# 1 of 6 hotels in Haa Alif Atoll

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa at Dhonakulhi (Opening October 2014)(5.5 stars)

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  • Hotel in general
    5.5
  • Room
    5.8
  • Service
    5.3
  • Location
    5.4
  • Gastronomy
    5.7
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.6

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    4
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    1
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Wolfgang
Nicest vacation previously, prior very lengthy
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2013
We had a dhonakulhi residence receive on the side with the reef. Size really very big for two persons, the condition was very good and it was 2 times cleaned daily. Wi-fi included, we had half board, we could in the main restaurant and in the asian restaurant food, usually a la carte, no surcharge for any food. Universe inclusive i would not recommend if you don't every day wants to drink wine because it is very expensive. There were many germans but also lots of russians and chinese there, the russians are of course negative, however one sees on ... this island so and so only if the food was not so bad. Average age 40+ read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    2 restaurants, 1 bar Quality and quantity top, we have puzzled as fresh salad in this quality on this island comes. There are great fish selection and one can also wagyue steaks order, really amazing the meat! The atmosphere in the restaurant was great, usually you sit outside directly on the jetty to the sea and all kinds of fish. The prices for the beverages are very expensive, we have average 40 American Dollar during dinner paid, since we didn't have wine we arrived relatively cheap of them. You also get free mineral water thus one comes well over the day!

  • Hotel
    6.0

    We had a dhonakulhi residence receive on the side with the reef. Size really very big for two persons, the condition was very good and it was 2 times cleaned daily. Wi-fi included, we had half board, we could in the main restaurant and in the asian restaurant food, usually a la carte, no surcharge for any food. Universe inclusive i would not recommend if you don't every day wants to drink wine because it is very expensive. There were many germans but also lots of russians and chinese there, the russians are of course negative, however one sees on this island so and so only if the food was not so bad. Average age 40+

  • Location
    4.0

    Here i must the only negative experience signs which you for this fantastic island must accept. The island is very north and one must from male again a domestic flight to take. Supposedly you could also a seaplane charter the costs but because of the distance very much. We are with condor traveled and around 10 o'clock in the morning in times and the connection would be at 10,40 which we no longer have been able to achieve, so we were au the next flight at 14,20 booked, was then 3 hours late and we have almost 7 hours in male at the airport spend. The flight to hanimadhoo would only 40 minutes, but now a new airport terminals and so you need at least 1,5 hours after hanimadhoo, but then it already with the speedboat in 20 minutes to the island. The return journey was also very arduous, but we would still stay there again.

  • Room
    6.0

    Outdoor bath, wifi free of charge, different kinds of cushions available, flat screen tv with about 40 programs, 2 german, outdoor pool, coffee maker with complimentary tubs, safe, Large closet

  • Service
    6.0

    There is nothing to complain about, the butler service for us was really great, we could with the butler go snorkeling, his birthplace, visit, boat tour and otherwise everywhere tips to the island received. Room cleaning was great the cleaning staff came at least 2 times per day. With mathematics have some employees on the island not so and we had to twice the invoices fix since we otherwise too much would have paid. We really felt very well cared for, if we wanted.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    We have mainly snorkeling and not Tennis, billiards or table tennis played as offered. The pool was very large and mostly empty, the sea has us the pool not so cranky. There are a variety of excursions, such as to nearby islands, snorkelling, scuba diving, as well as tours for fishermen. The pool is a little dated and there was a stairs renovated when we were there.

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Uta
Ideal for families, great butler service
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2012
Couldn't be better! Because of the size of the villas with private estate and private beach and butlersystems especially good suitable for families with lots of children. For divers a dream: one is always the only boat on the diving spot and mantas without limits! read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Peter
We found our paradise
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2012
Since 11 years we are traveling to the maledives. We have seen most of the top hotels.Some are more exclusiv. In terms of size of the iland an conditions of beach and reef nothing could come close. You feel like robinson cruso,but pampert on a high level.By the way the breakfast is outstandig.If you like nightlife ,don,t come. By the way : Don,t come anyway! We love to keep it our secret. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
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Thomas
A paradise island with little flaws
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2012
We had a rambaa retreat with half board booked. The villas are very clean and general very generous. They are but somewhat outdated now. Each villa features a large garden and a private condition section. The other guests we hardly noticed. The rooms are equipped with free wi-fi. This is a not so quickly, but it works. On the day the rooms are because of the dark wood a little dark. In the evening are you in favour of very nice. As far as we have heard, is the hotel will be renovated soon. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The breakfast buffet is great. There is really everything that you ask for available. We have booked half board. The dinner is available à la carte. To the selection there are three restaurants. The main restaurant, a asian restaurant and a grill restaurant in the bar. The grill restaurant we didn't use. It seemed extremely expensive. In the asian restaurant a half board guests 60 $per person be applied. The ambience in the asian restaurant we found very nice. The food was good however also nothing more. The food in the main restaurant was very good partly even excellent, what the taste is concerned. Disturbing we felt however the dealing with guests which booked half board. Half board i understand, that the dinner included in the price is. This is however definitely not the case. As half board guests, you should: a starter, a main course and a dessert. But not all main courses, not the menu, nothing flammbiertes. All in all very undurchsichtigt. In the order you referred what you drink and what is not, or what paying extra is. We will certainly full, but unfortunately you feel because of this as a guest 2. class treats. And that at a price of half board/person from around 100 Euro. The concept can logically speaking so not at all functioning. There was a at the end not obvious, whether we are 5 courses with an appropriate surcharge order or 3 courses without an extra charge. Either a card for 3, 5 or 7 courses set up. A concept but was not noticeable. Hence, for example, a starter, which the portion size to a 5-course menu fits and a dessert which alone full would do. We would certainly book no more half-board. General note, that the prices also for Maldives-conditions are far higher than in other 5 stars hotels. About 30% higher than for example on naladhu (with absolute best kitchen and absolute great service).

