We walked the GR-R2 this summer, crossing La Réunion on foot in thirteen days. And we had one restday during our walk. And the place we chose to spend that idle day was in Cilaos. It turned out to be a good choice. Cilaos is the only place on the trail where you could really spend a whole day. And the hotel is a charming place to enjoy a day off. The room was comfortable. The staff were very helpful and friendly. They did our much-needed laundry for just a few Euros. Breakfast was varied and tasty. And we partook in the local wine tasting with the hotel owner.
The room is not a bargain, but then nothing in La Réunion is cheap. And we definitely enjoyed our rest day here.