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Villa Stella

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Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Villa Stella is the first guest house to operate in the Maldives (since 2003) and it is still the only one on the small island of Rinbudhoo. The island has a private bikini beach a few steps away from the villa and it is surrounded by a marvelous reef. The guests of Villa Stella enjoy the free utilization of a boat for daily excursions for snorkeling, and one night fishing session. The villa offers a fusion of local and Italian food. Scuba diving is available at the nearby resort. Airport transfers are arranged by speedboat or domestic flight.
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Property amenities
Free Internet
Airport Transportation
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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Stella DH-Rinbudhoo, 20027
Getting there
Dhaalu Atoll Airport18 mi
Villa Intl Airport38 mi
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Just few words...amazing, amazing, amazing... It's difficult to describe beauty of island. Ali is amazing host and we had best time ever...For sure will come back...Kumaru is amazing chef and we had best meals ever.... Internet was bad and it should be....we were lost in
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Response from maxmaldives, Director of Sales at Villa Stella
Responded 23 Apr 2017
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed being with us. Internet now is usually OK. We are very sorry if you wasn't connect well during you stay. Thanks again to have chosen Villa Stella for your Maldivian experience. We look forward to welcome you again to Rinbudhoo.
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Villa Stella and Rinbudhoo are amazing, unique places in a beautiful country! I stayed for one week as a solo traveller but felt like I had a new Maldivian family! This was a very immersive location and you actually felt like you were part of a different culture, from hearing
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Response from maxmaldives, Director of Sales at Villa Stella
Responded 15 Apr 2017
Hi Peter, thank you very much to have been at Villa Stella. We are glad to hear that you had such a good time with us. We look forward to welcome you again to Rinbudhoo.
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Our stay on the local island of Rinbudhoo in the Maldives was not the usual resort experience - it was much better! The Villa Stella guest house sits among a small village of treelined sandy streets, where the ocean can be viewed at either end of most of them. Staying here gave
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Response from MaxMolteni, Director of Sales at Villa Stella
Responded 15 Apr 2015
Dear Sally, many thanks to have chosen Villa Stella for your Maldivian experience. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you soon again to Ribudhoo.
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We stayed for 12 days at Villa Stella in March 2015. This was a once in a life time trip. We were really impressed by the excellent service and the friendliness of the staff. Ali is amazing host and Kumar is the best chef ever! We were helped in every aspect. Even when we had
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Response from MaxMolteni, Director of Sales at Villa Stella
Responded 19 Mar 2015
Dear Vesna, many thanks to have been our guest and for your kind review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us, the staff of the Villa, and the excursions. We look forward to welcome you again to the Maldives.
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The value for what you receive is the main reason to book this guesthouse. All meals and excursions are included in the price. Kumar, the chef, was very good. After 7nights/8 days, there wasn't much variety, as it is pretty much all fish all the time (mostly tuna), though the
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Response from MaxMolteni, Director of Sales at Villa Stella
Responded 6 Jan 2015
Thank you very much for being at Villa Stella and for your detailed review. When possible, we propose the changing room at no extra charge, so that guests can choose which room they prefer to stay. The currents around the islands may sometimes be very strong. Therefore, the presence of our staff during the excursions becomes important as he could advise clients accordingly, and take action in case of potential danger. The food may appear plentiful, but nothing is thrown. What remains is eaten by the staff of the villa. On some occasions we evaluate the weather and prefer to return to the villa to avoid thunderstorms. Most of the time our predictions are correct, but sometimes, as happened during the weekend we are talking about, we can make a bad decision. The family of Ali lives to the capital, Male, so a few days Ali needs to be in touch with them by phone. We really appreciated the comments, and we hope to welcome her back to the Maldives, maybe aboard our boats.
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Dal Luglio 2017 prevediamo il rimborso del deposito del 30% se la cancellazione viene inoltrata 90 o piu' giorni prima dell'arrivo alla struttura.
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E' possibile prenotare questa struttura e contattarci solo sul nostro sito ufficiale, facilmente rintracciabile sui motori di ricerca.
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Salve. Immediatamente sotto il nome Villa Stella nella ns pagina di Tripadvisor trova il ns sito internet ufficiale e l'indirizzo email a cui scrivere. A quale indirizzo ci aveva scritto precedentemente?
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C'è un centro diving ?
No, ci dispiace, ma a Villa Stella non e' possibile praticare lo sport subacquao.
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"Ask for main house were they serve food."
"The villa by the beach is best - quieter and a wonderful ocean view"
"We stayed in room 3. The whole house is on the beach."
"The biggest room is at Villa Stella, very spacious and comfortable. Other rooms are just by the sea, Villa Delfino."
"room no. 1 is the biggest and has a private external shower. Room no. 2 is also big and comfortable; room no. 3 is the smallest one (more suitable for a single person, although we stayed for a couple of nights without problems)"
MaldivesHaa Dhaalu AtollRinbudhoo
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