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... So, for about the first hour, I didn't unpack anything just in case we had to evacuate. Luckily we didn't. The beach here has many flash boats anchored in the harbour, so perhaps in the peak season lots of rich people from Europe come here to holiday. There really isn't a lot to do here apart from going to the beach. The beaches are much nicer than on the south of the island because they have fine sand, gently sloping and no dumping waves. They look ideal. But, the wind is keeping ...
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We arrived at the hotel and I was taken up to my room. I don’t require anything fancy. It was simple, a queen size bed, balcony, table with chairs, fridge, and a few ...
I slept very well last night, the first good night of sleep I'd had in three days. So I woke feeling well rested and thankful for it.
I caught up on "office" work during the first part of the morning, then went to run some errands. I changed some money, bought bottled water and a contribution to bring to the dinner in the evening. I walked through the colorful Quatre Bornes market which is located right next to the Gold ...
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10 April – 17 April
Bon voyage! And they're off... touchdown Mauritius!
Having survived the Spanish inquisition at immigration (apparently jobless, homeless, broke travellers are less welcome in Mauritius than the well-heeled), a taxi brought us to our self-catering studio at Bruyere Apartments in Pereybere at the north of the island.
Having had (enough?) time to ponder ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
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Historical Traveler Reviews Coin de Mire Attitude Grand Baie
Très bon choix
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)
Les chambres sont charmantes, spacieuses et fonctionnelles, situées dans des bungalows d'un étage répartis dans un jardin tropical très mignon et très bien entretenu. Service très sympa, impeccable.
Piscine mignonne et bien nette, autour du bar. Suffisamment de transats (confortables) autour de la piscine et dans le jardin pour pouvoir contenter tous les candidats (ici, pas de politique de la serviette de bain pour réserver les places, fort heureusement!)
La plage avec superbe vue est située de l'autre côté de la route, mais pas vrament génant, et puis cela justifie certainement le prix très compétitif des chambres.
Endroit plus intime que grand-baie, qui est beaucoup plus touristique. Arrêt de bus en face de l'hotel, facile donc de se rendre à grand-baie, mont choisy, cap malheureux, etc...
Petit conseil aux plongeurs: le centre de plongée avec lequel travaille l'hotel (celui de l'hotel paul et virginie) est sympa mais pas très pro (matériel vétuste, un peu d'impro genre on va chercher à la dernière minute les détendeurs qui manquent dans l'hotel d'à côté,...). Mieux vaut se déplacer vers le très professionnel blue water diving center de Trou aux biches (30 minutes de l'hotel en bus).
Bref, on reviendrait bien passer quelques temps dans ce charmant endroit!
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
The Coin De Mire - What a holiday
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.
Although this is one of the smaller hotels in the Veranda Resorts chain, you are made to feel like you are the most important person in the hotel by the way you are treated.
The food is buffet and there are lots of choices of different varieties, where you will always find something you like. There is lots of food that is cooked in front of you to your own specific taste, including breakfast, which is great to choose from hot food, fruit, pastries and lots more.
All of the staff and especially management always have time for you if you need advice or help booking local trips.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to go to Mauritius - Because it is not the biggest in the chain, without a doubt, you definately feel the benefit of the personal touch.
I personally had some special requests for myself and my girlfriend and I was made to feel like nothing could be too much trouble, which ended in us having a lovely lovely night.
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.
We booked at the Coin De Mire hotel, a small but charming hotel. Although i had some doupts about the hotel being a 2 star, we were most amazed when we arrived, warm and friendly welcome, as if we were the only one arriving that day. The rooms are simple but the added bonus was the airconditioning. The small let down was that the beach was on the other side of the road but then again you would probably walk that much if you stayed in a hotel on the beach. The security guards were most helpfull when crossing the road. The buffet for breakfast and dinner were great, our room attentand was great, my wife loves flowers and we had new flowers in decoration on the bed everyday. I rated this hotel excellent because for a 2 star you would expect less and therefore it is great value for money.
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.