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Ocean Beauty
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Pointe d'Azur, Pereybere, Grand Baie, Mauritius   |  
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“Very nice luxury inn in perybere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

First of all, it is not a hotel. It is a wonderful luxurious inn in perybere near grand baie. Mauritius is a huge island and every part is far from onether. The airporr is more than an hour from wherever.
But mauritius is one of the most marvellus islands in the world!!!
You have marvellous beaches, different cultures, temples and the speak french! Could you imagine anything better?
Ocean beauty is a small inn with very nice touches.
Rooms are very well equipted, ours had a full kitchen thar we used cooking an octupus ( buy it in the local market), molton brown toiletries ( including lip balm) and a nice veranda.
Breakfast is a la carte and Prakash was a lovely waiter always looking for you. I really miss the vanilla and papaya marmalade!!! It is true that you have breakfast in room but who doesn t like it?
They gave us a free dinner because of our long stay and despite thar it was scheduled for a fix day the changhe the day because it was my birthday...wonderful touch.
Yes the hotel beach is not the best, but you have many excursions to wonderful beaches.
Accomodation in mauritius is very expensive but ocean beauty offers a very good value at affordable rates.
We also bought to the hotel a excursions package at a cheap price. We loved dear island!! Do not miss it.
I do not want tp forget that our rome was full of flowe petals at check in and the last night.
If you want a wonderful lovely inn this is your place!

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

My partner and I were really looking forward to this break, and had high expectations on this Hotel; sadly, we did not find what we expected....

One of the main reasons we booked with this hotel was that it looked like an independent boutique hotel, which we love, but things that appear on their website, aren't quite the way they say...they're not lying, they just have a different interpretation of it.
For instance, free snorkelling and water sports, yes, but only once a week; Snorkelling is one hour, and water ski, 15 minutes, that’s it! So take your snorkelling gear with you, because they won’t lend you any! It also says on their web that breakfast is from 7AM to whatever time you wake up, and it's there in 10 minutes, well, not quite true, breakfast is at anytime, providing this time is before 10:30 AM, also it will be with you in 10 minutes only if they don't have other orders, in that case, it could be from 20 to 40 minutes....
It was a Villa within the hotel premises, they say to us that it was a private villa, and it had nothing to do with the hotel, although it had direct access to the pool, which we thought it was weird.
If you rented a car, which we did, you weren't allowed to park it inside because of the access to this Villa....we then learned that this was the owner's...that explains the access to the pool and the parking...
The pool:
The pool needs an update, some of the tiles are falling down, and there is an area that looks like it was a Jacuzzi once, but nothing goes on there....
There are plenty of sun loungers by the pool, but there isn't a great deal of sun....it's only sunny to one side of the pool, beside the Villa is an enormous tree that blocks most of the sun...so we sort of got chairs most days, not always on the sun, also, the Hotel was half full, so not sure if you would have any hope when is fully booked!
We never heard the underwater music they claim to have in the pool, not big deal for us though.
The Beach:
It’s as small as it gets, but cute, they claim is private, but not too sure, lots of people would go there, which wasn’t an issue for us, mind you they left lots of rubbish, and we thought since they say it belongs to the Hotel, maybe they could keep it clean and tidy.
The Bar/ Restaurant:
There isn’t a Bar or a Restaurant in the Hotel as such, they were kind of trying out this “free drink” system, that again, not sure if it works....basically, beside the reception was a fridge with a bottle of coke, water, fruit juice and local Rums, that you can help yourself with, there was also wine at a charge of 25 Euros a bottle.
Not all of it was there all the time, so, sometimes you would fancy a coke and find just water and rum.
So dinner time, They will serve you dinner at the table in your room or on the beach (by the pool), but you have to get up and get your own drink from reception, they never tell you what’s for dinner, and you can’t choose your food or the time it is served, it’s always served at 7:30 and, sometimes, they take you on a mini-bus to their sister Hotel were you DO have to pay for all your drinks, although there is some choice in the menu, and they have a proper bar where you can also have a cocktail after dinner! At last! Mind you, when you start to enjoy yourself, they tell you to go back!
It was OK, nice enough food, not great, we just felt like were little children being told all the time where to go, what to eat, and what time we should be in bed! And that’s not what we want on holidays, so we decided to go somewhere else around for dinner few nights and do our own thing!

