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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Tamarin

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davebelgi...
Basel, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Just ideal”
Reviewed 12 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Nice apartment (very well equipped) and beautiful location. Friendly, helpful owners and staff.
What you should do/visit: Kite surf/windsurf @ Le Morne beach - ION Club, horse riding also @ Le Morne, hike/climbing Le Morne - Yanature.com, boat trip with Nicolas (ask owners), Île aux aigrettes, south coast, ...

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
13 Jul 2016
Thank you for your comments

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay.

We hope to hear from you again in the future

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Queenie-1...
London, United Kingdom
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1 review
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“A memorable and luxurious stay!”
Reviewed 9 June 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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My family and I had an amazing stay at these beautiful luxury apartments. We stayed here for two weeks and were sad to leave. We were greeted by the most friendly hosts Agnes and Ken, we left Olana feeling that we have made new friends in Mauritius.

Everything is clean and new. You get very friendly and warm housekeepers, who provide you with clean towels everyday, you get a gardener to cut fresh coconuts for you, you get a night guard to ensure you are safe, (although it is a very safe and a secure place), you get a skipper for your excursions which includes dolphin watching, snorkelling, breakfast and a BBQ lunch, you get the best tour guides that provide great information and you get great Mauritian chicken curry made by sweet Sabrina!

Olana is located on the best part of the island, you are very close to the main attractions. You are near a great mini supermarket “Food Lovers”, (miss those delicious hot croissants and fresh smoothies). You are very close to restaurants, supermarkets, banks and right on the beach.

We were given brilliant tips and advice whilst we were in Mauritius and we enjoyed hearing Agnes’ and Ken’s stories. They even got a birthday cake for our 4 year old daughter which was very kind and generous. She thoroughly enjoyed her birthday on Ken’s boat watching the dolphins and was always pleased to see Agnes. Agnes and Ken are always available, they are a phone call away should you need them. We just called them to come over for a coffee and a chat!!

Our daughter enjoyed the gorgeous pool and we all loved the stunning sunset along the beach. We are so glad we stayed at Olana and not in any other hotel on the island. You get your privacy and its relaxing. You don’t only get a room with a bathroom like you would in a hotel, instead you get a spacious apartment, 3 bedrooms all with their own ensuite showers, seating areas inside and outside, a big kitchen and utility room, your own parking space and a pool!

One simply cannot find anything negative about the hospitality and this superb accommodation. It has everything you need. It is ideal for families or a big group of friends. Staying at Olana made our visit in Mauritius most memorable. I award Olana 10 out of 10!!!

Thank you Agnes and Ken!

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Liked best: Pool and view from the apartment!
Liked least: Leaving Olana!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Jun 2016
Thank you very much for your kind comments.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Olana so much and we look forward to hearing from you again in the future

Kind regards
Villas Away
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Shane H
Bedford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Olana team was dedicated to making our holiday the best ever”
Reviewed 22 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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Lets get the negatives out of the way;
My only recommendations for the Olana team would be some nice hammocks and lighting down at the beach end of the property and a really top notch non stick frying pan. Otherwise the apartments had everything we could wish for.
The sea in front of the apartment is fed by the Black Gorge River and so the water isn’t as turquoise as some parts of the Island but those parts tend to be loaded up with lots of all-in-inclusive hotels or are on Islands/beaches without hotels/buildings.

Positives;
One of our favourite things on holiday is finding the amazing restaurants, which we did thanks to Agnes, and is one of the reasons we didn’t want an all inclusive.
The sea frontage of Olana has amazing views and our own private access to the sea, which was great. I explored the surrounding coast using their kayaks quite a lot and on occasion would be blessed with my own private dolphin encounters. I also made the most of being next to the Black River Gorge National Park and hiked to waterfalls and across the hill tops before the wife and kids woke one morning.
We’ve been on lots of great holidays but don’t think we’ve ever been looked after so well, thanks to Ken and Agnes and their team.
We chose to contract Sabrina (the cleaner) to prepare some home cooked Mauritian style food as well as set out and clean up breakfast each morning. This just meant that we could eat out or eat in but in a more relaxed way than traditional self catering.
We also asked Ken and Agnes to organise our car rental and prepare some trips to help us find the hidden gems of the Island and they surpassed our hopes and expectations. They have their own boat and took us away from the traditional tourist routes for rustic (but with waiters) bbq's on the beach of beautify Islands and early morning swimming with hundreds of dolphins was extra magical in the rain when nearly no other boats appeared. That one i will never ever forget!!
The accommodation is spacious and spotless and cleaned daily plus there’s the pool cleaners, gardener etc… this is not self catering as you may have experienced before…. for a couple of weeks we glimpsed what it is like to have our own personal team of staff dedicated to making our holiday the best ever…

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Liked best: Views and Olana staff
Liked least: Frying pan
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
22 Apr 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write your review.

