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“October 2013 family visit”
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Kurumba Maldives
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vihamanafushi
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Zagreb, Croatia
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“October 2013 family visit”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

I went to Kuruma Maldives at the end of Oct 2013, with my family, and it was great experience.
reception team is great, and always there to suport with any question/request that we had.
restaurant team- need to learn english, as we had few problmes in communication, but food is good. Only communication missing!

Room Tip: For sure choose beach house towards town (155 is excellent one)
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank Gordana D
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Jason K, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
Dear Gordana,

It is a pleasure to read your great review and we will certainly pass onto our team. Positive reviews such as yours do provide great encouragement for the team and we certainly appreciate you taking the time to do this.

In terms of the communication, we have ongoing english classes and are always looking at our systems to improve flow of information.

We do hope to welcome you back to Kurumba some day soon.

Sunny regards,
Jason
Kurumba Maldives
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Dubai
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

This is our third trip to the Maldives and as it was a short trip decided to find a resort which was close to the airport. Only 10 minutes by boat. From start to finish we experienced a very well run first class experience. Starting with the boat which unlike other experiences was very luxurious shared only with other guests not as in a previous experience with another resort more like a ferry with lots of passengers who also worked on the island. Check in was quick and we were thrilled to be allowed to check in quite early to our room. We chose a garden villa which was perfect for us and our older daughter - like having two bedrooms so we got our privacy! There was a small plunge pool in the garden area which was well used during our trip!

We came to rest and do some snorkeling, I don't like going out to far so stayed mostly around the beach and there was some varied species there including very small reef sharks but my husband and daughter got to see a huge variety just beyond the breakwater, bigger sharks and a huge variety of fish.

We took the all inclusive (not dine around) and found this totally adequate. The food was not the same buffet all the time but varied and more than enough. Our room allowed us to eat breakfast at the Ocean Grill and one morning over our champagne breakfast we were treated to the sight of a group of dolphins around the breakwater.

We didn't take any excursions but enjoyed the bars in the evenings. One special favourite was the Sand Bar where we went each evening to watch the sunset over a few cocktails. The bar was staffed by very knowledgeable and chatty waiters - a special mention to Priyankara must be made as he often made us his own "off the menu" cocktails.

A brilliant holiday all in all - will definitely be going back!

Room Tip: Garden villa - great for families who want a little 'separation' at times!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Jason K, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
Dear Louise,

Thank you for your glowing review and it is great to hear our efforts being appreciated. It is certainly our intention to provide a unique and thoughtful experience to please our guests

We are glad that you enjoyed the all inclusive package and it can certainly make a difference if you do not need to worry about your outgoings. It also sounds like you had a great time with Roland and the team at the sand bar trying out some unique cocktails.

We do hope to welcome you back one day soon.
Jason

Jason Kruse
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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

We had 2 glorious weeks here for our honeymoon and what a place. Much better than other islands we have been to this is clearly a 5* place. The beach bungalow was luxurious and spacious. If you want couple time this is the place you hardly see any other people around your part of the beach. A very good choice of food was available and the fishing trips is a must. The people are so nice and pleasant and again nothing is too much trouble. Im on my way back!!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jason K, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Dear Stuartharmes,

We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful honeymoon and highlighting the friendly staff and the standard of resort. There has been much focus in raising the quality of our experience and glad that you could tell the difference compared to other resorts you have visited.

The fishing trips are a lot of fun and a bit of anglers luck is always required.

We do hope to welcome you back one day soon.

Sunny regards ,
Jason
General Manager
Kurumba Maldives
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Me and my partner had a few days away from the real world and decided to go to Maldives. I heard many good things about the Resort, and Ok, then we flew there.

We chose Kurumba because it is near to Male. The biggest island and just 10 minutes away from Male by boat.

The Villa was fascinating. The view of the beach with white sandy beach, crystal clear blue water and you could see the fishes. Breath taking.

Heaven on earth.

But...shame. The room cleaner only clean your room properly on your arrival day. The rest it was so horrible. The floor was sticky. The curtain was dirty. The lounger cover was full of dirt. The beach cleaner even much better with the beach. It was spotless.

And the staff seemed they were looking at you as you were the source of money. Try once to give them tip, they will treat you differently.

