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“The Jewel in the Crown”

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Veranda Palmar Beach
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Belle Mare
Certificate of Excellence
London
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“The Jewel in the Crown”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Where to begin. Have just returned from the beautiful island of Mauritius and the one and only Palmar Beach. We arrived early hours of the morning and the hospitality we received was second to none. We were shown our room overlooking the pool and entertainment area, but after reading previous tripadvisor reviews which stated this area is noisy we asked to be moved beachside. This was done with the minimum of fuss and our home for the two weeks was then a couple of steps to the glorious beach which stretches for miles in either direction and although a public beach there was no hassle from over zealous vendors, once they had offered their wares they were soon on their way and were very polite, no hard sell whatsoever. The rooms at the hotel are basic but everywhere was spotlessly clean and being such a small hotel everyone soon got to know us. We have to mention a few people who really made our trip memorable and they are our adopted daughter Bernie in the restaurant and my husband’s adopted little sister Enielle. All the guys in the kitchen who probably nobody bothers about but managed to provide us with lots of food daily even though sometimes a little bland but we understand they have to cater for everyone and Chef will always cook you something if you ask. He cooked my husband a massive grilled fish which he had asked for and a spicier curry for me. The staff go the extra mile in this hotel and they all deserve praise. The girls in the Spa especially Dorine who always made us laugh and the beautiful Vanila. Oliver and Cliff the entertainments guys who always stopped for a chat. Entertainment here was just right for the size of the hotel and had something for everyone most nights. Also thanks to Cliff (non entertainment) for getting things done.

Definitely use Raj (Mauritian Arthur Daly) on the beach for any trips. He is trustworthy and a lot cheaper than the hotel rep. He is usually around on the beach most days in his flowerpot men hat! Do get Yogi to take you to the island he stops and his wife cooks the best ever BBQ and drinks we felt like Robinson Crusoe it was such a good day and he even took a rod so my husband could do some fishing and luckily for Yogi he managed to catch some fish! Which I am sure Yogi’s wife cooked up for his tea!

One of the downsides for us was the wifi which kept going on and off, they seriously need to sort this out. Apart from that we had one of the best holidays we have ever had and we are a well travelled couple and would not hesitate to return to Palmar Beach and would recommend to anyone. 5 star it is not but if that is what you want go to the hotel next door but I am sure we had much more fun with some of the nicest people we have ever met. We are missing it already.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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VLH-Maurice, Manager at Veranda Palmar Beach, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
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Thank you very much for sharing your holiday experience on this site. We were really honored by your presence amongst us and we are very glad that your requirements have been met. I will convey your appreciation to the whole team here and we look forward to welcoming you again in a not too distant future.

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JeanMarie Chinnapen
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Calming, peaceful and well run. Enlightened management engender a family atmosphere amongst the staff, which is evident in their willingness to put themselves out to make sure you enjoy your holiday. Our thanks to Bernadette, Nisha and Ennielle who looked after us in the dining room and Raj in the pool bar, who mixes a neat gin and tonic.

We were lucky to have a room overlooking the beach; couldn't have been better. Although entertainment stops at 11pm, if you can get a room away from the pool area, overall it's the better option.

Rooms are very clean, spacious and have nice bathrooms.

Over the two weeks, food was generally very good, though towards the end, there was a tendency for some dishes to run out if you came down to dinner later than 8pm. Apart from that, there was good choice, with fresh fruit, salads and vegetables always available. If you are going out for the day, the kitchen will supply a good packed lunch box.

The beach is not deep, but has beautiful, fine white sand bordering the cordoned off swimming area. Beyond the rope boats drive up and down the lagoon for water skiing etc. Even though the hotel was pretty full in the run up to Diwali, there were always plenty of loungers on the beach and round the pool.

We used the services of Raj on the beach to book a taxi to take us out for the day. Cheaper than hiring a car, or booking through the hotel or agent. Nelson Lafontaine was our driver and couldn't have been more charming. A whole long day touring the south of the island cost us approximately £40. We then booked directly with Nelson for a couple of other trips and negotiated better rates.

We dived with Dev at Divetime (situated at the Beach Emeraude Hotel about 20 minutes walk north from Palmar Beach, through Belle Mare village). Had a couple of nice dives, particularly the drift through The Canyon, before a passing cyclone ruined the visibility for the rest of our holiday.

When we were there (20th Oct to 3rd Nov) the clients were mostly French with a smattering of German, Italian and English. Mauritians joined us towards the end of the second week, for the Diwali holiday. Although there were a significant number of children around, we never felt they intruded, although when they congregated around the pool at the end of the afternoon to swim or join in the table tennis competition, inevitably noise levels increased.

We were pleased that the entertainment was organised but low key; no crew exhorting you to join in, no loud music playing all day and in the evening started at 9 and was over by 11.

Overall, just what was needed. Two sociable but quiet weeks in a well run hotel with all the facilities we needed to sightsee, relax, read, sit under a palm tree and watch the world go by, or join in if we wanted to.

Thank you to all, we had a fantastic holiday.

Room Tip: Rooms 501 - 6 and 601 - 6 are quiet, look out towards the beach and get some late afternoon sun. 506...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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VLH-Maurice, Manager at Veranda Palmar Beach, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear Member of Trip Advisor,

We thank you very much for sharing your views on your recent holidays in our establishment. We are delighted that overall, you had an enjoyable stay. We have taken good note of your comments on food replenishment and our chef has already been briefed on that issue.

