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Top 10 Picnic Inn Hotels

Top 10 Picnic Inn Hotels

1




5/5
Perfect
6 Reviews
Ithaafushi Island, South Male, Maldives, Maldives
"I had the utmost pleasure recently to visit the Maldives for the first time. I am a Hilton Diamond member and have had my eye on the Waldorf Astoria Maldives since they opened in 2019. Hilton points are easy to earn and this property is the highest value you can get for those points at a standard room rate of 120k points per night. You have to be patient to find the availability but it does happen. And a “standard” room here is nothing short of luxurious. My experience at the Waldorf did not disappoint in any way and absolutely exceeded my expectations. I want to give special mention to my concierge during my stay, Camille. There was nothing I asked of her that couldn’t be accomplished, and always with the kindest of smiles. She is genuine and warm. Honestly, all of the staff members I encountered were just as happy to help me out, greeting me by name most of the time. I travel solo a lot, and I do enjoy the solitude of it. But there are also instances when I am eager to have a chat, in which case, it was always a joy to visit Peacock Alley for a Happy Hour or post-dinner cocktail. My two favorite bartenders, Zedd and Sudheep, couldn’t have been nicer. The cocktails were well crafted and it was fun to just give them a flavor profile, to see what delicious concept they could design for me. Vanilla Margaritas are my new favorite. I also appreciated visiting with Sofie from Guest Relations on a couple of occasions. It started out as a professional business gesture, making sure all my needs were being met, asking for feedback, which is nice to get asked about. Then the conversation turned to Waldorf properties around the world, and favorite destinations to visit next time. That is my favorite type of conversation to have and I learned a lot of good ideas from Sofie about that. It wasn’t a rushed thing, I felt it was genuine and sincere. I appreciate that so much. One more thing I would like to share with trip advisor readers, if you are interested in snorkeling. Maybe you have read some past reviews or opinions about the house reef at the Waldorf being perhaps not quite up to par. Let me tell you, that is not the case anymore. I was a bit skeptical after having read similar comments. I have snorkeled at the Great Barrier Reef, which I didn’t think could be topped. I was wrong. I’ve never seen so many different varieties of fish before. I had asked several staff members where they thought the best spots to snorkel the house reef from would be, and was told to go near the dive shop and in front of Yasmeen (a Lebanese restaurant on the resort). The water was so clear, I could see for a very long distance. I was thrilled with the experience, and if fish are what you want to see, this is an amazing place to see them. I just wanted to say again to all the wonderful and warm staff members at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives, you made my visit there an experience I will never forget. Thank you for making me feel so very w"
"Being rated the fifth best hotel in the world by one the leading global travel magazines, I wonder what the top four do better than the WA? Everything here is near perfect, only thing to be unhappy about is the bill at check-out (tip - pay with Hilton points). The island and villas are beautiful. Food is superb. You know you're going somewhere special when you board the yacht for transportation to the island, and it just gets better. Unfortunately Hilton did not send me a departure survey and I'd like to recognize a handful of gentlemen who made our stay over the top better, all working in food and beverage. In the kitchen Asian chef Mr Fatt and pastry chef Mr Saurabh made custom dishes for us at breakfast that were outstanding, and both gentlemen were great to talk with. Server at Tasting Table Mr Saif became my 'best friend' on property with his attentive service and great personality. Bar staff at Peacock Alley, especially Mr Sudeep and Mr Zedd, kept us entertained and well lubricated during Diamond happy hour. Loved every minute, we'll be back."
"Overall, our experience at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives was amazing. It was truly the best vacation destination and resort we have experienced. The entire staff was extremely accommodating and proved to be very sweet individuals. Our personal concierge, Shawki, was THE BEST, and never skipped a beat. We understand that occupancy was a bit higher than usual when we visited, yet we never felt like that was the case because Shawki was supportive every step of the way. The entire resort including our Water Villa was absolutely breathtaking. Every detail and design was thoughtfully curated with utility. I will be highly recommending this resort to friends and family."
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2




