Private room

16 guests

1 bedroom

10 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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16 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The space

Fitted with tiled flooring, air-conditioned rooms include a wardrobe, clothes rack and some with balcony. The en suite bathroom comes with bathtub or shower facility. Operating a 24-hour front desk, friendly staff can assist guests with laundry/dry cleaning services, bicycle rental. Guests can enjoy water sport activities such as snorkelling, canoeing, windsurfing, diving, excursions and more.


Private Taxi:
10 minutes’ drive

I you are taking Airport transfer by private taxi (10USD for 1 way) I or someone will pick you up from the Airport and will arranger transfer to the hotel.

Public A/C Bus:
15 minutes journey, might have to wait for the Bus for 30 minutes.

If you are taking the public bus go to the Help Desk in the arrival terminal and find out the bus stop to Hulhumale.
Request for a call from the Help Desk to my number before you leave to the bust stop as it will help me to meet you at the bust on time. You can get off from the last bus stop in Hulhumale. I will be welcoming you at bus stop in Hulhumale.
If want me to receive you from the Airport and guide you to the hotel, there will be my Bus ticket charges of 4USD for round trip.

Guest access

Experience both luxury resort and local Maldivian culture - without burning a hole in your pocket!

The space
Bathrooms: 8+
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 10
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Extra people £27 / night after 2 guests
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House Rules
Check in time is flexible

• No Smirking inside the room
• switch off all electrical items when you are not in the room other than chargeable devices
• General Cleanliness
• Any damage to households should be responsible
• lost keys charge is 40US$.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Gemma User Profile
February 2016
I didn't stay at the City Grand hotel, as we were given a room in a different hotel - Fern Boutique. It was clean and generally nice. We did have an issue that the battery in the door ran out, so we couldn't get in our room using the key card, which was frustrating as we were in a rush. However, it was fixed quickly by the staff. Overall, it was a good place to stay for a couple of nights before heading off to a different island.

Franck User Profile
February 2016
The perfect place to stay in Hulhumale. Ideal location, very recent, clean and comfortable facilities. Affyf was very reliable, efficient and even organised free pickup to go back to the airport! Hoghly recommended!

Ravi User Profile
January 2016
There are better and cheaper rooms. Avoid Afyff. Don't count on their airport transfers. Affyf didn't show up at the arrivals. When I called him he said he'll be there in 20min. That 20min eventually became 45min. After a 20hr flight that's exactly what you need. Then he put on this show with his fellow driver about how my name was on the list and someone didnt pay attention. I know it was a show because he conveniently transitioned to English for the argument and then back to the native tongue. The other guy kept giggling. To make matters worse the room didn't have any hot water. I had hot water in the sink but not the shower. When I called the staff. He smiled and walked away. They didn't have any soap so my first shower was cold and soap free. When it came to time to leave they literally pointed me toward the bus stop to take the airport shuttle bus. So much for free airport transfers. The room was nice and clean. Bed was comfortable and WiFi was decent. But the airport transfer dilemma ruined my stay. There are cheaper and more convenient options in Hulumale.
Affyf User Profile
Response from Affyf:
Hello Ravi, Thanks for your review and we mistakenly have charged for the Airport transfer and I apologize for it. I’m ready to refund USD20 for you please let me know how I can send you the money. We can communicate through Airbnb. Actually I was too busy with my other guests so I could not attended you properly as this is our peak season. There was a problem with hot water but now it solved. Thanks for your stay and apologize again for the inconvenience caused you. I welcome you again. Affyf
January 2016

Stephen User Profile
November 2015
We loved our stay at City Grand with Affyf! The room was small but quaint and comfortable. The roof top was beautiful for watching sunrises, and the staff was very accommodating & friendly. Breakfast was simple, but just right. We stayed a few nights after our flight so we could rest before going to the resorts. It was a simple walk to the ferry to Male and well worth it. The neighborhood is still being developed but we loved seeing the local flavor and enjoyed it very much. The cafe down the street (iBerry) was delicious for dinner as well. We could not have been happier with our stay, and it was exactly what we needed and expected from the listing. If you have more than 2 adults you may want to consider 2 rooms, but I highly recommend staying here with Affyf and his staff - they took great care of us and started our trip off amazingly. If we venture back this way, we'll certainly be staying here at City Grand again.

Thinesh User Profile
November 2015
City grand is a great place for to rest your heads for a night or two. Great environment and very clean. Superb hospitality from host affyf. Will visit soon again.

Jonathan User Profile
September 2015
Everything from the pick up at the airport to the directions around male and the accommodations from the hotel were superb! Definitely worth staying at again

Ayesha User Profile
September 2015
If you want affordable accommodation this is an excellent choice. The room and ensuite was very clean. We had our own private balcony and outside the room was a lounge area with another balcony. The beach is about a minutes walk away. We could see the beach from where we sat to have breakfast! There are lots of shops and eating areas nearby. The manager Afyff was wonderful. We were only there one night but he greeted us at the airport and took us to the hotel. The next day we were travelling to another island and Afyff accompanied us all the way to the ferry and arranged all our tickets for us! Before we booked we contacted Afyff many times and he always responded to all our questions and queries immediately, even with the time difference!

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Affyf User Profile


Welcome to the Sunny Side of Life. I am a Maldivian in my early 40s from Hulhumale' (the Airport Island).

I am well experienced in this interesting field and have strong desire to provide an efficient, courteous, responsive and genuine service to my clients. During your stay I will do my extreme effort to make your stay as a pleasant stay here in Maldives. And during your stay or before I will be always available to answer you so please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any assistance.

There are some of my listings on Airbnb in different islands nearby the International Airport and in Hulhumale' as well. Please read the guests’ reviews before booking any of my listing as it will give you a genuine description of the place that you are interested in to stay.

Thanks and look forward to the pleasure of having you as my clients soon.

Kind regards,


Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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