Arena Lodge Sky at Maafushi

K. Maafushi, South Male Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives, 34, 08090
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8.0
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Open Sports and Recreation park25.43 km
  • Artifical Beach26 km
  • Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)26.34 km
  • Male Local Market26.58 km
  • Alimatha Island38.75 km
  • Chickens Surf Point51.87 km
  • Bikini Beach65.65 km
  • Veligandu Island66.32 km
  • Sun Island91.92 km
  • Chaaya Island218.62 km
  • Highlights and ratings

    3-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
    Free Wi-Fi
    "Rashid and Hafiz are so nice and gave us a huge discount on our activities and resort day visit and yummy buffet breakfast and i love the juice that t..."
    Luth R. - November 5, 2017
    Exceptional service
    9.0 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.8 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent comfort
    8.8 room quality and comfort
    Fantastic breakfast
    85% positive mentions
    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Maldives Islands

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Room service [24-hour]

    Value for money8.9
    Distance to city center17 km
    Location rating8.0
    Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
    Distance to airport27.7 km

    Rooms available at Arena Lodge Sky at Maafushi

    8.8
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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      What people love about Arena Lodge Sky at Maafushi

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Location

        "Location is convenient (5mins walk from jetty point)."

        Nitin K.

        |

        June 4, 2018

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Staff in Arena tours are si helpful and nice too!"

        Luth R.

        |

        November 5, 2017

      • 9.6
        Exceptional
        Location

        "Close to the public beach w/ great restaurant."

        Jannie

        |

        July 27, 2017

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      8.9/10
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      8.8/10
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      8.5/10
      Service score
      9.0/10
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      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Perfect hotel for people that is backpacking and want to enj..."

      Nath

      |

      February 26, 2018

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      Beach
      29 mentions
      Breakfast
      22 mentions
      Housekeeping
      22 mentions
      Food & Dining
      4 mentions

      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "The breakfast was good - includes both veg & non-veg items."

      Nitin K.

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      June 4, 2018

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      Reviews of Arena Lodge Sky at Maafushi from real guests

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      8.6
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.8
      Facilities8.1
      Location8.0
      Room comfort and quality8.8
      Service9.0
      Value for money8.9
      High score for Maldives Islands
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (117)
      8-9 Excellent (71)
      7-8 Very Good (61)
      6-7 Good (15)
      <6 Below Expectation (16)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (77)
      Jun - Aug (68)
      Sep - Nov (54)
      Dec - Feb (81)
      All guests (320)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Nitin from Singapore
      Group
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

      Home away from home”

      1. This is a beautifully built cottage. Room facilities are as-is mentioned in Agoda listing. 2. Location is convenient (5mins walk from jetty point). 3. The breakfast was good - includes both veg & non-veg items. 4. Their beach-side restaurant - serves good food & drinks. 5. Excellent score on the hospitality factor. Special mention goes out to their staff: Manager - Rashid, Tour SPOC - Rasheed (alias Rado), Caretaker - Uncle Ibrahim (from Dhigura). They took care of us in the best possible way. 6. They conduct water activities, priced reasonably. We spotted a large variety of sea-creatures, in our snorkeling tours. 7. There is a hospital, pharmacy, souvenir shop & mini-mart, in the vicinity. 8. Maafushi is a cute little island, people are very sweet & the beach is beautiful. 9. By booking a room at Arena sky lodges, one can make use of all the facilities provided by Arena resort hotels. Our stay here, was a home-away-from-home kind-of experience.Thank you team Arena for hosting us.

      Reviewed June 04, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Maureen from Philippines
      Group
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

      Great Stay, Very Accommodating Hotel Manager and Staff”

      Special thanks to the Manager and staff of Arena Lodge Sky as they were very accommodating. They let us have our breakfast at Arena Beach Hotel which has a better food selection. Yhe staff even gifted us with a necklace made of shells, we will never forget the sweetness and generosity. They even accompanied us in the jetty port and waited with us until the ferry arrived. They never left us until they were sure we were safely settled inside the ferry. Thank you so much! Best accommodation ever! :)

      Reviewed May 17, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Joanna from Poland
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 7 nights in September 2017

      Exceptional”

      Very helpful staff. Great coffee. They take lots of care of vegetarians if you let them know in advance. Room was clean and comfy. The only thing that would bother me if I didn't need to get up early was that it was a bit too noisy in the morning (othet guests eating breakfast).