  • Hotel
    5.0

    We had a rambaa retreat with half board booked. The villas are very clean and general very generous. They are but somewhat outdated now. Each villa features a large garden and a private condition section. The other guests we hardly noticed. The rooms are equipped with free wi-fi. This is a not so quickly, but it works. On the day the rooms are because of the dark wood a little dark. In the evening are you in favour of very nice. As far as we have heard, is the hotel will be renovated soon.

  • Location
    6.0

    The island by innlandflug with subsequent transfer by speed boat to reach. Compared to an island on the male atoll is equipped with a about 3 hours longer prior to be expected. The island itself is relatively large and still largely unspoiled. The nearby riff is the best that we have seen so far and for the snorkelling very convenient. Each house has a private beach section. Because of the hotel we have a rambaa retrat booked. The nearby riff is in approximately 10 meters to reach. The relatively narrow beach section is due to the hotel however to swims only partly suitable. On the opposite side the island but a large turquoise lagoon, which to go swimming. An absolute dream beach. The sports centre has beach chairs and umbrellas, which everyone can be used. The other beach sections are villas on the laguna side. Overall the island comparatively large and really beautiful.

  • Room
    5.0

    The rooms are huge. She are equipped with air conditioning, minibar, coffee maker, flat screen tv, etc. The bathroom is extremely large. Everything was general very clean.

  • Service
    3.0

    The service was for us the biggest gripe. Generally we found the butler as superfluous. May we have the concept not understood. Used the butler mainly for the food serve. Unfortunately his talent have very limited. Constantly things forget, coffee we were given after the breakfast. Partly extremely inefficient. Every evening, we had to him partly several times for an ashtray ask. Thought it would be so, that the butler did everything. Even the bar, it be refilled. The buggy, it reserved. Everything which we from the bar used, we had with him order. Automatically he has therefore not taken care of. Easier it would as in every star hotel the nachgefüllten bar to operate. The buggy came every day too late. As he not at all came, have we after 20 minutes wait decided, saying on foot to go. As discharge thought the butler to burden, because we all had to say. He only as more forgetful robot commands taken. The room was on one day not at all cleaned. When we complained, we were still accused, the wrong sign out hung to have. At the pool bar we were not served, because no staff was there. Exclusively for the loungers competent staff is clearly not on the idea, that we may at the pool bar come around drinks to consume. Overall, the time was annoying, to say, i would like the, i would like these, the buggy is not delivered on time, the room not cleaned, the bar empty, the lounge chairs without cushions, etc. Etc... Just far away from a star hotel.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    The pool was alright, however also nothing more. It is also a bit dated. On the island it has a water sports centre. The spa offer is very recommendable.

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Information about Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa at Dhonakulhi (Opening October 2014)

Hotel Information

Hotel description

Hotel description

  • What the hotel offers
    The Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives, Spa Resort & Marina is a new luxury boutique resort situated on the privately-owned uninhabited virgin island of Dhonakulhi, North Maldives, Indian Ocean. The resort was opened on 1st August 2005 with 6 types of spectacular guest villas. Our marina is the first of its kind in the Maldives. The Island is a haven of peace, tranquillity and serenity. The Island Hideaway is one of the very few resorts (currently 3) in the Haa Alifu Atoll The whole resort is well set up for families. Most of the rooms are more than large enough, there is a play centre attended by young female staff who also babysit (and the butler, of course, is happy to help), there are kids' meals, a kids' pool, and a large shallow lagoon ideal for swimming and water sports. And as all unpowered water sports are free of charge, this is perfect for families for messing around together
  • Location
    The Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives, Spa Resort & Marina is a new luxury boutique resort situated on the privately-owned uninhabited virgin island of Dhonakulhi, North Maldives, Indian Ocean
  • Accommodation
    There are 6 categories of rooms all built in that luxurious rustic style that is so right for Maldives. Every roof is thatched, every wall and column deliberately uneven; the floors are wooden, the textiles are cotton in plain earthy colours. The differences between the rooms are essentially size - of the rooms, the surrounding enclosure and the pool. The 176 sqm Funa Pavilions (7) and the 385 sqm Raamba Retreats (7) don't have pools and have less of a beach in front. The 550 sqm Donakulhi Residences (20) are in the majority and are perhaps the ideal compromise between price, size and position. The Jasmine Garden Villas (5) are an enormous 705 sqm with a 10-metre infinity pool and floating dining pavilion connected. With the butler bringing all your meals if you wish, there is no need to leave its confines. The ultimate rooms are the two Hideaway Palaces at 1,420 sqm that sit by the beach bulge and enjoy several infinity pools and eight separate thatched pavilions.
  • Leisure
    Tennis Court, Sauna, Fitness Centre, Fishing, Skiing, Games Room, Spa & Wellness Centre, Massage, Billiards, Table Tennis, Windsurfing, Hot Tub, Library, Canoeing, BBQ Facilities, Diving, Snorkelling, Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Other facilities and services
    Private butler service 24 In villa dining Diving / Water sports in house doctor Sport centre Tennis court Kids club Bar

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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Library
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Business centre
  • Play rooms
  • Hotel safe
  • Internet
  • Lift
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Fire alarm

Gastronomy

  • Full board
  • Restaurant
  • Diabetic menu
  • Vegetarian
  • Hotel bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Catering service

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis court

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Special massages
  • Sauna
  • Steam room/ turkish bath
  • Whirlpool

Other hotel information

  • Rehabilitation centre
  • 24 hour reception
  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Gay friendly
  • Express check in and check out
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Multilingual
  • 24 hour security
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Laundry service