They seemed that they were killing their time working over there. We had once a problem with the AC, and it took ages to fix it. Because the engineering guy was having their break and will be back at 4 pm. I must tell you this was so funny, even us could not be angry when we had that answer.

When you told them something, and seemed that they were not give their best effort to solve it. They will gave you,, "what-to-do" face.

Anyway...but I must admit the Kurumba experience was amazing. The food also was great, as you did not have any choice to eat. Do not worry, they will give you great food.

I miss Maldives already.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jason K, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Dear ChloeJenna,

Thank you for taking the time to complete your review.

I am certainly concerned by your comments and it is not what we expect to hear about our team. Hope you do not mind if I contact you directly so I can investigate investigate further as we are always keen to see how we can improve our guest service.

We are glad that you enjoyed the Villa and during February 2013 and we have been done more upgrades to the villas during the year. For example we have replaced all the beds with new luxurious beds, added some new touches and in some room categories, completed further upgrades.

It is a pleasure to hear that you also enjoyed the food and made the most of our many restaurants.

Once again, my appolagies and we certainly hope to welcome you back one day soon.

Warm regards,
Jason Kruse
General Manager
Jason.kruse@kurumba.com
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Aberdeen
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

We headed to The Maldives after spending 5 nights in Dubai, it was our Silver anniversary holiday.and we chose Kurumba to celebrate our Anniversary night. The staff had arranged a meal on the beach for our Anniversary which was really beautiful and memorable.
After the hustle and bustle of Dubai it was lovely to just relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches. The staff were lovely and so friendly, especially the lady at the gift shop and our room cleaner who left Anniversary messages on our bed with flowers just beautiful. All the waiters were so friendly and helpful they made you feel special. We had the Dine all around package, it was brilliant you could eat at different restaurants each night, sitting drinking sparkling wine at the beach bar watching the sun go down was a favourite of ours. Also drinking cocktails in the bar watching the fish swimming beneath the decking. There was entertainment every night. It was just perfect an amazing beautiful island. It was close to the airport but it never bothered us, it was good to watch the planes taking off. The snorkeling was brilliant watching the fish and reef in the clear water, you must try it. Look forward to returning soon. Thank you Kurumba for making Our Silver Anniversary unforgettable.

Room Tip: Book the a Dine all around well worth it.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jason K, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Dear Gillian,

Thank you for the glowing review and our team always enjoy reading great reviews.

I am glad that the anniversary touches made a positive impact for you and the team enjoy giving little surprises.

It is also great to hear that you enjoyed the entertainment here at Kurumba. We are proud of our nightly entertainment program to have one of the largest range of live bands and DJ's .

I also agree with your comment about the Dine Around All Inclusive package as it certainly provide great value for guests.

Thank you once again and we do hope to welcome you back one day soon.

Sunny regards,
Jason
General Manager
Kurumba Maldives
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

We went back to Kurumba again this year for the festive season, we knew that the resort was very good after last years trip. We arrived to be greeted by familiar faces and shown to exactly the same beach villas as we were in last time. It seemed like we hadn't been away. The resort is absolutely fantastic throughout, our party of eight all agreed that we couldn't fault anything, in fact if perfection can be improved on they have done it at Kurumba. Again well done to Jason, Victoria and all the staff for taking such a pride in your resort and making our stay fantastic. We are already planning to come back for the 2014 festive season.

Bruce & Baird Familys

Room Tip: Villas near the sand bar on the South Side of the Island are the perfect location. Nizvi and Roland...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Jason K, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Dear Bruce & Baird Family,

It is always a pleasure to welcome you back to Kurumba and great to read that you and your family enjoyed the resort upgrades that we did throughout the year.

Thank you for highlighting Nizvi and Roland and will ensure that this comment is pass back to them.

We appreciate your comment about the festive season and our team put a lot of effort into making these events a huge success in which I am proud of their efforts.

We do look forward to welcoming you back and we will be working hard to try and exceed your expectations once again.

Maldivian regards,
Jason
Kurumba Maldives
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

I went here with my family and we had an amazing time, the food was great, the hotel was comfortable and beautiful, the snorkelling was fantastic, even the weather played along. I would love to go back if possible.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Kurumba Maldives
Address: North Male Atoll, 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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, three 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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