We wanted a week of complete relaxation and that's exactly what we got at Le Recif. Our room was on the first floor above the swimming pool and we were a bit concerned that there might be a lot of noise. There was none. Our room was very nice and well maintained by the staff. We used to get a beer at the small local supermarket to drink on the balcony after a day sunbathing and swimming. It was a good way to try out local beers. For everything else we used the hotel bar. The bar and restaurant were good. The food was varied, very tasty and plentiful. We ate one night at the upstairs restaurant and enjoyed that very much. The wine in the restaurant was fairly average and as we'd just come from South Africa, it also seemed very expensive - but no more so than in Britain. The watersports were great fun and the boys at the boat house were very helpful and supportive (for first time water skiers!). The staff of the hotel were wonderful. Everyone from the manager who met us on arrival to the guard at the gate, was friendly and helpful. This hotel was a great find and gave us exactly the holiday we wanted.
We arrived at this hotel with an open mind after reading lots of mixed reviews.
However, I am more than pleased to say that this hotel was absolutely fabulous. Staff were lovely, always happy to go the extra mile and that too with a smile. Spectacular views of the gardens, beach and the Ocean from the spacious Nirvana room. Room was very clean and the facilities excellent. And room was cleaned twice a day!!!
The hotel lobby was clean and grand. Food was good, plentiful, varied, fresh and enjoyable in the 180 restaurant. The other restaurants had to be booked but didn`t seem all that really. Pool bar, food and drink available but can be a bit expensive if you are on half board.
The pool, beach and water sports are enough to keep you busy during the day and several sports are lined up to ensure that you have lots to do such as beach volleyball, football, table tennis, tennis. You don't have to rush down in the mornings as, despite being fully booked, we never had to search for any sunbeds and you get free towels as well.
One disappointment for us was the room service which was a bit of a let down. When we booked in Nirvana the hotel mentioned a welcome bottle of wine on arrival and a daily fruit plate. But this did not happen. I had to remind them twice before room service sent us the wine and the fruit plates. We received the fruit plate only for 2 days during our 7 days stay. I did not bother to remind them again but was disappointed with the room service.
The hotel is neat and staff very friendly. Its suitable for persons on a business trip where a bed and breakfast is all required and you can go about your business during he day and come back to sleep. The price is very good but the breakfast completely unvaried. I would consider the hotel again for my next business trip but not for a family holiday as there is no entertainment at the hotel, the tv offers local stations, BBC and some French channel, they can do with a variety
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