Hilton Conrad Maldives Review (Deluxe Beach Villa, Retreat Water Villa)

The Hilton Conrad Maldives is a dream redemption for many people and rightfully so.

A member of one of the top Hilton brands, it’s an extraordinary property located in one of the most stunning places on earth — the turquoise atolls of the Maldives. We stayed in a Retreat Water Villa and also got a taste of a Deluxe Beach Villa on our recent visit. We also tried out many of the restaurants and facilities and got to do some unforgettable diving and snorkeling.

It was all an over-the-top experience and here’s my detailed review of what you need to know about the Conrad Maldives. 

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Booking the Conrad Maldives

The Conrad Maldives is one of the most highly regarded Hilton properties in the world, especially for award travel. That’s because it’s a beautiful property but it’s also because the property offers great value for your points. Take a look at the example below for a peak-season water villas booking.

It shows that you could book a water villa for 95,000 Honors points per night and that the cash price for one night (with taxes) would be $3,283. So you’d be getting about 3.5 cents per point which is just insane for Hilton points. Prices are more reasonable during other times of the year but it’s still a great use of your points or your free night certificates.

(Water villas may not always be available to book with points.)

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The Conrad Maldives is a perfect destination to make a “base booking” with points and then upgrade with cash. If you’re interested in doing this then check out this very detailed and helpful thread on Flyertalk which breaks down the different prices you can expect to pay for the upgrades and contains a lot of helpful information. 

Here are some of the prices listed in that thread:

High & Festive Seasons (01 Oct through 11 May):
Beach Villa to Superior Water Villa – USD 73.92
Beach Villa to Deluxe Water Villa – USD 474.32
Beach Villa to Retreat Water Villa – USD 588.59
Beach Villa to Premier Water Villa – USD 1448.84

Water Villa to Superior Water Villa – USD 45 – 90
Water Villa to Deluxe Beach Villa – USD 122
Water Villa to Retreat Water Villa – USD 225 – 243
Water Villa to Deluxe Water Villa – USD 412.50 – 450
Water Villa to Family Water Villa – USD 730
Water Villa to Premier Water Villa – USD 937.50 – 1013
Water Villa to Sunset Water Villa – USD 1505 – 3200

Low & Shoulder Seasons (12 May through 30 Sep):
Water Villa to Superior Water Villa – USD 90
Water Villa to Deluxe Beach Villa – USD 90
Water Villa to Deluxe Water Villa – USD 200
Water Villa to Beach Suite – USD 1700
Water Villa to Premier Water Villa – USD 1000
Water Villa to Sunset Water Villa – USD 2300

Read more about the pros and cons of visiting during different times. 

Once you’re ready to book the upgrade, you can call up the Conrad Maldives and talk to them regarding upgrading. They’ll usually get back with you via email with the rates for your request within a day or so and then you can confirm your new booking via email. You can pay ahead of time or wait until check out to pay.

We initially booked a beach villa for three nights with 95,000 Hilton Honors points and paid to upgrade to a retreat water villa. But soon after that, Hilton opened up water villas for 95,000 points so we cancelled our initial booking and then re-booked the upgrade, which allowed us to save a few hundred bucks. The total for the upgrade from a water villa to a retreat water villa for three nights was $1,628 (including all taxes).

Getting to the Maldives

Our trip to the Maldives fell in the middle of our 2018 month-long round the world trip. After staying a night in London at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, we took the Eurostar to Paris where we stayed at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme for two nights.

Our actual flight journey down to the Maldives began with visiting the Qatar Lounge at CDG which was a very nice business/first lounge. We then flew first class on the Qatar A380 from Paris to Doha and in Doha we got to experience the stunning Qatar Airways First Class Al Safwa First Lounge, which is one of my favorite lounges I’ve visited to date.

Qatar first class on the A380.

After that, we flew on a Qatar A350 in business class down to the Maldives. As you approach the Maldives, the views of the atolls are pretty phenomenal, so I highly suggest going with a window seat so you don’t miss out.

View flying into Male.

Sea plane transfer

After arriving in the Maldives we were ushered to the Conrad Lounge at Malé International Airport Seaplane Terminal (MLE), which is a lovely little lounge that was more impressive than I thought it would be. It’s free to experience before 5pm. After that, you’ll need to pay $50 per adult and $25 per child.

