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Satisfied apart from the late check in.”
We were pleasantly surprised to picked up at the ferry before midday but unable to check in the room because the room was still occupied by the previous tenant and could not be traced. We only entered our room until after 4 pm in the warmth of the living room despite having only 3hrs of sleep the night before because of the flight delay. Nasir was very helpful in providing the informations that we need.
ask and your wish will be granted ”
One of the best budget hotel, i'v stayed. Just Ali or Nasir, and your wish will be granted. My personal highlight when i need to move to another hotel in maafushi, i dont even need to ask for my luggage to be brought there coz when i check in, it's already there. Thank you so much for the hospitality.
All of the staff was very helpful and friendly”
Thx to ali and nasir (the staff) for the help, they were very friendly and helpful, They upgraded our room for one night to the better hotel (their group) because their room was full I would recomend this place to others Worth for the price
Good location ”
I only stay here for one night but the staff was good to us , and the location is close to the beach and around so many shops that you won't get board
great location- helpful staff”
we enjoyed our stay in Shadow palm- staff was really helpfull
6 day stay”
tiny, quaint hotel that makes you feel like you're at home! cozy room, super friendly staff (Nassir is like a personal butler - amazing guy), very close to the beach, wifi, continental breakfast and maldivian breakfast (and they are flexible in regards to your particular likes and dislikes). they have very cheap speedboat transfers from the airport to the hotel a couple of times a day. they organize excursions too; the half-day snorkeling trip was wonderful and the guides were extremely attentive. all in all, it exceeded our expectations!
Staffs are nice and helpful”
The owner Mr. Mohammad is very hands on to his guests. His staff are very friendly and makes sure the guests are comfortable. Their trips/tours are very affordable.
Revommended with caution”
The is guesthouse is just 50m away from Maafushi bikini beach. Please be aware that there is an additional USD 3.00/person/24 hours-of-stay Green Tax to be paid when you check-out. If you booked through Agoda, this guesthouse will start counting your stay at 12:00 regardless of your arriving time, so if your staying time is less than 12-hours in the 24-hours block, you might not benefit from the 12-hours rule as stated in the Green Tax act. Really confusing!
It was a simple room but it's so cozy and relaxing place to stay. I am a solo traveler and the staff especially Nassir is very friendly. Very good location, it's just a few steps going to bikini beach. They also offer a lot of activities. :) Will be back for sure! :)
Amazing place to stay”
The staff was amazing and they helped us with everything. Nasir was an amazing host and we talked so much.
We stayed there for 5 nights and we had a fantastic time. The personnel was extra nice.
Value for money and just next to bikini beach and local beach so where paradise is :)”
This is my 1st time to Maldives I'm a solo traveller here so I've been looking for a cheap hotel and Sahadow Palm can be my answers :) There is a scuba diving excursion here just 31$ half day and staff will take care of you Btw there is a shot cut way to go Maafushi from the Airport just contact "icom Maafushi" (you can google for it) the office just next to ferry pier in Maafushi there is a speedboat to Maafushi take about 30-40mins and everyday work ;) that's sound great, right? Enjoy 😍😍
We have a very relax and enjoyable stay in this hotel. Nassir and Mohammed are very accomodating. They always look after all our needs. Will definitely recommend this hotel.
The hotel is quite simple, just 4 rooms. I think it is overpriced. My room only had a window to a lightwell, so you were looking at a blank wall. There was some mould in the bathroom, and some tiles were cracked.
Good location, helpful staff”
Good option if staying in Maafushi
Best value for money”
The people there are helpful and they in fact made a surprise birthday party for us. Like seriously surprise party! And they are very relax and flexible to accommodate you. Although there are few big hotels are booming around, this boutique will never be obselete because it offers a personalized service, as well as the great location. The owner is very relax and humble.
Really nice GH/Hotel”
Really nive guy on duty. He helped us a lot.
Value for money”
Had a good stay, the manager is so helpful in planning, booking in resort etc They also allowed us to cook food in their shared kitchen .. Bread Breakfast was good. Had a peaceful stay ..
Had a wonderful stay ”
The hotel is close to the beach and organizes a wonderful half-day (almost full-day) snorkeling tour at a very reasonable price. The guide took great photos and videos under water during our snorkeling and shared with the participants, which was really helpful for me as I couldn't take many photos by traveling with my small child. I highly recommend the hotel as well as the snorkeling tour.
Great value ”
Cheap and very cheerful Lovely friendly staff Be very aware the island is alcohol free which came as a big shock ! You have to get a free speed boat to a yacht to get a drink or take a day trip 100 US dollar and up to a resort island for alcohol !
