Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by abdulelah from Jeddah, Saudi arabia

best escape

Posted Apr 6, 2014
Location: requires seaplane as its down south of main island, but local island near by can be visited by boat a tour, or the private island for more fun
Enjoyed best 6 days of my life in this resort, really impressive for the moment of arrival with my wife. Staff welcoming, friendly, and informative. Room and facilities all clean and well organized. SPA had very good hands ! Restaurants and bars having good variety menus and delicious items.. plus u can make wish for whatever u want if not in the menu. we liked relaxing here and there, but the daily activities were very attractive, so we do at least 2 a day and never get enough :D
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by J from Los Angeles, CA

Nice Hotel. Service is hit and miss

Posted Oct 1, 2013
Nice modern hotel. Most of the staffs are good but a few of them need more training for sure. The seafood buffet at Fire is good, but not so much variety. One of the cook go out his way to cook us a plate of scallops that make us feel very special. Waiters at the Fish is not so attentive at all. Some of the buggies drivers are driving a bit too fast. No water or cold towel is served to you at the pool side, but you still can get it from the booth close by. Overall, the hotel is 5 star, service is about 4 star.
Comment from
Jan 5, 2014
Hello Jason, Thank you for choosing W for your holiday in the Maldives, I believe that our Director of Operations has already been in touch with you in regards to your comments. Once again we would like to apologize for not entirely matching your expectations. We hope to have the pleasure in welcoming you again soon. Jennifer Buhr, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by ast1987 from UK

Stunning resort

Posted Aug 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
Truly stunning resort, amazing setting and very friendly service. High quality of food, and the over-water villa was very comfortable.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Holidays

Posted Mar 21, 2013
Great place to stay. Rooms fantastic. Good for snorkelling and relaxing.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by tina25

excellent customer service except for one staff

Posted Jan 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
Every staff made you feel special. They were dedicated in their work and did everything to make the stay very comfortable. The sore thumb though was the yoga instructor. Avoid taking yoga classes. Unless the resort replaces this person.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
its good but the tolite shoud has water for cleaning
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Paradise on earth, but get ready to pay for it

Posted Jun 25, 2012
For our honeymoon, my husband and I spent 5 days at the W. It was paradise on earth; the beaches were pristine, the water activities were amazing, and the food was really incredible. The W really comes through with the customer service; one night my husband and I came home to find housekeeping had arranged rose petals in a heart shape on our bed and lit candles in our bathroom. We also received a free welcome bottle of champagne upon checking in, a nice perk for honeymooners. I know this is probably unavoidable to an extent since this is an island in the middle of the Indian ocean, but the biggest drawbacks were the prices. Everything is imported, and you definitely pay for the plane ticket your meal rode in on. For example, a bottle of Finlandia vodka that would normally cost $15 in the US costs $100. Since you are prohibited from bringing alcohol into the Maldives, that duty free liquor you brought with you will get trashed at the airport. Every meal cost a minimum of $100, and really nice dinners at Fish can easily cost $300. One couple we met splurged for the 4 course dinner at Coral and they spent $700! You've really got to pay to play here; a 60 minute scuba dive costs $180/pp. The upside is that you can use the resorts water equipment for free. Overall it was a great honeymoon, but a week in the ocean oasis villa, plus food and transportation from Dubai ended up costing us about $10K. This resort isn't for the frugal, but if you've got it, its worth spending here.
Comment from General Manager
Jan 7, 2012
Hello and thank you for your comments, it's great to hear that you had a memorable honeymoon at W Maldives. As you mentioned in your comment about prices, we are facing challenges for being an isolated island in the middle of the Indian Ocean - however we make sure to offer a product that is value for money. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back for your fiest anniversary.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Improvement in service

Posted Feb 22, 2012
Pros: Water villa
We stayed for a day in the water villa and was amazed by the property instantly. Most of the staff were very friendly and helpful "except" for a few that have got really bad attitude.We really hope W could do more with training of the staff as it carries the Legendary Starwood name. Other than that everything is perfect, perfect retreat to anyone.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Teacher from Qatar

Luxury

Posted Feb 14, 2012
Pros: Quiet and clean
Cons: Activities
Location: Maldived
A very beautiful, quiet, clean and luxorioushotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler from UK

W Maldives

Posted Jun 2, 2011 on Hotels.com
What an amazing hotel! I never write hotel reviews but was so impressed by the hotel, the room (wow), the bed (amazing), the location (paradise) and especially the hotel team who couldn't do enough to help with everything...I've never eaten so many free ice creams! Definitely a 10/10 experience - pure paradise!!!