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“Nice, quiet relaxing holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Royal Rd, Coastal Road, Grand Gaube, Mauritius   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Grand Gaube
Coelbren, United Kingdom
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“Nice, quiet relaxing holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Had a really relaxing holiday. It is ideal place to do absolutely nothing. The food was excellent and the staff were always very polite and attentive. We arrived early morning and were given the use of a changing room but our room was ready within the hour anyway. The room was very nice and we had a pleasant view.
There have been some reviews which mention the noise from the road at the back of the hotel i.e. dogs barking and the locals making some noise. We did experience the dogs barking on the first couple of nights but it was not a really a serious problem.
At one end of the hotel (the left side looking at the front of the hotel) and only on some evenings a few of the locals used the steps going down to the beach to gather together and make music (not radios). Our room was very close to this area. We heard a drum and something similar to a trombone and some singing. This only added to our enjoyment as we could see them enjoying themselves. The police station is only 50 metres away and maybe this is the reason the music stopped at about midnight.
Trips - quite expensive e.g. A submarine trip cost about £88 per person for 45 - 50 minutes and we went down to a depth of 35 metres. Saw a sunken ship an old anchor and some coral. The visibility was not all that good. A certificate and photo can be bought for about £10.
To tell the truth this particular trip wasn't really worth it but it's ticked off the bucket list.
We did two other trips which were very interesting i.e. to the north and then the central and southern parts of the island taking in Port Louis and several other places.
Outside the hotel you can catch a bus to Goodlands a colourful town 15 minutes away. It has a local market on Tuesdays and Fridays. The bus conductor kindly pointed us in the right direction. It was less than 100 metres away from the bus depot. On other days it's worth getting off the bus in the middle of Goodlands just to have a look around. Keep your eyes peeled for the Hindu (?) temple.
One dissapointing aspect of our holiday was the beach which was rather small. We never had any problems getting sun beds though. The sea is tidal and is quite shallow. We are avid snorkellers and to get to the coral reef you have to go out to it in a glass bottom boat and then can only snorkel from it if the conditions are OK.
We did go out once and saw a turtle under the boat but could not snorkel because the conditions were not quite right. on a further two occasions we tried to book a place on the boat but it was full so in the end we didn't bother. The coral reef is too far out to swim to and there are many local boats using the area between the beach and the reef.
We went for a few walks outside the hotel (during the daytime) and always felt safe. The local were always polite and we were never approached by anyone trying to sell something.
Prices in the hotel shop are expensive e.g. A hardcover book about Mauritius was on sale for abot £16 and I got it at home for £6.
If you are into T shirts, beach towels etc get them at the market in Goodlands or on a day trip. You will be able to haggle them down quite a bit.
Overall we had a nice time and found Mauritius interesting and would recommend this hotel if you want a relaxing holiday.

Room Tip: The quiet rooms will be nearest to the beach and furthest from the road.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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VLH-Maurice, Manager at Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Member of Trip Advisor,

Thank you again for choosing Veranda Paul et Virginie. The team and I are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you immensely for sharing your impressions with the Trip Advisor community. We have passed your compliments to the team and they were happy to hear that they contributed in making your stay enjoyable.

We look forward to welcome you again.

Kaviraj Bhunjun
Hotel Manager
Veranda Paul et Virginie
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Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday! Agree with other reviews, the drive is a long one from the airport, but as soon as we arrived we were welcomed, given fresh flannels and welcome drink, and well informed by staff (Usher) etc. We arrived mid-morning, but we were able to check into our room straight away which was great after all the travelling and given all the details of our all inclusive package which was great as we knew what to expect immediately. Holiday is in a lovely location, with beautiful views, we were on the 1st floor and had a fantastic view over the hotel and beach.
Food was excellent, a great variety and different everyday, always freshly cooked. Definitely enjoyed the 3pm-5pm pancakes!!! Bar service could be a little erratic, but overall we found the staff extremely helpful and friendly. We also had a packed lunch when going out for the day which was lovely, and bigger than we thought it would be!!!
Very much enjoyed the meal we had at the beach bar/restaurant as well.....this wasn’t included within the AI package, but AI customers did get a discount. Well worth a visit even just once on the trip. Food was beautifully done and was a little more intimate than the main restaurant.
Mauritius as a destination was just right for us, very relaxing and great climate, and also things to do if you wanted to - would recommend the country, and this hotel!

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VLH-Maurice, Manager at Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Member of Trip Advisor,

Thank you again for choosing Veranda Paul et Virginie. The team and I are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you immensely for sharing your impressions with the Trip Advisor community. We look forward to welcome you again.

Sunny greetings

Kaviraj Bhunjun
Hotel Manager
Veranda Paul et Virginie
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had a fantastic time on our honeymoon at this lovely hotel. The food was amazing en the staff is friendlyand efficient and pays attention to detail. I do not understand what people are complaining about - it provided pure relaxation from start to finish and we were spoilt the whole week through! They deffinitely exceeded their three star rating!!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VLH-Maurice, Manager at Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Member of Trip Advisor,

Thank you again for choosing Veranda Paul et Virginie. The team and I are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you immensely for sharing your impressions with the Trip Advisor community. We have passed your compliments to the team and they were happy to hear that they contributed in making your stay enjoyable.

We look forward to welcome you again.

