Rated 5 out of 5 by Bruno3 The place to be on the Maldives
Great Hotel to relax and enjoy watersport.
Wnderfull rooms directly at the beach.
First class house riff for snorkeling!
Excellent food and bar facillity!
Perfect and friendly service!
December 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by sgimperial peaceful island
enjoying my holiday very much. My girlfriend told me the spa is excellent. I experienced vibrant marine life from snorkeling. W island is a gleaming pearl when you look down from Parasailing or wateraircraft. I am regret that i did not go to fishing. i friend i met in airport who cathed a young shark in nigh fishing activity ( of course you have to released it).
Fish and Kitchen's food is ok. WET is a good place to meet people and relax. i real dislike Fire's food due to the Scorched flesh.
Also, the swimming pool in the house is not friendly, the pool wall is made by coarse material. i scrathed my back in the pool.
anyway all shortcomings above can be avoid by yourself, But the beauty, elegance and style of W's environment is unparalleled. you must experience it by yourself!!
Don't forget bring earplug when you take the waterplane
July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boon Love the water bungalow
A very relaxing stay. Was upgraded to a water bungalow. The staff was fantastic especially Ms Ann Kashima who was truly outstanding, The entire team at breakfast was excellent esp Mr Faruk (i love his freshly blended juice and beautifully served cut fruits) and Mr Chiten the restaurant manager who is always engaging the guests during breakfast , as well as all the chef who takes time to mingle with the guestd.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by renno50 Paradise
We have been to 3 resorts in the Maldives and this a fabulous place to holiday in the Maldives if you want a place to relax in comfort with friendly staff, good weather and good food.This resort had everything we wanted and is very professionally run in a very friendly way. I Would definately go to this resort again and would not hesitate to recommend it as I don,t think there come much better than this one.
March 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LongLong A great experience from the beginning to the end. W is really a WOW resort, quality is outstanding in all respects
I and my loved one visited for our 2nd year anniversary on July 2012. The first word from both of us when we step out from the sea plan to the jetty is WOW. Is W and is really a WOW. Really a paradise place on earth. We stayed at the Ocean Oasis (Ocean View). We enjoyed very much the snorkeling excursions straight from your Ocean Oasis Retreat. From arrival at Male airport to our departure the service was outstanding and well as the professionalism and the friendliness of the Maldivian staff. The staffs there are very friendly, helpful and the most important thing is they carry a great smiles with them all the times which give a very good comfort level to the guest. Keep it up! Services was excellent and food is good. We ate at both Fish and Fire which were both excellent. The breakfast buffet was very well done. A great experience from the beginning to the end. We will be back again :)
January 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joana The best place for honeymoon !!
I had wonderful time in Maldive W retreat & spa for 4 nights. [04/22/2012 - 04/26/2012]
It was my honeymoon.
Thanks to the nice people and the best service, we had such great time and experience.
Especially the fruit executive chef [paruk ?] and the manager [Vanus?] was very gentle and impressive.
If I have enough time to go Maldives once more, I will definitely choose W retreat & Spa again !!
November 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PaulE home away from home
We were both so amazed at the service from everybody in the resort and how they all loved the brand W. No matter what we needed it was never too small a request and has resulted in us already booking to come back next year due to the people looking after this paradise.
Recommend the water retreats and the fire restaurant on the beach along with the indian cooking lessons.
April 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tough Wonderful Experience
It's a wonderful and unforgetable experience staying in W Hotel Maldives. The envirnoment and the friendliness of the staffs are remarkable. Particullarly, staffs in Kitchen are so attentive to customers and the tasty food in the restaurant which are the areas that I highly recommended to others.
September 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Waleed32 Excellent Stay in W Retreat & Resort
First of all i thank your Team specially Operation Manager , F&B Associate Noor & All Team Members Your Team make my stay sucessful i enjoyed staying such a place were i forget my home. Its like my another House.
I will be choosing your Hotel as best Hotel i visited in my life. I always want to choose your hotel for staying.
Great Really Appericiate.
December 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gabsini Nice, comfortable, might need slight refurbishment
Overall that was nice experience. Staff super helpful, place is magnificent, clean. Breakfast abundant. I did not really like only two points: 1. some furniture was a bit too old, like from the 80's, beginning of the 90s (or at least it looked like that). 2. Staff was constantly passing through my garden - that sort of ruined the feeling of privacy.
May 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Amazing Location
As a travel agent I go away quite frequently, this one my favourite hotels! The location is amazing with great snorkelling every day. The food was the only thing I would suggest needed work, a lot of the menu options were very heavy with a lot of flavour at once.
