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The Ravenala Attitude

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#4 of 8 hotels in Balaclava
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.5
Value
4.5
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The Ravenala Attitude is the first 4* all-suite hotel in Mauritius. It sits on the island’s north-west coast in the small village of Balaclava, tucked between the sea and river. The views are spectacular, surrounded by emerald-coloured gardens and a backdrop of soaring mountains. This hotel is big on nature, blurring indoor and outdoor spaces harmoniously with colonial architecture and exotic, tropical accents. Imagine sand floors and open-air dining among towering palms. There are 272 suites with options for couples, adults and families. In the adults-only wing, all suites overlook the Indian Ocean and have views of the sunset every evening.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Safe
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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The Ravenala Attitude hotel is often celebrated for its pristine beachfront location and the staff's exceptional service, which many guests find enhances their stay. While the hotel's cleanliness receives commendation, a few travelers suggest some areas could benefit from greater attention. The spacious rooms are a hit, though some mention they could use a refresh. The hotel's atmosphere is described as inviting, with its commitment to sustainability and entertainment options. Guests generally regard the value as impressive, despite occasional remarks on extra costs. Amenities, including the beach and diverse dining, are popular, with minor suggestions for improvements.
Location
Picturesque
Atmosphere
Welcoming
Rooms
Spacious
Value
Remarkable
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Abundant
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Ricky C wrote a review Yesterday
Yeovil, United Kingdom1 contribution
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Ravenala Altitude On reception the people were fantastic, treating two extremely tired travelers to a very welcome introduction to the hotel. We had to wait for our room to be ready, and this isnt the hotels’ fault, it was a matter of turning up early. The staff took our cases and made sure we could have a shower, and then gave us a quick tour round. We then were told we could eat and get drinks and that they would find us when our room was ready, which they did. It was no stress at all. Our room was fantastic, in a lovely spot and it had all the necessary things for our stay. Filling up the mini bar was easy enough from the shop, and we were very impressed with the sustainability aspect that was promoted. The main restaurant “Mosaik” has a great selection of food, especially when a hotel is catering to so many different nationalities, while trying to keep to their own culture at the same time, there was plenty to eat, and it all looked lovely. The cooks did an excellent job and the ladies who made the eggs were always a pleasure to see in the mornings, thank you very much for my omelets, it was a great way to start the day seeing your smiles! You don’t always get the recognition you deserve but thank you so much. Guests must remember, that the longer the service is, the more things are going to get moved around and look like they are running out, the closer you get to the end of the service period, things like cheese boards aren’t going to be filled to the brim. We can’t complain about the food there, at all. There was enough, and it was hot. The choice of different restaurants was a novel idea, even if getting use to using QR codes and your phones to a while for us oldies to get our heads around! We loved all the different foods. The Italian was lovely, the tiramisu and spaghetti carbonara was great, but my wife had the spinach and ricotta ravioli and that was fantastic! The Chinese was nice, and we went there twice, the service personnel were great, the same for the bistro, which also did an afternoon tea. The Mauritian restaurant was nice, as was the Japanese restaurant. The service in all these places was fantastic, and thank you to the cooks. Also, to the beach fast food people, the food out of the little caravans was great! One stand out restaurant was the O’beach! Where the food was excellent, we had a five course honeymoon evening meal on the beach, with candlelight! We also went there during the daytime, where you could get plates of light salads etc. Although, without the waiter, Giles, and his colleagues, the experience would be lost. Watching Giles work was a credit to the waiting industry, he had an effortless way of making guests feel like they were the center of attention and special. Thanks for the service, and for making our special meal unforgettable. The beach front was kept immaculate and there is plenty to do, glass bottom boat, kayaking, speed boat tours, catamaran tours, SUP, windsurfing. Remember to take goggles and a snorkel, there are some rocks just out from the adults only section, which has plenty of fish to look at. The evening entertainment is interesting, but to be honest, by the time we got to that part of the evening, we were all relaxed out, and needed our beds (and air conditioning), so we didn’t see or hear too much of the bar’s entertainment. We did, however, go and listen to the piano player before we went of a meal. He was very passionate about his music and a pleasure to listen to. There were some reviews commenting on the birds, hey you are in the tropics, and the hotel is very open, which allows free flow of air, which is needed as it is very hot and to be fair, if it was all air-conditioned, the hotel would lose what we went there for, the tropical feel. The birds live there, and if people didn’t leave their food unguarded, you wouldn’t have so much of an issue. Another thing is, if guests keep leaving lids off or not putting the lids back down on serving stations, you are only asking for problems. And there were plenty of people who didn’t have the energy to put things back the way they were. And there were people feeding the birds from their breakfast tables too. And there were some free range children going around leaving food service containers open and spilling food on the tops and floors. People need to remember, seagulls take your fish and chips, ice creams out of your hands, but the birds here didn’t, unless they purposely gave the birds food. And finally, the bars… The main and top bars were always a relaxing experience, and the choice of drinks was extensive, always a cocktail to try! The picky food that was brought round was a bonus. Thank you so much. Most of our holiday was spent near the waterfront, talk about waited on! Thank you so much to all the staff at the beach, you made our stay fantastic, too many people to mention. Although, because of interaction, with table waiting, the stand out people are Roan, he was up and down the beach with a smile on his face, thank you so much. To Rajini thank you very much for being you, smiley caring and so helpful thank you x, and lastly to raj, thank you for all your work and looking out for us, nothing seemed too much for you Madam was very happy for her fanta. We were very sad to leave, and you will all have a place in our hearts. We look forward to seeing you again, sometime in the future. Madam and big boss.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Meenakshi T wrote a review Mar 1
