The Oberoi Hotel in Mauritius
Convenience, luxury, history, amenity and natural beauty make The Oberoi, Mauritius one of the best places to stay
Conveniently located only 15 kilometers from the capital, Port Louis, The Oberoi, Mauritius stands amidst twenty acres of lush, sub-tropical garden. It also enjoys an enviable position on the shores of Turtle Bay, a natural marine park with a rich coral reef. The Oberoi, Mauritius also has easy access to six hundred meters of combed, white sand beaches blessed with magnificent sunsets every day. The beach area is not your typical powdery white sand beach, though. It is quite rocky and has a very small swimming area. The Oberoi, Mauritius does have amazing sunsets, which more than compensate for its lack of a powdery beach.
The Oberoi, Mauritius also houses four national monuments that date back to the French Colonial period and together make up a battery that was an integral part of the defense system of Mauritius in the old days. The main gunpowder store now serves as an exclusive dining space making it an idyllic place to dine. The battery also makes The Oberoi, Mauritius a very historic place to stay in.
When arriving at the hotel, guests feel like they are entering a paradisiacal place. The grounds are immaculately clean. From the moment guests arrive they are treated like royalty. Check-in is done in an impressive, efficient, personal and very professional manner. A reflection of the hotel’s sensitivity to and anticipation of guests’ needs.
The rooms are spacious and very tastefully decorated. A surprise birthday cake upon arrival in the room makes each stay truly memorable. At The Oberoi, Mauritius, special occasions are celebrated with a bang. On one occasion, the hotel staff went to great lengths to celebrate a guest’s daughter’s birthday. The room was set up with balloons and a special cocktail was arranged. Rose petals in a candlelit bath were also arranged for the parents upon their return from a sunset cruise. The birthday celebrant even received a small gift when they left. It’s the little details like this that make every guest’s stay truly special and sets it apart.
The Oberoi, Mauritius is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. But if you prefer entertainment over luxury, The Oberoi, Mauritius doesn’t have much to offer when it comes to entertaining. You’re better off staying elsewhere. But if you’re looking for a real haven, an excellent getaway from the hustle and bustle coupled with superb service then The Oberoi, Mauritius is an excellent choice.
When it comes to food, there are three restaurants at The Oberoi, Mauritius. These are On the Rocks, the main restaurant; and the Gunpowder room. On the Rocks is known for its mouth-watering barbecues and you can dress casually. Tell the chef what you like as he can concoct dishes outside the menu and on the spot. Not only is the food good but On the Rocks is also perfect for watching stunning sunsets. A luxury that is not availalbe at the main restaurant. Depending on when you go sunset times vary so best to check with the hotel.
Reservation at the main restaurant is not necessary – you just turn up between 7pm until 11pm. The last order is at 11pm. The main restaurant is fine dining so you need to dress up. Long trousers, closed shoes and a shirt, and no flips flops for men are required. Ladies usually wear dresses, either smart casual or smart. The food menu changes regularly and is really top quality. You get a choice of Mauritian and Indian and European options daily. Lobster is available for a supplement over half board in both restaurants (and costs around 800 rupees). For guests staying on half board basis, everything else on the menu is included. You can’t do an all-inclusive package here though. But best to go for half board, as dinners can be costly starting at £130 for a couple without drinks. For such amount you get one dish from the starters, one main dish plus dessert and coffee/ tea. You have to pay extra for water.
Tap water is not drinkable at the restaurant so you have to choose between still or sparkling water which could cost around £4 a bottle. Food is served in large portions so you better come hungry. There are no restaurants within walking distance of The Oberoi, Mauritius so thankfully the food choices at the hotel are good. Others who have tried outside say the food isn’t as good as the food in The Oberoi, Mauritius. You also get to enjoy live entertainment at the bar and On the Rocks restaurant during the evenings. It is music that is pleasant to the ears and relaxing.
Overall The Oberoi, Mauritius is an excellent place to stay and is a great value for money.
The Oberoi, Mauritius
Disclaimer: Review written by me for justelite.com; all photos are taken from justelite.com. Reposting with permission. Originally published here.