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Disgusting. Do NOT stay here.
Facts: This is a Motel, not a gem. The entire property has seen its better days a very, very, very, long time ago, if ever, Stating that the furniture and decor is old and tired, is giving a compliment to old and tired furniture. . Compared to many others properties in the Maldives, the reef is almost inexistent, hence, snorkeling and other water activities are at best, below par. The room is filed with air freshener spray to cover the stench coming from the Sea. Room amenities are the one found in Motels. The service is non-existent. Management cannot speak the truth is their lives would depend on it. One needs to be a contortionist to try to fit in an adaptor to charge a computer or any other devices. The bed/mattress is the type and style that one can find in a College dormitory. What the property calls a "lagoon" is just a stretch of beach and not a quality one. The clientele mirrors the quality of the Property. I must apologize to those who have given good review to this resort. The restaurants follow in the very same aforementioned foot steps. An embarrassment and a black eye to the Taj organization. If you fly all the way to these beautiful Islands, do yourself a great favor, stay elsewhere.
Great stay at Taj
Beautiful location and amazing service by pleasant staff at taj coral reef, maldives... Hot Indian veg food served at table is definitely a customer delight.. fish feeding a good activity for kids and to meet the other guests of hotel.. Extra special as taj team made our anniversary special by beautiful decor of room n specially made cake .. not much of kids activities but they got immersed with beauty of island Overall amazing 🙏
Wonderful relaxing hotel
We were so happy with our choice of the Taj Coral Reef Hotel for our first stay in The Maldives. The island was only 45 minutes away by speedboat from the airport. We were met by our hosts and taken to our villa. We had chosen a deluxe villa as opposed to the waterside ones. We had our own small garden area and sandy beach to use which is a greater personal space than the water villas in our opinion.. The room was immaculate and serviced twice each day. The infinity pool looked out to sea over a lagoon filled with coral and fish. We spent a lot of time snorkelling in this area. Drinks were readily brought to you at pool side and light platters available all day. The things that made this so special were the staff and the food. Every member of staff was friendly,helpful and genuinely wanted us to have the best holiday. They are a real credit to Taj Coral Reef. We were even given typed recipes of a couple of the chutneys which we had enjoyed. All the restaurant staff were exceptional. The executive chef Arun Reddy came round regularly to check that we had enjoyed the food. He explained that they served a la carte only as buffets were wastefull and diffciult to keep at a same temperature. Menus for breakfast and dinner changed daily with a small selection of European and Chinese dishes buts osme wonderful Indian and maldivian plates. The general manager, Samir Khanna, was always around the resort checking on staff and ensuring guests were happy. We left after a week having had an amaxing relaxing week. We want to return to The Maldives, and although there are hundred of other atolls and hotels, we will chose to return to Taj Coral Reef because of their high standards. Thanks to all the staff who made our stay so good.
Excellent Value for money Holiday at Taj Coral Reef Resort
I went with my wife on 19th November 2019 and we stayed 4 nights in Watervilla. The trip from Male airport to the resort was of 35 mins by speedboat. We were welcomed by the reception staff at the Jetty along with some welcome drinks. Then they took us to our watervilla, and room orientation was done very nicely. Even they explained everything about the resort like what facilities are there in the resort. The watervilla also have Sony 43 inch tv with Youtube and few Indian channels. The room is also equipped with Sony music system, so you can play some cd also. The view from the watervilla is always awesome. The deck had shower area, coffee table and also had beach chairs for relaxing. Everyday at sharp 4.30pm this resort has complimentary High tea and sting ray feeding session at the beach area. It was an amazing experience. There is also a beach side restaurant which serves fast food during day time along with drinks, and in the evening it serves South American style food. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner are served at Bukkahara restaurant. Being Gujarati, We dont eat Non veg food. But there were lot of options of Vegetarian food. In the breakfast, they will have regular buffet with selection of fruit, juices, cold coffee, Masala tea, breads etc. and also they will give us an A LA CARTE menu from which we can order Idli, Dosa, Paratha etc. (The menu keeps changing everyday) But you can get very nicely prepared veg food. You can also get JAIN FOOD, if you tell the chef early for your selections. The Dinner served here for veg food was also interesting, they had soups, starters, few type of rotis, sabji, Dal, rice, sweet dishes like Gulab Jambu, And desserts also. They also have alternate dining experience in which you can opt to have dinner with your family on beach or on jetty which is decorated very nice. You need to book in advance. The Infinity pool is also very nice with nice view and location. Here they also have professional photographer, you can book in advance for your photo shoot. Snorkelling near watervilla and near infinity pool has lot of coral reefs which I enjoyed most. Snorkelling unit and fins are provided complimentary during your stay, whereas you have to pay 8$ per day for life jacket rent. Here they also have scuba diving classes and also guided tour of snorkeling and scuba diving, which is chargeable. In the end we enjoyed our stay very much and will be coming there again
This resort is overall amazing. Fantastic staff, food and location. The reef has so much sea life to appreciate and our first trip to the Maldives is one we will never forget. We cannot wait to return to this paradise.
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