November 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PSLim Great short break
It was a great experience from waiting lounge all the way. Staffs are amazing and very helpful. Food are great. I love Sip for hangout and sunset watching. Will come back for longer stay next time.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by samerv AMAZING! Simply Amazing
If you choose to go to the Maldives don't waste your time looking where to go! W is the best of all. The talents are incredibly cool and extremely dedicated to make your stay the best ever. Being from the reservation stage with Oksana who made it so simple on us and Mia who was great in finding us the room we were looking for. To the SPA team who are one of the best, namely Raju whom my wife adored, to Ougdesh (sorry if I misspelled the name) who offered us the best Yoga to Didi and Sunita for their great welcome and service at FIRE restaurant or Rahood who astonished us with his recipes or Farooq who is the veteran of this place and pampered us with great fruits. And last, but by no means least, Mathiew (Mr. W insider) who was always present and watching carefully that we are enjoying every moment of our stay.
We simply loved you all guys and will come back again next year.
As for the facility, the rooms are WOW (specially the water villas on lagoon side), you can spend your day there relaxing, enjoying great lounge music with the superb BOSE music system.
The activities are very diversified from snorkeling, diving, sea bob, night fishing, .. you name it. The SPA is among the best I tried; choose to make a session outdoor with the beach inf front of you.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ali28659 Sea Plane
the only bad part of my trip is the seam palne trip it is overpriced and timing is not what you want its what they want,two many stops before you reach the reseort and the same on the way back to airport
December 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Staf W Maldives
"The W hotel in the Maldives was awesome, by far the best place we have ever stayed in our lives.
Every single detail was out of this world, we cannot recommend this venue enough"
Mr & Mrs Stafford
March 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MBaby A very enjoyable stay
The room is spacious. Food is amazing as everything on the menu was delicious. There are lots of activities to do or you can choose to do nothing at all. I have really enjoyed my stay.
March 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wissam The resort and the island is amazing
Beautiful Clean Beach, and nice coral reefs close to the villas. The food in the restaurant was also great. The resort is pricy but we got the value for it.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AECG01 Excellent amenities and great staff.
My wife and me enjoyed every single day, starting with the nice and beautiful room, followed with the great restaurants and the amazing beaches.
November 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tatar Wonderful stay
We had a wonderful time during our stay at W retreat, everything was perfect and it was my memorable trip.
February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jochen1959 This is the place you should have spent some time
we spent a great time in the Resort and met very friendly and professionell employees
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Josiesam Love it
Nice staffs, beautiful place, great view. Highly recommended
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by zulus service
Best as two years before we stay there,
expect for sometimes music too loud
March 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by tina25 great customer service
Except for a few individual staff, the overall experience was commendable.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bediig exellent
shortly everthing was perfect, ı thought ı was in haven...
January 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lucky2888 Outlook of the hotel
Design of the hotel is very stylish.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by scap Best starwood anywhere
like the title states...doesn't get better.
January 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bryan1114 Mr So
Excellent Service with polite staffs
February 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Khaled Mr. Khaled
all was excellent and perfect.
February 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Magicottage You Had Me at "W".
I was very excited to visit the W Maldives as I had seen architectural and interior design renderings of the resort before it opened. A trip to the Maldives 2 years ago finally provided my fiance and I an opportunity to visit, so we jumped on it. The W experience started from the seaplane terminal, where we were welcomed by very friendly and warm staff. Just the waiting room looked alot fancier than the waiting rooms of the other resorts (first score!). Arriving at the property was such a sight, as staff lined up at the pier to welcome us (they were all dressed in white, which made it look quite cool). We spent a few nights at the ocean villas and a few nights at the beach villas, which gave us a good idea of the difference in both.
The ocean villas are simply wonderful - alot of privacy as you cannot see your neighbours (and vice versa) from your outdoor deck (great for romance and dipping in the plunge pool!), the outdoor deck is great for chilling out, and the best part must be having the ocean literally at our door step. We could snorkel easily to the housereef, and there were baby sharks, lots of fish, stingrays etc. The villa had a very modern design, with some cool features (like IPod docking stations, entertainment on the TV etc). The island is a little small (you can walk around the island in 30 mins), so it was important to have good facilities and a great villa to entertain ourselves.
The Maldives is known as a romantic destination, but my fiance and I didn't really want to spend all our time gazing into each other's eyes and holing ourselves in the villa, so we spent alot of time at the bar and restaurants, chatting with the staff. The staff was very endearing (Maldivians and Sri Lankans are very charming people), very knowledgeable about their food and drinks, the Maldives etc. And we had the impression that nothing was impossible at the resort and we could have anything and everything we wanted.
We spent one afternoon diving on board their private dive ship and that was tremendously enjoyable. The diving was great, and the dive team was fantastic. We had Lavazza coffee on board, the equipment was very well maintained - all in all, a fabulous day out. We also spent time in the spa, which was very very lovely (especially the open air outdoor deck, i felt one with the world.)
The fiance's favourite part of the resort was the Vodka wall in the underground club! We've been trying to replicate the same thing at home, but it's been hard collecting the exotic vodkas!!!
November 13, 2011