      Reviewed September 12, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Rachelle from Philippines
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

      Worth it and practical. ”

      The rooms are fine. It's pretty clean and neat. The service is great! The staff will go the extra mile for you. The breakfast is not your average "hotel" feast but it's good for a lodge. It's a 10-15 minute walk to bikini beach, unlike its hotel where its just beside it. The people are very friendly. Don't worry about security for it's one of the safest place we ever felt while going around the island. Also try their half day excursions, it's cheaper than the private island's and it's more fun. The guides really made it worthwhile for us.

      Reviewed July 18, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      MIN from United States
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

      Very good”

      Staff was waiting for me at the port. Room was very clean and with good working A.C. Breakfast had rice/sausages/eggs/beans/fresh veggies and fruits, varied on days. Rasheed made my trip easier in regards of organizing excursions and including scuba tours as well (which was not offered by the hotel). Staff at Arena Beach Hotel (their sister hotel) were extremely nice and you can use their amenities as well. If I were to come back I would stay at Arena again.

      Reviewed July 10, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Renee from United States
      Group
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

      Final days with a big group”

      We were sightseeing for one month with a large group and this was our final destination. This hotel was fantastic! We are we're on a tight budget and we were accustomed to staying at some lowly rated places. We we arrived at arena lodge we were stunned at the hospitality/facilities being much higher than expected. Let me just say that the hotel front desk attendant, Rasheed, was so wonderful as were the others. The beds were pillowtop mattress with box springs. Not the mats or foam we have been sleeping on. The beds were clean and linens were offered to be changed daily. One of water bottle per person per day was added to the room even if the previous ones were still there. We highly recommend this place to a budget traveler! It's excellent!!!

      Reviewed June 19, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Beverly from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

      Perfect! Very efficient service!”

      The hotel staff are very efficient. They make sure that your stay is pleasant and comfortable. They arrange the daily excursions to resorts and inform you in advance if there are changes. My room was clean and spotless. Internet connection was also fast. They'll let you borrow their bike if you want to go around the island. Definitely your home in Maafushi! Thanks Rasheed, Hafiz and Ibrahim. It was my first time in Maldives and definitely not the last! Thanks a lot Arena lodge!

      Reviewed April 15, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      Heru from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2016

      Lodge with hotel's quality of servicess”

      Room so spacious, very clean, excellence service, breakfast is very good, guest can used arena beach hotel facilities, their parenting hotel which has the best location in Mafushi with breathaking green tosca of beautiful beach

      Reviewed October 26, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Siow from Malaysia
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

      Fantastic Stay”

      We were upgraded to Arena Beach Hotel and it was an enjoyable stay. We stayed in the new wing and facilities were good. LCD TV with good chanels and clear reception, free water, good bed, cold air conditioning, mini fridge, toiletries, fresh towels, regular room service etc. Buffet breakfast and dinner were good. Excursions reasonably priced and own private beach, next to bikini beach. Would stay here again if back in Maafushi.

      Reviewed October 01, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      ASHLI from Malaysia
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

      Jerry the great staff”

      the hotel is located quite far from the bikini beach, we have to walk to the bikini beach area for about 10 mins. The breakfast was a simple and decent one, the room is quite spacious for 2 and bicycle rental for free. We would like to extend our appreciation for Jerry the Philipino who has given all his could to us by helping us before arrival thru email and also the help when we were transfer to the other resort. Overall, its was a pleasant stay in Maafushi. The excursion package from the hotel was also a great one, good arrangement and reasonable price.

      Reviewed March 22, 2016
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Azrie from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

      will be back for sure!”

      we stayed at arena lodge for 3 nights and it was a nice pleasant stay. affordable rates, clean room, good breakfast spread and most importantly great staffs. the manager was a friendly guy, he patiently explained to us about the activities offered by arena and came all the way to our room to notify us about the cancellation of our sandbank activities due to rough and choppy water. rasheed was nice friendly and helpful as well. the housekeeper was a great guy too. my kid (age 3 and 1) were cranky at that time and he came to our room with a plate of watermelons for us. everything was perfect. we truly enjoyed our stay and will be back for sure.

      Reviewed February 07, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Siti from Malaysia
      Group
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

      Will come again!”

