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“Would Not Stay Again” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Octave
Ranked #4 of 36 Hotels in Male
Certificate of Excellence
British Columbia
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112 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Would Not Stay Again”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Stayed two nights to rest up after flying Vancouver, Beijing, Singapore,Male before we transferred to a resort. The rooms are set around a central staircase/elevator which made for a very noisy stay. We were picked up from our late night flight and transferred first by boat & then car to the hotel. There was an unexplained delay in leaving the airport which did not help after a long trip. The hotel is located on a rather narrow & dark street which had us staying in the hotel on the second night. Male is NOT a very welcoming city and we would if at all possible avoid staying there again when we next visit a Madives resort. The best part of our stay was the vast menu offered by the hotel. Transfer to the airport to catch our Trans Maldivian Twin Otter flight to the resort was another confused affair. We were unceremoniously dropped at the dock handed our boat ticket, no Thank You for staying at the Octave, have a pleasant remaining stay in the Maldives, nothing.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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88 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the hotel. It is good enough for two or a three day stayover. The owners collected us from the airport and paid for the boat trip across to the main island. A car was waiting on Male main island to take us to the hotel. It was most appreciated. The hotel has 8 floors and the bedrooms are adequate and comfortable for a short stay. Location is good as its near the main road. We did not hear any noise from outside. Breakfast was simple and filling. The staff were extremely friendly and most helpful. On our departure we were transported back to the ferry and tickets were bought for us for the ride to the airport. Will definately stay there again

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on 12/12/13 for one night before our transfer to our resort.

We were met at Male airport and taken to a boat which was a short ride across to Male City, we were then taken to our hotel, didnt have to lift a finger, the airport greeter and driver sorted our luggage for us. They couldnt do enough for us, very helpfull and friendly!

Our room was comfortable and serviced our needs, there wasnt a hairdryer in the room but if you ask at the main reception they give you one to borrow.

The following morning breakfast was included which was nice... but as the previous reviewer said if you require more than one juice or coffee and then ask for water they dont seem willing to let you buy more, either that or they dont quite understand what we were asking for.

The transfer back to the airport island was seemless. Couldnt fault them and would stay there again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago
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105 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

We were looking for a hotel as an overnight stopover to our resort in the Maldives. Landing late at night, with a transfer to the resort not scheduled until the following morning, we were in search for a clean, reasonably priced overnight hotel. Hotel Octave fit this bill and comes recommended if you are looking for something similar.

Hotel Octave is relatively new (about 1 ½ years) located in the center of Male on a very narrow street and is slightly over a KM from the Male airport ferry.

Getting There: There is a ferry from the Male airport to Male island and is USD $1.00 per person. It takes about 15 minutes to get to the island. Taxis should be lined up at the ferry landing, and we would recommend that you take a taxi – although in theory, you could walk, it is a bit of a hike, and at night the roads can be a bit confusing. Less than 2 KM to the hotel, we recommend the taxi. Taxis are suppose to be a “flat rate” within the island of 20 Maldivian Rufiyaa which is (at current exchange rates) approximately USD $1.35. The “tourist” price that was asked of us including bags was 50 Maldivian Rufiyaa (or USD $4) – which the hotel staff was shocked by. On our return to Male airport to catch our flight to the resort, the hotel staff drove us to the ferry landing and purchased our ferry tickets – we are not 100% sure if this was part of our room rate or was a service that they provided.

Hotel Octave is a clean, simple, and relatively small hotel both in terms of number of rooms, and size of the room itself. Used as a layover hotel for the resorts of the Maldives, it is a good choice. Previously we had used the Kam Hotel in Male, and we would definitely not recommend Kam as an alternative. There are few choices of good, clean, and reasonably priced hotels in Male, especially for layovers. We booked the Hotel Octave for a very reasonable USD $108 for the night – about 1/3 of what it would be for Traders – another potential option on Male.

Our room was upgraded to a suite – something that you may want to consider booking for two reasons. One, it has more space than the normal room. Two, it has a small washing machine, and if you are coming into the Maldives in the middle of a trip – the ability to run a small load of laundry might be worth the extra cost of the Suite….it depends on you. The room itself is very clean, the bathroom is small but clean and functional, and the air conditioners were effective. We were on the seventh floor (I think the hotel is either 7 or 8 stories high) and we did not hear any street noise or anything from the outside. For an overnight “airport” hotel, this was just what we needed. One small comment – the bed we had creaked when you rolled over or moved around and it made noise – we mentioned it to the staff but am not sure what they might do about it.

The staff was very kind, and helpful….the internet worked well for us, albeit we had to switch connections because the password they gave us didn’t work. Breakfast is – extremely simple and I would suspect not on par with international expectations. One juice, four pieces of small toast, two hot dogs (I assume they were substitutes for sausage?) and a thin omelet. We didn’t see any fruit, and when asked for tea plus the juice, we were told that free breakfast was one or the other but not both. Suffice it to say, you won’t be staying here for the breakfast.

Not a lot of choices in Male for overnight hotels – you could go to Traders and pay a lot more, or we would suggest the Octave as a clean and simple alternative. We would not recommend Kam having stayed there previously.

Room Tip: If you need to do laundry - book the suite which had a small washing machine.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Shanghai, Chine
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204 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

We were extremely happy to stay 1 night in this hotel. It's completely new/renewed building (8 floors) with very modern, clean and well equipped room.
Service was perfect from the airport to the hotel then at reception, breakfast and finally for check-out. We had free airport transfert (boat+car) managed by Octave and included in the room price.
People were smiling and very professional so we could start very well our Maldivian experience.
I really recommend this hotel for 1 or 2 nights in transit or even if you want to visit more islands with excursion returning each evening back to Malé.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Pune, India
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

Average place to stay for one night stopover.

Location of the hotel is not very good as it is located in a very narrow street in Male. Due to the location and the surrounding shops etc. which are nearby, there was a lot of noise at night affecting sleep quality.

Rooms are neat and clean. Staff is also quite helpful but it is advisable to stay here only if you need to stay in Male for one night on your arrival or departure from Maldives.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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86 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Hotel Octave is a small hotel, which suits for an airport transfer. Male is a small city, therefore do not expect much in hotels in Male. Hotel Octave's room is small and breakfast is standard. They provide free airport transfer and the staff is friendly. It's all fine if only for a short stay.

Room Tip: Room in lower floor probably better as there is only one lift and the lift is quite small as well.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Octave
Address: Ma Jambuma, Kamini magu, Male
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Male
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Ranked #4 of 36 Hotels in Male
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Octave 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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