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Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 24 March 2013

I stayed at the resort in November 2012. the island is very nice as is the housereef for diving. But as a single traveller I did not feel welcome, the resort seems to be designed for honeymooners only. The management trys to get as much money out of the travellers as possible.

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Andreana W, Front Office Executive at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, responded to this review

hello GermanyReisen.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for sharing your experience “Great island but resort not well managed” on Trip Advisor.. We are disheartened to know that you did not feel welcome and hopefully you'll consider returning to Ellaidhoo, giving us the opportunity to right your experience.. Till then, Cheers from the Management and all the staff..

London
Reviewed 23 March 2013

A lovely island with everything you could hope for from a Maldivian holiday. The resort has been open for 22 years so had a lovely traditional feel. All the staff were very freindly to make you feel really welcome. We stayed in a beach bungalow on a shady part of the beach, which was perfect to access the sea for...

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Andreana W, Front Office Executive at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, responded to this review

hello LizzALondon.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience “lovely summer holiday in the middle of winter” on Trip Advisor.. :) We are happy to know that we were everything you could hope for from a Maldivian holiday and that you've had a fabulous time here with the dolphins swimming a few...

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2013

I will start by saying, if you want perfect rooms, pay twice as much and go to another island. The rooms at Chaaya are a bit dated but they were always clean and perfect for what my Wife and I wanted for a holiday. We were lucky because we were upgraded to a water bungalow for the 1st seven nights...

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Andreana W, Front Office Executive at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, responded to this review

hello garyb886.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for sharing your review “The rooms aren't 5* but the Staff and Island are!” on Trip Advisor.. We are glad that your overall experience was pleasant, and have taken into consideration your feedback, which gives us the opportunity to improve.. With regards to the water bungalows, we do not have stairs...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2013

This was our first trip to the maldives... we had an image of what we had always dreamt it would be like and...it was everything we had hoped for. we visited in march and the weather was simply stunning. the travel brochures and the websites do not do the place justice. the island itself is small but has everything you...

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Andreana W, Front Office Executive at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, responded to this review

hello easilee.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience “If only all resorts were this good...” on Trip Advisor.. We are extremely pleased that you chose us for your very first Maldivian holiday and are glad that it was everything you had dreamed and hoped for.. :) We also thank you for...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 19 March 2013

A fab little island with attentive staff, good facilities, a first class dive centre and an AMAXING reef. We stayed in one of the water bungalows which were lovely although the bunglaows on the beach were just as nice and lovely and shaded. The beach is beautiful but the stand out features were the fantastic staff ( very attentive, couldnt...

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Andreana W, Front Office Executive at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, responded to this review

hello Manxelisa.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for sharing your review “Snorkelling heaven” on Trip Advisor.. It has been our pleasure making your holiday a memory to be treasured and are extremely pleased to know that you've had a fantastic time.. We look forward to welcome you for many such vacations, with loads of everything unique to us.....

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2013

This was the first time my partner and I have been to the Maldives, what an experience from not wearing shoes from the time you arrive to the fantastic snorkelling and diving, we were swimming with baby sharks and turtles, the colours you see are unbelievable and you can never tire, the food is fantastic they cater for all, the...

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Andreana W, Front Office Executive at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, responded to this review

hello teresat638.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for sharing your review “Paradise” on Trip Advisor.. but more so for choosing to spend your very first Maldivian holiday with us at Ellaidhoo.. :) We are pleased to know that your vacation was a delightful experience and that you enjoyed every moment either in the water or on land.. We...

North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2013

We have just returned from our second visit to this island and if you are reading all the reviews on other islands then I want to assure you that you can't go wrong with chaaya reef ellaidhoo. We were back for only one week and I have booked to go back again in 3 months time. The reef is amazing...

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Andreana W, Front Office Executive at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, responded to this review

hello Cherubkin67.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for sharing your experience “What can we say!” on Trip Advisor.. :) But more so for your continued patronage to Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. It has been a delight having you with us and making your stay even more memorable.. We are certain that your future visits are bound to improve in...

Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2013

We returned from a perfect trip to Chaaya with fantastic friends. The water bungalows were excellent cleaned twice a day. The staff could not do enough for us they were happy and friendly at all times. Nick the drinks barman provided us with drinks all day, he was funny and with his wonderful 'cockney accent' made us laugh The chefs...

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Andreana W, Front Office Executive at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, responded to this review

hello ChristineD844.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for choosing to vacation with us and for sharing your experience “The best holiday ever” on Trip Advisor.. :) We are happy to know that you've had a fabulous holiday and enjoyed every aspect of Ellaidhoo.. especially our well renowned "Crab Dance" .. :) Its been wonderful making your vacation very...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Returned home yesterday from a 14 night holiday at Chaaya Reef. I really don't understand the negative reviews of this island... I have travelled extensively for work and pleasure and could not find a single thing to complain about. The island is beautiful and well maintained, the house reef is incredible...and what really made our holiday so perfect and special...

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Andreana W, Front Office Executive at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, responded to this review

hello carrijed.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for sharing your review “A Piece of Paradise” on Trip Advisor.. We are extremely pleased to know that you've had a fabulous holiday and that you'll be definitely returning to our wonderful island..shame not next week though.. :) Its been our pleasure making your stay with us as memorable as you'd...

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Like all gems this island is small and just as precious. A real tropical island with lush vegation palm trees, a real idyllic retreat. Yes it has a wall surrounding it but perceptions of the wall change whilst there and it eventually looks like the gateway to Paradise. Beyond the wall is a magical world of coral, huge shoals of...

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hello Guitargirl123_13.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for taking time to share your experience “Paradise Island. A hidden gem” on Trip Advisor.. We are extremely pleased to know that you've had an idyllic retreat with loads of fond memories.. Its been a pleasure making your vacation a truly relaxed one and we are glad that you experienced your...

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • 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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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: $330 - $1,123 (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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