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Riake Resort & Villa

Sahasifotra, Nosy Boraha 515, Madagascar
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generally, this is quite a nice place. There are a few MAJOR PROBLEMS, though: *) The beach is nice and vast, but in 5 days there we did not swim once on that beach because the current and waves are very strong. In fact, we never saw anyone swim there. We walked about 50-55 mins to the next beach where... More

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RiakeDirection, Directeur général at Riake Resort & Villa, responded to this review

Dear Tickera, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that your holidays did not go as planned or expected. I would like to answer to your review as it may help our future travelers: - In June, July and August (those months are the winter season for us), it can happen that you have days of wind and rain.... More

Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We (my boyfriend and I) spent unfortunately only 4 nights at the Riake Resort. We were visiting family in Madagascar and decided to go some days to the beach. Travelling to Sainte-Marie takes some time (by car and boat) or some money (airplane). We choose to go by car and boat, which worked fine (9 hours by car and 2... More

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RiakeDirection, Guest Relations Manager at Riake Resort & Villa, responded to this review

Dear Mdani, We thank you for your nice review. We are really happy that you loved your holidays at the Riake Resort & Villa. All the staff shares a great moment with you and we hope you can come back longer! This year the road will be finished and there will be a bar on the beach with snacks! Little... More

Lille, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

If you're looking for heaven on earth then stop searching it's here! We've been amazed by the work done by the owners to build this beautiful and peaceful place in the middle of nowhere. We've been almost alone enjoying the white sand beach of the hotel, there are plenty of amazing plants (cinnamon, pepper, coffee, vanila...) and animals. The crew... More

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RiakeDirection, Responsable relations clients at Riake Resort & Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your beautiful commentary, We are very happy that you loved so much this place. We really hope that next year you can come another time! More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We spent 10 days in this beautiful resort and we did all the amazing excursions proposed. They are incredible and everyone is different, in fact every day we discovered a new part of Sainte Marie with these interesting excursions. The guide was wonderful and very prepared. A truly luxurious and unforgettable experience in a privileged part of this beautiful island!... More

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RiakeDirection, Responsable relations clients at Riake Resort & Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, we are very happy that you liked the food and all excursions. We will be very satisfied if you can come another time to us! More

New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

It is not just a holiday, staying at Riake Resort & Villa but a true experience. The hospitality from all the staff from the moment you arrive is exceptional and creates a wonderful atmosphere.I could not get over how quiet it was. All you can hear is the ocean. The attention to detail is what sets it apart from other... More

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RiakeDirection, Responsable relations clients at Riake Resort & Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice words, we are very happy that you enjoyed all your holiday. We are very pleased when our customers love the beach, so thank you again for all compliments. More

Red Bluff, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

This resort is not a bed and breakfast in the traditional sense! 8 bungalows and one larger "villa" located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You have a choice of meal plans, with each of the units having kitchen facilities - but you will need to plan your food purchases before you arrive at the resort... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

I came across Riake Resort and Villa when looking up hotels in Ile Sainte Marie, and was immediately drawn by its beautiful photos and location. My expectations were exceeded by far- it is a beautiful, natural, and peaceful place, run by lovely people who take care of your every need. Each bungalow looks out on a peaceful white sand beach,... More

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Helsinki, Finland
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

I made a half day trip to Riake Resort for Horse riding. The owner picked me up from hotel Libertalia near center (the place is quite far away from the center, maybe an half hour ride). The place is really beautiful and I was so impressed that the owner had built and designed everything by himself. The beach is huge... More

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Address: Sahasifotra, Nosy Boraha 515, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Toamasina Province > Nosy Boraha
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Located in the North-East of Sainte-Marie (Madagascar), you will receive a warm welcome at the Riake Resort & Villa. You can find at the heart of an overwhelming natural beauty, overlooking a magnificent, white-sandy beach. The Riake Resort and Villa combines nature, comfort and luxury and was built in harmony with the local environment. At the Riake Resort & Villa, you will be able to enjoy the most pleasant climate on the island. A constant slight breeze maintains pleasant temperature all year long, and keeps the mosquitoes at bay.The Riake Resort & Villa opened in August 2011 and is the perfect place to relax, enjoy open air activities and immerse you in local traditions and customs. Welcome to the Riake Resort & Villa, a taste of paradise for you to discover ... more   less 
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