We stayed 5 nights. The booking was very good, and no problems with contacting Marie Claude to confirm the booking. We arrived late at night, it would be difficult to find without a navigation system, but we had no problems.
On arrival we were brought straight to our lodge, it was beautiful and very clean. The next morning the view was fantastic of the Indian Ocean. There was no problem with farm machinery or noise as commented elsewhere. Positives - Guillaume, the owners son, is very nice and friendly. He managed the majority of our stay and was very helpful. The view is fantastic. There is a great bakery down the road called Kasta where we got our breakfast from every day. There is a BBQ which we used, and a large supermarket called Super U nearby which has good food at a good price. It is located near a motorway (you will not hear it). You will hear the waves of the ocean.
Negatives - It was expensive compared to other places we have stayed and for what you get. There was only one piece of toilet roll and there was no soap or dishwashing liquid or bin bags present. You literally have to buy absolutely everything including salt sugar cooking oil etc, so factor that into your costs, so if you are not staying for long it works out a lot more expensive. Also, we believed there was internet in the lodge, however there is no internet in the lodge. There is one spot that has internet a short walk away however the internet is very bad and you can not make a call on skype or viber apps using this internet. Also, although there was an AC or air conditioner unit in the lodge this did not work as the remote to switch it on was removed, so that was annoying especially as it gets very hot at times. The kitchen is also quite small. Main negatives were no internet in the lodge as expected, and no working air conditioner.
Apart from that the owners are lovely people and gave us some fruit and jam to taste.
- Also Known As:
- Senteur Vanille Reunion Island/Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Senteur Vanille, seasonal accomodation, welcome you on its eight acres of Mango orchard facing Indian Ocean from the top of its hill. Welcome to your Reunion Island residence. ... more less
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