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Hotel Alamanda Hotel 2 star
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81 Avenue de Bourbon Saint-Gilles, Réunion -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

For those with small budgets who do not want to compromise on quality, the Alamanda hotel offers a friendly atmosphere and amenities. If you are looking for simple accommodation and do not mind walking a bit to get to the beach, opt for this address without hesitation.

This hotel review is a translation from the French published on our French site, Easyvoyage.com.

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    Location 8.36 /10

    The hotel is located on the Hermitage beach, 2 miles south of Saint-Gilles and 23 miles from the airport at Saint-Denis. For the transfer, you should allow about 45 to 90 minutes, depending on traffic.

    Accommodation 6.20 /10

    The 58 rooms of the Alamanda are housed in two one-storey L-shaped buildings. As for the view, a fourth of the rooms overlook the swimming pool, another fourth overlook the gardens and the rest of the rooms face the hotel entrance. Small (about 130 ft²) but functional, the rooms extend to a balcony with a table and two chairs. The room's design has some nice touches, such as a wall mirror framed with brass, tones of red which enhance the effect of the bright tiles. Individually controlled air conditioning, a telephone for direct international dialling and satellite TV (broadcasting 10 channels including 3 local of La Réunion) are all provided. The bathrooms are equipped with a shower cabin. The safe, available for free, is provided at the hotel's reception.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    Since its renovations in 2002 and 2006, the Alamanda has displayed Creole roofs with corrugated iron grey and white pelmets. Quite a busy place, the reception has a polished wooden counter. At the rear, you can access the swimming pool and the relaxation areas. With an area of 1,075 ft², the swimming pool is long enough to swim a few laps, provided there is no crowd! You can take the opportunity to linger in the park, amid numerous flowers, well maintained but yet in a limited area encircling the swimming pool. Equipped with a paved sun lounge and a lawn planted with coconut trees, it is a great place to sunbathe or relax in the shade on a deckchair.

    Food and drink 7.20 /10

    Overlooking the swimming pool, the restaurant (labelled "Restaurateurs of France") offers a simple and friendly atmocphere in which to have a meal, amid wooden furniture and tables decorated with flowers. Served buffet style, breakfast includes cereals, pastries and a variety of fresh bread. For lunch and dinner, the service is a la carte with a menu of the day. Tuna tartare is the specialty of the restaurant, and there is a varied menu which presents meats, fishes and salads in the traditional tastes of the island. It is possible to have a quick snack such as a salad or a hamburger, or order a specialty such as curry, acras, rougail, etc. In the afternoon and evening, the restaurant also serves snacks at the bar, open non-stop from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Beach 7.20 /10

    You can access the Hermitage beach by crossing a road and walking about 655 ft along a gravel path. The beach, stretching for several miles between Saint-Gilles and La Saline, offers a pleasant setting for relaxation and sports - jogging, cycling, mountain bike... thanks to a seafront promenade next to sand and lush vegetation. Bordered by filaos and tamarind trees, a broad band of white sand sinks gently into the lagoon: a shallow bathing area, where many fish and coral dwell (explore this submarine world with fins, mask and snorkel). When swimming, pay attention to the coral debris that can hurt your feet. If possible, it is better not to wear sandals because they cause damage to the fragile ecosystem of the lagoon. As the beach is public, shunshades and deckchairs are not provided. Don't forget to bring towels and snorkeling equipment with you in order to take advantage of the setting. On the other side, there are picnic areas extremely popular with local residents of La Réunion where they spend weekends with their families.

    To know

    The hotel's restaurant has been labelled as one of the "Restaurateurs of France". Please, note that the hotel has Wi-Fi Internet connection in the rooms, which are located beside the swimming pool, the bar and the residential places. In addition, thanks to its partnership with a sports club located nearby, the customers have free access to tennis and squash courts and a fitness room , from Monday to Friday.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, fitness

    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The friendly ambiance.
    • The traditional architecture.

    disadvantages

    • The beach is located 655 ft away.
    • The limited choice of activities.
    • A limited space around the swimming pool.
    • Some of the guest rooms overlook the car park.
    • The soundproofing
    • A night club just behind the hotel (noisy)

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Overall Score nc/10
      • Package deals in décembre 2013 Posted on 2014-04-12 Seul - 2 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        chambre et salle de bain très petite et isolation sonore pas terrible. Temps d'attente très long à l'arrivée. Personnel peu pressé. Mais proximité de la plage. Salle de restaurant agréable surtout au petit déjeuner

