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“Basic but clean”
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Hotel L'Ecrin
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bourg-Murat
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Most people only stay one or two nights with the purpose of visiting the volcano,there is not much choice of hotels in the area.The staff were excellent and very helpful and the breakfasts had an amazing variety and choice.The rooms were clean and practical but the walls were very thin and any noise from the adjoining bungalow could be heard.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

After several days of trekking, we were delighted to stay in this charming little hotel. The garden and the bungalows were pleasant, the rooms were very clean and functional, there was even a TV. The hotel offers a laundry service (self-service) for a relatively reasonable price, which is quite handy if you are hiking with a light backpack and need some fresh clothing. The staff at the desk was helpful and helped us organize a taxi drive to the start of our next hiking trip. We also really enjoyed the breakfast with fresh fruits. In short, it was wonderful break in our trek and we wished we could have stayed one more night. Highly recommended for hikers, in comparison to the "gîte d'étape" you will feel like in heaven there!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Muriel P
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Stayed here for one night during our honeymoon.

Great location close to the volcano. As others have said the rooms are like little cottages and there is a sauna, hamman, and restaurant available. Furniture is basis and well worn but clean and practical.

The standout at this hotel for us were the staff who were absolutely love and very helpful. From the reception staff to the restaurant staff, they are a credit to this hotel. Breakfast trays could be arranged if you wanted to start your hike before breakfast.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank London018
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

I stayed two nights at Hotel Ecrin and had a pleasant stay there. It’s not a traditional hotel - in the sense that it isn’t one building, but different small buildings (islands) with different rooms. In the middle of all the ‘islands’ there’s a sauna and hamman. The hotel also has its own restaurant: the menu is ok but there are better options to eat in Bourg Murat. Hotel Ecrin is located next to the RN3 road. Nevertheless its location is very quiet. There’s enough parking space in front and in the back of the hotel. The rooms are simple but comfortable. I had a quite large bathroom + the bed was very comfortable and also important: there was central heating in the room. The nights I slept there it was raining and quite cold so I was happy to have some warmth ;-) Breakfast was great: lots of variety in different foods. The hotel has wifi but this only works in the reception area, not in the rooms. The staff was very friendly and helpful. No frills but great place to stay in Bourg Murat!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank sofke8868b
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights in a quadruple room. The room was a bit squeezy for 4 people, but did have a little upstairs loft type area with a bed in it.

The rooms are fairly basic – other than the beds, there is a TV, small desk, chair and a wardrobe – there was no safe, bar fridge or tea/coffee facilititles. The rooms are fine if you are hiking all day and just need somewhere to sleep.

The restaurant next door, Le Panoramic, was lovely and we had dinner there twice – we were in Bourg-Murat in low season, so there weren't many other choices.

Staff at the hotel were very friendly, the breakfast was fine and there is free wi-fi in the reception area during its opening hours. You can also do washing here for E12 a load, which was some of the cheapest washing rates we found in Reunion. Our daugher also loved the kids play equipment. There is also a spa, sauna and hammam on the grounds.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank ricardofusball
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

This hotel is really convenient for an early morning trip up to the volcano. The rooms are basic but clean and actually quite spacious - large enough for a baby cot and still some room to move around. Breakfast was simple but good. We were more than happy to stay here for a night. Sadly, the lady at reception couldn't find the key for the sauna!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Mary R
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Reviewed April 21, 2011

I booked this hotel online as it seemed to be the only hotel in Bourg Murat, the starting off point for trips to the island's volcano. On the plus side the hotel is very convenient, especially if like me you are travelling by bus (as the hotel is on the main road that cuts across the island and is served by local buses). The reception staff were also very helpful and friendly (though they speak very little English) and the breafast was fine. On the downside, the room I had was dark (the window looked out to the next chalet), the decor very dated (ie did not look like it had been decorated in 20 years); the sound proofing is non existent to you could easily be woken by your neighbours, and worst of all my room was crawling with ants (they were even crawling across the headboard of my bed).

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel L'Ecrin

Address: Rn3, Pk 27 | Plaine-des-Cafres, Bourg-Murat 97418, Reunion Island
Location: Reunion Island > Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre > Bourg-Murat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bourg-Murat
Price Range: $97 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel L'Ecrin 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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