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94, Chemin Helvetia Cambourg, Sainte-Anne 97470 Reunion Island
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Sainte-Anne
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Sainte Anne village, in the middle of a closed former hunting domain. A nature paradise offering a stunning view to the Indian Ocean.The construction material of the Lodge has been adjusted to nature. Wood, stone...the rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated for a cozy stay - all rooms have a covered terrace or balcony and a view of 180°. There are three type of rooms available : 2 Suites, 24 Superior and 6 Privilege roomsAt the guest’s disposition is a library, a Bar and Lounge with terrace and central fireplace, a restaurant, reception and conference room as well as a Spa with hammam. For the activities, there is a swimming pool, billiard, badminton...
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Billiards
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Internet
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Board games / puzzles
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Carnathan wrote a review Feb 2021
London, United Kingdom36 contributions50 helpful votes
I didn't choose this hotel but a friend who lives in the north of Reunion chose it, it was magical, very nice park with the possibility to feed deer, very nice room with a beautiful view, intense vegetation, very friendly and professional staff, it was a dream stay.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Jeni C wrote a review Nov 2019
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We stayed here as part of a 3 hotel, week-long tour of Reunion, walking the Cirques & seeing the sights. After the 5* service and quality of Mauritius the previous week (and again now we’re back there at another 5* hotel) then the Diana Dea was put into sharp perspective. It’s average at best. Plenty of things which could be done far better, including cleaning up the bird sh1t in the breakfast room (my wife managed to get it on her hand from the breakfast bread buffet!!! Ugh) to keeping rodents out of the bar, pretty little things though they are. Food is ENORMOUSLY overpriced and pretty average quality - we regarded €35 per main and €25 per starter excessive for the fare. But they know they have you captive up a single track lane, very dark and difficult to negotiate st night especially when one meets another vehicle. So the overriding feeling in one of attempted exploitation of their guests. We can’t comment in dessert - waited 20 minutes after asking for the menu, only to be completely ignored. So we gave up. Rooms ok, though you can’t stand under a shower - hand held in the bath only. Towels are threadbare & small. Spa is tiny and treatments, like the food, overpriced. Hotels on Reunion are significantly lower in quality than those on Mauritius; difficult to fathom exactly why other than perhaps a French colonial arrogance. The Diana Dea disappointed on many levels.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Bertrand V, Directeur général at Diana Dea Lodge
Responded Nov 23, 2019
Dear Jeni C, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your impressions regarding your stay. We are truly sorry that it did not meet your expectations. I am not sure of the necessity of posting a negative comment twice that says precisely the same thing (as your partner just posted it the previous day - LawrenceLogic), but if this brings you some sort of comfort and helps you to feel better, then all is well. I was really sorry to read that there were birds around at breakfast, or that you even saw a mouse running int he facilities of the hotel. Please bear in mind that you are in the very core of nature here on a 150 acres park with deers and stages running free, and that while we understand this is not entirely the argument you would like to hear, we cannot kill any leaving creature that comes close to you, as we have a profound respect for this environment. Again, I am sorry you felt secluded. We have here a large scale of rates for our food and beverages, starting to 48 euros for a 3 courses menu etc. Had you chosen to express your disappointments to us directly, I would have made all necessary efforts to find the appropriate solutions in order for you to be able to focus on the beauty of our site and of the nature surrounding you, as well as enjoying our facilities. On your next experiences, I recommend you try to speak out and meet the people, I can assure you this solves many problems and helps not to focus on negativity. Perhaps we are not the "arrogant colonial frenchs" (quoting you) you would think we are, but if you don't try, you don't know.... Although your comment is on many levels beyond the boundaries of good manner, we decided to leave it here on the public page. We are confident that the readers will be able to make the difference. We are very thankful for your comment that, no doubt, will help us improve the quality of our service. Warm Regards,
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LawrenceLogic wrote a review Nov 2019
Tadley, United Kingdom69 contributions18 helpful votes
A curious place. Set well out of the way up winding, single track lanes of the Chemin Helvetia, with few passing places, it’s a hairy drive in and out, and a feeling of being somewhat trapped in the middle of nowhere as a result. In truth, if you’re staying on Reunion for a holiday and to see the sights then there’s no need nor reason to stay here - it could be in the Cotswolds or the English Lakes. It’s described as a spa hotel - the spa facilities are limited and hugely overpriced. €90 for a 50 minute massage is enormous compared with normal spa hotel pricing. The facility itself is very very small - even the few staff are tripping over themselves in there. The pool is pleasant enough (though it could be bigger were it not for the fact that half of it seems to have been given over to koi carp and a couple of terrapins) - beware the slipperiness underfoot on the decking when it’s wet; it needs a good jet wash. Very nice rooms though openplan to include the bathroom, and irritatingly there’s only a hand-held shower, and nowhere to suspend it on the wall. As a result then the only ways of showering are either sitting in the bathtub or asking a friendly partner/spouse to hold it over you whilst kneeling in there, and even then the bath area does get rather wet. Our room had cockroaches in the bedside unit drawers, which wasn’t particularly pleasant. And there was a dripping down pipe outside the room which managed to keep us awake all night on