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7.9

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Very good location - 320 meters to the beach
Popular landmarks
People's Majlis (The Parliament) 380 m
Mulee-Aage (President’s Palace) 500 m
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) 510 m
Hukuru Miskiiy or Friday Mosque 520 m
Presidential Jetty 680 m
National Museum 710 m
Islamic Center 720 m
Sultan Park and Museum 770 m
Male Local Market 860 m
Hulhumale Island 4.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Maldives Islamic Bank 60 m
Hulhumale Bus Terminal 60 m
MTCC Ferry Ternminal 80 m
Bistro Jade 170 m
HSBC 180 m
Tip Top 210 m
Habib Bank 220 m
Majidhiyaa Parking 220 m
State Bank of India 240 m
ADK Parking 310 m
Mookai Hotel

"It's in a great location near cafes and restaurants."

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Mookai Hotel

2 Mangala, Henveiru, Male City, Male City and Airport, Maldives, 20012 - See map
  • 70 meters to public transportation

  • Free airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • 320 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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Value for money5.8
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
Distance to airport1.7 km

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                  Frequently asked questions

                  What time is check-in and check-out at Mookai Hotel?

                  Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

                  How do I get to Mookai Hotel?

                  Mookai Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind -- it's free! Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a complimentary ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Mookai Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel.

                  Is breakfast offered at Mookai Hotel?

                  Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Mookai Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 185 MVR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

                  What are my dining options at Mookai Hotel?

                  Mookai Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

                  What is the smoking policy at Mookai Hotel?

                  Mookai Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

                  What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Mookai Hotel?

                  Hulhumale Bus Terminal is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 60 m away from Mookai Hotel.

                  What restaurants are nearby Mookai Hotel?

                  Mookai Hotel is located in Male City, famous for good restaurants such as La'ban Diner, Sea House Maldives and Jade Bistro.

                  What are popular attractions near Mookai Hotel?

                  Guests at Mookai Hotel can easily visit Hukuru Miskiiy or Friday Mosque, National Museum and People's Majlis (The Parliament) located in the Male City area.

                  What popular beaches are close to Mookai Hotel?

                  Guests at Mookai Hotel can easily visit Artifical Beach, Raalhugandu and Rasfannu in the Male City area.

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                  What people love about Mookai Hotel

                  • 9.2

                    Exceptional
                    Location

                    "Near to the blue big mosque & artificial beach."

                    Noorazleni

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                    June 26, 2019

                  • 9.2

                    Exceptional
                    Staff 

                    "the stuff was very friendly and helpful"

                    Rodrigo

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                    February 8, 2020

                  • 9.6

                    Exceptional

                    "We would definitely stay here again!!"

                    Fady

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                    December 31, 2019

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                  Overall rating:

                  6.9

                  Good
                  623 reviews
                  Cleanliness
                  6.1
                  Facilities
                  5.6
                  Location
                  7.9
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                  What travelers say they love:
                  The room is big & the room will be cleaned everyday.
                  Noorazleni from Malaysia
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                  More about Mookai Hotel

                  More about Mookai Hotel

                  This international class hotel, situated in the city center, is located 15 minutes by boat from the Male International Airport. Mookai Hotel is a five-minute walk from the airport jetty overlooking the Indian Ocean. The hotel features numerous attractions including a rooftop pool, sauna, and gymnasium. Local attractions include gardens, museums, historic mosques, and the people. Guests may partake in snorkeling, scuba diving, volleyball, fishing, and catamaran sails. Guests can also enjoy tropical vegetation on the surrounding islands and coral reefs in the water encapsulating the resort. Patrons are invited to enjoy the on-site restaurant that serves local and international dishes in a stylish ambience. Mookai Hotel is perfect for travelers that want a central island location.

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                  25 mentions

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                  8 mentions

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                  9.6

                  Exceptional
                  Staff 

                  "The staff is very friendly and accommodating."

                  Fady

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                  December 31, 2019

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                  Restaurant
                  Cuisine:International
                  Menu:A-la-carte

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                  Cleanliness6.1
                  Facilities5.6
                  Location7.9
                  Room comfort and quality6.3
                  Service6.0
                  Value for money5.8
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                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Tom from Australia
                  Solo traveler
                  Superior
                  Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

                  Mookai Male central for Maldives”

                  Ocean & harbour view, rooftop swimming pool, location close to ferries & restaurants

                  I enjoyed my stay at Mookai primarily because of its ideal location next to ferry terminal for airport Island & other Islands + diving excursions as well as near excellent cafes & restaurants. Also, had nice harbour & sea view from room & from balcony. Also, hotel had small but effective rooftop pool with excellent views to artificial beach in Male, etc. the room was large & comfortable with ensuite & various English channels on the TV eg Oz Tennis grand slam. Facilities were overall very good except for limited supple of toiletries. I was disappointed hotel did not provide breakfast but it did give me the opportunity to partake of the excellent buffet brekky for only 120 RF at the Sea House restaurant w/splendid views of the harbour & sea & other Islands incl Hulhule w/international airport. One of the few Internet cafes is near the hotel & surprisingly inexpensive. Friendly hotel staff helped me locate the cafe.