We look forward to welcoming you again should your future travelling plans bring you again to Mauritius.

With our sunniest regards.

JeanMarie Chinnapen
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Dubai
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

we spent a week at this hotel mid october. the hotel has been refurbished and the rooms are vey clean, nice and quite spacious. we shared our room with our 3-year old son and it was large enough. the kids club is nice, with very friendly and caring staff. our son loved going there, although i would say the activities and materials are basic, it is a good place to leave a child if you want a couple of hours to yourself. the beach facilities are great and the beach fabulous. several other hotels are walking distance via the beach so we often went to lunch elsewhere. the evening buffet at the hotel is average, breakfast is good. the hotel is located quite far from major attractions so we rented a car, distances were still far. i would recipommend this hotel if you mainly want to stay put.

Room Tip: ask for a room alomg the beach, awypay from the pool if you want an early night as there is very lou...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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VLH-Maurice, Manager at Veranda Palmar Beach, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor member,

We thank you for your comments following your stay at Veranda Pointe aux Biches and we are pleased to learn that overall you satisfaction was met. We have well noted your comments in regards to the evening buffet and our chef is already working on re-organizing the buffet to satisfy each and everyone’s taste. Should your future travelling plans bring you back to Mauritius, we would be delighted to welcome you again in our hotel.

With our kindest regards

JeanMarie Chinnapen
Hotel Manager
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

A great venue that catered to all our needs. The service was excellent, friendly and overall very good. The staff made the trip worth while, they were always friendly and very helpful. The venue was kept clean and the food was great. They had many activities for the kids to do. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms closer to the beach may be quiter. Evening activities continue till 11:00 at night. If:-) you...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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VLH-Maurice, Manager at Veranda Palmar Beach, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear member of Trip Advisor,

We thank you very much for sharing your holiday experience on Trip Advisor and we are very glad that our service and staff were up to your expectations. Thank you also for recommending our establishment and rest assured that we will be more than pleased to welcome you back should you choose to visit Mauritius again.

I will share your comments with the whole team here and they will be delighted to hear that they contributed in making your stay enjoyable.

Take care and kindest regards

JeanMarie Chinnapen
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We had a ground floor room that looked out over the pool. We were a bit concerned the first night having read reviews about the noise but all entertainment seemed to stop at 11pm so we really didn't find it a problem, and it wasn't that loud anyway. During the day they didn't play any music so it was very peaceful round by the pool. The room was a good size, quite modern and the shower was great. The food was of a good standard and very tasty although I didn't think there was a huge choice compared to other all-inclusives I've been to. I was also a bit disappointed with the choice of cocktails included as part of the all-inclusive (they were very strange concoctions) but the wine was good so I stuck to that in the end. The therapists in the spa, or beauty salon, were very good and I enjoyed both my massages! Overall I enjoyed my stay at the Veranda Palmar and came away totally relaxed!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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VLH-Maurice, Manager at Veranda Palmar Beach, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor member,

Thank you very much for sharing your holiday experience on this site. We were really honored by your presence amongst us and we are very glad that you've returned home relaxed and rejuvenated. I will convey your appreciation to the whole team here and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Kindest Regards

JeanMarie Chinnapen
Hotel Manager
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2013

v clean nice Beach, food is a big let down also birds share the restaurant. lot of things "not included" tue, thurs and Sat BBQ on the beach, really nice but "NOT INCLUDED"
sad really as a nice place. with a bit of effort it would be great. Staff happy and helpful.
shop v expensive. £25 for 4 post cards and 3 small fridge magnets

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank billy1922013
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VLH-Maurice, Manager at Veranda Palmar Beach, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor Member,

First of all we would like to thank you for sharing your comments on Trip Advisor following your holiday in our hotel. We have considered constructively all the points that you have raised, and this will undoubtedly contribute to enhance our offer. Should your travel plans bring you back to Mauritius, we will do our level best to meet your expectations.

With our kindest regards

JeanMarie Chinnapen
Hotel Manager
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Everything was just perfect from the second I set foot on Mauritian soil. Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel in my opinion deserves a 5 star rating. The staff really made my stay worthwile. The other international guests where awesome people as well. I will treasure the memories. My son Rishaan aged 1 year 8 months enjoyed himself every single night dancing. I'm already planning my next trip to Mauritius in 2014.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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VLH-Maurice, Manager at Veranda Palmar Beach, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear Jason,

We thank you heartily for sharing your holiday experience on Trip Advisor and we are delighted that you have beautiful memories of your stay amongst us. We will impatiently wait for your next trip and we will, again, go above and beyond to provide you the best service. Our best regards to all your family, especially to little Rishaan. See you soon.

Sunniest regards from Mauritius.

JeanMarie Chinnapen
Hotel Manager
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Property: Veranda Palmar Beach
Address: Coastal Road, Palmar, Belle Mare, Mauritius 42210
Location: Mauritius > Flacq District > Belle Mare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Belle Mare
#5 Family Hotel in Belle Mare
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Belle Mare
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Belle Mare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Veranda Palmar Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE JOY OF SEASIDE LIVING Limpid blue waters, white sandy beaches, shady filao trees… what more could you want? Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel, on the superb east coast boasts one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. The seaside hotel offers the whole gamut of delights that the ocean and the beach guarantee. ... more   less 
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