I took the family for a Christmas break at Merville Beach Hotel from 23 to 26 December 2012. I must admit that this was not our first choice hotel, but we could not find accommodation for the family for this period at LUX Belle Mare, which for me is one of the best resorts on the island. We were not very lucky with the weather, but the staff was very nice and did their utmost to get us two communicating rooms, since our girls are only 5 and 6. We had two lovely rooms in a chalet-style thatched bungalow, nice bathrooms, two large plasma tv, good air-conditioning. However, on the last day we had to move to a 'family' room, same style, but with only one bathroom and one small 20-inch old-style television....the kids were NOT happy....they did not have their own tv and channels to watch...the sound was awful, even at maximum you had to be close to hear something. In this age of plasma/LCD/LED television sets I think this is simply unacceptable from a prestigious hotel. The other downside is the restaurant, there is only one restaurant for the whole hotel, so no other choice but the buffet lunches or dinners, the quality of the food was very average, to say the least. There was no kids menu or special menus for the kids, except for a pizzeria but which is not open every day.The size of the restaurant needs to be increased to cater for all the residents, when the hotel is fully booked like during the end of year period.
Overall a good hotel, nice staff, but can be improved in some aspects, specially for families with younger children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Merville Beach Hotel is situated on the north-west corner of Mauritius in Grand Baie, 20 minutes from the capital , Port Louis.All 221 rooms are in the 2 wings stretching from the main building in a slightly elevated position overlooking the bay. All rooms have a magnificent sea view. Direct dialing telephones, Radio, TV-video, Mini-bar, Safe Deposit box, Hair Dryer and Private Bathroom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Merville Beach Grand Baie
- Hotel Merville Beach
- Merville Beach Hotel Mauritius/Grand Baie
- Merville Beach Mauritius