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Istanbul
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

It would do no justice to Bandos Island Resort, if one starts comparing this resort with some of the much better ones in the surrounding Atoll. This is an economical option in Maldives, full with crowded families. And as with an economical option of anything, the quality & performance of almost anything on this island is average. Accept this, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

For context, my family are well travelled, at all hotel classes, and this is my 4th visit to a resort in the Maldives. Bandos delivers a complete Maldives experience for divers and snorkelers with a hunger! Don't expect contempory flashy rooms - they are basic, but probably better than the website portrays (we were in the deluxe, but the 2... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

When we arrive at the airport no rep was there. Had to wait 2 hours at the airport. on arrival had to wait 1 and half hour for the checkin and the room got ready after 3 hours. after a long flight had ruined our 1 day for the poor organisation of Bandos management. Seems only the line staffs try... More 

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Sohar, Oman
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

I've been to several Islands in the Maldives, and Bandon is like the other islands truly paradise with its clear blue, warm sea and clean white sandy beaches. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. There is plenty to do if you need a break from sunbathing. The aquatic life is amazing and can easily be seen whilst scuba diving... More 

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Oakland, CA
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Reviewed 24 December 2011

The Maldives are spectacular and Bandos provides a great way to experience the islands. The resort itself is beautiful in a simple way -- thatched roof buildings and huts, lots of open air spaces, and beautiful white (coral) sand beaches circling the island. The reef is amazing and is teeming with beautiful, brilliant fish. I haven't been to other Maldivian... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

I'm actually writing from the resort so my impressions can't be any fresher but I might add a few comments later. Location - excellent, just 15 minutes by boat from the airport. Beach - depends on the tide, usually enough space for sun bathing and swimming. Sun - this time of the year it rains quite a lot but you'll... More 

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Pune, India
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

Fantastic island hotel. Stayed in the Jacuzzi Beach Villa. The location of the villa was fantastic. Open the villa door and the pristine beach was just a few meters away. Plus saved a lot of money by not booking the over-priced over-water bunglow. Always go for the all-inclusive meals plan. Since most of the hotels in Maldives are on their... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

We stayed in a Garden Villa. Nice and comfortable. Bandos has very good coral reef all round the island, due to the reef they haven't built any Water Bungalows, I thank them for their concern to the environment. Good Equipment & Polite instructors at Dive Bandos (Scuba Center)

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Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 7 December 2011

I spent 6 night there with my family, because the conference, I participated took place in Bandos. Otherwise I would never choose Bandos based on reviews I read at the Internet. My overall impression is very bad. It is not right value for many we paid. Room cleanliness is very bad there were ants and other worms in the bathroom.... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

We stayed in a standard room, which was spacious, clean, and very functional. There are plenty of beaches on the island, which never feels crowded. The breakfast buffet was good, and as we were not on a full board tariff, we ate at all the restaurants, but were very disappointed that there was no fresh fish on offer at any... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Not wishing to rest on the laurels of our existing achievements, Bandos Maldives had in the past year undertaken a major refurbishment project with the intention of transforming ourselves into a hotel that is truly reflective of the times. Careful consideration however, was given at all times to ensure that the old-world refinement for which the island has a reputation remained uncompromised. Under the project, major facelifts have been given to the front desk, lobby areas, shops, restaurants and bars and have furthermore commissioned a new swimming pool and additional accommodation facilities all of which perfectly blend with the island's tropical splendour and give visitors a taste of the Maldivian aesthetic. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bandos Maldives

Address: Bandos Island (Formerly Bandos Island Resort & Spa)
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Bandos
Price Range: ₹ 19,493 - ₹ 41,105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bandos Maldives 4*
Number of rooms: 215
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Bandos Island Hotel Bandos
Bandos Island Resort Maldives
Bandos Island Maldives
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“All rooms are near the sea, near Dive school is closest to restaurants.”
 of 5 bubbles diannegarner13, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I have only used the standard rooms, but the beds comfy, rooms spacious”
 of 5 bubbles 582christinap, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“take your own snorkel and mask and remember your power adapters”
 of 5 bubbles Lukesimonphotog, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“go for Beach front Jacuzzi villa”
 of 5 bubbles SHARATR, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are water front, and close to the reception area, restaurants and bar.”
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 of 5 bubbles melindameijer, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
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