We moved to The Oberoi Mauritius midway through a holiday to the Island after a decidedly unpleasant experience at the Shanti Ananda Resort. The Oberoi was all too eager to welcome us and turn our Mauritius holiday experience around; the three days that we spent at the resort was some of the most relaxing time that we have spent on any holiday.
The Oberoi Mauritius is located in the Northwest of the Island in an area that seems to be a vaunted locale for other high-end resorts as well. The hotel is located on a vast expanse of property; the landscaping and architecture of the resort is respectful of local traditions and the beachfront location of the property.
We stayed in a Luxury Pavilion located right next to the beach. The room was spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was exquisite with a rather clever design for the bathroom (carved out beautifully as a crevasse in the bathroom floor).
The hotel offers a number of water sport activities at no charge (although booking with the hotel's boathouse is recommended). These include snorkeling, glass-bottom boat cruise etc. A few chargeable activities such as para-sailing and deep sea fishing are also available.
There are two restaurants at the hotel. The main restaurant offers breakfast and dinner and the poolside restaurant serves lunch. The fare is an eclectic mix of Western, Indian and Mauritian dishes. We wanted to sample some preparations that we had tasted elsewhere on the Island but were not on The Oberoi menu. The staff was only too eager to please us and specially prepared the (delicious) food as per our request.
In that vein, the service that we received at this hotel was second to none. The staff (who the hotel explicitly discourages its guests to tip) are clearly inspired to offer a superior experience to the guests. The staff is friendly and eager to please.
It is appropriate to mention two of the managers, Hurvind and Giany, at the main restaurant. It seems that there is nothing that one could ask them that was too much.
Finally, the spa is world class albeit a bit expensive (as compared to other five-star hotels). My wife took advantage of some relaxing treatments and I made complementary use of the steam room and sauna facilities. In addition, there are two beautiful freshwater pools at the hotel situated right next to the beach. There are also tennis courts that can be booked through the spa.
All in all, this was a well-equipped resort hotel that is geared to make a holiday in beautiful Mauritius a memorable experience. Service is clearly an element that the hotel employs to differentiate itself from the plethora of high-end resorts and hotels in Mauritius.
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- Also Known As:
- The Oberoi Mauritius Hotel Pointe Aux Piments
- Oberoi Hotel Mauritius
- Oberoi Mauritius
- Oberoi Pointe Aux Piments
- Pointe Aux Piments Oberoi
- The Oberoi, Mauritius Pointe Aux Piments