buffet.

The gym is a little tiny, but the infinity pool on roof was surprisingly big.

The staff were also good with arranging our transfer the following day.

All in all it was an efficient and pleasant stay. Just be wary that it is a little pricey if you are just going to use it as a stopover hotel

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Jen Male
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 35 Hotels in Male
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Jen Male 4*
Number of rooms: 117
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