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Hello. I was there along with my sister on the 28th of February. We had a great time, we enjoyed the foods, staffs were very friendly and cooperative. The staffs at the spa were so welcoming!! Overall we had a fantastic experience. Highly recommended 👌 👍 👏
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Antony R wrote a review Feb 2024
Birmingham, United Kingdom6 contributions
Me,my wife,daughter,son in-law and 3 year old grandaghter flew to Mauritius in February to get away from the British winter. It involves long haul flights whichever way you go but was wort it. We went all inclusive which was worth it as there are a number of different types of resturant that you can use, the choice of resturants was good as the resort was a little isolated with nowhere to walk to near by. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The occasional tip was always gratefully received and deserved. There were plenty of sunbeds around the pool and on the beach , there were a few people who still put towels on beds but you didnt need to ( I dont know what its like at other times of the year). The resort got a little busier ay the weekend but not too much. The beach facilities were excellent i.e kayaks,paddle boards, glass bottom boat trips, snorkeling all included. There was entertainment every night but it was a bit repetative (local dancers, sometimes singers) and a bit disorganised. My only slight criticism would be the driks from the bar were not brand names but I manage to force them down. A little tip if you want winter sun is the carribean as its a shorter flight but it did work out dearer for us .
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Eileen T wrote a review Feb 2024
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The property is excellent in terms of pools and beach Staff are fab and give great service but they just can’t get the food offering up to scratch The restaurant location and decor is great but food is bland and not the standard we are used to in mauritias
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Eileen, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our property's excellent pools and beach, as well as the fabulous service provided by our Family members. Guest satisfaction is our top priority, and we're glad to know that our team made your stay enjoyable. We apologize, however, for falling short of your expectations regarding the food offerings. Your comments regarding the taste and standard of the food are duly noted, and we will address this matter with our culinary team to ensure that we improve the quality and flavor of our dishes. We appreciate your valuable input as it helps us identify areas for improvement. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future and provide you with an even better experience. Best regards, Alessandro Schenone General Manager
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Kevinnagen P wrote a review Feb 2024
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Well done the managment team and reception team for quickly changing our room ..the kids club team specially mrs kamini (if i properly recall her name ) provided a warm welcome to the kids ..abhinay from the restaurant provided good service and advise ..nice hotel
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Kevin, Thank you very much for choosing The Ravenala Attitude for your holidays. We are thrilled to hear that our Family members made your stay enjoyable, and we will pass on your special thanks to Mrs. Kamini and Abhinay. Providing quality customer service is always a top priority for us, and it's heartening to know that he went above and beyond to make your stay memorable. Once again, thank you for choosing our hotel and for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the near future and provide you with an even more exceptional experience. Warm regards, Alessandro Schenone General Manager
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Travel284168 wrote a review Feb 2024
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First time I didn’t have to improvise and use folded towels as pillows - their pillows were just flat and firm enough for support. A big shoutout and kudos to Mr. Mennon, F& B Manager, who was so empathetic with our not being able to experience the Riviera’s Seafood Grill ( coz the resto was fully booked) that he had that dish prepared for us for lunch the next day, with complimentary wine! What great customer service! Thank you. We hope to be back!. Bravo!!!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hello, Thank you very much for choosing The Ravenala Attitude for your holidays. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your overall stay with us and especially the culinary experience along with the service and hospitality of our Family Members, namely Mr. Menon whom you mentioned. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Alessandro Schenone General Manager
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PGD wrote a review Feb 2024
