We stayed there for a day before going to our resort next day. Somerset is a perfect transit hotel for staying in Male. 5 minutes ferry ride and 5 more mins taxi ride from Male airport.
The complementary pickup and drop from airport was very well arranged by the hotel staff. They even contacted our next resort and arranged the transfers accordingly.
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.
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