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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   50 Avenue de Bourbon, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains 97434, Reunion Island
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Hotel Le Recif
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hartford, Connecticut
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I found the staff to be very pleasant, ploite and helpful. The room was large, clean, bed was comfortable and the lovely amazing A/C kept the roommat the perfect temp espeically with temps in mid 30's celsius and constant 100% humidity. It became my oasis. The pools were nice and clean, although after along hot day jumping into a hot... More 

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Dear Sir, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment on TripAdvisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and are committed to providing with you the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. We are looking forward to your next visit. Best regards. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I stayed at the Recif for a week and it was a lovely hotel, very clean, rooms done every day. Good food, Nice pools and right next to lagoon where its safe to swim. Not too noisy or overcrowded, although other residents seemed to be early risers when I was there starting from 5.40AM upstairs to me.

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Manchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

First thing to realise about Reunion Island is that tourism wise is 20 years behind most other places that are well developed tourist locations. It is very reminisent of European locations in the 1980s and up and coming places such as Tunisa and Turkey in the 1990s, so remember this hotel in that context. The hotel itself is quite pleasent... More 

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Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for your lovely comment about Reunion Island. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Le Récif, and we hope to see you again in a couple of years. Best regards. More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Le Recif for 7 nights and found it very confortable. There was a mix up with our booking when we arrived, but this was handeled very profesionally; we were upgraded to a 'superior' room and they booked us in on good faith. 3 days later (after the booking was sorted out) we got a letter of appology... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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39 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights after a long tour in Madagascar.This hotel has none of "The African Charm" and is over priced.The rooms are basic but clean. The whole complex is jaded and could do with some maintenance.The prices in the restaurant and bar are rather expensive but so are most things on the island. When we stayed there... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Hotel Le Recif is literally nothing more than 50m from the beach & very well poistioned , walking to St Gilles at any hour is very safe & about 15 mins where there are plenty of restuarants,casino,Clubs, shops etc. Reunion is very expensive for South African tourists due to currency being Euro's but definately worth a visit. A couple... More 

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Lumezzane, Italy
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29 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I stayed at Le Recif for 4 nights over Easter. I was very happy about the room size and how it was clean but i guess that it's a bit too expensive for what it is, being a 3 star hotel.The service is very slow, you can wait up to 40 minutes for a sandwich to be ready. If you... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Nice location directly at the beach. Rooms clean and ok. Restaurant area dirty. Many birds and stray cats (even on the tables) during breakfast and dinner. Bird droppings over all chairs. It seemed that there was staff shortage in order to really take care of cleaning.

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Saint-Pierre, Reunion Island
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Nothing exceptional, not bad but not great, we can easily find much better for this price, the place is not new and it is visible, very basic, small bedroom, it doesn't look like a paradise at all, it looks cheap and it is expensive, for an hotel located on the beach at saint-gilles the potential is not used at all,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This really offers great value in Reunion. The rooms are the right size for two people, not to big and not too small, just right. There are two pools to choose from and you can through the gate to the public beach. There are shops and restaurants nearby as well as the casino and nightclub, if that is what you... More 

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Address: 50 Avenue de Bourbon, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains 97434, Reunion Island
Location: Reunion Island > Arrondissement of Saint-Paul > Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Le Recif 3*
Number of rooms: 146
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Also Known As:
Les Hotel Du Recif
Hotel Le Recif Reunion Island/Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
#4 Romantic Hotel in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

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