Kaviraj Bhunjun
Hotel Manager
Veranda Paul et Virginie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

After a long drive it was lovely to be greeted with fresh flannels and a welcome drink on our arrival. The hotel is set in beautiful grounds with wonderful views. Usher showed us round and explained the services on offer. We were surprised with a bottle of wine and an anniversary cake which was a lovely touch. We really couldn't fault the service we received from all the staff from Marie nollee, billy,rishi,awmee,man and nitash and many more. They are there to help you make your holiday what you want it to be. Would recommend doing the boat trip to the island from the hotel,BBQ lunch on the beach and a spot of snorkeling on the way with one or two glasses of jungle juice and a slow sail back with songs from john baptist made for a rememberable day.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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VLH-Maurice, Manager at Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Member of Trip Advisor,

Thank you again for choosing Veranda Paul et Virginie. The team and I are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you immensely for sharing your impressions with the Trip Advisor community. We have passed your compliments to the team and to Marie Noelle, Billy, Rishi, Awmee, Man and Nitesh in particular they were happy to hear that they contributed in making your stay enjoyable.

We look forward to welcome you again.

Kaviraj Bhunjun
Hotel Manager
Veranda Paul et Virginie
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Ignore all negative reviews and read this one...
Okay it takes an hour or so to get from the airport to the hotel, use the time to look at the country and the people. Once at the hotel you will be given a tour by by one of the staff (would be better if the tour was done after you had time to freshen up having travelled for nearly 24hrs).
Rooms all have a sea view - best ones are from 2nd floor obviously - even the ground foor do to a lesser degree but they can just walk out onto the pool or to the beach. Rooms are spacious clean and regularly maintained.
Mini bar is checked every morning and refilled.
Most meals are buffet self serve and are Mauritian styled in particular evenings. My partner is not an "eat anything" like me however the choice was excellent and she had no issue finding her likes.
Service at table is excellent, drinks are replenished promptly.
We were all inclusive and the hotel operates this between certain hours however nothing to onerous to get used to - just ask any of the helpful staff to explain and they will.
The hotel is very peaceful and is aimed more at couple rather than young familys.
One criticism and not of the hotel but of the selfish people who have to 'reserve' their sunbeds before breakfast by putting their towels down. There are plenty of beds and plenty of signs asking you not to do this. So very tempting to deposit their towels in the pool.
Entertainment in the bar of an evening is light and fun if you want to join in or just sit and watch with a drink or two.
In summary this is one hotel of many visited over the years where I have no hesitation in saying I will visit again and it will be soon.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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VLH-Maurice, Manager at Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Member of Trip Advisor,

Thank you again for choosing Veranda Paul et Virginie. The team and I are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you immensely for sharing your impressions with the Trip Advisor community. We are very happy to read that you plan to visit us again and we look forward to welcome you in a near future.

Sunny Greetings.

Kaviraj Bhunjun
Hotel Manager
Veranda Paul et Virginie
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Just back from 8 days all inclusive in this lovely hotel .The food served at the buffet was great for us as we like spicy indian food but may concern guests who don't like so highly flavoured food. The beach is small but good but not great for swimming because of all the corral. but they have a Lovely swimming pool anyway,most of the staff are very friendly and helpfull. Only complaint was the terrible bar service, one night I waited 45 min before they took my order even after going up to the bar, the bar staff are useless and don't have a clue and are more interested in putting through till receipts than serving guests. They dont look at who comes into the bar and serve guests who have just came into the bar while ignoring others who have been waiting ages . The most drinks I ever got was 4 beers for my night and that was even after tipping. Honestly the worst bar service I have ever seen after 40 years of travelling and working all over the world. Don't use the hotel taxis as they are much cheaper if you flag down the ones in the street and bargain with them I was 400 ruppes cheeper going to grand bay than the hotel wanted. The buses are fun and cheap ,the 1 hour jurney to Saint Louis costs about 30 ruppes and they run about every ten mins.

Room Tip: We upgraded to a privalidge room which was verry roomy and worth the small exstra we had to pay
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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VLH-Maurice, Manager at Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Member of Trip Advisor,

Thank you again for choosing Veranda Paul et Virginie. The team and myself are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us, despite the few inconveniences that you mentioned and we thank you for sharing your impressions with the Trip Advisor community. We will work on the few issues that you mentioned as we strive for ultimate guest satisfaction. We would forward to your next visit.
Sunny Greetings

Kaviraj Bhunjun
Hotel Manager
Veranda Paul et Virginie
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

We just had two weeks at this hotel. It was lovely the staff are helpful, the hotel is clean. We had a privilege room it had tea coffee, tv with one English news channel n a deep bath and a shower. It's a small hotel for couples. The bar closes at 11pm which is early but we weren't there to party. The entertainment was ok and the food need a bit more variety. Having said that the staff were wonderful and accommodated different meals for us. We also took out a pack lunch on some day trips which was free. Handy tips: some excursions were cheaper with other tour operators. So ask around. We used buses it was very cheap and we always felt safe. You also get to see the local culture and countryside. Be careful of good quality fake clothes they are expensive too. We would definately go back again the island and it's people are so welcoming. There's so many things left to do. Enjoy x

  • Stayed September 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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VLH-Maurice, Manager at Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Member of Trip Advisor,

Thank you again for choosing Veranda Paul et Virginie, especially on your honeymoon. The team and I are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you immensely for sharing your impressions with the Trip Advisor community. We have passed your compliments to the team and they were happy to hear that they contributed in making your stay enjoyable. We are moreover happy to read that you plan on coming again and we look forward to welcome you in a near future.

Sunny Greetings

Kaviraj Bhunjun
Hotel Manager
Veranda Paul et Virginie
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Address: Royal Rd, Coastal Road, Grand Gaube, Mauritius
Location: Mauritius > Riviere du Rempart District > Grand Gaube
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Grand Gaube
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 81
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