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“Perfect lay-over hotel in Male”
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DACE
Ranked #15 of 34 Male B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 28, 2011

We travelled through Male to our honeymoon destination and had to spend a night in Male, after a long research we decided on Dace and were not dissapointed. It is a perfect hotel if you need to spend a night in Male in a clean, safe, pleasant hotel without paying a fortune.
The rates are very reasonable comparing to other hotels. The location is perfect, it is very close to the airport and in the middle of the shopping area with many restaurants to chooce from.

The service was excellent, we were checked -in very promptly, all our questions were answered very comprehensively, our transfer next day to our honeymoon resort and as well as the taxi to the airport was organized right away so we did not need to worry about any logistics ourselves.

The rooms are not large, so probably you should not choose this hotel if you are planning to spend a lot of time in the room. But the room and bathroom recilities are done to a high standard.

We were very pleasantly surprised with the hotel and would recommend it to others for a short stay.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Orestinka
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

First, the good points: The rooms are well furnished and decorated, though rather small. The bathroom is very well appointed. The staff are friendly and helpful but they don't appear to be on hand except at certain times of day.

The bad points: Breakfast was rather poor value for money. The biggest problem, however, is that the only entry or exit from this place is by electronic key. What would happen in a fire, we asked. We were told that the power would shut off and the doors could then be opened. Well, I wouldn't want to try it and, in any case there are no fire extinquisher or smoke alarms. The fire notice on the back of the door says attempt to extinquish the fire yourself! With only one exit on the ground floor at the bottom of the stairs and no means of escaping from the roof I think this place represents a real fire hazard. I certainly wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rob M
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

We stayed 3 nights and booked airport pickup, everything went very smoothly. The rooms are clean and all the staff are very helpfull. The hotel looks as if it has had a recent upgrade.Rooms have aircon which is essential. The owner also has a seaview resturant , try the very top floor, its open to great views and the food is really good.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank JinanChinaMike
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

This hotel is located back from the main road & jetties.
The rooms are clean and although quite small are furnished very well with desk, fridge, safe & tv included.
There are nice touches in the room including an oil burner which is lit each night. We requested a kettle which was duly supplied and they provided us with a mobile phone to call the Owners at any time. The bathroom is very clean although every now & again there is a drain smell typical of this part of the world.
We had the 8USD breakfast one morning & the food was good & plentiful. The security is excellent.
We spent 5 nights here over 2 visits and would absolutely stay again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank CricketGirlDarwin
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

Nice place for short stay before diving holiday very helpful staff. Would not stay on marle again it's the pits nothing to do

  • Stayed: August 2011
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3  Thank Eagles52
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

Hazim, the manager is really nice. small hotel in male, good enough for one night stop. FREE wifi everywhere inside the hotel, heavy stairs to access to the rooms. A little bit noisy at night. Comfortable and complete for 100 dollars/night. A no problem hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank swissfox
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

I had been to Maldives several times and when you come to Maldives.. especially when visiting it’s Capital – Male’… don’t expect too much. The city is very small…buildings are not skyscrapers…
I have tried the a few hotels in Male. Most of the room size is small. But comparing the room of Dace to other hotels… the space you move around is enough. No tourist stays in the city I guess for more than 3 days… since there is no so much to see. This is more of a transit area – waiting for your flight, transfer to resort or just simply to try the city.
The Hotel offers a Double Bed, Working table, Open Clothes Hanger, Safe Deposit Box, Flat Screen TV and a bathroom. I agree that you have to take the stairs.. what is 3 flights up! Rooms are clean. Security is likewise a good point. The main door is only access through a Magnetic Card that goes with your room key. No one can just come inside the building. The Hotel is just around the corner where another “big” hotel can be found. Walking distance to the restaurants and shops.
Can’t say anything about the food offering since I have no chance to try their food… But good restaurants can be found in Male like Jade Bistro, Seagull (Ice Cream are yummy), Aoili and Thai Wok.
Don’t be bothered about the construction is ongoing beside the hotel but it’s only during the day time.
DACE would be a good choice to stay in a small city…

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank blue_eyes07
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Additional Information about DACE

Address: M. Naainfaruge, Jahaamuguri Goalhi, Male 20274
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 ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Male
Price Range: $60 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — DACE 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
DACE Maldives/Male

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