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Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel Octave for one night prior to transferring to our resort as our flight from Singapore arrived quite late (8pm). We were met on arrival at the airport, and escorted to the ferry which takes you across from the airport to Male (it's on a different island). The ferry is a public ferry but as you are escorted there and met on the other end by the driver it's not a problem. It's a quick transfer so we were in the hotel and in our room by about 9pm. The room was basic but has good air conditioning, it met all our needs for a one night stopover. The included breakfast was toast with jam and an omelette, perfectly adequate and very nicely cooked. The front desk guy was very helpful and changed our money to Maldivian currency for a reasonable rate. Our transfer to the resort wasn't until 11am so we had time for a quick wander around Male, it was very interesting, the hotel is easily found again although the streets of Male are narrow and confusing. I would definitely recommend if you have time as it was a cultural experience of the Maldives that's very different from just heading straight to your resort. The people were super polite and we weren't hassled the way tourist usually are. For women just be sure to cover your shoulders and legs as everyone is in conservative Muslim dress despite the heat. A good stopover choice and value for money.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Pat J
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Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I would recommend Hotel Octave to any one who are looking for a clean and affordable transit stay at Male before onward transfer to local island or resort. We stayed there on 8 & 13 May for our 1st trip to Maldives.

Our international flight landed at 8:30pm, Hotel Octave staff was already there at the arrival area waiting for us. He escorted us to take the ferry to Male island and after the 10 mins ferry, the hotel car pick us up and take us to the Hotel. Upon arrival at the Hotel, the staff come out to help us transfer our luggages to the room. Although there was a bit of rain when we arrived, there was no hassle at all and the pick up was smooth and free!

On the next morning at 8am we needed to take a local ferry to a local habitant island, the catering staff specially prepared breakfast before their normal starting hour, they also contacted our guest house to locate the ferry and took us to the pier. On our return from the local island, Hotel Octave sent someone to fetch us again from the ferry pier to the hotel. Again every thing was smooth and on our 2nd night stay, our hotel room got upgraded to a suite room with a living room, plus a kitchen! We were very pleased that we are able to enjoy dinner in the living room comfortably because we were told that our seaplane check-in time on the following day was even earlier at 6am!

We had to leave the hotel at 5:30am on the next morning, hotel staff prepared pack breakfast for us to take away. On our way to the airport, the hotel staff gave us a mini city guided tour to let us know something about the city since we really didn't had much time at Male. We eventually arrive the airport on time and smoothly boarded our seaplane flight to resort.

Special thanks to Ismail and Ali - the brothers who runs the operation of Hotel Octave, they are realizable and very helpful in meeting our needs. Every transit was smoothly arranged which made us feel that we are being well taken care of. This is especially important for first time visitors like us who needed someone there to receive us on the spot and bring us to the next location for our onwards transfer. Overall, we are very satisfied with the service provided by the Hotel Octave team :)

Stayed: May 2016
1  Thank Millie1203
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Reviewed May 9, 2016

The closest I've felt back at home! Sheets were crisp, white and the rooms smelled wonderfully clean. The bathrooms immaculate! The room service lacked some ingredients when I placed food order. But otherwise staff very accommodating and professional.

Room Tip: Highest floor for the best views. I also enjoyed the exercise of going up & down steps even though there was an elevator present.
  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled solo
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Thank little_rican
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Reviewed May 1, 2016

Arrived at midnight and were met by staff from the hotel. transfer to the hotel was 5 mins to the ferry across from the airport, and the driver chatted to us explaining the area. The check in was very quick and our bags were taken to the room before we had time to blink. The room was clean and tidy and air conditioned, which was gratefully received due to the heat and humidity outside. The bathroom wasn't the biggest we've seen, but did the job. The inclusive breakfast was very basic, toast and jam with tea or coffee, but was served with a smile and filled a hole!. The transfer to the airport in the morning was just as quick and the hotel staff stayed with us until we checked in at the airport, fantastic little hotel for a stopover. Male itself is a crazy congested place but worth a look around. At the bottom of the road from the hotel is the new beach area that has been build for the locals to relax, and we spent time watch ing the locals fishing from the platform area. Would definitely use this hotel again on our next visit back to the maldives.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank keilynn
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Reviewed April 23, 2016

Stayed here for a short holiday with my girlfriend. Was immediately greeted at the airport upon arrival and quickly escorted to the hotel. The rooms are small but have everything you need. The property is centrally located and I found the staff highly attentive. Very short walk to fish market, banks, restaurants, etc. Highly recommended for a short stay!

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank 5x7_Traveller
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