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Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

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South Male Atoll
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are no words that could describe this place. First of all that trip was the first time my wife & go to the Maldives. Everything is amazing, the food, the beaches, the rooms, the service, the experience. There are no AC in the rooms, and I am a person who never slept without AC in the past 5 years... More 

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Rome, Italy
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

if you miss the maldives as they were this is the place for you - with the added bonus of a few wonderful comforts. Rihiveli with its superb lagoon is blessed by mother nature and the resort managers, unlike those of many other islands, have done a wonderful job in protecting it. Bungalows are comfortable and well located within the... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read your review and would like to thank you for sharing the same with the readers of Trip Adviser! We will try our best to maintain Rihiveli whithout destroying its charm and comfort but will gradually keep improving what we do on a daily basis. I will pass on your comments to the team... More 

Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended by Qatar airlines to visit Rihiveli Island as a great place to linger for a few nights on our way home from Northern Europe during their winter. We booked in for 3 nights but extended to 5 as it was just soooooo relaxing. A true gem of an island, lovely staff, amazing food. Most activities are included... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Barry, Thank you so much for sharing your Rihiveli experience with the readers of Trip Adviser and us.! We are extremely happy to learn that you`ve enjoyed your stay at Rihiveli Maldives by Castaway Hotels & Escapes. It would be a pleasure and hope to welcome you back to this corner of paradise in a near future. Tropical Regards... More 

Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here recently for our honeymoon and was met with 1. Inflated charges. Due to my intial error of getting the occupancy number wrong i had to pay an extra $130pn even though their website says the difference is $40. Basically was told to deal with it as they would charge us a cancellation fee if we tried to update... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Moxon, We are surprised & disappointed reading the enclosed posting and would like to correct the allegations as you have not been charged U$ 130 as stated above but U$ 55.44 corresponding to the charge for extra person you had not booked through the online travel agent, in addition you benefited from a discount transfer rate for this... More 

Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We spend our holidays on Rihiveli already for the twelth time and were concerned that under the new management this island would change to negative. But: the opposite was the case. Rihiveli is still magical, the food just got better, new plants were used to make this island more beautiful, the old one and also the new crew is very... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Boris, Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Adviser and sharing your experience with the readers and us. We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with as much as you did in the previous years. The entire team at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes would be extremely happy to welcome you back and make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have known Rihiveli since 1985. After a break of more than 12 years, we came back and we delighted to notice, that our paradise has not been distroyed by adding too many artifical things. The bungalows have been softly renovated, the food is still very good, the staff very friendly (although we are now really older..) and the casual... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Walter and Lilly, Greetings from Rihiveli Maldives by Castaway Hotels & Escapes! Thank you for sharing your your experience with the readers of Trip Adviser and us. I will personally share your compliments to our team members and assure you that we will continue our effort to maintain this corner of paradise for the future. We would certainly look... More 

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stayed in this island for 4 days and 3 nights last october 2014. from the moment we step foot on the island everyone had a nice smile on their faces and warm greetings. Drinks was served as they arrange everything for our stay (docs, rooms, luggages etc) The foods from morning till night were all nice!.. and they have... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Nira, Thank you for taking time to reviews us and sharing your experience readers of Trip Advisor. We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay in Rihiveli Maldives by Castaway Hotels & Escapes. We have shared your compliments with the team members which will certainly encourage them to make all the guests as happy as you... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were there for second time in 3 years, new management but not big changes in concept. Still now you have to pay for Water Skying the place is a dream, most of the activities included, staff treats you making you feel at home, not just as another tourist. Good place for couples, or families, plenty of water actitivites and... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to share your experience in Rihiveli Maldives by Castaway Hotels & Escapes with Trip Advisor readers and us. We are delighted that to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us and have tried some of the activities that Rihiveli has to offer. I will certainly share your compliments to Bernerdo and... More 

Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed five nights at Rihiveli and we could have easily stayed for another week. The scenery though is out of this world and just sitting outside the bungalow overlooking the lagoon and the blue skies was as therapeutic as any session with a good psychologist. The bungalows have basic facilities but all is in good working order, the beds... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to share your amazing experience of Rihiveli Maldives by Castaway Hotels & Escapes with us and the readers of Trip Advisor! The entire team at Rihiveli is delighted to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay and are already looking forward to welcome you back on this beautiful corner of paradise. The... More 

Doha, Qatar
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were greeted directly after exiting customs, there was a bit of a wait ( nearly 2 hours as a mix up with other connecting passengers, however the staff in Male covered our bill at the coffee shop and were VERY apologetic) The speed boat is expensive but its comfortable and due to the location of the resort, was 45... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and the readers of Trip Advisor. We are constantly working on improving all the aspects of service through out to make sure your Rihiveli Experience is an unforgettable one. While working towards maintaining these service levels, there are some unfortunate situations which arises due to the delays of international flights... More 

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