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An excellent stay!
We had a great time at this hotel. It was really nice to mix and mingle with so many other people and the staff were very friendly. There are lots to look at and travel to other sights and night ventures are so easy to get to.
Amazing team on Kurumba
We returned from Kurumba last Thursday having originally been booked to go back to Kuramathi but unable to do so due to Covid-19. This was our first visit to Kurumba. The island is just beautiful with incredible staff who were so very professional in such difficult times. The orchid garden and the landscaping is just stunning as it is so very well established and so well tended by the friendly landscaping team. The restaurants and standard of food was faultless with Thila being our favourite for seafood and steak. Such a huge variety from Indian, Thai, Italian and the buffet restaurant was also excellent. Our very special thanks, however, go to Pinka who looked after us at the sunset bar every day. Pinka is an absolute credit to the team on Kurumba and indeed Universal Resorts. We have been to 4 of the Universal resorts over the years and Pinka stands out heads and shoulders above anyone else that we have had the pleasure of meeting. Such a kind, thoughtful, attentive man - it was a pleasure to meet him. We wish all the staff on Kurumba and indeed on all of the Maldivian resorts well and look forward to returning to paradise when we can. Stay safe everyone and thank you again for looking after us so well.
Just as exceptionally good as our last visit
We made a return visit to Kurumba and were hoping it would be as good as our first one last year. We needn't have worried as it was just as superb as previously. The boat transfers were very efficient, only waiting a short while at the airport for the speedboat to arrive. Check-in also super speedy, which meant that from passing through customs (where there was a long wait at the airport) we were on the beach within one hour! The island is very well maintained and the rooms very well equipped, The main highlight of the island is the quality of the food, it is exceptional. Also, the level of customer service is extremely high, with Pinka at the Athiri bar proving to be the best of a very good team of staff across the island. We'll definitely be returning next year!
Best Staff Ever
Group of 8 of us ended up at Kurumba instead of Kuramathi due to the dreaded Coronavirus... The only thing stopping a five green circle full house is the location of this Island. For us it was too close to airport. Views of building work, and ugly tanker ships. Noise of passing speed boats and small island transfer planes. Can get all that at home thanks, not what we want for a relaxing holiday. However making the best of a bad situation a great holiday was turned into a fantastic holiday due to the hospitality of the best staff ever. We are all well travelled and we have never encountered such wonderful and accommodating staff particularly in the dining room. BIG SPECIAL THANKS to Navaaz for waiting on us during our stay and Shahid for the most delicious birthday cakes. All under the watchful eye of restaurant manager. Never been in a hotel restaurant where you are asked what you want and it is provided the next day.... Thankyou for our ginger sponge and custard, spotted dick and jam roly poly... We never had a bad meal in the 7 days that we were on the island. It was great to try new dishes, had some amazing curries. Loads of fresh veg and salads. Meat and fish cooked to perfection. Desserts to die for. Simple checkin, fabulous spacious deluxe bungalows 200 and 202 several steps from the beach, 232 a step from the beach and 250 right next to Arithi bar where you never need to wait for a drink. Weather was a constant 30 degrees, we missed the island downpour as we were on our snorkel safari. Saw and swam with rays, turtles and sharks. Tried the complimentary kayaks. Brilliant evening disco, staff pay so much attention. Thankyou for New York New York and the Hokey Cokey. Great fun. Shimau our great room steward made sure that the missing light up mirror was replaced and birthday bed art was a real treat. The island is quite small and bars are limited however we were never bored. Too much wild life and sea life ( and people watching) to allow any boredom. We wish you all well and can't thank you all enough for looking after us.... SHUKURIYAA... xxx
We had a very good time at Kurumba. Great villa and great beach. Travelers do need to be aware that the view from large parts of the island is industrial and there will be plane noise, but we still chose the resort due to its location - it’s only a 10 minute boat trip from Male airport which is fantastic. Breakfast at Thila was awesome and food at the restaurants was very good; generally, everything was well maintained and people were very friendly. Unfortunately we had to leave early - while we were there, our government put out a travel warning due to Corona and started to lock down the country. The lady at reception informed us - in these words - that there was no chance for a refund since there is a 100% cancellation fee and good bye. Of course the hotel is in no way obliged to give us a refund but literally no acknowledgment of the situation was given. Probably something to take into account when choosing a hotel these days. Overall we were very happy with our stay and we will definitely come back to the Maldives once it’s safe to travel again. Not sure we will choose Kurumba again due to the bit bitter ending but we might since otherwise it’s a really good resort.
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