great service; very fast check-in; the buildings in downtown male are very close to each other so don't expect any good views; lots of amenities including loufahs; spacious rooms and good breakfast; only complaint is that they only have one shuttle van that seats about 5 to take you to sea port and we had to wait for the van to make 2 roundtrips before we could get on
Very pleasantly surprised at end of our trip to the Maldives by the comfort of our room at the Beehive. The location was excellent for our needs--we walked from the Maafushi ferry and the beehive driver dropped us off for out ferry back to the airport. The staff helped us locate several areas where we had business and provided the hotel car-- for the normal small rate. There was no HOT water, just tepid, but this is typical throughout the region. The Internet connectivity was an issue. This will be my first choice to stay in Male again.
This is a modest reasonably priced hotel- with basic amenities, and very pleasant staff. It is functional-if you need a place en route or are travelling budget. It is located on an island off the capital city, Male. It requires you taking a ferry from the international airport to Male, and from Male to Vilingili. However- the hotel picks you up and drops you back to the airport for a fee. So-its stress free- just time consuming commuting to Vilingili. I liked staying away from Male - taking the ferry in- walking and exploring the tiny city, and heading back to the tranquil, weirdly suburban enclave of Vilingili. The beach on Vilingili is not particularly remarkable- though it had plenty of people enjoying its tranquil waters. but- you get marvellous views of Male, a relaxed feel, and the opportunity to just enjoy the ferry rides to the city. Not a place for people looking for pleasure at the hotel. More a journalist haunt- breakfast is basic, but satisfactory. Its clean, casual, more hostel in feel.
Not all the staff can speak English but they really try to understand and accommodate you the best they can. They are very friendly and kind to foreigners. They clean the rooms daily and do an excellent job.
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