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Review of Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius

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Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Balaclava
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“May stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

Lovely hotel, wonderful attentive and friendly staff who speak really good English. We stayed for 13nights on an All Inclusive Basis.
Room- our room was large, clean, with a huge bed and a great bath and separate walk in shower, large tv with a few english speaking channels. Good size toiletries and the towels and mini bar are re-stocked every day, the room was as per the brochure so no disappointments, the only criticism was some noise/music which was coming from the hotel next door which went on until 11pm every night.
Pool area- we were pleasantly surprised that the pool is much larger than it appeared in the brochure and getting a lounger was never a problem although not all loungers have full exposure to the sun, some are in the shade all day. We wandered down at 9.30/10am most days and there were still loads of loungers free, but we were there off peak season. The beach service team will serve you drinks at your lounger but if you're on the periphery be prepared to be overlooked and be prepared as the pool is very cold, but wonderful once you're in there.
Meals- Breakfast, lunch and dinner were very good, they tried really hard to vary the dishes to keep it interesting with themed nights in the main buffet restaurant, there's also the option to eat a la carte in the beach front restaurant (included for AI guests) and a fine dining restaurant (costs extra). A fairly good selection for Vegetarians, always a made to order pasta option for those that may not like the themed cuisine nights, and table service drinks. The only criticism are the birds which are brave enough to fly in to the open plan dining area and peck at the cakes and rolls which i feel should be covered, but aren't. Long trousers (jeans seemed to be fine) for men have to be worn at dinner.
Activities- plenty of free and some pay extra water sports activities plus tennis courts, croquet, football, horse riding, bike riding, boat trips etc and a Spa. All activities discreetly advertised and no-one comes round to try and rope you in to doing them which we found refreshing.
Weather- we had mixed weather, when it rained it rained continuously and we had a fair amount of cloud, out of 14 days we probably had around 9 days of full sunshine and a couple that were cloudy, the remainder were rainy days, on those days we kept ourselves busy with a trip to Port Louis for some shopping and a walk up to the Balaclava ruins which are in the grounds.
Evenings were spent at the Quarter Deck Bar playing chess, backgammon and card games whilst drinking cocktails, very nice indeed.
Weddings- we saw lots! but this never interfered with our stay and it's a really lovely location for people getting married.
Guests- it was mainly couples and honeymooners during our stay, mainly English, French and South Africans, there were hardly any children so it was really peaceful, as soon as half term hit towards the end of our stay there were a few more families.
All in all a great hotel, you won't be wowed by the beach but the grounds and seafront/lagoon area are really pretty so if relaxation, warm hospitality, and a good pool is what you're after then this is a great hotel. I wouldn't recommend this hotel if members of your party are elderly or with mobility problems as the only way to enter the restaurant is via steps.
Tips/Service- they don't encourage tips to individual members of staff, at the end of your stay there is a discreet tip box in which to tip for your entire stay, these get divided amongst all members of staff so be sure not to forget to put something in as the service is really good.

Room Tip: We had room 157 on the ground floor and were perfectly happy with it. Only tip would be if you don...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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13 Thank GemR_11
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

After looking at many many hotels in Mauritius we chose the Maritim as the venue for our wedding on the 31st May and I really dont think we could have made a better choice. On one of the trips out we got a chance to look at a number of the local hotels, including Le Victoria (which my brother and sister in law were staying at) and The Maritim beat them all hands down in terms of the facilities and the beauty of the hotel itself. None of the brochure pictures I have seen really do the hotel justice.

The only grumble I have at this hotel is the food available to vegetarians.......there basically isn't any! I remember one day asking what the vegetarian options for dinner were and being pointed towards chips and some boiled cauliflower! Certainly not 5 star quality food! The meat and fish eaters get oysters and a wide selection of expensive meat and fish dishes.....and we vegetarians get chips! We went as a group of 15 people with the majority of us being vegetarian, with the added complexity of my in-laws refusing to eat anything apart from Indian vegetarian food. Fortunately we spoke to one of the chefs (Ramjug) and he was more than happy to accomodate our requirements and produced a selection of indian dishes for my in laws every night and European vegetarian dishes for myself and my husband. However, this did mean we had to decide what we wanted in advance and ask the chef to make it. This was a shame as meat and fish eaters had over 20 dishes to choose from every night and we weren't given the same variety yet had to pay the same amount. From what I have heard though, all the hotels are equally poor at catering for vegetarians.

