We stayed here during the first week of September after the hotel was recommended to us by a colleague. I fear that I cannot convey in words quite how good this hotel actually is. I would not wish to spoil anyone's holiday or honeymoon by telling of how many kind gestures and wonderful surprises lie in wait for you here, but if you are even thinking of visiting Mauritius I urge you to look no further than The Oberoi.
The General Manager, Marc Denton and his team of kind, enthusiastic and professional staff outshone anyone I have ever met in the travel and hospitality industry. The rest of the world has a lot to learn from this small team of individuals who genuinely do their best to make sure you are having a great time and getting the most from your visit. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Food preferences, favourite wines and beers were remembered by all staff, who always greeted you by name, with a genuine smile.
The rooms and suites were immaculately clean, serviced twice daily with large, elegant marble bathrooms. All had a private terraces with sunbeds, and on several occasions we enjoyed breakfast sat outside our room in the morning sunshine.
Food and restaurants were incomparable to any other hotel I have stayed in before, and you absolutely must try the Mauritian food, it was fantastic. That said, there were also plenty of continental options on the menu should you want to eat more traditionally. It would be a good idea to take a Half Board option if you can as food could quickly become very expensive with it being so moreish! Wine lists were also excellent and varied in price, however be aware in Mauritius that wine in general can be quite expensive due to import taxes.
The beach and swimming pools were a quiet haven, you really could be in paradise. The beach boys look after you so well whilst on the sun loungers you could go without moving a muscle all day, and it was a lovely touch for one of them to rush over to my partner with a fresh beach towel as she came out of the sea. We always had fresh, iced water and cold towels and again, nothing was too much trouble.
There was always good live music every night, which in no way intruded on the tranquility of the bar and its magnificent views over the Indian Ocean. It's also a top tip to try the local beers, Phoenix and Blue Marlin.
We took a couples massage in the Spa during our visit and if you want complete relaxation, this is also a must during your stay. Take it in the early evening and then sit and watch the sun go down whist enjoying a jacuzzi in the private garden...
It is rare that one can walk away from a hotel with not one minor complaint or suggestion these days but this hotel and its team are faultless in every way. Every guest is catered for on an individual basis and made to feel very special. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Baboo and Anesh for going out of their way to make our holiday special for us and wish the Oberoi continued success and a very prosperous future. We will certainly be returning again.
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- Also Known As:
- The Oberoi Mauritius Hotel Pointe Aux Piments
- Oberoi Hotel Mauritius
- Oberoi Mauritius
- Oberoi Pointe Aux Piments
- Pointe Aux Piments Oberoi
- The Oberoi, Mauritius Pointe Aux Piments