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4.5
#1 of 19 small hotels in Male
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Male's trendy city boutique hotel –The Somerset– is refreshingly hip, designed with island Sophistication in mind, and proudly personalized in both service and style. A virtual personification of Male, The Somerset reflects the city's dynamic sightseeing, shopping and cafe culture, harmoniously juxtaposed with laid-back island life. Somerset guests can enjoy all the creature comforts expected of a top-class city hotel, authentically paired with unmistakably sunny Maldivian hospitality. Perfectly positioned 30 guest rooms,in-house restaurant,nearby gym access and meeting and conference facility for guests to enjoy all that the bustling capital has to offer – whether city- minded island hoppers, business travelers or transit tourists– the hotel is tucked away on a quiet street, yet conveniently located within walking distance to the boat jetties, local markets, cultural sights and vibrant restaurant and shopping scenes. We offer complimentary return airport transfer for all our guest.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Diving
Snorkelling
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Conference facilities
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Fishing
Walking tours
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Hindi, Nepali and 2 more

Location

Keneree Magu M. Melaa, Near National Museum, Male 20191
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles571 reviews
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The Somerset Hotel has received accolades for providing excellent value, with guests enjoying well-appointed rooms and a host of amenities without breaking the bank. The high cleanliness standard across the property is frequently praised, contributing to a comfortable and cozy atmosphere, although the views from the rooms may sometimes disappoint due to their size and lack of scenery. The hotel's location is favored for its easy access to attractions and transit, and the staff's exemplary service, from airport transfers to personalized attention, often garners appreciation. The on-site restaurant is also commended for its satisfying breakfast options.
Location
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Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
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Value
Affordable
Cleanliness
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Service
Professional
Amenities
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Peter G wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Were in a superior room for one night after arriving in Male late at night. Hotel was ideal for a stopover before continuing on to our resort island. Although room was very small it packed a lot into the confined space with queen bed, Expresso machine and writing desk whilst bathroom continued a large shower. Furnishings a little old fashioned. Free transfers from and to the airport/port were well organised. Breakfast buffet was excellent with good choice of fresh fruit, pastries and a hot food menu. Food on display was replenished regularly rather than have large amounts left out. Service from the staff was friendly and efficient. Our only complaint was the provision of a smoking annex next to the main dining room and every time the door was opened the smell of smoke came into the non smoking area. However would return in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If staying more than one night go for a larger room.
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Response from theSomersethotelmale, General Manager at The Somerset Hotel
Responded 29 Mar 2020
Dear Mr. Peter We truly appreciate your wonderful review and feed back regards to our property and its facilities , We strongly believe that you have enjoyed your stays with us and we cater up to your expectations . How ever we highly noted your concern about smells due smoking area door and we do take necessary action in further . Looking forward to serve you again at our property . Ganesh Kumara
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Rebecca W wrote a review Feb 2021
Biggin Hill, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I stayed at the Somerset Hotel after a flight disruption. Every member of staff was incredibly kind and helpful to us while we tried to re-arrange flights and PCR tests. We demanded a lot of their time, needing phone calls and taxi rides and the Somerset Hotel staff were patient, kind and generous in their assistance to us. We are so grateful and won't forget it.
The rooms were really clean and had everything we needed and the breakfast had a great variety including fresh fruit, nice breads, and fresh coffee, all served with a smile. Thank-you for a great experience Somerset Hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Ganesh Kumara, Owner at The Somerset Hotel
Responded 14 Feb 2021
Dear Valued Guest, Wow! What a wonderful review, we are very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcome you back to The Somerset Hotel in the near future. Best Regards Ahmed Ameen Senior Guest Relation Officer
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Lkhakpa S wrote a review Jan 2021
Broomfield, Colorado
4.0 of 5 bubbles
When we booked the hotel, there was a Govt. mandated requirement to stay only at one facility and split stays were not allowed. Due to the Covid restrictions and fear of constant changing travel requirements, we wanted to stay near by the airport. The Somerset hotel had very good reviews, hence we chose to stay there for 16 nights. When we got there we soon realized that there was nothing much to do in the Male city for two weeks and thought our vacation was ruined. We spoke with the hotel staff Anna, explained her our concerns and missed information about the city and its surrounding. She was very helpful in coordinating with my booking agency to ensure early check out can be done and full refund can be arranged for the unused nights as long as we stay there for 5 full nights, which we did not mind. One of the key highlight in staying at the Somerset was the hospitality and very accommodating attitude of each staff in all the departments. The guest relations officer Fathih's helpful nature and very friendly guest service attitude was the highlight of our stay there. Fathih found out that we were bored at the Male city within 2 days of our stay, he took an initiative to take us for sight seeing in Villigili Island. He even helped us with our new hotel in Mafushi and helped us to arrange our stay at one of his friend's hotel at a discounted rate. We had to do a PCR testing for the split stay, and he went out of his way to ensure we got our report on time. Even after the check out from the Somerset, while we were at the new Island he followed up with us to ensure we are having a pleasant stay, he even came by to see us off at the airport on our way home. He is definitely a star employee of the hotel, if you happen to stay there, make sure to connect with him and say hello. He is pretty awesome, a true guest relation officer!
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Date of stay: December 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Do not select the Superior room, it is quiet small for the price.
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Response from Ganesh Kumara, Owner at The Somerset Hotel
Responded 13 Jan 2021
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review. We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff. It’s definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We will be sure to let Mr. Fathih know that he made a huge impact during your stay. Service is not our job and its always our pleasure. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon. Best Regards Ahmed Ameen Senior Guest Relation Officer
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Waseem Rahumath wrote a review Mar 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Situated in the heart of Male and access to beach, restaurants and cafe are just walking distance.