our first night - on the second then a strategically dumped pool towel in the area where it leaked to dampened the noise sufficiently to allow slumber. Then we come to the food and restaurant. The dinner menu is extremely limited, and apparently doesn’t change very much from month to month. So you’ll struggle for variety for anything more than a couple of days stay. Remember, they have you captive up this hill and winding lane, and they know it. The prices are huge - around €25 for a starter, €35 for a main course and €15 for dessert - which would be just about acceptable if the food was truly superb, but here it’s average at best. Don’t be tempted to have the chicken ‘carry’ under any circumstances - it was difficult to ascertain which regions of the scrawny animal had been chosen for mine, amongst the skin, bone, fat & gristle. The French in the 1970s had the best chefs in the world - since then hey have descended into the crevasse of mediocrity at an alarming rate. Service was pretty poor - our plates were cleared away and we were asked if we would like dessert.......only to subsequently be ignored for the next 20 minutes, before we decided to decamp to the bar with the remnants of our Pouilly Fume (€36). Breakfast was average - the usual European fare of cheese and cold meats and fruit, though less variety than in other hotels on our trip to Reunion and Mauritius. The waitress was more interested in having our room number (asked 3x for it this morning) than serving.....and it’s difficult to know why given no-one, surely, would drive all the way up to the Diana Dea simply to scrounge a free breakfast. All in all then the experience of the Diana Dea for us was pretty average to poor, and we wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re looking for expensive isolation in a hillside hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Bertrand V, Directeur général at Diana Dea Lodge
Responded Nov 19, 2019
Dear Paul, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions on your stay amongst us. Of course, it is never easy for us to read such comments. Particularly when a whole team is dedicated to make of our guests's stay a positively unforgettable one. While I agree on some of your comments (water dripping etc) , for which we are immediately going to find solutions, I daresay I cannot quite agree on some others. You make it sound as if we were a dreadful shack at the end of the world, while we are a typical lodge surrounded with deers and stags in the middle of the nature. I am sorry you felt "secluded". Most people find it peaceful and resourcing. However, having read most of your other comments on Reunion or elsewhere in the world, we can conclude that we are not an exception in your almighty judgment. Words are easy to hurt, and even if yours are chosen in that particular sense, we must strive to focus on what is real and important. I cannot help but feel a little sad for people who strive to hurt a reputation with ill chosen arguments. The prices are those of a 4 star hotel, and you forget to mention many lower rates (such as a 3 course Dinner at 48 euros, or wine glasses starting at 7 euros, or the fact that the breakfast offers complimentary champagne and many local dishes...) You probably will read this response and reject it with a wave of the hand, I leave this to you. We have of course a lot of improving to do (yet who does not?), but the record shows that the overall guests satisfaction is very positive and our reviews do prove it quite unequivocally. I invite you to read some of them, perhaps you will find the positiveness you experienced and that you forgot to mention in your subjective comment. Best Regards,
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Ignacenendazski wrote a review Oct 2019
Antwerp, Belgium13 contributions3 helpful votes
It is a bit of a road to get there but once you pass the gate you inter in a private reserve. Wonderfull. Large room with big bath tube in the room with a view outside. If you like to have peaceful stay, it is just the perfect outpost. The food is excellent too.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Martti974 wrote a review Oct 2019
Reunion Island67 contributions17 helpful votes
Having lived in Réunion for fifteen years I have witnessed a lot of 'je m'enfichisme' and poor performances in the service industry. I could not believe my eyes entering to Diana Dea Lodge. Already the road up there is a mystical experience. We met deers. They work for the hotel. Arriving to the hotel, the 'accueil' was prompt, no problem, efficient. The rooms actually had a view on the ever-changing scenery of the Indian Ocean. Now many rainbows did we see! The rooms were clean, recently furnished, fresh. The pool was heated. Nicely situated, again with a view to the Ocean. Breakfast was generous and of good quality. We had dinner, it was very good (from the preset menu). The waiter was knowledgeable and very considerate with the 'dynamic' kids. We ate well. There were quite a few channels on the TV but since I only used it to get some sleep, it did not matter for me. The open Wi-Fi was too slow to be practical but that's why people have 4Gs. I have to mention again the quality of the service. The staff was really trying to make a point of their availability and professionalism. If ever I'd try to impress a lady, I'd take her to Diana Dea lodge. It actually is that good.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$267 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Reunion IslandArrondissement of Saint-BenoitSainte-Anne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Diana Dea Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Diana Dea Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Église Sainte-Anne (3.9 miles), Pont Suspendu de la Rivière de l'Est (3.0 miles), and Ferme Pédagogique de Sainte Anne (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Diana Dea Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Diana Dea Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Diana Dea Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Diana Dea Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Diana Dea Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Les 5 Orangers, Le Relais des Plaines, and Il Etait Une Fois Dans L’est.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Diana Dea Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Diana Dea Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Diana Dea Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Diana Dea Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Does Diana Dea Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.