Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby Amir from New York
Great resort with beautiful waterPosted Mar 25, 2014
Pros: Nice staff, especially our waiter, and relaxing calm atmosphere
Cons: The food and drinks could be cheaper and the cleaning guy could smile some more.
Location: sit, relax, enjoy the sun, the ocean life, the company and enjoy your time.
Great resort with nice people, great excursions, beautiful water, sharks, crabs and other wildlife that is truly something to admire. The food options aren't much but the food is good, drinks are expensive but if you go on the local island excursion early you can stock up. Would recommend to anyone on a budget that wants an experience of a life time.
by Abdulaziz from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Quiet ResortPosted Feb 22, 2014
The resort to relax, good experience for 15 minute seaplaneby flight, the resort manager himself greeted us and was very nice guest relations. You need to buy everything like bottle of water its cost 5$. The local restaurant staff were average, as was the food. Most people tread the island barefoot
for Personal Eventby SH from USA
Fine, but overpriced... not best value for your $$Posted Jan 6, 2014 on Hotels.com
If you're hoping for a luxury resort you will be disappointed, but you will pay an arm and a leg here, plus tax. It was fine, but really should have been a little less per night to get the most value for your money. Also, the cost of getting to the island is additional and it is pricey. My room was fine, I liked the outdoor bathroom concept, but the bed was only somewhat comfortable. The food is average. There are some things they do well, and some they don't. I was told by one staff member that it's better than it used to be. The spa was very reasonably priced. Service overall at the resort is fine, but when I checked out I paid part of my balance in dollars and the local currency. They didn't know how to calculate the local currency into US dollars. Yikes. I had to do the basic multiplication for them. I would go back to the Maldives but I would stay somewhere else. For the amount of money I paid per night and the cost to get there and back, I expect more.
for Couplesby Sun from Sydney
Very satisfiedPosted Oct 31, 2013 on Hotels.com
Very romantic place for honeymoon, less crowded, friendly staff and beautiful view ;)
for Everyoneby Arlene from Canada
Quiet island paradisePosted Oct 26, 2013
We had a beautiful stay - the island is small and quiet with the turquoise waters and gorgeous white sand you expect in the Maldives. It is a low key place - no TVs, no jet skis, no fancy shops or formal restaurants - just one restaurant and one bar with sandy floors so you never have to wear shoes - lovely! We had an excellent experience with the dive shop and instructors, and the house reef has great snorkelling. Rooms are simple and clean, very pleasant. They offer several boat trips from the island, for snorkelling or to see a local island, etc. Mainly German speaking tourists as it is a Swiss owned resort. The snack menu in the bar is so-so... sandwiches and pastas and burgers from $10-15. The restaurant only serves buffet, and most people are on full or half-board. Prices are high - $33+ for the dinner buffet, $20+ for lunch. Food is pretty good but not fantastic. Helengeli was described to us as a "good value" resort - so no lobster at the buffets, but service, cleanliness, and the incredible beaches are all top notch.
Recommendedby Ken from Vancouver
Attractive Quiet Smaller Resort with Delicious FooPosted Jun 23, 2013 on Hotels.com
This is my 10th Maldivian resort. I enjoyed the island 's Peace and quiet of nature. Fragrant trees. No TV or phones. Simple comfortable rooms. Excellent island ambience. Nicely separated cottages. Well landscaped. Pleasant friendly staff. Good spa. Well priced. Value for money. Extensive white sand beaches. Short, 15 minute air transfer from Male. Good reef with interesting shells. Despite wind excellent clarity. Big fellows there- white/ black tip reef sharks, spotted eagle rays, turtle, big morays, napoleaon wrasses, etc. the largest schools of red-toothed trigger fish I've ever seen. The food was far above Maldives average. The weather in June was still wonderful. Warm air and seas with 1 monsoon day with heavy rain. Recommended.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Helengeli - exactly as it appears on their websitePosted May 31, 2013
Cons: all inclusive package
Service from some bar staff poor - 'All inclusive' almost treated as less valued guests. No concrete wave break. so excellent views. Room boy changed few days before end of holiday. First room boy made far more effort, eg sheet patterns and putting everything neat and tidy. House reef easy access for snorkelling - had it all, turtles, sharks, eels, loads of different fish....
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted May 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
EnjoyPosted Jan 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
All staffs are very friendly. Room is big and clean. They will clean the room everyday. Food are very delicious.
for Familiesby Steven
paradisePosted Jul 10, 2012 on Hotels.com
We stayed here for ten days there were 4 of us with two ajoning rooms, right on the beach. Bedroom was a good size and had a large outside bathroom. Rooms were cleaned twice a day. Food was excellent plenty of choice of meals. All staff where very freindly and helpful. This is a very lovely place to stay and i would recomend a nice peacful stay here.