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Adaaran Club Rannalhi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a fabulous two week holiday at The Adaaran Club Rannalhi, which we chose to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary and my Wife's Birthday. We were not disappointed.

I emailed the resort prior to arrival requesting a room on the top floor in a quiet location, but on arrival we had been allocated a ground floor room very close to the cocktail bar, which has music every night and the water sports centre. We requested a room change and this was done immediately, for which we were very grateful. Thank you.

The room was very clean and we were looked after by Addhu, a real gem who was forever smiling and nothing was too much trouble for him and his bed decorations were masterpieces. None of these towel bits of rubbish, but real works of art. Bottles of water were delivered daily but we never touched the mini fridge as I just cannot understand why you have to pay for this even though we were on an AI tariff! The air conditioner was more than adequate and all in all a very comfortable sleep.

Each room is allocated two thick mattresses which you need to carry to and from your sunbed every day. I found this very irritating as they were heavy and the sunbed was often quite a way from your room, plus we were on a top floor (and getting on in life), so was a very cumbersome operation. Sunbeds were a problem here with people reserving at a very early hour and believe it or not carrying their sunbeds back to their rooms. We watched more than one dispute over the two weeks.

A table was allocated in the dining room and was yours for the duration, which I think is a great idea. Our waiter Fathey was great and we never wanted for anything, from water to alcoholic drinks. Breakfast was always excellent with plenty of choice, but I have to be honest that I was a little disappointed at times with lunch and dinner. My biggest complaint was that the tureens were often empty and the staff had to be requested to replenish them. Very frustrating to have the food on your plate go cold as you waited for tureens to be refilled to get the rest of your meal.

There was live music every night in the Cocktail Bar provided by a duo on guitar and synthesiser, which was followed sometimes by the disco or kareoke, when he wasn’t running the Beach Party which I think was held twice weekly. The bar staff were tremendous and always delivering drinks to your table or clearing up. One pleasant surprise was, contrary to what the website says, red wine was still available in the bars after dinner on the AI basis.

As already stated we had a fantastic, relaxing holiday and in my Wife’s word….”Heaven”. A big thank you to ALL the staff at The Adaaran Club Rannalhi.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Sumeda Y, General Manager at Adaaran Club Rannalhi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Sunny Greetings from Adaaran Club Rannalhi! Thank you very much for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay with us, We are very glad to know that have enjoyed your stay with us.The comments about our service and staff are truly appreciated. We, Rannalhi team would like to meet you once again in this little paradise soon!. Kind Regards, Sumeda Yasaratne General Manager

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights in a beach, lower unit and 2 nights in an older over-water villa (had a glassed area in the room, unlike the newer over-water villas, which did not). The beach unit was very nice and significantly cheaper than the over water villas. The turquoise water, shaded hammock and chaisses were less than 25 yards from the front door. Whereas the water, in the over-water villas, was down 6 steps from your balcony and there was wifi in these rooms vs. wifi only by the 2 bars, reception and buffet restaurant other-wise. Snokelling was wonderful on the reef all around the island and the reef was a bit closer to access from our beach unit at the watersports side of the island vs the o.w. villas. And our o.w. villa had very little shade. We did enjoy turning on the lights at night under the o.w. bungalow to see the parrot fish and translucent needle fish, but by sitting at night at the over-water deck by the main bar, you could see these fish plus small black-tipped reef sharks. Though there is significant coral bleaching here (Roatan has much more colourful reefs) the fish were numerous, colourful and outstanding. To watch the flights of 2' manta rays in groups of 6-10, at arms length beside you was magical. We gave a wide berth to numerous species of triggerfish and eels, but got close to several green turtles. When we went the current wasn't bad, but planning your swim with the current was definitely easier. We took a snokelling trip with Pina, which was good for a change of scenery in terms of different fish and a bit more colour in the coral.
I found the heat and humidity in mid-March such, that I was only comfortable in air-conditioning or in the water. The other, windy-side of the island probably would have been more pleasant for me, but my wife was ok where we were. Even the dining room which was open-air with high-up ceiling fans was oppressively hot.
We chose the "all-inclusive" option which was buffet in the one large restaurant. There were ala carte options, for a price, on the beach which we never tried. We did however opt for the included breakfasts served in your room in the o.w. villas. The food was fine with lots of options both Western and Maldivian, but might get a bit tedious after a week. Surprisingly the fruit was not great, certainly compared to Sri Lanka.
We have not tried any other places in the Maldives to compare, but we really enjoyed the beauty of the many colours of the sea, the very white sand and both types of accommodation on this palm-fringed island plus the great snorkelling.

Stayed: March 2018
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Sumeda Y, General Manager at Adaaran Club Rannalhi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Sunny Greetings from Adaaran Club Rannalhi! Thank you very much for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay with us, We are very glad to know that have enjoyed your stay with us. We, Rannalhi team would like to meet you once again in this little paradise soon!. Kind Regards, Sumeda Yasaratne General Manager

