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Friday Attitude
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   La Pelouse, La Pelouse, Trou d'eau Douce, Mauritius (Formerly Hotel Bougainville)   |  
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Gwalior, India
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Among so many couple coming for honeymoon from India we were the only one staying in bougainville and i must say it was like a luck strike because it was definitely the best thing happened to us in Mauritius. Everything from staff to service to amenities to beach to food was flawless. If i would ever return back to mauritius , this hotel will be the reason.

Prateek Mishra

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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H0tels_Management, Clifford Kwok at Friday Attitude, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Mr Mishra,

First of all, we would like to congratulate you for your wedding and we thank you for choosing Bougainville Hotel for your honeymoon in Mauritius.

Your kind review is a reward for all the team.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at Bougainville very soon.

Warm regards

Clifford Kwok
General Manager
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We had such a relaxing time with our 19 month old daughter. The staff was very friendly and helpful all the time. The hotel is very well maintained and rooms always clean and the cleaning staff was brilliant. A fridge in the room would have been very handy especially with a small child. The beach and pool is well maintained and we enjoyed spending time at both. The staff at the boathouse was helpful in booking trips and activities and even had beach toys for our child. There was nothing wrong with the quality of food served, it was a bit monotonous. For our 10 night stay the only fish served was poison fish, which was something daring to eat on the first night but not the 9 nights after that. Some lighter meals for lunch would have been great, with more fruit. We have to note that the last 4 days of our stay we noticed a huge change in the type of food served, so they are definitely listening to their guests. We had the most amazing battered eggplant with a sauce to die for - it was so delicious. The entertainment at the hotel 2 x week is great and we really enjoyed it. All and all we think this is a great hotel to relax!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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H0tels_Management, Clifford Kwok at Friday Attitude, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for your kind words on our Hotel and personnel: it’s a pleasure to read you enjoyed your family Holiday in Mauritius while staying with us.

Regarding the food, we have well taken note of your remarks. As mentioned, we have recruited a new Chef, who will make the most of your advice and suggestions.

It would be our pleasure to welcoming you again in our ‘home’,

Kind regards

Clifford Kwok
General Manager
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Potchefstroom, North-West, South Africa
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I really don't know what the fuss about the food is all about. For me and my wife the food was top class. Granted, there wasn't the greatest variety of food on a day to day basis, the quality of the food was very good nonetheless. The hotel is small and feels more like a 'home' than a commercial hotel. The staff service was amoungst the best I have ever come across (and I have travelled all over in the past, including Europe and the East). The beach was amazing, so much so that we started comparing in to the beaches at other hotels all over the ilsand but we still beleive our beach was and is the best. Don't beleive the woo haa of the critics out there, Bogainville Hotel is stunning and at the price packages they offer its the best value for money holiday I have EVER had!!! Another pleasant thing about the hotel is the quiet area it is situated in, away from the hustle and bustle on the west coast (Port Louis area). If you want a relaxing holiday with many exciting activity options, I suggest you give this hotel a try for sure. Happy holidays people!

Room Tip: Choose one of the rooms close to the restaurant, beach and pool!
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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H0tels_Management, Clifford Kwok at Friday Attitude, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Hugo,

On behalf of all the team members of Bougainville, I would like to warmly thank you for such a positive comment on our hotel and service.

Having guests enjoying their time in Mauritius is what drives us, so we are particularly touched by your review.

We hope to see you again at Bougainville Hotel,

Warm regards,

Clifford Kwok
General Manager
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Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The hotel is in a lovely position on the beach. Rooms and staff are good, but unfortunately the food was awful. We had the same food nearly every day twice a day. Everyone was complaining but until a couple of days before we left nothing was done. They have got 3 new chefs so maybe it will improve now. Hotel needs a refurbishment badly because all the furniture on the beach is very tired looking, and there are no chairs in the garden behind the beach or in the front garden. The room was clean but again new chairs and tables needed on the balcony.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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H0tels_Management, Clifford Kwok at Friday Attitude, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Dear Ann,

We thank you for your review and your kind words on our personnel.

Following the recent feedback on our food offering, we have, as mentioned in your post, hired a new Chef looking after the local and international dishes of La Licorne restaurant (guests comments are already very positive).

Your remarks regarding the beach and balcony furniture, commonly used by our guests and subject to hard outdoor conditions, have been transmitted to our maintenance department for corrective measures.

