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Reviewed March 22, 2014

We have recently returned from LUX Belle Mare having had the most wonderful time. We could not of chosen a better hotel or destination to celebrate with our young family. Having spent considerable time researching the perfect holiday and choosing LUX Belle Mare we arrived for our 13 day holiday with high expectations.

Hotel- The hotel has a very relaxing atmosphere which is light and bright including the staff uniforms and the thatched roofs on the buildings. The warm welcome on arrival set the tone for our stay thanks to Anatolie Sophie and his team.

Rooms- Modern and well designed with the most amazing LUX beds and equipped with Mini Ipads that keep you informed of everything that is going on in the hotel and for booking the restaurants. The Villas are out of this world with butlers available when required. Suren the Villa manager is a class act.

Pool- The largest in Mauritius and perfect for children paddling.

Beach ( Amazing )- Bright white powder sand and clear blue Indian Ocean which is great for children as it is shallow and calm due to the coral reef.

Restaurants- The Kitchen Buffet is large with lots of choice and themed evenings. Beach Rouge is a great spot for lunch and dinner with a chilled out vibe and DJ in the evenings. East serves amazing Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Indian cuisine and Senses restaurant offers a la carte fine dining headed up by Roopesh and his team of Top Chefs.

Spa- Modern and relaxing with a wonderful selection of treatments and products. Would definitely recommend the Balinese Massage.

Service- Unrivalled with each and every member of the staff going out of their way to make guests feel special.

Other nice touches include the weekly movies shown on the beach, secret bar with free drinks, message in a bottle, homemade Ice Cream served by Kritz and Manta.

We would like to thank General Manager Ashish Modak and his wonderful team for ensuring we left the island with a lifetime of memories.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Ashish M, General Manager at LUX* Belle Mare, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Greetings from LUX* Belle Mare! We are glad that you had a wonderful stay with us and experienced a perfect holiday with us. I thank you for the detailed and wonderfully written review of yours. You have mentioned all the various aspects of the resort from the spacious and comfortable rooms, the huge pool, the beautiful landscaping of the gardens in the resort, variety and quality of food and beverage experiences and the various special touches on offer like the Secret Bar, ICI, Screen on the beach. A big Thank you for also mentioning the various team members who stood out and made their mark on your experiences at the resort. All of our team members continually strive to provide top notch and genuine service to all our guests and your review is a great reinforcement of our belief that we are moving in the right direction. The resort lays a lot of importance on creating special moments for all of our guests by offering a wide choice of unique experiences and I am glad we stood up to your expectations. We hope to see you back soon;

Warm island regards,
Ashish Modak

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Nothing but the highest praise for this establishment. We spent three very enjoyable nights here in December 2013 as the second part of our honeymoon in Mauritius. The highlight for us would the staff that went out of their way to do little things that made our stay so pleasant. To be clear, there were hiccups e.g. shortly after checking in, we discovered that our room (one of the newly refurbished junior suites) had a leak in the ceiling over the bed. Also, our reservation for the honeymoon dinner also appeared to have acquired wings and flown away when we went to the restaurant the following night. But in both cases, it was the timely and helpful response of LUX staff that impressed us. There are too many people to mention and unfortunately, I have forgotten some names but of particular note would Vinesh, Avnesh and Medge (hope I'm not misspelling their names). From complimentary ice cream (which was simply delightful) to towel art and rose petals in our room, we found the staff to be simply commendable.

Other highlights about our stay would include the spa (which the Mrs enjoyed), the food at the main restaurant, the general environment/view and the complimentary water sports. I tried learning to water ski and wind sail (with mixed results). The hotel also has a lot of daily activities (yoga, aqua gym, etc) which my wife enjoyed. You can walk to town along the beach, although we didn't find much to do once we got there. Note: if you want to see the dolphins, this is better achieved on the Western side of the Island. I found out the hard way as I didn't get round to doing this during our earlier stay in Flic en Flac and wasn't able to do so while in Belle Mare.

The evening entertainment was fairly lively and we had a pretty good Sega group one night. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. We had a view of the gazebo and lake which was beautiful to watch at night. The hotel staff are conversant in English.

Downsides? Already noted the issue with the room and reservation (which were promptly resolved). My only other gripe would be having to pay a $300 surcharge to keep our room until 8pm on the day of departure. After being spoiled relentlessly for three days, we would have appreciated a waiver of this charge :)

Would we stay in LUX Belle Mare again? Definitely...Next time we're in Mauritius, we'd likely combine a stay in this hotel with a stay in another of the LUX properties.

