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Le Vieux Nice Inn
Ranked #7 of 78 Hulhumale B&B and Inns
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Well done to all of you”
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Hy this is andy from romania and i've stayed in this hotel for 6 night with my beautifull girlfriend and we have enjoyed it verry much....i have to say that all the staff is verry helpfull and the room are verry clean...allthogh the hotel doesnt have a private beach they can sure provide you with the best boat service to the nearby islands and resorts....were you can do some snorkling ....
So returning to the hotel and its staff i have only nice words and i appreciate thir work so far...i hope they will be the same in the near future as i would really want to go back.....
So guys at the Nice inn...keep up the good work ....
Yours trulley cezar andy s....

  • Stayed March 2013
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John S, General Manager at Le Vieux Nice Inn, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Dear Andy “Cezar”,

It seems you are still here because it was so delightful having you with us.

From the first day I met you on your www page inquiry of us for information, to your Direct Deposit advance payment then your arrival, I could tell you are a very detailed person. You being like this has said a lot in your expectations being met or exceeded by the Le Vieux Nice in staff.

A greater compliment than this, one could not ask for.

Obviously our Director of Recreation Mr. Luhushan and Mr. Yameen have displayed their expertise very well in keeping your holiday time very well utilized with remote island hopping or enjoying a resort.

We hear so many delightful stories from guests returning from their special activity day but one of the best is when I saw this truck pull to the front entrance, our guest getting out and needing help to unload his huge fish from his exclusive big game fishing day.

Another is a family of five all rosy cheeked with joyous laughter as they returned from their own private picnic island day.

As to the beach, a private beach is not permitted but we have a very long beach.

Yes, thanks to our staff (each and every one) for making this a most gratifying Maldives holiday for you.

Sincerely,

John Seyfert
Innkeeper
Le Vieux Nice Inn
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Tarnow, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We have spent a week in Le Vieux Nice Inn with a 3 year old baby and a group of friends. The hotel was chosen thanks to its very good opinions from Tripadvisor, and I must say it fulfilled our expectations. Although the surrounding area does not make a good first impression ( a lot of plastic bottles, many buildings under construction) the hotel itself is absolutely fantastic.
From the very beginning we felt more than welcome. The rooms are very nicely decorated and contain everything you may need. You may notice that the person who decorated them, did his best to make it look elegant and cozy. The owner and the staff are more than willing to help you whenever you have a problem. The entertainment staff helped us to choose the best picnic islands to visit, and were joining us showing great interest in our comfort. I must not forget about the delicious food we were served for the whole week, I can sincerely recommend every single dish served by the chef Ali (we have noticed that some tourist staying in other hotels on the island also chose Le Vieux Nice Inn to dine in). To sum up, Le Vieux is a very nice hotel with a friendly atmosphere, where everybody welcomes you with a smile and makes you feel like home. I can recommend it to everyone visiting Maldives.

Ps. I would also like to thank Haseeb one more time for his disinterested help and words of comfort at the doctors'.

Ewa

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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9 Thank Ewa S
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John S, General Manager at Le Vieux Nice Inn, responded to this review, 28 March 2013
Dear Ewa,

As I read your most kind words tears accumulated in my eyes having a flashback to the two years of tedious building and finishing touches to the four months of refining our operation since opening Dec. 1st.

Elegant and cozy are descriptive words I would like to use in some of our descriptions but it could be a bit garish and self-adulating coming from us but well said coming from you. Subtle but well defined.

We are making a thorough effort as hotel owners to get the city concerned to our request and tourist commentary regarding the plastic bags etc. strewn with ease by the natives’ disregard of law.

Yes and to paraphrase we are extremely proud of our Recreation Department. This is a recent addition to provide guests with adequate Maldives enjoyment of what nature has so graciously provided this small country. We have much more detail on our www page to keep a guest fascinatingly busy for a week or more. Mr. Luhushan and Mr. Yameen deserve recognition for their extraordinary concern for our guest comfort.

A guest to eat in the same restaurant every night for a week is nearly uncommon to hear but not with us as you said and including other hotel guests coming as well. Our hat is off to Chef Ali and his culinary ability to satisfy you and then you wanting to be so complimentary.

Yes again, Haseeb was extraordinary, stopping his focused work he was into and recognizing the immediate need for you to get help as soon as possible for your son. This is a rare moment to see and we are very proud of Haseeb’s intuitive reaction.