      • Advantages

        proximité de la plage

      • Disavantages

        taille de la chambre. Insonorisation

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      • Overall Score 5.20/10
    • Jacques P. Jacques P.  
      15 Opinions
      • Package deals in janvier 2014 Posted on 2014-02-11 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre sans vue)

        Hôtel relativement bien situé près du centre, mais en retrait de la mer. Piscine , bar et lieux de vie agréable Restaurant de qualité Le problème ce sont les chambres qui sont minuscules et tout particulièrement les sanitaires méticuleusement petits

      • Advantages

        Le lieux de vie ( piscine, bar, restaurant )

      • Disavantages

        Étroitesse des chambres et surtout des sanitaires

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      • Overall Score 4.80/10
    • Martine P. Martine P.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in décembre 2011 Posted on 2013-12-15 Seul - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        bel hotel mais dommage que les chambres formes cabine de bateaux soient un peu trop petites ainsi que les toilettes dans la cabine de douche c'est pas trop top sinon niveau restauration rien a dire c'était correct

      • Advantages

        piscines bonne restauration hotel propre près de la plage piscine

      • Disavantages

        chambres trop petites sdb trop petites incluant les toilettes

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      • Overall Score 7.50/10
    • Philippin M. Philippin M.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2013 Posted on 2013-11-23 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Nous avons passé une semaine à l'Hôtel Alamanda en demi-pension. Les extérieurs sont agréables : piscine, bar, restaurant, le personnel souriant et sympa mais chambre trop petite, très mal insonorisée, à côté d'une boite de nuit. Pour le repas en demi-pension: nourriture correcte, sans prétention mais nous regrettons l'absence de mets locaux. Un seul choix dans le menu. Au-delà de tout çà nous avons passé un bon séjour.

      • Advantages

        piscine, bar, propreté, accueil

      • Disavantages

        boite de nuit juste a côté

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      • Overall Score 6.50/10
      • Package deals in novembre 2012 Posted on 2013-11-22 Seul - 1 nuitée (Chambre sans vue)

        Nous y avons séjourné une nuit en novembre 2012. Accueil fort sympathique, chambre très petite (pas de place pour ouvrir une valise en 2). On entend un peu le bruit du couloir. Bonne literie. Nous avons très bien dormi. Salle de bain petite mais tout à fait optimisée. Restaurant: dîner très très bon ! Petit déjeuner: nous avons pu être servis avant l'heure prévue (avion à prendre) sans aucun problème. A recommander

      • Advantages

        Accueil Restaurant Situation géographique

      • Disavantages

        Chambre petite Chambre pas très bien insonorisée (bruits du couloir)

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      • Overall Score 7.50/10
    • Johanna E. Johanna E.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in novembre 2011 Posted on 2013-11-20 Seul - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Accueil agréable et bonnes prestations

      • Advantages

        Cocktails au bord de la piscine, bon restaurant. Chambres propres.

      • Disavantages

        Chambres minuscules. Relativement cher par rapport aux prestations.

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      • Overall Score 6.25/10
    • Meurou M. Meurou M.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in mars 2011 Posted on 2013-11-05 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        proximité de la plage, piscine, possibilité de restauration... un cadre idéal pr découvrir La Réunion !

      • Advantages

        proximité plage personnel très serviable

      • Disavantages

        chambre exigue, notamment espace douche.

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      • Overall Score 7.25/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      4 Opinions
      • Package deals in janvier 2013 Posted on 2013-11-03 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        hotel sympathique situé en plein centre de la station balnéaire de saint gilles à proximité du lagons, des bars et des discothèques.

      • Advantages

        localisation intéressante prix des chambres chambres qui comprennent tout le nécessaire

      • Disavantages

        chambres petites piscine petites beaucoup de passages les soirs de weekend

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      • Overall Score 5.71/10
    • Jessica M. Jessica M.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in janvier 2012 Posted on 2013-07-29 Seul - 2 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        belle hotel , de tres jolie chambre , un restaurant sympathique !

      • Advantages

        une grande piscine , de tres bon repas au restaurant

      • Disavantages

        chambres un peu petites

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      • Overall Score 8.75/10
    • Elisa M. Elisa M.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in juin 2013 Posted on 2013-07-09 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        hotel tres agreable,tres bonne position

      • Advantages

        tres bonne positions bonne qualité prix tres propre

      • Disavantages

        chambre petite chambre bruillante

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      • Overall Score 8.25/10
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