Best service at an affordable price”
I give Shadow Palm a two thumbs up. They gave us what we need, even exceeding our expectations. I'm a backpacker and Shadow Palm is one of the best hotels I've been to. They arranged everything for us -- excursions and activities. They gave us discounts, too. They provided snorkeling gears and they're flexible when we requested to be picked up from a resort a little later. Thank you, Shadow Palm! :)
The location is close to the bikini beach which was great but there is a lot of construction next door. The half day snorkelling trip is a must with cool, friendly guys making it a lot of fun and an awesome experience. Nassir the caretaker was very pleasant and extremely helpful.
Friendly service and feel safe to stay there.”
Peaceful, relaxing and uncomplicated.
Pleasant Stay, Value for Money”
We were surprised to see Mr. Muhamad and staff were waiting for us at Maafushi Jetty, even there was no prior information from us regarding our arrival time. First good impression of the hotel, as soon as we stepped on the island. The hotel is just a few steps from the beach. Rooms are very clean and tidy. They will clean the room each day, if requested. Fresh towels were provided everyday. Staffs are friendly, helpful and informative. Breakfast provided is in big portion and tasted good (international breakfast and Maldivian breakfast on alternate day). Water, fruit juice and coffee/tea are included. We have joined the half day snorkeling excursion with them, at an affordable price. Very kind of them to offer taking underwater photos and videos for us. Excursion guide Mr. Ali is experienced to quickly identify when and where there are manta ray, turtle and dolphins. Also they taking great care of customer who join the snorkeling excursion but does not know how to swim, thumbs up for this. Really pleasant stay and value for money. Thank you Mr. Muhamad, Mr. Ali, and all other Shadow Palm staffs. Definitely will recommend to friends.
Hotel was beyond our expectation -supper”
We are a family of 6 people with children of 24-12. We had amazing 6 days vacation in the Shadow Palm. The team there gives you a warm home welcome feeling and do their best to understand your needs, especially Alli that runs the place. The location (right at the bikini beach) is the best you can ask. In term of value for money, that is supper.
The staff were really friendly! They greet me from the airport and kind to bring me to the hotel. The hotel was clean and the location just a few seconds walk to the beach. Definitely will come here again.
Good location, poor room, poor staff. ”
Room was poor, didn't have a window neither in the bedroom nor the bathroom. Other guesthouses offer best rooms with balconies and better common area places. The staff didn't have where to sleep and had to sleep on the sofa in the common area, which did not make us feel comfortable at all. Service was not good since they don't change the sheets, the towels and don't even realize when toilet paper is over. The worst situation happened with this family that booked the hotel in advance, and when they went to check in they were told there were no rooms available. I felt very sorry for that family. The guesthouse overbooked their 4 rooms and could not honor with all the guests, if that happened to me I would be furious. The family had to walk all over the island with their heavy suitcases to try to find another hotel. The only response of the staff was "it is written in our policy that if that happens we do not provide a room for you". Breakfast was good, specially the Maldivian kind, was delicious. The location is amazing. The best in the Island together with the Arena Beach and the White Shell guesthouses. There is one staff from that is extremely helpful and nice. The superiors specially the locals don't really care about your needs specially if they have to go out of their way to do something for you. They do not care for their guests satisfaction since their salaries are guaranteed.
wonderful stay at palm hotel”
Absolute best location”
This is a small guest house located right on "bikini beach" in Maafushi. The location is extremely important as other places on the water do not have direct access to the beach (meaning women cannot be on those beaches in a bikini). Additionally, the place is run like clockwork by Ali and Mohammed who are very attentive, very personal and have somehow mastered the art of customer service at barely 20 years old. The rooms are simple but comfortable, everything is extremely clean and within reach with the help of Nassim, the resident can-do-it-all cook/cleaner/maintenance person who also has a permanent smile on his face and does everything he can to make guests feel at home. Although slightly more expensive than the other establishments in terms of excursions and transportation, Shadow Palm makes up in privacy (you do not have to share a boat with 10 other people) and attentiveness. I highly recommend this over other establishments in Maafushi.
Your holiday your own ”
Very nice people. Excellent location. The longer I stayed at shadow Palm the more at home I felt. Hope to be back again
5-star service and hospitality at a budget price”
One can expect to be treated like VIPs in this hotel. Staff were very kind and focused in doing what they are supposed to do, which is to give you the best experience in Maldives while not hurting your wallet. Indeed, they will treat your holiday like their own; they will guide you and tour you around with enthusiasm. As a small hotel expect no frills, but the staff are the nicest ones you will ever encounter. Oh, and grab the opportunity to stay and tour with them while their prices are ridiculously one of the lowest in the island. With this kind of service, the demand will go high soon! Location is also very near and accessible to the nice beach in Maafushi where women are allowed to wear bikini. Island is also conveniently accessible through the public ferry (2 USD/head). Highly recommended experience!
Perfect Location at Beach, great Food, but...”
