"Nice and more affordable resort in Maldives"
Overall we had a very good stay. Staff service was excellent, room was spacious and comfortable, there was a good variety of cuisine for hotel food and there was always some fun activities to do. Room - the furnishing was slightly dated but nevertheless the room was spacious, clean and comfortable. I really like the bathroom as it was big, had his […] and her sinks, a bath tub and 2 showers (1 indoor 2 outdoor). Also there's a balcony if you want to to relax outdoor. Service - this was impeccable! Hotel staff was always very courteous and helpful. We had a lady called Selvi who attended to us for check in and throughout our stay she was very helpful and knowledgable with our various other queries. Five star service! Food - the breakfast spread was of good variety. We stayed for a week and the spread was different almost everyday. For dinners, if you're tired of more buffets (also very good dinner spread), try the specialty restaurants. We checked out Ocean Grill and Hamakaze (Jap teppanyaki place) and enjoyed it. Activities - they have amenities like tennis courts, swimming pools (2 of those), recreation centre complete with table tennis and pool tables, and also a host of programs everyday (Male excursion, sunset dolphin cruise, guest cocktail nigts, sunset jazz by the beach) so you're never bored. Some are complementary and some are not. We enjoyed snorkelling at the beach and did some diving with Euro Divers. Overall it was a very enjoyable stay with Kurumba Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful one night experience!"
We stayed only 2 days and one night, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The snorkelling was great for beginners or those who have not snorkelled in a long time, and there was enough marine life to satisfy me. The resort was really wonderful!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great view and located by the beach"
We booked the superior room and the location is awesome ! We have the beach view at our door step. There are 2 designated beach chairs for each room. Just take your swimming attire, walk out, lie down on the beach chair, sun tan or a good read and finally a dip in the clear sea when you feel hot ! There are lotsa fishes,corals and we spotted small […] grey reef sharks swimming in the shallow waters. An all natural enivronment to enjoy ! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great relaxing break"
Lovely room (deluxe beach front), great service, good food (especially Hamkaze and Ocean Grill). Snorkelling was fun and, frankly, you don't need to do the excursions the coral near the hotel is just as good. It's close to the airport (15 mins) which is great but it does mean you will see and hear lots of aeroplanes. It didn't bother us all. Lots of […] leisure facilities, free wifi (even on the beach). Overall great value and a fabulous break. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good location and food, poor service"
good experience of maldives with beautiful island and nature. However not happy with the services at restaurant. Arrival greeting at kurumba was good with houseboat transfer but even for that had to wait 15 minutes. Costly food.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"All we have hoped for"
Perfect place for families with small children. Safe, lots of facilities, close to the airport. staff is used to small children- they were really nice to our very active 15 months old sonGenuine Expedia guest review
"Genuinely a taste of Paradise"
Kurumba is ideal for Maldives experience. Just a 10 minute boat ride from the airport and you are in the most wonderful environment. There is a good choice of restaurants, a couple of decent bars and plenty to do with complimentary snorkelling gear, and even presentations from marine biologists. Before we went I was concerned about comments about the […] aircraft leaving the nearby airport. They were there, but were not a problem - and actually proved to be something to watch - particularly at Happy Hour at the Beach Bar. I will certainly go back again. The 'extras' are pricey but not unusual for the type of hotel ... comparable to those in 5-star hotels in major world cities. It was bliss and four days not enough. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Friendly staff and ok hotel. The island is very close to the airport and therefore loud airtraffic 24 hours days/night. Food is ok but none of the chefs are excellent. They could maximize their business by also offering drink service on the beach. It is odd to see 20 waiters in an almost empty café/ lunch restaurant when all of the guests are on the […] beach with no service...gym and tenniscourts work well as well as the spa. Beautiful beach and nice beach chairs. Most guests are chinese and russian. Good offer on activities. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The service is very good!"
