Maakanaa Lodge
Maakanaa Lodge
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8.0
Very good

"Nice and clean room, decent breakfast, transport to airport..."

Lai

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March 12, 2018

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What guests are saying:
Owner very humble. Pick up service very good only 10-15 minutes to airport
Linda from Indonesia
Couple
This is our second time coming for a night before going to other resort. Same as last time, very nice staff and house host. PS remember bring your own toothbrush.
Sharon from Hong Kong
Couple
Love the host and clean room! Recommended
May from Singapore
Family with teens
We stayed here before connecting to another island resort. Pick up from airport about 20 minutes away. Very clean, easy and homely feel, friendly and helpful owners who shared advice and tips about getting around in Maldives. Overall a pleasant and comfortable stay.
Gwan from Singapore
Family with teens
Great little stay at the Maakaanaa. Service you'd expect from a five star hotel, rooms a neat as a pin and walking distance to heaps of restaurants. Really enjoyed our stay.
Rhys from Australia
Couple
Nicely designed room, comfy bed, cold aircon. Very clean. Simple but delicious and filling breakfast. Staff and management were warm and welcoming. Highly recommend! I don't think you can find any better in Hulhamale!
Katrina from Australia
Couple
The hosts were really friendly so you get this mom and pop bed and breakfast sort of vibe. Clean room and great location for transit travellers. Highly recommended.
christopher from Philippines
Couple
Exceptional
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9.2
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10
Exceptional service
9.7
Recommended by 100% of guests
Value for money9.3
Distance to city center9 km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
Distance to airport3.6 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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9.6
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
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Deluxe Double
Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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  • 1 queen bed
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What people love about the property

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Very satisfied and highly recommended."

    Gerard

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    February 5, 2016

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "Shaheen is an excellent host, ensuring you have a great stay."

    Sally

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    April 18, 2017

  • 8.4
    Excellent

    "We enjoyed the owner hosting. excellent service"

    Lena C.

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    March 1, 2018

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8.8
Excellent

"Love the host and clean room!"

May Y.

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March 24, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional

"Room and bathroom were clean and spacious!"

