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"Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives private island had the views and was a beautiful place to be. But...that got taken over by the total lack of care and orga ... " More

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Hotel Description

Luxurious 5-star hotel with 2 restaurants

Seaside stay

A stay at this hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Aarah Island and 6 miles (10 km) of Alimathaa. Maafushi Reef and Olhuveli Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this luxury hotel. Relax with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges and get perks like free WiFi. You'll appreciate the gym, poolside bar, and laundry facilities.

Superior Beach Loft

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$368* Per night/room Dec 11 - Dec 12

Sunset Water bungalow with Jacuzzi

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Water Suite with Pool

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Beach Bungalow

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Water Bungalow

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 2.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives

Couples (1)
3 out of 5
Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives private island had the views and was a beautiful place to be. But...that got taken over by the total lack of care and organization of the front desk/diving center. Don't get me wrong, the food staff was amazing like the sou chef, Saif and others. The women at the front desk were helpful, and women food staff like Izra and others. The place itself was clean and kept up well from the rest of the staff, so thank you for that. Though let's talk about what made the trip not a worthwhile trip. The things that really let me hate this trip and choose this resort is the front reception and dive center. To say you pay a lot for the island they are very slow with giving you answers, unhelpful, lazy, and don't care to make the trip a great experience. They really need to contact me to be their activity consultant for the island, because I literally could not do anything the entire time I was there. You need 6 people to do things, and of not, you’ll never go. Weird renting rules for times that don't make sense to bring equipment back if you're leaving soon etc. Why book a day ahead to use jet skis for 15 min when no.one is using them for the day? Just a lack of care once you pay your money. I would not want to come back to this location, unless they get rid or re school the certain staff that don't care to be there for people paying a crazy amount of money for not much give back. Call me for help or get help on giving people things to do as they stay

Posted by on Nov 17, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 26, 2021 by Emalki De Silva

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives. Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. We are pleased to read that you were happy with all the services offered by our chefs, waiter & rest mentioned staff members. Thank you for the recommendation made about the beauty of the resort. We were well received with your feedback about the reception & dive staff incident which we have already started an investigation in this regard. We thank you again for sharing the same with us. When we receive a comment like this we normally take that in to our serious consideration as we continuously focus on our own improvements in daily basis. We hope you would consider to stay with us again by giving us an another opportunity to serve you. Until then, Cheers from all out here.

About the Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives

Location Aarah Island, Aarah, Vaavu Atoll

All-inclusive Details

All-inclusive room rates at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Property Features

Some rates at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives are all-inclusive. These rates include onsite meals and beverages, and may include taxes and gratuities. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. Spa services, a terrace, and a complimentary children's club are also featured at the luxury Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives. An airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Aarah hotel.

  • 90 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Water dispenser
  • Bar by the pool

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle

Room Amenities

Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives offers 90 accommodations with minibars and safes. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Aarah hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered once per stay.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Vah Restaurant - This buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine.

Marlin Seafood Restaurant - Onsite seafood restaurant. Open daily.

Hama Rhythmic Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Iru Beach Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Mandara Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Guests must transfer via Boat or floatplane to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 48 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The additional fee (payable at the property) covers mandatory transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

To get to the property, guests need to transfer by Boat or floatplane. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 48 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation. Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Water dispenser use by guests actively encouraged
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Minimum age for COVID-19 test requirement: 2

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 202 (roundtrip)
  • Boat transfer per child: USD 101 (roundtrip), from 2 to 11 years old
  • Additional fee for children (from 12 years old to 17 years old): USD 202 per person, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

The listed additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 370 per person (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 185 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives Hotel
  • Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives Aarah
  • Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives Hotel Aarah

You should know

  • For stays on 24 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner.
  • For stays on 31 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

  • UNESCO sustainable tourism pledge
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.