I am currently sitting on the fabulous beach at the 'new' Royal Palm, and this is as good as it gets. I have stayed four times previously at the hotel and the changes made have improved the hotel from amazing to spectacular!
The rooms have been modernised, with new bright colour schemes, incredible marble bathrooms (double vanity, egg shaped bath, walk in shower with marble seat - our current junior suite 219), huge luxurious beds, and beautiful verandahs with views to the ocean. We are on the 1st floor with a balcony, but usually go for the ground floor with direct access to the garden and the beach (the room key also opens your door from the terrace). The view is stunning from our current room.
The main new addition to the hotel is an incredible infinity lap pool situated behind the beach, which is heated. The gardens don't seem to feel as though they have been reduced as a result of the pool addition, very clever design.
As always the food is first class, and I have eaten in some amazing restaurants (inc Michelin star establishments) but the restaurant 'La Goulette' at the Royal Palm is one of my favourite. Understated elegance. At night the tables are all lit, and they place extra lamps near the tables to add to the fine dining ambiance. The restaurant is open air, and the warm breeze gently fans you during your evening. Michele de Matteis is the French Head Chef, and his creations are mouth watering. Last night we opted for the Rack of Lamb as a main course, cooked to perfection, carved at the table, succulent, delicious. There is an also an extensive wine list. The fabulous cuisine is one of the many reasons why the hotel has such a high repeat client ratio. In addition to the main dining room the hotel have now introduced an Italian restaurant in place of the previous 'healthy eating' option and this is a huge improvement. The food at the Italian is a delectable delight and the setting is magical.
This hotel is a true 6* experience. The service is unmatched, and the staff are attired as you would expect of a property of this calibre. The beach is just beautiful with gently shelving white sand into warm turquoise water. There is a hotel boat (small yacht) for hire should you require it, and a Rolls Royce for that extra special transfer (approx 45 mins- 1 hour from airport). Alternatively take the helicopter from the airport which takes 15-20 minutes and land in the hotel grounds. In the evening there is live music, elegant again, last night was a singer/pianist.
My partner thoroughly enjoyed her return visit to the Clarins spa and had a wonderful massage. The spa itself is very impressive with an endless list of treatments. There is also an extremely well equipped fitness centre with staff on hand to assist/advise.
This property truly deserves its "leading Hotel of the World' status, and GM Jacques Silvant does an amazing job, each and every guest is made to feel very special.
If you opt to stay at this wonderful hotel you will not be disappointed..
ps special staff mention to Moty (beach manager) plus all of his team who elevate sunbathing to a new level! The restaurant staff who are incredibly attentive under the watchful eye of Somdutt, who is a credit to the hotel, and of course GM Jacques and his management team, who really can't do enough for you. Thank you once again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS ADDRESS IN MAURITIUS When you choose Royal Palm for your holiday in Mauritius, you can expect perfection from start to finish; it is undeniably the finest hotel in Mauritius. Located on the sheltered north-west coast, stretching along a pure white sandy beach, Royal Palm is a tranquil tropical haven with an uncompromising commitment to excellence. Royal Palm's recent upgrade involved refurbishing the common areas and suites to create the ultimate luxury experience. All was done however to preserve the hotel's unique atmopshere, natural charm and timeless elegance. Bathed in soft lighting, the rooms combine delicate and bold hues, fine fabrics, finishes in wood and marble and custom-made wooden furniture crafted by local artisans. Time is purely subjective within Royal Palm's environment as if it was made for unique moments, the kind that leaves indelible traces in one's heart. Your every wish is anticipated and every whim is satisfied with impeccable service. Whether you are enjoying a meal in one of the hotel's restaurants, a treatment at the lavish Clarins spa or simply relaxing on the beach, at one of the hotel's three swimming pools (including a 25-metre lap pool), the team at Royal Palm is committed to your well-being. Royal Palm is also celebrated for its award-winning cuisine. Three restaurants, presided over by French Chef Michel de Matteis, who obtained the tile of "Best Craftsman of France", invites you to a tantalizing culinary experience. Should you choose the casual elegance of Le Bar Plage, the spacious terrace of La Goelette or the intimate setting of the new Italian restaurant named La Brezza, any choice you make will be perfect. Immerse yourself in complete luxury and book your holiday in Mauritius at Royal Palm. Royal Palm - Extraordinarily true. UNIQUE SELLING POINTS A unique site on the sun-drenched north west coast of Mauritius Protected from the trade winds, the sea is fringed by a pure white sandy beach Impeccable service matches the highest standards in the world The finest haute cuisine inspired by an award-winning chef 69 spacious, elegantly decorated suites facing the sea 3 heated pools A spectacular Royal Suite with private pool and en-suite hammam A Spa by Clarins A sport center Helipad Some of Royal Palm's latest innovations : A new category of suites, the "Ocean Suites" Refurbished suites and common spaces A 25-metre lap pool, overlooking the sea, between the swimming pool and Le bar Plage restaurant (reserved for swimming lengths) A new Italian restaurant replaces the former Natureaty restaurant in a private location overlooking the sea ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Palm Grand Baie
- Hotel Royal Palm
- Beachcomber Royal Palm Hotel Mauritius/Grand Baie