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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#1 of 29 hotels in Maafushi Island
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The All Inclusive 24h Hotel Riu Atoll opened its doors in May 2019 and is situated on the private island of Maafushi. Palace represents the most elegant hotel portfolio of RIU Hotels & Resorts and stands for luxury as well for a wide range of services. Distance to Airport on Kudahuvadhoo island aprox. 5km. 264 cozily furnished rooms offers with free Wi-Fi & offers modern amenities, as well exclusive overwater Juniorsuites.Relax in our spa or get in shape at the gym. 1 outdoor pool with swim-up bar and 1 children's pool. For the youngest guests, there is the RiuLand Kids Club (for children from 4 - 7 years & 8 - 12 years old) and for adults, day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main buffet as well Italian cuisine, 1 Steakhouse, 3 bars situated in various areas of the hotel.
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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
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Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
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Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkelling
Aerobics
Darts
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Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
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24-hour security
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Suranys P wrote a review 8 Aug
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Supun the best costumer in the sunshine pool . Thank you so much for your help any time. He is the best 😊😊😊😊😊 very professional services. Id you going Riu maldivas atoll going to sunshine pool and ask for Supun he is the best in this hotel. The hotel is beautiful staff is very nice but Supun he is the best
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sergey Sinitsin wrote a review Jun 2021
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Dear RIU TEAM, Tanks for our magical holiday. It was a really great time in a wonderful place with nice people and beautiful nature! Rested from 22.05-05.06.21 in RIU Palace 5*. Excellent design room, total comfort and perfect cleanliness. COVID-19 protection: everyone is wearing gloves&masks, antiseptics (you can get it in any location of the hotel). Buffet: delicious world cuisine. Top Service: the staff is polite and attentive. Special thanks: Maneesha (waiter) is very caring, Pastry Chef for the elegant and tasty desserts. We rarely eat sweets, but here every day:) A la carte: the BBQ Ribs (Steak House) and Lobster (Crystal)- bravo! Bar: great job! Сocktails of any complexity (original alko, from all over the world). Special greetings to the bartender Atoll! Coconut Party (Atoll) – coconut+rum, master classes, BBQ on the beach, DJ, Aqua Fun&Fit. Thank you RIU, we are thrilled! Special thanks to the animation team – they made our holiday! These are incredible girls and guys! Lakaa-won our hearts. Best dancer, singer, coach, volleyball player. How many talents he has, this is truly a rising star! A man has a big heart! Prasad - it cultivates positive energy&weaves the best hats in the world, creates an atmosphere of joy! RIU is very lucky, we hope to see this team next time! Great all activities (snorkeling, diving, jet sky, paddles, yoga). This is the "New Maldives". We recommend RIU to those who like the mix of paradise nature and high level of comfort. Warm Regards, RIU!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 10 Jun 2021
Dear guest, Thank you so much for your outstanding review! We are really happy to hear that you had such a nice time during your stay with us! We all look forward to welcome you back soon! With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Atoll Online Reputation Manager
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NicholaTilsley wrote a review 7 Aug
Cannock, United Kingdom1 contribution
My husband and I stayed at the Riu Atol in July. The island was stunning and the views all around were breathtaking! The resort was beautiful. All of the staff were amazing, especially Sam and Mechell in the buffet restaraunt and Pasi in the sunshine bar! The room was spacious and modern with a lovely view of the ocean, housekeeping was fab, thanks sunup! We had an amazing stay and would definatley return!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Booth2B wrote a review 6 Aug
Sheffield109 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed in the Atoll for a week from 29 July, then a week in the Palace in a pool villa. I travelled with my daughter and we had a beachfront room which was spacious, very clean and it was lovely to open the doors in the morning and be straight on the beach. The only negative I have about this is there was a large family in the rooms around us and they took over all the sunbeds outside our room. If we sat on our verandah it felt like we were intruding into their personal space. This is obviously not an issue with the hotel, but just something worth noting. The entire hotel is kept immaculately clean, even the toilets around the pool! Every single staff member we have come across say good morning/afternoon and are always smiling & happy to help you. The food is lovely, we always managed to find something to eat. We were here to completely chill out & we didn’t really bother with any of