Banana Residence
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Banana Residence

A.A.Rasdhoo, Saharaa Road, Alifu Alifu Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives
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    Banana Residence Reviews

    8.3
    Excellent
    /10
    (44 reviews)See what guests said
    8.8
    Excellent

    "The island trip arranged by banana residence was wonderful experience at very reasonable charges."

    Adnan

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    January 23, 2018

    8.6
    Excellent value for money
    Recommended by 93% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Banana Residence

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Excellent
    Location
    8.5
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    Better than 85% of properties in Maldives Islands
    Excellent location
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Bikini Beach190 m
  • Veligandu Island4.68 km
  • Open Sports and Recreation park57.92 km
  • Male Local Market58.11 km
  • Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)58.43 km
  • Artifical Beach59.17 km
  • Chickens Surf Point75.82 km
  • Sun Island89.17 km
  • Alimatha Island93.11 km
  • Value for money8.6
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
    Distance to airport59.9 km

    Rooms available at Banana Residence

    8.2
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Standard Double or Twin Room
    Standard Double or Twin Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    Standard Twin Room
    Standard Twin Room
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
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    Superior Single Room
    Superior Single Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Family Room
    Deluxe Family Room
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    • Room size: 144 m²/1550 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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    Economy Quadruple Room
    Economy Quadruple Room
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    • Shower
    • 4 single beds
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      What people love about Banana Residence

      • 7.6
        Very good

        "Homely and cozy, very simple residence."

        Syed A.

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        December 29, 2018

      • 8.8
        Excellent
        Cleanliness

        "Room was clean, big and nice with all basic facilities."

        Adnan

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        January 23, 2018

      • 8.0
        Very good
        Cleanliness

        "Is clean and big room."

        Alessandro

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        December 19, 2018

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      7.6
      Very good

      "Big, spacious and clean room with comfortable bed."

      Syed A.

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      December 29, 2018

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      What they offer

      8.8
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "All staff and especially Adam was very helpful, humble and n..."

      Adnan

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      January 23, 2018

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      Agoda Reviews (44)Booking.com Reviews (6)
      8.3
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      10
      Cleanliness8.4
      Facilities7.9
      Location8.5
      Room comfort and quality8.2
      Service8.4
      Value for money8.6
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      vasanth from India
      Couple
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

      Exceptional”

      I stayed with my wife in this hotel. I never informed them that i would be arriving by Govt ferry. To my surprise, the receptionist was waiting for me at the dock. He received us and carried our luggage to the hotel. We were welcomed with a welcome drink and a wet towel dipped in cold water to wipe our face which was amazing! The room was okayish, nothing to complain about except for the toilet. The toilet sink was a little small and was a bit uncomfortable to use.Also the heater didnt work properly. But trust me this is the only negative i could think about this hotel. Everything else was mind blowing. The BEST ever thing about this hotel is the SERVICE that they provide. The receptionist ( I didn't ask his name) was always there for us. He did everything that i requested for. The lawn area of this hotel is really cool - the beach sand, the furniture, plants, etc were all perfectly planned to fit in and created a good ambience!

      Reviewed April 18, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Grigory
      Couple
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

      Wonderful place”

      We've been in several hotels and guest houses on the Maldives and this one is by far the best. The staff is super friendly and really helped us a lot. The island itself is great too. We greatly recommend this guest house

      Reviewed February 19, 2019
      6.4
      Good
      ABDUL from India
      Couple
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

      Good and simple ”

      Need to maintain more neatness

      Reviewed January 12, 2019
      7.6
      Very good
      Syed from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Clean and comfortable”

      Big, spacious and clean room with comfortable bed. Homely and cozy, very simple residence. Nice and helpful people. 5-7mins walk to jetty and 3mins to the beach. Wifi only works for rooms near dining area, other room guests need to go to dining area to be able to get connected to wifi. Would come back again.

      Reviewed December 29, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Alessandro from Italy
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Small resort clean and kind people”

      You are in Maldive or you take 5 star hotel or you accept to stay in local guest house. Is clean and big room. A/c and frigo. Simple and kind people can help you to do best choice. Of course everything’s expansive but we know this is Maldive!!!

      Reviewed December 19, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Darya from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

      Great staff, nice cute hotel, very friendly relaxing atmosphere ”

      Cute small hotel with great friendly staff who truly want you to experience The Maldives. The island is 70 min away from the airport by speed boat and great for diving. The hotel can organise the activities for you if you like. Overall 10 out of 10. The staff are awesome:)

      Reviewed March 21, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      HAOJIAN from China
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

      Highly recommended!”

      I spent 2 nights here! The staffs are very nice and helpful! My room is spacious and clean! I highly recommend this guest house!

      Reviewed February 05, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Adnan from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

      Just like home”

      It was really nice experience at banana residence. All staff and especially Adam was very helpful, humble and nice. Breakfast was up to mark. Room was clean, big and nice with all basic facilities. The island trip arranged by banana residence was wonderful experience at very reasonable charges. Everything was best and I can conclude it simply by their logo that's so true that 'come as a guest and leave as family' :) thumbs up

      Reviewed January 23, 2018
      2.0
      Afsoun from Germany
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 6 nights in December 2017

      The place is closed and under construction ”

      you still can make reservation online in many different websites, but when you get there they take you to the Shallow lagoon guest house and tell you that Banana Residence is closed. and they can place you in another guest house, which is a small accomodation behind the Cafe Ole, called Cafe Ole Ramoli. it is a place with 4 double rooms, a small garden, clean and new. but the owner is the same owner as the Cafe ole and he is very rude. 1 night the guests in other rooms from Indonesia were very loud until 2 am, so I finally nicely asked them to keep it down. the next another guest also mentioned this to the owner. The Indonesians however, complained to the owner. Until that day the owner was very nice, said hi every day and asked if everything is ok. But suddenly after the complaint by Indonesians owner fully ignored me and the other guest.