Conrad Lounge at Malé International Airport Seaplane Terminal (MLE).

After snacking for a little but at the lounge, it was time for the sea plane transfer. The sea plane transfer will now cost $590 per roundtrip per person (children aged between 2 and 11 receive a 50% discount). Infants below 2 years old travel for free.

For luggage they allow you 25kg per person + 5kg of hand luggage with a limit of 32kg (70.5 pounds) per piece of luggage. The excess baggage fees are charged at $5.00 + T-GST per kg. We ended up paying $212 total for our overweight luggage for two people roundtrip. 

We were able to take a direct, nonstop flight to the hotel but some flights may not be nonstop. The direct flight will take approximately 30 minutes.

Seaplane transfer at MLE.

The sea planes are small but not as tiny as some puddle jumpers I’ve flown in before. I’m pretty claustrophobic and didn’t really have an issue on the sea plane.

An inside look at the sea plane.

I suggest trying to get a window seat because the views are breathtaking and you can spot wildlife like rays and sharks from the sky if you have a good eye.

View from the seaplane.

You can also get to the hotel by taking a short domestic flight plus a speed boat or even a yacht. Note that the last flight operates at 6:30pm resort time which is 5:30pm Male time (it’s a weird time difference, I know). So if you are arriving after that time, you’ll need to look into the speed boat route or stay a night in Male. Read more about how the scheduling for the flights work here.

The Conrad Maldives Resort Map

The Conrad Maldives is located on the South Ari Atoll Atoll and consists of two islands (and an additional island for the staff). The smaller island is Rangali and the larger island is Rangali Finolhu Island but collectively they are known as “Rangali Island.”

The larger island is the main island which houses most of the facilities like the reception desk, main pool area, the gym, dive center, and a number of restaurants including the famous underwater restaurant. Connected to this island are the Spa Villas (or retreat water villas).

The smaller island is home to most of the water villas including the standard water villas, superior water villas, deluxe water villas, premier water villas, and sunset water villas. It also has a number of restaurants and a spa.

Conrad Maldives map.
Conrad Maldives map.

You can also check out an interactive map here.

Conrad Maldives check-in

After our sea plane touched down they ushered us into the arrival/departure lounge, which is a small building connected to the sea plane platform with some seating to relax on.

The arrival lounge at the sea plane platform.

They offered us a slushy type drink and took our luggage and loaded it up for us.

Brad enjoying a welcome beverage.

We then made our way from the arrival lounge via golf-cart to the check-in area over the narrow bridge that connects the islands. Two golf carts cannot fit on this path and sometimes it even feels close when walking as a pedestrian, so keep an eye out for golf carts while on this bridge.

Speaking of golf carts, you can call for a golf cart to pick you up from pretty much anywhere. They were usually very prompt and would show up fifteen minutes after we made the call almost every time, though one time we had to wait over half an hour for them to show.

The bridge connecting the two islands.
The reception area.

The check-in area is in a large open area with sandy floors, which forces you to stop and remember to relax when you arrive. Your luggage will all be handled by the staff and at this point you’ll be greeted by a staff member who will sit down with you and give you an in-depth overview of the property.

Conrad Maldives check-in desk.

While the resort is mostly cashless, you can withdraw cash with your credit card through the hotel. While I didn’t try it, I think you might be able to get that to show up as a charge on your bill which could mean that you could earn Hilton points on that withdraw which could actually be lucrative with a card like the Hilton Aspire.

Conrad Maldives reception area.

Retreat Water Villa

After the introduction, we were given a ride to our retreat water villa, which was 419 and at the very end of the pier. This meant we had optimal privacy at all times which was fantastic and added a whole new element to the experience. But it also meant that there was a long walk to get back to the island from our villa (we usually just called for a golf cart).

The retreat water villas at the Conrad Maldives.
The retreat water villas at the Conrad Maldives.
The retreat water villas at the Conrad Maldives.

The retreat water villas are huge and simply stunning. I’ll just go over some of the highlights here but if you want a more in-depth review of the retreat water villas then check out my full review of them here

Conrad Maldives retreat water villa.

The villas have great air conditioning so you’ll never have to worry about it getting hot inside. Just do your best to wash your feet off with the buckets of water because your floor will get sandy very quickly. 

