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Le Vieux Cep

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2, rue des Trois Mares, Cilaos 97413 , Reunion Island
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Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Cilaos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014
BarbaraAllison88 Biggar, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Biggar, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had heard that the rooms in this hotel were small. We were pleasantly surprised. Great views from the room up to the mountains. Lovely balcony. Good location for the town and the walking. We didn't have dinner in the hotel, but breakfast was good.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

To be perfectly honest, the hotel can get away with quite a lot because the views are just breathtaking. The room was the least nice room we stayed in during our trip to the island; there is a lot of wood in the room so it was quite dark, the bathroom is dated, there was no air-conditioning... but everything is... More

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Bergen, Norway
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We have been driving in the Alps, on difficult mountains i US and small narrow roads i the Norwegian mountains and thougt we had seen the most of mountainroads, but that was bofore we started on the road to Cilaos. The wildnes and the fantastic view, narrow tunnels was breathtaking, Cilaos is a small fantastic town that reweal colourfull and... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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41 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

While we were in Cilaos we stayed both in the Vieux Cep and the Chenets so this report can be read together with the other. Overall we are more likely to return to the Vieux Cep, maybe trying to get a bigger room. The Vieux Cep has a great location and is very attractive from the outside. It is very... More

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Witney, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights (although the middle night we stayed at the Gite up Piton de Neige). The room was realitively basic, but was clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed/wanted. The hotel is very pretty and has loads of lovely Creole decorative features to the buildings. The staff are lovely and warm, even if your French is... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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47 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We stayed in a superior family room for 3 nights - with 2 adults & 2 children. We had a first floor room with a balcony, which had terrific views of the mountains and the Piton de Neiges. Our room had a small upstairs loft that was big enough for 2/3 kids to sleep in. The room was fairly basic... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

... this hotel really could do better. The welcome was poor, we had a disappointing meal in the restaurant, and the staff were unable (unwilling?) to resolve a simple problem with the TV remote control. The bathroom needed some better lighting and an extractor fan. It could be really good, as it's in a nice quiet location with stunning mountain... More

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Cape Town
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

This is really a fantastic hotel - probably the best in Cilaos !! Rooms were very neat and clean and food was very good.The only negative was that it was very difficult to communicate as very little English was understood !! Overall though a very good hotel !!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We stayed a couple of nights and enjoyed it very much. Friendly staff, welcome drink, clean and cosy room with a little terrace and a comfortable bed, quiet nights... There's an onsite restaurant which is about the only restaurant in town that is open on a Monday evening! The food is okay, but not really that much value for money.... More

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7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011 via mobile

not perfect, but by far the friendliest we came across. Staff and service were highlights. Even nice rooms were very simple, and bathroom v tired. However, great place to rest weary legs after summiting pitons des nieges. . .

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Address: 2, rue des Trois Mares, Cilaos 97413 , Reunion Island
Location: Reunion Island > Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre > Cilaos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Vieux Cep 3*
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Le Vieux Cep Cilaos
Le Vieux Cep Reunion Island/Cilaos

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In an exceptional environment, the Vieux Cep Hotel will welcome you warmly and you will enjoy the atmosphere the creole authencity from Reunion Island. Located in the heart of the village of Cilaos, the hotel offers charming 45 rooms (21 standards, 24 superiors / 2 family rooms and 2 disabled-friendly rooms).with splendid view over surrounding mountains from their terraces.Extra beds and infant beds, cradle and warms feeding are available for children.Standard rooms :Very confortable and decorated with care, all the rooms are equipped with toilet, bathroom with tub, hairdryer, telephone, flat screen television with satellite TV channels, wood furniture, heat. The terrace offers a stunning view to the garden, the pool or the surrounding mountains including the Piton des Neiges summit for the luckiest. ... more   less 
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