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Hotel Jen Male
Ranked #2 of 35 Hotels in Male
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

When we arrived at the airport, we were met immediately by one of the Traders Hotel's reps. We didn't touch our luggage from this point and the rep was very nice. He took us to a motorboat which was ready and waiting for us! After the quick trip from the airport we took a somewhat unnecessary taxi from the motor boat to the hotel. The service was impeccable.
Once we arrived, check in was fairly awkward. We had booked an Ocean View room, however we hadn't been allocated one at the hotel. We had to argue for a while with the receptionist who eventually gave us the room we had booked, but only after we had offered to forward the email of our reservation! So that was quite frustrating.
The room we had was lovely. The bathroom was large and the bed was very comfortable. We had a balcony too. We used the in-room dining which was amazing. The food was brilliant. We also went up onto the roof to use the infinity pool. The service at the bar was slow and there wasn't anyone to assist with the sun-loungers or towels.
We had a second drink later on that evening, and again the service was incredibly slow. Room service, however, was very good.
The breakfast buffet was a little unusual. It had all the standard food laid out beautifully, but there was a load of extra hot plates where the lunch was being kept warm. It was 6am and I'm sure there's a food hygiene issue with keeping lunch items warm for long periods of time...! When we sat down to eat, no one came over to offer us tea or coffee. The place wasn't busy at all - when we arrived, a couple was just leaving, and shortly after we'd finished, a family also arrived. As we were getting up to leave, we were eventually offered a coffee or tea which we couldn't have as we were leaving for the airport.
Again the connection back to the airport was helpful and very well done.
I don't think I'd stay in the hotel again because even if the room was very good, the poor service really let them down.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

we stay there for 2 night to transfer to the island hotels in maldives, very warm welcome, the staffs are waiting in the airport to pick you to the hotel and you will have warm welcome, they will call you in the morning to make sure you can catch the water plane so don't need to worry anything . the room is clean tidy and nice, food is average but not bad,we don't have time to visit male town centre but when we go up to the swimming pool on the top floor, shock us! too many bikini girls there!:)

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

I am surprised to find such a modern and chic boutique hotel tucked away in the side street of Male. But it is indeed a perfect accommodation choice because it is so close to Male International Airport (only less than 10 mins by speedboat), The service is exceptionally impressive. I had email communications with them prior to my trip on seaplane transfers to another resort. All was done efficiently and smoothly without a hitch. After a late night arrival and an hour long wait at the immigration queue, a nice hotel room, friendly and efficient staff, happy faces and good services were all I could hope for and thankfully I got them from Traders Hotel in Male.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Cher J
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Comparing to my previous trip in Male in 2009x, Traders hotel has big room and good equipments, especially the swimming pool on the roof. It's close to jetty 5/6/7. Its boat is cute, its cars are comfortable and the breakfast is delicious!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ashiner R
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Just what you expect when you go to this hotel chain.. Confort and reliable service
From arriving Male airport to departure they'll take good care of you always with a big smile on their faces
Great views from the top floor swimming pool/restaurant

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank ruicaricas
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We recentlty stayed at the Traders Hotel as a stopover on our way to a smaller island in the Maldives.

We arrived late at night after a full days travelling and found the service and rooms impeccable. Speedboat transfers to and from Male airport were seemless and spot on time. Rooms are neat and decent sized, comfy pillows.

I have to mention the breakfast, it was amazing! Great variety and plenty of whole fresh coconuts to sip on. I honestly think this was the best traditional Maldivian food we had all trip!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Writing out of my experience,,,,,,if you are aiming even a small 3-5 day visit to Maldives avoid living in Male. Hotel Traders no doubt is one of the most comfortable and well managed property in the city but in the same cost you can explore living in the nearby islands. We generally end up travelling 45min-1hr daily for our offices so even of you are planning to visit Male regularly during your visit, there is no harm in hopping some fairy ride across the torquise blue water. But, if you are sure that you need to have a feel of Maldivian culture and traffic then Hotel Traders is "the choice". Most of the hotels in Male are either very congested or have suite (average/below average) culture so Hotel Trader is a respite....very accomodative and pleasant staff members.....the hotel have breakfast and dinners included as part of the package so for single travellers its comfortable....considering that Male is not one of the safest places for girls to venture out late at night. reminded me of Gurgaon ;)....The restra is nice and also have some vegetatrian variety unlike other Male restra..I had a good time but the hotel does not provide any direct help for snorkeling and other water sports activities, so you have to do your home work before you land in Male.....overalll value for money, situated in the heart of the city (its a 2km radius city so everything is close to heart ;) but still,,,)....and good food.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, 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 35 Hotels in Male
Price Range: $213 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Jen Male 4*
Number of rooms: 117
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