4.7/5
Outstanding
33 Reviews
South Male Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
"Breakfast is good, I personally feel that the experience is very good, especially the service... The hotel has been in business for 8 years, so if you have strict requirements on hardware facilities, then consider it clearly, I think the hotel opened for 8 years is still quite good... water The house is superb, the room layout, design, are very good, much better than many other water houses I saw when I went out to sea... The service is another one that I am very satisfied with, the butler is very professional, consider very thoughtful... Next time I go to Madai, I should still choose here..."
"Girlfriends travel awesome Six Star Island! The butler Chelsea is professional and intimate and meticulous, arranged to impeccable! Thank you Chelsea for having you on the island one by one. We will come back for vacation next year! Thanks to Ctrip's professional services, we stayed for three nights at the beach house and three nights at the water house. Beach houses are also good, compared to recommended water houses. Excellent service, great view, great breakfast and dinner included!"
"Very perfect holiday, the sand house actually upgraded to the duplex villa 907, the coral at the door is less than ten meters from the beach, the fish is a lot, the snorkeling level is great~, in contrast, the water house is slightly monotonous, the wind is rushing, affecting Snorkeling, of course, the scenery is still first-class, and the service of the hotel is very good. The steward Salmen is very friendly. It is always far away that Eric warmly greets us."
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3




5/5
Perfect
11 Reviews
South Male Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
"The first time I went to the Maldives, I chose this island, all inclusive, and the experience was very good There are Chinese-speaking staff on the island, and the communication is very convenient. From the perspective of tourists on the island, about 20 [%] are Chinese. There are 4 restaurants on the island, a main restaurant, a Beijing restaurant, a Ceylon restaurant and an underwater restaurant. The experience of the subsea restaurant is good, about 6 meters below the sea level, and the food is delicious. In addition, a series of activities will be arranged on the island, including sea fishing and dolphin watching (if you do not want to snorkel) We live in a water house, and the room is in good condition. I think it may be better than the sand house experience. In short, very good experience ~"
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4