      I really love their service at the hotel. All staff are very friendly, I am very welcoming to this hotel. They'll ask your name and remember your name until your last day at the hotel. You don't have to worry about the local people in Maafushi. They are very helpful and always smiling. I never felt this safe when I travelled to other countries. The room? Very clean. Tip top! I really love their breakfast. A lot of choices and you can even ask for an omelette or other breakfast meals. With only USD12, you can have a dinner buffet! They also provide a lot of activities with affordable price. If you bring more people, they will give you more discount.

      Reviewed February 03, 2016
      9.0
      Exceptional
      chong from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

      better than what I expected”

      comfortable,good view and good service

      Good hotel in an island,hv private beach,many packages u CaN choose to join,I want to thank for the welcome drinks for my arrived,made me felt warm and comfortable,especially the manager Musa and Tho, the guest relationship manager,thanks for ur consideration, I will come back to this hotel when I cm to Maldivies again

      Reviewed October 31, 2015
      8.0
      Excellent
      SHUN from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 6 nights in October 2015

      Great choice for budget travelers”

      Good value for money

      I stayed in Arena Sky Lodge for 6 nights. The hotel belonged to the Arena group in Maafushi which the other two were Arena Beach and Arena Lodge. There is 6 rooms in Arena Sky Lodge and each about 200 sq ft. The room is cleaned twice a day. The location of the hotel really does not matter that much in Maafushi cuz it is a very small island. The hotel staff picked me up and sent me off to the pier so it was nice. But as Arena Beach is the group's flagship, there is little service at Arena Lodge Sky. You mostly will need to ask help from Arena Beach, such as asking for hair dryer and bike rental, etc. There is only a housekeeper in Arena Lodge Sky stationed for all the time, other staff may only appear in the morning or at night time. Nevertheless, the stay was really comfortable with Arena Lodge Sky and it was also good value for money. I surly would consider visiting an Arena hotel if I visit Maafushi again.

      Reviewed October 19, 2015
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Ankit from India
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

      Awesome - if only there could be a better word”

      People, Location, Smiles !

      We got upgraded to Arena beach resort. So the review really is for the Beach Lodge. We werent really sure of what we would do on a trip to Maldives since it was a last moment plan. And it was a pleasure from the moment we landed. Juman - gem of a person, was there to receive us at the airport. They had clubbed us on the speedboat with another person - who was there on her 3rd or 4th trip in as many months. By the end of the trip, we knew why someone would come back again and again. We got upgraded to a much better Arena Beach resort, into a sea facing room. Musa helped us with all the informatin that we needed to plan our excursions, never pushing us to decide right at the moment and giving us all the flexibility that we would ever imagine. The next day was even better with us getting upgraded to the best room in 'Mafushi', the terrace room at the hotel. Everything was great about the place. The people, even the housekeeping boys were always all smiles and willing to do anything to make you happy. I guess it is Juman's great attitude that rubs on to the others in his team. We had great time bonding with our co-passengers on the fishing trip, which was fun as well. Thanks Juman and team for the lovely time. You are possibly the kindest souls on earth.

      Reviewed March 16, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      SHI from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 5 nights in February 2015

      Friendly staff, clean room and value for money”

      staff, cleanliness, value for money

      Really value for money! Room is very clean and complete with almost everything that you will be needed (towel, body/hair shampoo, lockable cupboard, hair dryer, TV, cloth hanger, air-conditional). Breakfast is included, not many choices but taste good. Daily housekeeping is a plus point, as you will tends to bring sands into the room. TV has a lot channel including a pure movie channel and a pure MTV channel, although display a bit blur.

      Reviewed March 04, 2015
      9.0
      Exceptional
      CHOY from Singapore
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

      Value for money holiday”

      Cleanliness, friendly staff and spacious room.

      This hotel is located 10 mins from the beach. The staff are very friendly and the room has everything you need (There is no hairdryer in my room but I did not need one). Many TV channels with various languages, good airconditioning, a room safe, mini bar, hot water shower and comfortable beds. Breakfast is buffet style, limited but adequate. A lot of houseflies in the dining area so it can be quite a bother to eat there. Staff comes to pick you up from the ferry terminal and walk you to the hotel and vice versa. They are conversant in English and very pleasant and helpful. We booked an excursion with the affiliated hotel, Arena Beach and had a bad experience. They moved our excursion from 9am to 2pm without prior notice. We were informed only on arrival at meet up point at 8.30am that our excursion has been moved. The snorkeling guide Ali ensured us he will take us out personally at 2pm. At 1.45pm reception came to rush us to the jetty saying that the guide was waiting for us at the jetty. When we arrived at the jetty, Ali was not there. Someone else waved us to the boat and asked us to get onboard. Again, no prior notice of change of guide. This new guide could not explain to us the change (not sure if he's not conversant in English or did not know how to handle an irrate customer), he called Ali who told us on the phone that he's too busy to come. Again, change without prior notice. We refused to go with the new guide. Ali came by to the hotel to apologise later. But it is a wasted day for us.