Conrad Maldives retreat water villa.

The bathroom is divided up into three areas with the toilet, shower/tub, and sink area all in different areas.

Conrad Maldives retreat water villa.

The tubs are absolutely huge and take close to an hour to fill up. You can open up the windows all around the tub to admire the views and allow a breeze to blow through. It does feel a bit exposed but since we were at the end of the pier, it still feel pretty private. The shower is right next to the tub so you can easily hop in or out as needed.

Conrad Maldives retreat water villa tub.

There’s also the spa room which is its own little villa connected to yours and it offers fantastic views. If you want a massage you’ll have to pay a service fee in addition to the cost of the massage so keep that in mind. We were quoted at $520 for a 60 minute couple’s massage but that didn’t include the additional fee, which I believe was around $100.

Conrad Maldives retreat water spa room.

The highlight of the room is the deck which is pretty spacious and comes with a relaxing area to sit in the shade as well as a hot tub.

Conrad Maldives retreat water villa deck.

From suite 419, you have a direct view of the sunset which is pretty amazing.

Conrad Maldives retreat water villa deck at sunset.

The stairs from the deck will lead you directly into the ocean where you can encounter some wildlife. While there’s no major coral reef nearby, we still caught some marine life coming through, including sharks.

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa

We requested late check-out since our flight was departing a little late but they weren’t able to offer us that. Instead, they offered to allow us to check in to a Deluxe Beach Villa and spend a few hours in that room while we awaited our flight. I thought it’d be cool to experience a beach villa so I agreed to move in temporarily.

The villas have a mini sandy court yard when you first enter with a huge door for the suite.

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa.

There are floor to ceiling windows that make up most of the walls, allowing for you to really soak in the lush, tropical paradise while letting in plenty of natural light.

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa.
Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa.
Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa.

The villas also have almost everything outdoors for the bathroom like this shower. Personally, I think it’s a pretty amazing shower myself though I wonder what happens when it rains?

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa shower.

The tub is also one of the cooler looking tubs I’ve seen.

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa bathroom.

I can deal with the novelty of an outdoor shower, but my only issue with these villas is that the sink area is outdoors. I don’t how people could stand to get fixed up outside in the humidity like that. I was told that they are renovating these and putting the bathrooms back indoors so that was good to know.

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa bathroom.

There’s a nice outdoor patio that’s also covered. It would be a great place to relax during a rain shower.

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa.

There’s also your own little pool in the back as well. The water color honestly reminded me of a pool in need of some cleaning though.

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa.

The beach villas have these picturesque walkways that lead down to the beach via a sandy path surrounded by lush vegetation, which I loved.

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa.

The pathway then pops out right on the beach where you have your own chairs and umbrella to relax on. It’s a beautiful set up although there’s no privacy for your beach experience. I think it’d be much better if they had cabanas set out.

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa beach area.

Overall, I was very impressed with the Deluxe Beach Villa. Aside from the bathroom being outdoors, I think I would love to stay in one for a couple of nights and then stay in a water villa for the remaining nights. It seems pretty common for people to split up their visits at the Conrad between different suites so that’s something to consider for your visit.

The service and staff

The service at the hotel was some of the best I think I’ve received. Everyone we encountered was very warm and inviting and very helpful. They definitely make you feel right at home. I also really loved their stylish white outfits.

Also, I thought I’d point out that the workers really seem to be efficient out there. I hope they’re getting compensated well because they were out for hours in the hot sun digging trenches and fixing roofs nonstop.

Conrad Maldives workers.

I was amazed at how quickly they were accomplishing some of their tasks and they really seemed to have the concept of teamwork down.

Conrad Maldives workers.

Diving and snorkeling

One thing that needs to be worked on is how they organize the diving trips. When diving at the Maldives you have to do a mandatory orientation unless you’ve gone on a dive recently. This is a essentially a standard intro to scuba course except on the shorter side (thankfully). That course takes place in the morning and then you can make a mid-afternoon dive that day.

Well, I’d contacted the hotel to schedule this course and dive for the second day we arrived but they said I would just need to schedule it when we arrived. So once we arrived I mentioned this to the staff and we realized that the dive shop was closing in 15 minutes.