The environment is perfect! The blue sky and ocean, the white sands... The island is not very big, you just need about 30 mins to walk around the island. The stuff will say hello to you when they meet you, the service is very good. And there's many restaurants in the island, you can eat different kinds of foods.Genuine Expedia guest review
Fantastic service. The speedboat transport to and from the island was a superb way to travel. The staff made every effort to ensure our stay was memorable. If only we could have afforded to stay longer. Despite the cost it was worth every penny.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We have just returned from a blissful week at Kurumba Maldives. I’m not the sort of person who would normally give a glowing report—I relish customer feedback questionnaires!—but my husband and I have wracked our brains and the only negative comment we could come up with is that they change the towels too often and could be more environmentally friendly […] in this regard, giving customers the option of using the towels again, rather than replacing them every day. Having read hundreds of reviews prior to our trip, we were pleasantly surprised at how consistently excellent everything was at Kurumba. The staff were always friendly and polite, the service was always great, the food was always of a high standard, the rooms and public areas were clean, the gym was well-equipped and well-maintained, even the beach was swept every day, and there were so many really nice little touches that made this a very special holiday. Like so many other reviewers, we literally did not want to leave after a week. Nice little touches: On arrival, we were given a cool, wet towel to freshen up and a dish of gorgeous coconut ice cream. Other nice touches included the orchid on the bed and the mojito making kit in the room, the complimentary cocktail party on Tuesday evening with nibbles and free massages, champagne for breakfast every day, fresh fruit and fruit slushies brought round to you while you sit at the pool. At dinner on several evenings (in the main buffet) there was wond Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It is our second stay. For a family vacatlon with kids, kurumba is hard to beat. Very professional and friendly service with -can do- attitude make you enjoy your days there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was absolutely amazing. Beautiful Island. Agree food/ transfers were slightly expensive but so was everywhere else around there. Would go back again and recommend to friends/ family. Staff were very helpful. To be honest I cannot think of a bad thing to say about this resort.Genuine Expedia guest review
Everything is class except for the cost of food and drinks in restaurants/room. there is no way to communte between Male and resort other than official costly arrangement by resort.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We was at Kurumba Maldives from 29th November to 04th December. A short getaway with fantastic experience. Love the beatiful crystal clear sea water, with fishes on the shallow water. We can only said... we had an awesome holiday!!!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"5 out of 5!"
I chose this place for 2 reasons mainly - it's only a 10 min speed boat ride away from the airport since I only stayed 4N and it has the best reviews of all places I've looked at. I got on the boat without waiting and at 2pm sharp my bungalow was ready. It wasn't directly at the beach front but a mere 35m away. Good if you want a little more privacy […] but still prefer to be close to the beach. I didn't pick up any of their activities as I had my own plans to relax but there were quite a few activities available. Bungalow was nothing short of great and the friendly room service guy left 2 bottles of water FOC every day. Breakfast buffet was amazing and I took an hour every morning to enjoy it. The restaurants I've tried all carried well prepared dishes. You expect food prices to be a little on the higher side but they weren't too far away from prices in better restaurants in capital cities. Staff was all friendly at any time and acted pretty relaxed and natural. All the folks and management have done a great job! No flaws to report here! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"We got an upgrade!"
We've booked for superior after reading some great reviews about the resort and was expecting the same. But we got surprise when we check in and found out that we've been upgrade to a beach front deluxe bungalow. The staff are extremely friendly and nice chatter too.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very good...right on beach"
We stayed 5 nights in Nov and had a great time! Stayed in a beach bungalow, which was just a few steps from the beach/beautiful lagoon. Room was good & clean and had all the necessary amenities (loved the outside shower). Good recreational / water sports activities (including snorkeling, scuba diving, excursions/tours, water sports, etc). Food was great […] too, with about 5-6 restaurants so plenty of choice. The bars are a good place to relax in the evenings over a few drinks. Above all, very friendly staff...everyone, from the handymen to management, would always greet you with a smile. Also has a goods kids club, with plenty of activities to keep the young minds entertained...so we were able to leave a 5-year old daughter there for lengthy periods sometimes so wife & I could have some quality alone time as well (it's free by the way). Special mention to Aida at the kids club who did a great job looking after our daughter...she loved it and became very fond of Aida...so much so that for once she chose to be at the kids club rather than the swimming pool!! Overall a very good resort...nice place to chill out Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient to get to and from airport."
