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Snorkeling in the reef was the best i ever seen. The beach was AMAZING the food was delicious and everyone was very very nice and helpful

Best snorkelling I've ever had. Beach bungalows are great, other rooms looked a bit tired. Food plentiful and good but don't expect lots of variety. Spa and gym excellent. Take the sea plane not the boat.

Very nice island, fantastic environment, especially for snorkeling, and accommodation and food are adequate for the price. Only downside was spraying of insecticides in the afternoon, which made using the tennis and batminton courts impossible.

Hotel staff are excellent super friendly ... overwater bungalows needs updating .. beach bungalows were updated already ... best thing is u don't need to go far for snorkeling ... shoutout to iqbal and Gus for a great experience ... all staff are so hard working ... thank u ellaidhoo !!'

Mediocre outdated hotel. Staff lacked enthusiasm. Meal options were repetitive and had very little variation over the duration of my stay.

I took my shoes off upon arrival and didn't put them back on until I boarded the speedboat to the airport. If you're looking for a low-key, chill vacation - look no more. The staff are friendly, the rooms comfortable, the reef is great. There are only 2 restaurants and the one that you're allowed to use it dependent upon your room. But despite one restaurant choice, the menu choices are amazingly varied - and all quite tasty. The bars are open at 9 am till - -who knows, since I was in bed by midnight. If you're loking for a package that includes - or has available - excursions other than diving or snorkelling - keep looking. If you want great snorkelling and diving right outside your door, quaint accommodations, an almost eco-tour feel, at a very reasonable price, then the Ellaidhoo is for you.

Had a really bad experience here that cost me more money. Booked through Orbitz and the website told me that they would reach out to me through email; never got an email after a month and a half of booking. Had to reach out to Orbitz offline team since he hotel never picked up the phone even with calculating the time difference. After a while of going back and forth and give the hotel all my Details's of arrival and departure so I could have my sea plane on arrival and speed boat on departure. Got to the airport no problem got to the room there were holes and cracks everywhere on the floor; black stained on the floor plastic covering one side of our water bungalow. Smh I would expect that from a 3 star or 2 not a 5 star. Long story morning day before I'm suppose to leave out party of 5 all get calls at our rooms telling us that we won't be able to accommodate your flight times. Are you kidding me ?! Why even give the arrival times and departure times if you ended up making booked a later flight which cost me a whole new ticket to get home so I didn't miss my connection. And have the other people in my party wait at the airport for 6 hours ?! And all you could do is give them VIP in the lounge. NEVERAGAIN BEWARE OF THIS PLACE

I like the reef at this hotel and the night swimming/ snorkel is excellent . Ask for a renovated room and if they dont give you one walk back to the management and ask politely but firmly. Food is pretty good but all inclusive drinks are TOTAL bottom shelf liquor. Get the all inclusive or you will be spending a lot of money here!!

North Ari Atoll (Alif Alif) Ellaidhoo

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Private beach

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon places you within a 5-minute drive of Great Banyan Tree and Ibrahim Kalaafaan Mosque and Shrine. This 112-room, 4-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants.


Dining

Enjoy the garden views at Madi Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants.


Rooms

All 112 soundproofed accommodations feature sitting areas. 21-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water.


Property features

Guests of Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 202 per person roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Promo Room

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Superior Room - Ocean View

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 4

Standard Room - Garden View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Bungalow, Overwater

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

Everyone (6) Couples (3)
5
Partner Couples

Snorkeling in the reef was the best i ever seen. The beach was AMAZING the food was delicious and everyone was very very nice and helpful

By on Feb 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 22, 2020

Dear Guest, A fantastic day from the sunny side of life! We do appreciate you for taking time & sharing your experiences here on Expedia based on your recent visit. We are honored to receive such level of recommendation from our valued guest. We are overwhelmed to know that you had a fantastic underwater experience whilst your stay. It has been a great pleasure serving you and we look forward to be of service to you again. We wish you good luck and all the very best.

3
Everyone

By on Apr 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 26, 2019

Dear Guest, A fantastic day from the sunny side of life! We do appreciate you for taking time & rating us here on Expedia based on your recent visit. We wish you good luck and all the very best.

