On arrival, my breath was taken away by the stunning reception area. Check in quickly followed along with a complimentary cold drink. Once escourted to our room, we were not disappointed. The room was spacious, modern but authentic and very clean with a fantastc sea view.
We dined on an all inclusive basis. Not on one occasion were we disappointed with our meals!! Our favourite was the Indian restuarnt. The blue cheese naan bread and the curried King prawns were delicious!!!
Other reviews state that the service is slow. Although it's not the quickest we have ever recieved, who is in a rush? Every drink and meal was brought to us with a smile from the staff. They were brilliant! Mixing us our own special cocktails! Make sure you visit the grill on the island. They serve great lunches! One thing to note - we were not aware that you had to wear long trousers for dinner!
One thing to do if there's rain is to go to the fitness suite and spa. Both are free and of a high standard! We spent a whole afternoon using the sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and plunge pool.
Overall, we had a superb holiday. My partner and I really can not understand the negative comments. Please don't be put off by other reviews, we wouldn't hesitate to return to the Intercontinental!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort is located on one of the most pristine stretches of beach overlooking Balaclava, Mauritius. Offering 210 well-appointed rooms including 10 presidential suites, 40 family-type, 20 Jacuzzi rooms and 140 Deluxe rooms. Facilities include: 3 bars, 5 restaurants, 2 swimming pools ( all heated in winter ), 8 massage rooms, a unique private island, Planet Trekkers kids club, recreational activities, tennis court, 4 meeting rooms & 1 ballroom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Mauritius Resort, Balaclava Fort Hotel Balaclava
- Intercontinental Hotel Mauritius
- Intercontinental Hotel Balaclava