We had to scramble to make it happen the next day and luckily it did, but I felt like the Conrad could avoid issues like this by allowing guests to schedule dives in advance via email like pretty much every other hotel/dive company does. I guess because people (especially divers) tend to stay at the Maldives longer than we did they don’t see an issue with it?

Conrad Maldives dive center.

Scuba diving at Manta point

Our lone dive was out to Manta Point and it was a fantastic dive. They ran everything very smoothly and the reef was teeming with fish and vibrant coral. We also encountered manta rays (up close) which was a bucket-list moment for me. You can read more about the scuba diving experience here. 

Getting ready to head out on the scuba trip.
Scuba diving in the Maldives
Encounter with a manta ray.


The snorkeling at the Conrad Maldives is fantastic for marine life. While snorkeling we saw a lot of different animals including: an eagle ray, manta ray, eel, clown fish, parrot fish, sea cucumber, and many others. You can read about our full snorkeling experience here.

A clown fish at the Conrad Maldives house reef.

The only issue with the reef is that thanks to El Nino from 2016, many of the shallow-water reefs in the Maldives were bleached and the coral killed. Unfortunately, the house reef was affected by this. This means that the coral reef is not going to be vibrant and you’ll see a lot of dead coral. Still, for a bleached reef, I thought the wildlife was still very good.

Conrad Maldives Spas

the Hilton Conrad Maldives has two main spas: the Overwater Spa and the Retreat Spa.

The Overwater Spa is one the smaller island while the Retreat Spa is one the main island. I’m a big spa person now but when we visited I wasn’t into them so I didn’t given them a try (which I now am kicking myself for). You can find out more information about the spas here.

Also, we were given a complimentary 15 minute massage that could be added on to standard massage as Diamond members, so if you have Hilton elite status you might be able to get a free massage.


The Conrad Maldives has some solid restaurants. You can see a list of all of the Hilton restaurants and bars here


Ithaa is the fine diamond at the Conrad Maldives. It was the world’s first undersea restaurant and you can have lunch or dinner there (I think they also have some sort of cocktail hour) but we chose to try it our for lunch, which you can read more about here. The total for lunch for two people came out to $566, so be prepared to drop some cash.

As soon as you walk in to the restaurant, the scenery is mesmerizing. It’s located right by a reef, so you’ll see a lot of different marine life make appearances including sharks, puffer fish, clown fish, and many more.

Ithaa undersea restaurant.

The cuisine is also very fine as well. Brad went with the charcoaled reef lobster.

The lobster dish.

I went with the “Sous vide bresse chicken with chanterelle mushroom risotto and blue stilton froth.” A mouthful for sure but delicious. 

The chicken dish.

And if you’re in the mood to splurge, there’s Dom Perignon waiting for you.


Mandhoo was our favorite spot to grab breakfast. It’s a beautiful restaurant situated right over the water and in the same areas as the retreat water villas so it makes sense to choose this place when staying in a retreat water villa.


It’s a beautiful place with the walls opened up.

Conrad Maldives Mandhoo restaurant.

The popular spot to sit is this little section the protrudes over the water. If you’re not staying in an overwater villa, this is a great place to get that “over water experience” as you dine.

The best place to site at the Mandhoo restaurant.

We stuck with western breakfast items which were very tasty.

Mandhoo pancake breakfast.
Mandhoo breakfast waffles.

The fruit was extremely fresh and I really liked the passion fruit. They serve a dish with french toast and passion fruit and it really hit the spot.

Mandhoo breakfast fruit.

In addition to the fruit, Mandhoo has some amazing pastries that you can pull from the buffet.

Mandhoo breakfast pastries.

Every pastry I tried was great and I tried quite a few of them, since I couldn’t resist.

Mandhoo breakfast pastries.

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Quite Zone Lounge Bar

The Hilton Gold and Diamond happy hour was held at the Quite Zone Lounge Bar. It’s a beautiful open-area bar that’s right on the beach of the smaller island on Rangali Island. We stuck with the Hilton Honors menu while there but they’ve got a lot of different items to choose from.

The Quite Zone Lounge Bar at the Conrad Maldives.
The Quite Zone Lounge Bar at the Conrad Maldives.

There are some day beds you can relax on in the shade just yards away from the ocean.

The Quite Zone Lounge Bar at the Conrad Maldives.

