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Beautiful Resort & SPA
this is really a nice beautiful hotel, that situated on the Flic-en-Flac area, beautiful surronding and nice collection of water sports, and I loved the nightshows.
now here is the catch,,the food is awful..for me at least,,,and I even found a bug one time and didn't like the response I received from the staff there when I showed them that. nice rooms, TV is not important there so they didn't care much about what to offer, but I loved the view of our rooms.
A nice, but expensive resort
The Hilton Mauritius Resort is a beautiful resort complex located on the western coast of Mauritius just south of Flic-en-Flac. The resort, which is right on the beach, is spread out over a number of buildings, with extensive grounds. The rooms are very nice and sizeable, with modern bathrooms and comfortable beds. The grounds were beautiful, and the sandy beach was very nice. Because of the resort's size, it will take you as much as 10 minutes to walk to the lobby and the restaurants from your room.
The Lobby and common areas were beautiful and well maintained. Our daughter liked the pool, although it was not heated and therefore had chilly water in July. There are a number of restaurants. The main dining area has a nightly buffet. There is also a Thai restaurant and an Italian restaurant, which both have a la carte menus. The dinner buffet was good, as was the breakfast. Our main complaint was the cost of food and drinks, which was HIGH! It made Manhattan look cheap!
The staff was very friendly, especially if you could speak some French. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. We had gotten a good price, which offset the pain of the dining costs. However, the hotel definitely tries to get you money from you while you are there. Aside from food and drink costs, our other complaint was that they wanted $30 dollars per day for WiFi access. That is the highest price that we have EVER SEEN! And, it is completely ridiculous for a luxury hotel, when most 3* hotels offer free WiFi these days.
The food, drink, and Wifi costs were ridiculous. Away from that, we did enjoy the hotel. It is a beatiful property, and really made you feel like you were away from it all on vacation.
just returned from a two week stay at the Hiton in Mauritius. We have stayed in hotels in several countries throughout the world and would rate the staff, service and food at the Hilton among the best we have experienced.
It is a beautiful hotel on the beach and if you like watersports you will have a ball.
We stayed on a half board basis and although the breakfast and evening meal were buffet style, the range and quality of food was excellent.
The staff go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable and hassle free.
We cannot speak highly enough of the staff the Spa facilities are of a very high standard and well woth the cost.
The beach setting with mountains for a backdrop make this an ideal location for a relaxing break.
We hired a car and driver through the agent at the hotel at a cost of £40. We found this better than going with a touring party as we had the option of stopping and starting at our own pace.
A Fantastic Stay
My girlfriend and I visited the Mauritius Hilton for a week at end-May/early-June. We had a fantastic time which was made extra-special by the great customer service and great attitude of the staff. As a returning guest, we were greeted by one of the managers who remembered preferences from a previous visit. The room was large, airy and cleaned thoroughly each day. The Ginger Thai and French restaurant some of the best food I've had on the Island. A wonderful atmosphere in the cocktail bar each evening, with excellent piano music. Beach location is superb and quite private, with top watersports activity - just watch out for the coral...it can be sharp!
The only problem we had was with the birds at breakfast. My girlfreind is terrified of birds and when we mentioned this to the hotel they arranged for a private breakfast each day in a wonderful beach setting away from the main dining area, away from the sparrows! They truly did everything possible to make this a memorable and relaxing stay in a beautiful surrounding. We will be back!
Hilton Resort and Spa Mauritius
Although we arrived in the middle of a cyclone in the pouring rain which was rather disappointing ,we were given a very warm welcome and were upgraded to a suite the best room in the house ,right on the beach!!
The holiday was to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary when the day came the staff presented us with a candle lit cake after dinner in the restaurant what a lovely gesture,we were also given a t.shirt and sarong as a gift.We would definately recommend this hotel would be very hard to beat in the future.We have travelled all over the world and stayed at many top class hotels so we know what we are talking about.The only downside we had was that the buffet in the evening got a bit repetative even in the other restaurants but the beach bar at lunchtime offered fresh salad and catch of the day.
Even though our holiday started windy and damp after a few days the sun came out and the island was like it was when we first visited it 10 years ago just like it says in the brochure.......Paradise.
