Résidence L'archipel
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Résidence L'archipel

9 Rue de la Cheminee Grand Fond, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains 97434 Reunion Island
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Pool & Beach (90)
Dining (65)
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#7 of 22 hotels in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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Archipel Résidence*** is the promise of an authentic experience with Creole charms in an exceptional setting. Located near the white sandy beaches, between Saint-Gilles-les-Bains and Boucan Canot, the hotel residence welcomes you for a unique stay in the southwest of La Réunion. Discover the treasures of the island nearby, while staying in a residence surrounded by lush and peaceful nature.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Billiards
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Table tennis
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

9 Rue de la Cheminee Grand Fond, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains 97434 Reunion Island
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 54 out of 100
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Gillot Airport
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St. Pierre de la Reunion Airport
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reng wrote a review Nov 2022
Hannover, Germany72 contributions31 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice hotel. The pool, the interior and the gardening is really nice. The restaurant was only open 2d/week, no amiation or so, so really more an appartment complex. We loved our Duplex room for 2 Adults and 1 teenager, we could even get a glimpse of the see. This is not seaside, like I guess no hotels in La Reunion: it's a 10 min walk from hotel the sea, you have to cross a busy road, and the beach close is not allowed for bathing because of sharks - however St. Gilles is 4 min car ride and you have 2 of the nicesest beaches in La Réunion.
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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kitty p wrote a review Aug 2023
Mauritius16 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I spent a week there and couldn't fault our stay. Hotel was tidy and clean , staff were adorable and helpful throughout our stay and bonus was being able to see whales from our room (216) every single day. Don't look any further than what it is, a 3 star hotel (or was it 4 ? ) and enjoy a simple stay in a nice and cosy hotel. Note that diner is served only on Friday and Saturdays so book restaurants around ahead of your stay since most nice restaurant were fully booked . Warm thanks to all the staff for their warm welcome and for making our stay smooth and enjoyable .
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Walking distance from the beach and restaurants .
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Response from Matthieu Dehame, Guest Services / Front Office at Résidence L'archipel
Responded 15 Aug 2023
Hello, What a pleasure to have counted you among our customers! Thank you very much for your valuable feedback, which we've taken good note of. Your satisfaction is our satisfaction! Please know that we attach the utmost importance to our customers' comments and work daily on the quality of our services. We look forward to welcoming you back to our natural paradise. We wish you a wonderful day.
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Sirley M wrote a review Mar 2023
Estonia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Résidence l'Archipel is very nice hotel with friendly staff. A room with a large balcony, a large and clean pool. Breakfast with a good selection and delicious fresh fruit for breakfast. Large parking lot.
The lobby is very nice. We especially want to thank the friendly and helpful bartender Frank! His English language skills were a big help for us!
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ARCHIPEL Côtésun, General Manager at Résidence L'archipel
Responded 7 Mar 2023
Bonjour, Quel plaisir de vous avoir compté parmi nos clients ! Un grand merci pour ces précieux retours dont nous prenons bonne note. Votre satisfaction est la nôtre ! Sachez que nous accordons une importance capitale aux commentaires de nos clients et travaillons quotidiennement sur la qualité de nos prestations. Dans l'attente du plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau au cœur de notre paradis de nature. Nous vous souhaitons une belle journée.
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Kumaresh_sekaran wrote a review Jun 2019
Bangalore136 contributions167 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Since we were a family of 4, We stayed in a duplex unit with 2 toilets and a kitchenette. Service was good and the premises were very clean.
We had a sea view balcony and the weather was perfect!

Nice place to chill at the poolside. The flipside is that it does not offer variety of food like a hotel, since it operates like a service apartment.Breakfast is available.

Best part is the convenient location to beach/main road and the supermarket nearby. Since eating out is expensive in reunion, the option of buying grocery and cooking is very useful.