We sincerely hope to welcome you again at Bougainville hotel,

Kind regards,

Clifford Kwok
General Manager
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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a small hotel, and if you want to have some very relaxing time, surrounded with magnificent nature, that's the ideal place on Mauritius.
The reception with a fresh drink, cold towels, and a warm smile, leaves you instantly comfortable.
The rooms are simple and basic, but comfortable and clean. Seems that several guests shared with me the pleasure of just sit at the balcony on the afternoon, just hearing the birds, as that is basically all you hear here. And there is a bird very common there (Acridotheres tristis or Martin triste) that make several different sounds... it's very nice to hear them.
The day after I arrived, I was personally greeted by the nice Mr. Clifford, the general manager, that seems to have a real interest in making everything perfect. We talked briefly about the comments seen here about the food, and he said that they had a Consulting Chef working with them to improve the food, and to try to please everybody, something almost impossible!
My humble opinion about the food is that you have a fair selection, and a very good quality. This is a 50 room hotel, and not a 1500 room resort on the caribbean, so, you should reasonably not expect dozens of different food varieties. However, you'll find everyday some type of meat, some type of fish, and some pasta, or other type of food. I personally don't like fish very much, but I ate fish several times, because it's normally delicious ! Every day we had different food, and even being "picky", we always find something good.
Some comments also complain about the birds on the restaurant. Well, you normally have birds only during breakfast, but... it's nature ! What could they do ? Close all windows and small holes, and let you "fry" inside the restaurant ? We adopted a simple strategy... we served on turns, and one of us stayed always at the table. If you leave the table alone, the birds will come to eat the breadcrumbs, but, if someone stays on the table, no problem... simple !
By the way, breakfast is also simple, but good, with eggs made on demand, bread, cheese, ham, fruits, etc.
The fruits, present in some form on every meal, are delicious. The best fruits I ever had in a tropical destination.
The drinks and cocktails are "average". It would be better if they were made with crushed ice.

But, the really best of all, is the beach... simply fantastic. Yes, you have some coral fragments on the sand, so, if you have delicate feet, bring something to protect them. But, that's a consequence of the beauty of the underwater beauty.
Please, don't even think about going there without having a look underwater! I will attach some pictures to exemplify, but, nothing compares to seeing personally. And PLEASE, protect the environment, and take care of the corals, this very delicate wonderful of the nature.

Within a 20-30 min. walk you can reach the village, but, take care, because the roads are narrow, and you don't have a sidewalk. Probably not a good idea to go with children.
You can take a taxi on the hotel front, and the prices are reasonable, and the drivers very kind. You could have better prices if you arrange them on the village, or on the beaches around, but, I think it's a bigger risk.

So, I strongly recommend this hotel if you like to relax, have peace, and you are a reasonable person. I described it to my friends with just three letters: "Zen" !
Thanks Mr. Clifford for your kindness, always asking us if everything was ok when we met. Thanks Sammy, on the reception bar, for your contagious joy.
Thanks Cindy, on the beach bar, for all the drinks.
Thanks all the staff (I'm very bad with names), for making these vacations unforgettable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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H0tels_Management, Clifford Kwok at Friday Attitude, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for your long and very positive review on our hotel Bougainville.

Your review has been shared with the members of the personnel. Samy and Cindy would like to thank you personally for having mentionned their names positively in your review.

Your suggestion regarding the crushed ice in the cocktails will be discussed with the Food and Beverage department, thank you for your help to improve our cocktails.

I was a pleasure to meet you and I really hope to welcome you again at Bougainville hotel!

Clifford Kwok
General Manager
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The food at the hotel was very bad. It was tasteless and the options were very limited. The rooms are also below standard. The only good thing about the hotel was the beach. There is nothing else to eat at the hotel besides the poor buffet. There is not much that children can eat either. We had to move to another hotel because the food was really bad.

Room Tip: If you staying here choose a family room. It is much bigger and more spacious than the other rooms.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Attitude_Mauritius, Clifford Kwok at Friday Attitude, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your constructive review and regret that your stay in Bougainville did not meet your expectations.

Your comments have been shared with the Chefs of Le Fangourin restaurant.

Rest assured that we have at heart to provide a good value-for-money experience for our international clientele.

Kind regards,

Clifford Kwok
General Manager
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Trieste, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Friendly staff- great location(peaceful and ten kilometers of beach left to walk)-luckily room on the beach (fantastic view) very clean-all inclusive OK- food fairly good (we only wished more fruit for lunch and dinner).We'll come back!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Attitude_Mauritius, Clifford Kwok at Friday Attitude, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

All the team members of Bougainville join me in thanking you for your kind words on our Hotel and service.

We have taken good note of your suggestions regarding the food and have transmitted them to our Food & Beverages Department to be looked into promptly.

We always do our best to satisfy our guests’ requests.

We would be delighted to welcome you back in our ‘home’,

We wish you a Happy New Year 2013.

Clifford Kwok
General Manager
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Address: La Pelouse, La Pelouse, Trou d'eau Douce, Mauritius (Formerly Hotel Bougainville)
Location: Mauritius > Flacq District > Trou d'eau Douce
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Trou d'eau Douce
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Friday Attitude 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Totally renovated, Friday Attitude (ex Bougainville hotel) is a 3 star sup hotel, situated in Trou d'Eau Douce, along the east coast of Mauritius. Built along a very wide beach of fine white sand and a protected lagoon, the hotel is appreciated, among other things, for its genuineness, its cool atmosphere, its welcome and the availability of its Family Members. The 51 rooms, including newly designed family unit with a separate kids' room, are decorated in a contemporary and refined style. Guests are guaranteed total exotic new surroundings between the swaying branches of the filao trees, the elegant paradisiacal Ile aux Cerfs on the horizon and the lagoon with its hues of blues and greens. Friday Attitude is totally adapted for beach holiday as a couple, a family or with friends. Sea activities lovers are spoilt. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Bougainville
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Friday Attitude Mauritius/Trou D'eau Douce

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