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First and foremost, please bear with me for such a long review. We were there with a big group of family on half board for a whole week-end. Our expectations were obviously high, specially after reading positive reviews. We would like to thank some staff members who went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Our hearty thanks goes to : - Himansha at the Guest Relations, she made our check-in smooth and took care of our little request to celebrate our teen's birthday - Kreshan from F&B who assisted us with the organization of the birthday celebration and Navin who made sure the setting was honored - Nivesh at the central bar, a very jovial guy - Fardeen and Nirmal in the main restaurant who made sure our big group of family dined together Thanks again guys, great kudos to you all. However, there are a few observations which I hope the hotel will address: - Cleanliness & pest control need to be on point for the rooms. - Some washrooms need a bit of renovation - Our room fridge was faulty but this wasn't detected prior our arrival. We had to call a few times before they change it the next day late afternoon. We are thankful for that as there was a follow up by the staff members.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Pritee, Thank you for reviewing your recent experience at the resort. We are really sorry to read your impressions as what you describe is not consistent with our usual high quality standards. We sincerely apologise for the inconveniences that you experienced. Your constructive comments have been used for improvement and training. Concerning the cockroach, I would like to share with you that there is an ongoing treatment being done regularly at the resort by one of the best companies of the country. Unfortunately, being on a tropical island with high humidity, these insects tend to be tenacious. I understand that their presence might not have been pleasant. We are nevertheless strengthening our fight against these pests. We are very concerned with regards to the comments on the staff attitude and all these points will be taken into consideration for a better improvement of our services. We are happy that you appreciated the service of some of our Family Members namely Himansha, Kreshan, Nivesh, Navin, Fardeen and Nirmal whom you mentioned. I would be grateful if you could contact us on adminsec@theravenala-hotel.com or agem@theravenala-hotel.com so that we have a better understanding of your experience and will be able to take appropriate actions. Looking forward to reading from you soon. Warm Regards, Alessandro Schenone General Manager
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MelBriggs74 wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
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Honestly can’t fault this resort. Travelled here from the UK for a Big Birthday, arrived early in the morning hot and exhausted but the team made sure our holiday started from the second we walked in. Incredible room, wonderful food, stunning location - especially the sunset view from the beach bar. Special mention goes to Vanshika and her amazing street food at Taba-J! Everything - a la carte restaurants, sun beds, free water sports - was available whenever we wanted it - no overcrowding here. I can’t recommend this resort highly enough.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mel, Thank you very much for choosing The Ravenala Attitude for your holidays and for sharing your experience. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your overall stay with us and especially the room, the culinary experience, the activities and special attention of our Family Members, namely Vanshika whom you mentioned. We thank you for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you all very soon for your next holidays. Warm regards, Alessandro Schenone General Manager
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Nawsheera E wrote a review Feb 2024
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Hello Ravenala Attitude ! We recently stayed there for our honeymoon and it was the best experience so far. Delicious food and great service ! Special thanks to Ismail Peerally who made our stay amazing at the resort. Such a helpful and polite boy. Thanks and looking forward to come again.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Dear Nawsheerae, Thank you for choosing The Ravenala Attitude for your honeymoon vacation. Once more, congratulations to both of you and we wish you lots of love and happiness! I am delighted that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and appreciated the culinary experience. Thank you for your warm review regarding the special attention of our Family Members namely Ismail Peerally whom you mentioned. Come back to visit us soon - why not to celebrate your first wedding anniversary with us! Warm regards, Alessandro Schenone General Manager
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Danyshree S wrote a review Feb 2024
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Very nice place. We spent a great time with our family, the children really enjoy the pool. Welcoming and helpful staff, everything was done to make our stay memorable and enjoyable. Special thanks to the Front Office team and The Ravenala Team in general.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear Danyshree, Thank you very much for choosing The Ravenala Attitude for your holidays. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your time with us and especially the service and hospitality of our Family Members. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Alessandro Schenone General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$184 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
la plantation hotel balaclava, la plantation resort and spa, la plantation balaclava, la plantation mauritius
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
La Plantation Hotel
LOCATION
MauritiusPamplemousses DistrictBalaclava
NUMBER OF ROOMS
272
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ravenala Attitude
Which popular attractions are close to The Ravenala Attitude?
Nearby attractions include L'Aventure Du Sucre (3.7 miles), Plage de Trou aux Biches (3.2 miles), and Balaclava Public Beach (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ravenala Attitude?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Ravenala Attitude?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ravenala Attitude?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ravenala Attitude?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ravenala Attitude?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Skipper @ Voile Bleue, Le Fangourin Restaurant, and Cabane Du Filao.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ravenala Attitude?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Ravenala Attitude have airport transportation?
Yes, The Ravenala Attitude offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ravenala Attitude?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Ravenala Attitude offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Ravenala Attitude?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.