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Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

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4.0 of 5
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South Male Atoll
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Brussels,Belgium
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Boy oh boy: we researched dozens of resorts in the months leading up to our holiday and Rihiveli kept under the radar for all off that time. Luckily we got it on our radar just in time before booking. This resort is how we would design our dream resort to be: no shoes, great- beach facing bungalows without design furniture,... More 

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England, Kent
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you all may know, I write very thorough and honest reviews and am well travelled in the Maldives as well as other parts of the world. Half Board and booked through Angelfish travel who are always exceptional. Rooms: Very simple yet charming. Indoor shower and toilet as opposed to outdoors, it didn't really bother me either way, the outdoors... More 

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Rihiveli_Team, Ruggiero Bianchi, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear LauraB23, What an enjoyment to receive this wonderful feedback from your recent visit in Rihiveli. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and all your descriptions of Rihiveli are excellent. Our aim is to be always present for you, making sure you will have an unforgettable holiday with us. We will be very happy to see... More 

Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rihiveli is a small island where the main theme is no shoes, no news. The beach bungalows are lovely and all face the water around the island. The restaurant has delicious food including daily specials eg. bbq, seafood, wok etc. The staff work hard to make your stay memorable and relaxing. The snorkeling trips and water sport activities great! You... More 

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1 Thank 23Loulu
Rihiveli_Team, Ruggiero Bianchi, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Loulu, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We all enjoyed your company and I am glad you totally adhere on our life style “No shoes, No news”. It is kind from you having mentioning about the friendliness of our staff. It is indeed a team effort. We will be very happy to see you another... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Rihiveli because we wanted a relaxed and friendly holiday in a beautiful setting - reader, it was all this and more! The island is small and absolutely beautiful with crystal clear water and white sand. The staff are really friendly and are totally invested in making you feel welcome and showing you a great time. The food is... More 

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3 Thank Dave D
Rihiveli_Team, Ruggiero Bianchi, Operations Manager. at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Dave and Cathryn, Thank you for your lovely review. You are a wonderful couple. We all had lots of fun with you both. We do hope to see you back to Rihiveli in the future. You know where to come if you want to unwind and relax. Warmest Regards, Ruggiero Bianchi. More 

Rome, Italy
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60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our first time in the Maldives, and we could not have been happier with our pick. In this price range, and possibly in general, this may very well be the best choice. The island is lovely, small but with only 50, well spaced out bungalows it feels very private - we visited in the highest season and the... More 

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Rihiveli_Team, Ruggiero Bianchi, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review
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Caro Thominhk, Grazie mille per il vostro commento che secondo il mio parere, e obbiettivo con addirittura tanti precise spiegazioni.... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in low season so wasn't busy. Too the boat which you can book online at same time. Choppy seas and the captain liked to play chase with other resorts boats occasionally. About 50 minutes from Male. Staff at quay on arrival spoke excellent English and were superb. Check-in was simple and easy and greeted with a wet towel and... More 

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Rihiveli_Team, Ruggiero Bianchi, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear WhingingGit, What a delight to receive this wonderful review. Thank you for taking the time to write about all your experiences with all your descriptions. As you mentioned, our resort is indeed made for having good break, enjoying good food, activities with a top service and of course our reef is spectacular. We hope to see you again soon!... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to this pristine little paradise island in early Jan, a family of four with kids 9 and 11 years old. The staff was amazing, in a very real kind of way, the food excellent and the bungalows just right. Good sports, pity there is no house reef within swimming distance... Overall a GREAT experience!!

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Thank Dimitris V
Rihiveli_Team, Ruggiero Bianchi, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Dimitris V, Thank you for your comment. I am sincerely pleased that Rihiveli contributed, by its wonderful environment in your quality time with your lovely family. We hope to see you again in our resort. Warmest Regards, Ruggiero Bianchi. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located in the South Male Atoll, this unique resort has a flair of its own. Catered to the French crowd, this resort is a good bargain for the money you spend Pros: Nice, simple & relaxing accommodation. Options of rooms with AC & no AC. Well your in paradise why opt for AC Full board option is good with a... More 

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Thank EKCATS
Rihiveli_Team, Ruggiero Bianchi, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear EKCATS, Thank you for your comment. It has been a pleasure hosting you. You are a very good person and we all enjoyed your company. As I always say “Lovely Island for lovely People”. I am glad you mentioned about the fairness of the price and the good food from our local Chef, mixed of European, Asia and Indian... More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Almost everything at Rihiveli exceeded our expectations from the moment we arrived. We chose this island because we didn't want a corporate hotel feel, but rather a Maldavian experience and we feel Rihiveli achieves this fantastically without compromising on service or comfort, but won't appeal to those looking for an air-conditioned, sanitised hotel. Ostentatious, it is not. Accommodation: The simple... More 

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6 Thank Stephirey
Rihiveli_Team, Ruggiero Bianchi, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Stephirey, What a delight to receive this wonderful and deeply describing feedback. Thank you for taking the time to share the way you have been hosted from the first moment you stepped on the jetty. Our aim is to be always present for you making sure you will have an unforgettable holiday with us. We all enjoyed your company... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I heard many good reviews of Rihiveli and was really excited for my stay. The room was lovely (an outdoor/open air bathroom would have been nice), staff was very friendly, food was amazing and the other guests were very lovely and friendly - much more so than other resorts/guesthouses in Maldives. They include many activities such as wakeboarding and snorkeling... More 

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3 Thank Steph T
Rihiveli_Team, Ruggiero Bianchi, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Steph T, Thank you for your comment. It was a pleasure to host you and we all enjoyed your company. I am glad you mentioned about the friendliness of our associates, it is what makes Rihiveli unique. It’s great to note that you had a very good experience, except for the BBQ Lunch. Let me however clarify the misunderstanding;... More 

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