      Reviewed December 31, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      OLEG from Lithuania
      Couple
      Stayed 4 nights in July 2017

      Nice stay in Rasdhoo”

      Very good hotel location, great service, full breakfast. Excellent value for money (7 years experience traveling in Asia).

      Reviewed August 04, 2017
      5.6
      Di from South Africa
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

      Misleading Website”

      I research my accommodation very carefully before making a choice. The Banana Residence on the website shows block one. If you are accommodated in the newer block two, you will be sadly misled. Block two consists of 6-8 inward facing rooms which are dingy and airless. It is extremely noisy as all rooms lead onto an echoing corridor. Neither the TV or Wifi were working although staff made plans for us to use neighboring guesthouse wifi. Staff were VERY relaxed. No housekeeping whatsoever in three days ( apparently in was a holiday period in the Maldives ) Breakfast ranged from really good to utterly horrible, you have no say in this, you get what you get. Rashdoo itself was good although tour prices on the high side. We landed up organizing our own thing as the guesthouse staff could not provide what we wanted - needless to say at the fraction of the going cost. Take a paddle out to the unfortunately filthy picnic island, the reef there is amazing.

      Reviewed August 02, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      Alishia from Canada
      Couple
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2017

      Good location, nice breakfast”

      Pros: good location, nice Maldivian breakfast, good tours, nice hot shower, free water and tea. Cons: staff were not at reception 24/7 to assist, wifi and tv were not functioning during most of our visit, bad rates at this hotel when paying in local currency rather than US dollars (worse than bank rates).

      Reviewed April 15, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      KWUN from Hong Kong
      Couple
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 6 nights in March 2016

      Amazing”

      Even honeymoon or family or other, you are choose Banana Residence !

      Reviewed March 28, 2016
      3.3
      Wong from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

      Excellent staff perforamce”

      Staff manner, Environment cleanliness, Peaceful place .

      The hotel quiet silent and suitable for vocation. The room facilities need to improved like no electricity hot pot, mini bar..etc.

      Reviewed January 04, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      John from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 6 nights in September 2015

      Wonderful Holidat”

      Location services and value

      Loved my stay at Banana as the family owned and operated vacation guest house exceeded all my expectations. Activities in which one of the family brothers orchestrated were great and well planned. I would stay here again.

      Reviewed September 27, 2015
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Laura from United States
      Couple
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 7 nights in February 2015

      Sets a high standard for budget travel ”

      high standards, EXCELLENT Maldivian Mashuni and Rothi breakfast, comfortable rooms with aquality bed and extra soft pillows

      We were very pleased with the quality and value of this hotel. Their standard of service is much higher than most budget guest houses we've visited and the quality of the stay for the price is very, very good. The management is especially kind and actively involved in promoting tourism on Rasdhoo, including helping keep the island clean. Their Mashuni and Roshi Maldivian breakfast is one of the most delicious foods I have eaten - we haven't found better on other islands. Their buffet dinners are also large and very tasty. The rooms are exceptionally clean, comfortable and quiet and the restaurant is as well. They provided a free Boduberu show (we've seen other islands advertise these for $400) that was undoubtedly a highlight of our trip. When our flight arrived late and we missed the ferry Adam quickly organized a speed boat to get us to the island the same day. Tip: phone is easier than email for communication Rasdhoo is a great little island with a bit more tourism than other inhabited islands in Northern Ari Atoll. There are three great restaurants, numerous souvenir shops (although lots of the goods are not produced in the Maldives which is a shame because they have great artisans and handicrafts), and three dive shops tucked between whimsical coral houses. The beach is gorgeous, West facing and cleaned regularly. There's okay snorkeling a short swim out and good swimming at high tide. Madivaru Island (picnic island) and a gorgeous sand bar with excellent swimming and snorkeling is only a 5-10 min boat ride away although the price per person per trip ($30-35) seems a bit expensive (check with the dive shops for possible cheaper rates). The diving around Rasdhoo Atoll was very impressive with lots of sharks, Rays and turtles. However, the friendly, exceptionally laid-back Malvians were our favorite part. We loved it. Highly recommended

      Reviewed February 13, 2015
      2.3
      TAK from China
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in August 2014

      very nice service”

      friendly, good price, good island
      Reviewed September 06, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Hanwen from China
      Couple
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2014

      great place to stay”

      location, gardening, environment

      Great experience, very nice people, and very comfortable living.

      Reviewed March 06, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Hatem from France
      Family with young children
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 14 nights in January 2019

      Familles BENZAABAR ”

      Très bon hôtel Très bonne cuisine personne sympathique Chambre propre merci Chakile est Ibrahim

      Reviewed January 16, 2019
      8.8
      Excellent
      Erik from Germany
      Couple
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 5 nights in November 2018

      Sehr angenehmer und freundlicher Aufenthalt”

      Das Personal ist äußerst freundlich, aufmerksam und sehr zuvorkommend.

      Reviewed November 20, 2018
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