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Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives

"The staff are very welcomed us and helped us all the way"

karima - January 18, 2019
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Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives

K.Maafushi, Aabaadheehingun, South Male Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives - See map
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Popular landmarks
Maafushi Island 60 m
Dhiraagu 130 m
Groove Room 170 m
Fitpro 450 m
Finolhu Faru 3.25 km
Makunufushi Island 3.33 km
Cocoa 3.37 km
Makunufushi Cocoa Island Beach 3.42 km
Veliganduhuraa Island 3.44 km
Hermit Crab Island 3.46 km
Nearby landmarks
Alimatha Island 38.62 km
Hura Island 45.38 km
Chickens Surf Point 52.03 km
Bikini Beach 65.65 km
Veligandu Island 66.23 km
Sun Island 91.75 km
Chaaya Island 218.5 km
8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Maldives Islands

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.5
Distance to city center17.00 Miles
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
Distance to airport27.8 km

Rooms available at Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives

Very good
Room comfort & quality
8.0
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Deluxe Double or Twin
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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    Deluxe Room (No Window,Area:13)
    Deluxe Room (No Window,Area:13)
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives?

      Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives?

      Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 170 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives has a car park that's close to the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Maldives Islands with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

      What is the smoking policy at Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives?

      Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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      What people love about Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives

      • 8.4
        Excellent

        "Stay here for 2 nights is great experience."

        Muhammad

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        February 13, 2019

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Breakfast

        "Breakfast was also sufficient and filling."

        SOURAV

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        April 17, 2019

      • 8.8
        Excellent

        "I enjoyed my stay in Arora, Maafushi."

        Arlene

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        April 5, 2017

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      Overall rating:
      8.3
      Excellent
      199 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.2
      Facilities
      7.1
      Location
      8.3
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      More about Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives

      Nestled in the heart of South Male Atoll, Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives is an ideal spot from which to discover Maldives Islands. Only 33 km away, this 2-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Maafushi Island, Cocoa Thila Dive Site, Guraidhoo Island give to this hotel a special charm.

      At Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, postal service, private check in/check out.

      Step into one of 5 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as clothes rack, free welcome drink, mirror, towels, closet which can be found in some rooms. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include skiing, diving, fishing, solarium, garden are designed for escape and relaxation. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives.

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      4 mentions
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      Food & Dining
      2 mentions
      Internet
      1 mention

      What they offer

      8.8
      Excellent

      "The stuffs are very accommodating and friendly."

      Arlene

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      April 5, 2017

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      Food and dining

      Breakfast options

      American
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      Halal
      Italian
      Vegetarian
      Vegan
      Buffet

      Restaurants on site

      Arora Inn Restaurant
      Cuisine:Asian, Chinese, European
      Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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      Reviews of Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.3
      Excellent
      From 199 reviews
      8.9Service
      8.5Location
      8.4Value for money
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      Cleanliness8.2
      Facilities7.1
      Location8.3
      Room comfort and quality8.0
      Service9.0
      Value for money8.5
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Tian from China
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 4 nights in September 2013

      a fantastic trip, variety of water sports”

      Friendly staff, delicious food, cool water activities.

      There is no better word to show my great feelings in Arora inn. I might have a lot of choices for water activities in each day, and I got some great activities like snorkeling and sandbank trip, then one of the staff took me to these spots by speedboat. The sightseeings outside Maafushi Island are amazing, whatever in the sea or on the sandbank. If you're as lucky as I was, you will see some big mantas, turtles and sharks during snorkeling, that's unbelievable. Btw the price of activities is pretty reasonable, and you may get a discount if possible. The foods are very nice. I actually ordered all the meals for these 4 days in advance when I came here. And the restaurant has the sightseeing of western shore. So I could enjoy the beautiful sunset during my dinner. The room is clean because the housekeeper will clean it everyday. No sightseeing in the room, but since who wanna waste his/her whole day in the room? In my trip, the room was only for rest and dropping off my bags, and I should go outside and have fun on whatever I liked. Besides, there is a beautiful beach on the northwest of the island, and also you can see a school, a church, and some souvenir shops here cuz there are many local residents on this island. And of course I had a special experience with them. There is only one or two ferries from Male City to Maafushi Island, you have to pay attention to the schedule. I wish to go back there again :)

