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Angsana Balaclava Mauritius
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Turtle Bay, Republic of Mauritius, Balaclava, Mauritius   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Balaclava
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed at Angsana Balaclava during our 50 year birthday tour. It also worked as a
second honeymoon trip. We had a great time at Angsana and was very positive suprised,
even when you consider it is already a fairly expencive 5 star location ! NIce accomandation,
excellent food and most of all a very friendly staff. Alltogether . GREAT :-)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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BTGroup, General Manager at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for choosing Angsana Balaclava Mauritius to celebrate your 50 Birthday tour and we are very pleased to hear that it turned out to be a second honeymoon trip for you.

What better way to start your celebrations than letting the world slip away as you sink into the surrounding environment of our resort which is designed for guests to embark on a journey of rejuvenation and wellness with experiences to indulge and soothe all senses.

Thank you for commenting on our accommodation and food. Our suites have been designed to offer privacy and pampering so it can be a second home away from home. In the Kitchen, our Balinese executive and his team each day innovates and creates new recipes in order to awaken our guests taste buds and we are glad they were up to expectations.

We have a very dedicated team of people who places emphasis on the attention to details and as we strive to create a memorable stay for our guests, I am especially encouraged by your positive feedback on our service standards.

We trust you had a safe flight back and hope that all the celebrations went well. We look forward in welcoming you once again on another special occasion at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius.

Yours Sincerely
Pascal Prigent
General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We went here for our honey moon. Six days stay. Summary: We had some complications but after complaints were made to the manager (always better than complaining here later!) significant efforts were made to get it right. The hotel has only been open 18 months and hence some learning is still going on - openness for feedback is there, hence should be used.
The hotel makes a lot of publicity about honey moon and the corresponding arrangements. Still, our room was not set up for honey moon at all, three beds were made. (???). Mould in the shower and a dirty pool were some of the other issues, which were then corrected though after the complaint. In general a bit more attention to detail is necessary, e.g. filling up amenities in the rooms etc. Probably all not such big of an issue if you are not on honey moon but that is that one trip where you expect things to go perfectly right. The manager understood this and really tried to make "something special" for the memory. A private dinner on the terrace with a radio known guitar player, romantic bath and a bottle of champagne were some of the actions taken. Still, it needs more attention for detail in order to be a 5* hotel, more continuity and routine. But then it could be really, really perfect! They are on the right way, the staff is very friendly and trying, the food is very good and the spa with different offerings and the quality of service is very good.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BTGroup, General Manager at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing our resort for your recent stay and for taking the time to share your precious comments.

I am delighted to learn that you found our staff friendly and trying . Our team is dedicated and always ready to make each guest stay a memorable and our Balinese Chef & his team work on creating and innovating new ideas and dishes each day to awaken our guests taste buds.

We are also pleased to learn that the quality of service by the intuitive touch of Angsana Spa therapists, who are formally trained at Banyan Tree Spa Academies, was very good.

However, I would like to seize this opportunity to present my sincere apologies for the regretful mishaps encountered during your stay. As it is our greatest goal to make sure that our guests have a most enjoyable stay with us, please be assured that this is not a usual standard. As an exclusive intimate boutique resort, Angsana Balaclava Mauritius places an emphasis on the attention to details and we will make sure for no such mishaps to repeat. All your constructive comments have been passed to our team already so we can improve our service standards.

We would like to thank you once again for your comments 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 for a chance to exceed your expectations to Angsana Balaclava Mauritius or to any of our other resorts worldwide.

Yours Sincerely
Pascal Prigent
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is an absolute stunner!!; the food, the decor and the service!! THE best room I have ever been in a hotel with individual pool to relax. The food menu was an absolute class above making it hard to choose just one. Close to the city and at the same time peaceful. The spa facilities are just above expectations and really live up to anyone's expectation. The massage sessions were reasonably priced but the experience was more than expected. Will be my top choice recommendations for anyone visiting Mauritius.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BTGroup, General Manager at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share a review on Trip Advisor following your Recent stay at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius and it is a real pleasure to know that it was the best experience ever for you.

It is very rewarding to know that you were well looked after and that the service was up to your expectations. As an exclusive intimate boutique resort, Angsana Balaclava places an emphasis on the attention to details and with our very dedicated team we strive to create a memorable stay for our guests.

We are pleased to know that the food menu was a class above. Our Balinese chef & his team work on improving and innovating new ideas to awaken our guests taste buds everyday. We are also delighted to learn you enjoyed our spa & its facilities delivered by the intuitive touch of Angsana Spa therapists who were formally trained at Banyan Tree Spa Academies.

