Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
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8.2
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8.7
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Excellent location
  • Kanuhuraa Island (North Male Atoll)110 m
  • Pasta Surf Point330 m
  • Kuda Huraa Island1.33 km
  • Girifushi Thila Dive Site1.34 km
  • Huraa Health Centre1.9 km
  • Honky’s Surf2.45 km
  • Himmafushi Island2.46 km
  • Kanifinolhu Island3.4 km
  • Aquarium Dive Site3.88 km
  • Lankanfushi Island4.46 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

    North Male Atoll, North Male Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives - See map
    "Overwater suites are lovely, food is great, and staff are very friendly!"
    Angela - January 10, 2019
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 91% of guests
    Fantastic breakfast
    87% positive mentions
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Sauna

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

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    Review score - United States
    8.8/10
    Room comfort score
    8.3/10
    Location score
    8.7/10
    Room size
    60 sqm.
    Better than
    93
    %
    of Maldives Islands properties
    Better than
    90
    %
    of Maldives Islands properties
    Better than
    87
    %
    of Maldives Islands properties
    Bigger than
    85
    %
    of Maldives Islands properties
    Value for money7.8
    Distance to city center13 km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
    Distance to airport16.1 km

    Rooms available at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

    8.2
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Beach Suite with Pool
    Beach Suite with Pool
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    • Room size: 170 m²/1830 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 king bed
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    Water Front Bungalow
    Water Front Bungalow
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    • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    Beach Bungalow
    Beach Bungalow
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    • Room size: 59 m²/635 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    Duplex Garden Bungalow
    Duplex Garden Bungalow
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    • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Over Water Suite
    Over Water Suite
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    • Room size: 95 m²/1023 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 double bed
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    Junior Beach Suite
    Junior Beach Suite
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    • Room size: 95 m²/1023 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Superior Ocean View
    Superior Ocean View
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    • Room size: 59 m²/635 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    2 Nights Superior Room and 2 Nights Water Bungalow
    2 Nights Superior Room and 2 Nights Water Bungalow
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    • Sea view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    2 Nights Junior Beach Suite and 2 Nights Overwater Suite
    2 Nights Junior Beach Suite and 2 Nights Overwater Suite
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    • Sea view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Single Garden View
    Single Garden View
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      What people love about Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Staff is extremely friendly and attentive."

        Marius

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        December 20, 2018

      • 8.8
        Excellent

        "The room had its own jacuzzi and balcony overlooking the peaceful ocean."

        Luigi R.

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        April 15, 2017

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "Food was great..."

        Renee

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        September 25, 2018

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      8.8
      Excellent

      "First of, the location was spectacular;"

      Luigi R.

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      April 15, 2017

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      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff are lovely..."

      Renee

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      September 25, 2018

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      Food and dining

      Restaurants on site

      Koimala Restaurant
      Cuisine:Asian, Chinese, Indian
      Menu:A-la-carte
      Maakana Restaurant (Water Bungalows only)
      Cuisine:Asian, Chinese, Indian
      Menu:A-la-carte
      Rehendhi Restaurant (Over Water Suites only)
      Cuisine:Asian, Chinese, German
      Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
      Raiyvilla Sunset Bar (Main Bar)
      Cuisine:International
      Menu:Buffet
      Raalhu (Surfers) Bar
      Cuisine:International
      Menu:A-la-carte

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      Agoda Reviews (157)Booking.com Reviews (275)
      8.2
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      Cleanliness8.4
      Facilities8.2
      Location8.7
      Room comfort and quality8.2
      Service8.4
      Value for money7.8
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (45)
      8-9 Excellent (34)
      7-8 Very Good (35)
      6-7 Good (14)
      <6 Below Expectation (16)
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      Mar - May (39)
      Jun - Aug (28)
      Sep - Nov (35)
      Dec - Feb (42)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Lawrence from Australia
      Couple
      Bungalow Room - Garden View
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

      Good”

      Wouldn't book with Agoda again. Complete mix up with booking for what we paid. Problem solved in the end but a big heartache and headache for us while travelling overseas and communication with you not good.

      Reviewed April 05, 2019

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Thank you very much for the time spent sharing your feedback.We are delighted to received your 10 star rating for the hotel despite the inconvenience described. We hope we will have an opportunity in welcoming you back if not at Dhonveli perhaps to other Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts. Have a pleasant day ahead!