We say we provide comfort and convenience beyond a guest’s expectation but you experienced it a lot better than we ever could ever say it.

Sincerely,

John Seyfert
Innkeeper
Le Vieux Nice Inn
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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

I stayed at the Le Vieux Nice Inn with the group of friends for a week and we all found it a good choice (for that price). The rooms are really clean and the food in the restaurant is very good. All the people working at the hotel - as well as the owner of it - are more than kind and friendly and willing to cooperate. If you are looking for a place where you can lie in the sun you have to remember that at nearby beach women can't wear bikini (it's a pity as it's only few meters away) but the hotel is a great base for excursions to picnic islands or resorts - very helpful staff of the hotel will arrange all kind of activities for you (extra paid). We felt very comfortable over there and would recommend the hotel to every body without hesitation!

Monika from Poland

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Monika S
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John S, General Manager at Le Vieux Nice Inn, responded to this review, 26 March 2013
Dear Monika,

I met you on our www page, you came to visit the Maldives and now back home again but we will never forget the hilarious and joyful group you are. You made enjoyment every hour and every minute of your stay. I remember the raining morning you all were going to another island for the day. You could have canceled but went anyway. Full of smiles when coming saying it was one of your best days just enough sun to make it fun.

Dinner for 16 almost every night for 5 nights but what a satisfactory joy noticed by your after dinner laughter filled lingering conversations. Chef Ali’s special entrees every night must have had some influence on your happiness, I am sure.

Yes, we so have a beautiful beach nearly an hour long to walk. I wish I would have mentioned that walking about 40 minutes toward the airport the beach gets very, very private.

We are so proud how our recreation department and how it is growing. Our Mr. Luhushan and Mr Yameen are very knowledgeable and skilled in arranging any activity you may be interested in. They certainly represent our 5 star image. We are so proud to have them with us.

Monika, you and your friends were absolutely delightful guests.

Sincerely,

John Seyfert
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Le Vieux Nice Inn
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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

I recommend hotel Le Vieux Nice Inn, as a comfortable place to stay in Hulhumale, Maldives. The hotel’s equipment is new, with the nice designed restaurant. The food is very good. Personnel of the hotel makes everything to take care about the guests as good as it is only possible. They are very helpful, friendly and warm people. They have very nice offer of many activities to improve holidays, for example visiting picnic islands or resorts. They organize for guests Boduberu evening show, which shows real Maldivian heritage. There are many shops near of the hotel, and it is 10 minutes by car from the Hulhule airport. All additional staff as hair dryer etc. available at the reception desk.
Few meters from the hotel is a long and nice beach with palm trees and coral reef, the point is that it is lack of trash bins, so people throw plastic on the beach. It depends on the local government’s environmental politic, which has to be change if the place should stay friendly for the locals, tourists, and for the ocean wild life.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Via_dei_Serpenti
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John S, General Manager at Le Vieux Nice Inn, responded to this review, 22 March 2013
Dear Via Dei Serpenti,

It seems like only yesterday that you were here in our very proud Le Vieux Nice Inn. You certainly did fit in the European aura as it charmed you but then so did our Chef Alii as he fulfilled every International food request on or off the menu as you experienced.

Proper leadership is always on display and particularly by our staff always going beyond the expectations of our guests. It is pleasing to have you notice.

The growth of our Recreational Department is bringing a lot of pride for us. You mentioned of your enjoyment of the resort islands. We had a French lady who went night fishing on her last night here and caught eight large fish. Another man caught a fish so big he had a truck deliver it to the hotel. Of course we have many activities such as Diving,Snorkeling and Surfboarding etc.

Being new we are expanding in every direction.

Our native Maldivian Boduberu night of drumming, singing and dancing is very popular.

I agree with you that the local government’s position on the environment has to change and do more general cleanup.

Sincerely,

John Seyfert
Innkeeper
Le Vieux Nice Inn
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013

I was be back with any notice and found amazing difference respect some days ago. The hotel and the annex restaurant have improved very fast. This is due to the management of Haseeb, that got my previous suggestions and applied. Very good. I will be back next time

  • Stayed March 2013
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4 Thank MauroMonti
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John S, General Manager at Le Vieux Nice Inn, responded to this review, 14 March 2013
Dear Mauro Monti,

We respectfully acknowledge this second complimentary review from you with a lot of pride in that you still have us in memory regarding your visit and assorted dinner preferences.

