We were told by our travel agent that this hotel was pretty much the only one near the airport so we paid the over $400 per night for one night stay before we got on our boat. I have to say I was expecting a LOT more for that kind of money. I have never paid anywhere near that for a hotel room even in down town New York City. The hotel looks like a mid level chain hotel.
The lobby is attractive, but open air and terribly hot. Many people were sitting in this heat trying to get the incredibly slow wifi to connect.
The room was disappointingly small and the beds were tiny and very close together. Not even queen sized beds. I know it is tougher when 2 single guys are sharing a room, but I expected more space than that.
There was no balcony although you could see some of the ocean from the window.
The bathroom was OK. nothing great.
Thank God the air conditioner worked because the Maldives is HOT. The air conditioner was quite loud, but that was OK since my roommate snored anyway.
I got a surprise upon opening the closet. An open circuit box just sitting there with no cover or anything. Again, NOT what I would expect in a $400 hotel.
in room wi fi worked OK, but was $30 per day.
The pool is huge and you can actually swim laps. The beach is lame. maybe 60 feet of sand behind a sea wall. If you could wear blinders and not see the sea walls the sand was nice and it was probably better for kids and people not comfortable in the water, but not so much for me.
The gym is also huge and probably the best gym I have ever seen at a hotel anywhere. I was a little mad that the attendant made me walk all the way back to my room to put sneakers on even if I was just going to do weights.
The hotel grounds are pretty nice and there is a lot of green space.
The breakfast buffet was incredible. Probably the best thing about this hotel.
The hotel is very convenient if you are going to the airport since it is just a few blocks away.
Ordinarily, I would say the hotel rated 2-3 stars, but if you consider the over $400 I paid I would feel hard pressed to give more than 2 stars. I would have been disappointed if I had paid half as much.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Hulhule Island
- Hulhule Island Male
- Hulhule Island Hotel Maldives