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9 Rue des Salines, La Saline les Bains 97 434 Reunion Island
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#4 of 5 hotels in La Saline les Bains
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3.9
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3.8
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4.1
Value
3.5

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting La Saline les Bains, Hotel Swalibo is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its quaint environment and proximity to great restaurants, Hotel Swalibo makes it easy to enjoy the best of La Saline les Bains.

Hotel Swalibo is a quaint hotel offering a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features a concierge. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting La Saline les Bains. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular La Saline les Bains Italian restaurants such as Le Napoli, which is a short distance from Hotel Swalibo.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Hotel Swalibo is sure to make your visit to La Saline les Bains one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
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Meeting rooms
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Grade: 57 out of 100
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MiaGlobetrotter wrote a review Apr 2018
Paris, France1055 contributions327 helpful votes
Stayed for 8 nights in March 2018 and had an upstairs room on the garden side. Very quiet. Nice-sized room, the air conditioning worked great and it was very clean. There was only one day that the towels were not changed but that was not a problem for us. Appreciated the terrace with small table and two chairs. The staff was friendly and helpful and I loved the Siamese type cat, Simba, who could always be found hanging around. There was free parking for the days we had a rental car, and we always found a spot out front. There is also a bus stop down the street and just around the corner, and it was very easy to get to St. Paul and St. Leu, for example. Buses are cheap and very clean and comfortable. Although there is not too much to do in Saline Les Bains, the hotel is located within walking distance to a few restaurants, a grocery store, pharmacy, bakery, etc. It was fast and easy to get to the beach where you can walk and swim for hours. The hotel loaned us makes and tubas to snorkel. It is like an aquarium with so many varieties of colourful fish! The evening ambiance is lovely being able to eat poolside by candlelight. The food is good and service rapid, sometimes even too rapid if you are not in a hurry. The swimming pool is small but nice, although don't count on tanning too much as there is a lot of shade from the palm trees. Best to go to the beach for that. What we especially appreciated was the fact that the hotel provides breakfast at any time you ask, even at 3 a.m. - just tell them the night before. Great when you have early morning activities (ULM/helicopter tour, a trek to the volcano or early return to the airport!) Globally we really enjoyed our stay here. We just noticed that the pool area needs some renovations. The pool edges need to be cleaned (currently green) and the wood furniture really needs to be re-varnished. Hopefully this is only because it was the end of a particularly rainy and humid season and that they are waiting for better weather to make these improvements!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Mette P wrote a review Feb 2018
Denmark21 contributions5 helpful votes
I stayed at Le Swalibo for two nights, and had a nice stay. I ate dinner there both nights, and it was very tasteful and delicious. I thought it was so cozy with the house cat wandering around, and taking a little nap on one of the chairs now and then. Swalibo offered me to book transportation from the airport to the hotel for 50 euros, which I later found out is quite a good price, unless of course you take a public bus. The beach is just a few minutes walk from the hotel. Not the best beach, as there are a lot of big pieces of coral, which makes it a little uncomfortable to lay on on your towel, or walk on barefoot. But of course it depends on what you are used to. All staff I met was very friendly and helpful, and most of them spoke English, which I later would find out, is not so common on the island regardless of age.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Alice123qrs wrote a review Jan 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom10 contributions8 helpful votes
We travelled with Onyx to La Reunion and I thoroughly recommend this travel company for attention to detail. We stayed in the friendly Hotel Swalibo where the staff could not do enough for you. We had rooms overlooking the pool-which were clean and functional. The nearby beach was perfect. We ate in the hotel on quite a few evenings and the food was delicious. The New Years Eve party was a real high light-great good dancing fireworks champagne-great atmosphere-we loved it. A holiday we will never forget.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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rhei2017 wrote a review Oct 2017
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Very Beautiful Lagoon style pool, room are good but small. Services are Good. One Jacuzzi complementary or on the house. Walkable distance of Beach and shopping mall. Reunion Island is part of France and EU member.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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RebeccaFerrant wrote a review Oct 2017
France44 contributions9 helpful votes
Loved this well run hotel near the beach. Good, professional service. Wi FI in the rooms, high speed, free of charge. A convenient parking right in front of the property. Cleanliness 100%. The reception is 24 hours, very friendly and professional. Great breakfast in the morning with an amazing choice of baked cakes and croissants and fresh fruit and yoghurt. Fresh juices and breads. Loved this place.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Take a room with a pool view
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yvonneba2015 wrote a review Jul 2017
London, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
I was looking for a place I would find comfortable as a solo traveler to spend some time by the beach! The hotel is very retro in style i.e. older rooms but very charming and I was lucky enough to get a single room on one of the balconies. The service is fantastic and it is relaxed to chill in the downstairs area alone on a sofa. The bar is open 24 hrs! There is even have a jacuzzi you can book for a 30 mins private session. The small but lovely pool is surrounded by lovely green foliage and it is a chill oasis before hitting the beach! A real gem!
