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Express Inn

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Front of property - evening/night
On the beach
On the beach
On the beach
1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Express Inn

Express Inn

3-star property
3-star beachfront guesthouse in Hulhumalé with restaurant

6.6/10 Good

22 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate bedrooms
Lot No. 10787 Unigas Magu, North Male Atoll, Hulhumalé, 20021

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Paradise Island Beach - 26 min drive
  • Maldives Islamic Centre - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Velana Intl. Airport (MLE) - 8 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Tandoori Flames - 4 min walk
  • Paralian - 5 min walk
  • Cafe Lyre - 7 min walk
  • Manhattan Fish Market - 8 min walk
  • SeaSide Grill - 9 min walk

About this property

Express Inn

Express Inn is just 3.5 mi (5.7 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 15 per room one-way. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby scuba diving. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and airport proximity.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from noon - 2 PM
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 4 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Shopping
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2010
  • ATM/banking
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Russian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 3.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 7 for adults and USD 7 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per room (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 12 costs USD 0.00

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

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; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Express Inn Hulhumale
Express Inn Hulhumalé
Express Hulhumalé
Guesthouse Express Inn Hulhumalé
Hulhumalé Express Inn Guesthouse
Guesthouse Express Inn
Express Inn Hulhumalé
Express Inn Guesthouse
Express Inn Guesthouse Hulhumalé

Frequently asked questions

Does Express Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Express Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Express Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Express Inn?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Express Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Express Inn?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 per room one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Express Inn?
You can check in from noon - 2 PM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM. Express check-in is available.
What is there to do at Express Inn and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Express Inn also has a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Express Inn?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Tandoori Flames (4-min walk), Paralian (5-min walk), and Cafe Lyre (7-min walk).
What's the area around Express Inn like?
Express Inn is a short 8-minute drive from Velana Intl. Airport (MLE) and 7 minutes' walk from Hulhumale Beach.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very Good

Review of Express Inn Maldives
It was a clean & efficient stay over this B&B. Transfers were smooth.
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Hotel staff were friendly but thats all
The place is run down at best. Given that it is a 3 star hotel we expected basic amenities such as clean towels and tooth brush. The towels were stained and the bed sheets were stained as well. There were no tooth brush provided and they charge USD $2 for one toothbrush. Breakfast was not included and came with a charge of $5 - we opted to eat out inside. Would not recommend this place unless you're really really out of choice - for the price you're paying you're much better off getting a good hotel in Maafushi. We were initially under the idea that speedboats to Maafushi did not run after 6pm. Sigh, if only we had known they run till 10pm! We would not have stopped over at Hulhumale.
Banana, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Hotel close to the airport
The pick up from the airport was good. 10usd per way. Its a little expensive as you will be sharing the shuttle with many other guest. But for the convenient, it's worth it. The front desk staff spoke very good English and is very professional. Helped us to call our resort on the following day to arrange for our transfer.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Just a night in Male because we landed too late
Simple hotel that did the trick for one night because we landed too late that day to make it to our island. Not related to the hotel, but that bus from the airport to Hulumale sucks and is really confusing and nothing else can go to the airport, taxis don't go there.
Lorant, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very Nice Staff, picked me up at airport,and made my stay comfortable.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Many hidden charges
Many hidden charges I was not informed with. No receipts where assigned whenever I paic
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Mohd Hafifi, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Nice hotel very close to the beach in Hulhumale.
Very friendly, helpful and courteous staff. Kudos to Leena for always being helpful and supportive to get things done.
Mel, 18-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Please consider adding dark windows as it is hard to get into sleep unless you cover your eyes! Every thing else is perfect, thank you Belal and Ibrahim for your assistance!
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Comfortable hotel close to the beach
This hotel is close to the beach and there are plenty of eating places around. Very close to the bus stop too, makes it easy to transit and travel to and from the airport. Staff are friendly and helpful, and the room was clean.
Verified Expedia guest review