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#3 of 5 Speciality lodging in Thinadhoo Island
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Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
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Family rooms
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Michael B wrote a review Jan 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Wafir's and Erika's Lodge is a place where you feel comfortable. They and their service staff make every stay a great experience. On my birthday, they surprised me with a home-baked cake and a terrific lunch on a trip to an uninhabited atoll. I will not forget this unique day. Next time we will book directly with these lovely people. We wish you all the best and much success and hope to see you again soon.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tarun n wrote a review Sep 2018
1 contribution
The Lodge is at a very awesome location and its just a few steps away from the beach. Location - The island and the beach are so beautiful that you will love to stay there. Food - The quality and the variety of the food needs improvement. You can try the food in a nearby restaurant (Plumeria). They provide the same rate but the restaurant and their "Buffet Dinner" is awesome. Property - It is very creative and all the things in the room is made up of wood only which is just an wow thing. But the rooms are not sound proof and they need some improvements. They also provide you books to read but they are all in Italian language. Games and playground - They have a very good volleyball and TT area where you can play games and things are available for kids as well. Conclusion - It is a very good lodge for its beach front location and island. But it is not a like a proper hotels with all facilities.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: best beach, lonely islan
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Response from Wafir, Proprietario at Hudhu Raakani Lodge
Responded 30 Sep 2018
Dear guest, thank you for your advise, we will make more improvements, however in our library we have books in Italian (a lot because of our guests), English and one in Russian. We are very sorry that you don’t like our food , we cook only with fresh and local ingredients in Mediterrean style, but maybe you are right, if you like buffet food and Chinese food is better to go to another restaurant. And finally you are right we are not a proper hotel with all facilities, we are a guest house in which our guests are treated like friends, but I think that resort will be a better solution for some guests.
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Gen D wrote a review Dec 2017
4 contributions8 helpful votes
Hudhu Raakani is the most amazing guest house on this island. This is the second time I’ve stayed here and it always gets better and better. The staff are INCREDIBLE. Always giving the best service and beyond. The rooms are always cleaned and the beds are made everyday and dressed for bed time which makes for such a nice welcoming after a night out. The food is incredible. Breakfast is always a traditional Maldivian breakfast and the dinners are fresh fish caught that day with fresh pasta that is made by hand. Every meal is made with such love it’s just incredible. Whenever I need something the staff are on hand wanting to help and always going above and beyond. I cannot wait to book my next trip here. It’s pure heaven. Thanks everyone at Hudhu Raakani.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
Ikebana75 wrote a review Dec 2014
Bilbso20 contributions61 helpful votes
We have just come back from our holiday at Hudhu Raakani Lodge and we will hardly forget about those days there. The island is simply the Paradise. We have been to Philippines and Malaysia the last years but Thinadhoo and Hudhu Raakani Lodge staff made our holiday even better than those destinies. Thinadhoo has the most beautiful beach I have ever seen: sand white as flour, blue turquoise sea and a wonderful coral reef that you can see if you get into the water from the sea shore. You just have to take a mask and a tube and dive underwater to see turtles, many kind of corals and a hundred of different types of colorful fishes you will never forget. Hudhu Raakani Lodge is like a 5 stars small hotel right in front of the beach. It has only 5 very nice decorated rooms and the better dining room you can imagine: the floor is the sand and the ceiling is the full of stars maldivian sky. The room is made twice daily. But the most wonderful thing about Hudhu Raakani is its staff. Simply unbeliveable. I had never been treated in such a way and I have been in quite a lot luxury hotels around the world. I felt like a queen. Superb dinners and lunches with a perfect prepared table: fresh flowers, napkins shaped as animals, a lovely waiter serving the food exquisitely and Erika´s unforgettable cuisine. A permanent smile in everybody´s face and a full time dedication make you spend the best holiday in your life. The owner, Wafir, was always careful and helpful with us. Just to put an example: one day we were with him in the Dhoni and my mother got sick. He made a phone call so that a speed boat came inmediately to pick her up and take her quickly to the island. Thank you Wafir and all your team for the wonderful days we spent at your side. Summarizing: Do not hesitate and go there. You won´t regret. I promise.
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Date of stay: December 2014
Trip type: Travelled with family
US$83 - US$96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MaldivesVaavu AtollThinadhoo Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hudhu Raakani Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Hudhu Raakani Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hudhu Raakani Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Does Hudhu Raakani Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hudhu Raakani Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hudhu Raakani Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Hudhu Raakani Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hudhu Raakani Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Thinadhoo Island.