Some Rooms are small but if you get the Rooms which is close to elevator access are super big with separate hall and bedroom.

Food is super tasty and one of the chef is Sri Lankan to give Authentic Sri Lankan taste.

Staffs were very helpful and specially Manager who is very attentive to each Guests.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ganesh Kumara, Owner at The Somerset Hotel
Responded 3 Apr 2022
Dear WaseemRahumath, What a wonderful review, we are delighted to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcome you back to The Somerset Hotel in the near future. Best Regards Ahmed Ameen Front Office Executive
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SankiJ-me wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore
3.0 of 5 bubbles
There is not much to do in Male , but if you are staying then would recommend this hotel . Room was small but clean and staff were helpful. The food at its restaurant is really good and value for money, I felt it was better than most restaurants in Male. I really got bored in Male and people should only stay over if they have to catch flight the next day as the ferry services start a bit late.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from thesomersethotelmale, Guest Relations Manager at The Somerset Hotel
Responded 18 May 2020
Dear Sangeeta, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. Service is not our job and its always our pleasure. looking forward to see you again. Best Regards Ahmed Ameen Senior Guest Relation Officer
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Steph Akers wrote a review Feb 2024
Newcastle, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved our stay at the Somerset Hotel. They picked us up from the airport with no hassle, it was raining when we were picked up so they ensured we got into the hotel without getting wet (the staff member parked the van right next to the entrance) and then gave us a welcome drink on arrival. I greatly appreciate Shaya's kindness and assistance upon checking in.
Afzal showed us to our room with our bags and explained to us how to order room service if we required. All the staff were kind and went out of their way to make it a great stay.
The hotel was clean and modern. The bathroom was particularly nice with a large shower. The beds were comfy and the robes and slippers were a nice touch.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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rggg wrote a review Feb 2023
Mumbai
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The Good:
1. Location, bang at the most happening place of Male, National Museum is bang in front, Presidential Jetty is walking distance, Seagull cafe is adjacent, shops, money exchangers etc are down the road.
2. Size of the room is good

The Bad:
1. Rooms are old with stale smell, hotel reception lobby and lifts are cramped, room has no view, no ventilation, no air
2. Price is relatively high for the quality of room and services provided
3. Breakfast was a sham, though it was a mix of buffet and a'la carte but didn't enthuse us much, even for dinner we just could not find much to eat, menu didn't cater much to the Indian taste, not much veg items either
4. Staff isn't much smiling (though they were helpful for sure)

The Ugly:
1. We were supposed to have the complimentary airport transfers, I contacted the hotel a day before but there wasn't much response, I called up the hotel but was not picked up, our resort also called the hotel but their call wasn't picked up either. My many emails were not responded to. I did not get any vehicle at the airport, though the hotel refunded the amount I paid to the driver and also arranged the drop to airport but left a little bitter taste.

I'd choose a little airy and ventilated room next time.
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Date of stay: January 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Punch Nada wrote a review Feb 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dissapointed with lunch. I ordered the Prawn nasi goreng dish and had to literally swim inside the rice to find the prawns😱

The staff insisted I pay right away and not on checkout. Sounds like no trust. I obliged but his credit machine did not work!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Better to dine outside in the city. Friendly staff but have lots of training/work to do.
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Response from Ganesh Kumara, Owner at The Somerset Hotel
Responded 12 Feb 2022
Dear Mr. Punchnada, We sincerely apologies for the inconvenience caused during your recent visit in Maldives at The Somerset Hotel. Thanking to you sharing your feedback and it was highly appreciated, we have taken it very positively and constructive manner in order to improve better customer satisfaction and create remarkable experience to all our guest.
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S M wrote a review Mar 2021
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Somerset Hotel was clean, efficient and well located. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the restaurant serves great food. We even tried the Sri Lankan buffet, which was excellent.

