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Ajmer, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

The moment we entered into this place, it was a jaw dropping experience for both me and wife. We have never imagined a place to be so calm and full of nature. All green, a river flowing in front of your room, birds chanting, hills mounted on the side of the river, what else will make it more romantic on... More 

Thank gauravbagarwal
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Out of all the places we stayed in Mauritius this was the most memorable one.. The beautiful view from the room, warm hospitality and amazing food, we really didnt feel like leaving. We chose to have dinner as well and they cooked some amazing home style food. Everyone here is very friendly and helpful and go out of their way... More 

Thank Akbar M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We travelled around the whole island and had a stay for two nights in the river house. The river house is in the westcoast of mauritius with many activities around, we like this side of the island most! The river house is directly at the river and so we had a wonderful sight to the river... Its a very calm... More 

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Port Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

River House is a very special place by the river, with very relaxed staff, amazing homely atmosphere and definitely the view we had in Mauritius from a room window. We stayed only 1 night during our 'around Mauritius 1st wedding anniversary trip', but we made the most of it and thanks for the courtesy of the wonderful host, we could... More 

Thank Ashley M
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

If you are looking for something different in Mauritius, the River House is for you. It is a 3 min walk to the beach. There is a surf restaurant opposite the river that is not deep, to cross ( knee deep in low tide and hip deep in high tide)The Tamarin Estate also has a restaurant, we heard. The River... More 

Thank Liz H
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

The River House is in a quiet community of houses between the river and the beach. What we liked was the birds that were fed each morning coming to join you on the verandah. Angela arranged for some fishermen that she knew to pick us up at the beach (5min walk) and go search for dolphins. We took snorkel gear... More 

Thank whi3916
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

The River House is on a small peninsula of land between Flic en Flac and Tamarin, with the river on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. You drive along a private road beside the golf club, past the hotel and down towards the river and there you will find it amongst a small cluster of similar homes... More 

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Rockingham, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

From the time we arrived to the time we left everything was wonderful. Angela and the staff go the extra mile to make your stay memorable. Breakfast is served on the verandah overlooking the river and mountains. Tea,coffee, juice, cereal, fruit,organic jams, crossiants, and eggs any way you want make for a great start for the day. If the majority... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

We enjoyed the suite for three weeks with our small daughters - 2 and 4 years -. Angela was very friendly from the phone reservation, during the stay. She is very kind and provided tips where to go or eat. The view on the Rampart river in eye opener. Just stay on the veranda, drink a beer and enjoy the... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

Even before arriving at this place, I was very much impressed with Angela's hospitality who emails the guest to ensure their preference. When I had mentioned about we are honeymooners and 1st timers to Mauritius Angela upgraded our rooms which had a private sit outs overlooking the river. When we arrived at this place my wife and myself were mesmerized... More 

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Riverhouse11, Owner at The River House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure having you with us. Here is the recipe for the banana jam, it's very easy: 600 gms of bananas cut in small pieces 300 gms of sugar( I use raw/brown) a little lemon juice squeezed all over some water to just cover the bananas a vanilla pod split in half... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the West coast of Mauritius in Tamarin famous for its sunny climate, charming fishing village, magnificent sunsets and dolphins. The River House Bed and Breakfast is beside the river and yet next to the Indian Ocean with its waves splashing onto the sands of legendary Tamarin Bay beach. Enjoy surfing, swimming, fishing from a rowboat on the river or a round of golf on a professional 18-hole golf course just behind the house. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The River House

Address: Tamarin Bay, Tamarin, Mauritius
Location: Mauritius > Riviere Noire District > Tamarin
Price Range: $87 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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