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8.3
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8.1
Excellent
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Excellent location
  • Sultan Park and Museum70 m
  • Water World80 m
  • Dive Shop80 m
  • Sultan’s Point90 m
  • National Museum120 m
  • Medica Hospital130 m
  • Chandhanee Magu Street150 m
  • Islamic Center160 m
  • Jumhooree Maidan160 m
  • Theemuge160 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    The Somerset Hotel

    Keneree Magu , Male, Male City, Male City and Airport, Maldives, 200191 - See map
    Fantastic breakfast
    93% positive mentions
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 90% of guests
    • 890 meters to public transportation

    • Free airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

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    Cleanliness score
    8.8/10
    Room comfort score
    8.6/10
    Overall score
    8.3/10
    Service score
    8.8/10
    Better than
    97
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    Better than
    97
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    Better than
    96
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    of Male City and Airport properties
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    95
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    Value for money8.0
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
    Distance to airport2.3 km

    Rooms available at The Somerset Hotel

    8.6
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Business Deluxe Suite
    Business Deluxe Suite
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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    Executive Superior Room
    Executive Superior Room
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Superior Room - Free Airport Transfer
    Superior Room - Free Airport Transfer
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Business Deluxe Suite with Free Return Airport Transfer
    Business Deluxe Suite with Free Return Airport Transfer
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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      Super King
      Super King
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      Run of House
      Run of House
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      DOUBLE SUPER KING - ROOM ONLY
      DOUBLE SUPER KING - ROOM ONLY
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      Superior Single Room King Bed
      Superior Single Room King Bed
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        Deluxe Suite
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          8.3
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          10
          Cleanliness8.8
          Facilities7.9
          Location8.1
          Room comfort and quality8.6
          Service8.8
          Value for money8.0
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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Sudhir from India
          Business traveler
          Business Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 1 night in June 2019

          Very Nice”

          very nice property

          Reviewed July 11, 2019

          Dear Sudhir, Thank you for the lovely comment, hope you enjoyed the vacation in Maldives and THE SOMERSET HOTEL. With regards from The Somerset Team.

          Responded July 19, 2019
          The Somerset Hotel
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Peggy from Hong Kong
          Family with teens
          Business Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

          The staff is the focal point of our stay. They are friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating.”

          The hotel is small, it’s not a b&b, or a guest house. it’s a proper hotel, with all its facilities, and it’s in the middle of the city. Getting there, don’t expect to have a beautiful view as you will be disappointed, bec Mali is a city and it’s small. As I said, the Hotel is located in the middle of it. However, the location is perfect, it’s only a 3 min walk to the jetty. The museum is also right across the hotel, there are shops for souvenirs ( very ridiculously expensive) around.the ferry to the airport is just 5 minutes away, but the hotel provides transport, so no worries. With the price we paid for 4 nights, it’s worth what we paid for because we were also given a big room. We are a party of three, 2 rooms with a dining table. What’s amazing to me too is that on the day of our departure, ( our flight leaves in the evening, around 10pm, check out is at 12pm), we were given a freshen up room when we came back to the hotel at 6pm. We checked out early, left our baggage in the front desk then went to a day trip to finulho, a club med island 40 mins away. The hotel provided us with a room for a few hours to freshen up till it was time to go to the airport. That’s service for me! To add on, the food was great! Breakfast was provided,western and local dish was in the buffet, room service menu was diverse , the taste is very good, and the price is reasonable. Our experience with this hotel is superb! I will recommend this to anyone who are in a budget, who doesn’t want to be stuck on an island or resort, ( which is expensive) , and sometimes if you pick a resort that you are disappointed with you’ll have no choice. Speedboats transfers are expensive too. Those who doesn’t want to stay in a guest house, and prefer a proper hotel, in a budget, and lastly, who like us went out to different islands for day trips, came back to the hotel and have a relaxing and good dinner in the room., this is the place for you.

          Reviewed January 17, 2019

          Dear Peggy, We appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel. We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can. Our location is definitely one of the things we are very proud of about our hotel. We are so lucky to have a property in the heart of Male’ City and a very strategic location that brings our guests just a few steps away from must-see attractions and modern-day conveniences. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards Ahmed Ameen Senior Guest Relation Officer

          Responded February 10, 2019
          The Somerset Hotel
          7.6
          Very good
          Karen from Cambodia
          Couple
          Business Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

          Another great stay”

          Our go to hotel in Male’ . Central to the main areas and the museum ... clean and well maintained as well as good breakfast.

