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Overview of Rihiveli The Dream

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Free cots/infant beds, bed sheets

Rihiveli The Dream

3 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationOlhuveli Beach1 min walk
    Popular LocationFihalholi Beach1 min drive
    Popular LocationBiyadoo Beach1 min drive
    AirportMale (MLE-Velana Intl.)13 min drive

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Standard Bungalow, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

5/5 guest room rating
  • 237 sq ft
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area


Located in Rihiveli, Rihiveli The Dream is on the beach. Maldives Islamic Centre is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Olhuveli Beach and Alimathaa.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Olhuveli Beach - 1 min walk
  • Fihalholi Beach - 1 min drive
  • Biyadoo Beach - 1 min drive
  • Maafushi Reef - 1 min drive
  • Gulhi Beach - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Male (MLE-Velana Intl.) - 13 min drive

About this property

Rihiveli The Dream

Beachfront hotel with calming spa services
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and spa services. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include dry cleaning, a 24-hour front desk and multilingual staff. All 48 rooms offer patios, rainfall showerheads and coffee/tea makers. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, hairdryers and showers.
Rihiveli The Dream offers 48 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a ceiling fan. Rooms open to patios. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, and hairdryers. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages and Thai massages.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - Thai


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • Turndown service

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The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 80
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 37 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 105
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 49 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 246.40 (roundtrip)
  • Boat transfer per child: USD 98.56 (roundtrip), (from 3 to 12 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Guests must transfer to the property via boat and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Rihiveli Dream Hotel
Rihiveli Dream
Rihiveli The Dream Hotel
Rihiveli The Dream Rihiveli
Rihiveli The Dream Hotel Rihiveli

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Rihiveli The Dream and receive a full refund?
Yes, Rihiveli The Dream offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Rihiveli The Dream cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Rihiveli The Dream pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Rihiveli The Dream?
Rihiveli The Dream doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Rihiveli The Dream?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Rihiveli The Dream?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is Rihiveli The Dream located?
Nestled on the beach, this Rihiveli hotel is just steps away from Rihiveli Beach and Olhuveli Beach. Alimathaa and Laguna Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 17 reviews
5 - Excellent 76%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 17 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 17 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 17 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 17 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Authentic experience...
I recently stayed at Rihiveli the dream and there were some really great things about it that I’m sure would be appealing for some. One of the things that I really appreciated were the inclusive activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, kite surfing and wind surfing. This is a good place to go if your desire is to be out enjoying nature without spending a lot of extra money. This isn’t a good place to go it you are looking for the five star, (4 star, 3 star or 2 star) luxury resort experience and the amenities that come with it, like air conditioning or bugs in your room. Some of the issues with this place could quite easily be fixed. One that really stood out was the experience of the bar. When drinks are ordered they are not made in front of you. They could also become a little more creative with the between meal snack options instead of just offering two kinds of Pringle’s or a small bag of M&M’s. It would also serve them well and their customers to install AC in some or all of their rooms and with it the ability to keep the bugs and critters out instead of being fully open to the outside with only some wide lattice separating you from the outside elements. This would at least give the choice to the more rustic customers to turn the AC off and open doors and windows if they prefer that experience. This resort has been around for 36 years and it really shows, it doesn’t appear that anything has been updated along the way.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We felt that we were at home Staff super kind and professional The place is unique, super safe We enjoy all the amenities and mostly the water sport activities ( included in the price) One word “One of a kind !!!!!”
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Rihiveli is the most enchanting place on earth. Everything is just perfect, from the location to service. The resort is set on a tiny island in the middle of a turquoise lagoon, stretching to two deserted islands reachable on foot or with kayaks. Lots of activities are included in the full board package. Food is top notch. I can’tecommend jt enough
Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 18 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 8 nights in Feb 2020

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