Easy to get there, warm welcome, even though ist was January, 1st, early in the morning.
Appt is right next to the main road - extremely noisy from 6 a.m. until midnight. AC worked. Appt was greasy, sticky - even dirty. Bathrooms had broken interior. No change of linens or towels throughout 12 days - we washed them by ourselves.
The beach opposite the appt is a Meeting-Point for mauritian People for any kind of party. So watch out for bank holidays or whatever - it will leave you sleepless with noisy overnight Parties just across the Road and a dirty beach.
Even for a Budget - too noisy, too dirty - sorry having to say this!
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We recently stayed in the Sea View apartments in Flic en Flac. The photos on Trip Advisor and the owner's email responses leading up to the booking were very encouraging. At ~$120 (Australian) for 2 adults and 3 children in a 3x2 apartment with ocean views it sounded too good to be true, it was.
The owner wouldn't give me a street number (but perhaps they don't follow that system??) and there was no signage for Sea View Apartments, making our arrival somewhat stressful. Thankfully, the owner answered her phone allowing our taxi driver to eventually locate the building. There was no meet and greet (in fact we never met the owner) and we eventually found a security guard to obtain a key (but even he had to guess which apartment we'd be staying in as we were never informed).
Now the criticisms: DIRTY (mouse droppings around the place, dust and grit on the floors, cockroach in the bath etc), spa didn't work, afraid to use their bedding, no tea/coffee/milk to get you started, in a fairly dirty/ busy part of Flic en Flac far away from the luxurious resorts, no hairdryers, minimal towels, diabolical HWS and no AC in the main living areas.
On the PLUS SIDE: large bedrooms, fairly recent renovations to the bathrooms, AC in all bedrooms, secure apartment in secure complex, across the road from an OK beach with ocean views, nice ~clean outdoor communal pool for the kids, restaurants and shops a few minutes walk away.
VERDICT: if they cleaned the place well, improved the signage/ arrival welcome and added a few niceties I would be happy to pay at least double what I did and would recommend it. I guess you pay for what you get.