We have just returned from a weeks holiday here and a great time.
I was very impressed with the hotel and the service they offered.
We had a standard room which I have to say was of a very high standard. It was large, spacious and airy with a wonderful concealed balcony overlooking the pool. The bathroom was also nice with a very powerful shower.
We stayed on an all inclusive basis and the food on offer in the hotel was of an average standard. Breakfast was probably my favourite meal with a large variety of food on offer, including cooked foodstuffs, cereals, continental meats and cheeses and a wide variety of fruits. On a couple of days at lunchtime we picked from a decent set menu, with generous portions on offer, on the other days it was a buffet. The dinner was always a buffet, which was mainly chinese or indian fare, which was fairly unspectacular.
The hotel has 3 pools, 1 restaurant and 2 bars, and I believe a nightclub, which is not my idea of fun so I cannot offer any information on it.
The hotel is superbly maintained and very attractive looking, and whilst I'm not the sort to stay within the hotel complex if you so desired I'm sure you would find it had everything you needed.
The entertainment offered at the hotel was mainly 2 people singing and playing instruments which was of a fairly good standard. However on one night there was some absolutley dreadful karaoke, which is as far removed as you can possibly get from something I enjoy, and I cannot think of any circumstances where this dreadful pastime is warranted. On the 14th Feb they tried to arrange some sort of play based on Romeo and Juliet which required the hotel guests participation, but no one was willing and the evening decended into misery when a highly inebriated woman took over procedings and was attempting to sing while a hotel staff member tried to cajole guests onto a makeshift dancefloor near the pool, where he was displaying some very curious snakelike moves.
I make a mention of this as our room was very near to the main bar where the entertainment took place, and I am a fairly unsociable individual who wouldn't partake in this sort of thing, but we could hear everything from our room even when the door was closed. However it only went on until 11 o clock and it is a holiday so it wasn't a major bother.
I feel the service on offer sets this hotel apart, and the staff were great, always very friendly and approachable. They really did make all the difference.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is thinking of staying and unsure of whether to book,and I would definatley stay again
The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the fantastic Trou aux Biches beach, which is easily the nicest beach I have ever been to!!!! Also there are supermarkets very close by and I believe restautrants, though I cant comment on these as I didnt sample them.
Overall a really lovely hotel with good facilities and great staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Le Palmiste is situated in the most charming facets of Mauritius, the North West, more precisely in the coastal village of Trou aux Biches. Le Palmiste Resort & Spa reveals itself in a very warm atmosphere surrounded by an exotic garden situated at not more than two minutes from the public beach of Trou aux Biches.Distances: 60 Km from the airportHotel Facilities: • 81 rooms • Restaurant • Wifi facilities• Bar & Pool Bar ( Le Ralph`s Bar )• 3 Swimming pools• Meeting room • 1 Kids Pool • Spa, Esthetique, Hammam, Jacuzzi & Sauna• Hairdressing • Tour desk & transport • Reading lounge • Night club Accommodations 81 rooms in 3 categories of rooms:41 Standard roomsGarden and pool view with one double or twin bed and possibility of adding one extra bed.28 Superior roomsGarden and pool view with one double or twin bed and possibility of adding one extra bed.12 Family rooms Garden and pool view with one double bed and one adjoining two twin beds for 2 kidsAll rooms are equipped with:Telephone with direct international accessIndividual digital safe LCD TV with local and satellite channelsBathrooms with showers Mini bar (upon request)Tea/Coffee,Hair Dryer,Electricity 220-240VElectric shaver pointRestaurants Le Cateau Vert - offering buffet breakfast, lunch a la carte and dinner theme buffets and menus. SPA Le Lotus center is the wellness lounge for relaxation and enjoying the peacefulness .The wellness lounge provide facilities of Sauna, Jacuzzi, and Steam bath and massage treatments .Using only the finest natural ingredients, our attentive and unassuming therapists will help rejuvenate your body and revitalize your mind to fully appreciate your surroundings vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Le Palmiste
- Le Palmiste Mahebourg
- Le Palmiste Resort & Spa Mauritius/Trou Aux Biches