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Hotel Le Recif

50 Avenue de Bourbon, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains 97434, Reunion Island
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Cairns, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent 7 nights at this hotel which has an excellent location right on the beach. Our room was comfortable, as was the bed but the hotel is looking a little tired and could do with a revamp. The food in the restaurant was buffet style but rather monotonous and we would have loved more Creole food, tropical fresh... More 

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Laurent G, Direction de Hotel Le Recif at Hotel Le Recif, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customers, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Le Récif on Trip Advisor. Please accept our sincere apologies for the quality of food that did not meet your expectations. We will take into account your comment as we consistently strive to achieve satisfaction for all of our hotel guests. We hope to see you... More 

Mauritius
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights on a business trip to Reunion Island (it was my first trip on the island) and the hotel was recommended by the our host office. I am used to Mauritian hotels and I heard that price/service/quality etc were not same as in Mauritius. So I went there already prejudiced. But I was... More 

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Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so glad you had such a great time at Le Récif and it's awesome to know that our great service really hit the spot. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Best regards. More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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98 reviews 98 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Laurent G, Direction de Hotel Le Recif at Hotel Le Recif, responded to this review

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Laurent G, Direction at Hotel Le Recif, responded to this review

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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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
44 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Chers Clients, C'est avec regret que nous constatons votre déception lors de votre séjour en août dernier. L'ensemble de nos... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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