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Sala Boutique Hotel

H. Buruneege Hithahfinivaa Magu, Male 20044
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#2 of 20 small hotels in Male
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Newly opened 5 star boutique hotel at a 4 star price in the center of Male the capital of the Maldives, the jetties are 5 minutes away, owned and operated under German management, a different type of hotel with personal touch and care, a wonderful oasis in Males' capital
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Diving
Fishing
Babysitting
Free airport transportation
Massage
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Restaurant
Airport transportation
Car hire
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Telephone
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Victor L wrote a review Jan 2024
Seoul, South Korea9 contributions4 helpful votes
Do yourself a favor and fly into Male a day early and spend a night at Thomas and Rose's little Oasis in downtown Male. You'll be whisked right away from the chaos at the airport and sent in a taxi (included in the price) and Thomas will be there waiting for you when you step out. How the two of them have been able to create this lovely little guesthouse (and Thai restaurant) in the midst of the general dilapidation in Male is a great mystery. Between the lovely Thai dinner (extra) and the real German breakfast (included) it's just not to be missed. And as an added extra the ride back to the airport is also included in the price and you'll be able to get an earlier flight to your resort. Go spend a night!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dayyan wrote a review Sept 2023
Bangkok, Thailand10 contributions6 helpful votes
The owner is a con artist. He tried to double charge me with the "the booking company didn't pay me" scam. I should have listened to the previous reviewers. The owner would just do anything to steal a few dollars from you. Five star hotel? Absolutely a joke! Best to avoid this place altogether.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Knud Andersen wrote a review Mar 2023
Copenhagen, Denmark15 contributions1 helpful vote
As usual, everything was above and beyond when I visited Sala Boutique Hotel in February and March. Everything about this place is just pure relaxation - from the friendly staff to the exquisite food and the cozy rooms. Visiting them on arrival (and departure) from the Maldives has pretty much become a travel activity by itself, and I usually make sure I get a full day there, both when coming to and leave the islands, as it's the perfect way to recover from flights/boat travel and getting in/out of vacation mood. When visiting Male, I accept no substitute! Lots of <3 from Denmark!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Room Tip: Book well ahead of time, Sala Thai is becoming super popular (not surprising)
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Marian & Urs wrote a review Jan 2023
Switzerland3 contributions
After a 3 week holiday in Helengeli we spent one night at this small but excellent hotel in Malé. Thomas as the owner and manager organizes the transfer from and to the airport, which is extremely helpful given the complexity of the city. The rooms are generous and well equipped with large beds and a lot of pillows. Very nice photographs represent different areas of Thailand. At breakfast, Thomas served a meal that included French croissants, chocolate croissants, German bread, eggs, sausage, cheese, fruit salad and everything else you could imagine including pieces of Dresdner Christstollen. At lunch we tasted the excellent Thai meals that his restaurant offers. The quality of all meals is truly exceptional, as Thomas imports fresh products from all areas of the world on a weekly basis.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Lesley wrote a review Oct 2022
Perth, Australia11 contributions8 helpful votes
Stay started well with a staff member from hotel meeting us at the airport for the ride to the hotel. Greeted personally by the owner/manager. We took a walk to the local fish and fruit markets, an easy distance to walk. We had our lovely Thai dinner at the hotel, which was delicious. The room was comfortable, and quiet, enabling us to have a lovely nights sleep. Breakfast, which was included in the tariff was a wonderful start to the day. The fresh mango and papaya/watermelon was delicious, along with yoghurt, pastries and good coffee. Transfers to and from airport were also included. Thankyou for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jair S wrote a review Oct 2022
Hilversum, The Netherlands4 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I spent our first night in the Maldives in Malé at the Sala Boutique Hotel. The hotel is cute and the rooms functional, with an amazing bed (Thanks Tom). The breakfast was great, with some homemade bread, fresh squeezed juice, and delicious fruit. We had heard great reviews about the restaurant and had dinner there. The food was super authentic and was amazing! We were planning on spending our last evening in the Maldives in the same hotel but decided to stay on the island we were on for one more night, since we lost a day there due to our speedboat to the island being cancelled. We explained this to Tom and had asked if it was possible to still have breakfast at the hotel, since we would be in Malé at 9:00 am. He asked us when our flight was, which was at 8 in the evening, and he said that we could of course still have breakfast and if we wanted, we could use the room till we needed to leave back to the airport. Not to set a precedent of course, but he went above and beyond! I would definitely recommend a stay at the hotel, which had very friendly staff and some very tasty food.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: They provide a taxi to pick you up and drop your back off at the airport.
