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“Why would you need an hotel ? C'est Ici is the bomb!”

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Residence C'est Ici
Rome, Italy
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25 reviews
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“Why would you need an hotel ? C'est Ici is the bomb!”
Reviewed 5 June 2013

I am blown away by everything about this place.
First the location, no road to cross, It is "pied dans l'eau" as they say. Just a few steps from your front door on the soft grass and there you are in one of the most beautiful beach in Mauritius, fine sand and crystal clear water. Most flats or studios also have amazing views of the sea and to top it all, the sun sets right in front of you, tinting the beautiful and well kept exotic garden of a rich orange light. Trou aux Biches is not a busy town nor a busy beach it is super relaxing.
3 minutes to the right you have a good supermarket with local and foreign produce, 3 minutes to the left you have a choice of 4 great restaurants from Creole to Chinese to more European, all dead cheap and cheerful. If you need more action, the groovy town of Grand Bay with it's bars, clubs and restaurants is only 10 minutes away by cab and easily accessible by bus if you are brave and want to feel like being in India.

The second best thing is the professionalism and kindness of the people there, from the owners who leave next door to Veda the super manager to the really sweet maids, to the lovely gardener and security staff... everyone greets you with a smile and go out of their way to answer your every needs all the time. Last but not least, the place is super safe with cameras and guard dogs at night.

The last thing is the value for money, why would you need an expansive hotel when you have it all at C'est ici? The super expansive 5 stars Trou aux Biches hotel is 3 minutes by foot to the north and guess what, C'est Ici has a better beach, plus you get a fully equipped kitchen.

Now some flats are newer and more modern than others, hence the price difference, but even the less modern ones are still very good and cosy. I saw all the different flats since my friends and family took over the all residence.

I always do my best to write truthful reviews and I really tried hard to find a fault at C'est Ici, but I could not, C'est Ici is the bomb!

Freddy French

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

If you are looking for a nice play so stay if you are stopping by Trou aux biches, I would warmly recommend the Residence C'est Ici. Everything in the residence is top notch, from the gorgeous location ( if you enjoy watching sunsets, you'll definitely be amazed by the place!) to the nice and comfortable rooms available. The staff is really friendly and helpful and you'll also have an access to some Free Wifi if you want to keep in touch with your friends and family abroad.
Among the other options available in the place, you can also grab a novel or a magazine from their bookshelves if you want some occupation while having a nice sunbath on the sand.

The heart-warming welcome and the beauty of the spot will definitely make you want to come back as soon as possible!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Have stayed at C'est ici several times and been a 5 star experience - the villa or appartmets are of a very high standard - clean/ well equipped /comfortable. The staff are friendly /efficient/ warm and fabulous with kids. Genevieve - one of staff- will cook most of the local dishes - a must is her fish curry - to die for ! The premises are safe with 24 hr watchman . Fabulous sunset /pristine beach and great swim.Better than a hotel !Free wifi a welcome bonus.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

This was such a great experience; the location of the area is perfect (right on the beach), the staff are friendly and courteous and the experience was magnificent. You know what you need to pay and how much the costs are for everything. This is a great place to stay when in Mauritius.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

Our return to Residence C'est Ici was more and more enjoyable this time. On top of the buildings new look, the garden getting greener and greener, all the plants growing, still not a mosquito, i guess they must be fumigating the place! The Free WIFI service was of so much help for us updating our facebook and staying in touch with friends and family via Skype! Lucky we brought our Ipad with us! The service, Great, Great!!! All the staff are so helpful and have always got a smile. And the beach is one of the best of the island. I strongly recomend early booking as the place gets booked very quickly! Rooms, bathrooms, toilets, kitchens are always cleaned thoroughly. Beautiful! C'est Ici, this is our second visit and this will not be the last!!!!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

We spent a lot of time looking for suitable accommodation in Mauritius, eventually choosing Trou aux Biches (which was the first great decision, best area in the Island), where we wanted the option of a beach front location, but the choice of evening meals wherever we wanted. However, the preference in Mauritius is half board or AI, which was too restrictive, plus a lot of TA reviews of Hotel buffets, are not very inspiring.

Consequently the only option was to find a self catering apartment. Trust me, Mrs BM was not overly impressed with the suggestion that she spends her holiday cooking!!

However, with little other alternative, and the promise of wonderful meals out, the deal was struck, and C'est Ici chosen.

I am having to stop myself raving about the place, because in reality the apartments are somewhat Spartan (minimalist if you prefer) on decoration, but the fact that the location is the number 1 spot on Trou aux Biches, that the beach facilities were the equal of the hotel next door, that the cleanliness of the apartment was A1, the friendliness of the staff genuine (example, the night security guard waded out into the sea at 4 o'clock in the morning to hold the boat steady when I set of fishing !), means that in using it as a base to explore the Island, and seeking out interesting dinning experience's around the North of the island at night, we would not have been served better by staying at the five star nearby, at 10 times the price.

The aircon works well, the bed comfy, the rooms neat and tidy. The kitchen area fully stocked and in good condition, (for when Mrs BM did have to cook lunch, but only to prepare the awesome fish I caught). The Balcony being the perfect place to unwind with a Sundowner or final night-cap, although the preference of most residents is to take the drinks and nibbles down to the beach for an impromptu drinks party each night to watch the sun go down.

In all, we were vastly impressed by C'est Ici, and if you can manage to walk the two minutes to the local supermarket to buy a few things, don't mind making your own coffee in the morning, pour your own Gin and Tonic's, and open a bag of crisps, this is a very good (massively economic, let's not deny it) alternative to a hotel. So much so, that I have managed to persuade Mrs BM to repeat the principle in 2012, which is a significant recommendation on it's own.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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sydney
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Reviewed 27 October 2010

Our stay was fantastic. The locatoion was perfect, great beach the hotel grounds spacious and the service was faultless. The rooms was cozy witha fantastic view of the beach.The Hotel is close to lots of water activities, and many good restaurants. The sun-sets were spectacular

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Residence C'est Ici
Address: Coastal Road, Trou aux Biches, Mauritius
Region: Mauritius > Pamplemousses District > Trou aux Biches
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Trou aux Biches
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Self-Catering Villas, Bungalows, Studios - Trou aux Biches-Mauritius Discover the tranquil settings of Résidence C'est ici for self catering holidays in Mauritius Enjoy the privilege of staying in a private villa in Mauritius: more space, privacy, home comforts, personalized service, all this on the exquisite beach of Trou aux Biches. Résidence C’est Ici is a complex of cosy self-catering fully furnished apartments and bungalows in a big garden planted with tropical flowers, plants & coconut trees. The property is peaceful, private and secure. A hymn to indigenous plants, the lush and verdant vegetation adds to its exotic charm. The property is situated directly on the famous long beach of Trou aux Biches village in the north-west of the island. All accommodations include fully equipped kitchen, hot shower, toilet and washbasin and terrace with sea view/ garden view. LocationTrou aux Biches, the well-known coastal village in the northern part of the island, provides a number of leisure activities; A few restaurants, The magnificent beach offers a shiny view with all types of pleasure-craft: fishing boats, boats for diving, speed-boats for ski fanatics as well as the traditional canoes for boat trips. We are a few hundred yards from the famous Popo supermarket, 1974 Cafe pub, La Caprese restaurant, Souvenir Snack and Trou aux Biches 5+ star hotel. ... more   less 
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