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Merville Beach Hotel
Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Grand Baie
Certificate of Excellence
Derby, United Kingdom
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973 reviews
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“Great Beach Location”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Stayed on an all inclusive basis from July 2nd -11th 2012. This was our first trip to Mauritius and we felt that being on the beach and an easy 20 min stroll into Grande Baie, we'd not feel too isolated. Had heard rumours of some hotels being like "open prisons" - isolated from everything.

The beach with a nearby town - proved to be perfect! Get bored with the beach then you walk into the shops/local bars!

We arrived 3 hours before official check-in but were pretty much shown straight to our room and as we were celebrating a anniversary, were upgraded to a superior room (to No 542). The room was quite large with plenty of storage space, an a/c and roof fan. It had a spacious bathroom and a large shaded balcony from which you could just see the sea. The bed was huge. Overall the room did look a tad tired though. The grounds were well maintained and the beach was just fabulous. There were no problems getting beach umbrellas or loungers.

Breakfast's were very good with a good selection of breads, cereals, fruit and hot buffet. Lunches were either a la carte, snack menu or pizza menu ( surprisingly if you were on all inclusive - you had to pay for pizza!!). Evening meals were either a la carte only or buffet only and this alternated. All in all I enjoyed the food and felt the hotel really did well on its food, presentation and variety.

The restaurant Staff were just BRILLIANT - everyone was helpful. The bar staff were mostly slow.

Entertainment was OK - mainly singing, crooning or just instrumental, with the "odd" cultural show thrown in. Not really my cup of tea but the folks there seemed to enjoy it.

I was totally baffled by the hotel's concept of all inclusive. Most of the drinks were not included as were the pizzas (as I said before). Always ask before ordering " is this all inclusive?". I got stung on some local rum with coconut in it - local rum is free but if a bit of coconut has been marinaded in it - you pay. Unlike any other all inclusive holidays I've been on - you do not get a wrist band - net result is that you are asked for your room number then have to sign a "bill" when you order anything! It is a bit of a pain.

Conclusion - if you want a real laid back holiday in "paradise" this is it.

Room Tip: Try to get a superior room near the beach.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Stayed on business so couldn't really enjoy the full relaxed vibe but the beach is stunning and the service very good.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

My brother and I have stayed at the Merville Beach Hotel 3 times before and are now returning in Septemeber with my son..

Love the beach, the gardens are lovely, staff are very friendly and helpful, rooms confortable. Easy walking into Grande Baie, and close to bus stop which takes you into Port Louis. Also pleased that last time we were able to use the push bikes at the hotel.

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Room Tip: When we stayed in 1996 we were upgraded to a superior room, I was only a hop, skip and a jump away f...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

This is the third time my wife and I have stayed at this Hotel which should tell you something ! The location and the beach is fabulous and the staff cannot do enough to please you.
In a nutshell.....Staff 10/10 Beach/location 10/10 Food 8/10 Evening Entertainment 6/10 Cleanliness 10/10 Hotel value 9/10 Bar prices 4/10 ( very expensive )
Stay in a superior room rather than the main block standard rooms as they are more pleasant and the main block needs some renovations.
One last thing...don't get caught with the offers of a cocktail as you enter the dining room nor catamaran trips....YOU PAY FOR THEM !!

Room Tip: Ask for a Superior room in the Garden area. Besides being a better area, you can walk straight onto...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

first trip to Mauritius and after the long haul flights were pleased with our reception. The superior room was very clean but a little tired with the odd cracked tile etc, but clean like I say.
Seems as though the team are here to make your stay very enjoyable, the manager Sylvio was especially obliging in getting things just right for us. We ended up in one of the the villas overlooking the beach and the views and setting were lovely. We went in June and the capacity was only about 50 % full so the staff were all around and over helpful and unfaulting. Dinner on the beach is romantic and a must if an anniversary etc being celebrated. The weather at this time is nice and very bearable and a shower if at all during the day lasted about 30 seconds! The food was excellent something for everyone but we were all inclusive which I would say is a must as it could be expensive otherwise. A great couples and family resort which we would return to, especially with family.

Room Tip: a room near to the sea is great and maybe away from the pool area too
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Merville Beach Hotel

Property: Merville Beach Hotel
Address: Coast Road, Grand Baie, Mauritius 245121
Region: Mauritius > Riviere du Rempart District > Grand Baie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Grand Baie
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Grand Baie
#5 Family Hotel in Grand Baie
#7 Romantic Hotel in Grand Baie
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,123 - ₹ 30,795
Hotel Class:3 star — Merville Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 169
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Merville Beach Hotel is situated on the north-west corner of Mauritius in Grand Baie, 20 minutes from the capital , Port Louis.All 221 rooms are in the 2 wings stretching from the main building in a slightly elevated position overlooking the bay. All rooms have a magnificent sea view. Direct dialing telephones, Radio, TV-video, Mini-bar, Safe Deposit box, Hair Dryer and Private Bathroom. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Merville Beach Grand Baie
Hotel Merville Beach
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