“Located in the middle of nowhere. Paradise place”
The hotel is small and cool but it's located in the middle of nowhere and you can't access it by public transport, the only way to get to the hotel and go out is by taxi wich is not cheap on Mauritius. From the airport we get to the hotel for 1500 rupies wich is 50USD or 38Euro. All the drivers wants at least 2000 rupies and than goes till the 1700 but I told them that we will go just for 1500 in a 5 minutes one of the drivers pic us up. The trip early in the morning (we arrived to SSR airport around 7am and sit into the cab at 8 took approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to the hotel. It was a log of traffic jams on the way and I was surprised that the islands can have such traffic jams. The hotel is great, the service is good, the suites are great I have hever stayed at such big suites. The bathroom is cool, the terrace is big (we had a garden view suite). All the suites has a Nespresso machine and first 9 capsules for free, for the next capsules you need to pay. Hotel food from differet restaurants and bar rather expansive for a chicken breast and a hamburger (wich is tasty) and one healthy cocktail without alcohol and one espresso be ready to pay 1300-1400 rupies, San Pellegrino sparkling water cost 250 rupies. Hotel has a water pipe ( other words shisha or hookah) wich is cost 600 rupies excluding VAT and service charge. The taste not great but not bad. Hotel has 2 swimming pools and one swimming pool for kids. The only bad thing about the hotel is the beach, it is not like the beaches that you saw on the Internet about the Mauritian coast, no blue clear water :( so to see a good beaches you need to rent a car (good option) or get ready to pay a lot for the taxi, like to the famous beach Trou au Biches around 11 kilometers around 800 or 1000 rupies for one way ride, depends on the taxi service you choose, do not order taxi from reception it's gonna cost you more. I recommend to use the http://www.taxicabmauritius.com/ they have affordable prices. Like to Port Louis we paid 600 rupies and the taxi what guy from the reception called cost 1000 rupies one way. So if you want to stay at the quiet place with nothing around that hotel is a place to be and if you want some entertainment go for another hotel. Any way have a nice rest. Yes I will reccomend this hotel for those who wants to stay along the silence and peace.
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March 28, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
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I am honoured to read that you found Angsana Balaclava Mauritius to be ‘Paradise place’ and I would like to thank you for sharing your delightful comments and for choosing our resort for your recent holidays.
I am sorry to hear about the long time it took you to reach the hotel in the morning. Being a small island, there is only 1 way to get into the city, Port-Louis, in the morning and unfortunately the peak hours are between 7a.m and 9a.m and that’s the main reason you experienced so much traffic jam.
We are however pleased to hear that you enjoyed the size and comfort of your garden suite and that the overall service was good.
The team and I are appreciative of your kind feedback on their hospitality and efficient service. As an exclusive intimate boutique resort, Angsana Balaclava places an emphasis on the attention to details and we strive to create a memorable stay for our guests.
All your kind and constructive comments have already been passed to our team as these will truly help us to monitor, and improve even further our Angsana services and facilities.
I trust you had a pleasant and safe journey home and look forward to welcoming you back again to Angsana Balaclava or to any of our other resorts worldwide.
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