They will even give you a complimentary short walking tour of the area (the historical centre), which was unexpected and very nice. They will also store your bags while you are visiting the off islands. Wifi is decent, but not super fast.

Two points to note:

1. You will be woken by the call to prayers at 5:30am from the nearby mosque.
2. Like the rest of Male, there is no alcohol at the hotel or the hotel restaurant.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Ganesh Kumara, Owner at The Somerset Hotel
Responded 12 Mar 2021
Dear Our Valued guest, Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us and appreciating the effort of our staffs. I’m sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back to The Somerset Hotel in the near future Thank you
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ap wrote a review Nov 2021
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my family (5 people) originally planned to stay here for 3 weeks for washout but unexpectedly had to extend 10 for days because our flight got cancelled. Mr. Ganesh kindly helped us with our situation with no problem at all which I am so grateful for. Throughout our trip we we're offered great and friendly service from everyone working there. Firstly, our check in, covid testing and check out process was easy and quick. We had no problem at all. Secondly, the hotel helped us arrange any transportation wee needed. They also helped to book a snorkelling excursion we went to swiftly. Thirdly, we went to Maafushi island for a few days and the hotel helped us with any forms/ documents we needed to submit for inter-island travelling. Fourthly, me and my family were very comfortable in the hotel. The beds were cosy and there was good internet for online school and work. Lastly, the food was great, we ordered from a menu and also had the buffet. The restaurant employees were very sweet and welcoming, they always remembered what we liked to have during breakfast and it was nice getting to know them all over the weeks. They also added additional dishes to our menu so we wouldn't have to eat the same food everyday. Every time we needed something, they always kindly helped us. We met a lot people staying at the hotel on this trip, and it was very lovely to socialise again. We were treated very warmly from the airport pick up to the drop off in the airport. We really appreciated all the help we received and were really happy to have stayed here. We all miss the little routine we had here and didn't want to leave in the end. Shoutout to Mark, Yaman, the Chef, Mr. Ganesh and everyone else who we met, we hope to see you again!
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ganesh Kumara, Owner at The Somerset Hotel
Responded 9 Nov 2021
Dear Valued guest, Wow! What a wonderful review, we are very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcome you back to The Somerset Hotel in the near future. Best regards Haleemath Shurufa Reservations
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the managementis v good they will help you even if they have no room. l have no idea about work permit holders sp. rates
Apurva K asked a question Dec 2016
candle light dinner?
Male22 contributions
Dear Apurva - We do organize candle light dinner, Please do kindly pass your mail to send more information The Somerset team
Male22 contributions
Dear Natasha, yes we do organised excursions, kindly please contact the somerset hotel team.
Male22 contributions
Dear Ludik, kindly please contact our reservation team, they will arrange a complimentary transfer according to the international flights.
Male22 contributions
Dear Moira, we do not have a swimming pool in the hotel, from the hotel to the artificial beach it will take 5 mints by vehicle.
Edo wrote a tip Mar 2024
Dubai, United Arab Emirates37 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Walk around the city, port side. Sea Horse Café is nice & good food!"
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EDWIN N wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I’d say to be a bit cautious with the traffic in the area, if planning on walking on outside of the hotel."
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Graham W wrote a tip Dec 2023
11 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hotel transport to and from airport is good, taxi’s generally don’t pull up outside as it is a side street. Taxi’s are cheap"
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Ben.Bamber wrote a tip Dec 2023
Sharnbrook, United Kingdom65 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Traffic very very busy, taxis can be delayed so boom early."
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gazzz1 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Melbourne, Australia295 contributions102 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Long way from airport with hopeless traffic conditions where any body does what they like driving or riding"
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PRICE RANGE
₹12,277 - ₹21,296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollNorth Male AtollMale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Somerset Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Somerset Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hukuru Miskiiy Mosque (0.3 km), Grand Friday Mosque (0.2 km), and Male Fish Market (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Somerset Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Somerset Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Somerset Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Somerset Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cloud Restaurant, Belle Amie Bistro, and Sala Thai Restaurant.
Does The Somerset Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Somerset Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Somerset Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Somerset Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Somerset Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Male.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Somerset Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Somerset Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Filipino, Tamil, Sinhala, and Nepali.
Are there any historical sites close to The Somerset Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mulee Aage (0.3 km).
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