Coin de Mire Attitude
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... m supposed to trust it. (I'm a woman traveling alone, I'm not an idiot.) He pointed to a sign which said something along the lines of police office and asked/directed me to go in. By then, I figured it must be legit, but why me? He asked me more questions which I answered, then he took me into a cubicle/office with a woman and another officer. They gave me an "official" form for me to complete and seemed to be very concerned about what medications I was bringing in. They then ...
... about 8 Mauritian men were talking about me. I couldn’t stand it anymore so I started walking back to the hotel.
Further down the road, I had two choices. I entered the one that had was larger. I asked the bartender if I could sit anywhere. He nodded.
A waiter came up to me and smiled. He saw me headed to the very last table and pulled out my chair.
“Just one?” He asked.
I smiled. “Yes”.
... was 500 students jumping up and down on the top deck of a cruise ship in the pouring rain to music. It was amazing. Minutes later it stopped and it was a clear sky, and we were left soaking wet. It was one of the greatest nights on the ship yet.
The next day, the ship was very nice to us once again. Instead of the regular 7am-8:30am breakfast that I manage to pull myself out of bed to eat every morning, they had a 10:30am-1pm BRUNCH! I love brunch so much. So for ...
... our hotel restaurant was good, better than the overpriced prawn curry that Alice ordered - it had only 5 prawns in it.
Also there was the very nice open-air restaurant at Grande Baie, where we ate lunch twice.
Unmemorable pizza place - Borsalino - on Waterfront, outside cybercafe, at Port Louis.
Very inexpensive local place in Port Louis, where we ate vegetable rotis & tasty snacks.
Poor buffet at Hotel ...
... were able to make it into the rooms and the rest of the group had to sleep on the beach. I know, I know, it sounds like we are a bunch of criminals trying to rip off all of the hotels. The next morning, when the guards left, the rest of the group joined us in our rooms and got ready for the day. We checked out after getting another stern talking-to, and we hailed a few taxis to take us Pt. Jerome where the catamaran that we had booked was supposedly waiting for us. When ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Coin de Mire Attitude Grand Baie
Nous sommes très satisfaits de notre séjour (1 semaine) au coin de mire. Mérite vraiment mieux qu'un 2 étoiles (niveau 4 étoiles je dirais), et le prix des chambres est très correct, vu les standards élevés de l'île maurice. Les prix des boissons et des repas hors menus sont quant à eux du niveau d'un 4/5 étoiles ! (ex: 2.5 Eur la bière, 20 Eur la bouteille de vin la moins chère, ...ce qui est nettement au dessus de la moyenne des restos de l'île)
Enjoyed our stay
westayed 2weeks and was very impressed with this hotel we have stayed in both 4 and 5 star hotels all over the world yet couldnt fault this one, it definatly deserves a higher rating than 2-3. star.
The staff were lovely very helpful and very friendly n othing was too much trouble for them We were all inclusive and the drinks flowed even cocktails which I highly recomend. The food was good and varied the head cheif made a point talking to guests to get thier fedback. Management were helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel and would like to go back next year as it was such value. Well done coin de mere.
what a great holiday!!!! im already looking forward to next year!!! this is a nice little hotel set by a small beach,but must surely have the most freindly staff on the island!the rooms were comfortable,spacious and clean.the gardens were beautiful.there was lovely little touches here and there like flowers in the loos& on tables etc .there was a nice little gift shop and beauty salon...uumm very nice!! we were all inclusive and the value for money was fantastic.The chef was extremely accomodating to our special dietry requirements& buffet style food was very good.waiting staff at restaurant were very attentive and bar staff entertaining!! (head barman rather dashing too !!) i recommend the rum cocktails...!! our family had two birthdays during our stay,both celebrated with complimentry birthday cakes!! flowers were left in the room and special arrangments for floral gifts easily arranged and very cheap.nothing seemed too much trouble for the staff, we felt like V.i.P s! evening entertainment was very pleasant but Grande baie is a taxi drive away and theres nightclubs and bars there if you want. There is a childrens club run by lovely lady, my 8yr old boy didnt attend as mostly the children were french or german and hes a bit shy but he was very happy with pingpong, pool and darts not to mention the chilly pool .. which didnt bother him at all but was too cold for me!! All in all it was fab we had a great time and we are likely to return.well done Coin de Mire .. thanks a lot !!!x
Simple and Relaxing
We were most amazed when we finally arrived from our trip from the airport. We had read some reviews on the hotel and carefully chosen. We wanted a budget hotel since we wanted to spend most of our time site-seeing. We stayed 14 days at Coin De Mire hotel, the rooms are simple but well maintained, possible lack of amenities but then again for the price in Mauritius we considered it good value for money. The food was excellent reflecting local dishes, the staff can't do enough to serve you. The beach is on the other side of the road :( our agent possibly forgot to tell us that! but we were not disapointed as it is just across the road. Grand Bay is great for the night life and there are a lot of shopping places. Bottom line... We had a good time.
Chris & Sal
I would like to say that this hotel has the most fantastic staff who are so so helpful and friendly. The management and staff are more than happy to accommodate any special requests that you have and carry them out to the highest standards.
Fantastic staff - beautiful hotel
The Coin de Mire was one of the least expensive hotels in the brochure, but we decided to risk it as the pictures seemed attractive. We were extremely happy to see not only that the hotel was more beautiful than the pictures, but that we were getting great value for money.
The breakfasts especially were wonderful, with a made to measure omelette service, fresh tropical fruit, and all the jams you could think of. The free water sports on the beach were also great fun and the beach is fine for swimming, despite what another reviewer has said. You just needed to swim out more than 10/15 metres to find gorgeous coral and tropical fish - wonderful for snorkelling.
We had a lovely holiday here and would definitely go back.
Pretty good value hotel
We stayed at hotel for 18 nights and had the most wonderful time. It is a really pretty hotel and well kept lovely gounds. We could see the sea from our room which was great. There were 2 pools which also were lovely and well looked after. Our room was immaculate every day after servicing and we had clean towels every day. The staff were everso friendly and could not do enough for us. Breakfasts were fantastic, evening meals were ok but it was nice to eat out a couple of times. Drinks were quite expensive so bought some rum and wine etc from local supermarket, however it would of been nice if a fridge was in room. Used local bus outside hotel which was cheap and easy. Hotel is def above a 2 star and good value for the money. Would def go back.
We traveled to Mauritius for the First Time as we heard great reviews about the people there who are fantastic.
Hotel nice but staff not.
The hotel was nice with two pools, a nice restaurant and bar. Located near a beach, you just need to cross the road. But that beach is not very nice for swimming. Our room was clean and comfortable. Some of the staff in the restaurant and bar were almost rude but fortunately there was a few nice ones too. We are used to the friendliness, smiles and hospitality in Asia so we were a little surprised.
We stayed at another hotel on Mauritius too and there the staff was a lot nicer. Nice thing about Coin de Mire is that there is some entertainment almost every night and some watersports are free of charge. The food at the buffet was ok but not supergood.
Not the best but worth every pound
We stayed in the coin de mire, during september.
The room had a view of the sea, and although other hotels are on the beach this was within spitting distance of the beach (just over the road).
Coin de Mire appears to be alone, on a map, but is within easy walking distance of several villages
and a decent walk to Grand Bay, which is a fairly busy place, and has a Super U (almost hyper market)
where you can get almost anything.
The food in the hotel was quite frankly amazing especially the breakfasts.
I would recommend all inclusive as the bar prices are a bit steep.
There were Gecho's in our room which disturbed our lass, but other than that I would recommend it to anyone.