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Sala Boutique Hotel
Ranked #2 of 30 Male B&B and Inns
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29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

In case you will ever need a place to stay at Male,look no further.
Sala boutique hotel is what you need.The rooms are nice,the service impeccable and the management super.If you add to this the great food at the restaurant and the breakfast they offer you then you have it all.
We will definitely return

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

The best hotel we had during our whole trip - and we had quite a lot of other good hotels. The owner Thomas is very helpful and he becomes to a friend of us. The food is amazing - well I don´t eat Thai food but my friends do. I always choosed the Italian food and this was soooooo good... Thomas can arrange easily very nice daytrips to several islands like TAJ EXOTICA or MEERU around Male. Also diving trips are no problems... if we come back one day to Maldives this will be our place to sleep... Thank you so much for everything! Sabrina and Martin

We hope to see you again in our life!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Whole experience was faultless from start to finish. The owner Thomas emailed after booking was made to arrange collecting us from airport. As we didn't have our seaplane flight details he contacted the resort directly and found out for himself.
We were met at the airport by a member of staff who escorted us on the ferry and then taxi to the hotel. We then met Thomas who was delightful. After a few hours exploring Male we returned for a delicious meal in the Thai restaurant on site. In the morning after a delicious breakfast we were once again escorted in the taxi and onto the ferry back to the airport.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012 via mobile

This is a fabulous small boutique hotel in Male. It is like a small jewel of an oasis, just 5 min taxi then a 10 min boat ride to the airport. ($8 each way).

Beautiful interiors, attentive and professional staff. Clean, modern, well appointed rooms with luxury bed linens and pillows.

There are two restaurants, Thai and Italian. We stayed one night and the Thai food was the best I have ever had. I have visited Thailand for over a month and ate everywhere from fiv-star hotels to street food and the peppercorn noodles with shrimp and calamari was amazing. Spicy, tender seafood, just-right noodles, and generous portions. Now, all food is more expensive in Maldives, but it was on par with San Francisco or New York restaurants. We spent $80 for two ginger beers, a delicious apple smoothy, peppercorn noodles, cashew chicken, and two bowls of premium ice cream, including tip.

The hotel is competitively priced and less expensive than many others in Male.

The owner and staff give you the feeling they are genuinely interested in you having a wonderful stay.

All amenities were great, from HD LCD tv, to wifi, to air conditioning. A tremendous breakfast was also included with three types of meats, two cheeses, yogurt, bread, omelette, and coffee.

All the ingredients and indeed all furnishings and service items appear to have been carefully sourced for the best quality worldwide.

I have stayed at many hotels, and this ranks with the best, and for its location it is a good value as well. Will make this our place to stay in Male. A great option for people who want to arrive the day or two before heading out to outlying island resorts, or for those who wish to explore Male.

Stayed April 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Because of flight timings you often need to overnight in Male. The choice is very limited, the airport hotels being either expensive, boring or shabby. Thomas's place in downtown Male is top quality, good value and adds an interesting dimension to your trip. OK, Male city is not awash with tourist attractions but it does give you an insight into the Maldives beyond the bland resorts. The rooms are beautifully furnished and the food is excellent.

The main problem currently is that governments are advising people to avoid Male city because of the political unrest. This appears to be a typical civil-service over-reaction but you have to decide for yourself.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Sala Boutique Hotel

Property: Sala Boutique Hotel
Address: H. Buruneege, Hithahfinivaa Magu, Male 20044
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Male
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Male
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly opened 5 star boutique hotel at a 4 star price in the center of Male the capital of the Maldives, the jetties are 5 minutes away, owned and operated by a German/Indonesian couple, a different type of hotel with personal touch and care, a wonderful oasis in a busy city ... more   less 
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