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“Expect Not to much”
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Surf View Hotel
Ranked #21 of 34 Male B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Dont expect to much when staying here as its only overnight accomodation while you transfer to the islands. The rooms were average. Not bad but not great. They were clean enough to stay in.
Service was ok, they carried our bags up the stairs and got us to the boat the next day to go out to the islands.
The water is amazing, clear blue and just has to be seen to be beleived.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Hotel is located near the artificial beach for a quick stroll in the morning or at sunset. being a local i understand the hotels in Male' hotels does not come with same standards as other city hotels around the world.
breakfast and other meals can be booked and there is a small roof top cafe for a lazy afternoon snack if you fancy.
with a slight renovation this hotel would be a hard place to miss.

the staff always happy to assist.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Woooow, would I go there again? Maybe if I don't find anything in Male. Location is very good, lobby very nice and the the internet is free + for the Maldives fast.

I stayed there in October of 4 nights and escaped (of course i settled the bill first). None came even once to the room to clean up a little bit. The trash bin was full, the towels grey (original it was white) and damaged. Hotel is noisy, from the inside and the outside. The walls are damaged, the bathroom does not seem to be clean and the comfort is below average. The Receptionists are friendly but only one knows what she is doing. Unfortunately I forgot her name.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

disaster!!! the room(triple room) was like a prision!!!! only very small window the same size at prision!! the sheets were grey! can you believe it there was no soap for washing hands!!!!!!!!!!!!
only a shampoo that gave us one for a family!!!!!!!!!!!
we paid 190 us dollar for B&B and transfer from airport, then noticed the 4 star hotel near jetty terminal is the same price!!!!!!!!! we wanted to change the hotel but they said they will charge our crefdit card for whole amount beacuse we booked it before!!!
so sorry for this hotel and the manager!!
also we noticed we paid 4 dollars per person for oneway transfer from airport but the real price is 1 us dollar and kids are free!!! we booked with this hotel for transportation from male to kani island(club med) with speedy boat for amount 350 dollar but cancelled it . because we got jetty directly from jetty station for a mout 220 us dollars!!! so becareful when you want to book male hotels!!
shirin.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

The hotel is located just a few hundred meter from the ferry station to the airport and is very easy to find. It is also very close to an artificial beach that is good enough for a quick swim.

The check-in was very fast.

The rooms are basic. The beds and pillows are good. We had a problem with the drain in the shower but they fixed it quickly.

The staff is friendly.

Not many people eat here but they fixed reasonable dinner for us.

All in all basic but good and if what you are looking for is a clean comfortable bed and shower without getting ruined then this place is OK.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

if your travelling to the maldives, male city is not the tropical locale your probably looking for. however if like me you are in male for other reasons...mine was awaiting the arrival of the yacht i live on. then maybe this hotel is for you. its small basic and limited but for male its so cheap how can one not pounce on it. it is clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful with excellent english, they offered thier office equipment for some work i needed to scan copy pront etc. they were a great source of local info. my room had a window to the sea, aircon and a bar fridge. tv. etc. i would return there...but if you like your clothes different colours don't do your laundry there, and the so called beach out front, is tiny and surrounded but men hanging about...also being muslim means unless you want to swim in a full burka as a woman your better off at one of the small atoll resorts. also theresgreat fresh juice across the road in the baywatch cafe and a cheap nasi goreng too!!!! i enjoyed my stay at this hotel if your after budget, note: sometimes theres no hotwater and often the satellite tv signal fails other than that its a good choice for stopovers, a couple of nights or a cheap longer stay option.

Room Tip: remember the higher up you are the better the view and breeze....but....you'll have to climb the...
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

Was not a huge fan of this one. Teeny, tiny little room all the way up 6 flights of stairs.....with no lift. For $95! We thought it was a rip off.

Yes, the people that worked there were nice, but after viewing the Sala Boutique Hotel for te same price....no comparison! This place should be no more than $30 a nit per room.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Surfviewhotel, Manager at Surf View Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2012

Dear value guest
I'm so sorry to hear that our place is like jail
i would appreciate if you write in our email the problems you had our hotel
email sales@surfviewhotel.com I'm more than happy to answer your issues
Thanks
Mnanager

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Additional Information about Surf View Hotel

Address: Majeedhi Magu, Male 20006
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Male
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Male
Price Range: $66 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surf View is the only elegant hotel which overlooks the breathtaking panoramic views of outlying Artificial Beach and the popular surfing area of the city. Since surfing is fast becoming a popular sport among holiday makers, Surf View has become a very desirable hotel among the tourists. All rooms are designed with modern furnishing and are equipped with private balconies, attached bathroom, hot & cold fresh water, air conditioning, cable TV with satellite channels IDD telephone, mini fridge and Wi-Fi internet. Surf View offers comfort and relaxation to the mind and body by being in the best location in Male’. Your happiness is our pleasure. ... more   less 
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