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Kurumba Maldives
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vihamanafushi
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Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

We are still in the middle of our holiday but couldn't resist writing this review as we are extremely happy and pleased with our stay so far. We are with our 18 month old who loves the sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and the fresh fruit :-) Service is excellent and we have been blessed with great weather. Super facilities that you can take advantage of at one's leisure. Would certainly recommend!

Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Beautiful holiday on the island of Kurumba with Kapitol.Very happy to be again in the future return to this beautiful island to us with your location and the hospitality sweeten time on our vacation together.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank ivankozant
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Pros :
- Room was clean , super clean. However, as this place was established quite awhile back, the furniture and fittings are rather old.
- I love the housekeeping most. They have this great system where you head for meals, the housekeeping crew will conduct a quick sweep and tidy. They clean up yr room at least twice a day
- Kurumba café offers a wide variety and the food is tasty & child friendly too. It helps that they have many pans ready to cook the eggs. Cuts down on waiting time.
- We stayed in the Deluxe Bungalow and the proximity to the beach is really helpful.
- The resort has lagoon all round and its really great for my kids. The marine life is also great. My kids and husband snorkeled outside the lagoon and managed to see a black tipped reef shark.

Cons :
- Outdoor bathroom. This bothered me out abit. Being a city person,. I am very bothered seeing the lizard / insect poo. I try not to go into the bathroom unless necessary.
- The sun tanning chairs are labeled according to room number. So my chair was dragged away from my are and had to sit on another room's chair and got scolded by them when they came back from their stroll. I was extremely unhappy by this.
- I did not like the smell on the pillows though my kids and husband said they did not have this problem.

Overall, its a great place with extremely good service. Though the place is old, they make up with it by excellent service.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Great Place with nice room and loads of choices for activities, outlets, bars etc to choose from. The place has also several banquet rooms and the staff is friendly in a relaxed way.
The all inclusive package is great if you want to drink a lot :)

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Laurent D
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

We arrived at the Male airport at late evening. The pick-up and check-in service of the resort is so smooth that we can arrive our Deluxe Bungalow quickly. The resort island is not very big surrounding with clear water and beautiful corals. The staff are helpful and friendly. Though we stayed there for just a few days, the staff in the Kurumba Café can recognize us. We enjoyed staying there and we have had an unforgettable holiday. The resort is recommendable and we will visit there again in future.

Room Tip: The rooms near the Sand Bar is preferred. You can see the sunset at the beach just a few steps from...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank EYWT
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

3rd time at Kurumba, it just seems better each time, so relaxing, staff are fab, food is also very good. Lived like a quen for 2 weeks. Went with two other couples this time and we are still dreaming of beng back there. Just have to save for next year.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank basheerSouthampton
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Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a deluxe room which was as described in the hotel site and pictures. The deluxe rooms are not very big but sufficient and very comfortable with a great outdoor bathroom with shower and tube. When getting to the room it was clear that someone had been smoking in the room. Besides, the mini-bar area had plenty of ants or little bugs. We pointed out to the reception staff who had accompanied us he offered to have the room thoroughly sprayed while we had a complimentary lunch. We said we’d prefer to see a new room, which he arranged. The second room did not small but also had the ants. In the end we refused the lunch as we were looking forward to hitting the beach and took the first room. Housekeeping did a thorough clean and the fact is that the bugs did not show up for the rest of the stay. This made us wondered why they do not systematically spray the rooms beforehand to avoid probems.

The beach by the deluxe rooms has thick vegetation which reaches the sea so you can use it for shade, on the other hand there are not so many sunny spots (although everyone managed to find one). In any case great beach and beautiful lagoon.

There are no real passages to access the reef and you need to swim out the water breakers out. In most areas this is quite tricky when the tide is low. However once you're there snorkeling was fantastic.

Food was nice although not spectacular and not great value, in any case we did enjoy our meals.

As many other reviewers have indicated the is quite some noise coming from the planes and sea planes taking off and landing in the nearby airport. It is not as quiet as the previous island we stayed in. I guess this is the price to pay for being ten minutes away by boat from the airport, which proved very convenient in our last day when we had a morning flight (and we could avoid spending the last night in Male).

We really enjoyed our stay but keep in mind that the island has a bit more of a resort feeling than smaller islands.




Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kurumba Maldives

Address: 08340
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Vihamanafushi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vihamanafushi
Price Range: £264 - £831 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kurumba Maldives 5*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kurumba is Maldives' very first resort. Located just 10-minutes from the airport with luxury speedboat transfers available 24 hours a day. Explore our vibrant house reef. Relaxing on the white sandy beach. Swimming in our protected crystal clear lagoon. Treat yourself to an exquisite Maldivian spa treatment. Be energized with the daily scheduled activities, watersports, excursions or scuba diving. Be inspired by the Maldives culture, local food, art and dance. Nine styles of accommodation are spread amongst the island's lush tropical gardens. Eight restaurants, four bars, Maldives best nightly entertainment scene. Kurumba is a perfect holiday destination. Kurumba is the Maldives in Full Colour. ... more   less 
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