About the Hotel:
The hotel facility is rather good (when it was conceived and perhaps also when it was functioning properly). One cannot help getting the feeling though that it's getting to be run down. It is well located close to the Ermitage beach, with swimming pool also close to the beach exit. Food and drinks are rather pricey. You might find notes left in your room from the management inviting you for a welcome/festive drink, etc.. Be careful as you might get charged for these. The water in the room is not complementary either. Room and bathroom is clean and basic. Only English channel on TV is CNN. Annoying that rooms do not have Wifi, but this is available only around the lobby, but very very weak and slow. Reception were always attentive and ready to help.
Food options around the hotel are not so good (when we were there). They are mostly situated on Rue General Gaule. All the ones recommended on here and in other guides it seemed were only bustling during peak season, so most looked run-down making no effort to entice out of season punters. We did try the hotel dinner and another recommended restaurant. We were disappointed for extremely pricey but crappy food. SO, were did like the Reunionais - we had grilled poulet and ate baguette sandwiches most lunchtimes. For dinner, we also tried to end our day with a stop off at St. Pierre where we ate before retiring back to the hotel in St Gilles-les-Bains. We thought dining options were much better in St Pierre.
That said, I hope the new management (the LUX Group, also known as Naiade Group) can make it nice, livelier and functioning again. I wish them good luck.
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- Also Known As:
- Les Hotel Du Recif
- Hotel Le Recif Reunion Island/Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains