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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

As we were on Mafuushi we thought we d spend 2 days on a resort close enough to get there by speed boat and reasonable in price.
Return transfer for 2 $80
Upon arrival we were welcomed by one of the receptionist who then took us to the main reception where we were offered a nice call towel and a refreshing drink.
Checking: straightforward, well informed about the resort and within 15 minutes we were in our lovely " cabin" taken there by a golf cart. ( walking to reception takes a good 5/8 minutes) though beautiful avenue of coconuts trees.
-Our room was spotless, all white, large with all mod con, beach bag,beach towels etc...a very airy,fresh looking room.
-The bathroom was fabulous, partly outside where just above were coconut trees and open to the element....loved it.
It has 2 types of shower and a bath...also a covered area with sink etc...
-We were a few metres from the sea and had a nice terrace with amok and A spacious place to enjoy tea/wine etc...
Nothing to fault, we felt very happy,secure.

-The Resort is amazing loads of sunbathing areas,either in quiet spot around the island or on the large stretch were families,couples enjoy the beautiful white beach and the bar and restaurant. We were spoilt for choice beach wise so we d spent a few hours here and there. It takes 20 Minutes or so to walk around, and if you are a surfer you ll enjoy it too, as one side of the island is dedicated to surfers.
-The beach is white beautifully kept, the sea " turquoise" and so clear. Very nice temperature too. You want to stay there for ever.
-Beakfast was fantastic. Whatever you wish you could have really tasty, MY daughter and I would spend a good 2 hours enjoying it taking our time to savour everything...
They are a few restaurants on the island but very expensive.
But then let's not forget it's a tiny island and everything comes in by boat and from afar...for instance a Burger is around $30, pizza $24 etc....so be prepared to pay a lot...this is not a complaint just warning you that if you go as we did on a b&b basis you ll have to fork out a lot for your daily food/drinks.

Beside sunbathing, the proximity of the snorkelling,the peace and quiet, there is not much to be done.But then that's what the Maldives are about....
Oh we took the free snorkelling boat trio and really enjoyed it, every morning at 8 for about 1 hour.
Ok what did we like:
The staff absolutely delightful, from start to end; they are professional, caring,polite,smiling,hard working and ready to help.
The location, NOT so far even from Male..I guess it d take 45 minutes.
Affordable still on a beautiful island
Accommodation is great and satisfactory.( the towels and bed linen was amazing..)
So yes we d go back again and please do go but with an open mind as we did.
Enjoy your time and just chill.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank ladyejc27
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HolidayInnRKM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Dear ladyejc27,

We are so delighted to read that your Kandooma experience has reached all of your expectations! On behalf of the whole team and management, thank you for your great review.

We do not have enough words to express how very grateful we are for your appreciation of our service in Kandooma. May the wonderful memories of your stay entice you to return for another splendid holiday.

Kind regards
Joseph Della Gatta
General Manager

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with family. It was awesome experience. I didn't want to leave after the 3 days nor did my 4 yr old son.

The rooms are amazing. We stayed in a beach view villa. It was very clean and also the house keeping staff do an amazing job.

We got all kinds of weather in or short stay. Rain, sun, storm, it was just perfect.

The swimming beach near room no. 78 and 79 is very good for snorkeling. We did a few activities which are real fun.

My wife twisted get ankle and they had a doctor on site which was helpful.

Only issue we had was with the food, not once but on two separate nights we had a quality issue. Had informed the management of the same. I really hope they have taken the necessary steps to make they never happen again.

Because i really would love to head back there when i can.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Muhammed R
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HolidayInnRKM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear Muhammed R,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay with us, We are very glad to know that have enjoyed your stay with us and your comments about our service and resort facitlies are truly appreciated.

Thank you for sharing your concern points, your feedback is very important and I would like to assure you that the relevant department head has been alerted to review the same.

I hope we'll have an opportunity to welcome you back to our resort in the future.

Warm regards
Joseph Della Gatta
General Manager

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

High quality food and service in a marvelous Holiday Inn location occupying fully one picturesque island of Maldives. Rooms, gym, all facilities and surrounding well maintained,very clean. Staff extremely friendly, we have enjoyed great care provided personally by the hotel manager and the Guest Experience Manager Mr. Bandula who fully deserves his job title!
The pool area with the two restaurants, the amusement evenings with live band, the BBQ and other events make the stay memorable. Food and service starts with excellent breakfast choice and continues throughout the day with quality cocktails and dinner. A peaceful and colorful place with beautiful sand, palms and incredible turquoise water to enjoy real paradise serenity!

Room Tip: High beach villas with lagoon view close to the main area would be excellent choice
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Rosen A
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HolidayInnRKM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Dear Rosen A,

Thank you for sharing your comments on Tripadvisor following your recent stay in Kandooma.

It gives us great pleasure to know that you had a great experience, that the services and facilities of the resort have met your expectations. Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives offers a charming hideaway with a range of contemporary comforts for rest and play.

Once again I would like to thank you for your comments on behalf of the team.
We really look forward to welcoming you back once again in our little paradise island KANDOOMA.

Kind regards
Joseph Della Gatta
General Manager

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed a lot out honeymoon in holiday inn kandooma it was very nice to be here the staff is very much supportive, specially the chef min was so kind and very helpful and so much supportive, we have a great time in Landon's please do visit good place for the couple also.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Ajay S
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HolidayInnRKM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear Ajay S,


Thank you for the wonderful review of your stay at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives.

I am very happy to hear that you have enjoyed every moment of your stay and that the service provided by the team made your stay a unique experience.

My team and I look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful vacation.

Kind regards
Joseph Della Gatta
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

We spent a few days in Holiday Inn Kadooma Maldives for our wedding anniversary and brought our 2 teenagers. We fell in love with the sunrise and the sunset! It is beautiful and so relaxing. We got the biggest villa in the resort 2 rooms with a sea view from our windows, 3 bathrooms, 2 bath tubs, a living room with a sliding door with a sea view- we were lost in paradise! we can snorkel under our pavilion. The place is clean and our housekeeper Easin was excellent host. We also got to speak to the Exec Asst Manager who was excellent at listening to our recommendations regarding their website and our issue with calling the resort from Singapore. We love our Chef Chan who took the time to ask how was the food and if we have any suggestions to add to the menu. She was so kind to offer to make me laksa since I told her this is one of my favorite Singaporean dish. They also prepared a cake for us for our anniversary. That was sweet and so kind of them! Everyone was nice to us including our snorkeling guide from the sports area. We enjoyed our time and we had the best memories with our family. The only thing that was not cool- it does not say on the website about the price for the boat transfer. We end up getting a private one since it will be the same price anyway to share a boat with others. We have 2 kids and they will still charge the same amount since they are 12 and above. And the additional 10% for service charge plus 12% on top of everything on your bill was a shock since it was not mentioned on the website or we did not see it anywhere. But this is not going t o stop us from rating this place 10/10-- truly a beautiful place and we enjoyed talking tot he staff and learning a out them. Thank you Holiday Inn for a wonderful time!

Room Tip: Choose the villa
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Thank dchinsinspore
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HolidayInnRKM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear dchinsinspore,

Thank you very much for posting a review in regards to your recent stay experience at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. We are glad that you had an amazing time with us. Thank you for all the praises towards our facilities, and most especially for recognizing the fantastic service of our associates.

At Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, it is in fact all about making our guests live unique experiences which will stay as everlasting memories. We are thrilled to read that you indeed had a memorable experience with us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable vacation at our paradise island "KANDOOMA".

Kind regards
Joseph Della Gatta
General Manager

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