We stayed for nine nights in October - the hotel is exactly like the pictures on the website, but beware of being given Rooms 368 and 366 at the fair side of the complex as the view from the terrace is a metal fence and it makes you feel you are in a cage. Having said that, when we complained about a leaking floor/shower problem in room 368 the next morning we were moved to a brilliant room closest to the beach. Superior rooms give you a bath and a safe - beds are huge and rooms are nice and bright.
The staff at the hotel are pleasant. The breakfasts are great, especially the lady who cooks eggs, omelettes and lovely crepes. Entertainment is ok too, but be warned that there is an Italian holiday company at the hotel who do tend to monopolise facilities at times, putting up volley ball nets on the beach and on our last night, they had a "Name that Tune" competition in Italian, with loud songs and shouting in the bar area, preventing other guests, mostly germans and other europeans, from having a decent conversation. On the plus side, the italian chef cooks a mean pasta and non italians are welcome to join in and eat that.
It is in an ideal location a short walk from the centre of town, supermarket and some restaurants and shops. You can walk down back streets close by to see how the real Mauritians live. It is located on the nicest beach with good snorkelling opposite the hotel and just a few yards up the beach.
Personally, I wish there had been a stricter enforcement of the non smoking areas, but most of the europeans seemed to smoke, particularly the german guests, so I guess I was in a minority there. The bar made great black coffees and drinks were reasonable prices. There is an Indian restaurant in the hotel which you can access with a discount if you are on half board and the food is very good. The half board buffet was reasonable too - there were two or three choices of mains and two desserts and salad etc if you were eating that.
All in all, if you don't want to pay for a four or five star and be stuck up a road quite a way from the town centre, this is a good hotel to be in, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
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- Also Known As:
- Villas Caroline Hotel Flic En Flac
- Caroline Hotel Flic En Flac
- Villas Caroline Mauritius/Flic En Flac