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Casa Rex Boutique Hotel by Sol Resorts
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Vilanculos
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Casa Rex's location - high up on the hillside - affords it incredible views over Vilanculos Bay and the nearby Bazaruto Archipelago islands. The guesthouse offers simple but comfortable accommodation and facilities, service that is warm and friendly and great food. Casa Rex is a great value for money guesthouse that provides a good base from which to explore Vilanculos and the surrounding islands .... That is of course assuming you're needing to move beyond Casa Rex's lush and tranquil gardens!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

We just loved Vilanculos, specially our 4 day stay at Casa Rex.
The room was wonderful, the service was perfect and all the staff, no exception made, was simply most kind and helpful, which no doubt contributed for an unforgetable stay at Casa Rex.
With their help it was possible to arrange lots of programs that kept us quite busy during all the 4 days: whale watching and boat trips, visits to the Bazaruto islands, diving and deep sea fishing.
Everything is very intimate and cosy, making us feel at home. The location is perfect, with wonderful views and quite close to the center of Vilanculos.
The food is wonderful, with a very good choice and variety of dishes and wines. Very nice breakfast too.
We stongly recommend Casa Rex for a fantastic stay at Vilanculos, a very nice, clean and typical Mozambican village, close to Bazaruto islands wich are a real paradise on earth.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

The booking process was fantastic especially since I took my 7 month old; it was a great starting point.

Then you have the view from your room, and it's amazing. You can see Benguerra island from most of the rooms, the restaurant and the outside lounge. They were kind enough to provide a crib for our son with a mosquito net and the rooms are a good size so you dont feel like your on top of each other.

The beach is 2 minutes away, and there's the Casbah, a cool little bar / cafe on the beach 5 minutes away.

The rooms are very clean and the air con is perfect. All meals are on account and attempts to pay by cash as we went along were difficult.

Prices are all in the local currency so bring that instead of US dollars or Rands. I strongly recommend the chocolate sin desert it's the perfect chocolate fondant. It's worth the spend and the trip.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
Thank Farai M
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

From the look of the block style rooms and the mention of all the resort activities available on their website I was expecting a small basic resort type hotel but I was quite wrong.
Casa Rex has a very charming, intimate feel. The managers and staff are personable, and the rooms are lovely albeit some rooms do share balconies (with dividers).
Built high up on a dune overlooking the ocean, they have one of if not the best restaurant in town with good Mozambican Portuguese food (think peri peri prawns, chicken etc), a lovely pool area surrounded by tropical gardens and a long wooden stairway leading down to the beach, and they can organise any and all activities for you from horse riding to island trips to snorkelling and diving.
This is a great place for couples or families looking for something cosy that provides great value.

Room Tip: Families should ask for a courtyard suite which can take a double and 2 singles.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We loved our 3 night stay here having visited a year prior when we had a lovely meal there. Our room had a great view out over the bay to the islands. Very romantic! Best view to wake to in the morning! The staff were lovely and service was good. Breakfasts with lovely fresh fruit and evening meals we really enjoyed. The chocolate sin dessert was delicious! The staff arranged a trip to Bazuruto island and snorkelling at 2 mile reef which was a great day out.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We did not stay at the Casa Rex in Vilankulos but we had an extremely enjoyable meal there.
It was the priciest out of a number of restaurants that we tried in the town but not overly so and we did have an excellent meal with very good service.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I will most certainly return.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Most rooms have great sea views, and I opted for an Acasia room (#5). It is difficult to fault the accomm - modern aircon, ceiling fan, great bed, bar frig, small digital safe, tea, coffee and bottled water supplied. Power is 220v (SA round pin) with a dual voltage shaver socket in the ensuite shower room. Unfortunately, the windows in the entrance door and the shower room are slatted, and therefore are not bug proof. There is no TV in the room or lounge area, and wifi costs $10 a day. A basic SW radio would pick up BBC news if needed. Cuisine is excellent - naturally with an emphasis on sea food. From time to time, ambient noise from the nearby residential area was quite noticeable.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Address: 17-19 Bairro de Outubro, Vilanculos, Mozambique
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Location: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Vilanculos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Vilanculos
Price Range: $154 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa Rex Boutique Hotel by Sol Resorts 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As you arrive at Casa Rex Boutique Hotel, you will instantly feel at peace - surrounded by the lush gardens overlooking the turquoise crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Our room types are spacious & comfortable, each with an individual style and breezy perspective of the bay. Wireless internet access is found throughout the hotel for your convenience & for business traffic, we have conference facilities. The lounge and dining area, with custom crafted wood furniture and fittings and large sofas will make you feel right at home.... Casa Rex is renowned for its excellent open air a la carte restaurant, including a magnificent array of fresh seafood dishes and imported wines, many guests like to try the crisp local beer. A range of activities are available from Casa Rex including scuba diving and snorkeling at magnificent world renowned sites. Unbelievable deep sea fishing is most popular here & one has the opportunity to fish multiple areas around and past the islands. Go on an island dhow safari, or visit the islands - Bazaruto, Benguerra, Margaruque & Santa Carolina - by motorized boat. Or try your hand at the exhilarating kite surfing, with kiting safaris for the more experienced. Whale watching is best from August to October, and sunset cruises in traditional dhows a favorite with most holiday-makers . If you want a change from being on and in the water, try horse riding along the beach. Explore the local market, schools and visit the various craft shops for a taste of the local culture. After an active day, relax with Spa treatments from our visiting therapists, sip sundowners on the Casa Rex terrace or refresh yourself in one of our 2 sparkling swimming pools overlooking the harbor - the perfect way to end a day.....or begin one! ... more   less 
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