Issues were attended to - No complaints...nice compact place.
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Date of stay: May 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Opt for studios located on rear side of the complex - they offer better privacy. They are also on...
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Response from DirectionArchipel, Directeur général at Résidence L'archipel
Responded 15 Jun 2019
Thank you so much for your nice comment ! It was a pleasure to welcome you. Hope to see you next time. Best Regards.
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HasseBill wrote a review Feb 2011
Stockholm, Sweden12 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location. Clean. Friendly personnal. To have a car is very helpfull but one can get by without.
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Date of stay: January 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GypsyGal_11 wrote a review Mar 2016
Sydney235 contributions94 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately we arrived in a heavy downpour and after having had quite a bit of trouble finding the property, we checked in to find very half hearted staff on duty. I asked for a glass of water explaining I suffer from Migraines only to be denied water but told I could get a cocktail any the bar. I asked about food and was directed to the quick fast food greasy chicken oilers nearby. We had asked for help with out luggage as we're are scuba divers so have a large amount of bags, a porter eventually arrived at our hire car some 15 minutes later consequently all our luggage was soaked including expensive camera gear. Morning and night staff were far more pleasant. Our room was equipped apartment style but was not serviced by housekeeping until the day before we were due to check out. Nothing really wrong with L'archipel,other than a bad layout -our bags were thudded over many stairs so ask for a bottom floor room if possible. Often not enough space in carp ark for your hire car. Popular choice for families.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from DirectionArchipel, Directeur général at Résidence L'archipel
Responded 13 Mar 2016
Firstly, thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is of utmost importance for us here at Archipel residence to have our clients satisfied and delighted at what they experienced during their stay. We are very grateful that you bring this matter to our attention, as your feedback is without doubt a very resourceful insight to us. We conducted some sort of investigation with our staff and the latter are very surprised and bewildered by your claims about their behaviour not matching your expectations. They indeed informed you about a complimentary cocktail which we give to all our guests upon checkin but in no way did they deny you a free glass of water for your headache. As for the poor variety of evening food, the same staff explicitly warned you about the fact that the Quick resto was "junk food" and that there were many better restaurants in the town centre and at the seafront. We guess that you went instead to the fast food outlet because of its better location for you... Archipel has been a serviced apartment for more than 10 years and as such we do not usually provide a porter for our guests' luggage. You requested a porter and our front desk staff agreed to help you while it was raining hard and it was done as fast as possible. Please also note that we usually do not provide room cleaning and towels in our rooms as a daily service. But you called reception to change your towels and they were brought to your room free of charge... That said, we offer you a very sincere apology for any unexpected inconvenience that you had during your stay in our residence. Our guests' satisfaction and trust is our priority and we always take great care to ensure that important matters such as this are properly implemented. We look forward to serving you better in the future. Yours sincerely Julie Barazer Manager
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Erik wrote a review Feb 2019
Stockholm, Sweden10 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice stay in big apartment with two floors and balcony with view over the ocean. Good possibilites to cock your own food with bakery and food store near by. Great pool and nice lounge next to the bar and pool. Restaurant not that great but good snacks.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from DirectionArchipel, Directeur général at Résidence L'archipel
Responded 1 Mar 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you. The staff and I are so happy we could make your stay so wonderful. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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sergiumhk wrote a review Jul 2014
7 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a pleasant stay as no one bothered us and hotel staff was nice :)
We rented cars from Hertz (Dacia Duster - totally worth the money) and had a blast driving around the island! Very nice and interesting still undiscovered island which seemed very prosperous and everyone was nice to everyone, would return!
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Date of stay: April 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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deb B wrote a review Sept 2013
