We stayed there in January 2013, for 10 days holiday. The location îs absolutelly fantastic, in the south of the Mauritius island where the nature is more wild. Hotel rooms are actualy one room vila with a terrace heading to the ocean. Impressive room! Also a marble and mosaic bath tube is waiting on the terrace, which was great. Hotel curtosy was good as tea, cofee and a bit of water to drink was delivered each day in the room. a bit of water (2 botles of 1/2 l)... Good to add that we were really impressed that freshly manufactured sweets were brought in the room daily. The beach is superb, top. To mind the green parts underwater where it is in fact a lot of vegetation where I have found some marine creatures, not at all offensive but if you step on them they can really hurt your leg with their sharp "hair". The swimming pool is very exotic and special as well, with warm water... The SPA, as my dear wife told me, is very good and treatments and procedures inlighted her a lot as they include ingredients from local fruits, coco nut, papaya...
Apart from all amaizing beauties around and the room itself, one should mind that the restaurants inside the venue are expensive somehow. For the same price many restaurants on the island gives You more food and a much wider offer as alternatives to choose from. For drinks... The cheapest glass of wine is 11 EUR in the SO restaurant. Water botle of 0.75 L costs 5.15 eur...A good idea is to rent a car and pay a visit to other atractive places on the island and maybe buy some water from the regular stores. However the food in the hotel restaurants was very very good and one can recognize the "gourmand" Style of the Chef.
Staff are fine, friendly and well intended. However, even so, we could not figure it out why it takes them 3-4 visits in the room each day? Cleaning comes to make the room during the day and again around 7-8 pm to check if you need new towels... Daily... Other staff also gets in for other reasons but I cannot tell why. Suggestion: press the " not to disturb" button in the room.
The speed of reaction of all staff should be improved.
All in all, we appreciated a lot the So Sofitel hotel in Bel Ombre! It was a dream holiday and thank the butlers for their assistance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SO Sofitel Mauritius is located on the southern tip of the island, in Bel Ombre, in the most naturally beautiful place. The resort has 92 rooms, suites and villas, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a So Spa, a So Fit and a SO Kids Club The resort also has a tennis court, outdoor swimming pool, 520 mts of beach, natural lagoon and corals, boat house with water activities and 24 hr personal butler service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre Hotel Bel Ombre