                  Reviewed January 29, 2014

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                  7.3
                  Very good
                  Chong from Australia
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2010

                  Basic hotel but great for stopover”

                  Very convenient location, safe & clean
                  Amenities are showing age

                  Mookai Hotel is recommended for a short overnight stay. Customer service is well delivered overall. Before our trip, we had prompt response to our enquiries and requests via email, and transfers were eventually carried out responsibly as arranged, no issues like hidden charges at all. Our hotel-organized transfer also used the public ferries, but you get guided and help with baggage, which was useful if arriving on your own for the 1st night. I am not sure if this is the case if the resort instead had organized the overnight accommodation in Male. Hotel wise, it is a small hotel, a 10-storey block, but the rooms are clean, though small. In our room, the double bed is made with 2 combined singles, but its no big deal. For just a night's sleep, it is very sufficient.

                  Reviewed December 20, 2010

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                  7.7
                  Very good
                  sameer from India
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 2 nights in December 2010

                  Mookai - Great Location but small room”

                  Best Location
                  small room, small washroom/toilet

                  I wanted to see the city and hence stayed at Mookai Hotel for 2 days. The hotel is very close to the airport jetty, about steps away, one can easily walk down the road with his luggage. The only issue is that the rooms are small and their washrooms as well. I guess its a good deal if you get it for about. I paid about which I feel is a little higher compared to the size of accomodation. Room service - no problem.

                  Reviewed December 14, 2010

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                  5.3
                  Jeremy from United States
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in June 2010

                  Mookai Hotel - Budget hotel in Male, Maldives”

                  Location
                  Value for Price

                  If you take any of the major international flights into Male Airport in Maldives you will have to spend one night in Male (the City) since none of the hotel resorts, liveaboards, or air taxi (seaplanes) operate during the night hours. Perhaps the best place to stay in Male if you're looking for a relatively inexpensive hotel is Mookai Hotel. I say "relatively" because the cheapesst 'decent' hotel in Male will set you back approx $100 USD / night. Mookai hotel fits this budget. Don't expect much. Rooms are small but clean for the most part. The bathrooms are small but clean - and very simple. Toilet, sink, and stand-up shower with towels. For $100 USD / night you get no toiletries. No shampoo or shower gel - just a tiny bar of soap. The air-con does work but is very noisy. The rooms are just set up for you to spend one night and leave. It would be difficult to spend more than a couple nights here. The location is as convenient as you can get for Male...not even a 5 minute walk from the airport boat dock/jetty to the hotel front door. Other than that, there's not much to do around the area. Kam Hotel works in conjunction with Mookai and has a restaurant. It's literally right across the street doorstep from Mookai. But better to walk back to the jetty and have lunch/breakfast at the Sea House cafe/restaurant upstairs. Nice small atmosphere. Serves decent food at moderate prices. Both hangout for locals and tourists. Conclusion: The hotel is below average for the price you would pay anywhere else - but for a transit hotel in Male before you start your REAL holiday (And spend 4x the amount for your resort hotel) Mookai hotel pretty much is your best budget bet. There are a few dodgier ones around but avoid them. Stay at Mookai and at least you'll get a decent night's rest.

                  Reviewed June 28, 2010

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                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  Fady from Canada
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2019

                  Great stay in Male”

                  This hotel is in a perfect for a short stay in Male. It's in a great location near cafes and restaurants. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. In fact, our speedboat was rescheduled after we checked out. We were able to go back to this hotel and they allowed us to store our luggage and use their pool for a few hours. That's great service! We would definitely stay here again!!