Our restaurant of your enjoyable dinners with your friends is not an annex but is truly attractive and visibly accessible as one comes in the main entrance of the hotel. This will be very obviously seen as you scan photos on our web page.

Yes, we have grown rapidly in our few months of being open. Our staff definitely deserves sincere recognition for this accomplishment along with the detailed tutoring of Haseeb.

We certainly look forward to your upcoming return visit and possibly two more reviews.

Sincerely,

John Seyfert
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Le Vieux Nice Inn
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

I state that I have not stayed at this hotel, very well put and in a new building, designed by no more than five months ago, small but cozy and clean. Hasseb the exhibitor is a Maldivian co partner with an Italian still absent, it is absolutely great. Hasseb speaks Italian very well and with properties and manages the hotel, they do have stayed in two of my colleagues, a small restaurant with traditional cuisine but also Italian dishes. I eat good pasta, well cooked and quality. My colleagues have told me that the rooms, although not very large, they are comfortable and clean. Hasseb has worked hard proactively to meet our needs, loosing a full day to take us around the islands.
I will definitely stay in this hotel for my business trips that will continue in the near future, and make this place my fixed point.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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3 Thank MauroMonti
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John S, General Manager at Le Vieux Nice Inn, responded to this review, 14 March 2013
Dear Mauro Monti,

Your most welcome description of you and your friends visit to Le Vieux Nice Inn either for dinner, recreational activity or residency is most important for us to know. We feel like the United Nations with the varied International occupancy and culinary requests of our most discerning guests.

Very notable as you very well stated is your superb satisfaction of the Italian Cuisine as being well prepared in a quality style of acceptance by you and your friends is kindly appreciated by our Chef Ali and his staff.

It is a joy to know of your pleasurable Italian language communication with Haseeb. His many years in Monaco and Nice, France along with Milan, Italy are now very obvious in our daily operation.

Your excursion of native islands with Haseeb must have been most informative of the native Maldives Culture. Therefore and most positively the hospitality of Haseeb and our staff encouraged you to say that when in the Maldives you will make Le Vieux Nice Inn your fixed point of hotel residency.

We only have ten European décor styled rooms in groups of five on two levels. Each set of five varies in size with the smallest being large by local standards and often described as incomparable, this you will notice on your first overnight stay.

Your kind commentary as submitted has encouraged a moment for us to express our pride and prevailing hospitable welcome of convenience and comfort.

We look forward to have you visit again and enjoy the Maldives Culture and hospitality within us.

Most sincerely,

John Seyfert
Innkeeper
Le Vieux Nice Inn
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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2013

We have only had a dinner in this restaurant one night. Everything was perfect, food, service and atmosphere. It is the most beautiful hotell restaurant in Hulhumale with the most friendly owner John. Thank you and success in the future.

Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Krista V
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John S, General Manager at Le Vieux Nice Inn, responded to this review, 10 March 2013
Dear Krista,

You are most kind to take the time to comment on your brief visit and enjoyable dinner. If I recall correctly, you had one of our very special Seafood Platters. This is a popular dinner entrée with our certain touch of Italian and French condiments very pleasing to the most discerning palate.

Thank you for the recognition but no successful entrepreneur stands alone. You must have met the proprietor Haseeb who may have proudly greeted you or joined you for a brief conversation. Along with him and investor friends in Europe and America we made a dream come true.

Your genuine commentary will remain with us for a long time.

Most sincerely,

John Seyfert
Innkeeper
Le Vieux Nice Inn
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Property: Le Vieux Nice Inn
Address: Nirolhumagu - 06, Lot No.10056, Hulhumale 2050
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Hulhumale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Hulhumale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Vieux Nice Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Vieux Nice INN is a chic European designed boutique inn offering unique style, sophistication and hospitality unsurpassed in the Maldives Islands. We are conveniently located on Hulhumale Island the largest man-made island in the Maldives connected to the Male' International Airport. Incomparable island comfort is graciously provided our most discerning guests. The pleasing adornment of a vast white coral sand beach and turquoise bay is only steps away. As you enjoy swimming, fishing, island hopping, dinning and exploring the surroundings, you will experience the philosophy of Le Vieux Nice Inn; "Where it is so nice to be nice." ... more   less 
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