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“Amazing hotel with lovely staff and a relaxed atmosphere, absolutely loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Recif Attitude

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Recif Attitude
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“Amazing hotel with lovely staff and a relaxed atmosphere, absolutely loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

What a fab hotel. Right on the beach with a lovely relaxed atmosphere all round. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, they really made you feel welcome, especially Kevin. Food was delicious, we stayed for 2 weeks and didn't have the same meal twice, would definitely recommend the seafood, it was so fresh. Our garden view room was quite small but had everything we needed.
Would love to go back sometime and recommend to anybody looking for a reasonable hotel right on the beach. Thanks Recif for a wonderful holiday!

  • Stayed August 2012
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hotels_attitude, Directeur général at Recif Attitude, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear guest,

Thanks you for your kinds words on Récif Attitude and your recommendation to other travelers: we are pleased you enjoyed your Holidays while staying with us.

We would be delighted to welcome you back to Récif Attitude,

Warm regards,

Raymond Duvergé
General Manager
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Anglesey, North Wales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

The journey from the airport to the Recif Attitude takes about one to one and a half hours depending on the traffic which can be bad around Port St. Louis. The hotel is situated along the shore of a small bay - no other hotels in sight - with a sandy/coral beach and a rather rocky shore so, as others have advised, you need beach/water shoes available cheaply from Super-U, the supermarket in Grand Baie. By comparison to the three 4* and 5* resorts in the next bay the Recif is small and low-rise and not a 'resort', more a small and friendly hotel. The bar and eating areas are very pleasant, situated right on the edge of the beach but providing plenty of shade.

Our room was a beachfront standard room and it was indeed beachfront, being only steps from the beach. It was smaller than we expected with a rather inconvenient layout . The shower in one corner was good once the hot water kicked in - a wait of a few minutes. The loo in the other corner had a sliding door which tended to crash open and closed (not good in the nightime!). However it was clean and the big plus was a large outside terrace which we used as our living space. What little I saw of the other room layouts suggests that others are larger and more spacious.

The food was bland with some highlights, for instance the breakfast pancakes and omelettes, but there was plenty of it.

It is very conveniently situated with the bus stop a few minutes from the hotel. Buses run to Grand Baie, Port St. Louis and Triolet (3.5 km) from where you can get another bus to Pamplemousse Botanical Gardens. One day we walked into Triolet (nearest ATM machines) and got the bus back. There is also a small supermarket near the bus stop.

Both Raymond, the Manager, and Kevin, his Assistant, were always available always ready to help. All the staff were friendly and ready to chat.We tried the glass bottomed boat a couple of times and there were plenty of takers for the canoes, pedaloes and water skiing (all free). The snorkelling was interesting when the water cleared after some rather rough weather at the beginning of our stay.

To sum up, this is not a 5* resort and does not pretend to be. What it does provide is a more intimate and relaxing venue in a rather laid back style where we felt known as individuals rather than just two of the guests.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotels_attitude, Directeur général at Recif Attitude, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for your warm words on your recent stay at Récif Attitude.

We have noted your comments regarding the toilet door of your room and this will be attended by our maintenance team.
Our Standard rooms, although of the same size (+/- 25m2), do not have similar layout. It’s one of the singularities of our Hotel, which also makes its charm.

We are pleased you enjoyed a relaxing Holidays at Récif Attitude,

Kind regards,

Raymond Duvergé
General Manager

NB: to the attention to other travelers, Récif Attitude will not offer water-skiing from November onwards as part of our ‘Green Attitude’ commitment to sustainable development.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Recif. The staff were exceptional - all extremely friendly and welcoming, the rooms clean and functional and the food really good. Breakfast and lunch had quite a lot of choice, the evenig meal slightly less choice but we found something we enjoyed every night and we were often invited to have more if we wanted. We had a first floor room which overlooked the beach and was fantastic - we could sit on our balcony and watch the sun set every evening - breathtaking!! The beach was clean although quite shingly but a pair of beach shoes sorts out this issue. The sea was a quite rocky but perfectly suitable for swimming, and snorkling is excellent. Take a walk along the beach and look in the rock pools when the tide is out and they are full of fish of various sorts - a great way to spend a few hours. Our trip took in the last 2 weeks of August, which is the Mauritius winter but for us it was perfect - much quieter than it would be in their summer months but the weather was still good (what a good English summer should be like!!!). We had fantastic holiday and would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a small, friendly hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotels_attitude, General Manager at Recif Attitude, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Dear Julie,

On behalf of all the ‘Family Members’, I would like to thank you for recommending Récif Attitude to other travellers.

It is always a pleasure to see that the attention and dedication of our personnel helped make your holiday in Mauritius a memorable one.