The reason we picked the Maritim is that my husband in Hindu and wanted a Hindu ceremony as well as a wedding. The Maritim was able to organise both for us easily. PLEASE NOTE: We booked our wedding package through Virgin and I cannot recommend more strongly AGAINST anyone using Virgin as they were utterly useless. I ended up liaising directly with the hotel to arrange everything as every single thing we asked of Virgin was too much trouble, even down to the most basic details of booking a vegetarian meal on the plane they failed at completely and couldn't possibly have been any LESS helpful. When I called Virgin to ask if they were able to arrange a Hindu wedding I was told this was something their wedding department could do after we booked with them........but their wedding department does NOT organise weddings.....they merely send you a letter telling you to contact the hotel if you want to arrange anything. They didn't lift a finger towards organising the wedding! Go with Destinology instead if you don't want to stress of having to plan every tiny detail yourself!

Anyway, back to the hotel! the rooms in this hotel have been recently renovated and are of a very high standard. We originally booked a Priviledge room but were upgraded on arrival to a Prestige Room......but when we had a problem with the air conditioning leaking we got moved to a suite which was really lovely, very spacious and overlooking the beautiful beach.

We had our wedding at 12 in the Chateau Mon Desir overlooking the ruins and the waterfall which was really lovely and the Hindu ceremony at sunset in the beach gazebo. The hotel arranged everything we needed from the white horse and sword for the Hindu ceremony to the bouquets and buttonholes for the wedding. the Wedding Co-ordinator Madhvi was excellent and really bent over backwards to meet our needs.

At all times we found the staff to be very attentive and helpful and they always bent over backwards to make sure everyone had a fantastic time. All 17 of us absolutely loved it here, are missing it already, and would love to come back again one day.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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10 Thank Good_Taste_Veggie
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

No Website or brochure does this place justice. We spent an amazing week here last February, my daughter and her husband, together with my son and his partner. We were five people spanning two generations, and we all agreed it was the best holiday ever. We had 3 separate rooms in different parts of the hotel, so there is no question of us getting lucky with our rooms. The excellent standard was consistent across all rooms, which were spotless with ample supplies of towels and all the toiletries you could want or need, not to mention the fully loaded mini-bar, most of which was covered by the all-inclusive..
The location and facilities were far better than we had expected; being in beautifully kept grounds and on a pristine beach. Every detail has been thought of for one's comfort. We liked the departure lounge which provided facilities, to the same superior standard, for those who had checked out, but had a departing flight late in the day, so you could enjoy the facilities right up to the last minute.
We had taken the all inclusive option, which was well worth it with two hungry men on board. My daughter is a Vegan and had no trouble finding food she liked and could eat. The staff were always willing to whip up something for her if she wanted. There was such an excellent choice of food , that everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals, whether in the restaurant, on the beach or in the bar.
As for the service, it was impeccable. The staff could not do enough for you, and always with a smile. From the cleaning staff to the restaurants and the bar, these gentle calm people were an absolute pleasure to deal with. They were never in your face, but always there when you needed them. Always willing and ready to help.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Glenda W
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

As others have done I will break this review down into sections.

Hotel - very rarely do the brochure photos bear any resemblance to the hotel but on this occasion I have to say that perhaps the brochure doesn’t do it justice. The accommodation was amazing, with a lovely and personal touch for our honeymoon. The standard of the room and furniture were excellent, as was the service.
The minibar inside the room was restocked daily and most items were free of charge. Nice big comfy bed. Great bathroom with stand alone bath and double shower.

Food - La Maree (beach restaurant) became our lunch time eating venue, you can eat here in an evening but you will need to book in advance. This is a table/waiter service restaurant. The buffet restaurant, Belle Vue is the hotel's main one. This we used for breakfasts and our evening meals. Plenty of varied choice however sometimes the food was luke warm.
Chateau Mon Desir - the resorts 'posh' a la carte style restaurant was a wonderful evening out for us, however very pricey (even if you're on AI, you will pay for the food and drink here).

Staff - The staff and the people of Mauritius are simply fantastic. They were attentive, courteous and nothing was too much trouble for them. Staff around the resort seemed to remember you and would always speak whenever they saw you - a really nice touch.

Plenty to do - lots of activities /entertainment provided by the hotel. Most are free on AI and the staff were excellent and friendly yet again.

We were upgraded on check in to a Prestige Room on the quieter side of the hotel (room 430) this was perfect and a lovely surprise. We were on the top floor and had a great view of the sea, beach and gardens from the balcony.

We would definitely love to return to Mauritius in the future and without hesitation would book the Maritim in a heartbeat.

A special thank you to Aurelie (Guest Communication Manager) & all of the Maritim staff!