Very expensive and not good value for money. Rooms were not clean and needed updating. Cleaning service was erratic.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Hotel to Stay. Tough place for Vegetarians"
I and my wife had visited Kurumba Maladives on Sep 13th for our wedding Anniversary on Sep 15th.. The hotel was excellent. Nice and crystal clear water on the beach. Good Ambience and very clean. The hospitality was great. In fact they surprised us on Sep 15th by Decorating the room which was really superb. Food was very costly. In fact I can say it […] is a day light robbery. A buffet when converted to Indian ruppee works out to Rs. 5000/- Per person in too much. Very limited choice for Vegetarians. Their Target customers are more of Europeans and Americans and hence all the dishes were listed in the menu targeting their food style. There was a separate Indian Restaurant and even there the taste was not great. Overall a nice place to relax and good place to enjoy water sports. Reserve your expectations on the food alone. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great Location; Friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
comfortable stay, relaxed atmosphere. friendly staff.good food especially the breakfast. close proximity to male 10 mins. luxury boat ride. what else can u look for.big clean rooms, high quality room service.. would certainly recommend for a vacation..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Kurumba a very dear place"
The hotel is well managed and organized, providing a very pleasant experience to the guests. On the other hand the island is very close to Malè Int. airport and quite noisy. If you want to have a real Maldivian environment we sugeest to look for an other island.Genuine Expedia guest review
Fantastic hotel, the rooms, the grounds, the setting, truly wonderful. And amazing staff, couldn't ask for more. Love Kurumba and can't wait to go backGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel, with very short transfer times"
After initially putting us in a room alongside the only (small) amount of building work going on, we were relocated, albeit at our request. Once in the new room we had a great stay - the resort was peaceful and never felt crowded. We liked the fact that it had a mix of couples, families and friend groups, so didn't feel like the clichéd Maldives honeymoon […] resort. Tried and enjoyed several of the restaurants - particularly liked the Sand Bar at sunset. It is only 10 minutes from Male and the airport - but you get very little noise. From the reception/restaurant side of the island you get views of Male, which we liked. From the other side, the more conventional view of sea and a couple of other small islands. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
if you're a family looking for a holiday in Maldives, look no further. this is the perfect resort for you and your kids. your kids will enjoy the Kids activities, the swimming pool, etc... the staff is very friendly and very welcoming. book your holiday here and you will enjoy every bit of it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
From a family point,Kurumba cater to all age.Non-diver can still have quite a wide choices of activities to take part & enjoy different things. For diver,the dive center did a fair job in finding a suitable & good dive site.But I will say having Kurumba,which is very close to Male & the airport,the dive site wasn't the best.Genuine Expedia guest review
Cannot recommend this enough! Yes it's close to Male & you can see it from the east side but the rooms are beautiful, well kept & modern (we had deluxe pool villa) well looked after by our villa attendant every day. The food is out if this world, beautiful beaches & most of all- wonderful staff! It was our honeymoon/Babymoon plus I was celebrating my […] birthday and we couldn't have been spoilt more. World class service with a personal touch. We will go back without a doubt, probably for an anniversary. 10 mins by private speedboat so very convenient after a long flight from London. I have travelled extensively with my work for the past 16 years and have been lucky enough to stay in some of the highest rated hotels in the world- kurumba will not disappoint! Amazing place <3 Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great resort close to the airport"
Great location for couples. Advantage of this resort is that it is a superb resort which is close to the airport, so no long sea plane or boat journeys.Genuine Expedia guest review
It is very nice and unforgetable! I like it very much!Genuine Expedia guest review
We had our honeymoon at Kurumba recently. It was memorable and we enjoyed Kurumba very much. Staff was superb. We enjoyed lovely meals but they were relatively expensive. Overall Kurumba was superbGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great all rounder"
Hard to find any major fault with the hotel. It was amazing that there is a great selection of restaurants and we had great experiences in both restaurants, Al Qasar and Ocean Grill. We joined the free daily snorkelling trip around its island which was really nice. Anything else good has already been mentioned by other reviewers. This resort is definitely […] worth 5 stars! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The resort is fantastic itself, extremely clean and well preserved. Everything looks new or greatly restored. The great pro is short distance from the airport. On the other hand, this short distance means you may see great ships or planes taking off.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very good experience of Maldives for decent price"
The stay at Kurumba was filled with water activities, great food and wonderful live music. A very good value for money experience, the only issues we faced were the planes flying above us and late responsiveness by the staff at times. The sound of the planes too was only on one side of the island (once or twice and hour) and a worthwhile compromise […] to make for the decent fares. The staff needs to be increased though. Veggie food was not a problem at all and was high class from any standard. Live music was outstanding. Highly recommended for a short stay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Could not ask for any better. Your own piece of beach to lounge around and do nothing if you like. Water sports and activities on hand. Fantastic choice of eateries from quality all you can eat buffets to higher class restaurants. Do yourself a favour and take your own snorkel gear, the marine life is amazing. Resort staff very accommodating and fr […] iendly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for a short break in the Maldives"
