We went to Conrad Rangeli for 8 nights at end of June, We stayed in a Deluxe beach villa with pool on a half board basis.
On arrival at Male we were taken to their lovely lounge to await sea plane,Pros lounge is lovely, back massage nice, lovely drinks and snacks Cons more toilets and showers are needed, furniture tired in places.
After a short flight we were warmly welcomed with a lovely refreshing sorbet and taken to reception by Anees our personal helper (very nice guy and once he realised we d been to Maldives before stopped the hard sell !!!)
Our room was beautiful, I had written before and asked for privacy away from children.
This is one of the best room we have stayed in in the Maldives and had everything you could need. It is also extremely good value for money for what it is.
Our package entitled us to take meals at " Atoll market" Very nice selection of food with different themes daily. The staff are lovely and very friendly.
There is also an option to take breakfast at "Villu" which is on the other island. You can take a boat to this which is lovely,
You may also take meals in the other restaurants and get an allowance of 75 dollars towards this from your half board.. We went to "Villu" one night and had dinner.I love lobster so was excited to be able to have this, When we got there there appeared to be a film crew in one of the buildings.Not quite sure this gave the romantic setting we needed, It was very distracting with large lights in your face. The service was shocking and we waited for an hour for a starter. When lobster arrived it was mediocre and at end of meal when asked all ok my husband was so fed up he said no. This is where Conrad come into their own. The Food and Beverage manager Mr Gaetano Tufaro came and kindly said there would be no charge and that they were having a particularaly busy night. Top marks for this. A really negative situation turned into a very positive. Thank you, This gentleman is a an asset to you.
We did try a couple of the other restaurants but were happy at the Atoll as although the service was personal the extra cost was really not worth it.. Be warned prices are very expensive. Yes items are imported but this has got to be one of the most expensive we have stayed in in the Maldives. For us luckily its not about the money,it s more about the value and we did not feel inclined to pay those prices. I understand for some people this will be a once in a lifetime trip and that they may wish to do so. I suppose if you wish to go to each restaurant and do all the activities you ll be paying off an overdraft for long time
As for the islands as are most in the Maldives it s beautiful and everything you imagine.
Will we return ? Answer is probably not. We enjoy the intimacy of a smaller place and there was a sort of package holiday feel to this place. The bar and pool in particular. I also am amazed that people feel you want to watch their children playing all sorts of games and running about whilst having dinner. Maybe you need to have a family area where they can all play together whilst parents are having dinner. Also lots of Asian people who behave in quite a different way to europeans.
So to sum up the Conrad Rangeli the staff are all lovely, the room was fabulous, the Attoll buffet was a good buffet each day and we came away rested and happy. We will probably go back to a smaller island where the emphasis is more on couples.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barefoot luxury meets unpretentious style at this five star hotel in the Maldives. Home to whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins and turtles, Conrad Maldives is set on two islands and is reached by a 30-minute seaplane flight. Select from 12 restaurants and bars including Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, the Cheese Bar featuring 101 of the world's best cheeses, and an underground Wine Cellar with 20,000 bottles of fine wines. Relax at one of two spas or on the beautiful white sand beaches. Go diving and exploring on the many excursions available, including luxurious sunset cruises, big game fishing expeditions and local island hopping trips. Conrad Maldives is included in Conde Nast Traveler's 2013 Gold List of the Best 100 Hotels in the World and The World's 10 Best Beach Hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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