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Silver Beach Hotel
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Taxi!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

The Silver Beach Hotel is very good value for money, the staff are excellent.Having read all the other reviews there is nothing much to add.Except a trip I took to Port Lou the taxi driver didn't seem to know what his function was, he wanted me to go where he thought I should be going, namely shops on the way. The reception staff arranged the taxi so are they aware what is happening or was I unlucky. Obviously the driver gets a reward for bringing the tourist to the shop,or the restaurant. BE WARNED.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank James M
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

This place is amazing! If you're looking for one of the best beaches on the island, this is it! My wife and I stayed here for 15 nights and it was well worth the travel (We live in New York). We saw other reviews on here and were expecting a lot from the chefs... they delivered! My wife was so enamored by the mushrooms that were in a mixed salad that she asked if she could have a plate with just mushrooms; The chef not only made the mushrooms but also came out to ensure we were okay.

The place is family owned and ran by true professionals. The staff is friendly and considerate of the guests needs. One day I saw someone windsurfing, I came up to the guy and asked for tips and advice; he was a friendly guy and readily helped me. He later told me that he was the owners son! By that point we had become good friends and I had managed to stand on the windsurf.

It seems to me that anybody who complains about this place might be petty or perhaps obviously not a frequent traveler. My wife and I have traveled to many a faraway lands and when we find a gem we tend to keep it to ourselves. But when you find a gem of gems, it would be selfish not to share. So for those of you looking for a home in Mauritius, Silver Beach is calling! Not to mention, It's very affordable.

Places to see... There are plenty of places to see considering the small size of the island. We were disappointed by some and loved most.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Jaen V
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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

Absolutely fabulous family run hotel - a real gem and discovery. We enjoyed the always warm-hearted and great service, the Hotel's beautiful beach, our very clean and well kept but simple rooms. The beautiful garden is a great compensation, if you do not get seaview. The food is best when locally inspired, could have more fruit choice, fish and local dishes are freshly made and delicious. The musical and danse animations are original and good. The hotel is situated next to a beautiful public beach where snorkling is even more exciting than in front of the Hotel. It is recommended to rent a car in order to explore the beautiful island and be independant as the immediate environment of the Hotel does not offer shops or restaurants. We will definitely return to this excellent Hotel and look forward to seeing owner family and staff again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tom_SW_London
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Delhi,India
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

To begin with the location - a paradise with such crystal clear beaches that we could see better views of the marine life/corals under the sea just by snorkelling than most of the places for deep sea diving and of course perfect white sand all over the area. the resort was in itself a mini bird sactuary where i saw such a wide variety of different exotic birds.
The property and rooms have a nice quiet french kind of a village feel but the rooms are still modernistic with tv,fridge,kettles and airconditioning and spacious enough with a balcony in which exotic birds keep frolicking around.
To add to the incredible beach, the swimming pool is right in the middle of the dining area/ bar and the garden / beach area. All very well maintained and clean.
We got 7 star service- The front desk ( i remember Mr Sanjeev) was very kind and courteous to arrange for all our needs- be it packed breakfasts for the times we ha to leave early or providing shower rooms even we had checked out as we had a late flight, For us Vegetarians that too, the very picky kind with small children- the F& B manager and the lady( sorry didnt ask their names) catered to almost whatever we needed and still prepared extra dishes if required although we were probably the only vegetarians around although they also had to focus on their 100+ mostly european guests. in addition to the food they had great entertainment for dinners - like live music, live guitarist , and one time they did a fun / comedy mini cabaret- the singer enacted elvis, ray charles, bob marley,etc and had a great voice.
They had free water activities like snorkelling, pedalos, kayaks - the only thing i wished was for their longer opening hours probably upto 7 pm as we were out for most of the days and couldnt do the activities as the day tours brought us back by around 5pm.
But All in all - the place could giveany 5 star property in the country a run for their money.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank PSingal
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

We've stayed at Silver Beach Hotel in Mauritius 6 times since 2002 (and even got married there in 2006!) and so would be glad to share our experience with you as follows:-


WHAT I CAN RECOMMEND:

• Prompt free airport transfers.

• Clean comfortable accommodation either as a ‘sea view’ or ‘garden’ room, both of which are beautiful.

• In-room safe, hairdryer and A/C (please note all rooms are shower only – no baths) and daily housekeeping.

• Free Wi-Fi available on your balcony, in the reception, games room, gardens and pool area.

• 24 hour security and reception so there’s always someone friendly around to help.

• Little hotel shop for any amenities you might have forgotten and for gifts/postcards.

• I would describe it as a small/medium hotel and thus everything is close at hand; pool, beach, bar, restaurant, your room, etc.

