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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Welcomed on arrival with refreshing drink and cold flannel, after a speedboat trip that took a little longer than expected due to the slightly choppy sea. (If you sit at the back you are least affected by the choppiness ! ) Our beach bungalow was great after I requested a move after being shown the first villa which had shrubs...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't give it only one star as the sea is beautiful and the food (other than breakfast) is decent, but the hotel itself is really, really below average for the Maldives. From the beginning, it didn't start well: as soon as we arrived, we were, along with other guests, given a lecture of all the things that are chargeable...

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Firstly, things I wish I knew before I went:- 1)the sockets are UK sockets, but a few are those funny ones that accommodate any type of plug. There is a hairdryer in your room. 2)The resort provides you with beach towels, no need to take your own. We took lilos on the say so of other reviewers who said there...

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Kirkkonummi, Finland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our 2nd trip to Ellaidhoo. 1st was only 18 months ago in October 2015. 1st time ever we visited same place another time. I have a feeling that we probably will visit this resort in the future third time. Why? I would say there are 4 main reasons for that. 1. House reef Absolutely fantastic. Every time either...

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London
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Don't get me wrong, this was not the-holiday-from-hell but neither was it the-4-star-and-shining-reviews experience we expected either. The old saying jumps to mind, you get what you pay for. On the boat journey from the airport a male staff member, catching a lift, pushed me off my bench which necessitated me to move. This was a sign of the mentality...

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Easton, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Though the Elaidhoo Maldives was not perfect, I was able to get an overwater bungalow with full board at a very nice hotel for less money than a simple room at many competing hotels, and I left my Maldivian experience very happy. Logistics The hotel is located either 80 minutes from Male by speedboat or 20 minutes by seaplane. The...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a nutshell, if you want to visit the Maldives without the ridiculous price tag, experience some of the luxury lifestyle the Maldives offers and mainly want to snorkel/dive, then Ellaidhoo is for you. The pros; 1. Great house reef which allows for spotting some great marine life. We saw Reef Sharks, Turtles, a pod of Dolphins, Mantas and lots...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stay that fell somewhere between satisfactory and good. Our destination being the Maldives we expected wonders but our expectations were quickly checked against reality. Upon arriving, we were forced to wait upwards of an hour for our pre-booked hotel transportation due to a "technical issue" with the boat. And yet, as soon as the last couple who was scheduled...

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Ellaidhoo_Team, Guest Relations Executive at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, A fantastic day from the sunny side of life! We do appreciate you for taking time & sharing your experiences here on trip advisor based on your recent visit. We do apologize for the inconveniences caused with regards to your speedboat transfer and the room upon arrival. On the other hand we are still grateful that you had...

Nailsea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been home from Ellaidhoo for nearly 3 weeks now and I am still in withdrawal from the fabulous house reef. It has taken a while to write this review as was not sure what to say. Let me start by saying that we had a fab holiday, we have been to the Maldives four times previously and stayed...

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Ellaidhoo_Team, Guest Relations Executive at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, A fantastic day from the sunny side of life! We do appreciate you for taking time & sharing your experiences here on trip advisor based on your recent visit. Upon reading your review, it is overwhelming to know that you have been patronizing Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts as your trusted brand for your holiday in the Maldives. We...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful island to completely relax on. The staff are very friendly including Jo, Kelly, Yankee and Sharma. The food is great with lots of options. The drinks on the premium package are much better than the standard all inclusive. A massive variety of sea life can be seen when snorkelling, we saw a shark and a stingray...

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Ellaidhoo_Team, Guest Relations Executive at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, A fantastic day from the sunny side of life! We do appreciate you for taking time & sharing your experiences here on trip advisor based on your recent visit. It has been a pleasure knowing that you had a relaxing holiday and that you have truly enjoyed your stay here. Our staff has always been our strength in...

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, like all nature's wonders, is blessed with a spectacular offering for marine enthusiasts, is known the world over as the dive island in the Maldives.In the shade. Under the palms. On the Beach. Over the water. There are plenty of stylish types of living spaces to choose from at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon. The 112 rooms are delightfully designed to blend in with the tropical backdrop and its natural environment.A stunning location combined with star-class facilities and outstanding levels of service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

Address: Ellaidhoo Island (Formerly Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo)
Region: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > North Ari Atoll > Ellaidhoo Island
Price Range: RM1,085 - RM3,414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon 4*
Number of rooms: 112
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Also Known As:
Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo Hotel North Ari Atoll
Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo Resort
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“Rooms around 312 to 324 are on the side of the island that has a lovely breeze.”
cjdunk, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Water bungalows offer great views over the Ocean.”
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“We had standard room for one night which was very spacious, then moved to beach bungalow 302 which was right on the beach”
AndreaM328, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“beach bungalow has a sandy beach. There will always be a concrete wall separating the island from the sea.”
edmond2003, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Small, very basic but beautiful surroundings and nice people.”
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