Room Tip: All rooms are good in my opinion. There are slight differences between the old and newly refurbished rooms but all are excellent
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ashish M, General Manager at LUX* Belle Mare, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Greetings from LUX* Belle Mare! We are glad that you had a wonderful stay with us. I thank you for the detailed review. You have mentioned all the various aspects of the resort and have taken the time and efforts to explain all the positives. Food and Beverage is an integral part of a holiday and I am very happy to note that you enjoyed the variety and quality of food across all the areas.Thank you also for highlighting the various experiences on offer and finally our biggest asset - our team in your review. The resort lays a lot of importance on creating special moments for all of our guests by offering a wide choice of unique experiences and I am glad we stood up to your expectations. We hope to see you back soon;

Warm island regards,
Ashish Modak

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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Been home 2days arrived at the Lux belle mare after 3days in Dubai, and wow a little bit of paradice, beach is superb and kept very clean not a problem getting a bed and not over crowded. our room was beautiful and kept clean, they even come and turn down the bed in an evening, staff are really nice, even the few beach seller's are nice, but can get a far better deal in the airport so wait, you won't be disappointed here, I did worry before we went with previous review's about hidden charges but it wasn't a problem, just relax and enjoy.

Room Tip: The room we had vas beautiful bright and very clean
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ashish M, General Manager at LUX* Belle Mare, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Greetings from LUX* Belle Mare! We are glad that you had a wonderful stay with us and experienced a "Fantastic" holiday with us. I thank you for the wonderfully written review of yours. I am glad we stood up to your expectations. The entire team at the resort hopes to welcome you back soon;

Warm island regards,
Ashish Modak

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We spent 2 weeks at the Lux Belle Mare and have been home a week now. I can say that we had a great experiance at the hotel but were a little disapointed with a few things.

Having heard such great things about the hotel i wondered if our expectations were too high. On arrival we were given one of the older rooms which i can say i was disapointed in as they were not shown when i booked the hotel. However after a week we were moved to a newer room which made a huge change to our holiday. We felt uplifted as the room is so much lighter and brighter. My husband was frustrated that he could have steak at the Beach rough for lunch on the all inclusive package, but had to pay for the same steak in the evening! What's with that?
Sometimes the service was a little slow, not sure if that is just because we should learn to relax, but a half hour wait for a hot chocolate seems a bit to long.

Anyway, we did have a lovely time there and the staff are truly great, very friendly, so so helpful and caring - the staff at the kids club are AMAZING girls, they really took care of our daughter and made sure she was happy and loved.

The hotel is so well managed and they all go out of their way to help. The management have a cocktail party which enables you to meet team at the resort and they are eager for feedback they are open to suggestions. The food catered to all nationalities and there is a huge choice. One day for dinner i didn't want what was available so one of the waiters went off and brought me back a plate of smoked salmon. Amazing. I really loved the breakfast.

We liked the fact you could phone home for free - I had my mother looking after my teenagers so this was important to me. They also have great WIFI everywhere, even the beach. Apple Mac computers for emails only if kid weren't on them. ( this needs to be better monitored)

The Lux Belle Mare is a very family friendly hotel with great facilities, our 3yr old learnt to water ski with one hand!!

We came away feeling really relaxed and i can honestly say i felt sad to be leaving. I felt very special and cared for.

Thank you to everyone there for makeing me feel special.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Ashish M, General Manager at LUX* Belle Mare, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Dear leafy blue,

Greetings from LUX* Belle Mare! We are glad that you had a wonderful stay with us. I thank you for the detailed review. Food and Beverage is an integral part of a holiday and I am very happy to note that you enjoyed the variety and quality of food across all the areas. I have noted your comments and assure you that we shall be working on these in earnest. Thank you also for highlighting our biggest asset - our team in your review. We hope to see you back soon;

Warm island regards,
Ashish Modak

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

I have just returned from a 10 night stay at the LUX Belle Mare and can only thank all the staff for making our holiday so wonderful. Not only did the staff always go out of the way to make us feel at ease and relaxed, they were all attentive and very helpful. The food was amazing and catered for all requirements and the bar staff were so friendly and clearly wanted us to have a fab time. I can not fault this hotel at all and would recommend it to anyone. The massage i had in the spa was incredible and i will never forget it. The staff in the coffee shop were welcoming and chatty as were the the pool staff and the staff who work in the ice-cream hut. The room was beautiful as spacious and spotlessness. Its the little things that make a holiday special, the fact that the staff remember who you are, what you drink at the bar, how many towels you like when sunbathing. We wanted to watch a specific rugby match and were elated when the hotel arranged for us to have a big screen in the hotel which was set up for us to enjoy the game. These things make the experience memorable and its the staff who work incredibly hard to create the ambience that we experienced. Thank you Lux Belle Mare for making our holiday so fantastic. We will definitely return soon. GO ALL INCLUSIVE AS MUCH CHEAPER!!!! Thank you xxxxx

Room Tip: Junior suite was excellent. Beautiful view of sea
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ashish M, General Manager at LUX* Belle Mare, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Greetings from LUX* Belle Mare! The entire team at the resort joins me in thanking you for this wonderful review for us. We are glad that you had a wonderful stay and that the team managed to create some golden memories for you. Like stated by me in every forum; our team is one of the finest anywhere in the world and your review reinforces this belief of mine. I shall be complimenting the whole team for their service focus and for meeting your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back for a yet another wonderful holiday soon;

Warm island regards,
Ashish Modak

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