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The River House

Tamarin Bay, Tamarin, Mauritius
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarin
On the West coast of Mauritius in Tamarin famous for its sunny climate, charming fishing village, magnificent sunsets and dolphins. The River House Self-Catering Suites 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. Go fishing early in the morning with 2 local fishermen or swimming with the dolphins and snorkelling on the reefs.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pool / beach towels
Shallow end in pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Sofa bed
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Hindi and 1 more
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liza090 wrote a review Feb 2020
Ljubljana, Slovenia42 contributions18 helpful votes
But inconvenient if you don’t have a car. It is far from town and the river can only be crossed by foot (water up to waist), so selfcatering here is not so simple... the rooms are not really equipped for cooking dinner, but there are atleast three supermarkets nearby (10 min by car) and plenty dinner options, but again you need a car :) The host is really helpful and sets up dolphin or snorkelling tours with locals, which is really great :) the guys running the trip are fishermen and really show respect to the dolphins and the environment on the tour!!! That is not the case withmany local dolphin tours. It should be said, the pool is more like a jacuzzi or kiddy pool, tiny (enough for small children).
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Herge2128 wrote a review Aug 2019
45 contributions5 helpful votes
Everything about the magic of this place has already been said by so many reviewers here. I’d like to mention the amazing paintings that Angela does. I bought 3 of them and they are now hanging in my home in Montreal. They are an absolute beauty. See the pics. Thank you Angela for having taken the pain to wrap them so carefully so I could take them with me on the plane. Funny story was when I got to the border officers in Montreal and they asked me what was in the package and I said 3 paintings. They asked “were they done by a famous artist?” I said it depends who you ask. LOL ! They said “OK that’s fine. Thank you! You may leave.”
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Riverhouse11, Owner at The River House
Responded Aug 5, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. Thank you also for the photos so I can see the paintings on the wall. I am so glad you got them home all right. As you bought them I am encouraged to keep my house a bit like a gallery and have my paintings around all the time.I am also encouraged to keep painting. Hope to see you again Best regards Angela
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JBWLingfield wrote a review Jul 2019
Lingfield8 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a fabulous stay at the River House from 3rd to 6th July 2019. Angela, the owner, was a wonderful hostess and the location was outstanding. Quiet and peaceful and only a few minutes walk from the beach. Angela lent us her kayak, her body boards, a beach umbrella and chairs, she provided wonderful breakfasts and an amazing Mauritian dinner and gave us great insight to her home, Mauritius. The rooms are beautiful as is the whole house. We would highly recommend the River House. Thank you Angela for a wonderful stay and please give Benny and Honey a hug from us.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Response from Riverhouse11, Owner at The River House
Responded Jul 29, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. Benny and Honey have had their hugs from you and as usual asked for more! Warm regards Angela
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navina wrote a review Nov 2018
Mauritius1397 contributions2988 helpful votes
One of the best...a must to visit especially for the sunset... we went there to celebrate our birthday...it was a real pleasure to have known our host...Angela thank you so much for your hospitality.talking bout the place itself...it was a quiet and peaceful week end by the river side.Angela made the food herself.it was such a tasty food.thank you again
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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elusivechic wrote a review Jun 2018
Sydney, Australia116 contributions75 helpful votes
We stayed at the River House for 8 nights in the deluxe room, and the stay was very pleasant. The location is wonderful; the private terrace at the back faces the river and mountains and is lovely and very peaceful. There are only 3 rooms (one deluxe and 2 standard), the standard rooms were also nice... we had the deluxe with the extra living area and kitchenette as we have a toddler and wanted the extra space, otherwise the standard room would have been fine. Breakfast was good in the morning with fruit, toast, yoghurt, eggs, but you have to ask specially for meat... we didn’t discover that until day 5. However, this place is not exceptional. We arrived at 6pm on the first night and there was no food, we had no hire car as we had taken a taxi. Other guests had the same issue. If you want dinner you need to request it at least a day in advance. The supermarket and restaurants are a drive away, otherwise the closest place for food is the Tamarina golf course and spa hotel. This place does not cater in the evenings unless by exception, although once a week if all rooms are filled and all guests want dinner, they will do a buffet for 18 euros per person. There are 3 rescue dogs and whilst they do mind themselves to themselves, they did lie on my lounge and messed it up and I had to clean it up, one of the dogs also pooped in the lawn in front of our veranda and it wasn’t cleaned it, ... we had to ensure our toddler didn’t run into it. There are lovely birds around, which are also fed, however they also pooped on the breakfast terrace and we had to avoid the bird poo for 3 days before it was cleaned up. The owner Angela was not there, and other than the nice location and accommodation, we did not receive any other info. When we asked for recommendations of places to visit or things to do, we were referred to brochures or had to research our own places to eat in the local area. (No ‘local’s knowledge’). Whilst the ‘replacement lady’ was very nice and chatty (she tried her best), she was just a stand in to ensure the place still ran. She couldn’t offer suggestions and tried to help , she phoned a friend when we asked for a place with good local food but even then could only suggest a place that was very upmarket. The staff are obliging whenever you make a request eg for towels, soap, etc , and although this place is very good, it does lack the ‘extra mile’ of hospitality.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Riverhouse11, Owner at The River House
Responded Dec 8, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write. I am so sorry you had some problems while I was away. I know there are no restaurants near us on foot so when I am here I do cook in the evening when necessary and there are at least 2 Mauritian Buffet evenings per week for a minimum of 4 guests.( Sometimes more often when requested) I have now organised a system for guests arriving to have a meal in the evening when needed with no notice. Next time I am away( which is very rare) I shall make sure the person who stays here is better trained to advise on restaurants and excursions as I do. A guest gave me the third dog which was a stray and lay on your lounger. She has gone to a good home and I only have 2 well behaved dogs now. We actually have 1 Suite and 2 Deluxe rooms and you were in the Suite which is more suitable for children. I have taken your advice and make sure to clean the bird poo every day as we feed them bananas every morning and they do leave their 'calling cards' on the balustrade.
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$159 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MauritiusRiviere Noire DistrictTamarin
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Frequently Asked Questions about The River House
Which popular attractions are close to The River House?
Nearby attractions include Safari Adventures (2.6 miles), Tamarin Bay (0.8 miles), and Flic en Flac Beach (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The River House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The River House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The River House?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The River House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The River House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Creole Shack, Roti Aka Vinoda, and Foobiss.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The River House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The River House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The River House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The River House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Hindi, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to The River House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Martello Tower Museum (2.5 miles).
Does The River House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.