          Reviewed June 30, 2019

          Dear Karen, It brings us a lot of pride and joy to hear that you’re an avid fan of our hotel. We appreciate your business, loyalty and your trust. Don’t hesitate to call us if there’s anything we can help you with for your next trip. Best Regards Ahmed Ameen Senior Guest Relation Officer

          Responded July 05, 2019
          The Somerset Hotel
          8.0
          Excellent
          Karen from Cambodia
          Couple
          Business Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

          always good ”

          great property in the middle of Male' and incredibly well maintained and immaculatly clean. Food is good and by Male' hotel standards is great as well as being consistent. A real gem in the middle of a busy city. Only challenge is the access .... narrow street near a school so take the option of the airport transfer and the team will take the luggage separately for you

          Reviewed July 28, 2018

          Dear Ms. Karen, We take great appreciation for you taking the time to give us such a wonderful review and amazing comments about our hotel and restaurant. We are glad to hear that your stay was enjoyable. We hope to have met all your expectations and exceeded. It would be our great pleasure welcome you back. The Somerset Team.

          Responded July 28, 2018
          The Somerset Hotel
          8.0
          Excellent
          Ng from Malaysia
          Couple
          Superior Room - Free Airport Transfer
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018

          Good for transit if you want to visit Male for one day”

          If you plan to visit Male while need to transit to some beautiful island, I believe this is the suitable hotel. They arrange all the pick up to Male airport and then send you to hotel. This hotel located at the center of the city and you can easily walk around to visit Male city.

          Reviewed March 08, 2018

          Dear NG, It was an our great pleasure that you have satisfied our hospitality , We look forward to serve you again at The Somerset Hotel. The Somerset Team,

          Responded March 09, 2018
          The Somerset Hotel
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Fazilah from Singapore
          Couple
          Executive Superior Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2017

          A nice hotel”

          The room was like a suite with a small living room & a bedroom. There were 2 televisions, complete toiletries & even a coffee brewer. The food was good. The staff was friendly & helpful. We were given a late check out as our flight was at night. Only one disadvantage is they do not have their own transportation to transfer us to the hotel & ferry terminal. However, it is a good hotel & will stay there if we come back to Maldives again.

          Reviewed November 25, 2017

          Dear Fazilah, We extend our deepest gratitude for you taking the time to give us such a detailed feedback and wonderful review. We hope to have met your expectations and we are looking forward to welcoming you back. The Somerset Team.

          Responded November 25, 2017
          The Somerset Hotel
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Tan from Singapore
          Family with teens
          Business Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 1 night in November 2016

          Highly recommended ”

          I had a night with The Somerset Hotel and I would say my experience there was really good. From the pick up to check in, staff make sure that everything went smoothly and hassle free. I got a bigger room which has a living area and a room and unfortunately the air conditioning in the living area isn't working. It was about sleeping time then we realized this issue and called the reception immediately. Upon sending someone up, they gave us another alternative to change a room however we didn't wanted to go thru that hassle to pack and unpack our luggage again plus my mum was already asleep at that time. I'm really glad that they were very efficient when attending to us and repeatedly apologized for the problem. The hotel was really nice to allow us to check out later on our departure day as our flight is at night. P.s. I'm not someone who will review on every hotels I go this, but this encounter is by far one of the best. Keep it up!

          Reviewed November 09, 2016

          Dear Tan, Firstly, I would like to apologize for the inconvenience you faced due to the air condition problem. We have taken needful action to repair the air conditioner. Service is not our job, it is our pleasure. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and would be more than happy to welcome you back at our hotel. Once again thank you for taking your time to give us this wonderful review. The Somerset Team.

          Responded May 19, 2017
          The Somerset Hotel
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Paul from Malaysia
          Business traveler
          Executive Superior Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2015

          Perfection room, service, cleanliness”

          Staff service is excellent, room very very clean and good beds, Breakfast fantastic no wastage

          Will be definitely used the Somerset hotel again, Mr Ganesan and his staff, Ms Mahi, Ms Shima and the cafe staff is always very helpful and caring. Make the Somerset culture of serving above self and keep up the good work. Bravo and the housekeeping was there always in need of help.

          Reviewed November 11, 2015

          Dear Paul, Warm greetings and Sincere gratitude for your amazing review on our hotel rooms, foods & services.We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us we are looking forward for you next visit. Service is not our job it is our pleasure. The Somerset Team.

          Responded June 05, 2017
          The Somerset Hotel
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Nestor from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Business Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

          BEST STAFF”

          Staff, location and comfortable room

          It was one of the best hotel stay that I have experienced. The staff were so kind and accommodating from the airport transfer to the front desk as well as those working in the restaurant. Jailam was very helpful during our arrival at the airport. He facilitated everything making our transfer to the hotel smooth and pleasant. The staff in the restaurant namely Patrick and Michael provided us all the information we need during our tours in Centara as well as suggestions on where and what to do during our days of stay. Roadie our room attendant provided all the necessary things in our room and never ever forget to clean it everyday. Our trip to Maldives was simply amazing and fabulous! Thanks to the staff. We will surely be back again

          Reviewed November 10, 2015

          Dear Sir / Madame It was an our great pleasure that you have satisfied our hospitality , We look forward to serve you again at our property.

