Our 1st visit to Mauritus on this our 25th Anniversary. Chose the Hotel based on the recent reviews and we were not dissapointed.
Thay have had a fairly recent partial refurb and the Sea View rooms are Clean and fresh looking. The pool area now has decking and outside seating to enjoy the balmy evenings and sit listening to the Indian Ocean lapping the bech nearby. We stayed 1 night in a Garden Room and it was clean but looked a little tired. Our room was on the 4th floor, no lift but a great view of the ocean and lagoon
Food was always good, often excellent and occasionally outstanding. Buffet Breakfast was fresh and replenished regularly. Eggs and pancakes cooked to order. Lots of fresh fruit but a lack of Lychees (Surprising as they were in season and all over the island). Lunch was a buffet again there would be a freshly cooked meat and fish dish with a Curry/stew on the buffet with loads of salad and fruit. The evening meals ware 3 buffets a week with a 'waiter served' meal on 4 nights with a full 4 course menu we found this a nice touch to your normal all incluive stay. However Starter and soup were one choice and there was either a fish of meat dish. If you are a vegetarian you will just have to let them know your choice in advance and they were happy to cater for all tastes. Same goes for the Starter or soup.
Sounds limited but the quality of the produce and the presentation was excellent and occasionally the plate looked like it had come from a fine dining restaurant. Drinks were fine. House wine was ok. Tasted better as the night went on....
The service at this place was exceptional, but relaxed and friendly. You will find your favourites and they will get to know you and your likes/dislikes very quickly.
Evening entertainment was low key and took place during the meal and ran on about half an hour after. John the pianist would start the evening off during meal service. Then the act would follow. Mostly singer/musician acts but they were slightly repetitive but easy listening for the most part.
Small beach front but a large garden area just back from the beach meant there was never a shortage of space (the hotel was only at 75% occupancy during our visit) and bed hogging did not seem to be a problem. People would just come down and claim their bed before doing breakfast, which seemed to work ok.
We did a fishing trip on Luna with Biaggio for half the price the reps were asking and he is licenced and a good kid. We had 3 good Dorado on our trip.
We also visited the falls and Isle Cerf, again thro the hotel not the rep and it was a very pleasant change. We took the local bus to the nearest market for £1 (return fare for 2) which was very colourful and pungent..., worth a look. After that we decided the hotel was so good we just stayed there. Sad really but it was a perfect relaxing holliday.
Beach activities were ok. Peddalos, snorkelling gear, kayaks and a windsurfer were all avalable from about 9am to 4pm. Snorkelling was best either to the left or the right of the hotel frontage where there were 2 rocky outcrops. The left side hade a live reel with all the associated fish which were all partial to a bit of breakfast bread.
This is not a 5* hotel nad neither does it try to be. However I have stayes at higher rated hotels than this and the Silver Beach beats them hands down on Service and food (despite the slightly limited choice). If you are a fussy eater then you might consider a larger hotel, but I would wholeheartedly reccommend this hotel and would also stay here again on our next visit.
Thanks to all the Staff, It made our Holliday all the more memorable.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Silver Beach
- Silver Beach Mauritius
- Silver Beach Hotel Mauritius/Trou D'eau Douce