• Beautiful private beach and clean good sized pool, plus free loungers, towels and limited water-sports available (kayaks and pedalos, etc).

• Fantastic breakfast, lunch, bar, afternoon tea, snacks and evening meal and the all- inclusive option means you just relax and enjoy what you want. Breakfast and lunch are always an amazing buffet and they have buffet 3/7 evenings too. Other evenings are a la carte. Special diets eagerly catered for if you inform them in advance (my husband is Veggie and I’m Coeliac, plus my mother is Dairy Free and they did their best to look after us with safe options).

• There’s a ‘leave a book/take a book’ library and pool tables.

• The staff are professional and yet wonderfully friendly. They retain their staff and so as returning guests, the familiarity is heart-warming. It had been 8 years since our last visit due to having children and yet they all remembered us!

• Having had a wedding at Silver Beach I can confirm that it was perfect from start to finish and all organised by the hotel. Cheap too!


COULD BE BETTER: (none of which will detract from the overall enjoyment of your holiday).

• The décor is basic and a bit ‘tired’ and could do with a refit.

• The evening a la cart menu on 4 out of 7 evenings was restrictive for anyone who doesn’t eat fish (!), a bit slow in terms of service and they could do a lot more to cater for kids. We’d have preferred the buffet every night which is excellent.

• This was the first time we stayed over New Year and the owner had various private parties which monopolised the time of the senior staff who would usually have been looking after us.

• The loungers would be more comfortable if adjustable; personally I don’t like lying at a fixed 45 degree angle and would have preferred the ability to lie flat or sit up to read.

• Unfortunately the old cliché about certain nationalities saving sunbeds is a problem here; my husband had to get up at dawn to ensure we had an umbrella to shade our six year old and my father who has skin cancer. I’m not sure how the hotel could remedy this though…

• The evening entertainment is not to everyone’s taste; it’s a bit ‘cheesy’ and old fashioned. However I suppose this is preferable to 'chavvy' as at least it doesn’t attract yobs!


TIPS:

• If you’re arriving on an early morning flight; be aware your room may not be available until lunchtime if the hotel is full as checkout is 12 noon. If this is a problem for you; book another night so it’s ready for you.

• Everything is cheaper if booked directly; the hotel, tours, etc.

• Because Mauritius tends to attract couples; if your family is larger than 4 you’ll need two taxis to get anywhere which is twice the price. Either hire a car or arrange to book a minibus in advance to save money/disappointment.

• Garden rooms are larger and quieter.


OVERALL:

Overall the beauty of Mauritius, the food, the staff and the value for money make staying at the Silver Beach the only place for us in Mauritius. We thank you and will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Garden rooms are larger and quieter and they're cheaper too!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 Thank Liz B
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Northern England
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

First impression wasn't great as the reception area is poor but you've not come for the reception area so don't worry about it. If you're expecting extravagant luxury then you haven't done your research. If you're a bit Hyacinth Bucket then you won't like this place and if towels on loungers do your box in rather than laughing at bizarre practice then sell one of the kids and book something with a few more stars.
What this place lacks in class it makes up for in character and friendliness, the staff here are what makes this place special. It is down to Earth and unless you are a complete muppet you should love it. I am not a beach person so we hired a car for nine days of our stay and went all over the island, there are some stunning beaches and landscape but Silver Beach is where I would have chosen to be after exploring. The breeze makes it cooler and the reef in the lagoon is better than any we found elsewhere.
Cracking place with great staff who really make an effort to ensure you enjoy your stay.
p.s. Ignore your rep! You will get ripped off and the money will not go to the islanders, our rep quoted £60 a day car hire which we got for £30 from a local company, day trip to a local island was £150 through the rep, we went and spoke to a local with a boat and got a much better deal and the local got much more than if he'd been hired by a tour company.
Enjoy

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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11 Thank jepp0
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london
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Just returned from silver beach before new years eve this year, must admit didn't expect to have such a fantastic week given silver beach was our second choice when searching for hotel accommodation in Mauritius however have been pleasantly surprised with the hotel, it's beautiful beach and coral reef housing some of the most beautiful fishes at your doorstep, paradise for snorkelling, really friendly staff giving a homely feeling to the hotel. I went with my two children and I must say they were occupied all day whilst I took almost a daily trip to the newly built Christelle Spa for a really relaxing massage. Walking distance from the hotel and very reasonably priced made it very convenient and an amazing stress reliever. Highly recommend a visit to the spa if your staying at silver beach.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank jags-westlondon
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Property: Silver Beach Hotel
Address: Royal (Coastal) Road, Trou d'eau Douce, Mauritius
Location: Mauritius > Flacq District > Trou d'eau Douce
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Trou d'eau Douce
#4 Romantic Hotel in Trou d'eau Douce
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Silver Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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