      Responded October 02, 2019
      Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Colleen from Australia
      Couple
      Bungalow Room - Garden View
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

      Paradise on steroids ”

      This resort was amazing!! Crystal clear lagoons for swimming and snorkeling,surfing, spectac sunrises snd sunsets, food was fabulous and varied and plenty of choices for every meal, staff all friendly and helpful ..the only problem we incurred was from Agoda itself...overwhelming anxiety re the booking ..spoilt 4 of our days holiday in Sri Lanka 😢😱that’s another story ..But highly recommend Cinnamon Dhonveli

      Reviewed April 05, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Frank from United States
      Couple
      Duplex Garden Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      Exceptional”

      We loved the overwater bungalow. It has good space and it comes with a jacuzzi. The restaurant isn't too far to walk to, and the food is buffet style and is good. The staff is very helpful. They have excursion options for you. There is a good excursion for shopping at an island with a locally-run group of shops. The guide is very nice, but if you're not a native English speaker, his accent might be too hard for you to understand, as I, a native English speaker, still had to strain to understand him. He is known by the locals there, and is good to have around, but they really should accompany him with someone who speaks more clearly. He still does well, though. The resort also has its own shops, but they don't have as much variety as the town on the other island in the excursion does.

      Reviewed August 06, 2018

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! We appreciate your time taken to share such 10 star review full of kind words.This content will be shared to the team accordingly.We loved how you described your experience in a very appreciative way.We will look into area you have observed to take necessary action. We look forward to see you back ashore. Have a pleasant day ahead!

      Responded December 03, 2018
      Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
      8.7
      Excellent
      Mango from Hong Kong
      Couple
      Over Water Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

      Comfortable and beautiful”

      Very beautiful beach, Comfortable water suite, an acceptable price

      Not very far away from Male city, can be reached by speedboat within 20 minutes. The beach is very beautiful, water suite is comfortable and joyful. The food in both breakfast and dinner is ok but not very good. All the staffs are very nice. Overall, we think it is very good for such price.

      Reviewed June 14, 2015
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Britton from United States
      Couple
      Over Water Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2015

      Maldives- always beautiful ”

      Close to Mali, affordable beer

      First the good- we stayed in an over water suite,1/2 board. Great architecture as the suite was very private and comfortable. Ala carte lunch was reasonably priced and beer was cheaper than in Australia or east coast USA. Swimming area (ocean) was great for all levels of swimmers. The place was also very quiet. We could see sharks and rays from the deck. Next the bad- the snorkeling was disappointing. The coral is mostly dead and low tide is very shallow. It made it impossible to swim off of the deck at low tide as the water was shin deep. There were some nice fish, but if you have gone snorkeling before you will be disappointed. The good news is you can book a snorkle trip via the dive shop. The snorkle trip was very satisfactory. As for the rooms- they are a bit worn. No big deal, but could be better considering the price. Overall I'm satisfied And we had a great trip.

      Reviewed May 05, 2015
      8.0
      Excellent
      Eric from Indonesia
      Couple
      Water Front Bungalow
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

      Good place to stay but not good place for culinary”

      Beach,Distance from Airport,Scenery

      Pretty good,however their food is not one of the best in the world.i know they tried quite hard to serve food for everyone,like Mexican Corner,Italian Dishes,but their's aren't awesome.it's like providing something better than nothing.take an example,their lamb leg is way overcooked and it's quite hard to chew.better than no lamb leg,but that lamb leg isn't the standard of anything considered as good enough.however,the scenery,the beach,the bungalow is good.they have buggy/electric golf cart,but they not maximize it for guest who stays in quite a distance from the reception

      Reviewed August 21, 2014
      8.3
      Excellent
      Sia from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      Over Water Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

      Nice, Peaceful, Relax and Enjoy Vacation”

      Clean, Spacious Room with Big Bathroom, Nice Balcony View.

      I have a pleasant stay with my families in Over Water Suite as I can view the sun rise from my balcony early in the morning. The room surrounding is very quiet and relax. Water is clear enough for me to watch some of the beautiful fishes around the suite. Although the resort was fully occupied but everywhere seems to be not crowded at all. The air here is cooling in the evening, it makes the environment more relax and calm. The only concern is that the resort here did not have a good and nice sandy beach. We need to wear along our slippers or shoes at all times because of this as our feet easily get injured by those reef and death corals along the beach. So sad to see this in a famous place called Maldives.