We are delighted you had such an enjoyable time

We hope to hear from you again in the future

Kind Regards
Villas Away
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jmdean
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Holiday of a lifetime!”
Reviewed 18 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We have just come back from a 2 week stay at Olana beachfront apartments and we absolutely loved it! The apartments are identical to the pictures on the website, It has everything you could possibly need from a washing machine (with washing line and pegs!) :-) dishwasher, UK plug sockets , hairdryer, iron, BBQ! The apartments are really spacious and they open out to a large balcony where we would often relax with a cold beer and take in the gorgeous view.
The lovely owners Agnes and Ken came to greet us with freshly baked croissant's on our first morning which was a lovely touch and they told us about the Island and the various places we could visit. They really did recommend the best places, we went on some amazing boat trips one of which was a trip to Blue Bay and the other was to Ill Aux Benitiers where we had a fresh coconuts, a BBQ cooked for us whilst laying on white sand and overlooking the bright blue sea.
One morning we went to see the dolphins which was extra special because we were lucky enough to see approx 100 wild dolphins!!! swimming freely, we jumped in and swam with them which was truly amazing!
We also went to the races for the day in Port Louis which was such a different experience, Agnes organised a box for us all which was perfect and very reasonable in price and meant we could enjoy the races in style whilst drinking and eating, the kids enjoyed it too! Unfortunately we were not lucky enough to win any money!
There are restaurants near the apartment, we had a lovely steak meal and Italian. Further up the road is a 'The Bay hotel' which is a great place to have a drink and watch the sunset especially on the cosy beanbags.
What I loved most about this holiday was the balance of chilling out and exploring the Island.
Agnes and Ken really gave us a holiday of a lifetime, their knowledge on Mauritius was priceless and their staff in the apartments were very friendly and would always make sure the place was spotless.
The only problem is we've had the holiday blues for the past week but we will defiantly be returning one day!!

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Liked best: The trips and exploring such a beautiful Island.
Liked least: Mosquitos
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
19 Apr 2016
Thank you for your kind comments - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay.

We look forward to hearing from you again in the future

Kind regards
Villas Away
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Xman1968
Brampton, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful, Peaceful, Amazing view.”
Reviewed 12 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We spent our most wonderful sixteen day holiday at Olana recently.
From the moment we arrived, Ken and Agnes made us feel welcomed. The villa was exactly as described and seen in the pictures. There was six of us and there was a lot of room so that we did not at any point feel crowded. Each room has its own ensuite and the kitchen was very spacious and very well equipped. The villa itself has a great outdoor space and a wonderful pool and the entire property is pristinely maintained. This made for a very comfortable stay, we actually got to relax and really enjoy our vacation. The villa is very well located with restaurants, shopping centre and grocery stores, all within walking distance.
The advice that we received from Agnes about the places to visit was very valuable and detailed , this really helped us maximize our vacation.We were glad we followed her advice about buying pineapples from the vendor at Rochester falls! Best pineapples on the island!!
We highly recommend the day trip to Benitier island with Ken; We got to see the wild dolphins, we snorkeled and finally had a delicious lunch on the beach of Benitier island, it was a perfect day trip.
We will definitely go back to Olana on our next visit to Mauritius!

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Geckos
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
13 Oct 2015
Thank you for your kind words

We are delighted your enjoyed your stay.

We hope to hear from you again in the future

Kind regards
Villas Away
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
radman201...
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A little hidden gem!!”
Reviewed 5 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Having rented a car from 5* Shandrani we made our way through some interesting, but obviously very poor areas. Sceptical we made our way to the town of Tamarin. Closer to our final destination we were really starting to get worried, but as soon as we arrived our fears subsided. Ken and Agnes, a lovely couple were waiting for us at the premises, with friendly smiles and some great advice. Premises was as advertised, in fact it exceeded our expectations. Modern, neat, well maintained and clean. If you looking to experience all the island attractions, this is a great base location. Ken took the family on a fantastic excursion, swimming with dolphins and was a very warm and hospitable host. All round a great holiday.

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Oct 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

We hope to hear from you again in the future,

Kind regards
Villas Away
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
S M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing”
Reviewed 15 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed here for a month with 3 kids aged 9, 13 and 15. It couldn't have been better! The apartment was perfect and in a great location - clean and nicely decorated. Sabrina was very pleasant and cleaned for us every day - most people don't clean to my standards but I would have liked to take her home with me!! The kids loved the pool and beach. The beach in front of the apartment is small but it gets bigger around the corner and is beautiful. My husband and I walked along it for over an hour most days. Ken and Agnes were great and very helpful. We rented a kayak from them and also booked the boat for a trip to snorkel and see dolphins which was amazing - we even saw whales. Ken helped us with scuba diving as well and my 15 year old was able to get certified. They were full of information and suggestions. Everything we needed was close by - shops, cafe, post office, groceries etc. We rented a car and found more than enough to do to fill 4 weeks. In fact we will definitely be back and would stay here again.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Sep 2015
Thank you for your comments

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

We look forward to hearing again from you in the future

Kind regards
Villas Away
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