      Reviewed January 17, 2015
      8.3
      Excellent
      Lin from Singapore
      Group
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 5 nights in November 2014

      Great stay”

      Pleasant staffs, great beach

      We were upgraded to arena beach where it was situated just right by bikini beach. Room was very spacious and comfy. Breakfast was good except that we had the same everyday. So it tends to get a bit sick after eating for 5 mornings. Staffs are very friendly too. Ali who planned our excursions, did a good job! He always make sure everything is in order n trips with hotel will go smoothly. Mithun, he is always ready to greet us with the warm smile and helping us with our bags, towels or equipments. Sammed, our snorkel guide, gave us wonderful trips! We saw turtles and mantas. The manager of the hotel was also very helpful. He makes sure we were satisfied with the trips that we signed up for and responded to our problems. Overall, love the island, the hotel and the stay. The staffs and the water made the trip a fantastic one,

      Reviewed December 03, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Chee from Singapore
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

      Best beach resort ever!!! 2 thumbs up!!!”

      The hotel is ideally located at the corner of the island, and yet walking distance to the jetty. Rooms are very clean with a modern touch with all essential. Staff are polite and spoke good English.

      We were given a free upgrade upon arrival from arena lodge to arena beach and spa resort. Arena beach hotel and spa is easily like a 5 star hotel. Makes you feel at home with optimal comfort. The hotel is ideally located at the corner of the island, with a certain level of privacy, and yet walking distance to the jetty(just 7min walk) ideal for traveller with family and kids. It has a private beach which most other hotel doesn't offer. The front desk staff are all very friendly and spoke good English. One of the lady staff called maho is especially polite and accomodating. The hotel provides excursion like night fishing, tuna fishing and island hopping with very reasonable price. One special mention is that the tuna fishing is by far the best activity we have done in maldives, it is a must do. Even amateur like us caught over 50 tunas in less than 90mins. The hotel process

      Reviewed September 01, 2014
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Dionne from Singapore
      Family with teens
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2014

      Best service ever”

      Service, cleanliness, view

      We had booked Arena Lodge but as the place was under renovation, we were upgraded to Arena Beach Hotel. The service was the best I've encountered of all my travels - the staff were fasting and must have been tired but they were as warm in their service. The rooms were cleaned twice each day. Breakfast was yogurt with toppings to choose from, sausages and eggs etc., which suited us fine. And the hotel leads right up to the beachfront with its white sand and beautiful view (although the waters were not as pristine and clean as the private resorts). We went on a ride out to the islands and the crew kept looking out for dolphins and eventually brought the speedboat near a school of them - was fantastic!

      Reviewed August 11, 2014
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      Reviews of Arena Lodge Sky at Maafushi from real guests

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      8.6
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.8
      Facilities8.1
      Location8.0
      Room comfort and quality8.8
      Service9.0
      Value for money8.9
      High score for Maldives Islands
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      8-9 Excellent (71)
      7-8 Very Good (61)
      6-7 Good (15)
      <6 Below Expectation (16)
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      Mar - May (77)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Nitin from Singapore
      Group
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

      Home away from home”

      1. This is a beautifully built cottage. Room facilities are as-is mentioned in Agoda listing. 2. Location is convenient (5mins walk from jetty point). 3. The breakfast was good - includes both veg & non-veg items. 4. Their beach-side restaurant - serves good food & drinks. 5. Excellent score on the hospitality factor. Special mention goes out to their staff: Manager - Rashid, Tour SPOC - Rasheed (alias Rado), Caretaker - Uncle Ibrahim (from Dhigura). They took care of us in the best possible way. 6. They conduct water activities, priced reasonably. We spotted a large variety of sea-creatures, in our snorkeling tours. 7. There is a hospital, pharmacy, souvenir shop & mini-mart, in the vicinity. 8. Maafushi is a cute little island, people are very sweet & the beach is beautiful. 9. By booking a room at Arena sky lodges, one can make use of all the facilities provided by Arena resort hotels. Our stay here, was a home-away-from-home kind-of experience.Thank you team Arena for hosting us.

