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H. Buruneege Hithahfinivaa Magu, Male 20044
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#1 of 45 in Male
Newly opened 5 star boutique hotel at a 4 star price in the center of Male the capital of the Maldives, the jetties are 5 minutes away, owned and operated under German management, a different type of hotel with personal touch and care, a wonderful oasis in Males' capital
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Airport transportation
Car hire
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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TiffanyK75 wrote a review Feb 2022
10 contributions
Room was very small but clean. Decent for an overnight stay to catch a seaplane. Breakfast was lovely. Don't request a wake up call because you will be told to set an alarm on your phone. Owner, Thomas, told me upon check out that he "had a problem with me" and said Agoda (who I booked through) hadn't paid him for my stay. I figured it was pay upon stay as I wasn't charged at time of booking 9 months prior or since. I paid him, even though it was significantly higher than the rate I booked via Agoda, and was on my way. I got home a few days later and realized Agoda had ALSO charged me for the room. I contacted Thomas immediately about a refund, less the water we took from the minibar, and was never responded to. I tried to dispute the charge on my cc and he fought it and so has now been paid twice for my stay. Agoda will also not respond to me. The cleanliness and breakfast was certainly not worth what I paid. Steer clear.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Christina wrote a review Feb 2022
Cambridge, Canada3 contributions
My husband and I stayed at the Sala Boutique Hotel overnight prior to heading to one of the resorts with over-the-water villas. We wanted to arrive a day early, just in case there was any trouble with our flights. Thomas was absolutely amazing, answering email correspondence quickly, arranging transportation to and from the airport, and even walking us over to a nearby pharmacy so we could get PCR tests. The rooms are beautiful and the Sala Thai Restaurant on site was fabulous. Fresh food and great service. We would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Worldtravellers777 wrote a review Jan 2022
Singapore, Singapore59 contributions93 helpful votes
We loved loved loved the food at the hotel when we were staying there for one night before our boat ride to our resort. But what we did not know, and what Thomas the owner never mentioned (not his fault I guess), nor the island resort we were going to, is that we had to take an on-arrival PCR test on the island after staying in Male, with quarantine in the room until results were known, only because we were staying 9 hrs in Male. This because Male has high infection rates. In this context, Thomas the owner was still not encouraging a mask, did not wear one himself nor his staff and made semi-fun of us wearing one. In hind-side really not appreciated and silly in my view especially because any infections could have killed our, and anyone else's, long awaited vacation.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Room Tip: Get a room away from the morning prayer, if at all possible.
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Response from Thomas Stahl, Owner at Sala Boutique Hotel
Responded 26 Jan 2022
Who ever wrote this review here my response to it, it’s more than about time to get on with our lives, these totally over killed safety anxiety, maybe still wearing a mask while going to bed…??? Our staff is regularly checked, all incoming guests to the Maldives have to have a negative PCR test, all Maldives citizens are vaccinated, The resorts are unfortunately punishing incoming guests from Male now that I just learned by quarantine in their guest rooms! This is outrages and totally out of proportion We will have to live with this situation still for a very long time so the earlier we are getting back to our life the better, do support UK’s approach to drop all mask duties etc, they have realized that the world has to carry on!
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Chad wrote a review Dec 2021
Vienna, Virginia108 contributions58 helpful votes
Clearly an oasis inside the busy capital city of Male’. With only 5 rooms this charming boutique has everything to include an amazing Thai restaurant attached. The owner, Thomas, is attentive and fun to chat with as my entire family loved staying there during a three night stay after a week at the resorts. The rooms have large king size beds , good air conditioning and are well decorated and clean. There is coffee, tea and a mini bar with drinks and snacks. Inside the rooms. The bathrooms have good amenities and fixtures. Also the Wifi is fast and reliable. If you plan to stay there eat at the Sala Thai restaurant, you can’t go wrong with the variety of tastes, degree of hotness and the charming ambiance. I was a very please customer!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: The hotel will provide taxi shuttle service to/from the hotel. Please be aware that the call to...
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Basem Ali wrote a review Aug 2021
Zurich, Switzerland11 contributions
I always wanted to have my peace in Male and at the same time enjoy with a bet sense of luxury life , However, That‘s the only place I got all in one package; 1) food is unbelievable GOOD 2) people are soooooo nice & professional 3) very quite like you are in different galaxy 4) they are very fast in providing the service (more fast than Dominic Toretto in Fast & furious ).
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
US$165 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MaldivesKaafu AtollNorth Male AtollMale
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sala Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sala Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) (0.2 km), Grand Friday Mosque (0.3 km), and Mulee Aage (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sala Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sala Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sala Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Sala Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Belle Amie Bistro, Sala Thai Restaurant, and The Cloud Restaurant.
Does Sala Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Sala Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sala Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Male.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sala Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Sala Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mulee Aage (0.2 km).