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Riake Resort & Villa

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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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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just spent three amazing weeks in beautiful Madasgacar. My last stop was at île Sainte-Marie where I spent nine days at the Riake Resort. This Resort is situated on the East coast of the island, lost in the middle of kilometers of a white sand beach. Each bungalow is facing the ocean, very clean and well decorated with a... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Another resort that is in the middle of nowhere but indeed command the best location. The hotel is facing a beautiful beach up on a hill. What I want to say is that the owners are honest people. 1-2 weeks before my arrival in July 2014, the weather was bad and rained a lot. When I enquired with the owner,... More 

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RiakeDirection, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Riake Resort & Villa, responded to this review

Hello, We are very pleased to hear from you. Thank you very much for this very long and descriptive comment you leave for us. We take note of your suggestions. Anyway, I want to notice that recently we have a new cook and we’ve had a lot’s of good return from the client. About the door lock, as we all... More 

Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a wonderful holiday staying at the Riake Resort, thanks most to the adoring staff. While staying, we both contracted eye infections (from previous travel) that forced us to miss out on the excursions offered by the hotel. Mauricio (owner) was such a help, he happily drove us into town to reach a pharmacy and take us to ice... More 

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RiakeDirection, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riake Resort & Villa, responded to this review

Hello Matt and Emma. We are really happy for this long and very descriptive comment you leave for Riake. We were very pleased for your stay here at the Hotel. 4 days with lots of fun and good time. We hope you’ve had a good trip for the way back to Tamatave. Hope to see you again someday. Kind Regards,... More 

Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I recently visited Riake Resort & Villa over Christmas weekend. After a long journey to the island from Tamatave, it was very nice to be welcomed and to be able to relax while listening to the waves. They had a very special Christmas Even event on the beach that included cocktails and local Malagasy singing songs. The food at Riake... More 

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RiakeDirection, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riake Resort & Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice words, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Riake. We are waiting for you for whale’s season and already planning your excursions to Iles Aux Nattes. All the Riake’s Team wishes you a very happy new year. See you soon. Maurizio More 

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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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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