Overall, it was a nice break; Even though we wouldn’t recommend this Hotel to a friend, or go back. I suppose we were annoyed about the “Four Star Boutique Hotel” which, to our view, was nowhere near...maybe 3 star??
It could be a better Hotel, it’s got potential, at the moment it’s a bit tired, and they could make guests feel more welcome by giving choice, not imposing.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

Stayed at Ocean beauty last October as part of our honeymoon. And I have to say i was not that impressed with this hotel. We booked it through our travel agent who also helped me organise our wedding in Mauritius. We also booked many of our guests in their sister hotel Ocean Villas. My maid of honour and her partner had booked to stay at Ocean beauty for 2 nights and when we got there they were told that their rooms were no longer available. They had over booked and given them to longer staying customers which I found quite unprofessional. They tried to palm off Ocean Villas to them instead but my friends were having none of it. So they and my agent (who did regular business with the hotel) went to talk with the manager and was first kept waiting for a long time and ten told that there was nothing they could do. In the end the management offered them another hotel which sounded nice but then when my friends got there, they had been allocated a bad room by the road. So they were not impressed at all. A big mess really. And my agent who had worked with them for a long time will, after this experience, NO longer be working with them anymore!
This was quite worrying as we were supposed to stay at Ocean Beauty for the 2nd part of our honeymoon. Luckily they hadn't changed our reservation and on arrival we were escorted to the make shift reception are where we had to wait a while for check in. Then got to our room and although the room was large, the quality is drab! Not fully clean, just superficially. I think the branding of itself as a luxury boutique hotel is over rated. It's more like a wannaby one and more like a B&B. Talking of breakfast, you get breakfast on your balcony because they do not have a restaurant but every morning I asked for various things on the menu and they didn't have stock of most of it. All they had was cereal and bread. Oh and eggs but I would not recommend it as they were kind of disgusting.
Beach there is not nice and I would recommend you make use of the much nicer public beaches in Grand bay area.
Overall, I was not impressed at all and I think it's trying to be something it is not.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

After being back in the cold Denmark for a while, we are asking ourselves, if it was just a wonderful dream being so lucky to stay in the Ocean Beauty for 14 days. But no, it was actually true and it has been our best holiday ever. We have never been so spoiled and pampered by any hotel. The place is very relaxed and cosy – it is home away from home!

Before booking a hotel in Mauritius, we took a long time checking out a lot of hotels out, reading reviews looking for the best. We were going to Mauritius in order to celebrate our cobber wedding and we wanted this holiday to be perfect. We found everything we were looking for in Ocean Beauty. Everything described on Ocean Beauty’s website is true and in reality even better. We were looking for a small hotel where you could feel “at home” and that is exactly what you do in Ocean Beauty. When we entered the room the first day it was beautifully decorated with flowers all over and there were candles and fresh fruit as well. What a great start.

Ocean Beauty is a boutique hotel with 5 suites and 4 rooms. We stayed in the Carlet suite and had the most beautiful view over the garden and the Indian Ocean – and we were also so lucky that we could see the sunset from our large balcony. The room was beautifully furnished in warm, wonderful colors and had everything you needed from hairdryer to iron and ironing board as well as beach towels. There is a refrigerator, a microwave and coffee/tea facilities in an extra room and the coffee/tea/sugar was filled up every day. They furnish you with bath robes and slippers as well as shampoo and bubble bath cream. The bathroom is large with a separate toilet, a very large shower and a large spa. You can enjoy world music when doing whatever you do in a bathroom.

The breakfast is a chapter by itself. You can choose to have it on the beach or on your balcony. You have a large menu card to choose from. We can especially recommend the egg Benedict with the blue marlin. It is just a dream :o)

We had booked 3-course dinners on alternate nights and every meal was excellent. During our stay we didn’t get the same course once and we really enjoyed to be eating a lot of fish, but there was always steak/chicken/lamb as well. Often the courses looked like art when presented on the table and always on a white table cloth. Sometimes there is live music during dinner. We were fortunate enough to enjoy several different guitarists/singers. The first night the guitarist even came to our balcony and sang for us. What a great surprise! The dinner as well can be enjoyed on your balcony or on the beach.

In the very nice open lobby you find the reception, a computer with internet access for the guests as well as a free bar. There were many nice surprises. Sometimes when lying on the beach, the cook came at lunch time with a little snack like for instance marlin or fruit as a compliment from the management and one day they arranged a barbecue.

The Ocean Beauty is very well run. The garden is wonderful with many different beautiful flowers, palms and trees and birds. There is a gardener on duty every day. The swimming pool is large with a Jacuzzi and sitting there you enjoy the view over the Indian Ocean. The private beach is really nice and cosy with sunbeds, umbrellas and sitting areas. There is a door in the garden wall, which takes you right into the Indian Ocean with only a few steps to the public beach – wonderful!

