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what hotel?

Bratislava, Slovakia
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what hotel?

Hello,

we are planning holiday in Maldives in January for the first time. Could you recommend some good 4 star resort?

Thanks.

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1. Re: what hotel?

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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2. Re: what hotel?

My budget is cca 150-200 Eur / night. I prefer AI or full-board and it should not be very far from the Male Airport.

Thanks.

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January is high season in the Maldives and I'd be amazed if you could get a 3 star resort on B&B basis to be honest, let alone AI or FB at 4 star. Have you done any research at all on what might be available for your budget? Perhaps you could try to find some options and come back with a list of anything you find for peoples thoughts/comments.

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If you are lucky you will get a budget resort, but it looks difficult. Contact a specialist travel agent so that you can check if there is something available in budget.

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5. Re: what hotel?

Avoid Centara Ras Fushi - it's cheap for a reason.

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If your budget is not flexible, keep your search to Male and surroundings or a near Guest house on Island (But you will have your transfer cost than). If you search within the resorts you have to rethink your budget. Its like "mariaeugene" says, or perhaps you r the lucky one ;)

Bratislava, Slovakia
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Why so sceptical? =) Herathera Island Resort, 4 star, FB, 1000 Eur/7 nights. So It is possible in that budget =) But the resort is far from Male Airport, probably that is the reason of good price. But I have found Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort, quite close to Male Airport for the price 1690 Eur/7 nights/2 person. It is around 240 Eur/night, I think it is fine =) Some people complain about AI there, some do not, who knows.. =) It is interesting, that January is much more expensive than December..

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You will not get a "good" 4 star resort on FB/AI at that budget especially in peak season. Neither of your two choices could be remotely described as "good". Neither have a house reef. H will involve an extra internal flight then boat transfer so thats $1000 for 2 pax. If you think Hud is fine then by all means go right ahead - any first timer would think camping on the airport runway would be a good choice. As for your price quotes - what does that include and where di you get the quotes?. Most such quotes ignore transfers and the 18% taxes and other hidden costs such as bed tax.

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I agree full with JohnPaul151, better to check your offers very good. (Have a look at the fine print down :))

Bratislava, Slovakia
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10. Re: what hotel?

What exactly is bad about Hud? The price does not include 12% tax. As I mentioned, Herathera is very far so it is out of the question.