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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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#6 of 12 hotels in Dhaalu Atoll
Travellers' Choice
The All Inclusive 24h Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas opened its doors in May 2019 and is situated on the private island of Kedhigandu. Palace represents the most sophisticated hotel portfolio of RIU Hotels & Resorts and stands for luxury as well for a wide range of services. Distance to Airport on Kudahuvadhoo neighboring island aprox. 5km. 176 cozily furnished rooms offers with free Wi-Fi & modern amenities consisting of Junior Suites located in various villas, as well exclusive overwater suites some of which have small private pools. Relax at the spa or get in shape at the gym. 1 outdoor pool with swim-up bar and a children's pool at neighboring Riu Atoll. For the youngest guests, RiuLand Kids Club (4 - 7 & 8 - 12 years old) and for adults, day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations at our main buffet as well as Italian, Fusion, Japanese and Steakhouse specialty restaurants; 3 bars
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Room service
Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish
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MJV_12 wrote a review Yesterday
Bristol, United Kingdom163 contributions106 helpful votes
Recently stayed, food amazing. A bit windy so walking between the islands challenging at times. Buggies need to run s bit more often. Only downside no books are being kept for customers because of Covid19 so make sure you bring some. Entertainment very low key not like unusual Riu hotels. We travelled my plane to local island then boat, very long winded next time will take the sea plane.
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Review collected in partnership with riu.com
Date of stay: October 2021
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Nuno A wrote a review 21 Oct
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We went to the resort between 5 and 12 of October this year. First of all, we were lucky with the weather, only catching about 5mins of rain on a day. Also we were upgraded to a water villa, we booked a beach room (bottom floor). Everything on the palace side was amazing! The buffet has lots of options for all kinds of diets and staying on the Palace side you can book reservations for the 4 restaurants (2 on the Atoll side and 2 on the Palace side), unfortunately we had no chance to get a reservation for the Japanese restaurant, but we got to try the others. The ones on the Atoll side (Italian and the steak house) are not amazing, but we still had nice meals. On the Palace side we tried the Krystal restaurant and that was brilliant!!! They have an amazing lobster curry and everything was perfect!! One thing we felt the resort could improve is their wine choices, all are very poor... The biggest shout out has to go to the staff, they are the kindest, most polite and funny people we've seen on the business! Dilshan (our host), we loved all the towel animals he did and his amazing job taking care of our room! Samee (sports bar), always with a smile on his face, funny guy and super kind! Hashi and Prasad (entertainment team), both super motivated and made everything to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Prasad is also an artist with palm leaves!! Lénir, Luís, Janaka, Annabella (buffet/restaurants), with the first two was really nice and funny to be able to speak Portuguese so far away from home. All four are so polite, kind and always smiling, 5 stars!! Marchee, Pasi and Singhe (pool bar), always catered to our cocktail requests and surpassed all expectations!! Tip for people going there: Requesting the cocktails with their names is a must!!!! To all the staff and specially the ones mentioned, thank you!!! We miss you already!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Julian P wrote a review 19 Oct
167 contributions36 helpful votes
Just leaving here today with much sadness, amazing place. Stopped on the palace side, which is nicer and more private. Had a villa overlooking the sea number 63. Massive thanks to Marchee, Pasi and the rest of the staff at the paradise pool bar, they made our stay amazing. Lovely people. Sunset with the music playing is cool as. Restaurants are nice and plenty of choice so all good there, Sofia restaurant was our favourite however the Lobster curry in the Krastal restaurant was amazing. Great relaxing place, especially on the palace side, snorkelling every day and every day is different in the sea. Make sure you bring something to put on your feet in the sea as the coral is sharp. You’re gonna love it here, slightly bored after 10 days but will be back again just for a week next time. (I like more to do really) but if you like reading and sunbathing stop longer. Thanks Zoe and Julian (Salford)
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lloyd m wrote a review 18 Oct
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I have stayed at many riu hotels over the world however the riu palace Maldives seriously blows them all the water and this is mostly due to the staff. A very special shout out to Puri, Mary, Nilan, Madara, Chamee, Sanjeew, Thanuka and Pasi who made this the most amazing holiday for me and my partner. Anything you asked of them was happily done and nothing was too much effort. We will be returning to this hotel next year and hope to see the same staff!! Thank you Riu palace Maldives for the experience and we will see use again soon. Lloyd & Karen.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MaxGunter wrote a review 17 Oct
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Unbelievable experience at Riu Palace Maldivas. Service was top Notch and the facilities world class. Would definitely recommend for honeymoon or any other occasion. Lenir served us at the Palace buffet restaurant evening and was most pleasant. Real pleasant surprise to find out we were allowed at the Riu Attoll side as well meaning we had a lot of extra facilities. The food was great with a lot of different choices and menu varying constantly. Special thanks to our cleaner leaving the room spotless and leaving a special honeymoon message on the bed as well as different towel animals each day. Facilities and staff were all great and we enjoyed the excursions and activities. Special thanks to Alps, Bharat other barman and manager at the pool bar at Riu attoll where we spent most of our time during the day. Service was truly great, friendly people and great tasting cocktails. Must visit hotel.
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Review collected in partnership with riu.com
Date of stay: October 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Russian.
Does Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.
Is Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.