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs room with a balcony overlooking the pool or garden for maximum privacy!
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Snorris27 wrote a review Jan 2017
Kolding, Denmark50 contributions4 helpful votes
Arrived on the 31st for a three night stay. Because of New Years, we had to book with New Years dinner included - which proved to be awesome. Best food we had during a weeks stay on Réunion. The same goes for the lunch and others dinners. Staff is super nice and helpful, and most speak both french and english.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from hôtel s, Executive assistant at Hotel Swalibo
Responded Feb 26, 2017
Dear, Thank you so much for your comments. Hope to see you soon! Best sunny regards.
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ro1v wrote a review Jan 2017
Bangalore, India59 contributions6 helpful votes
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We stayed in Hotel Swalibo for one night and we were so glad we chose this hotel. It is pretty, cute, with lots of character and staffed with extremely friendly and cheerful folks who are happy to help make our stay comfortable. From the reception to the f&b service, we were really touched by how the staff helped make it a great stay. One example: we were out late in the night completely forgetting that Reunion restaurants close early. So, nothing was open on our way back to the hotel. The restaurant @ hotel was also shut. :-/. But, when he saw our hungry faces, the person who was manning the desk/bar that night went in to the kitchen and got us some yummy bread and cheese and some amazing hot chocolate. It was an easy and simple thing to do, but something that many an establishment misses out on. The rooms are comfortable and are located around a beautiful pool. The property, though not big, has enough trees and flowers to make it very tropical and beautiful. It is a short 3-4 minutes walk to the beautiful clear Plage de la Saline. Also comes with free access to the facilities of Planch'Alizé(which saves some euros). Another plus point - Simba, their majestic hotel cat. :) Will strongly recommend the hotel. I will certainly be back. :)
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Arjen_Arjen wrote a review Oct 2014
Utrecht, The Netherlands893 contributions285 helpful votes
The hotel is not cheap, but it does bring quite some value for the money. It's clean, staff is friendly, rooms are large, there's free wifi, there's as (small) pool, it's in a quiet location, it's close (<400m) from the beautiful beach and it has a deal with Planch'Alizé - a place at the beach where you can get beds, snorkling gear, etc. free of charge. The bus stop for the "car jaune" is close by, so it's easy to visit the aquarium in Saint Gilles or the market in Saint Paul. If I ever come back to Réunion, it's likely I'll be staying here again. Booking via their website was at a 20euro/night discount to booking-sites.
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Date of stay: October 2014Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Bello974 wrote a review Oct 2013
Geneva, Switzerland2 contributions3 helpful votes
We landed here for our first week of honeymoon and we really like this little gem lost in vegetation. It's full of character! Although the hotel is quite small, we felt at peace, surrounded by luxurious vegetation and little geckos. We had a room on a first floor, with a little private terrace, which allowed us to have cocktails or breakfast in peace. The hotel is located on a very quiet street, just 200 meters away from fantastic beaches west facing for those amazing sunsets. The parking area is quite small but you can easily find places round the corner so it is not an issue. Something to consider if you rented a car and would be charged for cleaning, the place is so packed with birdlife your car will get covered in bird poop... The rooms are clear, tidy and well decorated but the bathrooms need modernizing. However our room was not very well soundproofed (get ready to be woken up early by all these crazy birds!!) The swimming pool is really small but perfect for a last swim at any time of the day or night. the staff are really friendly and smiley and the service is really good. The food is good but that is to say it's on a par with the other restaurants in the area and we recommend getting out and trying a bit of everything. Positives and negatives considered we wouldn't think about going elsewhere the next time we go to Reunion!
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Date of stay: October 2013
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Room Tip: the best rooms for intimacy are the ones located on the little garden courtyard.
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PRICE RANGE
$99 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Reunion IslandArrondissement of Saint-PaulLa Saline les Bains
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Swalibo
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Swalibo?
Nearby attractions include Plage de La Saline les Bains (0.2 miles), Plage de Trou d'Eau (0.7 miles), and Le Bar - LUX* Saint Gilles (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Swalibo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Swalibo?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Swalibo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Swalibo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Swalibo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Run, Orangine, and Le Copacabana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Swalibo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Swalibo have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Swalibo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Swalibo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of La Saline les Bains.
Does Hotel Swalibo offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Swalibo?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Maison Bédier (8.4 miles).