We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“We never wanted to leave this paradise!”
Review of Bungalow Vanille

Bungalow Vanille
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Riviere Noire
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Bungalow Vanille
United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“We never wanted to leave this paradise!”
Reviewed February 17, 2010

This is one of these reviews I hesitate writing for the risk of the place being booked out when we want to come back in the future, but on the other hand I also want to share the experience :)

Bungalow Vanille manages the rental of several bungalows around Black River, and we stayed at the Bungalow called Badamier. Booking was extremely simple, with all emails answered within 15 minutes. It was extremely spacious, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, for the same price as a normal little hotel room. It had a fantastic veranda, covered in colourful plants, and it felt like a very private little tropical garden. We always had our breakfast out there and these beautiful red birds would come and visit.

The family who manages this bungalow and the villa next door was living downstairs. They were so friendly and helpful, explaining what buses to take where, and inviting us for cold local beers on their veranda when we came back hot and sweaty from the beach. The man of the family one day climbed up their coconut tree and cut a couple of coconuts open for us to drink the fresh juice. They would not even consider charging anything, we felt like part of the family.

The madame of the house was cleaning every second day. I am somewhat picky when it comes to cleaning, but this was excellent - absolutely spotless! She also picked up our dirty laundry, washed it and hanged it on our balcony free of charge.

Location is good, close to the beach, restaurants and supermarket. For dinners I warmly recommend the small Italian restaurant Il Duca, which had outstanding food, service and value. Owner and chef, Jessica, has newly came over from Italy and is charming as well as an excellent and creative chef with new menu every night on the blackboard. You will find it in the red, low, squarish houses. Skip the tourist traps Gio (next to Il Duca) but do visit the old classic La Bonne Chute (close to Caltex) for good quality food and good value.

I would go back to this place anytime, and recommend it to all my friends and family (unless they hated meeting local people and couldn't stand making their own breakfast)

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Hello0808
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
Families
0
2
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Netherlands
Level Contributor
135 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2009

Our contact for the reservation by e-mail already gave us a good feeling.
Due to technical problems we had a flightdelay from 10 hours, and could not warn the transfer to come later. So we missed our transfer, but after contacting the bungalow, the driver was sent again to pick us up. What a relief after 33 hrs of travelling.
To our surprise the fridge was stuffed with water, juice, milk and fruit, just in case we would arrive too late to go out for dinner.

We were there in beginning of June, at that time there were 3 appartments for rent, apparently the fourth is now almost ready. We stayed in Saffran, which is very spacious, clean and has a very pleasant feeling. The fresh flowers in the livingroom and the shower alse gave us a warm welcome feeling.
The appartment has everything we needed, including AC, a fan, a safe and access to a little pool.
The owners are very friendly and can arrange some excursions for you.
Although in fact it is handy to have your own car, we managed OK without one.
Within walking distance you have at least three restaurants, plus one of the best stocked supermarkets we have seen on the island. The supermarket also has a take-away outlet plus an ATM.
Busconnections with Quatre Bornes and Port Louis are OK.

If you are looking for a small accommodation, in a not too touristy vicinity, this is a place I can recommend.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Hippohanna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Riviere Noire hotels
0.0 mi away
The Bay
The Bay
#1 of 2 in Riviere Noire
4.5 of 5 bubbles 418 reviews
0.0 mi away
Marlin Creek
Marlin Creek
#1 of 7 in Riviere Noire
5.0 of 5 bubbles 179 reviews
0.0 mi away
Terre et Mer Studios - Mauritius
Terre et Mer Studios - Mauritius
#4 of 7 in Riviere Noire
5.0 of 5 bubbles 22 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Vanilla House
Vanilla House
#3 of 7 in Riviere Noire
4.5 of 5 bubbles 71 reviews
0.0 mi away
West Island Resort & Spa
West Island Resort & Spa
#5 of 7 in Riviere Noire
4.0 of 5 bubbles 24 reviews
0.0 mi away
Komaneka Villas
Komaneka Villas
#4 of 4 in Riviere Noire
3.5 of 5 bubbles 6 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Bungalow Vanille? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bungalow Vanille

Property: Bungalow Vanille
Address: Riviere Noire, Mauritius
Location: Mauritius > Riviere Noire District > Riviere Noire
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Riviere Noire
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bungalow Vanille residence offer tropical tranquility at affordable prices in one of the most attractive parts of the island. All accommodations are located in the Black River district and within walking distance from La Preneuse Beach. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Bungalow Vanille Mauritius/Riviere Noire

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing