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Post #515 is an EXTENSIVE review w/ pics.

Food menus: Kitchen, In-Room Dining, Fire, Fish
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Old Jul 13, 09, 2:11 pm
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scaplan - did you pay with points, or cash?
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Old Jul 13, 09, 2:19 pm
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I don't recall the exact breakdown, but I did some nights on points and some nights cash.


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scaplan - did you pay with points, or cash?
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Old Jul 13, 09, 2:38 pm
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I don't recall the exact breakdown, but I did some nights on points and some nights cash.
The cost in points starts at 90K SPG points per night, did you pay that amount? You can't recall?
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Old Jul 13, 09, 3:05 pm
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Yeah GUAVA, I can't recall...what's a couple hundred thousand starpoints...?

Read the full thread, you'll see I stayed there over a year ago, so as I stated in the last post, had you bothered to carefully read it, I'm not sure what combination of nights was cash vs points, but it was a lot of both. I do appreciate you reminding me the point cost, it has been a while since I was the first one on the flyertalk forums to report the 90k redemption.

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The cost in points starts at 90K SPG points per night, did you pay that amount? You can't recall?
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Old Sep 28, 09, 10:02 pm
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staying at the W and Sheraton for 5 nights each for my honeymoon. let's hope its perfect!
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Old Sep 29, 09, 4:45 am
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Aah, I still have sweet dreams about my week here
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Old Sep 29, 09, 2:45 pm
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Aah, I still have sweet dreams about my week here
ditto.
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Old Oct 30, 09, 7:38 am
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It is a lovely hotel.

But the MoO is just a whisk.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 9:40 am
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Does anyone have any experience / success negotiating a last minute rate directly with this hotel (or via a 3rd party for this hotel)?
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Old Dec 17, 09, 1:16 pm
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W Retreat Maldives

Hey Guys

While researching Maldives hotels, I came across the W retreat. There isn't too much info on the forum on the resort, so I was wondering if anyone could update me on their experiences if any?

Some of the Travel Advisor forums have extremely polarized views, many by people who've never been there, but would "never go their (too "ipodish")

I understand that, but as a honeymoon destination for a young couple (26 and 24), and based on service and the quality of the overwater villas (what we would be interested in only), how is it?

Thanks!!! :-D

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Old Dec 17, 09, 5:38 pm
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Welcome to Flyertalk, Mishal.
I am moving your Thread to the Starwood Hotels Forum for discussion.
Please follow there...
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Old Dec 17, 09, 7:31 pm
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lots of w discussion here.

if no budget, id also suggest checking out huvafen fushi and OO reethi rah.

if you want service, only option is four seasons LG. their 2BR sunset overwater is probably best overwater at a less extreme price. lots of discussion in lux hotels forum. xracer posted report for 2BR overwater.

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Old Dec 17, 09, 7:55 pm
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See: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starw...er-thread.html

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Old Mar 7, 10, 10:13 am
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can anyone who's been comment on the cost of diving? how much per tank dive including all equipment?

trying to compare with 4 Seasons that has a package that includes 6 tank dives over 4 night stay
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Old Mar 9, 10, 1:15 pm
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Just bumping this one... looking for feedback on diving at the W Maldives.. how much it costs per dive with equipment, do they offer packages, and what is the quality like?
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