      Reviewed September 01, 2013
      8.3
      Excellent
      Kia from Singapore
      Couple
      Beach Bungalow
      Stayed 4 nights in July 2013

      Simple relaxed holiday, service was great.”

      Service was amazing, Food was specially prepared as we were vegetarians and it was amazing food. nice walks by the sea stills.

      Stay was good, we were really pleased with some of the staff. Front office Akmed, the guy with the black rimmed glasses, he was very accommodating and had an infectious great attitude. A future potential manager. Hotel was very flexible in making adjustments for us all due to also a very good assistant manager Sean/Shawn. also not to forget the 2 great chefs (Dominic & Pan) who went to great lengths to ensure our meals were made according to our needs as we were vegetarians. I suppose this place is a surfers paradise. The reef is dead however we did see a great variety of fishes, stingrays, small little sharks. From the moment we arrived, everything was very well organised till the day we left. Well done to the great crew at the hotel.

      Reviewed July 25, 2013
      8.0
      Excellent
      ALFRED from Malta
      Couple
      Over Water Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

      Good relaxing hotel”

      Very friendly staff, good food, reasonably priced wine plus a great pasta chef who makes a killer Bolognese sauce.

      Over all we enjoyed our stay in the over water suite. Room is good but needs a bit of work especially on the upkeep of the wooden outside deck. Good selection of tv channels from all over the world. There is only one place where you can use the Internet and that is in the surfers bar which is usually very noisy with music and the strong sound of the waves. This made it impossible to Skype our family. In this day and age we would expect to have wifi in our room especially for the price we paid.

      Reviewed May 06, 2012
      8.0
      Excellent
      ken from Malaysia
      Couple
      Water Front Bungalow
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2010

      Great resort with bit of everything”

      Great over the water bungalows at reasonable price. Short boat ride from Male city. Great beach for snorkerling
      Staffs should have explained what is half board means. Right side of beach is quite dirty

      A fantastic resort with accommodation for all. From expensive over the water to beach houses. Great beach with snorkerling. Check in staff should have explained what is half board means as we had no idea booking through Agoda and nearly pay for all our breakfast & dinner which is included under "half board". Overall great resort which we got engaged here.

      Reviewed January 08, 2011
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Marius from Lithuania
      Group
      Over Water Suite
      Stayed 6 nights in December 2018

      Amaizing resort. Would definitely reccomend!”

      Amaizing resort! We stayed in overwater suite and marine life is just fantastic. We saw sharks, crabs, many spiecies of sting rays, turtles, cuttlefishes, not to mention countless colourful fish. Everytime you go to your suite you see something new swimming in the water. Staff is extremely friendly and attentive. Food was excellent, there were loads of options for vegetarians.

      Reviewed December 20, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Verra from Indonesia
      Couple
      Water Front Bungalow
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

      Water Bungalow is great”

      We go to maldives for honeymoon and stay at water bungalow for 2 days. Room is clean, they have restaurant based on the room class. For water bungalow, the restaurant is Makana. They have so many menu and delicious ( you must buy all inclusives because price for food so pricey if you buy alacarte).Facilities this resort clasified to standard, they have gym ( only some equipment), outdoor swimming pool, badminton & tennis court. For picking up they have boat to transfer you from/to the airport. The staffs so friendly and helping.

      Reviewed November 09, 2018

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Thank you very much for the time taken sharing your feedback,we are delighted to receive your comments.Both areas of improvement and appreciation is valued for our future growth.We hope you'll think of staying with us again perhaps after the refurbishment at Dhonveli. Have a pleasant day ahead!

      Responded December 03, 2018
      Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Renee from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Water Front Bungalow
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

      Exceptional”

      Would highly recommend the over water bungalows! Initial transfer over was a bit late but the return was spot on. Staff are lovely... Food was great... Band Saturday night was AMAZING! Thoroughly enjoyed it overall

      Reviewed September 25, 2018

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Thank you very much for the time taken sharing your 10 star rating.We are overwhelmed to hear such positivity.More than anything else your recommendation is appreciated. We really hope to see you back soon. Have a pleasant day ahead!