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MrLeeL wrote a review Oct 2022
Woburn, Massachusetts144 contributions72 helpful votes
A True hidden Gem. We ended up here due to some messed up travel plans. We avoided the suggestions of people at the airport . We were Amazed. Last minute booking, no worries. The Owners were welcoming and delightful, and exceedingly helpful. Where everyone else seemed to be there for their own interests, we choose correctly. The rooms were large, climate controlled clean and exceptionally comfortable. Coffee and breakfast were included. Even the mini bar was reasonably priced. The hotel had a Thai restaurant that was fabulous. It was the best tasting food outside of Thailand that I have been to. The owner took pride on having the ingredients flown in from Thailand weekly. Even th Mango sticky rice with coconut icecream was simply winderful, the mango and icecream had the freshest flavor. Again reasonably priced. We explored our surrounding streets getting true local color. When we find ourselves back in Male' we will stay here.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Take cabs they are the most reasonable way to go. there seem to be more motor bikes than people...
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BritAus wrote a review Jun 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka57 contributions81 helpful votes
I was so well looked after at the Sala Boutique Hotel. Being here for work for the first time, Thomas and the team made me feel very welcome, fed me extremely well (lovely European breakfast and delicious Thai lunches and dinners) and were very helpful. The hotel was very clean and comfortable and has a wonderful garden courtyard to relax in. A wonderful place to stay in Male.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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TiffanyK75 wrote a review Feb 2022
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Room was very small but clean. Decent for an overnight stay to catch a seaplane. Breakfast was lovely. Don't request a wake up call because you will be told to set an alarm on your phone. Owner, Thomas, told me upon check out that he "had a problem with me" and said Agoda (who I booked through) hadn't paid him for my stay. I figured it was pay upon stay as I wasn't charged at time of booking 9 months prior or since. I paid him, even though it was significantly higher than the rate I booked via Agoda, and was on my way. I got home a few days later and realized Agoda had ALSO charged me for the room. I contacted Thomas immediately about a refund, less the water we took from the minibar, and was never responded to. I tried to dispute the charge on my cc and he fought it and so has now been paid twice for my stay. Agoda will also not respond to me. The cleanliness and breakfast was certainly not worth what I paid. Steer clear.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Christina wrote a review Feb 2022
Cambridge, Canada9 contributions
My husband and I stayed at the Sala Boutique Hotel overnight prior to heading to one of the resorts with over-the-water villas. We wanted to arrive a day early, just in case there was any trouble with our flights. Thomas was absolutely amazing, answering email correspondence quickly, arranging transportation to and from the airport, and even walking us over to a nearby pharmacy so we could get PCR tests. The rooms are beautiful and the Sala Thai Restaurant on site was fabulous. Fresh food and great service. We would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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£161 - £182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MaldivesKaafu AtollNorth Male AtollMale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sala Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sala Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hukuru Miskiiy Mosque (0.1 miles), Grand Friday Mosque (0.2 miles), and Mulee Aage (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sala Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sala Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sala Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Sala Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cloud Restaurant, Belle Amie Bistro, and Sala Thai Restaurant.
Does Sala Boutique Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sala Boutique Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sala Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Sala Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sala Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Male.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sala Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Sala Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mulee Aage (0.1 miles).