Having spent two weeks here with friends we left considerably more confused than then we arrived. We were initially impressed with the beautiful gardens and clever layout of the hotel. The staff were very friendly with sincere individual personalities but somewhat ruined by a tyrannical receptionist that would fit in well at our local doctors surgery.
A very attractive outside dining area and bar was ruined by the erratic service from the staff. Early one morning prior to a day out I couldn't get a coffee due to the staff chatting. Helping myself was received with horror, almost an insult. The same happened when I cleared a table one evening so we could sit down.
Take care; the dining area is heavily frequented by local birdlife. Do not go if you have a phobia.
The position of the hotel is quite and opposite the beach but that is it. There is nothing close by. A 25 min walk in to Perrybere which is nice by beach but unpleasant by road although plenty of reasonable taxis.
Food soon became a chore and dull when considering what is available outside, even from van vendors. Im not sure how many visitors go to Mauritius to eat an interpretation of Italian and French cuisine but if you are among them try a hotel that can carry this off. We ate out a lot of the time or had lunch out and grazed in the hotel at dinner time. Its passable but only just.
My only serious complaint is the prices at the bar and mini bar. I am sure the hotel consider themselves western but we were not in Paris or Rome. Table service in the bar could be hit and miss. My reaction was to order at the bar to circumvent the waiter only to be asked to sit down and wait. We ended up drinking in friends rooms with bought in. Once again Perrybere or livelier Grand Bai ended up more fun and cheaper even considering the taxi.
Rooms were clean but a bit tatty. Friends who had a newer more expensive room which was more modern.
Wifi didnt work but I believe this not to be the hotels fault. We never asked again due to the rudeness of the receptionist.
I think the overall view must take into account how much you pay. Some trip advisors have quoted paying quite a lot to stay. We estimate that we paid around £200 per person per week half board which we consider excellent value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Coin de Mire Attitude is a 3 star hotel where one immediately feels at home…Situated at the northern tip of Mauritius, between the fishermen’s village of Cap Malheureux and the lively village of Grand Bay, across the road from the beach, the 3* hotel faces one of the most stunning views the island offers, the majestic rock Coin de Mire sitting on the horizon…The typical Mauritian architecture and the contemporary decoration contribute to that genuinely tropical holiday atmosphere.Its welcoming team, its beautiful tropical garden, its 102 spacious rooms and its Spa Attitude invite families, couples and individuals to relax in a very cosy atmosphere.For those who are adventurous and curious, Coin de Mire Attitude is the starting point to discover the island and its inhabitants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Coin De Mire
- Coin Mire
- Coin De Mire Grand Baie
- Coin De Mire Attitude Mauritius/Grand Baie