          Responded June 06, 2017
          The Somerset Hotel
          8.3
          Excellent
          Karen from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Business Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

          Best property in Male' ”

          cleanliness, attentive staff and great product

          We love this property, either for business or pleasure... rooms are spacious and immaculately clean and we have stayed in all different categories with this time in a suite. extremely well maintained, large by Male' standards, great amenities from slippers to nespresso machines - chargeable elsewhere in the city. This is undoubtedly the best hotel in Male' and believe me we have stayed in them all!

          Reviewed November 05, 2015

          Dear Karen, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. Service is not our job and its always our pleasure. looking forward to see again.

          Responded June 06, 2017
          The Somerset Hotel
          8.3
          Excellent
          Chee from Malaysia
          Couple
          Executive Superior Room
          Stayed 1 night in January 2015

          Good hotel, but as in Male - expensive”

          location, cleanliness, modern

          Generally a good (not great) quality hotel. The price as other similar hotels in Male, is expensive. Hotels is near the pier, at city center. Male is a small place, where it is walkable everywhere. And generally you can walk everywhere within Male, so although the location is near the harbor/pier, it does not really provide that great an advantage comparatively. However hotel is clean, and everything inside the room is working fine - would say met expectations for the price charged.

          Reviewed July 14, 2015

          Thank you for the lovely comment, hope you enjoyed the vacation in Maldives and THE SOMERSET HOTEL, with regards from The Somerset Team.

          Responded June 06, 2017
          The Somerset Hotel
          8.0
          Excellent
          Siew from Malaysia
          Group
          Business Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 1 night in May 2015

          Comfortable overnite stay at Somerset”

          1. Location 2. Clean n comfortable bed n room 3. Good spread of choices n fresh breakfast

          Our overnite stay is indeed comfortable and pleasant although it is quite pricy for just a stop over nite stay. Rooms are clean and comfortable, Friendly and helpful staff and good breakfast ! Complimentary transport arrangement to n from airport is Ok too !

          Reviewed May 19, 2015

          Dear Siew, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. Service is not our job and its always our pleasure. looking forward to see again.

          Responded June 07, 2017
          The Somerset Hotel
          8.7
          Excellent
          Lay from Malaysia
          Couple
          Superior Room - Free Airport Transfer
          Stayed 1 night in March 2015

          Good location”

          Location, price and convenience

          We enjoyed our overnight stay at The Somerset Hotel. The location is great and just a few minutes walk to the wet market, fish market and souvenir shops. We had buffet dinner - Sri Lankan food on Thu and we enjoyed very much. The staff are friendly and helpful. Will come back to Maldives again.

          Reviewed April 17, 2015

          Dear Lay, We appreciate your positive feedback on our hotel. We take pride in catering to our guest's needs the best way we can. If you are travelling to our area again, please do not hesitate to call us. The Somerset Team

          Responded June 09, 2017
          The Somerset Hotel
          8.3
          Excellent
          Bih from Malaysia
          Family with teens
          Business Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 1 night in December 2014

          Spacious clean room”

          Staff are friendly attentive and helpful

          We had to leave to airport at 7am but the breakfast time was from 730am. We thought we would leave without breakfast but surprisingly they pack the breakfast for us. We were impressed with their service

          Reviewed January 08, 2015

          Dear Bih, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. Service is not our job and its always our pleasure. looking forward to see again.

          Responded September 17, 2017
          The Somerset Hotel
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Chang from Singapore
          Family with young children
          Business Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 1 night in November 2014

          Service beyond our expectations”

          Staff, room and food

          The stay at The Somerset Hotel was great and is beyond my family expectations. We were transiting just a night at this hotel and never expect much from this hotel. The moment from the airport transfer to the check in were smooth and comfortable. We decide to try the only cafe in the hotel for lunch as after check in we were all very hungry. From there we, were introduce to tour that were affordable and the food were fantastic and value for money. The 'watch the dolphin and fishing tour' is a must to do. You will never regret it. To the f&b staff in Somerset hotel: you guys were great and keep up the good work!

          Reviewed November 15, 2014

          Dear Chang, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we are glad to hear that your stay was a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Somerset Hotel in the near future.

          Responded September 23, 2017
          The Somerset Hotel
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Sylvia from Indonesia
          Family with teens
          Business Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

          Clean, comfortable and value for money”

          Clean, comfortable room, convenient

          Our family of 4 stayed for 2 nights in the hotel. Everything is excellent and i really could not find any fault about the this hotel. The room is comfortable and big enough to accommodate 4 of us. Wifi is good and fast. Breakfast is also excellent. The staff is very friendly, attentive and efficient. Would definitely recommend this hotel when you are staying in Male. It is really value for money.

