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Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2012

This was our first visit to the Maldives and didn't we get lucky..... I always use tripadvisor to make the final decision and I have to say I was a little concerned when I read some negative comments after booking. Well I was pleasantly surprised. We stayed in one of the water bungalows; I requested 411 prior to travelling and...

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

hello WayneG102.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for choosing to spend your first vacation in the Maldives with us at Ellaidhoo.. and also for sharing your experience and review on Trip Advisor.. We are very pleased to know that you've had a “Great holiday” and that your wife would have happily stayed another two weeks.. :) We also...

linslade
Reviewed 7 March 2012

We have just returned from our 3rd visit to Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo having visited the Maldives 6 times. This resort is without doubt one of the best and to be remembered by not only Prem & Donald but quite a few of the staff made it feel like home from home. The snorkelling is better than the Great Barrier Reef...

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

hello chriswarbyLinslade Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. A big thank you for your continued patronage and for sharing your experience “Third visit” on Trip Advisor.. We are delighted to know that we have exceeded your previous stay's experience.. Also we are very happy that you are now a part of the Ellaidhoo family and look forward to welcoming you for...

kent
Reviewed 6 March 2012

As the Manager Prem said..."you are part of our family".We really did feel part of something bigger than it's parts .Part of the ocean .....the fish and the turtles swim up to your door.Part of the staff..they are so friendly,dedicated and entertaining.....whether helping with a lost bank card ; Donald doing the most hilarious Bingo game ever! ;Harris doing origami...

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

hello yogiKent.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for sharing your review “Part of a Family!” on Trip Advisor.. We are very delighted to know that you felt like a part of the varying parts of Ellaidhoo.. :) What gives us more pleasure is knowing that you've enjoyed yourselves thoroughly and that you've never felt more rejuvenated.. Looking forward...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2012

We had the most amazing holiday possible in February. This was our second time at Chaaya Reef and we returned to catch up with friends and celebrate birthdays. The island provides a perfect combination of tranquility, superb service, fantastic food, excellent accommodation and some of the best snorkelling and diving around. We have travelled extensively, staying in five star accommodation,...

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

hello JOAWOL Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for sharing your review “Absolutely superb” on Trip Advisor.. :) Also a big thanks from the Management and all the staff for your continued patronage to Ellaidhoo.. Its a delight having you with us.. and we are very pleased to know that you were completely rested and re-vitalized after your vacation...

Chesterfield
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Sorry this is a bit late we went for Cristmas and stayed in a waterbungalow room number 417:):) Lovely to be back everyone remembered us and made us feel very special Donald you are a legend thanks for the water bungalow hope you are still there in December We are coming back The diving again was superb love it!!!!!! The...

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hello Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. We do appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Ellaidhoo on Trip Advisor.. Its been a pleasure having you back at Ellaidhoo and we thank you for your continued patronage.. :) We are glad that you had a “SUPERB".. time here, but more so cause you "WILL RETURN AGAIN!!!!!!!!!” :) We...

Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 3 March 2012

This is our first trip to the Maldives. We wanted to be relaxed, run around bare footed even to dinner, my husband could wear shorts to dinner, we snorkeled as much as possible, we stayed in the over the water bungalow with the perfect view, so we got what we wanted. We read about the buffet being average. It was...

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

hello Goldwingnut.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for sharing your review “It's what we wanted” on Trip Advisor.. :) We are very glad to know that we've fulfilled your expectations and that you've enjoyed every moment here at Ellaidhoo.. It is wonderful to know that you snorkelled as much as possible too.. :) We look forward to welcoming...

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2012

This is the firt time I have ever posted a review on trip advisor, but on this occasion I felt I had to. This was our 2nd visit to the Maldives although our first at Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo and, we were not disappointed. We stayed in room 207 a Superior room, and it was lovely. It was always clean and...

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

hello PatS610 Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. We are very delighted to know that this is your first time sharing your experience and review on Trip Advisor.. and thank you for the same.. :) It is also a great feeling to know that we've made your vacation at Ellaidhoo a “wonderful stay”.. despite the terror Triggers!! We sympathize for the...

Sussex
Reviewed 1 March 2012

First trip to Maldives, we had heard from friends to take the SeaPlane Transfer. This was a godsend, as others on our flight took the Boat Transfer that took 3 hours, over a very choppy sea, that made everyone, including the crew, be seasick Food was always taken in the same resturant, and was always taken at the same table,...

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

hello trapidvisor.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for sharing your review “Friendly staff” on Trip Advisor.. :) We are pleased to know that you've enjoyed your stay with us in the month of October.. :) Looking forward to welcoming you back during the sunnier months.. Until then, cheers from the Management and the staff out here.. :)

Brixham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2012

We have visited other islands and were a little apprehensive with this one when booking due to mixed reports, however, it was fine! If you are looking for a smaller island with little more todo than relaxing with a book, diving and snorkelling this is it! We enjoy our snorkel here just literally a few metres from your villa and...

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

hello Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for sharing your experience and review “Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo”, on Trip Advisor.. It is a pleasure to know that you've enjoyed your vacation with us, despite your initial apprehension.. :) Further, we are glad that you've experienced our jewel, "the renowned house reef with its myriad collection of fishes and coral".. Looking...

Essex
Reviewed 26 February 2012

First trip to the Maldives and we picked the resort based on its (relative) affordability. Ellaidhoo turned out to have wonderful, friendly staff and the most fantastic snorkelling. We also found our fellow guests really friendly too. I loved the spa, Azmaara. The girls were most professional and the treatments fabulous. We were a bit disappointed that our room didn't...

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hello carolmac1.. Greetings from Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.. Thank you for sharing your review on Trip Advisor.. :) It is a pleasure to know that you've had a “Great Holiday” with us at Ellaidhoo.. We are glad that you've tried snorkelling in our house reef, despite being a poor swimmer.. Looking forward to welcoming you back.. until then, cheers from the...

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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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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  • 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: $409 - $967 (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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