4.8/5
Outstanding
10 Reviews
Cocoa Island,South Male Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
"My husband and I have just returned from staying in the Dhoni loft villa and had possibly the best holiday/honeymoon ever. We were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and promised ourselves that we would visit to the Maldives on our 10th wedding anniversary. I have looked for around two years for the perfect accommodation and chose this resort due to a previous recommendation from a friend. The resort has recently undergone a complete renovation and the accommodation is simply breathtaking with floor to ceiling views of the Indian Ocean. The villas are situated so that you can simply get to the sea directly from your own private steps. We snorkelled every day and saw hundreds of beautiful fish, plenty of baby sharks, turtles and a manta Ray which was as wide as my husband is tall. A trip to cast cast customer service that really makes this holiday stand out from any others that we have gone on. The staff address you by your first names and are friendly but also discreet. Every morning and meal time we were greeted by our first names and the staff are genuinely interested in talking to us and getting to know us. They also cater for individual requirements so for example although I love eating fish I do not like to see fish heads on my plate and they remembered this every time I ordered something preparing it for me. It is the best value to go on a half-board basis because the food is very expensive if you pay for it individually. The breakfast is complimentary for all guests and included a fantastic hot meal menu as well as the usual continental which were fresh pastries, breads, fruit, cereals, yoghurts, granola and fresh bottles of juice etc. The food was simply outstanding and the chefs are a credit. Meals changed every day and included traditional Moldavian dishes. There are different types of villas in the accommodation and we went for one which was mid range. This is a Dhoni loft villa which has a separate bedroom upstairs. It also has an outdoor shower as well as a bar. The bar includes drinks which are free within the room such as Fanta, sprite, tonic. You’re also provided with milk, coffee, tea, fresh fruit changed daily. We had oranges, apples, grapes as well as three snack pots which were changed daily. These included things like almonds, Wasabi beans, cashews. We also had six bottles of water which were constantly being replenished. The staff also come in later on in the day to do a turndown service. If you read the reviews of this resort most people are returning guests and it is no surprise. We will certainly be looking to return once we have saved up again. The resort is small however if you’re looking for a romantic getaway this place is ideal. The only thing we would change at this resort is the sand bank which we were only able to go onto once because boats from other resorts stop at the far end letting people off. This meant that quite often there are 20 or 30 people on the sand bank which really you just want it to yourse"
"We love COMO Cocoa Island which is a 30 minute speedboat ride from the airport and has recently been renovated so that everything, such as the soft furnishings, mattresses and bedding, is fresh and new. The staff here are some of the nicest and professional you will meet with a “can do” attitude. The food is on another level of deliciousness, with dishes to suit all tastes and a healthy menu that tastes so good you don’t feel you’ve been cheated. The spa offers unrivalled treatments, the dive centre has all the equipment you need and a very safety conscious ethos, and the snorkelling right off the luxurious villas is such a treat with brightly coloured beautifully patterned fish darting among the corals. If you want excellent warm service and some of the best food to be had, this island comes highly recommended. The staff on the islands do not travel between islands or even to the mainland capital Male, as decreed by the Maldivian Government, to make sure that Covid is kept at bay. Those that arrive to work on the islands from other countries must quarantine for 14 days before any contact with colleagues or guests and also take a PCR test to be sure they are clear of the virus at the end of their quarantine. They wear masks and gloves to serve you, but guests can go mask-free. A PCR test is required for all visitors to the Maldives, to be taken within 96 hours of departure. We found that very easy to do in London at the London Medical Laboratory and had our results back within 24 hours, so in ample time before journeying to file on-line with Maldives immigration. The islands are required to have a doctor readily available for the guests should the need arise. An extra service for those who need it is that a PCR test can be arranged for departing guests if required by their next destination. We came here with British Airways who have direct flights from Heathrow and have gone to great lengths to make the journey safe. The cabin air is HEPA-filtered, every key surface is disinfected after each flight and masks are required to be worn at all times except when eating and drinking, a rule that is sensibly adhered to. I thought this would be uncomfortable to do for a 10 1/2 hour journey, but the reality is you quickly get used to it and it wasn’t a problem for any of our family. On arrival at Male Velana International airport, immigration is Covid-prepared with easy walk-through temperature checks, perspex screens, hand sanitiser, masks and gloves, as can be seen everywhere now. The weather is beautiful, the sea air fresh, the warmth so welcome, as well as the warm welcome you’ll experience from the wonderful people who work here. On our last visit we went to Baros which was lovely but COMO Cocoa Island remains our firm favourite, for several reasons but particularly these: the privacy of the villas, the intimacy of the island, the consistently excellent staff, the food here has the edge and the access to the lagoon and snorkelling is better. "
"We staid at Cocoa for 1 week on our 2nd and last leg in the Maldives (which started with Kanuhura). Cocoa is absolutely right up our street - a beautiful almost manicured island with a spectacular lagoon full of marine life, showcasing different colors, shades and forms. We staid at the sunrise COMO Villa and it's one of the best villas we ever staid in the world. The views are single-handedly one of the most unforgettable we ever had, the sun deck is sublime with the added pool which is always a nice to have. The service: perfection, proactive and of an excellent standard. Binoy was flawless and had tremendous patience with the most exquisite requests we could have had e.g. ice in the villa, last minute spa appointments, changes on activities etc. A superb host. Although I'd most likely have preferred the older, heavier southern east-asian/balinese furniture and decor throughout the whole resort (after the refurb earlier this year, this type of decor is only seen in reception, SPA.. and in the occasional corner), I'd say that the current is okay, focused on being simpler, neutral, easier to maintain and overall "safer". (including the new thatched roof of the villas which are now made of a material which is meant to last 20 years.. bringing more of the older decor back would be amazing, it would make Cocoa even better, but that's just a personal preference. The food is mazing, menus are changed every day except for the "always available" Shambala menu which has some exquisite and balanced options. We're on FB so we had the chance to try different meals. I got addicted to the coconut jelly (go figure). We had several treatments at the SPA and this has been absolutely amazing, the team is really skilled and so attentive, not to be missed. The activities centre is highly professional and were always available to answer any questions and arrange ours e.g. the trip to the Rihiveli lagoon and snorkel at Alimatha was certainly the highlight - thanks super Koko !). We felt very well looked after and we genuinely felt that our stay at Cocoa was one the best holiday experiences we ever had in the Maldives - we will go back. PS - yes, Maafushi is doing some contruction to extend the island which will become uneasy on the eyes, for people staying on the sunrise side... yes, Cocoa is having a new villa built next to the sunset COMO Villa. To us, when there's so much perfection everywhere, we just get totally blindsided. Well done Cocoa team."
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5




4.7/5
Outstanding
12 Reviews
Dhigufinolhu Island, PO Box 2014, South Male Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
"The environment is no problem, living in the water house villa on the sea. I feel that the facilities are general, the grades are not high, the most want to spit is that the meals are too bad, I feel that every meal is not enough!"
"The hotel is very good, it will be greasy to eat the same breakfast every day."
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6