Thank you for making Angsana Balaclava Mauritius your top choice recommendation.

Your gracious comments have been passed to the rest of the team, which will serve as an added inspiration to consistently maintain the high standards you have experienced, and which are one of the trademarks of our brand.

I trust you had a safe journey home and look forward to welcoming you back to a pleasant rest and wonderful sunset at Angsana Balaclava or to any of our other resorts worldwide.

Pascal Prigent
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Overall, the hotel has everything you would expect of a luxury “honeymoon-like” beach get-away: very large and comfortable rooms, quiet atmosphere, amazing pools (I loved the sea-water pool with the sand bottom!). Also, all members of the staff are extremely friendly and attentive.

The beach: nicely looked-after, very attentive staff. Although not the clear blue-water that you expect from the pictures…

The spa: staying in the spa suit, we enjoyed 1-hour massage per day, which was perfect every single time. The staff is extrenely nice and attentive, all the girls deserve 10-stars for the service and the warm atmosphere!

The food: staying on a half-board, we had dinner in the restaurant every night. In short, the level is good – most of the time the meals were absolutely great, although we quite seriously disappointed on two occasions. My guess is that the chef is less familiar with European-style cuisine, but if you go for the Asian dishes, those are very good!

Watersports: I took a whole star off for this reason, as in my opinion most of those activities from the ad brochures of the hotel simply do not exist!
Having never before visited a coral-reef island, I was very much looking forward to the free snorkeling promised by the hotel. So at the schedule time set by the local team, we were taken to the “snorkeling spot” next to the hotel – where nothing was to be seen except from mud and sand!! And at hearing this, none of the staff was particularly surprised, not really caring… Having looked up in our guidebook that some great snorkeling spots were just 30min car ride from the hotel, we asked the reception if they could help us organize a boat trip there. After a lot of explanations, we were merely put in contact with some other hotel’s team, who quoted a price 7 (!!) times higher than any local agency on the streets. This is when we gave up and walked up to the first street agency in the local town – who took us to an awesome spot for a small payment, where we could snorkel all we wanted. I was extremely disappointed by this whole mess – the hotel should not advertise for the activity if it has NO way to providing it to customers! (and no, looking through the mask at the mud is NOT snorkeling!)
Same happened when my boyfriend wanted to do some water-ski – he was vaguely told that “it is not a good time for water-ski”, although he came at exactly the times set at the schedule of the hotel!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BTGroup, General Manager at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Warm Greeting from Angsana Balaclava Mauritius

Thank you for choosing our resort for your recent stay and for taking the time to share your precious comments on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to learn that you found our hotel wonderful and that your stay was pure relaxation.
We are happy to learn that your Spa Suite was up to standard and that you found it to be spacious and comfortable. Being an exclusive Boutique resort, Angsana Balaclava Mauritius only has 52 Suites which make the place very quiet and intimate for each of our Guests.

Our associates place emphasis on the attention to details and as we strive to create a memorable stay for our guests, I am especially encouraged by your positive feedback on our service standards. Our team is trained to be authentic, friendly, gracious and provide a service attitude that is above expectations.

Our restaurant is well known for its Mauritius/Asian style cuisine and our Executive Chef Suardi who comes from Indonesia and his team constantly work on innovating & creating new ideas everyday.

However, I would like to seize this opportunity to present my sincere apologies for the disappointing experience from our Boat House. I am sorry truly sorry to hear about all the various issues you encountered during your stay and assure you that all issues experienced are currently being investigated internally. It is our greatest goal to make sure that our guests have a most enjoyable stay with us and I am sorry that we did not achieve our goal on this occasion.


We would like to thank you once again for your comments 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 for a chance to exceed your expectations to Angsana Balaclava Mauritius or to any of our other resorts worldwide.

Yours Sincerely

Pascal Prigent
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Angsana was terrific in every aspect. From the food, accommodation, staff, atmosphere and amenities, Angsana provided the perfect escape for our honeymoon.
Thank you to all who made our stay so memorable.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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BTGroup, General Manager at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Angsana Balaclava. We are very pleased to read that you had the ‘honeymoon of a lifetime’ with us.

Set in the North West coast of Mauritius, facing spectacular sunsets every evening, Angsana Balaclava Mauritius is an oasis of relaxation and privacy designed ideally for couples and honeymooners.

We are delighted to learn that we provided you with the perfect escape on this special occasion and that our team took great care of you and that you enjoyed the various services and amenities we provide.