5

excellent snorkelling

Couples

Best snorkelling I've ever had. Beach bungalows are great, other rooms looked a bit tired. Food plentiful and good but don't expect lots of variety. Spa and gym excellent. Take the sea plane not the boat.

By , from Cape Town on Feb 26, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2018

Dear Guest, A fantastic day from the sunny side of life! We do appreciate you for taking time & sharing your experiences here on Orbitz, based on your recent visit. Please know that your feedback and suggestions are highly valuable to us. This will serve as a helpful tool for us to know which areas we need to improve and focus on. Should you travel back to Maldives again, we do hope that we will get a chance to welcome you back at Ellaidhoo. We wish you good luck & all the very best.

4
Everyone

Very nice island, fantastic environment, especially for snorkeling, and accommodation and food are adequate for the price. Only downside was spraying of insecticides in the afternoon, which made using the tennis and batminton courts impossible.

By , from Tokyo on Jan 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 8, 2018

Dear Guest, A fantastic day from the sunny side of life! We do appreciate you for taking time & sharing your experiences here on orbitz.com based on your recent visit. Upon reading your review, we would like apologize for the inconvenience caused during your stay. Furthermore, it has been a pleasure to have you and we thank you for giving us an opportunity to do so. We’ll see you soon, we wish you good luck and all the very best.

4

beautiful reefs

Everyone

Hotel staff are excellent super friendly ... overwater bungalows needs updating .. beach bungalows were updated already ... best thing is u don't need to go far for snorkeling ... shoutout to iqbal and Gus for a great experience ... all staff are so hard working ... thank u ellaidhoo !!'

By , from california on Nov 20, 2017

3
Everyone

Mediocre outdated hotel. Staff lacked enthusiasm. Meal options were repetitive and had very little variation over the duration of my stay.

By on Sep 9, 2017

4

the home of relaxation

Everyone

I took my shoes off upon arrival and didn't put them back on until I boarded the speedboat to the airport. If you're looking for a low-key, chill vacation - look no more. The staff are friendly, the rooms comfortable, the reef is great. There are only 2 restaurants and the one that you're allowed to use it dependent upon your room. But despite one restaurant choice, the menu choices are amazingly varied - and all quite tasty. The bars are open at 9 am till - -who knows, since I was in bed by midnight. If you're loking for a package that includes - or has available - excursions other than diving or snorkelling - keep looking. If you want great snorkelling and diving right outside your door, quaint accommodations, an almost eco-tour feel, at a very reasonable price, then the Ellaidhoo is for you.

By , from Pittsburgh, PA on Mar 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 20, 2017

Dear Guest , A fantastic day from the sunny side of life! We do appreciate you for taking time & sharing your experiences here on Orbitz, based on your recent visit. Should you travel back to Maldives again, we do hope that we will be able to welcome you back at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon in near future.

1

never again

Everyone
Cracks and holes near bed Cigarette burns on deck Stains on hardwood floor Soap scum and dirt in the outside tub

Had a really bad experience here that cost me more money. Booked through Orbitz and the website told me that they would reach out to me through email; never got an email after a month and a half of booking. Had to reach out to Orbitz offline team since he hotel never picked up the phone even with calculating the time difference. After a while of going back and forth and give the hotel all my Details's of arrival and departure so I could have my sea plane on arrival and speed boat on departure. Got to the airport no problem got to the room there were holes and cracks everywhere on the floor; black stained on the floor plastic covering one side of our water bungalow. Smh I would expect that from a 3 star or 2 not a 5 star. Long story morning day before I'm suppose to leave out party of 5 all get calls at our rooms telling us that we won't be able to accommodate your flight times. Are you kidding me ?! Why even give the arrival times and departure times if you ended up making booked a later flight which cost me a whole new ticket to get home so I didn't miss my connection. And have the other people in my party wait at the airport for 6 hours ?! And all you could do is give them VIP in the lounge. NEVERAGAIN BEWARE OF THIS PLACE

By , from new york on Mar 10, 2017

3

the hotel has a great reef but some minor flaws.

Couples

I like the reef at this hotel and the night swimming/ snorkel is excellent . Ask for a renovated room and if they dont give you one walk back to the management and ask politely but firmly. Food is pretty good but all inclusive drinks are TOTAL bottom shelf liquor. Get the all inclusive or you will be spending a lot of money here!!

By , from Los Angeles on Jul 26, 2016

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

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