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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#6 of 11 hotels in Dhaalu Atoll
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The All Inclusive 24h Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas opened its doors in May 2019 and is situated on the private island of Kedhigandu. Palace represents the most sophisticated hotel portfolio of RIU Hotels & Resorts and stands for luxury as well for a wide range of services. Distance to Airport on Kudahuvadhoo neighboring island aprox. 5km. 176 cozily furnished rooms offers with free Wi-Fi & modern amenities consisting of Junior Suites located in various villas, as well exclusive overwater suites some of which have small private pools. Relax at the spa or get in shape at the gym. 1 outdoor pool with swim-up bar and a children's pool at neighboring Riu Atoll. For the youngest guests, RiuLand Kids Club (4 - 7 & 8 - 12 years old) and for adults, day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations at our main buffet as well as Italian, Fusion, Japanese and Steakhouse specialty restaurants; 3 bars
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
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Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkelling
Aerobics
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Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
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Salon
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Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Private check-in / check-out
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DVPG wrote a review 2 Oct
Birmingham, United Kingdom9 contributions7 helpful votes
Riu Palace. After a long 24hr journey from England to Maldives, we were welcomed with a welcome drink and rooms keys to our villa. We got to our room and wow we were amazed. We were so glad we opted for the villa with the private pool. So much privacy and incredible sunset views. A lovely honeymoon welcome from the riu was organised which was appreciated. The rooms were clean, spacious and so modern, couldn’t fault it. Service of the floating breakfast was perfect and when we ventured out to the restaurants the staff were all friendly faces, happy to assist us at all times. We managed to book the Al La Carte restaurants through the Riu app. We mentioned we were vegetarians and the chef made special meals for us. Especially at the Yuhi restaurant. Thank you Amin for all your efforts, you made a difference to our stay. The buffet restaurants had veggie options too but I would like to see more healthier options. We loved the curries, the Sri Lankan flavours were delicious. We highly recommend staying at the palace side if you prefer the premium drinks and service. The Atoll side was not enjoyable for us but we visited now and then for the change of entertainment. The entertainment was great, however I would say they need to change it up as every night the band would play the same songs. We really enjoyed the DJ who played RnB music. The poolside entertainment team were great and we enjoyed a game of bingo! They were brilliant and the poolside bar team were so attentive. Thank you for all your hard work. Sande was our favourite, always happy and truly made the holiday enjoyable. We went over to the Atol side for the complimentary water sports, we opted for the snorkelling however the down side to this is that you only get the equipment for 1hr and only in a certain area it can be used so we didn’t see many fishes. I would highly recommend bringing your own snorkel kit! All in all we really enjoyed our trip, I just wish the hotel did more for us considering we spent our honeymoon with them. Overall, we loved it and would recommend booking the palace side private Villa with your own pool. Direct access into the Indian Ocean. Such a wonderful experience. Maldives was a once in a life time experience, it truly was a surreal. Thank you Riu palace for making our trip excellent.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris M wrote a review Jun 2021
Boston, Massachusetts19 contributions19 helpful votes
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My wife and I stayed at the Palace for 11 nights at the beginning of May. From the moment we arrived we felt completely at ease and relax. Our room was perfect and the surroundings are amazing. We had an overwater bungalow, which gave us direct access to the sea and provided us with some amazing sunset swims. What truly made this vacation was the absolutely amazing staff. Every single staff member went out of their way to make our trip even better. We especially enjoyed all of the bar staff at the poolside bar. They were all extremely friendly and made our cocktail hours very memorable. I would highly encourage people to stay here!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 10 Jun 2021
Dear martinchrisj4, Thank you for your review and positive feedback which is gratefully received! It was a pleasure having you staying with us, hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the near future! With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas Online Reputation Manager
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Иван Клиндухов wrote a review 1 Oct
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I visited to riu Maldives with my family.it was nice experience in my life,there services are excellent especially the bar team.the drinks are so delicious made by every bartender in palace bar.. Sande is good leader he take cares us,and also our drinks made by Aminda It was very delicious I want mention every bartenders ruma,Fernando,amila,same,thanuka,Torry were best with their service....
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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kim L wrote a review Sep 2022
Enfield, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
WOW!! This has to be the best holiday we have ever been on, hotel perfect, rooms amazing our room attendant VIMUKTHI,made sure we had everything we needed, polite friendly, nothing was too much trouble, snorkeling was amazing my husband swam with sharks. i swam with stingray, the sea life and corals are amazing to see, been wanting to get here for last 10 years we finally did it and was not let down, thank you for an amazing unforgettable holiday, only thing i would say negative, was the entertainment, the guests were getting the entertainment team involved as, it should have been them getting us involved,but due to scenery, reefs wildlife, we was not bored,
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: we was 3012 this side is for sunset and views of the water sports, 3015 is side for sunrise and...
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Road721703 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Very beautiful place - best service …. Very friendly waiters . And entertainment is over the moon . Food is to die for !!! I’d do it again and again. God bless Maldives…. The weather wasn’t great for us however we managed to get things done the games kept us entertained 🥳🥳🎉🎉🎉🎉🥳 I had the best birthday 🎂 the team was amazing 🤩…..
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Shane Campbell wrote a review Sep 2022
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Our 13 nights at the Riu Atoll were incredible. The resort was amazing, beautiful weather, and amazing service. Supun at the pool bar was incredible; he remembered our names and we could look forward to seeing him and the rest of the amazing staff every day
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Poop wrote a review Sep 2022
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The moment you step onto the island you know the place SHOULD be excellent and it is. From cleaning staff to management to food and accomodation this place is fantastic. The rooms are spacious and spotless(everywhere is) and our housekeeper (room 156) was such a great guy and the design he left for my wife's birthday on the bed was beautiful (thanks again!) The restaurants are nice and are worth booking,food was always plentiful and reasonably varied. Staff are always friendly, attentive and nothing was ever a problem. Thanks to marshall,mina,marchee and everyone else who were fantastic to us
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: People do leave snorkeling gear and suntan lotion as we left our stuff,so don't worry if you...
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MashariChristine wrote a review Sep 2022
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I traveled here with my husband from America and after 20 hours and 3 flights, the journey was worth it. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Our suite was cleaned consistently, the servers and bartenders were so polite. Everyone allowed our vacation to be filled with complete relaxation.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Peter K wrote a review Sep 2022
9 contributions3 helpful votes
Everybody from the cleaner, room service, waiters in the bar and in the restaurants gave us a real VIP feeling. We feld so fantastic that we asked for availability for our room to extend our stay. Our opinion this is the best resort we have ever been in, the management but also all of the employees and the quality of the food are outstanding!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Екатерина З wrote a review Sep 2022
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RIU palace in the Maldives is so far the best hotel where we have ever been (there are something to compare with, we have traveled half the world). Food, service, drinks, all excellent. We'll be back here for sure. special thanks to the waiter Thilanka from Sri Lanka)) see you again soon)
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$426 - $910 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesDhaalu Atoll
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Russian.
Does Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.
Is Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.