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

我入住水上屋,水域及環境還算是Ok的,但水上屋不是獨楝-戶使用的,是跟另-戶連在-齊的,我住的房間是用木板及有-個木門相隔的,隔音就不太好,也會聽到隔壁房間的聲音,水上屋週邊隱私不太好,所以也是不常可打開窗簾,我很幸運有安排到有玻璃地板的房間,但記住-定要在入住前要求Resort要給您,因有-半水上屋並沒有玻璃地板的,Resort約有共130間房間,但沙灘躺椅很少很少,老外遊客在一大清晨就會用毛巾書籍來霸佔沙灘椅,所以如果不霸佔根本就無法使用到沙灘椅,在預訂後我有發訊息給Resort,有回覆我問題的其中有-位是預訂部男經理名字是Mr, JK,只有他服務態度不錯也很有禮貌,其他回覆的工作人員服務就是...No way,到我入住時也有碰到這位Mr, JK,他人也是very likes,還有在餐廳早餐煎蛋的一位男年青厨師名字是Mr, VIDURA服務也是很好,臉上常掛着微微笑容,所以我入住9晚的每天早餐有碰到這位男厨師,心情就會愉悅起來,但餐廳專招呼我桌的男服務生,服務態度很泠漠,在我入住的9晚,是全包式,-天三餐,我這位男服務生從來沒有主動過幫忙補水補飲料,餐廳還有-位上年紀瘦身材的男部長服務也是不好,所以影響到用餐的心情,食物每天都差不多,食材大部份都是使用低質素的品質及不大新鮮,另外大堂前台有位中國女生,她服務態度也是愛理不理的很冷漠,也可以說在這裡大部份的工作人員大至上都是沒有熱情沒有笑容沒有優良的服務,總結是服務..No, 食物品質..No, 設施No.., 水上屋..general,環境水域..Ok,CP值低。Resort room reservation manager name is Mr, JK good service and polite and very likes ,restaurant breakfast omelette cook name is Mr, VIDURA is good service ,face is always smile and polite ,but Lobby reception Chinese Miss service is not good ( attitude is indifferent ),restaurant my waiter service is not good and restaurant old age bring glasses thin body captain service is not good ,resort most staff enthusiasm..No,smile..No,service..No,food quality..No,resort facility..No,water bungalow..general,environment and waters.. Ok,cp..Low !

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Sumeda Y, General Manager at Adaaran Club Rannalhi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Sunny Greetings from Adaaran Club Rannalhi! Thank you very much for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay with us, We are glad to see your tremendous comments about some of the staff members which is truly appreciated, Your constructive criticism is welcome, the resort food menus are mainly set to match all nationalities with theme nights and fission cuisine to suite all nationalities since the clientele is from all parts of the globe, sometimes it is not practical to provide whole menu focusing one particular group or nationality, somehow our Chefs are very flexible on any special choices on request if ask, It is our aigrettes for any inconvenient occurred during the service, The resort does not promise any room type in advance to any agent/client all provide upon on availability.We, Rannalhi team would like to meet you once again in this little paradise soon!. Kind Regards, Sumeda Yasaratne General Manager

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 10 days here in an over water bungalow. We were so happy with our bungalow being No 426 and one of the smaller group out on the end with just amazing see views. The water was so clear we hardly needed to snorkel to enjoy it.
We had a small problem with our room on the second night in that our bed was full of ants and also the lights in the room (halogen) started flashing in the night so it was like sleeping on a runway! However the staff could not have been more helpful in resolving the problem - a maintenance man came to try to fix it - this being 10.30 pm and he managed to solve the problem for the evening. We were given some champagne to compensate for our trouble and the next day we were offered a different bungalow which was even better and yet another bottle of champagne. We felt very well looked after and the management and staff went over and above expectations to make sure we were happy.

No bad points as far as we are concerned. If I had to criticise anything it would be that although the food was really good and varied it was spoilt because it was always cold. I know that its not easy keeping food hot in a buffet situation so not sure how this could be resolved anyway.

Love love love this place and many thanks for a very special holiday

Room Tip: Only go for Water Bungalows in my opinion
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Sumeda Y, General Manager at Adaaran Club Rannalhi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Sunny Greetings from Adaaran Club Rannalhi! Thank you very much for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay with us, We are very glad to know that have enjoyed your stay with us and your comments about our service and staff are truly appreciated. We, Rannalhi team would like to meet you once again in this little paradise soon!. Kind Regards, Sumeda Yasaratne General Manager

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Adaaran Club Rannalhi and most of the staff which were there last year remembered us. Ricki who wasn't there last year, we found was very professional. She was attentive, approachable and extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble for her. Adam from the cocktail bar remembered us from last year and we also found him very friendly and was extremely helpful by sorting out two of our trips from the island.Our waiter this year was Saajid who was very attentive to detail and served us two meals on the beach. I found him good as i am disabled and he moved my cutlery to my left side which is my good side. Harish was our waiter last year and he always came over to say hello.The chef and the restaurant manager interacted with us to ensure that our two meals on the beach were memorable experiences. The water sports centre was very good too. We went on a reef snorkel and we found them very helpful when it came to getting back in the boat. I couldn't have done it without them. Eeray took us on the jet ski, he was very careful with us by not going too fast.The Chinese reflexology did excellent massages too.The whole time there was perfect. Hassan always made us laugh in the cocktail bar with things being 'lovely jubbly'. Everyone was so friendly and attentive, the whole island needs a medal. My boyfriend proposed to me there, so we will be booking to go again next year. We want a wedding there, or a blessing at least. We found our piece of paradise right here|.

Room Tip: water bungalow
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Sumeda Y, General Manager at Adaaran Club Rannalhi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Sunny Greetings from Adaaran Club Rannalhi! Thank you very much for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay with us, We are very glad to know that have enjoyed your stay with us and your comments about our service and staff are truly appreciated. We, Rannalhi team would like to meet you once again in this little paradise soon!. Kind Regards, Sumeda Yasaratne General Manager

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