Overall, the Quite Zone is a great place to have a happy hour.

The Quite Zone Lounge Bar at the Conrad Maldives.

Atoll Market

Atoll Market felt a bit overrated to me. We tried it at breakfast and then one night for dinner and it was probably my least favorite place that we ate at. However, it wasn’t bad for breakfast (though I did prefer Mandhoo).

But for dinner, it felt overpriced and I just wasn’t really feeling the “global” buffet which consisted of the following:

  • Asian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • The Grill
  • The Deli
  • The Bakery
  • Desserts

It’s not that the food was that bad, it’s just that I didn’t feel like the quality lived up to the price. For $263 for two people, I just expected better.

Here’s a look at what the breakfast looked like.

Atoll Market breakfast.
Atoll Market breakfast.
Atoll Market breakfast.
Atoll Market breakfast.
Atoll Market breakfast.
Atoll Market breakfast.

Rangali Bar

Rangali Bar is a great place to grab lunch.  It’s a pretty spacious area with both indoor and outdoor seating and they have a pretty wide range of selections — I was a big fan of their club sandwich and wraps. They also have a very extensive menu selection for drinks as well. 

Rangali Bar at the Conrad Maldives.
Rangali Bar at the Conrad Maldives.
Rangali Bar at the Conrad Maldives.
Rangali Bar at the Conrad Maldives.

The Sunset Grill

We didn’t eat at the Sunset Grill but you pass through it on your way to Ithaa so we got a good look at it. It looked like a great place for a bite to eat and I loved the tables set out on the decks overlooking the water.

The Sunset Grill.

I loved the chairs.

The Sunset Grill.

Koko Grill

Out of all of the restaurants we didn’t try, I think Koko Grill would have been the one I’d be most interested in trying. They serve up a 10-course Japanese dinner right in front of you in an outdoor restaurant it looks like a great dinner experience.


Vilu is yet another open-air bar and restaurant reportedly known for its wine pairings. They also serve breakfast but I’m not sure if they open up breakfast for Gold and Diamond members.

Other venues you might want to check out include: the Cheese and Wine Bar and the Wine Cellar.

Conrad Maldives pools

The Conrad Maldives has two pool areas. The main pool is located on the main island. It’s a beautiful area with lots of day beds lining the pool. During the day it was pretty active with families.

Conrad Maldives main pool.
Conrad Maldives main pool.

There’s also a pool for small kids, too.

Conrad Maldives main pool.

Then there’s the Quiet Zone pool which is the adult-only pool. This pool is much smaller but it’s a pretty striking pool, located right over the water.

The Quiet Zone pool.

There are only about three sets of chairs to relax on so this pool is best to visit when there aren’t many people, or better yet, when you can have it all to yourself.

The Quiet Zone pool.
The Quiet Zone pool.

Conrad Maldives Gym

The gym at the Conrad Maldives is located in the heart of the main island. It’s also where you can find the Tsunami assembly point.

It’s a pretty nice gym with a floor where you can practice your hopscotch skills

Conrad Maldives Fitness Center.

There’s a lot of cardio equipment so regardless of what type of machine you prefer, you should be able to find something here.

Conrad Maldives Fitness Center.
Conrad Maldives Fitness Center.
Conrad Maldives Fitness Center.

The collection of weight machines was a bit more limited but you should still be able to put a decent workout together.

Conrad Maldives Fitness Center.
Conrad Maldives Fitness Center.
Conrad Maldives Fitness Center.
Conrad Maldives Fitness Center.

Apparently both islands make up a jogging route (with recommended directions to jog in). As tempting as it looked to run around these islands, we opted to just stick with the golf cart rides.

Who is ready for a run? (Not me.)

Conrad Maldives shopping piazza

The shopping piazza has three shops: Italian designer wear, jewelery, and a gift shop. We checked out the gift shop and it had some interesting souvenir items. We didn’t purchase anything from the shop but there’s a good variety there with a very wide price range.

Conrad Maldives gift shop.
Conrad Maldives gift shop.
Conrad Maldives gift shop.
Conrad Maldives gift shop.

Hilton Conrad Maldives FAQ

How many points are needed for a free stay at Hilton Conrad Maldives?