A great hotel for a short break in the Maldives. Convenient for the airport with good facilities and dining options.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent snorkeling on the home reef"
The resort is beautiful and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Buffet restaurant has a wide choice of food and the various al a carte restaurants are excellent. The island is surrounded by shallow warm turquoise water with no waves. The home reef is just beyond the wave breakers and you can walk over there to start amazing snorkeling. The […] fishes are varied and reef sharks patrol the reef frequently. These sharks are not aggressive and no hazard. Overall superb experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The level of service at Kurumba was exceptional. The trip was to celebrate a special occasion and the staff went above and beyond to make the holiday as memorable and special as possible.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was an awesome experience and the we really enjoyed the entire stay over there.. :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
What a magical place. We had the most amazing time, snorkeling, early morning swimming in the clear blue water, massages, cocktails, excellent food and more. Excellent service, friendly staff. We most definitely will return. Memories made to last a lifetime..Genuine Expedia guest review
Superb SnorklingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great if you want to do more than sit on a beach"
Had a great time with very helpful staff. Asked for room 136 or 138 as had learned these were very good. the person checking us in granted my request but told us we would have to wait till the room was ready. We had no problem with this except in doing this he failed to notify us that we had been upgraded to the next category of bungalows. if we had […] known that we would not have had to wait for room 306 and had a better room. Transport to and from the resort was only by speedboat which was expensive. $ 40 or $60 pp for a 10 minute speedboat ride. This was not too bad once for airport transfers but expensive tif you wnated just to go to male for a visit. There were regular staff ferries but guests were not allowed to use these, you had to book a trip. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Near airport , suitable for family with young childrenGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is not only the oldest resort but also one of the best and best located resort of Maldives. My experience was better than expected and will visit again and recommend others also to visit. Did meet many people which have visited the resort more than 5 times and want to come more. It is really an amazing place for families, couples and all kind of […] visitors. AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Relaxing, but can get boring after a while"
Hotel staff friendly and helpful. Food somewhat limited and monotonous, difficult for people with allergies and food sensitivities (gluten given to my coeliac husband). Lovely surrounds, beautiful snorkelling.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Service needs improvement, awesome place....."
The staff service is not highly commendable, needs a lot of improvement. They should learn to be warm, welcoming and smiling. Despite this, we enjoyed our stay because the place is beautiful!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A recommended resort in Maldives for honeymoon."
My hubby and I were on a honeymoon and we received exceptional service throughout our stay in kurumba. The resort staffs constantly surprised us with beautiful decorations on our bed, champagne over breakfast, a special decoration made for us when we went to Veli Spa for massage! Staffs were very attentive, friendly and flexible, and acceded to our […] every request to make us comfortable during our stay. On top of that, I must say the coordination between staffs was excellent. It seemed as though the staffs we came across remembered room 116 was on a honeymoon, they even remembered us by our names, and they would congratulate us spontaneously (whether or not we had seen them before). Kurumba Maldives is definitely a resort with exceptional service! Thank you for giving us such a memorable experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"very nice service and condition of the resort!"
very nice service and condition of the resort! highly recommended for anyone! Free snorkeling equipment and great fishes and corals!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"This is one place not to be missed!!"
My husband and I spent two fabulous weeks at the Kurumba for our honeymoon. We specifically chose the resort based on the fact that it had so many different resorts to choose from and it was a short boat ride away from the airport. We were not disappointed. The whole experience was incredible. From someone from reception collecting us from arrivals, […] checking us in and showing us to our room, to checkout and our transfer back to the airport. The staff were all extremely friendly and went out of their way to ensure we were ok in every way. They were always available without being intrusive. The food was AMAZING! Every meal we had was delicious and we could not fault any of the restaurants. We stayed in room 251 - a deluxe beachfront bungalow and it was our little slice of paradise for two weeks. Right on the beach, quiet and with what seemed like our own private beach with sunloungers. The outdoor shower was powerful and very hard to get out of! We did a lot of research before we booked and there were a few comments about the noise from the aeroplanes. I can guarantee you that this is not a problem. The variety of excursions were fabulous. I would totally recommend the dolphin cruise (we probably drank more in champagne than the actual cost of the trip!!) and the sunset fishing cruise. Overall, you will not be disappointed if you booked this resort. The only disappointment you will encounter is having to leave. I don't think the website gives it the justice it deserves!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very Decent. Enjoyed the atmosphere.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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