Just returned from 2 weeks at Ambre Resort & Spa, here is my review......
Long flight but on the Dream Liner with Thomson made it bearable. Hour transfer which wasn't the best after travelling for 16 hours but that's life. Arrived at the resort with a warm greeting from the staff, quickish checkin then time to enjoy.
We had excellent weather throughout our stay which is a first for us.
Resort was as expected, clean but small with 2 pools (not heated and cold) 2 al la carte restaurants, buffet, coral pool bar and sports bar.
Italian restaurant was possibly the best however the food on occasions was not hot and the orders were incorrect, but any issues were generally sorted without too much trouble.
La Plage is the beach al la carte which we only visited once, food was good but the stray dogs on the beach were always looking for food scraps!!!
Coral pool bar had a good selection of snacks for the day which were more than adequate.
Buffet restaurant was available for breakfast and evening meals, again breakfast was good (back bacon ummmmm). The evening meals are generally curry or curry based however fish, meat and pasta was being served at the chefs station.
Sports bar was ok, not very big but adequate, night club Shakers is the smallest nightclub on the planet but good for a dance before you go to bed, remember you pay for the drinks after midnight.
Evening entertainment was generally in the Coral pool bar every evening, entertainment was fair but could be improved, entertainment staff do their best.
The drinks seemed to be a bit hit and miss unless you found Fabrice who made the best cocktails (well done Fabrice). The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, always smiling and ready to assist we're they could.
If you get time have a walk to Belle Mare which was an eye opener or even Flack where you get the real Mauritian experience.
Didn't much like the stray cats and dogs but if you don't encourage them they will leave you alone.
Big thanks to the following staff that made our Mauritius experience more special:
Swadesh was our waiter a round the pool, really nice guy and funny
Coraly was also a waitress around the pool, always smiling with nothing too much for her
Fabrice the cocktail man, cool guy
Puttee who is the food and beverage manager, always walking around the resort making sure the staff are doing their best and sorting out any issues.
Thomson rep Amelle was very disappointing and not very helpful, in fact we think she was on holiday, we found her sarcastic and condescending. Thomsons what are you doing?????
Would we go again.....Possibly, thanks Ambre and staff for a memorable time, well done.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ambre Resort is an all-inclusive adult only resort located in Belle Mare, on the east coast of Mauritius. The resort is one hour away from the airport and from the capital city of Port-Louis. The resort boasts a 700-metre white natural sandy beach running along a sheltered bay. The adjacent tropical lagoon is a haven for fish and marine life, with many bathing and diving areas. Guests of Ambre benefit from free green fees and complimentary transfer at the Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club, an 18-hole championship golf course. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ambre Hotel Belle Mare
- Hotel Ambre Mauritius
- Ambre Hotel Mauritius
- Ambre Mauritius Belle Mare