Note: We stayed at 3 hotels during our trip to Maldives, including Kam hotel, Anantara Veli and Dhigu (through a kind upgrade). As we planned and selected our entire trip through Tripadvisor, we will be doing detailed reviews of all 3.
We arrived in Hulhule (where Maldives Airport is located) via Singapore Airlines at about 10pm. We decided to save a night at our resort and put up at a hotel in Male instead. After reviewing the options, we decided on Kam Hotel for the night.
We took a boat from the airport (Turn right and go down the jetty after leaving arrival hall, about 400m). Boat ride is about 10 min and costs US$1 per person. They even help you with your luggage!
Kam Hotel was about 3 min walk from the jetty. I would frankly say that is the only thing that is good about the hotel, other than the vaguely reasonable price (we paid about US$150 through Agoda).
We checked in at about 10.30pm and check in itself was rather smoooth. Our resort Anantara had left a message for us that they would pick us up at 8am the next morning at the jetty which was the only good news that night. Luckily it was a short stay
The door was flimsy, bed was hard and squeaked when you sat down, the toilet was smelly, air con was not working well (it was hot at 13 degrees C!) The bedsheet and blanket was stained. furniture was dated. Toilet was dank and dark and had strange leaks. Did not shower.
Room itself was noisy, had absolutely no form of insulation at all from the noise. A stairwell to the lobby was right outside the door to our room. We could hear everything the entire night. There seemed to be people moving furniture throughout the night (?!?!) and doors slammed very loudly. Needless to say we had a bad night, got up bright and early to leave for our resort.
Check out was smooth.
For those looking at this option to stay in Male before moving to the resort, consider Kam hotel only for the location and nothing else. Other than that, try somewhere else. There were rows of hotels all along the same area, so we are pretty sure you can get something better than this for that price.
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- Also Known As:
- Kam Hotel Male
- Kam Hotel Maldives/Male