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About Hotel the Strand


Ideal for fun and relaxation, Hotel the Strand is located in the South Male Atoll area of Maldives Islands. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With the city's main attractions such as Gulhi Kandu, Guru’s, Cocoa Thila Dive Site within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

Hotel the Strand also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Maldives Islands. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like babysitting, smoking area, shops, laundry service, tours.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless (charges apply), air conditioning, mini bar, internet access – LAN to please even the most discerning guest. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as water sports (non-motorized), garden, water sports (motorized). Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Hotel the Strand.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • airport transfer

Water sports

  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant
  • coffee shop


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • babysitting
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • garden
  • shops
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • safety deposit boxes
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When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-Out Until: 12:00 AM
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 12
Time to Airport (Minutes): 25
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Important notice

The guest house is located in the local island of Gulhi where the Government regulations require that guests do not wear bikini or similar swimwear while in the area. However, the hotel can arrange excursions to picnic islands for guests where these restrictions are not applied.

Transfer to GULHI Island

To reach the hotels in Gulhi Island, a public ferryboat OR chartered speedboat can be arranged by the hotel for which payment will be collected upon check –in. Please contact the hotel to book your transfer arrangement at least 3 days prior to your arrival. Your arrival and departure flight details and full names of traveling party will be required.

Public Ferryboat

• Ferryboat takes 75 minutes to reach Gulhi Island and costs approximately USD 5.00 per person per way.

• Ferry departs from Male’ at 14:30 hrs / Ferry departs from Gulhi Island at 07:30 hrs

• If your flight lands AFTER 13:00 hrs, you will need to take the speedboat transfer or make arrangements to stay in Male’

• NO Ferry services on Friday.

Chartered SpeedBoat

• Speedboat takes 25 minutes to reach Gulhi Island and approximately costs USD 120 per trip (one way)

• Advance booking is required for speedboat transfer

We look forward to welcoming you to the Maldives!
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 6.8
  • Location 7.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.3
  • Service 5.9
  • Value for Money 7.3
  • Food/Dining 5.0

Andres R.
December 03, 2013
Iinteresting, warm, good for horizon
close to local people and culture, good and fresh food, cheep prices
Happy days. Very good memories. Very good place for tourists who are not looking for luxury but the local culture, sun, snorkeling and scuba diving - all at a very reasonable price.I have heard the criticism was true: the hotel team do not feel the clock, a diesel generator was working 24h. But this was secondary, because we had enough time. Local people were very warm and pleasant. We saw their lives and everyday life, which was extremely interesting. All the necessary facilities were available. The hotel team was helpful: immediately organized diveing, organized a transfer to us at the appropriate time.

Karol S.
June 01, 2013
Quiet and cheap
Quiet, cheap and available at public ferry
Hotel was quite cheap, available on public ferry and has good connection with internet. That's all. It doesn't offer a food at all, so better to eat in closest bar. Island is some sort of shipyard for most of island. People are rather friendly and doesn't interact at all. Beach is rather tidy, but no shade make it not good place or sunbathing. Visiting resorts is expensive but if you ask they can organize some other activities too. Rooms are cosy and good enough but bathroom has no warm water and has unpleasant smell. TV is unavailable and in some of rooms AIR conditioning is working loud. Brekfasts are standard, but we waited for them like half an our for a egg, half-warm sausage and tea! If you're looking for a cheap stay - it is ok, but in overall - not recommended.

Elzbieta A.
May 15, 2013
Perfect relax for 3-4 days
White sandy beach 1m from the door,ocean view(20m), great reef,serenity
O.K.but only for see,sand,sun and reef lovers,the same continental breakfast,great reef (mantas.sharks,octopus,tuna,even 2 wrecks!)during snorkling from the beach.impossible to make an excursion (they do not keep their word!)only 4 huts on the beach so very quiet and clean

April 01, 2013
great location on the beach, nice room and staff !
great location on the beach, nice room and staff !
great location on the beach, nice room and staff !!! there is a restaurant on the beach, the hotel provides diving, snorkeling and fishing excursions

Milan H.
March 20, 2013
silent with beautiful beach
nice beach and good snorkeling

Milan H.
March 20, 2013
silent with beautiful beach
beach, snorkeling

lenny D.
March 14, 2013
discover the local people on the island
close to the beach and the locals on the island

Nerijus B.
March 06, 2013
Lovely beach area
Beach, local people
In the end we really like this place. Our room was very small and very simple in the building where local people lives even we booked delux room. Beach area was very nice, just not enough beds on the beach. a few days we had to put our towels on the sand. no alcohol at all in the island.

chuen S.
Hong Kong
February 11, 2013
Great location
Quiet and lovely ,with big white sand beach hotel
In front of your rooms, there is a big white sand beach, very quiet,no nightlife, only the sound of the wave and wind can be heard. The stores and restaurants of the local people can be found on this island. The only thing that I do not satisfy is the hot water shower system having problem frequenly; heating power off whem I taking bath,must wait until "Technician" come to fix it, it happen every day.

February 04, 2013
Good value but no seaview room
Beach is nice, great hospitality
- Beach(which hotel occupies) is very short - Not much thing to do on the island - Not much choice on foods menu