4.7/5
Outstanding
14 Reviews
Emboodhu Finolhu, South Male’ Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
"The old 5 star island, the equipment feels a bit old, the most unfortunate thing is that there is only one Chinese employee on the island or dive center, it is with my parents, they are not good English, they are both on the island Nothing to say. There are many Japanese people on the island, and Japan Go is very enthusiastic about talking with Japanese guests and making people look envious. The service is just like the general, just a lot of professional smirk. At the end of the day, when the island was arranged in a mess, the housekeeper did not know when we left, and the night before, someone called to confirm the time of the island. After sitting on the speed boat, I waited for another half of the day, and a European who had a child was angry. Just... it’s gone. In addition, the fish you can see is a bit monotonous and a bit boring. Finally, at the airport, the hotel staff directly handed us over to the black tour guide? ? ?"
"This resort is simply luxuriously awsome ! My booking was for 2 nights and I extended one more night. Water Villa and Lagoon Villa, exotic ocean views with surprises by nature, Sharks and Sting rays around you, i would highly recommend to everyone. Gorgeous lagoons"
"It was a shame that the weather was not good, but there were some Japanese staff members who were very kind. The children were very happy to see ray and fish nearby by feeding ray and fish."
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7




4.3/5
Excellent
18 Reviews
Dhigufinolhu Island, PO Box 2014, South Male Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
"The hotel is approximately 30 minutes from the Male International Airport and costs a charge. The airport has a special person to pick up, very convenient. The environment on the island is beautiful, the sea is blue-green, and the beach is white and delicate. The rooms are large and well equipped with a reasonable layout. There are several restaurants, especially Thai restaurants. But take a boat for 5 minutes to go to another island. Special thanks to Ctrip's service. When I booked the hotel, I encountered a little episode. Ctrip had an unreasonable communication and coordination, and finally solved the problem. I am very touched! Praise"
"The cost of the island is very high, and any service will charge a service fee. Breakfast is free, dinner is free, but there will be an additional service charge. Evening water is also charged, and a glass bottle of water costs $12. Plus service charge, accommodation is a sea water house, the environment is good. There is only a piece of glass in front of the toilet to look directly at the sea, and no other rooms. There are still many fish species on the snorkeling island. There are opportunities to see turtles and devil fish, but there are basically no living coral reefs around the island. All of them are dead."
"This hotel is worthy of praise in any aspect! First of all, the water room is very large, there is a children's bed, and the floor-to-ceiling windows face the sea, perfect. The sand house is also very good, the layout is reasonable, the small courtyard in the middle of the road, the leisure garden directly to the beach, is also perfect! It is recommended to have breakfast and dinner at the time of booking, which will save a lot of money. The service is also in place, warm and thoughtful. Highly recommended!"
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8




4.3/5
Excellent
10 Reviews
South Male Atoll (Kaafu), Maldives, Maldives
"My wife and I spent a week in Maldives for the first time, after some hectic times at our professional lives. Spent couple of evenings comparing the resorts and decided that it should be within a boat trip from the airport. Adaaran Rannalhi fit our budget and had such a nice reviews that we decided to book it. Went looking for relaxation, warm weather and beautiful surroundings and this was exactly what we found. The boat to the resort is literally leaving 20 meters from the airport terminal so it is just very easy. After 40 minutes boat trip the check-in was handled quickly and we got the room 125 at the far end of the island. Room was on ground floor (which we wanted) and access to sea was less than 10 meters from our door. The room was good and had all the necessities (air-con, fridge, good shower and bed) This end of the island was quiet in the evenings (went to sleep early thru the whole week) , the main bar near the reception at the other side has live music and not sure how long the play. 4 stars for sleep quality because of the couple above us on the 2nd floor had perhaps too many all inclusive drinks and started to move furniture and argue loudly during one night (this went on maybe good 1-2 hours) - of course just bad luck and not really the resorts fault - but a possible downside of ground floor. Days passed mostly sunbathing, reading and snorkeling (wonderful clear waters !! got to see black tip and nurse sharks, turtle, tons of colorful fish - I will never forget this) We brought our own finns and masks so didn't need to borrow and were ready to go all the time. I also did 40minutes instructed dive which was ok, but frankly speaking you see much more by snorkeling around the island. The food was really good and there is something for everyone. vegetarian, grilled, indian, salads, pasta etc.. dessert table also amazing. we had the complete all-inclusive with wines, beer and drinks included and particularly enjoyed sunset drinks in the bar at the far end of the island. This was also the time when nurse sharks arrived and went lying down below the water villa piers. If you want to charge your batteries in beautiful surroundings, book it - you won't be disappointed. We will probably return."
"This island is true paradise! Stunning clear waters, an array of marine life, white sand beaches and friendly staff. The resort was quiet and we felt like we were the only people there. We stayed in a standard room for 7 nights and a few nights in a water bungalow, both were brilliant. We stayed on an all inclusive basis, drink and cocktails were great (not watered down). The buffet food was good, we don’t eat meat so the selection was a bit limited (but that’s our choice). We paid for the lobster dinner on the beach which was fantastic and was a well worth break from the buffet. If you’re staying for a couple of weeks, I’d recommend. The staff were so incredibly friendly and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble and drinks were replenished without needing to ask. Our waiter Sannif was so attentive and friendly and recommended we asked the chef to try some Maldivian food. Chef Rohan welcomed our request and suggested some Maldivian food to try. We didn’t expect a dish cooked especially for us, it was exquisite and I will never forget it! Suba from guest relations was so helpful and friendly, she has such a way with guests and nothing was too much trouble. She helped us with extending our stay and we are so pleased we did! The resort had such a positive atmosphere and all the staff helped make this. I wish I could remember everyone’s names but all were amazing! I recommend staying here to everyone, you will come home feeling so relaxed, we didn’t want to leave and felt very emotional leaving. Thank you to everyone, you are incredible!"
"It was our 4th trip to Maldives and so far the best. The staff is amazing, friendly and went really out of their way to help us in any way possible! Especially Ahmed at reception did wonders with our rooms, Hamdhoon our waiter was wonderful friendly and attentiv. He always waited with a cold bottle of water, as soon as we arrived at the restaurant. One of our party celebrated her birthday and he decorated the table so lovely! The whole celebration was great, with cake and everyone singing! They even decorated the bed very nicely. Our roomboy (room 150) was wonderful friendly and always super helpful as well. The food is really great for Maldives! They must have good italian chefs! Like the wonderful pasta chef at the prep table, he was a great and funny guy! The day tourists were quiet annoying sometimes! One day there was a noisy italian group littering the beach all day with stuff they took from the restaurant and bar to the beach... there should be a special area reserved for day tourists! Yes, the rooms are old and the AC is absurdly located over the bed, but who cares? You spent most time outside anyway. Especially with their beautiful reefs everywhere. I saw turtles and octopus nearly every day. They have many nurse sharks living near the cargo jetty and we were lucky to spot eagle rays every day! The best beach is in front of rooms 150-135 I guess. We would have loved to stay forever in this wonderful place!"
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9