Beautiful hotel for a honeymoon
The Hilton at Flic en Flac must be one of the best beach hotels for a honeymoon. The buffet was always of exquisite quality, the dining room service was good, the location superb, the hotel itself is stunning. On arrival after a very long sleepness night the welcome could not be bettered. The discounts and gifts available to honeymooners make it a great choice in Mauritius.
The only downsides are the prices, if you take advantage of happy hour cocktails, they are reasonable value, otherwise its very pricey. However I had been warned that this was the case in Mauritius and a cockscrew, drinks, chocolate and snacks could all be bought at Flic en Flac Spar for less than 2 beers at the hotel. Non buffet meals are also very expensive, I suggest you take a taxi to the town instead.
Best hotel we've stayed at
We have just come back from a wonderful week at the Hilton in Mauritius. It really is the best hotel we have ever stayed at, and we have been to a lot. Someone has clearly gone to a lot of trouble to design a near-perfect customer experience. From the moment you enter the hotel (welcomed by the bang of a gong) to the moment you depart, the staff are attentive and friendly - and genuinely so. The hotel itself is beautifully designed and very well maintained and cleaned.
So what makes it a 5* experience? This would include: the cold towels and delicious complimentary cocktail on your arrival; the two visits per day from the maid service (the 2nd is a 'turn down' service where they refresh towels, set out your slippers by the bed, plug in the mosquito killer, etc); the free bottles of water in the room AND on the beach; the tipping policy (they have a tipping 'pool' and ask you not to tip staff individually, which means you don't have to carry any cash around with you while you're in the hotel); the fact that ALL the staff seem to genuinely enjoy their work.
OK, there are a couple of down points. The bar is very expensive (almost £5 GBP for a small beer and a cola, which will cost you no more than £2 in a nice bar in Port Louis), so make use of the 'happy hour' in the Vista Bar [also note that the shorts and cockatils are definitely much weaker in the Aqua Bar than in the Vista Bar].
The birds are a pain at breakfast but the staff do what they can to cover everything and the only real cure would be to enclose the whole restaurant which would ruin the whole ambience of the place. On the plus side, the birds are very entertaining to watch - they will take food off your plate if you leave your table unattended so beware (and also check your seat before you sit down!).
To counter a previous review, the pool is great. The lack of tiles is a PLUS - it looks 'natural' and there's no danger of slipping (and the cement is smooth, not rough). However, there aren't many beds round it so if you want one you'd better stick a beach towel (NB you can have as many as you want) on one early - although personally we prefered the beds by the beach (much quieter, especially the ones at the southern end of thebeach).
We didn't use the spa - we'd intended to have a 'couples massage' on our last day, but forgot to book in advance so couldn't get a slot. So if you want to make use of the spa facilities make sure you book AT LEAST 24 hours in advance otherwise you will be disappointed.
What else? ...
- The food is great. Best hotel buffet fare we've ever had (tastes great, good variety and the hot dishes are actually hot!) and the Ginger Thai restaurant is fantastic.
- The beds are incredible - best eight nights' sleep I've had in years
- The beach is beautiful and clean, with a constant (but unobtrusive) security presence so you don't have to worry about your stuff while you're in the water or popping back to your room
All-in-all a great place to stay on a beautiful island. What a pity it's a 12 hour flight from the UK!
Some of the buildings at the Mauritius Hilton
The beach at the Mauritius Hilton
Has anyone been to this hotel or to the area Flic en Flac?
Would like to know what either are like and what there is to do in this area.
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One of the great things about Mauritius is that it isn't that big - so it's not a great hardship if you want to visit other parts of the island in a day trip.
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If you can go to the Grand Baie and Perrybere area. It is beautiful and in the north. From Flic en flac there is a boat trip to an island (can't remember the name) that is very nice. The glass bottom boats are also a great outing. I wasn't to impressed with port Louis, very commercialised and the market is overated. I enjoyed the little shops in Grand Baie more and founc it cheaper.
Hope you enjoy it
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I am Shah from Mauritius and I want to let you know that you have chosen the best .. Flic enFlac is situated in the south West coast and this part of the island is becoming a predominant part for the tourists....... There are lots of touristics attraction in this area and if you like eco tourism, that where you must be..... Whereas the north, that is Grand Baie and so on, it is nice.. but these places have reached capacity stage....... I will even go for saturation.........
Don't worry, I am a Mauritian and I tell you, go for Hilton !!
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Thanks for all your help I'm sure we will have a great time.
Will let you know what we thought when we get back!