Room Tip: 430 - great view, on quieter side of hotel. Nice large room with excellent facilties. Rooms are cl...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank BenGem999
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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

We flew Business Class on Air Mauritius (which we could not fault for service and friendliness of staff) on the 16th May 2012. After a long but comfortable flight we arrived at The Maritim in the early afternoon, where we were greeted with a refreshing drink and a cold towel, and the biggest welcome from the front desk and staff.
The hotel entrance and grounds as you drive through are immaculate and breath taking with everyone that you pass smiling and welcoming you to the resort.
After a brief introduction about the hotel, we were then escorted to our room (430) which was a Prestige room - We were certainly not disappointed with the room, and the view which overlooked the beach and the wedding gazebo. The room was spotless and very modern and always kept clean and tidy with replacement towels, toiletries and the mini bar was constantly replenished.
We chose The Maritim for our wedding venue and we were amazed and blown away by the care and attention to detail by all members of staff, in particular, a huge big thank you to Madhavi and "the little one" who are so helpful and who made our wedding the most amazing day of our lives, nothing was too much trouble, and our day was perfect and stress- free in every way, we cannot thank you enough. All the managers and staff congratulated us on our wedding in their own special way which made it both memorable and very personal.
The Maritim has 3 restaurants, we dined in all three, and cannot fault the standard and presentation of food and friendless of staff from the managers to the waiters to the chefs. There was a wide variety of food to choose from which was always fresh and beautifully presented, we cannot understand how people have previously seemed disappointed with the food as noted in previous reviews as we always found and enjoyed the food, from freshly cooked pastas and salads to freshly made Sushi.
We had our wedding supper in a private room in the Fine Dining Restaurant, where the food is off the highest standard and presented beautifully, all to the sound of a pianist playing softly which added to the experience, the staff and manger in this restaurant are also superb with attention to detail that makes for a fine dining experience.
The Quarter Deck bar is a great place to unwind in the evening whilst drinking cocktails and some premium branded drinks. A huge massive big thank you to Ajay and his staff for truly looking after us from the moment we arrived until the time that we said our "goodbyes" Ajays commitment and hard work cannot be faulted as we never had to wait for a drink to arrive be it chilling out by the pool during the day , or relaxing in the evening in the bar, we were always welcomed with a drink and a smile.
The Spa is one of the best we have ever been to, again friendly staff who are only too pleased to assist you, especially on our wedding day where I was treated to a private room within the Spa to relax and have treatments and unwind for that perfect moment.
There are so many people that we would like to thank, Philip who runs the riding stables was great and my husband and his brother enjoyed their early morning hack along the beach.
We would also like to thank all the ground staff, the guys in the towel hut and the boys who work on the water sports.
Overall, the hotel and staff would be hard pressed to beat, as through their dedication to detail and hard work and commitment, we enjoyed every minute of our stay with them and are already looking to rejoin them early next year, if not sooner.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
8 Thank EmmaRiches
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Additional Information about Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius

Property: Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius
Address: Turtle Bay, Balaclava, Mauritius
Region: Mauritius > Pamplemousses District > Balaclava
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Balaclava
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Balaclava
#2 Family Hotel in Balaclava
#2 Spa Hotel in Balaclava
#2 Romantic Hotel in Balaclava
Price range (per night): ₹ 19,903 - ₹ 31,325
Hotel Class:5 star — Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius 5*
Number of rooms: 215
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sparkling sandy beach, tropical gardens and the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean... Live the essence of a great island escape!Immerse yourself in this luxurious five-star beach and spa resort gently nestled within a picturesque private estate along the protected marine park of Turtle Bay.Enjoy a prime location on the sunniest and sheltered Northwest coast of the island between the capital Port - Louis and the lively village of Grand Bay and indulge in the pure nature of the historical estate of 25 hectares awarded 'Most Beautiful Garden of Mauritius'. Be spoilt by world-class accommodation with 215 luxurious rooms and suites as well as an exclusive villa, all sea facing and elegantly designed ...ideal to embrace the tropical ambiance of the island. Savour endless culinary delights during your journey with an exceptional selection of five exquisite restaurants and three bars ranging from 'feet in the sand' beach restaurants to Asian fusion and the exclusive fine dining restaurant 'Chateau Mon Desir'.Pamper yourself in its 'Maritim Tropical Flower Spa', an oasis of wellbeing offering exclusive treatments and stunning facilities to relax and unwind.Those seeking for active holidays will benefit from an infinite range of land and water sports offered such as horse riding, golf, archery, water ski, diving and many more!Whenever you are looking for relaxing or active holidays, this 5-star luxury hotel, part of Maritim Hotels, will offer you an exceptional array of facilities and experiences combined with the highest standards of service delivered with genuine Mauritian hospitality. Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius ...your holidays... beyond paradise ... more   less 
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