We look forward to welcoming you back to a pleasant rest and wonderful sunset at Angsana Balaclava or to any of our other resorts worldwide.

Yours Sincerely,
Pascal Prigent
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is my second visit to the hotel. My first visit was back in 2011 when the hotel just opened. While it is my second visit here, the hotel offers so much variety in terms of food and convenience of location that you never get bored coming here. As expected, the service was phenomenal and the food was excellent.

My second visit also happened to coincide with Chinese New Year. We were treated to a fantastic gala dinner and music. In addition we were lucky to get the traditional dragon dance with fireworks. The buffet was high-end with oysters, dimsum as well as crispy suckling pig.

Overall, I really enjoy coming here. It offers the perfect balance of tranquility and luxury and at the same time being relatively close to Port Louis. Since I was on business trip, the proximity was perfect for me.

Rooms: The rooms at Angsana are absolutely stunning and are probably one of the best in Mauritius! They are oversized suites with all the basic necessities. The room comes with complimentary coffee and water. I was in a Beach Suite which had direct access to the beach and comes with it's own personal swimming pool and steam shower.

Spa: Although I did not get a chance to use the spa, I did have a dip in their vitality pool which has several water features. I would also like to thank Jean Pierre for the personal training and stretching exercises at the gym.

I very much enjoyed my second trip there and would recommend it in a heartbeat to everyone!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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BTGroup, General Manager at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

It was an honour to have you visiting us once again at Angsana Balaclava and we are very pleased to read that you find us to be ‘the very best of what Mauritius has to offer’

Mauritius being a multi cultural country, everyone here celebrates all the various festival and we are glad that you could share Chinese New year with us and that you enjoyed the gala dinner as well as the dragon dance and fire crackers which are all part of tradition. We are pleased that the wide variety of food prepared by our Executive chef Suardi and his team on this special occasion madde your stay a memorable one

Thank you for commenting on our Beach front Suites which are indeed very popular. With its direct access to the beach as well as its private pool, Jaccuzzi, steam shower and spacious balcony with daybed, our Beachfront Suite is the perfect spot to enjoy an idyllic island escape after spending the day in Port-Louis .

We would like to thank you once again for your kind words which have been shared with our team already. it is always motivating for them to know that they could contribute to make a guest’s stay remarkable

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.

Yours Sincerely
Pascal Prigent
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Spent the day there today with the family, and what a beautiful place.

This is a Banyan Tree property, and you can see the the owners have spent a lot of time and effort in to designing it....very Bali-esque feeling.....amazing.

The food there for lunch was great, the staff was super super friendly.....Vinay at the front desk stood out as a phenomenal team member there.

It's a more boutique hotel with only about 55 rooms, but this adds to it's flavor!

I'll be visiting this place ALOT more while i live here in Mauritius.

It's set off the beaten path, close towards the Maritim, Intercontinental etc, and it's a 5 star hotel, so price wise it is not for everyone.

TOTALLY AMAZING!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BTGroup, General Manager at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear Mr Patel,

It is a great pleasure to read that following your lunch on Sunday, Angsana Balaclava has now become your ‘new favourite hotel in Mauritius’. Thank you for taking the time to share such generous review on trip Advisor.

Being 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. Our team is trained to be authentic, friendly, gracious and provide a service attitude that is above expectations.

Our Balinese Executive Chef Suardi and his team constantly work on innovating ideas and menus in order to create a memorable stay for each guest. His cuisine is an Asian Mauritian Fusion and you won’t be disappointed with the mixture of flavours and colours that makes his dishes so popular amongst our guests. We are pleased that you had the opportunity of tasting and experiencing some of it through our special Easter Brunch organised on Sunday
It has been a pleasure having you and we are glad to have provided you with a memorable experience.

We look forward to welcoming you back again at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius and please do not hesitate to contact us shall you need any more information.

Yours Sincerely
Pascal Prigent
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Address: Turtle Bay, Republic of Mauritius, Balaclava, Mauritius
Location: Mauritius > Pamplemousses District > Balaclava
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Balaclava
#2 Luxury Hotel in Balaclava
#2 Romantic Hotel in Balaclava
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Angsana Balaclava Mauritius 5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the northwest coast of Mauritius, in the secluded area of Turtle Bay, Angsana Balaclava offers a hideaway ideal for travellers looking for privacy and relaxation. Angsana Balaclava is the island’s premier boutique resort – the latest 5-star resort on the Mauritian landscape. ... more   less 
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