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Emeraude Beach Attitude
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Belle Mare
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 July 2012

we went to Mauritius in May, rented a car with Jose at Exodus and would highly recommend him, very good value and helpfull man. we collected the car at the airport and headed off to Emeraude along the beautiful coastline of Mauritius with some very quaint and enchanting villages along the way.

when we arrived at the hotel we received a very warm and frienly welcome, with a very refreshing ice tea and cold towel to cool down, once we checked in straight away we were offered lunch even though we missed the buffet ... we got a couple of very nice tuna bagguets with chips .. just what we needed thanks Jimmy!!

Once we finished we were taken to our room, and as soon as the doors slid open we were very pleased to find that the room looks exactly as the pictures, very clean confortable and fresh feel about the place made as feel right at home, the shower is great there is a safe in the room, tv ,mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities. We had a slight problem with the shower the first night but they were very accomodating letting us use another room and given the choice to stay there the night, imediatelly fixed first thing in the morning, they seam to be on top of everything, and maintain the complex to its best potencial.

the restaurant was fine, they have a different theme every night, indian, chinesse, italian, mauritian etc... it was mainly good but not great , the best was definatelly the curries other that that it was a bit bland for us maybe a bit samey too would give it around 3 out of 5, would recommed the hotel to offer a bit more choice,

the staff were all great Serita took very good care of us and a exceptional and friendly lady! Mike and Kavi also made our stay a very plesent and memorable one.... we would also like to say thank you to Sammy the bar man and Jerry the very talented entertainer all of whom made us want to stay in mauritius and not return to the uk. Challenge Jerry to ping pong to become champion! :o)

Fantastic beach just across the road from the hotel and a little village 10 mins down the road with a few shops and couple suppermarkets for essentials if needed...

... we had the glass bottom boat trip that we enjoyed... but one of the best days we had was on the trip to ille cerf island very beautiful and enjoyable day where we did parasailing and also had a trip to the water fall but overall a true paradise!

plenty of things to do in Mauritius as we had the car we had a couple of days touring the island and found the north very pleasent a bit more commercial if you like it a bit more livelly, but the one place i would say to go would be flic and flac beach on the east of the island, there is a good market there too in qatre bornes so a nice day out.

ps:take very strong mosquito repelant, and rubber beach shoes many sea earchings there!

would also be very carefull when booking as they have two forms of all inclusive, the emeraude inclusive will exclude most drinks and limit you as to when you can drink,(ie:one glass of wine with dinner other than that only beer) also you will miss out on the mini bar in the room .and the complimentary boat trip to ille cerf unless you pay for it.

overall this holiday was definatelly one of the best we have had, the people were very friendly the place is very exotic and beautiful the hotel was great good location too, and would definatelly go back

Thanks for a wonderful stay

Adam & Vicky
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

Just back this morning after a two week break, booked via British Airways.
I am very glad I had double checked that I was booked on the full AI, as opposed to the enhanced full board package ( the Emeraude all inclusive). Other guests I met, and those still arriving had NOT been booked fully all inclusive by a variety of tour companies, including Hayes &Jarvis, and Kuoni. This is a real bone of contention, as many people I spoke to felt that term "all inclusive" had been wrongly applied to their holiday.
So, Tip 1....if you are booking this hotel, or are just about to holiday here, check now with your tour operator, to what exactly do they mean by "all inclusive". To upgrade at the hotel on arrival will cost about 13 Euro's per day.
The full all inclusive covers restocking the mini bar, all drinks from 11am to 11 pm, free trip to Isle de Cerf, and a discount at the spa, tea/coffee with cakes at 5 pm.
Rooms: Very good, cleaned every day,a/c,net and black out curtains, mozzie plug in provided, hair dryer, plenty of accessible plug points ( no need for an adapter if coming from the UK) really excellent shower, no baths. A chest of drawers provide extra storage, and the mini bar is restocked daily with still and sparkling water, cola, tonic water and some cartons of fruit squash, Phoenix beer and Guinness. The toilet is sperate from the shower cubicle. A safe is provided, and the wardrobes are door less. Ground floor rooms have a small terrace, while first floor rooms have a small balcony. I understand that extra beds for children, and twin bed rooms are only available in the ground floor rooms. There are some connected rooms.

Beds were comfortable, small pillows, and towels changed daily. I noted that previous reviews said the towls were old and scratchy, but that was not my experience.. just don't expect big fat bathsheets, or face flannels.
Tip 2, no wifi connection/signal from the bedrooms, but the hotel do provide a free PC, and if you bring your own laptop, you can get a connection in the reception area.

Food: All meals are buffet style, and there is adequate choice, plenty of salads and usually a choice of three desserts. Some meals are better than others, and most nights there is a themed buffet.. Chinese night, Indian night etc. After a week of buffets, I switched to table d'hote each evening, and found the food generally much better. Food is covered, but some guests forget to replace the coverings. Timing can be a bit of an issue in the evenings, as some food items can be very popular, and run out, with a delay (at times) before another batch has been cooked. There is a micro wave for heating milk, baby food.
Tip 3....Wine is freely available in the restaurant, in vacuum packed wine bags that are stored in wine barrels. Sometimes the wine is not fully chilled, but the wine from the bar is always fully chilled, and is either from bottles or vacuum packs.

The Bar: This is the focal point for most evening activities, and is open from 11 am to 11 pm. What ever your board basis, you can expect to pay for drinks after 11 pm. However, some nights there were no staff after 11 pm. As I stayed in the low season, I presumed that staff numbers had been reduced, which is why the bar closed promptly.
Cocktails..... delicious but some are stronger than you think!!
AI ends at mid day.
Seating is comfortable, but the birds do like to join you for tea and cakes!!

