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Car hire payment / documents


I've not hired a car before abroad do I need to take my paper documents as well as the driving lisence card?

Also can you pay for car hire and other stuff by credit card in the hotel and generally out and about?


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Hi, you only need a valid driving licence to rent a car. You can always pay by credit card at the hotels although you can get much cheaper rates with other dealers. if interested let me know.

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Yes you need to take paper bits too as well as photo bits to be safe. You can pay by credit card, but we choose not to as some car hire companies add a per centage for this. You can get a much better deal with the local companies at a fraction of the price the hotel franchises charge. For £21/24 per day, inlcusive of CDW tax unlimited mileage you can get a decent new car. Avis, Budget et al charge much more for the same package. If you are near Grand Baie there are a couple, but the one who we have rented from every year for a long time, and who provides consistently good service is Grand Bay Contract Cars. Website is www.gbccar.mu and email is gbccar@intnet.mu

We actually prefer to pay cash BTW though you need a credit card when they deliver the car.



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Thanks that is great

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