The hotel offers you free trips with a glass bottom boat, waterskiing and banana ride once a week, which is a great idea. The glass bottom boat takes you to the reef for snorkeling if you want to. Try it!

There is a security guard on duty around the clock, which makes you feel safe in your own little world. It doesn’t mean that you should feel unsafe when leaving the hotel. The hotel is situated only a few hundred meters from the small village of Pereybere where you can find everything you need from good restaurants to small shops and exchange possibilities. There is a supermarket situated just across the street from the hotel. If you want to go to a bigger town you just take the bus to Grand Baie. It takes about 10 minutes. Grand Baie is a busy town, where you find a market with around 200 shops. You can make a really good bargain there.

We think that it is a must to go to the capital, Port Louis, with its beautiful waterfront and a lot of historic sites and really interesting and amazing architecture. You will find an ordinary market as well as a craft market, China Town and many different shops. You can take the bus from Pereybere, but we chose to be taken by Ocean Beauty’s driver, Deepak – and what a good idea. Before dropping us off in downtown, Deepak drove us to the citadel above Port Louis, where you have the most beautiful view over the city and the mountains.

We went on a one day trip to Ile aux Cerfs – an island on the east coast arranged by the hotel. It was a wonderful day. We went with 8 other guests from the sister hotel Ocean Villas and drove along the coast to the south west side of the Island. From there we went by speed boat to the most beautiful waterfall, then to a bounty land beach and thereafter to another beach where we had a great barbecue with among other things – grilled lobster. Go there!!

We went on a trip to the South West part of the island. Again we booked the hotel’s driver, Deepak. It was an unforgettable day and such an advantage to have a personal guide giving us so much interesting information. We visited a glass blowing factory using recycled glass, Le Port Pirate factory making handcrafted ship models, the extinct volcano at Trou aux Cerfs, the Hindu holy lake and temple at Grand Bassin, the Black river Gorges and the Alexandra Falls, the seven coloured earths at Chamaral, which is absolutely amazing. There was also time for some shopping.

We could go on and on telling about all the good things you can do. A lot of the time we just enjoyed life on Ocean Beauty’s beach, which was so peaceful and relaxing.

Last but not least, we can’t thank the staff in Ocean Beauty enough for making our holiday so wonderful. Jennifyr and Natalie in the reception, who were always there for us when we needed it. Vikesh, Ocean Beauty’s waiter, who served our breakfast and dinner, and always had time for a little talk and good information. Deepak, Ocean Beauty’s driver for being so kind and for taking us to wonderful places and telling us a lot about Mauritius. The security guards, who were so kind and helpful – always with a smile, the gardener for making the garden so beautiful and the beach so inviting, the cleaners for making our room so nice to stay in and the cook for creating nice dishes. Thanks to everybody for making our holiday the best ever!!!

Also thanks to the management for running such a great hotel. You are doing a wonderful job, and we really hope to come back one day!

Tom & Merete

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

We booked just over two weeks at the Ocean Beauty and we left after two nights. Whilst the rooms are ok and the hotel's clean, it doesn't have a bar or restaurant on the premises and the private beach is accessed down a small flight of steps, through a door in the wall. With no restaurant dinner is a fixed, unseen menu and served either outside your room or on the beach which we found rather unsociable and restrictive. The hotel's experimenting with an open bar at present: this means that they provide some low quality spirits and a range of soft drinks and mixers in the fridge in the reception area. It might be free but I'd much rather pay for a barman to mix me a good cocktail than help myself to bad quality spirits for nothing. Food here is nothing to get excited about: it's average and there's no choice for dinner. Overall our view was that this definitely isn't a luxury boutique hotel and certainly not the 4 star that it bills itself as and some of the photos taken of the hotel are overly flattering. That said the staff are pleasant and helpful enough. Our recommendation would be to go to competitors who are in a similar price bracket: try Coin de Mire or Le Sakoa. Ocean Beauty isn't good value for money and we felt that the owners and managers just didn't really understand the type if customers they were trying to attract. The beaches are much better at Trou Aux Biches and Pereybere doesn't have much going for it. It was the wrong choice on our part. Given that we paid up front we moved to their sister hotel Ocean Villas for the remainder of our stay and staff were very helpful in assisting that move. 

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2010

Ocean Beauty is a small boutique hotel. First of all, do not come here if you are a package holiday, all inclusive pleb that cannot think for themselves.

