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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I had the pleasure of staying from the 14. to the 22th of December 2017 at Happy Life Maldives during my Christmas holiday.
Happy Life is one of the few places that I definitely would remember for an amazing stay. The staff of the place is very helpful, of taking care of the guests.
The food was simply great. I was not expecting so delicious and various of meals every single night I stayed.

If you are looking for a place with great atmosphere, great food and a lovely staff to take good care of you, Happy Life of Maldives at Dhifusshi i definitely a place to visit.

Thank you Hasan, Issac and other staff for amazing hospitality.

  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled with family
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Thank Kasper H
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We were staying five nights at Happy Life and everything went really good. We arrived at 10 pm, Hassan organized for us privat speedboat, he picked us up at 11 pm and we went to the hotel.
The room was clean, bed was comfortable. The view from the window was directly to the ocean.
The kitchen was amazing. The cook was really great.
Hassan recommended us good Diving teacher, water activities and helped us with everything.
Thank you for the nice time!

Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Meggy V
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Family style meal of simple fish, pasta and salad. Reasonably priced, tidy and great atmosphere. We did not stay at Happy life, however it appeared to be well organized in their dining room. Thank you!

Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
1  Thank nancylou528
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had such expectations of great friendly service and accommodation based on the glowing reviews from TripAdvisor. Sadly, we did not experience the same. We were supposed to be met at the airport for our transfer but the representative (Hassan) arrived 20 minutes late after calling him and even after he arrived we had difficulty finding him as he had no idea of our names. We have travelled a lot and usually any pickup at the airport is by a person holding a placard with our names on it.

The guest house is in a good location but needs maintenance. The window was hard to open and it was difficult to sleep because the curtains did not block out the morning light.

We were provided unhelpful advice on island activities. We also enquired about an optional seafood dinner two days in advance but when confirming we found it was not booked for us. Our booking at the guest house was supposed to include additional activities such as a guided tour of the village but this was done very half-heartedly – we were shown the beach next to the guest house but not the entire village. Consequently, we did activities offered at another guest house (Captain Residence) and were happy with their service. Coincidentally, we also discovered that there were many other guest houses that were cheaper and in better condition than Happy Life.

Breakfast was ok and consisted of toast, eggs, and fruits. For lunch and dinner we were expecting a variety of seafood as described by the other TripAdvisor reviewers. The chef did a good job with what was served but the “seafood” consisted of tuna, tuna and more tuna. So if you are thinking a variety of ocean delights you might need to set your expectations lower.

When checking out we were then informed that using any card to pay would cost an extra 3.5%. Hassan picked us up at the airport but we had to make our own way back to the airport unescorted. The chef was kind enough to help us with our luggage to the local ferry spot though.

Despite our disappointment with the service at this particular guesthouse, we retain great memory of this very beautiful island.

Room Tip: Check out other guest houses
  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled with friends
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2  Thank bluedovePerth
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Hassan I, Manager at Happy Life Maldives Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Thank you for your review,
We are very sorry for your holiday experience in Happy Life, late 20 min. airport pick up service (but for sure we won't leave our guests without contact) and specially the unhelpful advice about island activities :(
We would feel sorry about that,
What we noted here is, Happy Life is a product who wants its service, We cover every guests stay, meals and things to do in local island range, this means we won't go beyond what we had but we serve with the maximum experience and service we had.., other than this, if guests are not allowing happy life to serve in this range or if guests are looking for better options around, then it is difficult or there may be some contradictions between guests and Happy Life about the service, or guests may experience lesser service with happy life because this means the use of Happy Life service would be less,
Activities can be measured once you had activities with us :)
We want from every guest to open a conversation of what the guests want do in Maldives! If we can communicate, then we have have the deal ;)
Another things is the card payment, sorry about it, its taxes is imposed from government and Authorities of Maldives, sorry about it :)
Sorry for your experience with us!
Thank you,
Hassan

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I can only recommend this place. We stayed with two kids (2 and 8 years) and enjoyed the stay enormously. Hassan is a calm and extremely helpful host who knows exactly what independent tourists need. He arranged everything from picking us up in the jetty, getting a kayak, a sup, snorkel and turtle watching. The food was marvellous and Hassan's stories about Maldives were an excellent addition during dinners.

Stayed: November 2016, traveled with family
1  Thank VASCEGA M
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