The Dinarobin is one of the most endearing hotels in the group Beachcomber. Located along the Morne peninsula, it offers space, peace and relaxation, attentive service and gastronomic buffets. Lots of sports and activities are made available. But the setting invites you to rest and try the spa.
This hotel review is a translation from the French, published on our French site, Easyvoyage.com.
The hotel is located on the seafront, at the foot of Morne, at the southwestern tip of the island. Port-Louis is 28 miles away ( within 1 hour of drive ) and the airport is 43.5 miles away (1 h 30 of travel ).
The Dinarobin delight couples, but it doesn't refuse families either. A club is scheduled for 3 to 12 years old children. It operates from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m .
A jewel of the hotel, the spa, expanded in 2006, uses Clarins products and also has a filtered sea water pool. It is freely accessible, like its sauna and hammam in the spa. As for the treatments, massages offer a stunning range, from Ayurvedic to shiatsu. Hot baths, seaweed and sea mud wraps and conventional treatments are also available.
For fans of the Internet, three stations have been set up in a room near the reception. Access is extra.
Built in 2001, the Dinarobin is composed of pavilions on 1 to 2 floors set in a semi-circle along the beach. You will appreciate the straw roofs that give a nice style to the hotel, but it is deplorable that the fašades have been painted yellow. A darker colour would have fitted more the standing of the hotel. Beyond this, all the common areas are an invitation to relaxation. From the rattan lounges in the reception area, decorated with red and saffron cushions, to the vast lagoon pool overlooking the beach on two levels, the transitions between outside and inside, between the gardens planted with coconut trees and ceilings with apparent beams, are in a real harmony. As for activities, the 18-hole golf course is to be mentioned, but the hotel also has three tennis courts and bicycles for rent for the hour or the day.
The rooms are without any doubt the pride of the Dinarobin. The 172 rooms are all oriented towards the sea. Among them, 22 offer furthermore an unobstructed sight onto the beach. Being very spacious ( 65 m▓ for the junior suites, 115 m▓ for the presidential suites ), they have a pleasant ceiling height for the rooms on the top floor. But all are equipped with a large terrace sheltered from the sun by a thatched roof and furnished with a comfortable rattan sofa, a table and chairs made of teak. The rooms are also equipped with a king-size bed and a kit for making tea / coffee in addition to the expected amenities : air conditioning, a mini-bar, telephone and satellite television. As for decoration, the choice of fabrics gives it a sober atmosphere, with a pleasant monochrome decoration in beige and brown. The bathrooms have separate toilets, dressing room, a shower, a bathtub and a double washbasin. Bathrobes, slippers and a hair dryer are provided.
The Dinarobin has three restaurants. The main restaurant, which overlooks the swimming pool and the lagoon, is open for each meal. Breakfast is served buffet style, lunch and tea are offered a la carte and dinner, delicious, alternates buffets and fixed menu deals ( fixed menu, with 2 choices for each course ). Widely open to the outside, the dining room has a terrace overlooking the pool. The furniture in varnished wood is simple and warm. Both restaurants serve Ó la carte and allow you to eat an Italian cuisine, in the first restaurant, and a Creole cuisine ( with seafood specialities ) in the second restaurant. Two bars complete the facilities. One, very relaxed style, overlooks the beach, while the other, more cosy, is quite suitable for cognac and cigars after dinner.
Be also aware that the 4 restaurants and the Paradis bar are freely accessible to customers of the Dinarobin. A shuttle service (free) operates between the two hotels from 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The beach stretching before the Dinarobin is among the 4.3 miles of fine sand near the side of Morne. There is plenty of room, but not necessarily in terms of width. Straw sunshades, teak deckchairs are fitted out on 0.6 mile, wherever the shoreline allows it. An area reserved for swimming has been marked in the sea with buoys. You'll be within your depth everywhere, with water up to your waist at the maximum but be careful, it is imperative to wear sandals because the bottom is strewn with slabs of coral. As for activities, the water sports centre allows you to practice diving, game fishing, banana, sailing, kayaking and water skiing. Be careful, an extra charge is required for diving, game fishing and banana riding.