I and my mom really enjoyed our stay at Shadow Palm Hotel. The Hotel is small, but that makes a cozy feeling and with the sand in the eating area and the decoration it feels like a surfer hideaway. The breakfast (either continental or Maldevian with Tuna and Rothi) is very tasty and comes with fresh fruits and fresh fruit juice daily. Also the dinner options are very tasty, but it takes some time to prepare the food. So better you order ahead (around 1 - 1 1/2 hours later you can enjoy eating). The location next to the tourist beach is perfect. You can do a lot of sports activities. Also the hotel is offering a lot of tours. I really enjoyed the whole day snorkeling tour, swimming with the mantas and dolphins.
there are not enough stars for them!”
we have just gone back after a week in Maafushi Island and we have stayed at this 2 stars hotel that gives without any doubt a 5 stars service. They are incredibly professional and absolutely easygoing. They just want their guests to be happy and they can make it happen, you can be sure about it! I suggest you to go with them for a full day snorkelling, we did, it was like being in heaven! we enjoyed it so much we went twice! I will never thank them enough for making me feel so at home, thank you, thank you, thank you! it was even better than our honeymoon, if I ever come back (and I really hope I will) I will come back for sure!
Five Star Guesthouse”
It might not be a five star resort but you will feel it is! reason that they have lovely staff that will treat your dream holiday a dream come true. - free wifi - free breaky - great location, cause the tourist beach is just feet away. Note that tourist beach in the island is just only one shore. - great staff - lovely tour packages I will definitely come back again if ever
Fantastic! Worth the money! ”
Worth to come back! =)
Great staff, guesthouse still learning”
Mixed... Our stay was quite good the staff at the hotel are above helpful, and even noticed it was my partners birthday and decorated our room and also made her a cake, was an extremely nice thing to do. The criticism is the pure contact with the guesthouse, it was very difficult to get any meaningful communication with the guesthouse, especially in organising the boat transfers from the airport. We ended up having to organise it on the fly once we landed. Quite frustrating and from travel forums not only restricted to this guesthouse and seems to be common across guest houses on Maafushi .... Be warned.
very please stay”
it was veryb good experience. I wold recommend this place to all my frends
Tiene una ubicación excelente, la gente del lugar es lo más! El desayuno es bueno
Hotel sencillo y práctico ”
Todo bien,hotel básico y perfecto para un viaje ajustado de presupuesto.
Sitio basico bien situado”
Ventajas: -El chico de Bangladesh que esta siempre al cargo del hotel es encantador. Amabilisimo y sonriente siempre.Cualquier cosa que necesites el te la resuelve. -Limpian todos los dias la habitacion -Hay tv -Esta a 15 segundos de la playa principal. Invonvenientes: Hay mucha humedad.La habitacion huele a humedad y la ropa no se seca. -No hay agua caliente. Estuvimos 5 dias, y aunque habia un cacharrillo para calentar.Cada vez que se intrntaba encender, saltaban los plomos. -Desayuno siempre igual.Se echó de manos un poco de variedad.
Hotel de plage”
Très bien. Bon accueil, chambre simple mais très sympathique et confortable. Super location à deux pas de la plage.
Agréable séjour, personnel attentionné”
Guesthouse fort sympathique, à prix abordable, gérée par une équipe jeune et dynamique. Je recommande vivement cet établissement.
Super freundliche und hilfsbereite Menschen!!!!”
Wir haben uns absolut wohlgefühlt und konnten tolle Ausflüge, die perfekt organisiert waren mit sehr freundlichen und geschulten Guides erleben. Unser Zimmer im Shadow Palm war einfach, aber sehr sauber und Nassir hat uns immer sehr lieb mit Frühstück versorgt. Auf Anfrage gab es auch mal maledivisches Frühstück und als wir nach einem Kühlschrank im Zimmer fragten hat Mohamed sofort einen organisiert. Schade ist, dass direkt am Bikini Beach ein hässliches, achtstöckiges Hotel hochgezogen wird und wir uns fragen wie die kleine gemütliche Insel das verkraften wird. Danke Euch allen dort auf Maafushi!!! Es war eine unvergessliche Zeit für uns :-)
De meest gastvrije ontvangst ooit”
Wij hebben 7 nachten in het Shadow Palm Hotel gelogeerd en de beste tijd ooit daar gehad. De mensen zijn erg vriendelijk, altijd bereid te helpen. Wij hebben meerdere excursies gedaan en ze waren allemaal geweldig. De mensen doen erg hun best om er een geslaagde dag van te maken. Op mijn verjaardag hebben ze zelfs spontaan een taart laten maken om het te vieren. Kamers zijn eenvoudig maar schoon. Ontbijt is ook eenvoudig maar prima, wel elke dag hetzelfde. Groot voordeel is dat het bikinistrand op 20 meter afstand is. Wij hebben een zeer geslaagde vakantie gehad, zeker ook door het enthousiasme van het de mensen van Shadow Palm.
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