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Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 24 August 2016 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...

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 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...

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Gold Coast Australia
Reviewed 19 August 2016

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....

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 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...

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

Dear Cristina D, Thank you for such a lovely review. I will pass on your compliments to our team which certainly make them proud knowing that they have met your expectations and have been able to help you create unforgettable memories of Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back and take...

baguio
Reviewed 27 July 2016 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...

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

Dear angeladelmar, Thank you for sharing your Rihiveli experience with the readers. Please accept my apology for missing out on following through standard welcoming protocols of the resort. We do have a system in place where the resort organize all the transfers for all our arrival and departure guests and have a system in place where our Life Style hosts...

Reviewed 27 July 2016

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...

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

Dear Michaela P, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes..! Thank you for sharing such a nice review with the readers and us. We are extremely happy that our team have made your stay a memorable one. The team at Rihiveli continuously work to maintain the surrounding beauty of this heaven like Resort which the name itself resembles, "Rihiveli"...

Belgium
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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...

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

Dear Cecily Y, Thank you for your wonderful review and sharing the same with the readers. We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and acknowledge your appreciation towards named team members. It is our priority to focus on improving and ensure your Rihiveli experience is an unforgettable one. We look forward to welcome you back to...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 25 July 2016 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....

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Bulgaria
Reviewed 25 July 2016

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....

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

Dear krasi, Thank you for sharing your experience with the readers. It is unfortunate that we were not able to meet your expectations this time. Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes embraces truly Maldivian style and promotes "No news, No shoes" philosophy. Our bungalows are designed in such a way where the basic requirements are met without compromising the basic...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 18 July 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...

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

Dear Nan S, Thank you for taking time to share your experience with the readers. We are delighted and are extremely happy for having been able to make your stay with us one to remember. Our team works hard to make all our guests create unforgettable memories and make your stay as hassle free as possible. The team plays a...

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Mahaanaelhihuraa Island
Price Range: RM1,108 - RM2,492 (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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“cabin at the small beach”
 of 5 bubbles janinachristian1, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the chalets face the sea however the sunrise section is nearer to the sea and watersport centre”
 of 5 bubbles 168shirleyt, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Huts on the sunrise side have better, secluded beach whereas windy sunset side can be better for sleeping in the sunny windless months.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelap812, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“East side is more calm. Do not waste your money for deluxe bungalow. It is no luxury and it is on the west side - very windy.”
 of 5 bubbles krasi, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Location is excellent considering distance to the airport. It's especially perfect in the off-season when it's more quiet with fewer guests.”
 of 5 bubbles pirjoa748, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
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