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The Oberoi, Mauritius
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Baie Aux Tortues, Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
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“Amazing hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The Oberoi is a very special place - my husband still thinks the food there was the best he ever had.
Breakfast was excellent - waffles, banana pancakes, eggs benedict, fresh fruit - all delicious.

Lunch and dinner was great as well - and there was enough choice not to get bored as well. We didn't have a single meal that wasn't great.

We stayed in a private garden villa which was lovely. The gardens of the hotel are amazing as well - there are also a lot of birds around that we had never seen before.

The beach is not huge but kept very well. Beach service was great. In general, the service here was the best we ever experienced - everyone is genuinely friendly and greets you with a smile.

Snorkelling is possible, but can't be compared to the Maldives for example. We rented a speed boat for a day cruise and further afield the snorkelling is OK.

Overall - if you love food, privacy and great service - book now.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Best hotel in Mauritius to enjoy a quiet and peaceful holiday cum honeymoon. Right from arrival till you leave, the hotel staff pampers you like anything. They have been the most helpful staff that I have ever seen. We are strict vegetarians - the hotel did not have many choices but the staff made sure that they tried their best to accomodate our requests which were generally not on the menu

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

When we arrived at our villa, the first thing I said was: "Is this worth an 11 hour flight? ABSOLUTELY!" And it was! It was paradise, it was perfect, it was stunning and beautiful. The staff go out of their way to provide the best possible service in every and any way they can. Thank you Marc and your team. We will never forget our stay with you!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We booked the Oberoi on a cold wet day in Copenhagen when my future husband dreamed of the clear blue sea, stunning sunsets and delicious food. The Oberoi delivered 100%. From the first moment we spoke to a member of the delightful team, my husband and I had the best start to our marriage. The hotel offers a very relaxed atmosphere and behind this facade the staff were busy making your stay memorable. The biggest surprise was the food, as a "foodie" I had high expectations but we were not disappointed. We enjoyed the wine tasting and cookery course. There are many activities arranged or you just sit back and enjoy the cocktail menu. The Spa was also a big treat, we had a "couples" treatment, and it was wonderful, I would love to go back to the Oberoi and would recommend it to anyone looking to escape the cold European winter!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

We returned to the UK from this amazing island and even more amazing hotel a couple of days ago.
The 13 hour flight is worth every second from the moment that you enter the drive to the Oberoi.
We were warmly greeted with cold towels and mojitos, taken to our room immediately and checked in there. No sitting around in reception. This set the standard for the rest of our stay at a hotel which Marc Denton, the General manager and every member of his staff deliver with genuine friendliness and sincerity.
We have stayed in many superior hotels, but the Oberoi tops them all.
From day one, we were treated to a level of service that we have never experienced before by every member of staff we encountered, including the gardeners of which there are many.
The grounds of this ' sanctuary' are kept immaculate.
The two pools one of which is adult only, are beautiful, and the beaches of which there are three separate areas with lots of sun beds are sandy/coral and spotlessly clean. The beach bar service was really good with complimentary ice and water given out regularly along with surprising other treats during the day. Thank you especially to Keesh and the team.
The hotel beach activity team were really helpful, and there are lots of complimentary water sports.
Whilst we were there, the hotel hosted a Presidential state visit, and when speaking to Sonah the restaurant manager if he and his staff were busier because of it, he said Yes, but the guests always came first. This was evident.
The food and service in both restaurants in the hotel was wonderful.
We were accommodated in a luxury pavillion with fabulous views of both sea and mountains, which was absolutely beautiful. We lost each other in the massive bed which was so comfortable!
You must visit the spa and where we had the best couples massage from Preety and Isabelle in beautifully calm surroundings.
Do participate in the Touching Senses programme provided at no extra cost. We watched Ravi, a sous chef create a delicious fish curry, were taken around the grounds by a world famous conservationist, who explained the many trees, plants and animals, and went star gazing with another expert. There are many others too, but we ran out of time.
We now understand why guests return repeatedly, and we look forward to joining this list.

Finally to Marc, thank you and congratulations to you and all your staff, too many to mention by name for providing us with an experience which will never be forgotten.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oberoi_Mauritius, General Manager at The Oberoi, Mauritius, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Guests GillyNewbury,

Thank you for this review full of nice compliments for our team. It is so heartwarming to read that you have recognised so many of our team members.