the entertainment, but the team were amazing and definitely not pushy if you didn’t want to join in. We took part in the dolphin quest excursion, and it was explained to us that there was a 50% chance we would see any dolphins. We didn’t see one dolphin at all while we were out which was disappointing but again not an issue with the hotel & we were warned about this. If I had to be critical of this hotel, I would say that in my opinion the pool area is not big enough. I did miss the 5* touches like waiter service and room service in the Atoll but honestly this did not take anything away from the hotel and I would absolutely stay here again. We moved to a pool villa in the Palace side of the hotel which is 5* and has the extra little touches like I mentioned above. I will review the Palace seperately. Thank you Riu Atoll for such a beautiful, memorable stay!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Soares wrote a review 5 Aug
Dhaalu Atoll2 contributions
Singhe was a great Bartender, a great guy. I'm very grateful for Know him. Very professional and kindness. In general, all staff was very good. I appreciate so much so, who knows, came back the Next year. Very good drinks, food and a lot of criativity!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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matthewfy09 wrote a review 4 Aug
Grimsby, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely place and staff were friendly. Good option of food and restaurants at this all inclusive. Catered well for vegetarians and vegans and cooked food up especially in the restaurants. Rooms were clean and spacious, the Indian Ocean was a stones throw away from the apartment. Kayaking and Paddle Boarding were included with the price of the stay and lots of other activities were available for a price. My only criticisms of the hotel would be that I was served coke on several occasions when I asked for coke so. This wouldn’t have been a problem apart from I am type one diabetic. My other criticism would be the cost of some of the events. Hiring a cinema screen for a couple was a little pricey but just meant we didn’t do it A very good stay overall
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dylanfarrell wrote a review 3 Aug
Loughborough, United Kingdom38 contributions9 helpful votes
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This hotel is amazing! From the first impression upon arrival we were blown away, reception team were fab and gave us a mini tour explaining what is where. THE ROOM We arrived to our spotless room and were stunned by how beautiful it was (we just had a normal terrace too ) the walk was about 5 minutes from our room to the main pool/ bar/ restaurant and entertainment areas. HOUSEKEEPING the team are amazing and the rooms look brand new everyday! They did an amazing bed display with happy honeymoon and happy birthday during our stay! They do a fab job but i unfortunately didn't get his name but we were in room 1609 so whoever it is thank you THE FOOD The main Buffett is to a high standard and all seems fresh. Not had any problems at all and always have been satisfied. THE ENTERTAINMENT this is what made our holiday! The team are amazing and keep us going all day everyday! Massive amounts of respect to the whole team for keeping us entertained day and night! Water polo is fab! Aqua fit is amazing and we also tried some new games which the team ensured everyone was welcome. In the evenings the team put on amazing music, quizzes and parties which everyone enjoys, I've never been up and having a dance as much as I have this holiday! Massive shout out to Ruki Sanju Lakaa Lakvinda Sadani and lali THE SUNSHINE BAR AND STAGE BAR The pool bar is amazing, Pasi, Supun, nada, rumesh and the rest of the team do an amazing job of keeping us all watered and are always in a happy fun mood making even rainy days funny. The stage bar do an amazing job of ensuring everyone finds a seat and they come round and take orders before the evening starts and then it's bar service which works perfectly for us. THE SPORTS BAR This is a fab area plus is the only area that is fully indoors, it's open 24/7 and had 2 pool tables, the pool cue need replacing however as they have no tips left and are just plastic on top, no shots meet the target. The screens are on all the time and show a mix but you can ask if there is something you want to watch - the womens euros final was amazing and lots watched and had a great night- for some reason the F1 isn't available but FE and F2 is, they did try and look but just seems it's not available here. 24/7 ALL INCLUSIVE the 24/7 snacks are rubbish. It's a fridge with some burgers and hot dogs that are cold, sandwiches with hardly any filling and some cold salad bits. Burger buns, bread and some cakes. By far the worse snack area I've ever been to and considering you can't get any food outside of the restaurant times apart from this selection it's very poor. Don't get me wrong the staff constantly make sure it's fresh and topped up but it's just a very disappointing selection and others have said the same on here and the Facebook groups THE POOL this is the disappointing part ! The pool is very nice from distance, is a good size and has lingers and bar still however the tiles are becoming shabby and not fit for purpose what so ever! Lots of loose tiles and very sharp edges! We witnessed numerous incidents where people were injured and had bad cuts requiring doctors attention! It seems