"Helpful and friendly staff."
March 1, 2018
250 meters to public transportation
Free airport transfer
480 meters to the beach
|Value for money||6.5|
|Distance to city center||0.2 km|
|Nearest airport||Malé International Airport (MLE)|
|Distance to airport||1.8 km|
"Very friendly and helpful staffs, they share a lot of information to us."
January 31, 2017
"Good for 1 night before resort"
February 21, 2016
"A/C good, and room quiet."
March 1, 2018
Ideal for fun and relaxation, Kaani Lodge is located in the Male City area of Male City and Airport. The excitement of the city center is only 0.2 km away. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as ADK Private Hospital, People's Majlis (The Parliament), Mulee-Aage (President’s Palace).
Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Kaani Lodge is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service.
All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Male City and Airport, make Kaani Lodge your home away from home.
"Good for staying overnight while waiting for transport to yo..."
December 9, 2016
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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I shall return there”
I'll start with what I liked; the room was neat, with a water heater in the shower, and the staff offered good service, and free continental breakfast. On the other hand, there was no decoder in the room so I couldn't watch TV conveniently and the rate was on the high side.
Good location and customer service”
Very friendly and helpful staffs, they share a lot of information to us. Walking distance from airport jetty with the ferry fare priced at USD1 only. Recommended if you are to transit from or to Airport.
the facility does not even qualify for even 1 star in my opinion. room is small,stuffy no even a small table n chair ..... got to eat breakfast (basic continental) on the bed. the cab driver dont even know where the hotel is..... no wonder ..... the entrance is somewhere along a dead lane.... however the staff is quite helpful for waiting for us at the junction lane due the cab got no access to the hotel.
You get what you paid for”
Positive: - Near the ferry terminal - Receptionist is accomodating - Value for money is excellent Negative: - hard to find since it is not along the main road - room is quite old and need some repairs - feels like you're in a box while inside the room - not so spacious
very basic lodgings. Staff were friendly but lacked basic customer service skills such as basic communication. no blanket, no lift, no toiletries in bathroom and generally not great. spend a little more elsewhere to have a much nicer experience
good for transit hotel”
- its a budget hotel but expensive for a night stay - staff was very helpful , he gets my 5 star! - breakfast was ok, but drinks was too sweet. - room itself was ok, aircond worked well, but the comforter smells like it was not washed though. -toilet was totally out
Central location. ”
Close to jetty. Room is run down. Shower didn't drain well. Dirty bedsheet. Stayed two nights but no room service to clean the room (maybe due to it's a lodge?). Towels were provided but not other toiletries. No kettle in room but staff was very friendly and helpful to provide us with hot water in a thermal. Very basic breakfast but fresh from the kitchen.
Best choice for a one-night stay hotel”
Very convenient location, take a ferry from the airport, and the hotel is 5 mins walk from the ferry, very easy to find. Comfortable, quite, clean room. Friendly staff and nice breakfast. It's the best choice to stay in Male for one night before going to the island. But it will be better if they can provide wifi in the room.
never come back! worse!! want my money back”
For one last good point to mention about, that they help to take care of your luggage to enjoy town walk , however, for this price is never worthwhile. Room is not so clean. Dust are around. We cant have an even warm shower since the machine has been broken down. Staff returned with – sorry, we will call technician tomorrow (yet we are leaving tomorrow). Broken wardrobe, old shabby blankets, in sum, we do not enjoy the stay in this place. Be fair, the most enjoyable moment is the breakfast time, while you can go up to the rooftop to have a city view. Don’t expect too much for your breakfast – toast, butter, jam, sausage, egg, juice, that’s all. Service is just basic, without efficiency. If we were there again for only staying a night, airport hotels will be a better choice. Comments are not as good as mentioned from the review.