Prices may vary based on the type of room and season but you can find standard room redemptions for as low as 95,000 points.

What restaurants are at Hilton Conrad Maldives?

You can find the following restaurants:

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
UFAA by Jereme Leung
Sunset Grill
Mandhoo Spa Restaurant
Koko Grill
Vilu Restaurant & Bar
The Quiet Zone
Rangali Bar
Cheese & Wine bar
Wine Cellar
Atoll Market
Beach Dining Events

What time is the gym open?

The gym is open 24 hours.

What is the phone number for Hilton Conrad Maldives?

The phone number for Hilton Conrad Maldives is +9606680629.

Final word

The Conrad Maldives is a special place. The scenery is just as stunning as you would imagine it to be and the service is great. There’s some really cool dining experiences available like dining underwater and if you’re a Hilton Gold or Diamond member, there are some extra perks for you. I really want to try out some other Maldives resorts but I’d still be 100% okay with returning to the Conrad Maldives.

What Hilton Conrad Hotel Offers the Best Value for Honors Points?

Hilton Conrad Hotels along with Waldorf Hotels are some of the top-tier Hilton properties in the world. While Waldorf Hotels are known more their traditional elegance, Conrads offer luxury delivered in a bit more of a trendy fashion.

I decided to take a look at Conrad Hotels and Resorts in the US and around the globe and compare their cash prices and award prices and then compute the value received with the redemption. The results are in the table below and will show what Conrad Hotel offers the best value for Hilton Honors points. 

Conrad Hotel NYC
Conrad New York. Photo by Daniel Lobo.

Collecting the data

I searched for a single night in the middle of the summer (so approximately 6 months out). Some Conrad properties did not have available nights and so I had to search for alternate weeks or months. In most cases, I was able to find availability in June or July but there were a couple of exceptions.

Fluctuating cash prices and award prices

  • As I show more fully below, hotel rates for Hilton awards fluctuate and so the prices you see below in the chart might not directly correspond to your own searches. For the most part, however, they should provide you with at least an idea of what kind of value you can receive when you use Hilton points to book a night at a Conrad location.

Cash prices include taxes and fees

  • The cash prices include all taxes and resort fees, since these taxes and fees don’t have to be paid when booking awards, they were factored into the redemption rates.

Hilton Honors rates and standard room awards

  • The cash rates used for these calculations were the discounted Hilton Honors rates that allow for cancellations since award bookings allow for cancellations, too. And I only used standard room awards to calculate the cents per point for the redemptions.

Rewards earned on stays or credit card spend not factored in

  • I did not factor in rebates earned due to points earned on stays or promotions in this calculation for the sake of simplicity. One could use this article to help them deduct their respective earning rate from the cash price if they would like.
  • For example, if you’re a Hilton Diamond member, you will receive roughly 10% back on Hilton purchases depending how you value Honors points. You would then reduce the cash price by 10% and then determine your cents per point value based on the reduced rate. (You could even take that a step further and factor in value earned on credit card points.)

Conrad Hotel
Conrad Bali. Photo by Frank Wang.

What Conrad Hotel offers the best value for Hilton Honors points?

Below is a chart that shows the price in cash, price in points, and the value received in cents per point.

The chart is interactive so you can sort the properties by name, cash price, award price, or cents per point.

Conrad Hotel LocationCash pricePoints PriceCPP
Conrad Cairo$172300000.57
Conrad Pezula$233440000.53
Conrad Guangzhou$253500000.51
Conrad Bangkok$125270000.46
Conrad Bali$207530000.39
Conrad Bengaluru$163390000.42
Conrad Bora Bora Nui$976800001.22
Conrad Beijing$307560000.55
Conrad Centennial Singapore$301600000.50
Conrad Dalian$217400000.54
Conrad Hong Kong$393710000.55
Conrad Koh Samui$652950000.69
Conrad Macao, Cotai Central$220400000.55
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island$860950000.91
Conrad Manila$207500000.41
Conrad Osaka$620800000.78
Conrad Pune$180300000.60
Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay$597700000.85
Conrad Seoul$343600000.57
Conrad Tokyo$491950000.52
Conrad Xiamen$323500000.65
Conrad Cartagena$265500000.53
Conrad Algarve$484800000.61
Conrad Dublin$479600000.80
Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus$190360000.53
Conrad London St. James$705800000.88
Conrad Dubai$183350000.52
Conrad Makkah$154300000.51
Conrad Chicago$358670000.53
Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach$374920000.41
Conrad Indianapolis$259490000.53
Conrad Miami$251470000.53
Conrad New York$331800000.41
The London NYC$296750000.39
Conrad San Luis Potosi$152290000.52

There are some important things to consider about these prices.