                  Reviewed December 31, 2019

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                  Dear Guest, We are thrilled by your praise! Thank you for taking your time to write us a review. Hope you next stay at our Hotel will be a more pleasant journey. Regards, Mookai Hotel Management Team

                  Responded January 31, 2020
                  Mookai Hotel
                  7.3
                  Very good
                  Atasha from Malaysia
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2010

                  Super close to the jetty with decent average rooms”

                  Literally took 2 minutes to walk from the jetty,very friendly helpful staff
                  Could definitely be refurbished to fit the decade

                  i'd recommend a stay at mookai if you require an overnight stay in male en route to your nice resort and if you don't feel like splurging extra for a stopover. stay here also if you want a hotel you can drag your bags to easily after taking the ferry from the airport. sure if you have extra to splurge you could definitely pick the swankier places to stay at though. we stayed on the 5th floor and our room was an ok size. beds were okay, hot water worked fine, shower doors slightly leaky, no breakfasts ( but our seaplane was at 630 anyway), old-school 80s furniture with floral design everywhere and friendly helpful staff. i'd been emailing them a week before we arrived to check on my booking and their location and they were so helpful by sending out male's map etc...

                  Reviewed December 29, 2010

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                  7.7
                  Very good
                  Edward from United Kingdom
                  Business traveler
                  Superior
                  Stayed 18 nights in July 2011

                  Easy location, great staff, good size rooms”

                  The swimming pool was a nice surprise and how flexible the accommodation is

                  My first trip to Male, I got off the airport ferry and could see the Hotel from the jetty - easy 2 minutes walk to get to it. I didn't have brealfast included in the room, which turned out to be a good thing, the Hotel has a deal with the next door hotel for breakfast and I decided rather than go to another hotel I'll try the Cafe's...great breakfast and better value than the hotel cost. The room was of a good size, slightly dated but clean, it seems that you could rent 2 or 3 rooms and have a suite, which might be good for a large family on holiday. You walk through a locable door to what looks like a lounge and there are 3 bedrooms off this. The staff were great and really helpful, there isn't anything they would do to help your stay.

                  Reviewed November 12, 2011

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                  7.7
                  Very good
                  Benjamin from Malaysia
                  Business traveler
                  Superior
                  Stayed 2 nights in May 2010

                  Mookai Hotel”

                  free wifi, helpful staff
                  None

                  My most recent stay in Mookai Hotel was a good one as the staff were good enough to allow me to change my room to a larger one when I requested for it. The rooms are clean and pleasant enough for a short stay. Location is also not a problem as Male is small enough to walk anywhere.

                  Reviewed May 24, 2010

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                  8.7
                  Excellent
                  Chandra from Indonesia
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in January 2011

                  lovely hotel with friendly service”

                  convenient location, affordable price, friendly reception

                  my wife and i stayed at the mookai during our transit before heading towards another resort in the maldives. the hotel was conveniently located within 5 walking minutes from the ferry terminal. the room was large and the bathroom was clean.

                  Reviewed February 14, 2011

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                  6.7
                  Good
                  Nga from Hong Kong SAR, China
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2010

                  Good location but small rooms”

                  Location
                  No facilitates

                  In general, the Mookai Hotel is in a very good location, around five minutes from the Male City Pier. The reception is very helpful, she help to call the hotel we will transfer to confirm our pick up time from the hotel. But in terms of the pricing, it is too expensive since the hotel do not have much factilites, only suitable for transit only.

                  Reviewed December 19, 2010

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                  7.0
                  Very good
                  SOHAIL from Pakistan
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in September 2011

                  Convenient for an overnight stay”

                  proximity to the boats

                  My wife and I travelled to the Maldives during the first week of September. Our connecting flight from Colombo came in at 00.30 in the morning and we had to leave our Island destination at 10:00 am so we needed a comfortable little place to spend the night. The best thing about the Mookai is the location. It is virtually a two minute walk from the airport arrival jetty at Male and we certainly appreciated that as we were tired when we arrived. We initially got a room on the top floor with a great view but it contained 3 single beds. We requested a room with a double bed and were granted that but it was a comparatively smaller room on the second floor with a view of the street. The room phone was not working which was a hassle but the air conditioning worked fine and the room was otherwise quite clean. Bathroom was again very small but with running hot water (no amenities like toothpaste etc). All in all a good choice if you are looking for an overnight stay and want a place close to the boats.

                  Reviewed September 16, 2011

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                  6.7
                  Good
                  David from United States
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2010

                  Clean, no-frills stopover hotel near airport jetty”

                  Ideally situated for travelers with a late flight into Male
                  None for the price

                  my flight into the maldives arrived at night, so i had to wait until the morning for a speedboat transfer. mookai hotel was a good choice for a stopover--my room was small but clean, and the staff helpfully directed me to the appropriate transfer jetty. the location is one block from the airport jetty and roughly a 15 minute walk from the presidential jetty, where many resorts in the north male atoll pick up guests.