A night stay is ok”
Overall the room was just OK for a night stay before we depart to our resort for the next day. It was a walking distance from the ferry jetty. I lost my way but a kind local maldivian man took us to the lodge when we were supposed to turn in left to the Jade Bistro. Walk all the way straight from Jade Bistro (it is located in those back alley which was dark & looked dangerous to us if we were on a big city) but this kind man took us to the lodge so I felt safe a little. the Kaani Lodge is on your right. When we arrived, the kind staff at the receptionist gave us 2 bottles mineral water and ask us go to rest in our room while a staff brought our large luggage up to the first floor (thank God it's only 1st floor). You can access to the wifi on 1st floor. Morning breakfast was fair we have egg, sausage and toast with orange juice. Although the linen was slightly soiled, I just cover it with towel to avoid any scene as I was already tired. Overall, a night stay would be OK. Bring your own shampoo, body shampoo etc and towel (I used my own towel as I dare not use towels used by many people considering I'm from the healthcare industry where hygiene is still a concern for me. Overall it is OK
Just average hotel, but there is nothing much to complain about as this just a transit hotel before go to island. Still need to improve on the cleanest, Wi-Fi only available in the lobby and is not so convenience. Only thing that i like for this hotel is the location as it just walking distance from boat ride.
Great place to stay for few nights”
Room is not big, but clean & comfortable. We spent there just one night before going to resort. Breakfast on the roof is great and tasty. What is a big advantage - it is located just 4-5 minutes walk from ferry.
Good for overnight stay”
We stayed at Kaani Lodge for 1 night before we can catch our sea-plane the next morning. This place is located near to the jetty and it would only take about 10 minutes by walking from the jetty. You have to turn right once you are out from the jetty. Walk along the beach and turn left at Jade Briston. Then just go straight and you can see Kaani Lodge on your right. Don't forget to bring your own towel, toothbrush & toothpaste. They provide breakfast as well-bread,egg,sausage and juice. We chose this hotel as it was the cheapest. For me, this hotel if fine since we just need a place for overnight. They have all the basic things u need.
Great location for short stay”
We arrived Male International Airport at 10pm, decided to overnight at Male city hotel before the transfer to island resort the next day morning. We took airport ferry to Male city, cost US$1 or Ruffiya 10 per person. It's easy to locate Kaani Lodge, just go straight along the sea until you see Jade Biston your left. Turn into the alley on your left and go straight. You'll see Maldives Islamic Bank on your left, go straight and you'll find Kaani Lodge in a narrow alley in front. Make sure to print the location map for direction. We were given a room on 4th floor, no elevator so walked all the way up. It's a very basic room with attached washroom. We had complimentary breakfast at the roof top. Simple breakfast which comes with toast, eggs, sausages, coffee/tea & fruit juice.
main location and small rooms but helping staff”
the hotel location is good but not much attrative. the lady manager of the hotel is not helpful but the staff of the hotel are very helpful and service minded. for the money paid, it is not much worthful. i never try this hotel for the next time. the lady manager is very moody.
Superb staff who went out of his way to help”
Best customer service we experienced during our stay in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. We were very impressed with Imran, the hotel's cook/receptionist/bellboy. He gave us lots of wonderful tips and advice on shopping and sightseeing in Male/Maldives, and even went out of his way to "save" us from being conned by touts. The hotel room was neat and tidy, and we were allowed to leave our bags with the hotel for an extra day. Great experience~
Good place to stay before shooting off to islands ”
My stay was cool, arrived checked in and it was already late so got some recommendations as to where to eat. Staff are nice and helpful :) I had a good to E and would definitely return. Good location to airport jetty, just 5 mins walk and close to artificial beah where you can take a dip and watch planes land and depart! Stay here when ur in male, they have reasonable rates. After returning to male and waiting 5h for my flight I went there to see if I could drop my bags off and go shopping. No problem at all. They turned the aircon for me in the lobby let me use the wifi and store my bags. Sheriff especially is a great and friendly guy! Thank you :)
Great location but not easy to locate”
basic room. friendly hotel staffs. free internet and breakfast..easy access from jetty(once figure out the location) but there is no lift/elevator to get up to 5th floor for breakfast..so got to exercise before eating..
good bargain hotel!”
so this is a simple hotel. but it also has a simple price - at under i had my own room, aircon, television with a couple of movie chanels, ensuite and breakfast. seriously - why wouldnt you stay? i met a person who didnt want the hassle of going to the mainland for the night as they were taking a boat the next morning so they stayed at the 'airport hotel' and paid close to.. its a no brainer for me. it was an easy right, left, left, right turn from the ferry and i was at the door in under 6 minutes. of course i did have to pay a whole dollar for the ferry..
for a transit stay going to the resort in maldives, the hotel is just fine. with clean small rooms. difficult to ask front desk (receptionist) on where to go around male as he doesn't understand or speak english.