          Reviewed July 02, 2014

          Dear Sylvia, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. Service is not our job and its always our pleasure. looking forward to see again.

          Responded January 27, 2018
          The Somerset Hotel
          8.3
          Excellent
          Lai from Hong Kong
          Group
          Business Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 1 night in June 2014

          Restorative break from flying”

          Adjacent to airport, pro staff, spacious room

          Our third time in Maldives! We picked this hotel for its money value. Since we flew in around 9pm in Male and would be leaving the next morning, we are not picky with the first-night hotel. The reason we chose the Somerset is the space it provides for at a very reasonable price. We really appreciated the staff's assistance in liasing with our next hotel on the sea plane matter before we arrived in Male. Will no doubt stay at the same hotel and recommend it others.

          Reviewed June 06, 2014

          Dear Lai, It was an our great pleasure that you have satisfied our hospitality , We look forward to serve you again at The Somerset Hotel.

          Responded October 19, 2018
          The Somerset Hotel
          10.0
          Exceptional
          WENHAN from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Superior Room - Free Airport Transfer
          Stayed 1 night in May 2014

          Brand new sparkling hotel, good food, comfortable”

          Everything is new and clean. Great western,style semi,buffet. Free airport transfer (van and airport ferry incl).

          We emailed the hotel to arrange for someone to pick us up from the jetty 2 (where our other resort speedboat dropped us at). The reply was fast and we were greeted by an English,speaking staff not long after we arrived at the jetty. It was a good idea to be escorted because we may have got lost in the city trying to find the hotel (hidden in a small street 5 mins fr the jetty 2). The check in process was fast and smooth and we were shown our room. New, clean and tastefully furbished, we liked our room. The room has a small dining table and a Nescafe Nespresso machine. We were told coffee capsules and tea bags are free. 2 small mineral water bottles are also complimentary. There is an ipod dock radio as well. The toilet had sparkling new taps and shower heads. Toiletries such as toothbrush/toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, towels all included. The environment was quite quiet as our windows did not face traffic. Breakfast was western,style. It was a semi,buffet where u choose a breakfast main course such as sausage, scrambled eggs and hashbrown. The semi,buffet range included salads, yogurts, fruits, few types of bread and confectionaries, cream cheese and butter. TV channels are international. The quality was good and tasty. The only problem I encountered was they forgot to serve the hashbrowns. Check out was generally good as they gave us an instruction slip the night before. We just need to leave our luggage in our room and they will move it down to the reception for us. The only mistake they made was not checking whether we have paid our hotel stay because they issued us the hotel bill which confused us since we already paid. Overall an excellent hotel which I will return when I come again to Male in the future.

          Reviewed May 28, 2014

          Dear Wenhan, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very pleased to hear that we made your stay pleasant. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

          Responded October 19, 2018
          The Somerset Hotel
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Syed from Singapore
          Couple
          Superior Room - Free Airport Transfer
          Stayed 1 night in April 2014

          Nice, clean hotel. Friendly staff”

          Clean rooms. Friendly staff. Quiet place

          We were very pleased with the clean rooms. The staff are friendly and approachable. The breakfast was excellent. The staff at the restaurant ms shanika is friendly and very warm. I wish her all the best and thanks for the friendly service. The staff at the reception were all very friendly to us and tried their best to accomodate us. The airport transfer was prompt and efficient. The staff accompanied us till the check in and made sure all was in order. Thanks for the memorable stay in a Somerset Hotel and in Maldives. Will recommend this hotel.

          Reviewed May 10, 2014

          Dear Syed, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. Service is not our job and its always our pleasure. looking forward to see again.

          Responded October 19, 2018
          The Somerset Hotel
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Peter from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Superior Room - Free Airport Transfer
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

          Comfortable yet affordable stay”

          Brand new hotel, close to everything, airport transfer

          I spent two nights at The Somerset Hotel in between flights. As this was just after easter, none of the resort islands were within my budget, so The Somerset offered a nicely furnished and clean place to stay. The staff were very friendly and the airport transfer could not have been more easy (although there was a bit of confusion before I'd arrived, so I'd highly recommend confirming your arrival details directly with hotel a couple of days beforehand). As a point of comparison, I did check out the Hulhule Island Hotel (next to the airport) when I paid to use the pool there one afternoon and it felt a bit tired and worn down. I also enjoyed a great coffee in the lobby cafe of the Traders Hotel, which is upmarket and priced to match (I would have stayed here if it was within my budget).

          Reviewed April 29, 2014

          Dear Peter, We really appreciate your feed back about our property . Looking forward to see you again at The Somerset Hotel.

          Responded October 20, 2018
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