      Reviewed June 04, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Maureen from Philippines
      Group
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

      Great Stay, Very Accommodating Hotel Manager and Staff”

      Special thanks to the Manager and staff of Arena Lodge Sky as they were very accommodating. They let us have our breakfast at Arena Beach Hotel which has a better food selection. Yhe staff even gifted us with a necklace made of shells, we will never forget the sweetness and generosity. They even accompanied us in the jetty port and waited with us until the ferry arrived. They never left us until they were sure we were safely settled inside the ferry. Thank you so much! Best accommodation ever! :)

      Reviewed May 17, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Joanna from Poland
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 7 nights in September 2017

      Exceptional”

      Very helpful staff. Great coffee. They take lots of care of vegetarians if you let them know in advance. Room was clean and comfy. The only thing that would bother me if I didn't need to get up early was that it was a bit too noisy in the morning (othet guests eating breakfast).

      Reviewed September 12, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Rachelle from Philippines
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

      Worth it and practical. ”

      The rooms are fine. It's pretty clean and neat. The service is great! The staff will go the extra mile for you. The breakfast is not your average "hotel" feast but it's good for a lodge. It's a 10-15 minute walk to bikini beach, unlike its hotel where its just beside it. The people are very friendly. Don't worry about security for it's one of the safest place we ever felt while going around the island. Also try their half day excursions, it's cheaper than the private island's and it's more fun. The guides really made it worthwhile for us.

      Reviewed July 18, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      MIN from United States
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

      Very good”

      Staff was waiting for me at the port. Room was very clean and with good working A.C. Breakfast had rice/sausages/eggs/beans/fresh veggies and fruits, varied on days. Rasheed made my trip easier in regards of organizing excursions and including scuba tours as well (which was not offered by the hotel). Staff at Arena Beach Hotel (their sister hotel) were extremely nice and you can use their amenities as well. If I were to come back I would stay at Arena again.

      Reviewed July 10, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Renee from United States
      Group
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

      Final days with a big group”

      We were sightseeing for one month with a large group and this was our final destination. This hotel was fantastic! We are we're on a tight budget and we were accustomed to staying at some lowly rated places. We we arrived at arena lodge we were stunned at the hospitality/facilities being much higher than expected. Let me just say that the hotel front desk attendant, Rasheed, was so wonderful as were the others. The beds were pillowtop mattress with box springs. Not the mats or foam we have been sleeping on. The beds were clean and linens were offered to be changed daily. One of water bottle per person per day was added to the room even if the previous ones were still there. We highly recommend this place to a budget traveler! It's excellent!!!

      Reviewed June 19, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Beverly from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

      Perfect! Very efficient service!”

      The hotel staff are very efficient. They make sure that your stay is pleasant and comfortable. They arrange the daily excursions to resorts and inform you in advance if there are changes. My room was clean and spotless. Internet connection was also fast. They'll let you borrow their bike if you want to go around the island. Definitely your home in Maafushi! Thanks Rasheed, Hafiz and Ibrahim. It was my first time in Maldives and definitely not the last! Thanks a lot Arena lodge!

      Reviewed April 15, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      Heru from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2016

      Lodge with hotel's quality of servicess”

      Room so spacious, very clean, excellence service, breakfast is very good, guest can used arena beach hotel facilities, their parenting hotel which has the best location in Mafushi with breathaking green tosca of beautiful beach

      Reviewed October 26, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Siow from Malaysia
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

      Fantastic Stay”

      We were upgraded to Arena Beach Hotel and it was an enjoyable stay. We stayed in the new wing and facilities were good. LCD TV with good chanels and clear reception, free water, good bed, cold air conditioning, mini fridge, toiletries, fresh towels, regular room service etc. Buffet breakfast and dinner were good. Excursions reasonably priced and own private beach, next to bikini beach. Would stay here again if back in Maafushi.

