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Hotel the Strand

Beach Road, K.Gulhi, South Male Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives 20-02 (Show on map)

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  • Area: South Male Atoll
  • Rooms : 12
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Features of Hotel the Strand

24-hour room service

airport transfer


coffee shop


family room

laundry service


room service

safety deposit boxes


smoking area


Sports and Recreation


water sports (motorized)

water sports (non-motorized)


free Wi-Fi in all rooms

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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.
Ideal for fun and relaxation, Hotel the Strand is located in the South Male Atoll area of Maldives I ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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12:00 AM

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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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Andres R. Couples Estonia, November 29, 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.
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Karol S. Couples Poland, May 29, 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.
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Elzbieta A. Couples Poland, May 5, 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
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Milan H. Couples Slovakia, March 3, 2013
silent with beautiful beach

nice beach and good snorkeling
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Milan H. Couples Slovakia, March 2, 2013
silent with beautiful beach

beach, snorkeling
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Nerijus B. Couples Lithuania, March 1, 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.
Hotel Feature Tip: i would recommend that place if you are looking for relax. not longer than for 4 days.just take couple of books with you. we found very nice place to eat next to the hotel. it was spicy but 3 times cheaper and faster and menu was nice.
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Sylvie R. Families with older children France, February 26, 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
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Lenny D. Solo travelers Denmark, February 23, 2013
discover the local people on the island

close to the beach and the locals on the island
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Xiaohu W. Solo travelers China, January 27, 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
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: If you just want to lie down bathing the sun for some time, this is the place.
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Chuen S. Groups Hong Kong, January 23, 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.
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Area recommended for:
  • beaches
  • romance
  • sports
Distance to airport:
  • Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (22.0 Km)
  • Villa International Airport (93.9 Km)
Top attractions in the area:
  • Cocoa Thila Dive Site (9.6 Km)
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