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based on 25 reviews
  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 6.7
  • Location 8.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.8
  • Service 6.8
  • Value for Money 6.1
  • Food/Dining 6.5

Ales B.
Czech Republic
September 06, 2010
5 days stay at Madoogali
House reef, privacy
Less variability in food
The accomodation itself is nothing fancy but definitely not bad, rooms are quite dark but spacious and the AC is nicely quiet. The beach is very close (just few steps) and depending on the house number, there are places on the beach among trees where you would feel quite alone (unless somebody goes around). It is difficult to swim there as the corals start very close to the beach, but I'd say this is the big advantage of this place - you can snorkel directly in front of your house and damn it's good. Corals are very close to the surface so you'll get good shots with your underwater camer (a lot of light) and if you're lucky, you'll meet sea turtle.

Mohammad A.
Canada
December 24, 2009
Excellent resort
Great house reef, location close to uninhabited and inhabited islands, seaplane landing in the middle of lagoon.
Food very similar night after night with too much curry, no nightlife, excursions rarely reached the minimum required number of people and got canceled frequently
The island of Madoogali is located in Ari Atoll, which is west of Male' Atoll. The seaplane ride to the resort is said to take 25min, but when you add up the time that you need to get by bus from Int'l terminal to seaplane terminal by bus, stops that might be added during your seaplane transfer and the delays that might arise because other people in other resorts are not on-time, and the fact that you will land in the middle of a lagoon and taken to madoogali by Dhoni, it can add up to 2-3 hours. However, the seaplane ride was well worth the 300USD/person for me. On both arrival/departure, me and my wife were the only people for whom the plane landed in Madoogali. I think pretty much every bungalow is at most 20seconds walk to the beach. It was windy the last day on our beach, so we walked 2 minutes to the other side of the island, and it was calm enough for snorkeling. We were the only FITs in the island, and I guess apart from us and 2-3 other couples the rest of guests and even some staff were from Italy (so there is also pasta and pizza every night apart from the Maldivian dishes, olive oil and balsamic vinegar and white clean tablecloth on every table.) Overall, I think the hotel was excellent except for party animals.

Gleb S.
France
December 21, 2009
Nice island, average hotel
The island itself is small and very nice
limited trips / poor food/ no entertainment
In the dining room it is allowed to smoke, even at breakfast. During the meals people are almost fighting for the food and one has to be fast enough to get the best bits and the one choice of fruit available. If you arrive too late, the best will be gone and is not often replaced. For most the Maldives is a once in a life time experience, so i would recommend finding another resort that has more facilities and less of the mentioned negatives.

Kristina G.
Germany
September 18, 2013
Großartig
Stand, Meer, Riff, Ruhe

Andy H.
Germany
January 08, 2012
Wunderschöne Insel aber mässiges Hotel
Schöne recht naturbelassene Insel, gut erhaltenes Hausriff, ruhige Lage weiter entfernt von anderen bewohnten Inseln
Die Insel zählt zu den schöneren der Malediven was Bewuchs, Lage und Hausriff anbelangt. Leider enttäuscht dann die recht heruntergekommene und schlecht geführte Hotelanlage, denn die Insel hätte bei vernünftiger Hotelführung und einigen Investitionen das Zeug zu einem Top-Luxusresort. Ein negatives Highlight war bei uns das (für maledivische Verhältnisse ungewöhnlich) innenliegende Badezimmer, das zwar täglich dabei jedoch so schlecht gereinigt wurde, dass ein permanenter Uringestank nicht beseitigt wurde. Kurzum, es roch wie auf einer öffentlichen Bahnhofstoilette. Dennoch hatten wir einen wunderschönen Urlaub, denn wir wussten was uns erwartet und hatten eher Wert auf maledivisches Naturerlebnis gelegt. Sehr schön z.B. die Ausflüge auf eine 2.5 Km entfernte kleine unbewohnte Insel, die man gänzlich für sich alleine hatte. Reisende, denen eher Luxus und gutes Essen wichtig sind, wären mit Inseln wie Sonevafushi oder Kanuhura besser beraten. Eine internationale Hotelführung und insbesondere ein vernünftiger Koch würden der Insel sehr gut tun.

Peter W.
Austria
April 12, 2010
ein traum
Sehr nette, einfache Anlage mit sehr bemühtem Personal; ganze Insel Barfussbereich
Freies Trinkwasser wurde über Webpage angekündigt, aber nur gegen 3,5 USD/Flasche abgegeben
Das House Reef ist ein Traum; direkt vor dem eigenen Appartment kann man zu schnorcheln beginnen und dabei Haie, Schildkröten, Rochen,... beobachten. Abends findet eine Fütterung von Ammen Haien statt: Fischabfälle werden dort verfüttert, ein sehr netten und bemühter Hotelangestellter erklärt noch sätzliche Details zu den Haien und die Gäste haben die Möglichkeit, ins Wasser zu steigen und die bis zu 2,5m langen Haie tatsächlich durch die gespreizten Beine schwimmen zu lassen

roberto F.
Italy
May 19, 2013
Maldive senza orpelli mare sole e buon cibo
Barriera corallina tranquilla spiaggia informalitá

francesca G.
Italy
April 08, 2013
una delusione: coralli morti, servizio scadente
posizione centrale per immersioni, spiaggia, shark feeding serale
deludente. La barriera corallina è spettacolare solo in un piccolo tratto dalla stanza 23 alla 40 circa, per il resto solo coralli morti. Il diving è carissimo ( 480 $ per 5 immersioni), la cucina è basic e ripetitiva. gli extra sono eccessivamente cari anche per gli standard maldiviani. l'albergo non ha mai organizzato una gita per snorkel o per pesca serale.

vittorio F.
Italy
July 13, 2011
Camere spaziose ma da rimodernare, mare stupendo
Cortesia, buona cucina
Quarta volta a Madoogali, la prima con la nuova gestione (maldiviana). Ottima cucina, ma camere ormai troppo datate (alcune già in fase di rimodernamento). La spiaggia a ovest non esiste più, grande spiaggia lato nord ovest e est.Camere consigliate dalla 7 alla 27. Manca totalmente animazione, serate noiose per chi vuole movimento, molto risparmio energetico (luci troppo soffuse), isola trascurata rispetto al passato. Attrezzatura per sport d'acqua praticamente inesistente. SPA scaduta di livello. Grande cortesia e professionalitò del personale, un poco scadente il servizio dei room-boys.

SHOHEI Y.
Japan
January 09, 2012
満足いく旅でした。
日本人、中国人が少なくて、うるさくない。
新婚旅行で行き、事前にAGODAのページで記入したのにエラー(英字でうっているのに英字で打てませんとでる)がでてハネムーナーのサービスを受けることができなかった。また、直接ホテルのHPにも記入したのに見てもらえなかった。 とは言え、移動もスムーズにできたし、ホテルでは快適な時間を過ごせました。