We would be delighted to seeing you back at Récif Attitude,

Best regards,

Raymond Duvergé
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

If you are looking for a very good value hotel, this is the one. Service impecable, very warm mauritian hospitality, friendly staff. Hotel itself is a very good 3 stars, right in front of a nice sandy beach (some rocks/corals in the water though, therefore aqua shoes are needed). General Manager is a very friendly person, he will come to say hello at some point during your stay which makes the whole difference, and a great personalized service experience.
This property offers BB, half board, or all inclusive. We took the all inclusive option, which was a great choice, meals are very good, different every day and if you decide to rent a car to go on a day excursion, they will prepare a nice picnic box for you.
Rooms, are very spacious, some with garden views, other sea view. The ones in the back might have some noise coming from the street behind the property. The infinity pool is nice, different from the typical sky-blue color, this one has a darker color that matches the color of the sea in front of it, specialy at sunset! (sunset is right in front of the property!)
There is a spa, however we didn't use it, but looks like a nice quiet place with a couple of massage rooms, in the back of the property. There is also a kids club. Looks cool for the little ones!
There is wifi, but you need to purchase one 15 days pass (about 5 euros) to be able to use the internet in the bar area only, not signal in the rooms or beach.

My top three selling points of this property are:
1. Service / staff
2. Cleanliness of the whole property
3. Loibster dinner on the beach (a must do during the stay, an amazing experience, every dime spent is worth it!)

I would definitely come back to Recif Attitude, a big thank you to all the staff who made our stay at the Recif one of the best ever! Trust me on this one, you can book this resort with your eyes closed, you will not be disapointed.
Safe travels everyone!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotels_attitude, General Manager at Recif Attitude, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Dear Renaud,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay at Récif Attitude: your warm appreciations of our Hotel and the attentive service of our staff have been passed on to all the ‘Family Members’.

Regarding our Internet connection, we would like to let our future guests know that from the 1st of November WIFI will be free of charge in La Sirene Bar (this was unfortunately not possible before due to administrative reason).

We are glad you enjoyed your Holidays in Mauritius while staying with us and look forward to welcoming you again at Récif Attitude,

Best regards,

Raymond Duvergé
General Manager
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scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Returned only yesterday ( 24th aug 2012 ) from a two week stay. Had a lovely stay here, hotel was very relaxed, a good restaurant with reasonable food in very pleasant surroundings . Musicians played in the open air bar area at night 3-4 times a week , nice, but low-key.... just as I had hoped for. Accommodation was lovely with a beautiful view to the Indian Ocean form our patio, loved drinking my morning coffee there and if up early enough I would normally see dolphins swim past just beyond the reef ( better to bring binoculars). Snorkeling around the house reef was also good, some varied types of fish and if you can swim further out a good chance of seeing some large shoals, but some caution required at low tide or when red flag is up. Would also recommend beach shoes as sand is coral based, which is not a bad thing as it means there is some good underwater life very nearby, but can be a bit jaggy underfoot lol. If on AI package please check and see what wine is included as there seemed to be a bit of a misunderstanding about that . I would also recommend that you use the anti insect plug-in they leave in the room. Most enjoyable if you like a quiet and relaxing holiday.

Would also like to say thanks to Recif Attitude and you staff for a very nice stay at your hotel

many thanks

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quiet, clean, sunsets, starry evenings, overall a very nice place to stay.

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some flies, they seemed worse on beach

Room Tip: rooms with seaview to the north are quieter , away from the bar and pool area ... but defo a seaview...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotels_attitude, Directeur général at Recif Attitude, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Dear Joanne,

We thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay at Récif Attitude with other travellers.

We are pleased to know you had a great time in Mauritius while staying with us and look forward to welcoming you in our Hotel soon.

Kind regards,

Raymond Duvergé
General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

we stayed at Recif in November and enjoyed the relaxed ambiance of the hotel. the rooms are basic but clean and our's, at the front of the resort, had a stunning sea view. the evening meals were buffet and varied in quality, however, there is an exclusive dining room as an a la carte option which was excellent.

Room Tip: ask for a first floor beach front room.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

I will recommend Recif Attitude with no hesitation, specially for families with young children. The rooms are beautiful and spacious. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is very central and close Grand Baie and Trau aux beaches. The food was outstanding. I will definately stay at Recif again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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hotels_attitude, Directeur général at Recif Attitude, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Dear Retha,

Thank you for taking the time to recommend Récif Attitude to other travelers: we are pleased you made the most of your stay in Mauritius while staying with us.

Your kind words have been passed on to our Family Members.

We look forward to seeing again at Récif Attitude,

All the best,

Raymond Duvergé
General Manager
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Property: Recif Attitude
Address: Royal Road, Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius
Location: Mauritius > Pamplemousses District > Pointe Aux Piments
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Pointe Aux Piments
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pointe Aux Piments
#4 Spa Hotel in Pointe Aux Piments
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Pointe Aux Piments
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Recif Attitude 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the north west of Mauritius, Recif Attitude is a must if you want to go back to essentials, to recharge your batteries, to spend time together as a family or as a couple, to spend time with friends...Nestled in a white sandy creek overlooking a beautiful natural marine preserve, this "Adult Only" hotel is an invitation to farniente. Guests can spend hours chatting, sipping an exotic cocktail bare feet in the sand or in one of the cosy sitting corners... At sunset, the ideal spot to watch that enormous orange sun entering the sea slowly...Dressed in white and wood, Recif Attitude is a mix of comfort, vibrant Mauritian soul and boutique hotel spirit. The 70 room hotel with its cubical architecture, modern furniture and refined design, is decorated with taste. Warm welcome, caring and discreet staff, together with unique body care and facials of the Spa Attitude, without forgetting the seafood restaurant, contribute to the subtle luxury of this 3 star sup. ... more   less 
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