December 8, 2013
i will never return to eriyadu!
snorkeling and the indian ocean
the stay was overwhelmingly disappointing. i went on a vacation with 3 other friends, on a 4d3n trip.
check in took over 30mins when there was only one other couple ahead of us. check out took 55 minutes! bills were disorganized. they didn't even know how much they were supposed to charge us! we had to telly it up with copies of receipts we kept.
creepy!!!! one kept staring and winking at me. one night, while i was using the internet in the lobby, he held an unwavering stare for 5 whole mins. he said “i really like you” and that he was sad i had a boyfriend. others overstay their welcome, taking full liberties to sit by and "talk" to us girls in bikinis. communication was a problem. it didn't seem like there was any mgmt around. the autonomy was scary and frustrating. no female staff on the island?
fish curry every single meal. by our second meal, we could pretty much guess what's going to be on the menu. carrots and tomatoes were great. so i pretty much had them every meal. meats - chicken, fish and beef - were hard, tasteless and dry like cardboard. i turned vegetarian after our second meal. kitchen staff had no clue what they were doing. bar staff kept overcharging us, bringing us the wrong order, without apologies or replacements and mysterious extra beers kept popping up on our bill. ridiculous.
old, dank, dirty. toilet doesnt flush and there was nothing they could do about it. no complimentary daily bottles of water, no shampoo/toiletry. stains all around - sofas, walls, beds, bathroom. floors sticky and greasy. only saving grace was that our rooms opened up right into a private beach that only another room shared.
staff were really friendly and helpful. we felt very comfortable. snorkel gear rental and snorkel excursion were affordable.
overall a bad experience and we couldn't wait to get out. a pity. i'll miss the ocean tho. i'll never return to eriyadu again. ever. again.
November 22, 2013
After scrolling through the reviews, we thought that we would have a go with open mind.
We were hugely disappointed, considering it's the Maldives, where you expect at least hospitality on-par with other resorts.
Here are my thoughts:
- Unhelpful staff who can't speak English and does not care about you
- The place is infested with mosquitoes, you literally can't stay on outdoors for too long, so what's the point of staying on an island??
- food was the same everyday
- no wifi in the rooms and unstable in public areas
- hidden costs where they charge you speedboat transfers per trip
- boat that was going to take us to the airport was late by 45 mins so we nearly missed our flights
We all couldn't wait to leave the resort.
November 15, 2013
Budget trip is possible in Maldives!
All-in package, easy snorkeling, clean!
October 25, 2013
Amazing snorkeling, Speedboat transfer from airport, Very friendly staff
Amazing stay at Eriyadu. Very relaxing. Swift transfer by speedboat to the island. House reef is the best I've seen on 4 trips to Maldives. Very easy to snorkel and no current.
Only bad thing was the food. Almost nothing during our stay tasted good.
Families with young children
October 13, 2013
total relax, small peaceful island, fantastic reef
very kind always available staff, very beautiful reef and sea, good kitchen, 2-minute walk away to everything
everything very good, from the staff service to the environment with turquoise crystal sea and fantastic reef; it is a very small and quiet island, so do not expect many extra-activities; the only negative aspect, if you want to find one, is that room and bathroom are quite old (except the new lcd smart TV and the comfortable beds) and need a restoration, but the room boy comes two times a day to clean and everything is tidy; very good quality-price relation if you consider you find yourself in a hardly affordable tropical paradise.
October 12, 2013
Excellent house reef, worn out room, poor services
House reef, house reef, house reef
The island is great but hotel room really need to renovate. The service in the restuarant is fine. The foods is ok but quite boring after few meals. The receptions need to be trained. They are quite rude and tip-hungry.
October 5, 2013
amazing reef,amazing beach good value for money
October 1, 2013
Eriyadu Island Resort
summarising all the negativities I had with this hotel
summarising all the negativities I had with this hotel. the worst experience was with the reception/ staff. i wanted to book some activities for the 14 of us but it ended up disappointingly, where the staff failed to confirm the booking until the very last hour before the scheduled time. it totally stood all 14 of us up. The service was not on par with a 4 star hotel on such a beautiful island.
September 19, 2013
nice reef, beach, small island
After arrival at the airport we went to counter where told us to wait 1 hour for another fly. After 1 hour went to speed boat and it took approx 40 minutes to the island. First we got the room but I cannot say anything good to this bungalow, sand bags 1m in front of, bushes cover the view, too windy and few meters behind facility, where generators runs. We walk around the island and checked the other bungalows to see which could be available to swap. I went to reception and want to swap the bungalow for which seems to be non occupied. We got a room - this room has a best view, private beach -3 meters from bungalow (also very good rooms ). Room definitely needs a renovation. There are also deluxe bungalows available but I would not change it cause they all have a sand bags in front of them. Staff perfect! - our room boy had prepare surprise for our last night :) Waiters at the bar perfect! Food perfect! Dont know why people blaming the food. We have signed to 2 trips and we also went - you have to keep checking how many people have sign in and if there is already a minimum required I went to the reception and told them there is enough people for trip. For 1 trip I went to the reception maybe 3 times.
All inclusive package wont cover all drinks only beer and wine and and a tea time at 5pm. Very bad internet connection available only at reception.
The reef is amazing you can snorkel around whole island in 1,5h. We saw turtle, octopus, stingray, manta, cuttlefish and also 3m white shark and many sorts of beautiful fish. At night we walk around the island and we saw fluorescent plankton. It was amazing I have never seen something like that. Mosquito? I was not bitten once, my wife maybe 3 times. We have read some reviews here and we brought a repellent and ants spray. You will need it for your bathroom because the ants visit every day. Even there was some bad things I already mentioned I would definitely go back again.
September 15, 2013
no free-flowing drinking water
nothing good about this hotel
we have booked superior full-board hotels which only include 3 meals; speedboat transfer from airport to the island is NOT INCLUDED! .anyone who would like to go to this island will have to bring their own drinking water. otherwise, water is chargeable(500 ml) & USD4.00 per large bottle (USD4.00). during 3-meals,there were only few choice of dishes available and the food is not good + no drinking water is provided too.there were few activities provided, yet were restrained due to hotel policy of min. of 8 ppl for joining each activities and depending on the availability of speedboat transfer.
we ended up do nothing and just wandering around in the island.
i would not recommend this hotel to others.