      Reviewed September 29, 2013
      9.2
      Exceptional
      mariene from Philippines
      Group
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 4 nights in January 2021

      med range inn with value for money”

      among the hotels during my stay, Arora Inn was the cheapest with a higher review. Sami , the receptionist and all around staff was already there waiting for us upon arrival from speedboat which the manager also arranged for us. It's just a few minutes walk from the pier and you can walk around the island in less than an hour. There's free unlimited coffee per day. Breakfast was also enough with both continental and local dishes cooked deliciously by Mustafa. Both of them were very accommodating. Even during our tours that they've booked, though managed by another company, Arora still provided us all equipments like snorkel, etc. I booked a twin bed room , however, it was arranged as double bed when we arrived. Sami quickly re-arranged it into twin beds. As it's an inn, the room and facilities are simple but it has what we needed. Even A/C and ceiling fan were both there and the room has many lights including dimmer. On the last 2 days , wifi was a bit slow though. I highly recommend this inn and will come back someday.

      Reviewed January 10, 2021
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Julia from Malaysia
      Couple
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

      Clean room and price affordable for anybody”

      fast respond of the last minute order, fast room service, comfortable bed

      Arora Inn is located on the right side of the ferry terminal,easy access to everywhere. This is a small island, walk distance from one end to the other end only 20min. The room that we stay is near to receptionist, so that wireless is very strong. We feel very happy to stay here because the manager,Mohamed and the kitchen helper is very passion to us,make us feel like just at home. They clean up the room everyday not like others budget guest house never clean the room even you stay for a week. You may tell the kithchen what type of food you prefer,may be they will give you a surprise. We booked the speed boat to sand bank in last minute, but Mohamed manage to arrange us to the island by less then 20min, this is awesome. This is a good budget hotel that suit for all types of the traveller. We suggest to book for the half board, so that no need to spend more money on food in this beautiful island and can save the money for island excursion and others activities.

      Reviewed September 25, 2013
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Maximilian from Norway
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

      Fun, active and beautiful maldives”

      Great excursions, excellent service 24/7, cheap

      We arrived at the hotel 930 am from hulumale with a speedboat. Checked in and immediately joined for a snorkeling excursion. From that moment the 5nights we spent at Arora inn just got better and better. Every day the manager arranged some excursions that were suitable for us, snorkeling, picnic island, resort visits and so on. We loved it. Mafushi island also has a good beach, a few restaurants, and several dive schools. Arora inn arranged dinner from the barbecue 2 nights for us, fantastic seafood! I would definitely recommend Arora inn if you are going to a nice place with alot of opportunities!

      Reviewed January 14, 2014
      8.8
      Excellent
      Mertcan from Turkey
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2020

      Be careful about Departure PCR test”

      We stayed 4 days in Arora Inn. Included breakfast. Our staying was nice. There is a guy who helped us a lot find him his name is Samy. His hospitality was amazing. We stayed in seaview room it was so nice. Just sometimes wifi connection is problem. They should put wifi device near our door. Behind the wall very leas connection. Anyway, the important thing is Departure PCR test is mandatory. It is written Maldives Government health website. So hotel charged from us 90 usd per person for departure pcr test. Ask for your receipt before you pay. The complicated situation is you have to show arrival PCR test in the document but for departure health document you dont need to show your PCR test. Hotel says its mandatory they show the governments website. Yesy its written in there but for health declaration form for departure you dont need PCR test. You may check yourself on Maldives health declaration form.

      Reviewed December 20, 2020
      8.3
      Excellent
      Phillip from United States
      Couple
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

      Best days in the Maldives spent here”

      Great excursions, friendly staff, very informative

      Our trip to Maafushi was one that we were so happy we made. The receptionist and General Manager were so nice to show us our options of excursions but not make us feel pressured into booking one. When we did book two, they went above and beyond to make it a great experience. When we ordered lunch to be taken to the sandbar, within 10 minutes of getting there they were already building a table and two large chairs out of sand for us to eat on! The next day at the uninhabited island they took us snorkeling and showed us eels and how they kill octopus with a spear. They then invited us to free traditional dancing and a bbq diner just because they have such a welcoming hospitality. We look forwarding to heading straight for Arora Inn next time we are in the Maldives.