      Reviewed October 01, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      ASHLI from Malaysia
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

      Jerry the great staff”

      the hotel is located quite far from the bikini beach, we have to walk to the bikini beach area for about 10 mins. The breakfast was a simple and decent one, the room is quite spacious for 2 and bicycle rental for free. We would like to extend our appreciation for Jerry the Philipino who has given all his could to us by helping us before arrival thru email and also the help when we were transfer to the other resort. Overall, its was a pleasant stay in Maafushi. The excursion package from the hotel was also a great one, good arrangement and reasonable price.

      Reviewed March 22, 2016
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Azrie from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

      will be back for sure!”

      we stayed at arena lodge for 3 nights and it was a nice pleasant stay. affordable rates, clean room, good breakfast spread and most importantly great staffs. the manager was a friendly guy, he patiently explained to us about the activities offered by arena and came all the way to our room to notify us about the cancellation of our sandbank activities due to rough and choppy water. rasheed was nice friendly and helpful as well. the housekeeper was a great guy too. my kid (age 3 and 1) were cranky at that time and he came to our room with a plate of watermelons for us. everything was perfect. we truly enjoyed our stay and will be back for sure.

      Reviewed February 07, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Siti from Malaysia
      Group
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

      Will come again!”

      I really love their service at the hotel. All staff are very friendly, I am very welcoming to this hotel. They'll ask your name and remember your name until your last day at the hotel. You don't have to worry about the local people in Maafushi. They are very helpful and always smiling. I never felt this safe when I travelled to other countries. The room? Very clean. Tip top! I really love their breakfast. A lot of choices and you can even ask for an omelette or other breakfast meals. With only USD12, you can have a dinner buffet! They also provide a lot of activities with affordable price. If you bring more people, they will give you more discount.

      Reviewed February 03, 2016
      9.0
      Exceptional
      chong from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

      better than what I expected”

      comfortable,good view and good service

      Good hotel in an island,hv private beach,many packages u CaN choose to join,I want to thank for the welcome drinks for my arrived,made me felt warm and comfortable,especially the manager Musa and Tho, the guest relationship manager,thanks for ur consideration, I will come back to this hotel when I cm to Maldivies again

      Reviewed October 31, 2015
      8.0
      Excellent
      SHUN from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 6 nights in October 2015

      Great choice for budget travelers”

      Good value for money

      I stayed in Arena Sky Lodge for 6 nights. The hotel belonged to the Arena group in Maafushi which the other two were Arena Beach and Arena Lodge. There is 6 rooms in Arena Sky Lodge and each about 200 sq ft. The room is cleaned twice a day. The location of the hotel really does not matter that much in Maafushi cuz it is a very small island. The hotel staff picked me up and sent me off to the pier so it was nice. But as Arena Beach is the group's flagship, there is little service at Arena Lodge Sky. You mostly will need to ask help from Arena Beach, such as asking for hair dryer and bike rental, etc. There is only a housekeeper in Arena Lodge Sky stationed for all the time, other staff may only appear in the morning or at night time. Nevertheless, the stay was really comfortable with Arena Lodge Sky and it was also good value for money. I surly would consider visiting an Arena hotel if I visit Maafushi again.

      Reviewed October 19, 2015
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Ankit from India
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

      Awesome - if only there could be a better word”

      People, Location, Smiles !

      We got upgraded to Arena beach resort. So the review really is for the Beach Lodge. We werent really sure of what we would do on a trip to Maldives since it was a last moment plan. And it was a pleasure from the moment we landed. Juman - gem of a person, was there to receive us at the airport. They had clubbed us on the speedboat with another person - who was there on her 3rd or 4th trip in as many months. By the end of the trip, we knew why someone would come back again and again. We got upgraded to a much better Arena Beach resort, into a sea facing room. Musa helped us with all the informatin that we needed to plan our excursions, never pushing us to decide right at the moment and giving us all the flexibility that we would ever imagine. The next day was even better with us getting upgraded to the best room in 'Mafushi', the terrace room at the hotel. Everything was great about the place. The people, even the housekeeping boys were always all smiles and willing to do anything to make you happy. I guess it is Juman's great attitude that rubs on to the others in his team. We had great time bonding with our co-passengers on the fishing trip, which was fun as well. Thanks Juman and team for the lovely time. You are possibly the kindest souls on earth.

