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Nouakchott, Mauritania
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Let us start with the positive aspects: The view from the terrace is nice and the rooms are clean. Unpleasant: The hotel is a bit difficult to find and the road is a little dangerous, but travels to Haiti tend to be a adventurous, anyway. However, there is no restaurant at the Hotel, so you are obliged to go up... More 

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6 Thank Ben D
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

We stumbled upon this hotel by accident while searching for another hotel. It worked out well as it is one that is recommended by Lonely Planet. It's tucked away at the end of the city and secured behind a gate. No restaurant but so glad they told ys to go to The Boulevard. Had an amazing evening at La Kay!... More 

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3 Thank Jooolz1976
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We were actually looking for a different hotel when we came across this one right at the end of the road. Perched up on the hill looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, the Rival Hotel is immaculately clean and quite well priced with a large assortment of big, spacious rooms to choose from. Lots of hot water in the big... More 

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2 Thank Andrew L
Taipei, Taiwan
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42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

The hotel is located right on the beach so all rooms and the restaurant have a stunning view of the sea. The rooms are huge but since the hotel is located at the edge of Cap-Haitien and may not have much guests, pillows and sheets smell a bit dusty/moldy. The room I stayed in had a small kitchen, but I... More 

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2 Thank Julie L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

I'm shocked at the reviews that claim there are no attractions nearby. Besides the absolutely stunning views of the ocean, and the hugely popular public beach (Rival Beach) where you can people-watch and mingle with the locals, there are three forts. Two are passed on your way to the hotel, and include some really amazing cannons from at least the... More 

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7 Thank PriscillaAlexis
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2013

The place is clean, staff is friendly but the owner is a terrible manager who doesn't understand the importance of customer service. I was in Cap-Haitian on a short term work assignment and stayed at Rival for about 4 months in one of the studio suite rooms featuring a kitchen with a refrigerator and an electric stove-top. However, dining and... More 

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2 Thank habeshawit

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 April 2013

I have been to haiti several times and have always stayed at the rival. The price is right and it is clean. But, what really brings me back is the nice and friendly staff . They really try to welcome you and to accomadate all your needs. The route to the rival is scary, with no guard rail for protection... More 

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1 Thank lisathelion
Miami Beach, Florida
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

This was a bad adventure. The road to get there is scary because once you miss it you fall into the sea. No attractions nearby, you have to drive all the way back in the city. My rooms had that cigarette smoking smell, or was it moist? The TV had only one channel and it had poor quality images, on... More 

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2 Thank fred3116
Tampa, Florida, United States
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2013

The entire staff was very friendly and helpful. They tried to help us with our Creole language. Always a smile each and every morning. The rooms were very clean and the view from the dining area was outstanding. The coffee was great and the breakfast food was always well prepared. These folks did everything to make us feel welcome and... More 

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2 Thank BrettM617

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rooms with stunning views to the ocean ,Located just minutes away from all the local attractions , large balcony , high speed internet access free , breakfast included , best location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rival Hotel

Address: Rue 90, Boulevard Carenage | Route de Rival en Terre Battue, at the Beach, Cap-Haitien 1100, Haiti
Region: Caribbean > Haiti > Nord Department > Cap-Haitien
Price Range: €97 - €113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rival Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Definitely get a room with an Ocean view and balcony”
  • The view from the bar and eating area
  • Inside the bathroom
  • The view of the Atlantic Ocean from the balcony
 of 5 bubbles 764andrewl, 18 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Get a view of the water for sure!”
 of 5 bubbles PriscillaAlexis, 3 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Try room 10, the view is wonderful and the balconry is great. if room 10 is not available, try a higher floor just to glaze at the beautiful ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles lisathelion, 27 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Choose Room No. 10. Fantastic views”
 of 5 bubbles BrettM617, 8 Feb 2013 | Read review
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