      Reviewed April 19, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Anastasia from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

      The Best Maldivian Experience”

      I had the time of my life staying in Arora Inn when I was in Maldives. Since it was my first time travelling solo to Maldives, I do feel a bit insecurities. However, the staff Shaha and the manager Shaffan treat me very nice and make me feel like I was comfortably staying home. They ensure all the arrangement for my daily excursion run smoothly until the day I leave Maldives. Great place, great stay, great people. Highly recommended!

      Reviewed March 22, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Corrie from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 6 nights in April 2014

      Perfect place to stay in Maafushi”

      Excellent staff, great tours for snorkeling and to resorts, incredible views of the sunset and ocean from the hotel

      I had such a great time at the hotel. I was traveling alone and the guys at the hotel made sure I was entertained with great tours - snorkeling, picnic island and some traditional dancing. The breakfast was great and the rooms were perfect (air-conditioning and a fan). Would highly recommend this place to anyone traveling to Maldives and looking for something different than a resort island.

      Reviewed April 27, 2014
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Patricia from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

      Value for money and very nice staff”

      The location is at the front of Maafushi island, walking distance from the port and tourist/bikini beach. It’s a hostel-ish type of hotel and it has a very homey feel. The rooms are simple and clean. The inclusive breakfast is okay. I loved the tuna and coconut mix they served for breakfast. The staff are super nice and welcoming! The only con I can think of is that I hope they would already include all the taxes in the room rate. Agoda said there are hotels that will have some additional charges like green tax, etc. which I already expected. But still, it will be more convenient if it is already incorporated in the room rate. All in all, this place is really a good value for your money. Thanks to Shaha and Shami for taking care of me during my stay!

      Reviewed April 07, 2018
      8.3
      Excellent
      Simone from Italy
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2014

      very good food, friendly staff, quiet”

      very good food, friendly staff, quiet

      first of all, Maafushi is a very quiet place, and there's only one beach on the entire island and it is very very small and little overcrowded. So if you are looking to spend your days on a quiet beach go somewhere else. But, this is a cheap destinations for maldives and very near to male airport (90 minutes ferry ride) so it's good value for many and time. Guest house is great anyway, clean, super friendly staff, superb terrace with view on the sea where they will serve the best food i ever had in a guest house. always fresh and great choice. They also have wifi which is good as after your daily snorkeling trip there's nothing to do other than going to your room! I would go back on a weekend trip, that's it.

      Reviewed January 17, 2015
      9.3
      Exceptional
      daisy from Netherlands
      Couple
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 4 nights in October 2015

      Nice place to stay”

      breakfast, service, clean.

      We had a perfect stay at Arora Inn. The rooms are clean and the shower is good. Everyday we enjoyed the breakfast buffet, there was always something different. And always served us with a smile. Our last night was my boyfriends birthday. They offer us a birthday cake at 0.00 o clock. Everyone stay awake to give him some birthday wishes and eat some cake, even when they are tired and have to stand up early. We really appreciate this. The hotel is 5min walk from bikini beach and in front of the hotel you have a nice place to sit down and enjoy the sunset. We would recommend this place.

      Reviewed October 15, 2015
      8.4
      Excellent
      Maria from Singapore
      Group
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

      Excellent”

      Very friendly inn manager and staff. We were picked up at ferry terminal on time. Inn manager was helpful and suggested places to visit. After 2 days, transfer to ferry station was also provided. Before coming here. had anxiety because no confirmation was provided by Agoda even I called more that 3 or 4 times in span of 1 week. Not sure if Arora never replied or Agoda customer service never followed up. Imagine being in a foreign country for the first time, and not being sure if you have a hotel and will be picked up. So our 1st day in Hulhumale was spent on worrying about where to stay for day 2 & 3 in Maafushi.

