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Villa Stella

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Stella, DH-Rinbudhoo, 20027
Villa Stella
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Our stay on the local island of Rinbudhoo in the Maldives was not the usual resort experience - it was much better! The Villa Stella guest house sits among a small village of treelined sandy streets, where the ocean can be viewed at either end of most of them. Staying here gave us the chance to learn about the local... More 

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MaxMolteni, Director of Sales at Villa Stella, responded to this review

Dear Sally, many thanks to have chosen Villa Stella for your Maldivian experience. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you soon again to Ribudhoo. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We stayed for 12 days at Villa Stella in March 2015. This was a once in a life time trip. We were really impressed by the excellent service and the friendliness of the staff. Ali is amazing host and Kumar is the best chef ever! We were helped in every aspect. Even when we had to consult the doctor for... More 

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MaxMolteni, Director of Sales at Villa Stella, responded to this review

Dear Vesna, many thanks to have been our guest and for your kind review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us, the staff of the Villa, and the excursions. We look forward to welcome you again to the Maldives. More 

Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The value for what you receive is the main reason to book this guesthouse. All meals and excursions are included in the price. Kumar, the chef, was very good. After 7nights/8 days, there wasn't much variety, as it is pretty much all fish all the time (mostly tuna), though the remoteness of the location I think is the reason, not... More 

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MaxMolteni, Director of Sales at Villa Stella, responded to this review

Thank you very much for being at Villa Stella and for your detailed review. When possible, we propose the changing room at no extra charge, so that guests can choose which room they prefer to stay. The currents around the islands may sometimes be very strong. Therefore, the presence of our staff during the excursions becomes important as he could... More 

Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The best customer service I have experienced in years. Great food, well-organised tour, wonderful accommodation especially if you consider how cheap it is. They took me in different islands and beaches and my mind is full of all the memories of places of my dreams. Indeed I have seen all the wonderful beaches which looked like surreal in Google images.... More 

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MaxMolteni, Director of Sales at Villa Stella, responded to this review

Dear Fiore, many thanks to have been our kind guest. We also look forward to welcome you back to Villa Stella. Best wishes! More 

Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This place is nothing less of fantastic. Spent 7 days there with my girlfriend.... The guys tehere were friendly, engaged and helpfull. The room we had was on the beach, and even though you coudnt swim right there (if you are a woman), the spot on the bech owned by the willa is 3 min walk from there. All mealt... More 

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MaxMolteni, Director of Sales at Villa Stella, responded to this review

Dear Haris, many thanks for your visit to Villa Stella and for your kind review. We hope to welcome back you and Synne to Rinbudhoo! More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We went in January and we enjoyed every minute at Villa Stella. Excellent value for money! Ali and his sons took great care of us and Kumar, the chef, was very nice and cooked delicious food every day. We stayed in the biggest room at Villa Stella, just next to the area where the meals were served. We would have... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed one week at Villa Stella and I can´t imagine any other holiday as perfect as this one. Everything was just great, starting from the always delicous food (thank you again Kumaar!) to the daily trips with Ali to different desert islands ... we felt like being in paradise! "Let´s go snorkeling" became to an important part of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Amazing from start to finish. This is a place to fall in love with: owner and people working at the Villa are accomodating and charming, the places they take you to visit are stunnig, food is great. We will definitely come back

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Kristiansand, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We spent two week in the Maldives, one of them on Riunbudoo. The transfer from Male to Rinbudhoo and back again, were already arranged and we didn't have any problems at all. Everything went perfect. The island has a private beach, but we didn't spend a lot of time there. Everyday Areef took us to excellent snorkeling spots. We saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We loved every single minute we spent on Rinbudhoo, from the moment we stepped out of the boat and realised we really were in a special place to the moment we packed to go home and felt as if we were leaving a bit of our heart on the island. Ali and all of his family/personnel are more than welcoming,... More 

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