Like the report below,we too are dubious about writting a 'positive review' (only because we would like to keep it to ourselves) but we feel this hotel deserves the credit!!!
My husband & I were here on 5 July - 20 July for our Holiday/Wedding & Honeymoon.
Well where do we begin.
First of all let us get 'the negatives' our of the way, then you can read on and look forward to booking this wonderful gem of a hotel.
Yes previous reports have mentioned the Sunbeds..they do not adjust like most do in other hotels but there again they are not uncomfortable and as for reading whilst you are on them, its fine we sat on them everyday on the beach and found them fine,we did put an extra cushion on to lie on somedays and yes it is windy there but you are very grateful of this with the heat that is there and there is windbreaks to stop the majority of the wind whilst you are sunbathing, but the only thing with the wind is you dont feel yourself burning so you have to make sure you put plenty of lotion on even when its cloudy becasue the severity of the rays are quite deceiving. Other than that we have Nothing negative to say.
This hotel is 3* but for service and food it should be more 4/5*. I would say the only reason it is not a 5* is because it does not have plush rooms with plamsa TV's,comlimentary toiltries and upto date sunbeds or a grand enterance other than that it would be 5*.
Our first impression when the taxi drove up was OMG its like a travelodge, directly off the road, no grand driveway, we both thought OMG this is where we are to have our wedding and it didnt look that great. But as soon as we got into the reception area and were greeted by the nicest friendliest staff with a wonderfull cold cocktail and told that although it was only 11.30am, our rooms were ready for us,the room guy instantly took took our bags up for us, we were told we have 'the best sea view rooms',lunch is served in an hour and anything else that we wanted we were simply just to ask as nothing was a problem or too much trouble. We thought wow what a lovley welcome. Then we got to our room and it was amazing we did have the best sea view ever, the room was lovley, it had everything you could need, large bed,large bathroom, it was basic but very very clean and modern. Lots of storage space, nothing to complain about whatsoever.
We have stayed in some very plush hotels in many different countries and we were expecting this hotel to more basic than we had imagined due to other reports on here,but we were pleasantly suprised with how nice our room was and the view was just the best. If you came here and moaned about the room you would have to be quite sad, because the view from the room was simply quite stunning and thats what we were there for the beauty of this island...and certainly not to look at our room.
The food as mentioned before is unbeleivable. 4 nights a la carte and 3 buffet. we travelled with my husbands parents as they came for our wedding. I have to say my new mother-in-law is just the fussiest eater ever. But I can tell you there was somthing for her everyday. She never went hungry once. She doesnt eat curry,fish,spicey food or fancy food. she likes her plain old fashioned british food. well they looked after her beyond belief. Whenever there was curry /indian or Maurition nights she would have the best steak 'n' chips you have ever seen or tasted. And lunch times she would have a cheese/onion & ham toastie that she said were totally delicious. Dan, the food & beverage manger would always come to her and ask her if there was anything she would like making for her evening meal. Not every night would she have somthing special made for her as she did eat from the buffet almost everytime that it was 'normal' food. She even had a jacket potato one night with melted cheese which is her favorate. So if you go here thinking every night its curry curry curry you would be very wrong. i love curry any kind of curry spicey and hot ones but I was here for 4 days before I got to taste one of their curries which I have to say was amazing. The food all round is simply amazing from breakfast - lunch - snacks - evening meals. Some of the best food I have ever had on an all inclusive and no two nights whilst we were here for two weeks did we have the same food. I know thats rare because most all inclusives we have been too are very repetative and samey and get very boring. This was not the case here. If you have any problems whith the evening menu you simply speak to waiters in the morning after the eveing menu went on display and ask them for somthing else. They never minded and they were always very obliging.
To our wedding ...WOW we had the most magical day we could have ever wished for. On arrival I was given another room to keep my wedding attire in so that my future husband would not see any of it and I was told that I could also use that room to get ready in on the morning of our wedding. I thought this was a great gesture. The wedding co-ordinatior arranged EVERYTHING for us. M y flowers we simply stunning. Dan was amazing on the day instructing us on our every move. Zi who served us our champagne was an excellent waiter. The day was just perfect. After we had had all our photographs taken the resteraunt puton a finger buffet for us which was gorgeous, we sat there whilst we drunk Champagne and opened our cards. The photographer and DVD men were also brilliant and we have some amazing photographs from them.Some of the guests were watching our wedding and that was lovley, that they were there to share our special day with us even though we never knew them very well, we shall always remember them for being there on that special day. (I have put a photogra[h on here on our gang) Jude the singer sang for us during and after the ceremony and it was magical. He is brilliant.
Like others have said in reports DO the lions. Its the best trip you will ever do in your life. It's quite sureal that you are actually 'WALKING' with Lions and get to stroke them and walk by their side. Dont have any doubts whatsoever book this trip if its the only trip you do, and book with reception its much cheaper then with any of the reps and the reception staff arrange everything for you. Your taxi, your wake-up call your breakfast in your room- everything.
We even went to Port Louis to the racing, it was a brilliant day. Not quite the same as in the UK , the betting is diffrent, its on every Saturday and its a great day. It coist us pence to get in and you have a balconey. This was arranged through the reception staff they are ever so helpfull they will advise you on anything and arrange everything for you.
All in all we could not have booked a better hotel to have our holiday/wedding and honeymoon in. This hotel is truly a little gem.
Because its small too, all the staff get to know you and by the first few days they know you by name which for us was very nice and personal. My mother and Father in law also said that there was nothing you could fault the hotel on, food,cleanliness,friendly staff and very professional.
We could not have been treated any better no matter what number of stars are against any other hotel, we could not have choosen a more magical place to have our wedding.
For future reference we have decided that nothing can ever match up to the experience we had from all the wonderfull staff and the paradise island of Mauritius.
To all of you who are reading this that were there on 12 July and saw our weddng and to all the staff at the Silver Beach , thank you for a wonderful unforgtable time - Paul & Samantha Hacquoil
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- Also Known As:
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- Silver Beach Mauritius
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