Phua

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April 18, 2016

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9.2
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.6
Facilities8.6
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality9.6
Service9.7
Value for money9.3
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9.6
Exceptional
Xinyi from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in January 2019
Excellent location”
This place is awesome, complimentary airport transfers and very clean rooms. Doesn’t even feels like a lodge, maybe a beach chalet . Breakfast are not included in some bookings, you can additionally add them on when you check in. Checking in was a breeze as well. Friendly staffs.
Reviewed January 17, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Philip from Philippines
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2018
Hospitable people”
I love this family-run lodge. The owners and staff are kind and patient. The room is clean and spacious enough. Wifi-internet connection is good too. I love the food and the land transfer service. Well-recommended!
Reviewed November 04, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Lok from Hong Kong
Group
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2018
Staff was very helpful and friendly, fast WiFi ”
All staff were in general friendly. The lady in charge especially was very helpful. However I’ve only received their reply regarding airport pickup after 2months from my first message, right before my trip so I would appreciate if they would have reply me earlier to ease my concern. As my resort had contacted them, they had passed me all the info I needed for the flight to the resort and arranged drop off accordingly, which makes the transfer smoothly. WiFi was strong and fast.
Reviewed October 30, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Azian from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in January 2019
Clean room and lovely host”
Will definitely stay here when I'm back in Maldives : )
Reviewed January 10, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Terence from Hong Kong
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2018
Very clean property. Rooms and bathrooms are of reasonable size. Value for money.”
A very good quality hotel for a one night stay. You would be charged a USD5 per person per ride for airport pick-up and drop-off (we think this price is very reasonable). The owners of the property would liaise with the resort in advance to ensure smooth transition to your resort in the morning. Room is modern and clean. Hot water supply is stable. Bathrooms are of reasonable size so OK for a comfortable shower. All basic amenities are provided. Would highly recommend this property.
Reviewed November 15, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Maria from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in January 2018
Wonderful overnight stay”
Our flight arrived late at night. The service they have from airport transfer, checking in and out, the seaplane confirmation, etc are amazing, They will really take care of you. Staying here feels like home. The place is very well kept. Smells good. They have spacious room, big bathrooms, very clean too, and comfortable bed. This place is perfect. Wish to have stayed longer, there is always a next time.
Reviewed February 21, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Laarni from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Exceptional”
Even though we stayed here for one night, I could say that I enjoyed my stay here. The owners are personally managing the property. They arranged seamlessly our seaplane transfers. I felt so welcomed and felt genuince care when they arranged the transfers for us. They also give free airport transfers which is a plus. Lastly, we had a wonderful breakfast! The food didn’t look enticing but upon tasting, my God, I was in for a treat! The breakfast was healthy but very satisfying and so filling! I told my husband that we should have more breakfasts like the one we had at Maakanaa Lodge. Should I come back in Maldives, will definitely stay here if I need a transit hotel. 😊
Reviewed February 10, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Xing from China
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in September 2018
Perfect overnight stay near airport ”
Hotel is on the same island as the airport, just a short drive. Flawless airport transfer to and from the hotel. Friendly and helpful staff, who called to confirm with our resort for next day’s seaplane transfer even before we checked in. Extremely clean room. Perfect overnight stay before going to your dream resort.
Reviewed October 01, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Daphne from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in September 2018
Would recommend this hotel for sure!”
I booked this accommodation based on the amazing review mark that this place has obtained. Having stayed there myself, I understand now why it has such high rating. The service and response time was fantastic, the room was clean and spacious. The only one thing that I did not find in the room was a hairdryer (but still, I did not make a query at the reception - had I done so, I would probably have gotten one).
Reviewed September 19, 2018
Dear Daphne. Thank you for staying at Maakanaa Lodge. We are glad your expectations were met and you were happy with your stay. And you are right about the hairdryer, wish you had asked! There is a hairdryer in each room, inside the drawer in the wardrobe. Hope you will visit us again. Kind regards Habeeb & Shaheen
Responded September 22, 2018
Maakanaa Lodge
9.6
Exceptional
Richard from Australia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in September 2018
Fantastic transit accommodation - extremely helpful hosts - thoroughly recommended”
I stayed overnight at Haakanaa Lodge before joining a diving liveaboard adventure. Haakanaa Lodge was perfect for this and for others in transit to an island. Shaheen and Habeeb are the extremely friendly hosts and all their staff are equally helpful and friendly. Complimentary airport pickup and drop-off is offered and this was timely. My room was a good size and was very clean and well maintained, as were the other Lodge facilities I saw. It is true that there is a lot of construction on Hulhumale and another building is being built nearby (as at Sept 2018) but construction stops at night so I still slept well, my bed was very comfortable. The Lodge also has a bike they allow guests to use for free, which I did to explore the island. I would also recommend getting the breakfast when booking or USD 10 p/p on arrival. The breakfast was more than sufficient and also included eggs cooked to order - also try the local tuna dish. I thoroughly recommend Haakanaa Lodge for transit stopovers.
Reviewed September 16, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
chin from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in December 2018
Highly recommended! ”
The room is very clean and new. Very comfortable to stay. Staffs are helpful. Airport transfer arranged as per request. No complaints. Highly recommend.
Reviewed December 19, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Justin from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2018
Only the best in hulhumale”
Already been my 5th visit (3 times in 1 year) Will be coming back soon. Can't go wrong with the hotel. Perfect in every way.
Reviewed November 27, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Victor from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2018
Very friendly hosts (highly recommended)”
The whole experience is seamless from fetching us from the airport, check-in, and sending us back to the jetty for our departure to the resort.
Reviewed November 13, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Yong from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in September 2018
Staying here if you arrive late to the airport”
location very near to the airport, free pick up! The room is clean and tidy, the bed is so comfort. the only downside is the breakfast has only limited of choices
Reviewed October 24, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Tsz from Hong Kong
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in December 2017
Value for $”
Free transfer from airport, easy car access without getting across the island. Hotel is clean and spacious. Friendly and helpful staff, the only issue - shower has to be quick, hot water runs out real fast.
Reviewed December 20, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
christopher from United States
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2017
Simply the best”
Let me tell you that at first, i was a bit unsure on whether to book a "lodge" but i did anyway based on the reviews and boy was i glad i did. Shaheen and her husband are the most gracious, helpful, and courteous hosts i've ever encountered. We stayed at 2 different 5-star resorts in Maldives and chose Maakanaa Lodge to be our transit hotel on the way back to L.A. and their service is second to none (better than the 5 star resorts). The room was immaculately clean, air-con is nice and quiet, modern ammenities in the room, transport service was on time. Shaheen even gave me updates about my flight. I asked Shaheen what I needed to buy and she told me where to go step by step. Staff just went out of their way to make our stay very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this lodge. When you are in Male or Hulhumale, look no further, Maakanaa lodge is the place to be!!!!! Thank you Shaheen and hubby!!!!
Reviewed October 22, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Kenneth from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in August 2017
Super friendly helpful and wonderful hotel”
Just for a night before seaplane flight. The experience was absolutely wonderful. Splendidly friendly people. Helpful in anyway one can ever imagine. Hotel was splendidly clean and well furnished. Really pleasant. Thank you so much for accommodating us.
Reviewed August 07, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Seik from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in March 2017
Clean and nice ”
Stayed for a night upon arrival and this hotel took me by surprise, its very warm and cozy, the staffs are friendly and rooms are clean. The most important thing is i feel safe staying in this hotel.
Reviewed July 17, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Attanee from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in April 2017
Perfect place to stay for late arrival flight”
We had a late flight and must wait til morning to catch the seaplane to our 5 stars resort. The hotel was very helpful they even contact us asking why the resort has not let them know the morning seaplane schedule (no idea why the resort fail to do this but good thing Maakanaa did not forget about us!) Everything was smooth from picking us up from airport to dropping us off in the morning. Breakfast was good and filing. They offer to make us some fried eggs right the way when they saw us looking at hard boil eggs with hesitation (we don't usually have hard boil eggs for breakfast). The room was very new and very clean. For the price you pay, it's totally is a perfect solution for the late night flight.
Reviewed April 19, 2017
8.8
Excellent
eden from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2017
Personalize, Value for money facilities and service”
The linens and the room is quite spacious and the facility is well maintain and very clean. Breakfast though few choices but it was good. Very personalize service which are provided by no less than the owners.
Reviewed February 18, 2017
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