      Reviewed April 21, 2017
      8.8
      Excellent
      Arlene from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017

      Solo traveler from Philippines - Arlene Zaratan”

      Arora Inn is best for solo traveler and group. Indeed value for money. The stuffs are very accommodating and friendly. The place is very homey! Thanks to Shaha, Abu and captain Raffy who arranged activities. I enjoyed my stay in Arora, Maafushi.

      Reviewed April 05, 2017
      9.3
      Exceptional
      raizel from Philippines
      Group
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 4 nights in October 2015

      great place and staff”

      Clean room and toilet. Great staff

      It was great staying at Arora Inn. A staff fetch us from the jetty and brought our luggage to the hostel. It is a 8-10 mins walk to the bikini beach and souvenir shops. The staff are very helpful and accommodating especially Shaha, who will always asked us if we are having a great time and if the food they served are good. The place is quite, the room and toilet is clean. Perfect place to stay and budget friendly.

      Reviewed October 31, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      SHINTA from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 4 nights in July 2015

      Affordable cozy stay at maldives”

      Price Food and location

      I am very happy because I got very good deal from agoda when I visited this place for 5D4N. When I wanted to come back again 2 months later, the price has been doubled. When I stayed here it was very low season, fasting time and I got the guesthouse almost for myself. I am a vegetarian on half boar and I got to order all I want. When I was sick the staff was accomodative and agreed to serve me chinese congee. Well, it was really a wonderful stay here. My first time in Maldives and feel so welcome like own home.

      Reviewed July 27, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      Emie from Philippines
      Couple
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2015

      Accommodating hotel staff, good location ”

      The hotel is clean and neat, the location is near the beach, the Maldivian are very helpful and amiable people

      Had a perfect time with the hotel staff. They are so helpful, very kind, polite and respectful people. They thought me how to do snorkeling and even how to swim coz its my first time to do so. They served breakfast at 7:30am until 10am. You can even ordered lunch or dinner ahead of time for them to prepare it for you on your desired time. The hotel have activities everyday for the tourist. The island is a local island, though small but the people are friendly and they are always willing to help whenever you need one. They accept dollars so no worries for money exchange. You can take public ferry for 2dollars for each person. The ferry terminal is just 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel. We had a perfect stay in the hotel and a truly amazing experience.

      Reviewed August 25, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Franz from Indonesia
      Couple
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

      Exicited”

      Very good guide.. informatif from mr shaha.. recommended to stay at maafushi island

      Reviewed September 23, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      Muhammad from Indonesia
      Couple
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      Staff really nice”

      First time in Maafushi and we choose to stay here. Room is clean. They serve toast, sausage, egg, fruit and some kind of local bread, with coffee/tea and water. It's more than enough to make you not hungry till afternoon. Room has no TV. We didn't use hotel wifi because we have our own internet. But signal in room really bad, perhaps it's caused by the building that still in progress next door. Staff is really nice and helpful. Everytime we sit in front of hotel, they always serve us drink. Hope we can comeback again someday

      Reviewed February 13, 2019
      8.3
      Excellent
      NG from China
      Couple
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 1 night in September 2013

      new new! great ocean view, service to be improved”

      new facilities, sincere staff, nice balcony with great ocean view

      Everything is new/quite new since they are newly established. Their restaurant is located upstairs with the great bayview. Waiter always take good care of your need and order. Snorkeling gears are new and in good quality but you have paid for rent (not a common trend at this island). With this promotional price, it is worthy to go and have a try. Comparing to its sister lodge, we will pay a little more to stay with a larger room with better facilities and much nicer staffs. Small Room, limited hot water supply

      Reviewed November 29, 2013
      8.7
      Excellent
      MEI from Singapore
      Couple
      Deluxe Double or Twin
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2014

      Great”

      Clean, friendly staff and sea front

      Overall was great. Getting there by the public ferry was a bit painful but manageable. A lot of tourist staying in Maafushi, so quite a great island.

      Reviewed March 03, 2014
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