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Good 6.8
Based on 219 reviews

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based on 219 reviews
  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 6.7
  • Facilities 5.0
  • Location 7.8
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.3
  • Service 6.5
  • Value for Money 6.8
  • Food/Dining 5.8

Zeljka B.
Croatia
January 24, 2012
Nice and clean hotel.
good rooms, clean, nice balcony
everything was ok. from assistance at the airport, good rooms, nice staf.

Anushka W.
Sri Lanka
January 23, 2012
lovely hotel and service with a smile
great service.. we loved how they treated us
was a vry nice place in a good neighborhood. had good access to everything like artificial beach, boat jetty and the city of male. so recommand for a night stay before the resort transfer. so you can have a chance for sight seeing.

martin S.
United Kingdom
January 22, 2012
Basic hotel with pleasant staff
The "greeter" who met me from the ferry was extremely helpful, as were the reception staff
this hotel should be compared to otheers on male', most of which tend to be comprised of very small and basic rooms and relatively expensive considering the standard to other countires in this part of the world having said that the surf view was clean and the internet was in fact extremely fast and reliable. i'm sure that most people on;y spend one night in male' on an overnight when travelling on to a resort and for this its fine. much longer, and the basic amenities become a little tedious, but one again, compared to other hotels i have stayed in male' this is a good average

Tan H.
Canada
January 21, 2012
Convenient location but hotel is dirty and old
Easy access to shops and restaurants; close to the airport
we met the representative from surf view at the airport. he was really friendly. he arranged us to take the ferry to male. another representative was waiting for us at the port and had a taxi ready for us to hop on to. the hotel was only 3 mins away from the port. there were many shops and some restaurants around. the room itself was quite shady. there were some holes on the bed, i think they were from people smoking on it. the bathroom was small, and the shampoo and shower gel were half full. seems like they were from the previous guests. i requested new bottles from the reception and she said she will have someone to bring us new ones, but nobody ever came.

Jarod V.
United States
January 21, 2012
Good location but basic
Near a nice beach with good snorkelling
we stayed at the surf view hotel for 2 nights before heading to other resorts. the rooms are pretty basic but we still had cable tv and were near the 1 beach in male and local restaurants.

Nigel D.
United Kingdom
December 28, 2011
Basic hotel, but clean enough and good location
5 min walk to ferry terminal
Very convenient location. We decided in advance to make our own way to the hotel from the airport using the ferry (1 USD), & then walked 5 mins from the ferry terminal in Malé to the hotel. Didn't feel in any danger (even though it was 12am), as Malé never sleeps & is always buzzing with people. I agree with other comments that the airport transfer is a rip off. Hotel itself is clean enough, all bathroom fittings look brand new. Only slight problems we encountered were: 1) We booked a suite, but they gave us a standard room. The guy that showed us to our room was a bit unhelpful & clueless how to fix the situation, so I decided to walk back downstairs to reception and sort it myself. No major issue, as they then showed us to our suite (note: suite has no window). 2) The suite didn't come with a hairdryer as it was supposed to. A quick call to recep & they brought 1 up for us. However it had the wrong type of plug that the room socket was. Luckily I had a travel adaptor to covert it. 3) Fridge was not plugged in. After trying to plug it in myself, I realise that the fridge has yet another different type of plug on it than what the room has, so some poor planning when they designed the hotel. In general, would stay again.

Pierre B.
Denmark
December 28, 2011
You can get all you want from the hotel
basic equipment, extremely good room service!
We were there 2 nights in a suit after a week on a resort island. of course you will see the difference compared to luxury resorts, but you can get all you need from this hotel. The location is good and everything is by walking distance. Shopping in Male is a lot of fun. The receptionist is always serving with smile and the room service is extremely good. The guy almost packed for us,hehe. All in all, good service all you need hotel with reasonable money.

Ian J.
United Kingdom
December 27, 2011
Surf - what surf?
None
The reception are not friendly and don't expect a welcome or a smile. If you stay more than one night the rooms are not cleaned or tidied and the breakfast is the worst I have ever encountered - they don't even offer tea or coffee! The hotel is near the seafront so, as long as you are not on the first floor, you can see the sea across the corrugated iron roofs from one side of the hotel.

him C.
Singapore
December 07, 2011
small place
view below expectation
good for short stay only , toilet floods. aircon is faulty and trips out once a hour. transfer is a rip off. actual cost of transfer is about US$3 per couple only

woraprud S.
Thailand
December 07, 2011
Just a small hotel with cheap price.
Warm Hospitality
This hotel locates quite far from interesting place. You can walk from airport jetty to hotel but there is only artificial beach nearby. Room and bed have some bad smell. There is noise from street at night. Bathroom is not drain and it almost flood my bedroom. I personally not recommend to choose this hotel. The only good thing of this hotel is hospitality of staff, but I think it comes from culture not from hotel. I choose this hotel because its price is cheap but I think you should add few dollars to find better place.