Bristol, United Kingdom7 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 nights on our honeymoon. All the rooms have a little kitchenette which we found was great, little terrace overlooked the pool and the setting was really peaceful. You really need a car to get into St Gilles, but can walk to the beach at Boucan Canot. Everything closed down on Sunday and Monday night whilst we were there (August - low season) so being able to cook up something in the kitchenette was a godsend! Pool was lovely, Staff helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bong17 wrote a review Nov 2012
Stockholm, Sweden7 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This place has lousy location next to a big road and a chain hamburger restaurant. No restaurant at the hotel. Half hour walk to nearest decent restaurants (in St Gilles or Boucan Canot). Rooms are old and seriously ugly. Some have a nice view, but most don't. They are very suspicious, you have to count every little spoon or glass or they will charge you according to a price list. Cleaning only once a week. Aircon from the seventies. Superbad breakfast with blackish boiled eggs. The only good thing is the pool, which is indeed big but only average in "style". You'll seriously be better of somewhere else!
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Date of stay: November 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cindy L asked a question Dec 2018
Cape Town, South Africa122 contributions7 helpful votes
Can u please tell me how far u are from the beach
Answer from DirectionArchipel
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island84 contributions
Dear Guest, Our Residence is situated between 2 most beautiful beaches on the west cost of Reunion Island such around 3 Km from each one. Best regards,
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island
Bonjour, Nos TV ne sont pas encore équipés de cette fonctionnalité Bien cordialement
Answer from DirectionArchipel
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island84 contributions
Bonjour Madame, Nous proposons un buffet petit-déjeuner, un service à la carte le midi et sommes fermés le soir avec une possibilité de plats à emporter. Nous restons à votre disposition pour tout complément d'information. Bien Cordialement,
Answer from Annik M
15 contributions2 helpful votes
Il y a moyen de nager à l 'Hermitage , plage qui n'est pas loin mais cela demande dans le cas d'enfants de prendre une voiture pour s'y rendre ou si on est un peu chargé et pas marcheur .Ce n'est pas tout près ... le chemin pour y aller à pied n'est pas très agréable et il faut compter un bon 20 minutes à pied ou plus si on veut choisir son endroit .La plage est magnifique et il y a moyen d'observer les poissons sans pour autant mettre masque palmes et tuba. Le fond n'est pas très profond au bord de la plage et permet plus loin de nager. La plage est arborée ce qui n'est pas un luxe vu les températures élevées au plein soleil. Il y a moyen de se restaurer sur le bord de plage (choix ++) et il y a des sanitaires publics à disposition
caroline B asked a question May 2016
Vendays Montalivet, France79 contributions14 helpful votes
Bonjour peut on louer une voiture à la réception de la résidence après notre arrivée chez vous ? Merci cordialement
Answer from magrohan
Pontoise, France164 contributions82 helpful votes
bonjour, l’hôtel ne le fait pas, mais pas mais je pense qu'ils peuvent vous donner des adresses de location de voitures
kitty p wrote a tip Aug 2023
Mauritius16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Walking distance from the beach and restaurants . "
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Kumaresh_sekaran wrote a tip Jun 2019
Bangalore136 contributions167 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Opt for studios located on rear side of the complex - they offer better privacy. They are also on elevated land and offer sea views."
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Marna C wrote a tip Mar 2016
San Diego, California53 contributions39 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"better to be closer to the pool and main building. parking is at a premium."
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PRICE RANGE
£91 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Reunion IslandArrondissement of Saint-PaulSaint-Gilles-Les-Bains
NUMBER OF ROOMS
66
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Frequently Asked Questions about Résidence L'archipel
Which popular attractions are close to Résidence L'archipel?
Nearby attractions include Port de Saint-Gilles (0.7 miles), Bassin Cormoran (0.3 miles), and Grotte des Premiers Français (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Résidence L'archipel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Résidence L'archipel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Résidence L'archipel?
Guests can enjoy a poolside bar and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Résidence L'archipel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Résidence L'archipel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Parenthese, Wake Up Kitchen !, and La Case Vanille.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Résidence L'archipel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Résidence L'archipel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains.
Are any cleaning services offered at Résidence L'archipel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Résidence L'archipel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Résidence L'archipel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
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