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“Acceptable at best, not for everyone”
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Relax Inn Hotel
Ranked #23 of 35 Hotels in Male
Las Vegas, Nevada
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453 reviews
231 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 776 helpful votes
“Acceptable at best, not for everyone”
Reviewed September 3, 2009

I stayed her twice, before and after long flights. The room wasn't clean, dirty carpet, a little musky, etc. The bed was clean and comfortable though. The staff were very friendly and helpful and polite. They went out and bought me bottled water, and there was a problem with the wireless internet, and they refunded all my money for that quickly and without question, cause the service was slow. The restaurant on the 6th floor was acceptable, some food quite good. Very friendly service. The air conditioning in the room was fine. THe location is quite amazing, one minute walk to the jetty to/from the airport, which is $1 one way, so no need to stay at the almost $300 per night hotel adjacent to the airport.

I wouldn't stay here longer than 10 hours. I think their "day rate" is for a six hour period, but was very reasonable. Not really other restaurants in the immediate area. A few tiny convenience stores nearby. The location is really the best thing.

Unless you're super picky, you'll be fine here for up to a day.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 21, 2009

We just have a terrible experience with this hotel. When we book this hotel for a night, they ask if we want to book for two night as our flight was late at night the next day. We told them "no" as we are planning to look around the island after we check out the next day. When we arrive to check in. We were told by the duty manager that they have upgrade us to a better room and extended our check out time to 8.30pm. We were happy for a while. On the check out day at 8.00pm, the duty manager (a different one from previous day) call to say that we need to pay for the extended stay. He said no one has promise us the extended check out time. I asked if that is the case why he did not call us earlier to ask why we are not checking out after 12.00pm. He agreed it is their mistake but we still have to pay and they cannot discount a single cent. During the argument he keep reminding us that if we continue to argue we will miss our flight. It is clearly a ploy to extract extra money from us as they know we do not have a lot of time. That is why they choose to calll only at the last minute. It was a saturday and the hotel was very empty judging from the fact that we are the only one at the breakfast room in the morning.

Even with an "upgraded" room, the first thing we notice when we enter the room is a strong unpleasant smell. The bathroom floor is full of patches of brown stain. The sound insulation is very bad that the traffic noise make it difficult to sleep.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Montreal
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2009

I needed a day room in Male before boarding a liveaboard for a scuba diving trip and wasn't sure which hotel to choose as all the reviews were rather poor for other hotels on the island of Male. I chose Relax Inn randomly and was pleasantly surprised.

Communication over the internet was prompt and I was able to quickly reserve a room with one month's notice. The hotel itself is only a two minute walk from where the boat/ferry from the airport drops you off. It can be easily seen from the dock. The room itself is nothing fancy, but it does have air conditioning and an average bathroom with hot water and decent water pressure. Breakfast is included in the room rate and consists of cereals and fruit.

For a day room, I was satisfied, although I imagine it would be loud at night as it is near the island's main street and docks.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled solo
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London
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2007

we stayed at the hotel relax inn as we had a 12 hour gap between arriving from komandoo and travelling back out to dubai. It was sufficient for a stop over but I could not have stayed longer than few hours - however it was clean enough and provided some distraction from the long journey, with TV and air con. quite exciting just to get on boat from airport to male.

Restaurant was AWFUL - some of the worst food I have ever eaten - portions enough for 10 people and the menu far too long to be fresh. A fairly nice view spoiled by appaling food.

Stayed May 2007
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Zagreb
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2007

Have stayed in Relax inn only for one night, luckily.
Hotel is convenient only because of the location, right next to jetty.

Even though we booked executive room online we seemed to get standard one
We realize it during check out, it was cheaper.
Did not have a clue how the rooms differ but the first sight on our room told me that it cannot be executive.

Basically, hotel is good for a transfer only, rooms look kind of shabby, very basic and a little bit smelly.
Do not recommend for a longer stay.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — small rooms
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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91 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2007

Advertised as "one of the best Hotel in the capital island Male"- do not be deceived. Stayed there in January 2006 because everything else was apparently booked out. Stayed in what was called a deluxe room and it was shocking. Very small and almost no facilities. Had to move a chair to use the wardrobe. Had to walk sideways between the bed and desk to get to the wardrobe. You'll need to take your own toiletries as they only supply a single cake of soap. Terrible (hot) water pressure in the shower- which flooded the bathroom after every shower. Breakfast was cold and horrible. No billiard room, no restaurant(s), no business centre (all which are advertised). I read a review on another website about this hotel before I stayed there and thought "It can’t be that bad". It is. How they can claim it is a 'state-of-the-art' hotel, I have no idea. Outrageous price (about US$70/night) for what should be a two star hotel. Do yourself a favour, stay somewhere else.

Great view from the roof. My balcony faced the harbour, which was nice. The towels, although old and worn, were surprisingly soft.

  • Stayed April 2007
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2006

It is important to note that this is not a resort nor a resort-style hotel. It is a simple, small hotel on the main residential island. It does not compare to the resort islands and should not be considered as a "cheap alternative" to the resort islands.

We stayed at the Relax Inn for one night waiting to transfer onward the next day. The room was simple, but clean by the local standard of a simple hotel, the bed was fine, the shower and air-conditioner worked. It met our needs. The breakfast included was same. The Relax offers a chance to see the "real" Maldives" for a day strolling around Male' on your inbound or outbound day, but plan for the bulk of your vacation at a resort.

  • Liked — Location to airport
  • Disliked — small
  • Tips/Secrets — This is for stop-overs only, but it allows you to see the real country
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Relax Inn Hotel
Address: Ameeru Ahmed Magu, Male
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Male
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Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #23 of 35 Hotels in Male
Hotel Class:3 star — Relax Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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