the manger is making people sign waivers in exchange for upgrades rather than addressing the issue. We've not seen any real maintenance and tiles that have been off for since we arrived 11 days ago are still not patched back in. Be careful on the bar stools as the edges are sharp. SAFTEY We have felt very safe here however there seems to no issues however I am very disappointed with the laid back attitude the manger PEDRO had about a particular incident that accrued! I was very concerned for my safety and the of the workers here when one individual starting grabbing people and seeming to try and punch people! Numerous people went over to help the person being targeted however I went to the manager personally to address my concerns after the person sat next to us and was shouting, i asked for this person to be spoken to and I was asked to just ignore it! ! I am very concerned by the approach and because of this one person absolutely nobody else was on the dance floor due to concerns raised by this one person that the manager refused to deal with. The person carried on abusing staff and the manger eventually called the police and he was taken off the island, everyone was relived by this but it was a little to late for my likening. We spent/ are spending week 2 in the palace do a review is pending
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jeanette wrote a review 3 Aug
Oslo, Norway8 contributions9 helpful votes
Me and my daughter (14y) stayed at Riu Atoll for 10 days in July/August, and had the best time. Starting with the Riu staff meeting us at Velana airport, making sure the inbound transfer went super smooth. Arriving at the hotel and had a very effective check-in process before walking to our lovely room situated right on the beautiful beach. Snorkeling with exotic fish every day just outside our room and having Pinã Coladas at the pool whenever we felt like it. The food is good and there's something for everyone. I recommend testing the fish and Indian cuisine as this is made with local expertise. Fresh fruits and vegetables are always available. The staff is truly wonderful, such warm and welcoming people. Always smiling and doing everything to make your stay as pleasent as possible. We just never wanted to leave, and I will highly recomend Riu Atoll if you are staying in the Maldives. Thank you for making our stay truly magical!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Наталья wrote a review 2 Aug
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The hotel is great for its price! The food is delicious, the ocean and the beach are amazing!! Service at the highest level! Special thanks to the bartender Supun, who makes delicious cocktails. It's nice when you come to the pool, and your favorite cocktails are already waiting for you :) It was the rainy season, and from 8 days there was 1 really rainy day, on which it was cold to swim (
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jo M wrote a review Jul 2022
Nottingham, United Kingdom42 contributions23 helpful votes
Firstly here in uk we totally have wrong perception of the Maldives. This out of this world place is safe for families, fun with friends and peaceful & romantic for couples . We had beachfront room (1000) very close to all amenities. Take reef shoes (sharp coral ) , snorkel and factor 50. The sun is much stronger than Europe. Amazing staff .. Sammy who always remembered your name with a happy smile and the amazing Gautam hairdresser in the spa . Riu you really need to look at your snacks in the sports bar . You cannot class your microwave your own burger , curled up sandwiches and tired salad as acceptable snacks available 24hr ! No breakfast available in the sports bar on leaving day at 6.45am only the day before offerings ! The waiter was not interested when we asked . I feel the pool bar should be open later … by 6pm the bar was shut ! DJ was playing vibes and you couldn’t sit and have a drink listening! Be aware you won’t get away leaving your mobile at home … everything from dinner reservations , what’s on , etc is done through an app ! There are electronic boards around the main areas but if you are in your room you will be lost . We stayed for 2 weeks and had an AMAZING Holiday …Riu I hope you take on board my constructive criticisms . We definitely will return next year .
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Date of stay: July 2022
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US$273 - US$1,110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollSouth Male AtollMaafushi Island
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264
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Atoll
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Atoll?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Atoll?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Atoll?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Atoll?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Atoll?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Atoll have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Riu Atoll offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel Riu Atoll have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Riu Atoll offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Atoll?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Atoll?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, and Japanese.
Is Hotel Riu Atoll accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.