Tip..... Spray your legs and feet with bug spray, especially on the evenings. The bar is partially sand covered, and sand flies do seem attracted to some people more than other. Also.... don't bother with high heels.. sandals and flatties are more comfortable and practical.

Entertainment: The hotel put on some entertainment during the week... and the standard was pretty good! . The singers could really sing, the dancers put on a good show, and the musicians were excellent. However, some teenagers took over the playlist one night and suceeded in clearing the dance floor and the bar!
Speaking of teenagers.... unless they like the beach and swimming pool, this may not be the hotel for them. There is a snooker table ( cost of about £1.50 a game), and table tennis ( free), and the dive centre is next door. But there is no creche, kids room etc. and older children could get bored.

The Beach..... wow! Nothing to add that hasn't already been said in previous revews...but get some plastic beach shoes, are the sea urchins like to hide in the sea weed. You can buy them locally for between 2500 and 300 MRU.. but not in the hotel boutique, where prices are very high.
Tip.. it's a short walk, or a free taxi ride into Belle Mare village, enough shops, and banks and a money changer. Expect to haggle in the shops, or, even better, go to Flac Sunday market for souvenirs.

Getting around: The hotel can call a taxi for you, and has a set price list for popular destinations. BUT.......you can very easily walk out of the hotel and there are usually taxi's immediately outside the hotel, or at the taxi rank near Belle Mare, where you can negotiate a price for individual trips or a whole days travel.

Staff.... are warm, welcoming and unfailingly helpful Samy the bar tender was telling me that he will have been with this hotel for 21 years on 13th of July.. that's quite a service record! Sarita and Jimmy in the restaurant go out of their way to ensure guests have a wonderful time, and their positive attitude has rubbed off on some of the younger waiters too. Ravi the food and beverage manager is very approachable and responds immediately to any question or query.
To sum up, this is a small well kept hotel, lushly planted, but with limited facilities in an excellent location. It is very easy to relax here, and fellow guests get into the swing by chatting readily, swapping books, tips and stories.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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15  Thank mcpinder
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Having just returned from two weeks at the Emeraude hotel,myself and my husband enjoyed every minute. The food was very good,and the Table d'hote was excellent. The rooms were very clean with a great shower and adequate space for everything. The makeup mirrow with the light was a very good feminine touch. We are early risers so always got a sunbed on the beach.
The staff could not do enough for you and we had no problem with getting everything we needed.
We would like to say thank you to Coco,Sammy and Sunita for all their help, and a very special thank you to Jimmy and Mike for arranging a lovely table for us and some friends on our last night.
This is a very good three star hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

We have just returned from a great holiday at the Emeraude Belle Mare Mauritius. It seemed that nothing was to much for the staff to do for you. Especially Jimmy in the resturant and Samy at the bar. The General Manager, Ashok was always available to discuss any problems regarding restaurant, hotel, or room fortunately we had none. An added bonus was the shower, the best ever. Excellent value. Five star treatment for three star price.

Rosemary & George

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank rosemary m
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

We had booked this hotel last year 2011 for a stay in June of this year. We were so looking forward to staying here, but as other reviews have stated, when we arrived after a very long journey from the uk, and an hours taxi ride to the hotel, we were told they were booked up, and they were arranging for us to stay at their sister hotel Le Recif in the north of the island. We were very disappointed, but was told we could return in 3 days time. So we were packed into a taxi for another hours journey. I do not know what the Emeraude are playing at, as when we arrived at the sister hotel, several other holidaymakers had also been moved here due to the Emeraude double booking. After the long journey and unpacking our cases, we decided we could not face packing up again in 3 days time to return to the Emeraude as we had not even seen any of the hotel, so we decided to stay put for the full two weeks of our holiday, we thought it was better to stay in a hotel that was very nice rather than return to the unknown. But I think people need to be aware of the Emeraude's current practice, which was still happening to holidaymakers as we left Mauritius.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
2  Thank andymatt
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hotels_attitude, General Manager at Emeraude Beach Attitude, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2012

Dear Sir or Madam,

We would like to thank you for your feedback and apologize for the inconvenience which happened on your arrival. We are happy to know that you had a great stay in our sister hotel, Le Récif Attitude.

We would like to point out that however overbooking does happen in our industry, generally in very popular hotel, we insist that it is not a common practice.

We try our best to find solutions in these cases and we thank you again for your comprehension and understanding.

We look forward to welcoming you again at one of our properties in the future.

Kind regards,

Ashok Moorootea
General Manager

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Additional Information about Emeraude Beach Attitude

Address: Royal Road, Belle Mare, Mauritius (Formerly Emeraude Beach Hotel)
Region: Mauritius > Flacq District > Belle Mare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Belle Mare
#6 Spa Hotel in Belle Mare
#6 Family Hotel in Belle Mare
#9 Romantic Hotel in Belle Mare
Price Range: RM 460 - RM 900 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Emeraude Beach Attitude 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Emeraude Beach Attitude faces one of the island's most beautiful beaches, Belle Mare beach, with its kilometres of white sand, turquoise and emerald lagoon running along the east coast. Holidays are spent swimming and diving in a turquoise sea, without forgetting the magic of the glass bottom boat trips. To that genuinely Mauritian seaside holiday experience, the two bonuses offered are the beach attendance with Coco and his typically Mauritian beach cart, and the serenity of the Spa Attitude.Wood, stone and thatch are widely used in decoration and architecture. Built in the middle of a lush green garden, the four room bungalows totaling 61 rooms are decorated with refined taste and creativity. Of small capacity, friendly and charming, this 3 star hotel, together with its family members with their typical Mauritian expertise, reminds one of the old days' gentle way of life. Its innovative package "Emeraude Plus" is ideal to enjoy unrestrainedly, as a couple or a family, a seaside holiday in such an exclusive spot. ... more   less 
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