      Reviewed March 16, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      SHI from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 5 nights in February 2015

      Friendly staff, clean room and value for money”

      staff, cleanliness, value for money

      Really value for money! Room is very clean and complete with almost everything that you will be needed (towel, body/hair shampoo, lockable cupboard, hair dryer, TV, cloth hanger, air-conditional). Breakfast is included, not many choices but taste good. Daily housekeeping is a plus point, as you will tends to bring sands into the room. TV has a lot channel including a pure movie channel and a pure MTV channel, although display a bit blur.

      Reviewed March 04, 2015
      9.0
      Exceptional
      CHOY from Singapore
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

      Value for money holiday”

      Cleanliness, friendly staff and spacious room.

      This hotel is located 10 mins from the beach. The staff are very friendly and the room has everything you need (There is no hairdryer in my room but I did not need one). Many TV channels with various languages, good airconditioning, a room safe, mini bar, hot water shower and comfortable beds. Breakfast is buffet style, limited but adequate. A lot of houseflies in the dining area so it can be quite a bother to eat there. Staff comes to pick you up from the ferry terminal and walk you to the hotel and vice versa. They are conversant in English and very pleasant and helpful. We booked an excursion with the affiliated hotel, Arena Beach and had a bad experience. They moved our excursion from 9am to 2pm without prior notice. We were informed only on arrival at meet up point at 8.30am that our excursion has been moved. The snorkeling guide Ali ensured us he will take us out personally at 2pm. At 1.45pm reception came to rush us to the jetty saying that the guide was waiting for us at the jetty. When we arrived at the jetty, Ali was not there. Someone else waved us to the boat and asked us to get onboard. Again, no prior notice of change of guide. This new guide could not explain to us the change (not sure if he's not conversant in English or did not know how to handle an irrate customer), he called Ali who told us on the phone that he's too busy to come. Again, change without prior notice. We refused to go with the new guide. Ali came by to the hotel to apologise later. But it is a wasted day for us.

      Reviewed January 17, 2015
      8.3
      Excellent
      Lin from Singapore
      Group
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 5 nights in November 2014

      Great stay”

      Pleasant staffs, great beach

      We were upgraded to arena beach where it was situated just right by bikini beach. Room was very spacious and comfy. Breakfast was good except that we had the same everyday. So it tends to get a bit sick after eating for 5 mornings. Staffs are very friendly too. Ali who planned our excursions, did a good job! He always make sure everything is in order n trips with hotel will go smoothly. Mithun, he is always ready to greet us with the warm smile and helping us with our bags, towels or equipments. Sammed, our snorkel guide, gave us wonderful trips! We saw turtles and mantas. The manager of the hotel was also very helpful. He makes sure we were satisfied with the trips that we signed up for and responded to our problems. Overall, love the island, the hotel and the stay. The staffs and the water made the trip a fantastic one,

      Reviewed December 03, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Chee from Singapore
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

      Best beach resort ever!!! 2 thumbs up!!!”

      The hotel is ideally located at the corner of the island, and yet walking distance to the jetty. Rooms are very clean with a modern touch with all essential. Staff are polite and spoke good English.

      We were given a free upgrade upon arrival from arena lodge to arena beach and spa resort. Arena beach hotel and spa is easily like a 5 star hotel. Makes you feel at home with optimal comfort. The hotel is ideally located at the corner of the island, with a certain level of privacy, and yet walking distance to the jetty(just 7min walk) ideal for traveller with family and kids. It has a private beach which most other hotel doesn't offer. The front desk staff are all very friendly and spoke good English. One of the lady staff called maho is especially polite and accomodating. The hotel provides excursion like night fishing, tuna fishing and island hopping with very reasonable price. One special mention is that the tuna fishing is by far the best activity we have done in maldives, it is a must do. Even amateur like us caught over 50 tunas in less than 90mins. The hotel process

      Reviewed September 01, 2014
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Dionne from Singapore
      Family with teens
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2014

      Best service ever”

      Service, cleanliness, view

      We had booked Arena Lodge but as the place was under renovation, we were upgraded to Arena Beach Hotel. The service was the best I've encountered of all my travels - the staff were fasting and must have been tired but they were as warm in their service. The rooms were cleaned twice each day. Breakfast was yogurt with toppings to choose from, sausages and eggs etc., which suited us fine. And the hotel leads right up to the beachfront with its white sand and beautiful view (although the waters were not as pristine and clean as the private resorts). We went on a ride out to the islands and the crew kept looking out for dolphins and eventually brought the speedboat near a school of them - was fantastic!

      Reviewed August 11, 2014
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