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Stingray Beach Inn
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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
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“Best on the island”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Hi there! I've been to Maafushi so many times, and every time I stood in different places. And last time it was Stingray beach inn. I realized that this is the best place in Maafushi 100%. It's just like a home. Very nice room, very well equipped , and the garden is so chill and peaceful , very good location, 1 min for the beach! But the best of the best are people from Stingray! Ibrahim helps a lot with everything , and his stuff is so friendly! You will have your perfect holiday for sure. They have everything u may need! Highly recommend this place!! I ll be back !

Para mi es el mejor sitio en la isla! Sin duda cualquiera . Por qué he estado en varios hoteles y puedo comparar. Muy buenas habitaciones, la localización y el personal. Os lo recomiendo! Para mi ha sido como estar en casa!

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Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I would highly recommend to anyone who is travelling to Maldives local islands to consider staying at Stingray Beach Inn.
The hotel is perfectly located, it would take 30 seconds stroll to reach island's beach, shops, cafes and restaurants.
There is also cafe located within the Stingray, a lot of other tourists commented that meals at Stingray are the best out of all other places on the island.
I've noticed at other restaurants the services is painstakingly slow, at Stingray all meals and drinks very served within reasonable wait time.
Rooms are spacious, air-conditioned, clean and were cleaned everyday.
Hotel also has palm tree garden with hammocks, jacuzzi and masks and fin stand.
Owner and staff are very polite, friendly, considerate and tactful.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Ibrahim M, Manager at Stingray Beach Inn, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear Sealsky,

We would like to thank you for your wonderful review about us on Tripadvisor following your recent stay. :)

I am very glad to hear you have enjoyed your holidays on our beautiful island and surely hope we will have the chance to welcoming you back here sometime soon.

Warm regards :)
ibrahim
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

This is a lovely hotel with a homely atmosphere. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Service is great. The hotel area is landscaped. There is a jacuzzi in the hotel area. It is a 2-minute walk from the beach. The manager is very friendly person, always personally helped us in everything.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Ibrahim M, Manager at Stingray Beach Inn, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear ElENA,

Thank you so much for the kind words :)

Your comments and words of encouragement inspired me & my team to continue our effort for service excellence.

I am looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

Warm Regards :)
ibrahim
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2014

i really like this comfortable hotel!!! with a good location close to a sea! There is very nice atmosphere where you feel like home. All rooms are clear and nice :) When you have free time you can relaxing in a hammock in a courtyard of the hotel, for instance. I often did it :) The most important thing is a restraint there! I think it's the best cuisine there! I really miss about fish steak! Yummy! My regards to all the best cooks of Stingray! And I know that tourists (from another hotels) went to eat in our hotel. This's great!
I appreciate deeply all staff there! Thank you a lot!!! Especially a great manager is Ibrahim!!! He definitely loves his job! Thank you a lot!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Ibrahim M, Manager at Stingray Beach Inn, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear tati,

It has been a real pleasure to have you and your friends with us and I am extremely happy to read your review today.

I am ever so glad you have enjoyed your holidays and that we were part of your meaningful experience & truly hope we will be welcoming you back ot our back to our little paradise in the near future.

warm regard :)
ibrahim
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Maldives is stunning! The locals are nice and friendly, especially the staff of Stingray Beach Inn. The rooms are very clean and cozy. We never ran out of towels. The place offers a lot of activities and excursions to choose from. Thank you Ibrahim, Ismail, Musa, Ali, Younus and all the stuff of Stingray Beach Inn for making our stay worthwhile. You guys are amazing. Will definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ibrahim M, Manager at Stingray Beach Inn, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear RoueGrace,

Thank you so much for the kind words.

I am very glad to hear you have enjoyed your holidays on our beautiful island and surely hope we will have the chance to welcoming you back here sometime soon.

Your comments and words of encouragement will inspire us to continue our effort for service excellence.

Warm regards :)
ibrahim
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

It was a first time going to Maldives and we all enjoyed staying in Stingray hotel. If planning to go to Maldives, Maafushi island is very good for value so please do not expect the same island as you can see on pictures from resorts. However we experienced a tasty food and clean and modern rooms for very good value of money. There are the options booking trips to the luxury islands and also plenty of water sports, night fishing etc. It is a muslim island so wearing the swim costumes is strictly prohibited however you find some beaches that allow tourists to wear it. This hotel is not located on the beach but a few meters from the beach so there is a need to walk. Hotel is very cozy and very friendly. The hotel is perfect for tourists, young people, money savers, short term staying but I think that if you are really looking for paradise, honeymoon or some special occasion I would look for a different place. The property is bricked up so you cannot see anything around. I do not recommend it for families with children as the hotel is small and everyone can hear every noisy that may be a bit annoying for others. We do recommend the staying anyway as service, manager (owner) was very helpful, informative and had all well organised when it came to guests.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Klaraaaaa
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

It has been more than a week that we are back from Maafushi, Maldives but the hangover of the wonderful place is still there. My wife and I were on our honeymoon and stayed at this very lovely, homy and cozy guesthouse. We were welcomed with a surprise as our room was well decorated for the honeymoon couple :)

The manager Ibrahim, in charge of guest relations Ismail and the entire staff at Stingray Beach Inn were extremely nice and helpful. They helped us with almost everything including planning on our excursion trips. They suggested us a good souvenir shop and got us some discounts too.

As for the room: It was very clean and simple and had everything you need. The aircon, fan, tv worked well. The room service was good.

We were a li'l concerned with the food as we both are veggies but the kitchen staff took very good care of it and prepared us some really good breakfast during our entire stay.

Ibrahim also arranged the local Bodu Beru dance during our stay which we thouroughly enjoyed.

I look forward to coming back again and experiencing another pleasant, restful and fun stay in this guesthouse. Many thanks to Ibrahim, Ismail, Yunnus and the rest of the staff for making our stay a very nice experience!! :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Stingray Beach Inn
Address: Ziyaarai Magu, 08090
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Maafushi Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Maafushi Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Stingray Beach Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stingray Beach Inn, a small boutique hotel, is purpose built to suit the needs of travelers looking for an easy going budget alternative to the Maldives resort experience.Stingray Beach Inn, offers 10 deluxe airconditioned rooms with attached bathrooms which bring together contemporary and modern style to the discerning guests.All our rooms feature tropical décor, a king size or twin beds. Rooms are also equipped with individually controlled air-conditions with overhead ceiling fans and modern furniture. Stocked mini bar with complementary tea and coffee making facilities available at the lobby. Each room has its own attached bath room with quality bathroom amenities such as water heater and rain showers.The hotel lobby also consists of an attached restaurant where our guests can enjoy themselves sipping tropical cocktails, fresh juices and gastronomical delights before heading off for a big day of activities. Our facilities also include free wifi internet to catch up with friends and family while on their holiday. ... more   less 
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