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Review of Sala Boutique Hotel

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Sala Boutique Hotel
Ranked #2 of 31 Male B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Maldives
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“That and more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

My fiancé and I had a well remarkable stay here last month. Everything is simply superb! From the pre-booking arrangements down to our last day.. It certainly gave us that divine breathing space whilst we tend on our usual business affairs during the day. Surprisingly, the breakfast is what we very much look forward to every morning.. (we usually skip it every time!) plus, the morning ambience gives you a fresh feeling just simply perfect to set your mood and readily jumpstart your day! The staffs are polite and never ceases to give you a fine personalized service. (without being intrusive) On top of that, very flexible and assisted me greatly to stage the surprise candle light dinner for my fiancé. What more, huge compliments on our dining experience. Som tam is a must try! however, I wish they would add more variety in the dessert menu.. grading it overall, to put simply.. we had a marvelous "Thai feel" experience!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

We stayed at the Sala Boutique before and after our live aboard dive trip. The hotel is immaculately clean, has great air conditioning, nice sized rooms, a fantastic breakfast and wonderful staff. They met us at the ferry from the airport with a taxi and escorted us to the hotel. We were taken back the same way when we checked out. If we needed any information or directions they were happy to assist. Federick and Thomas really know how to run a hotel.
Also, the Thai restaurant that's part of the hotel is excellent. We will certainly stay here on our next trip to the Maldives.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

The experience with Sala has been wonderful from beginning to end. Contacting Mr. Thomas for booking went really smooth and coordinating with our arrivals and departures was hassle free. True to all travellers' reviews, we were greeted by the owner himself at the entrance. Despite being located along a narrow, busy street in Male, what greeted us inside was soul rejuvinating. We were tired from our endless boat/sea plane/bus transfers from Kuramathi and we were desperate for a reprieve. Mr. Thomas gave us exactly this. The ambience was like a Thai spa! The food was truly amazing! Much better than the food we ate at the resort we came from. Service was spot on and we felt really special as everyone was very friendly to us. The room was nicely decorated and much care was given to the details and amenities. We'll definitely go back to Sala next time we visit a resort in Maldives. Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

This is a small hotel run by an expat German gentlemen and I must say he has maintained great standards, one can feel the personal effort made by him in every aspect of the hotel, whether it is the ambience or the food or the service....I spent two nights and am extremely satisfied with the hotel...

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Had an impromptu stopover at this hotel after cancellation of flight home from Male airport.
Hotel is centrally situated - we had some concerns during our taxi journey from airport as we were taken down some fairly dodgy looking back streets, at one stage my wife asked me if we were being abducted !!
Outside of hotel is not terribly impressive - entrance is through door in the wall off a side street . things improve rapidly thereafter. Decor is very South East Asian with a strong Thai influence which is not surprising as hotel also functions as a Thai restaurant ( and a very good one according to other reviews).
Welcome was extremely warm from the staff and a real tonic after our disheartening experience at the airport. Check in procedure was very efficient.
Our room was a reasonable size and spotlessly clean, the high level of hygiene mirrored in en suite facilities. Thankfully air con was also present and effective. Bed was large and very comfortable .
TV with satellite channels available as was free wi- fi, minibar with soft drinks only and Nespresso coffee maker make up the extras. Only real down side with the room was no window - having read other reviews not sure if this is also an issue with other rooms.
Breakfast the following morning was high quality - bit of a fusion between cooked and continental served by extremely and attentive and courteous staff.
Overall very pleased with the hotel. ideally suited for shot stopovers. Would highly recommend it.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pereybere, Mauritius
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

A quiet oasis in the centre of Male. It's a small family-owned boutique hotel linked to a very good Thai Restaurant. The hotel is located on the north/centre area, very close from the jetties and most of the offices in Male. The rooms are elegant and spacious, with beautiful furniture, photos & paintings. Everything has been chosen with a lot of taste. They provide free wifi, satellite TV, Nespresso machine. The food at the restaurant is also very good although quite spicy. Be careful if you are not used to it! But if you are in Male, try this restaurant for sure even if you stay in other hotels. The greatest asset of this hotel remains without doubt the very friendly, helpful and smiling team working at the hotel and the restaurant. I will certainly stay here again when I'll come back to Male.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

I originally booked the traders hotel for one night as we land at night and didn't want to take a late speedboat transfer for one hour straight after getting off a 6 hour flight. Anyway, the traders hotel was expensive and I really wasn't sure that it was worth it for a few hours sleep. So happens I came across sala boutique hotel on booking.com and read the great reviews on trip advisor and booking.com. So I booked for sala hotel and cancelled the traders one.

I was really pleased with my decision as:
- Thomas (CEO)sent me an email shortly after the booking went thru. I was happily surprised.
- room rates are much more reasonable.
- bed and pillow was comfy
- check in and out was efficient and warm
- thai restaurant is excellent, I had dinner there and it was heaven esp after a long flight
- breakfast was really good quality and yummy. You can order whatever you fancy (breakfast type of food of course)
- the porters were friendly and helpful
- got a free upgrade to a bigger room

The only down side that I can think of is no windows in the room but if it is a few hours sleep and everything else is so good then does it matter?

I would definitely stay at sala again and recommend it to all of my friends.

Stayed January 2014
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Property: Sala Boutique Hotel
Address: H. Buruneege, Hithahfinivaa Magu, Male 20044
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Male
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Male
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sala Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 by a German/Indonesian couple, a different type of hotel with personal touch and care, a wonderful oasis in a busy city ... more   less 
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