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Sandton, South Africa

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Review of Hotel Le Recif
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 Jan 2017via mobile
Arrived 30/12/2016 late at night. Check-in was quick. Parking bit of a problem. Breakfast every day was good. Although stays the same every day except for the main dish. Kids loved the pancakes. Clean beach towels every day. 2 x big swimming pools. Literally on the beach to go for snorkeling. Shops about 900m away. Really very convenient, clean and comfortable. Located on the main jogging path along the beach.
We never ate lunch or dinner at the restaurant of the hotel. Tried places in the area.
Please be aware that shops close between 12:00-14:00 or sometimes even 15:00. Even if you go sightseeing remember the little towns almost close down between those times.
Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Laurent G, Direction de l'Hôtel le Récif at Hotel Le Recif, responded to this review
Responded 9 Jan 2017
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for having shared your feedback with us.

We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay.
Your feedback is a motivation for us to work even harder on the service.

Looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in a near future.

Warm regards,
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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

3rd year of staying here. Very nice hotel with friendly staff and immaculately clean. Rooms serviced daily to high standard and good food. Right next to beach and 2 good pools (although one was being relined during my stay this year). Highly recommended :)

Date of stay: December 2016
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Laurent G, Direction de l'Hôtel le Récif at Hotel Le Recif, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Dear Valued Customer,

First of all, thank you so much for this relevant review. We really appreciate it.

We are very pleased to read that it is your 3rd stay with us.

The cleanliness is crucial for us and make sure we meet our high every day.

We love what we doing here and it is a pleasure to read what you said about the hotel!

We wish you a lovely Xmas and a Happy New Year 2017!

Kind regards.

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

what a fabulous location and amazing little hotel. perfectly positioned with beautiful views, great food, cold beer and even good service. I would highly recommend it to families or couples. centrally located too

Room tip: we had an upstairs pool view
Date of stay: January 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Laurent G, Direction de l'Hôtel le Récif at Hotel Le Recif, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a report about our hotel on Trip Advisor.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful 5 star review!

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your kind words are highly appreciated, we do try to go above and beyond to create memorable experiences for our guests so it is great to read that we managed to do so for you as well.

Thank you again for staying with us.

Best regards.

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Average room, good bathroom and toilet, perfect location near the beach, good restaurant, very kind and dedicated staff, good wifi in the reception area (they don't promise wifi in the rooms, so no complaints here).
Disappointing surprise for a hotel with these fees and exigence: when checking in, an attendant shows you to the room, but noone offers to help with carrying the luggages. Never happened to me before.

Room tip: Rooms at the ground floor are desirable. You have to carry the luggage yourself, so avoid stairs.
Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank mihaistoner
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Laurent G, Direction de l'Hôtel le Récif at Hotel Le Recif, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at our hotel.

We will communicate your valuable comment to all of our staff. We are all very concerned by our guest satisfaction and your comment enables us to improve our service.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

Best regards.

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

When we entered the room, we were surprised to receive a honeymoon present. The place is very relaxing, right at the beach. The service was very friendly and we enjoyed our stay very much. We were at dinner once, and it was only average, especially in relation to its price. The rooms very clean, but one notices that the hotel is starting to age.

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laurent G, Direction de l'Hôtel le Récif at Hotel Le Recif, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Dear "Stefan H",

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us.

We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your honeymoon with us and we wish to thank you for choosing our hotel.

Thank you for your kind, and positive, comment concerning our friendly staff.

We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon.

Best regards.

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Reviewed 20 August 2016

I just get to know it is same management with LUX* when I arrived, therefore I can feel many things are quick similar, especially the fragrance smell, well I like those good smell. But I can say this hotel is a bit budget range compare to LUX*, many amenities are not provide and the facilities are lesser while the room and balcony is big as LUX*. However, same as LUX* the WIFI is weak in the room …
I checked-in at night, there was a lady she can speak English, she is sweet and friendly, she also very helpful when I check in with a baby.
Although the hotel is located next to the beach, but it didn’t own it, it is a public beach. There is a safety pin enter at the gate in order to access between the beach to the hotel, and the beach it is very happening and crowded in the day time.
Overall, I just feel that is overprice compare to LUX*, the price per night almost the same but a big different on the facilities.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Laurent G, Direction de l'hôtel le Récif at Hotel Le Recif, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Dear WeilekHo,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on Trip Advisor. These comments are very useful in order to improve our quality of service.

We take good note of all your comments . The hotel LUX* St Gilles is a 5* hotel while we are a 3* at Le Récif Hotel. This is the reason why some amenities and facilities are lesser. We are very sorry if we did not meet your expectations.

The beach is a public beach and therefore can be bit crowded (especially during holidays).

We would be delighted to welcome you back again at our hotel.

Warm regards.

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