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New Year Celebration overnight [a day ahead]
The Blue Margouillat Seaview Hotel stand up to its reputation, the overall atmosphere is geared to put you on a cloud 9. The room we stayed in was confortable and practical for its ground access, making it a breeze to access the pool. The restaurant was delightful and the selected Discovery menu was a given trust to the Chef's choice although we asked for and the main course to be fish based as they enabled that flexibility. - On the minus note: one of the staff just a bit too young to feel confortable interacting with us with attention, and possibly the outdoor furniture too bling chic instead of featuring authentic materials. +On the plus note : wonderful breakfast and allowing us a late check-out and a last dip at the swimming pool before our departure in the morning.
Perfect stay except for dinner service X’mas day
I arrived at the airport & realized the closest place to buy a sim card was near the Carrefour in town (since neither my Hong Kong sim nor my 2 wifi eggs worked here), being the day before Christmas eve the traffic was crazy & even trying to find parking was complete madness, by the time I got to the hotel it was getting dark and being able to grab a nice meal (had the 9 course seafood tasting menu with wine pairing) and then roll off to bed felt so indulgent. So here is the conundrum, you visit Reunion to ogle the prehistoric landscapes and lush foliage, hike, take helicopter tours of the jurassic mountains, but once at the Margouillat, you just don’t want to leave. For those that want adventures and luxury.... this place is the place to be. Being in or near the water is what it’s all about, the pool was never crowded, the view of the incredible coastline stunning all times of the day. After each meal, it was nice knowing it was literally just one flight of steps back to the room, or just pass out under the frangipani tree. It was an impeccable stay except for dinner my third and last night (12/25) when they were obviously understaffed, I sat down at 730 pm, waited until 8 pm before they took my order, @ 830 pm my amuse bouche arrived, @ 9 pm since my appetizer still did not made its appearance, I decided to leave, especially since guests that arrived after me were served their main course already & I had an early flight to catch. Otherwise, would have rated this a 5.
good place for trecking on the w.side
A very nice hotel, easy to reach, quiet, nice rooms, good service, a beautiful view on the sea.Clean swimminfg pool with deck chairs around. A very good breakfast thar fulfills ones wishes ob the terrace. Enough possibilities to park the car.
Restaurant with rooms-more emphasis on the restaurant
We spent three night’s here at the end of a trip in Ile de Reunion. I had expected this much-vaunted establishment to be the hotel-highlight of the holiday, but I was wrong there. Great hillside location for sunsets, and lovely pool area. But really this is a restaurant with rooms. We were in the first floor with a smashing view, but my goodness me, the room left a lot to be desired. Very smalol bed, tiny poor quality tv and a weird bathroom layout meant that I spent the 3 days working out how to walk around the room without bumping into stuff. I had to put our suitcase on the floor under the table, and spent much of my time grovelling around getting stuff in and out of it as there was so little space. A major annoyance was the way staff started laying out tables in the terrace and pool area for dinner at about 5pm. Or earlier. I definitely felt a bit of a inconvenience as this also meant staff were busy and hard to make contact with. Also when we had a bar snack despite asking to eat on the terrace we were told we had to sit at the pool as those tables were for the diners later -this at 4pm when diner was from 7! I had booked an evening meal on our last night but cancelled. I’m sure the food would have been great but there was no conviviality or atmosphere there that made me want to spend more money there. We walked into town and found some great eating options with smashing friendly staff and local delicacies. I realise this hotel is considered by many to be the best in Ile de Reunion. I suggest they examine their priorities; I booked this special place to feel special, and I didn’t.
Just Awesome !
We have never been disappointed by a Relais et Chateaux hotel and the Blue Margouillat is no exception. We had a wonderful stay (too short) in this exquisite place with an awesome service. Do yourself a big favour and make sure you eat there. The restaurant serves divine fine food of excellent quality. French cuisine with a tropical touch. We recommend Blue Margouillat without hesitation.
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