                  Reviewed December 28, 2010

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                  6.3
                  Good
                  jane from New Zealand
                  Solo traveler
                  Superior
                  Stayed 5 nights in February 2011

                  Superb location.”

                  A 2 min walk to airport ferry and 5 minute walk to Male' Artifical Beach.

                  the best thing about mookai is closeness to airport ferry - i know male' well and as i was arriving late at night, chose mookai. this also means you are right by the main street of male' with the nicest cafes if you head towards the artifical beach area, there are lots of more 'local' cafes there with very good food: lillies (marvellous fish and chips), dolphin (including great indian food), etc. the rooms are small breakfast is extra and it is a buffet across the road at the sister hotel, the kam.

                  Reviewed February 24, 2011

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                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Hafiz
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in July 2011

                  Excellent for a short stay”

                  Close to Male Airport, courteous staff

                  our flight landed at 12 midnight so we decided to stay a night in male before heading to kurumba resort. the hotel was very close to the airport - it only took us 5 mins to get from the airport to the hotel. the room was cozy, though a little small but good for a nights stay.

                  Reviewed July 20, 2011

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                  6.7
                  Good
                  Jasginder from India
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in February 2011

                  Great Location, okay rooms”

                  easy transfer from airport, hassele free stay

                  Hotel is very close to the main airport and resorts pick customers till late evening only, so it was very convenient for a night stay. Also being in Male city it also gave us a chance to see the city and buy few things like beach sandals, sun screen etc. Info: One can get transfer from readily available ferries between airport and city. They charge USD 1 per person one way in morning and USD 2 in night.

                  Reviewed February 28, 2011

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                  6.3
                  Good
                  devon from United States
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2010

                  Very Convenient Location, small room & basic”

                  Great for a one night stop over
                  Small rooms and completely no frills

                  This hotel is ideal for a one night stopover before transferring to your island resort the next day. The rooms are extremely small with a shared living area (couches and a TV) between 4-5 rooms. The bathrooms are reminescent of a cruise ship bathroom and we had to ask for a second towel. However, it is only a 2 minute walk from the jetty ($1 per person for ferry ride from airport to Male city), and there are plenty of places to eat around the hotel. Decent view from the top with a small pool. And reasonably priced, considering what you will be paying for a stay at an island resort.

                  Reviewed December 30, 2010

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                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Benny from Malaysia
                  Family with teens
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2018

                  Excellent hotel if you are exploring Male or transitting to other islands or to airport”

                  Well located to water taxi to airport from Male, and well positioned to explore Male City & waterfront areas

                  Reviewed December 27, 2018

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                  7.7
                  Very good
                  Shirly from Indonesia
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in September 2011

                  Good location”

                  within walking distance

                  we were arrive around night time in male airport and we decided to go to the hotel by ourself since we learn that the hotel location is just within walking distance. thanks to the comment from other travellers. the hotel is centrally located and easily accessible from the dony jetty. there is convenience store locate near by the hotel.

                  Reviewed September 29, 2011

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                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  MICHELLE from Canada
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in September 2010

                  Good For A Short Stopover on the Way to Maldives”

                  Clean, Convenient Location, Air Con, Hot Water
                  Expensive for the motel type of room

                  Easy to get to, when we arrived at the airport, a representative from the hotel was there to greet us and direct us to the ferry (which is a 1 min walk). The ferry was and we didn't have to load the luggage ourselves. It runs frequently and is 24 hours. The hotel is about 1 min away from the ferry. We checked in really quickly and had no problems getting to our room, which was on the 7th floor. The two elevators worked well, TV (lots of channels; local and international), A/C worked well, hot water was fine, the tub was a little scruffy, no toiletries other than soap (be sure to bring your own shampoo, toothbrush etc), kettle for tea/coffee, shared sitting area/living room which also had a kitchenette but we didn't use it. Bed was soft, but at least it was clean. No breakfast at the hotel, but that wasn't a problem, as we took the ferry back to the airport and were promptly put into the lounge to wait for our domestic flight. There was plenty of food and drinks inside the lounge (also free wi-fi)

                  Reviewed September 11, 2010

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                  7.0
                  Very good
                  Dennis from Australia
                  Couple
                  Superior
                  Stayed 1 night in May 2011

                  Perfect transit hotel”

                  Close to the ferry

                  We chose Mookai simply for its value for money and location. We arrived at the international airport around midnight, caught the ferry (US$1), walked 5 minutes to the hotel. Checked in. Slept. Got a wake up call in the morning. Proceeded back to the airport island and caught our resort transfer. A perfect transit stay at the Mookai. The rooms are neat, the staff are courteous and helpful.

                  Reviewed June 04, 2011

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