This was the low point of an otherwise wonderful trip to La Reunion. Regardless of the fact that the rain spoiled our enjoyment of the wonderful views from this hotel and we could not use the pool, we had a less then perfect experience. With an almost empty hotel you would have imagined the owner to be glad to welcome guests, but he claimed not to have received our booking then charged us a higher price for the room than we had booked at, plus another 20 euros for picking us up from the bus station 10 minute away by car. The room was quite stuffy with no air-con and opening the door let in mosquitoes. On the positive side he was able to provide a good home-cooked meal as it was too wet to go out to a restaurant but we had to listen to all his woes as a hotel-keeper. As another guest has already remarked, this is not what you want on a holiday (and possibly this does not happen if you only speak English). Despite the next guests arriving only the following week we had to vacate our room at 10.30am and wait in the reception for our driver. We felt uncomfortable at this as it was clearly unnecessary.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Benefiting from a panoramic view on mountains and ocean, this hotel has an outside swimming pool, a bar and a restaurant. Bottoms(Stockings), in 10 minutes by car of the city livened up by Saint-Peter are situated to Montvert. The rooms of the Hotel the Setting sun (ex Hostelry of the Domain of Araucaria) are endowed with television, with telephone and with desk. Most have a balcony with a view of the ocean and the surrounding mountains. A continental breakfast is served to the hotel. He also shelters a restaurant proposing a local cooking and a lounge bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Le Soleil Couchant Reunion Island/Saint-Pierre