Ocean Beauty is a serene place of calm and relaxation. It is many miles from the airport and it takes around an hour and a half to get here from the airport. But that is one of the reasons we chose to come here. You don't find beautifull places away from the masses without getting off the beaten track slightly!

We came to ocean beauty to get married and could not have chosen a more perfect and serene place to exchange our vows. All the staff are very friendly and helpfull but not intrusive of your privacy or intamacy. Joelle and Alexandra dealt with all the details leading up to and on the big day, making the day perfect for us. We didn't need to worry about anything. Just relax and enjoy our big day in paradise.

Right from arrival, you are felt welcome and you get a very personal service. We chose to come in April/May because it was off season. The whole island is quieter, more relaxed, cooler and less humid (but still sunny and warm) and out of the rainy season. It is the perfect time of year to visit Mauritius and made Ocean Beauty even more intimate as it was only half full.

It is worth booking a suite as they are lovely. We booked a garden suite but could still see the sea through the tropical garden. They have managed to create a very relaxing atmosphere here. With the coi carp pond, the Bose sound system playing chilled background music (you can even switch it on in your bathroom and the underwater speakers in the pool are really cool) and flowers and candles on arrival and special occiasions are really nice.

Other great points are: free wifi, free computer to use Internet, free bar, private dining on the beach or your own terrace every other night and every breakfast.

Meals at the hotel only on alternate nights is great because you can go out to experience the local restaurants and are not tied to being stuck in a hotel every night. The food at the hotel is, however excellent.

As we'd booked over a week in a suite, we got the love at 1st sight package added for free. Which meant more pampering: massages on the beach, private boats to go snorkelling, sunset boat trip (although this was a speedboat and the local lad driving it decided to go full throttle which was most amusing and we missed the sunset but it was hilarious nonetheless)

The private beach is held in by an 8 foot high retaining wall but steps take you right down into the sea. There is a small secluded public beach off to one side. Which you will have to paddle in the sea to get to. But it is lovely and we had most of our wedding pictures taken there. From the private beach. It's raised position is the perfect place to kick back and watch the most beatifull sunsets.

Worth noting that yes you do see insects and bugs at the hotel, but as someone said earlier, this is part of nature and Mauritius is a tropical island. What do you expect?

So, this hotel is perfect for romantic couples, who have a mind of their own and like to travel their own way and get away from the masses.

It is not suitable for yobs, louts, groups, families, or package holiday plebs. If you are one of these then don't come here as you won't like it and you will spoil the perfect serene atmosphere for those that appreciate it for what it is.

Thanks
Alasdair and Jessica

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

Everything started a few months ago, where we were looking for an ideal place to say 'yes' , we knew that the place on the Earth must be special- that's why Mauritius an Ocean Beauty. We love travelling, meeting new people, touching new cultures, being close to the nature, so the choice was obvious. This wonderful hotel is superb: wonderful place, nice staff, comfortable rooms, delicious breakfasts, green and exotic garden with singing friendly birds. 5 points for 5 possible to get for Manager of the hotel- Alexandra: very good contact by e-mail and face to face even better if it is possible-charming woman:). Alexandra is a proffesionalist what you can feel from the first moment- everything was perfect and on time. On the 21th of December we got married here, in Ocean Beauty...on the beach with unbelievable turquoise Ocean as background... flowers everywhere...and blue sky. Can you imagine more beautiful and romantic scenery to say 'yes' to whom you love so much as we love each other? Now we know that-it was the most beautiful day in our life- our wedding full of hapinness, fun, romanticism and love. ...it was like a dream...
We have spent at the hotel 9 nights enjoying snorkelling (wonderful corals and fishes near the hotel), eating amazing breakfasts (benedict eggs with smoked marlin are a poem) acompannied by colourful birds. We were upgrated and we got a spacious room with garden view, small kitchenette and charming bathroom -Anemone room -very nice surprise. As far as staff is concerned- what we liked much, that everybody was close and helpful, but at the same time we felt leiseruly and intimately and in our opinion that is a mastery.
If you are romantic- you will never forget petals in the bed, candles in the bathroom, lazy evenings on the terrace... It was the best , the most romantic and full of emotions trip in our life... cause we were in Eden.

P.S. Alexandra, thank you thousands times, hugs

Ania & Adam Zielińscy

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Pointe d'Azur, Pereybere, Grand Baie, Mauritius
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Location: Mauritius > Riviere du Rempart District > Grand Baie
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Grand Baie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean Beauty 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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