      Responded December 03, 2018
      Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
      10.0
      Exceptional
      James from Philippines
      Couple
      Water Front Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      Excellent”

      One of the best hotel in Maldives. We’ll be back here. Friendly staff, delicious food, unlimited drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic). I enjoyed our stay here, seriously.

      Reviewed November 18, 2018

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Thank you very much for the time taken sharing your positive review.We are truly pleased to hear you've had a great time.We will share this kind words to the team. Have a pleasant day ahead!

      Responded December 03, 2018
      Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
      6.0
      Yi from Taiwan
      Couple
      Duplex Garden Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018

      Above average”

      I don't think the service was good enough...The room staff didn't help to move my luggage to another room on the time we deal and lost my sandals... Actually, we had an great time there...The buffet was great and table service was good. Living in water bungalow, we saw many reef shark, octopus and various fishes nearby.

      Reviewed April 19, 2018

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Thank you very much for the time taken sharing your feedback and observations.We are sad to hear we fail to delight you during the experience.We hope you would have shared the experience while at Dhonveli giving us an opportunity to WOW you.However,rest assured this has been taken positively and will be looked into.Nonetheless,we hope you would consider staying with us again if not at Dhonveli at other Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts mending the impression you have with us. Have a pleasant day ahead!

      Responded December 03, 2018
      Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
      9.6
      Exceptional
      norhidayu from Singapore
      Couple
      Over Water Suite
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

      worth the money”

      affordable island resort. the newly renovated overwater suites is worth the money..as far as the garden or water or beach bungalows..need some work on the interior...parties here are great..but service staff slow on service..kitchen crew are spontaneous

      Reviewed December 29, 2017
      8.8
      Excellent
      Luigi from Philippines
      Family with teens
      Water Front Bungalow
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

      Amazing experience with very hospitable staff”

      This was easily the most memorable vacation I've ever had. First of, the location was spectacular; it was practically isolated from all other islands. Plus, it was only a 30-minute speedboat trip from the airport and the city of Male, making it very accessible for travelers. Secondly, the water front bungalow was worth every single penny. The room had its own jacuzzi and balcony overlooking the peaceful ocean. It had stairs leading down to the water straight from the balcony. Quick snorkeling trips were so easy. Lastly, the staff were so accommodating. On the first night, they couldn't give us the water front bungalow because maintenance hadn't cleared it yet. They gave us a beach front bungalow for the night (which had its own appeal). In return, the staff upgraded our trip to include free breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus, they even included a free spa treatment and free excursions to make up for the blunder. I honestly didn't even notice that the experience was lacking. The language barrier might be a bit irritating but overall, the staff were courteous and hospitable. They responded to even tiny requests. Overall, Cinnamon Dhonveli gave up an experience worth remembering and coming back to.

      Reviewed April 15, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Seshagirirao from India
      Couple
      Water Front Bungalow
      Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

      Perfect Honeymoon Experience”

      We had chosen this resort based on reviews and it was exactly what we expected. We had amazing time at the beach. We did snorkelling which was a lifetime experience. The water villa was perfectly cozy and private. But the water had high currents which prevented us from going into it although the beach was absolutely tranquil. Food is something worth mentioning. Such wide spread of cuisines and so delicious that you will end up eating more. Taking full board is a wise option. So if you're looking for something really peaceful and relaxing then this is the place you should go for.

      Reviewed October 26, 2016
      6.4
      Good
      HsinYun from New Zealand
      Couple
      Water Front Bungalow
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

      Honeymoon stay”

      My husband and I spent our honeymoon in this resort and we're pleased with our stay at the water bungalows. We received a complimentary bottle of wine and romantic room decorations upon arrival. The facilities in the resort were good but the public toilets in the beach & reception areas were not clean. The quality of meal on this resort could be improved.

      Reviewed August 28, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Susan from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Duplex Garden Bungalow
      Stayed 5 nights in July 2016

      Wonderful stay”

      Fabulous resort everything was perfect for the whole of my stay. Excellent food, friendly and helpful staff, room was clean and spacious with an excellent view and very private. I would definitely come back again

      Reviewed July 09, 2016
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