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Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

To start with, this resort is not high end so please don't expect a lot of luxury like what you see on pages of magazines BUT for the amount of money you pay, it's very good. First off, meet and greet at the airport. I guess since it's not a high end, don't expect someone will be looking for you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent our two weeks honeymoon in Rihiveli in a deluxe bungaloe. Overall the stay was pleasant, but there were way too many things that went somewhat suboptimal especially considering the price. We of course complained about all of these issues and except for once nothing ever happened... We got friendly apologies, but that was it. I'll start with a... More 

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Gold Coast Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had 5 nights staying here. Such a beautiful island. Our cottage was simple, but very clean. The view from our room to the lagoon was great. I was blown away by the quality of the food here - amazing!! Thank you to all the hard working kitchen staff, what you produce is awesome. The staff here are wonderful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to the ends of the earth and stayed at a multitude of hotels, but have never felt what I feel about Rihiveli. I miss moments I lived, people I met... never a hotel. But this place has just found its space in my heart and from time to time, I feel I miss it so much that... More 

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baguio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rihiveli is really beautiful. The waters are very clear, the hues of the sea turquoise to deep blue. There are tall palm trees all over the island. The sand is white, but the sunset side of the beach have small bits of shell and coral. You can walk or kayak to nearby Sunrise Island with its fine, powdery sand. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't care how many stars this place actually has. For me the stars are uncountable because: I did not have that crowded, noisy, annoying beach resort feeling at all, Rihiveli is the opposite of it, Even though the capacity of the island was nearly filled, you often got the feeling that you have the lagoon and the Indian ocean... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a luxury vacation, you can ignore this place. The bungalow are just OK. Shower and toilet are even a little bit old style(very clean). But the view and the sea are amazing. So who cares so much about the room. Most of the activities are free. Snorkeling trips twice a day to different places. You... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have just come back from a short getaway at Rihiveli Madives for 3 days and 2 nights. I stayed as a family, with my wife and my kid (2 years old). Pros - Stunning beauty of the resort's lagoon. The color of the water surrounding the island when the sun is up is mesmerizing. Two signature desert islands nearby.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have booked this resort because of a high rating of Tripadvisor. I stay in a deluxe bungalow for 5 nights. I did not seen any luxury inside. It looks like standard, but with outside bathroom. No AC, TV, minibar and even no windows! One day there is a big storm and it was very windy and rainy in side.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

First time in Maldives this is a place to revert to. The atmosphere is very relaxed and just what you need when on vacation. The place fully fulfils the idea of a small green bounty island in blue water. The limited areas with WiFi is perfect for both kids and adults to be together. The snorkling trip are great and... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes boasts sea-facing bungalows, each with their own private terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean. Located in South Male Atoll, the resort has its own spa and restaurant which offers buffet meals and open-air dining. 400 metres from Sunrise Island and Bird Island, the resort is accessible from Male International Airport via a 1-hour speedboat ride. The fan-cooled bungalows open out to a private terrace and feature wooden flooring. A private garden with hammock or deck chairs leads to the lagoon water. Outdoor showers are available in the Deluxe Bungalows, complimenting the separate indoor bathroom. Guests can enjoy a variety of water sports including sailing, water-skiing and night snorkelling during their stay at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes. Other recreation facilities include volleyball, tennis and billiards. Each day the resort's talented chefs prepare a different cuisine which can include French, Italian, Maldivian and Asian. Dinner is either a buffet or set menu depending on the daily theme, 3 times during the week dinner is set up on the beach to enjoy the beautiful starry nights. An extensive wine list is also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

Address: South Male Atoll
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Mahaanaelhihuraa Island
Price Range: $275 - $814 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes 4*
Number of rooms: 48
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Rihiveli Beach Hotel South Male Atoll
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