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“Great location by the Beach”
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Ocean Villas
Ranked #15 of 27 Hotels in Grand Baie
Reviewed 30 March 2013

We stayed 8 nights in a Pool Contemporary Room, which was very nice, newly refurbished, and with the pool just of our terrace. A quite pool area since it was adults only, the Beach it self was only a few metres away, again privately for adults. The hotel has another pool and Beach for Families with kids. The Room was well kept and had all you needed. The Restaurant do have an Ant problem, which they seriously need to look into. But other than that we had a perfect stay. The Hotel is located a bit from Grand Baie, but you will find a few good Restaurants near to the Hotel. Grand Baie looks in some places like a Holiday Resort area that once was, with lots of closed shops, bars and Restaurants, but the two Shopping Malls makes it up for the shopping.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

went for a weekend to this hotel to break the monotony of corporate hotels during the week. You have to walk along the beach to get to your room. The sea front rooms are a new wing and include a private pool at the front (shared with 6 other rooms) on the block), and your balcony looks over the pool and then onto the beach.

Facilities are excellent, even if you would say the internet is patchy and a bit slow. Close enough to Grand Baie's restaurants in a 5/10 minute taxi and very peaceful resort/beach. Food and bar are expensive, but the breakfast is good and the drinks are cold.

Would thoroughly recommend this room to anyone heading to Grand Baie

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

Ocean villas is a very comfortable and clean hotel. The staff mostly are polite, pleasant and friendly.
It is based about a 50min stroll from the centre of Grand Baie, and the taxis are reasonable, around 200 rupees one way which is about £4. We walked into Grand Baie and got a taxi back. You could also get the bus which is even cheaper - very similar to the busses you get in India .
Now the hotel is primarily for a relaxing holiday, if you want a bar open till 2/3am, this isn't the place. If your on half board or all inclusive dinner is served around 7.30pm and entertainment is available until 10pm, with the bar starting to clear up around 10.20pm, don't ask for a cocktail once the bottles are put away. I reckon the bar shuts around 11pm.
Breakfast is plentiful and in my view better than most, there is a choice of pastries, yogurts, cereal, toast, fruit and what surprised me bacon, eggs and sausages, honestly can't ask for more.
Now you are in a tropical country so bugs and insects are in abundance, if you don,t like them don't go to a hot country.
Personally we went bed and breakfast which we preferred because the food here in mauritius is fantastic. There are 5 restaurants within a 10min stroll, the Mamma MIa, Rivoli, IL CIgale and IL Capitane all supply really tasty fare, our favourite was Mamma MIa, the pizza and pasta were fresh and superb. There are also 2 patisseries within 10 mins as you turn right from the hotel, fresh croissants, coffee, baguettes. And a general store 5 mins as you turn left from the hotel.
Grand Baie itself is very similar to the hotel - not a lot happens, so it is for chilling out. There are good Chinese restaurants there, as well as money changing facilities and a Super U supermarket.

I couldn't fault the staff or this hotel, as they were all hardworking, pleasant and very friendly.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2012 via mobile

Not everyone was bad. But this Indian lady who was on a 7pm shift on a sat (today) couldn't hold her eyeballs and bad manners rolling!! Just because of a trival matter on asking her help to call locally to make dinner reservations was returned by her attitude of oh-you-have-no-money-to-use-room phone-that's-your-business.
Oh and did I mentioned she, along with hotel guest, were sneering behind my back right after I head towards my room? That is one kind of classic service!!!
Beware of what room you are getting. If its one of those rooms just upstairs the reception, don't take. It's very very noisy !! You can hear downstairs, walking of stairs, next door, roof top squeaking!! (Which apparently I can't figure what is that noise) And the staff just tell me nahh there's nothing on top!!
The location ?? You have to travel everywhere by taxi!! There is no convienent store (the one in the hotel close at 6pm and throughout weekends), the centre is 1hr walk away, there's only 3 restaurants nearby. That's it. And mind you, taxi here in mauritius is SUPER expensive.
The Only hype is, a very well known nightclub is just 3mins walk away. Name is Enfants Terribles. Try that out lateee weekend nights. (1am onwards)

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

We were expecting to spend a nice weekend at the hotel but we were very disappointed. Nice hotel/room but the service are terrible. what we enjoyed was the room & the pool even if it was under repair from time to time. Choice of food are very limited both breakfast & dinner and repeated menu. No real animation compare to other hotels in Mauritius and no water sports on Saturday, so we could not enjoy it as we had to checked out at 11 am (hotel policy) on Sunday.
Overall not value for money!!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

We had great time at this hotel as the management was attentive and accommodating. If you are with a group of people this is a good spot, it is very cozy and not far from Grand Baie.

Breakfast is disappointing as it is poorly presented and always the same.

There is also no open sea view but the color of the bay on a sunny day is gorgeously green. We were unlucky to have the wind every day of our stay, so do your research.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Sea view villa has excellent services. We really enjoyed our stay.
Nice rooms with pool in front and direct beach access.
Some local dogs in surrounding area need to be removed.
Room rate are quite competitive and services are of good quality.
Breakfast is average.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Additional Information about Ocean Villas

Address: Royal Road, Grand Baie, Mauritius
Region: Mauritius > Riviere du Rempart District > Grand Baie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Grand Baie
#13 Spa Hotel in Grand Baie
Price Range: £82 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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