3.9/5
19 Reviews
South Male Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
"The sand house booked has a spacious room. The two-year-old and one-bedroom are not crowded at all. If the child does not have an extra bed, there will be no separate charge. There are many types of breakfast. If you eat late, you will not be hungry until the evening. In the afternoon, you can order drinks and pizza by the pool. We took a speedboat from Maafushi. We took the shuttle bus together. The total cost of two large and one small was 120 US dollars, which is much cheaper than taking the Beas Island speedboat."
"Very nice hotel! Feel the respected atmosphere everywhere! There is a request! The beach of the hotel is great! The snorkeling is very good near the pier, although the coral is average, but many kinds of fish can be seen! This time it was not expected to be an all-inclusive package One complimentary snorkeling trip to the sea, one 15-minute SPA, one 15-minute jet ski! There is no need to bring mineral water, the hotel's tap water can be boiled and drinkable. Wifi is also available everywhere. A great trip!"
"There are many kinds of breakfast, Chinese food, western food, snacks, fruits, drinks, milk, everything you want to eat, big bed, very wide, you can sleep two or three people, the window next to it is also wide, you can sleep people! There are free coffee, tea, mineral water in the room, and there are also drinks for a fee. Going out is the sea, the horizon is wide! The interior of the room is very new, the area is not small, there is a bathtub, the overall feels good!"
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10




4.5/5
Excellent
44 Reviews
Kandooma Fushi, South Male Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
"Booked the hotel's pick-up, you can go to the hotel's desk as soon as you fly, and someone will take you to the yacht, about 40 minutes to the hotel Breakfast must be set. It is rich and has a variety of flavors. There is juice for breakfast every day. There is no free drink for lunch and dinner. There is a restaurant that supports food delivery services. You can call to deliver food to your door, then have breakfast on the balcony at dusk and watch the sunset. If you want to go out to play, you must take a good look at the daily activities and ask carefully, because some activities are one day, some are two days, it is worth going out to sea and diving."
"This two-story building is nice. The location is close to the restaurant and close to the sea. But there are more tigers resting. I can enter the bathroom from the bathroom. I suddenly feel scared when I see it. The hotel has a very good environment, with many green plants and small animals on the island. . When it gets dark, I have to hold my husband for fear of bumping into the little lizard."
"Except for nothing else, it’s really beautiful, other islands will visit this island as a project! Just in the evening of the show, there is a show, it is quite lively, there are many small animals around~ I want to bring my children next time."
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