I hope you will not mind if I use your review to share some general comments in relation to other recent reviews.

Mr. and Mrs. GillyNewbury, I enjoyed our different chats, and look forward to welcoming you at the greeting pavilion next year.


Dear Guests,

As October is drawing to its end, I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to you all for having contributed in making this month a truly fantastic one. Your kind and encouraging reviews help us to strive further for service excellence.

Many of you mentioned the genuine friendliness and sincerity of our staff, the personal touches, individualised care and real concern that we provide. We have set the highest ethical standards and we pride ourselves in providing the best possible service to our guests.

We have again had comments on improving food choices, The Restaurant has been compared to award winning restaurants abroad, prices of meals and excursions have been questioned as well as other points raised which we have taken most constructively. We are grateful to receive feedback, and when genuine, we certainly act upon them to improve our overall guest experience.

From star gazing classes, nature walks, Ravi’s cooking classes in the herb garden, Baboo’s wine tasting sessions in the Gunpowder Barn, to the glass bottom boat trips,….we are also happy that our wide range of land and sea activities are always well appreciated by our guests.

Thank you for your continuous support.

The team joins me in sending you our best personal regards,

Marc Denton
General Manager
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Dubai
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

An excellent and unforgettable holiday at the Oberoi. Every other person is there to make your stay just perfect. Even if anything goes a little wrong, it is corrected right away with pleasure and smiles.
If I go into details, I can say that even the basic room provides total luxury. From the sea view rooms you can enjoy the most amazing sunsets.
There are two restaurants offering excellent food. If you are staying longer than usual the choices may seem limited. But this should not be an issue as the chefs prepare what you desire. They even buy it even if it is not stocked.
The location is beautiful, however I should say it is a little far if you want to visit other parts of the island. The drive through Port Louise slows down to a still during peak hours.
We stayed as a family with a young child and even though one feels this is a dream honeymoon destination families are also well catered for. All in all an excellent luxury holiday with highest level of service and customer satisfaction.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Our two week holiday started with The Residence, we were worried to leave there because we had such a wonderful stay and always a concern may be that you move on and things may not have been better. Fortunately we were proved wrong and should not have worried. For me the key reasons for describing this hotel as above five star for the overall experience was for the personal touch, individualised care and real concern that you were having the best holiday. Examples include, they knew our names, our villa number, what we liked for breakfast, lunch and dinner, when the menu changed mid week, they were delighted to put on a dish from the prior menu, just because my husband mentioned it. During our stay an African President arrived for 3 days, the staff went out of their way to ensure all guests weren't upset by the additional security arrangements and kept checking this point.
Both restaurants were excellent although our preference was The main restaurant preferring The Rocks for our lunchtime salad and beer. The food was beautifully presented, small portion size of fine fining was appreciated and service all round excellent. I was particularly grateful to Sonah, one of the team leaders in the restaurant,who was very kind to me when I developed a bad cold. Without hesitation the ginger and lemon grass infusion was offered together with lavender cloth which really helped.
We stayed in villa 106 which I think had one of the best views are really good privacy in the pool. The sun set was immediately in front of our villa. The villa was beautifully clean and looked like it had recently been refurbished, a very comfortable bed and pillow!
There are so many waterspouts you can keep yourself occupied all day, we tried sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, there was also scuba, catamaran, parasailing and water skiing. We found the reef provided real shelter for the beach and snorkelling was therefore very calm, we have never seen such crustal clear water. The water temperature was between 28 and 30 inside the reef, a little collier outside but comfortable enough for snorkelling, be sure to ask the team for the best snorkelling areas,mew found some location were better than others, there was also some great snorkelling inside the reef off the beach although care needs to taken with all the passing boats. The watersports guys will give you a buoy to keep you safe.
Wi Fi access excellent. We did not turn the tv on or watch any of the films which were available.
All in all a wonderful stay and although we try new places we will definitely come back again, every box was ticked and we had the most brilliant time. Our very grateful thanks to the General Manager, Marc Denton, for leading a team of staff that really do want to ensure you have a fabulous holiday.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Baie Aux Tortues, Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius
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Location: Mauritius > Pamplemousses District > Pointe Aux Piments
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pointe Aux Piments
#1 Family Hotel in Pointe Aux Piments
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pointe Aux Piments
#1 Spa Hotel in Pointe Aux Piments
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi, Mauritius 5*
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