Cash prices fluctuate wildly

Some cash prices fluctuate wildly. A prime example is the Conrad Maldives. In the off-season, you can find prices for a water villas at the Conrad Maldives for around $684 including all taxes and fees. That’s extremely cheap and using 95,000 points for that redemption would only yield you .7 cents per point (which isn’t bad).

Conrad Maldives prices for a water villa in July.

However, if you were able to book a water villa during peak season (January), you’d have to pay over $3,000 for a single night!

Conrad Maldives prices for a water villa in January.

I even found standard room availability for this rate at 95,000 points. That’s a redemption of 3.4 cents per point which might be the most valuable Hilton Honors redemption out there. (Even the Conrad Bora Bora property stayed around $1,000 in January.)

Conrad Maldives prices for a water villa in January.

Dynamic award pricing

Since Hilton implements dynamic pricing, the award prices can change quite a bit, too. For example, the Conrad in Bali went for 53,000 Honors points in the summer but only 25,000 in January. At that rate, the redemption rate increased to .5 cents per point. So you should definitely test out potential travel dates to see if the value changes.

Best Conrad hotels
Hilton Conrad Bali award prices at 25,000 per night.

Limited Availability

A few Conrad properties did have very limited availability when I searched.

These included:

  • Conrad Bora Bora Nui
  • Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay
  • Conrad Dublin (somewhat limited rooms available in the summer)
  • Conrad New York

If you want to book an award stay for the standard rate at one of these hotels, there’s a chance you may have to book them one year in advance to ensure open awards.

Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza Hotel room
Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza Hotel. Photo by vxla.

The findings

Here are the findings for the Conrad Hotel chart:

The cheapest Conrad Hotel

The cheapest Conrad property was the Conrad Bangkok, with prices as low as $125 for a single night.

The most expensive Conrad Hotel

The most expensive Conrad property was Conrad Bora Bora Nui at $976 during the summer but we’ve already established that the Maldives Conrad gets much more expensive ($3,000+) for standard awards in the winter.

Both of these properties were also the best redemption values with the Conrad Bora Bora Nui offering over 1 cent per point on value and the Conrad Maldives offering some ridiculous opportunities to earn outsized value at over 3 cents per point.

The averages

Let’s take a look at the averages.

The average Conrad hotel property costs $352 per night and Conrad Hotels require on average 57,857 points per night. This results in getting an average value of .59 cents per point when redeeming Hilton Honors points at a Conrad property.

So while Conrad properties are on average cheaper than Waldorf properties, they actually offer more cents per point on redemptions since Waldorfs offered .57 cents per point in my prior analysis.

Average cash price:   $352.03
Average points price: 57,857
Average value in cents per point:  0.59

These figures for the Conrad and the ones I did for the Waldorf are interesting because they show that redemptions for the top Hilton brands don’t have to cost you 95,000 points per night. It’s also interesting to see that you get nearly .6 cents per point on average when redeeming points at these hotels.

For those who value Hilton Honors points at .4 cents per point, you might want to readjust your value a bit if you plan on using your points and Conrad and Waldorf properties.

It’s also worth remembering that Hilton Honors grants you the 5th night free on award bookings. Thus, you could get even more value on your redemptions. In that crazy-expensive Conrad Maldives example, the 5th night free would result in redemptions at 4.6 cents per point! 

Final word on Conrad Hotels and Resorts

These rates only offer a snapshot of the prices of these hotels. Depending on the time of year and different holidays, events, etc. these properties could offer different pricing. It’s still nice to see that you can almost get .6 cents per point on average when redeeming Hilton Honors points for a Conrad Hotel, though. It was also a nice surprise to see that you could ridiculous value during peak season at the Maldives.

Obviously, what the best value for Hilton Honors points will depend on your personal travel goals, but this should give you an idea of kind of value you can get at Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Cover photo by Simon via Flickr.