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Hotel Saint-Alexis Hotel 4 star
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? charming and prestigious hotel, the Saint-Alexis combines comfort and beauty in its infrastructures, and all the ingredients for a pleasant stay: gastronomy, hospitality, services and equipment of rare quality. Certainly the best address for a holiday in the region, and definitely one of our strongest recommendations.

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

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      Saint-Alexis   -   © Igor Lubinetsky / EASYVOYAGE

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      Saint-Alexis   -   © Igor Lubinetsky / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 7.5 /10

    The hotel is located between the resorts of Boucan Canot and Saint Gilles-les-Bains, 22 miles from the airport at Saint-Denis. For the transfer, you should plan about half an hour to an hour and a half depending on the traffic intensity.

    Accommodation 7.75 /10

    The advantage of the hotel. All 50 rooms of the Saint Alexis are spread over two levels near the two swimming pools and consist mostly of suites. Quite large, their sizes vary from 323 ft² in the standard rooms to 882 ft² for the larger rooms... Elegant and comfortable, all rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, telephone (direct dial for international calls), a safe, a mini bar, satellite TV, a fan, a great marble bathroom with a bathtub, a hair dryer and many personal skin care products, including a terrace furnished with a table and two wooden chairs. The "deluxe" rooms have, as well, a Jacuzzi bathtub and a large sitting area. Ask for the rooms located on the ground floor as they each have a terrace that descends directly to either swimming pool, or the rooms located on upper floors if you want more brightness.

    Overview 8.45 /10

    Do not be misled by the apparent simplicity of the exterior façade when approaching the reception area of the Saint Alexis hotel. This hotel offers high standing services and facilities that are commensurate with its class, in an exotic setting with refined decor. Inspired by the sea, the Saint Alexis hotel was named after the ship that led the first French conquerors in pursuit of the Spice Route to this island. The small counter at the reception leads to a small model of the boat, then to the hall furnished with comfortable sofas overlooking the blue windows... From these "porthole" you can see the lagoon blue colour of the first swimming pool (1,615 ft²) which goes along the external façade of the hotel and further to the beach. A second swimming pool of 2,152 ft², has plenty of space to swim between the colonnades and the luxuriant vegetation and flowers of the hotel.

    Food and drink 8.95 /10

    This is the main advantage of the hotel. Customers of the Saint Alexis can have lunch or dinner a la carte, comfortably seated on the terrace of the restaurant located near the gardens and the hotel bar overlooking the ocean and its beautiful sunsets. Another option is to dine on one of the six intimate, panoramic balconies on the first floor or on the second floor terrace overlooking the sea. Breakfast is served buffet style - high quality. A spiral wrought iron staircase leads to the rooms. The chef prepares a weekly "discovery" theme menu, which is imaginative and quite versatile, combining elements of Creole cuisine and flavours from the countries of the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean. The food, of high quality, is accompanied by a fine wine list. A snack menu is also offered in the afternoon, including salads, meats and fish. Finally, a kid's menu is also available.

    Beach 6.70 /10

    The beach of the hotel is that of Boucan Canot. It runs from Saint-Paul to Saint-Gilles for a few miles. Comfortable deckchairs with cushions are arranged in the shade under sunshades located near a shower reserved for the hotel's guests, away from the crowd and the bathing area. In this location, the rocks and corals in the white sand make swimming very dangerous. Surfers often go there... To reach the bathing area, you have to walk some 330 feet to the right. There is no barrier reef in the area, which makes the descent into the water more abrupt. Visit the beaches to the south of Saint-Gilles too, especially Hermitage beach, which is calm and ideal for swimming and exploring the marine life in its lagoon.

    To know

    Built in 1996, the Saint-Alexis was completely transformed in 2003 by a local La Réunion architect and a decorator from the island of Mauricius. Their work has succeeded in enlarging the old structures without distorting the charm of the original building, whose white colonnades match perfectly with the façades and wooden beams.

    The refined decoration emphasises the luxury materials: raw marble, polished stone, teak and irroco, marine rush, beige fabrics, create an intimate restful setting.

    At the Saint-Alexis, guests will find a wide selection of whiskies and a cigar cellar. In addition, concerts of Latin music, jazz or classical guitar are presented from Thursday to Sunday evening.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      sports

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The restaurant services.
    • The service of high quality.
    • The fancy decoration.

    disadvantages

    • No lagoon in front of the hotel.
    • No true spa centre.

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Rtrerr E. Rtrerr E.  
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      • Package deals in février 2015 Posted on 2016-06-19 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

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      • Advantages

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      • Disavantages

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      • Overall Score 9.25/10
    • Jérémy L. Jérémy L.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in avril 2013 Posted on 2015-05-12 Seul - 1 nuitée (Pavillon/Paillote/Maison)

        le sejour etait sympa le paysage sympathique je recommande

      • Advantages

        paysage, luxe, nourriture,communauté

      • Disavantages

        cher,prend beacoup de temps en avion

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      • Overall Score 5.00/10
    • Clovis B. Clovis B.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in mai 2014 Posted on 2014-11-06 Seul - 1 nuitée (Chambre sans vue)

        très bon hôtel superbement situé

      • Advantages

        tout a été parfait, personnel à l'écoute

      • Disavantages

        pas grand chose, sinon le tarif sur certaines prestations un peu chères

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      • Overall Score 7.25/10
    • Olivier B. Olivier B.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in juillet 2014 Posted on 2014-07-15 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        calme et beau pour les coupe amoureux car au calme et luxe assurer plus piscine

      • Advantages

        plage a proximité et soleil assuré

      • Disavantages

        prix de l'hôtels un peut couteux

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      • Overall Score 7.50/10
      • Package deals in décembre 2013 Posted on 2014-07-02 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Super accueil, on a passé un merveilleux séjour, profité de la plage, piscine, et services de l'hôtel (massage, hammam, salle de sport)

      • Advantages

        Relaxant, calme, reposant, tout pour passer de bonnes vacances en amoureux

      • Disavantages

        Trop de monde en cette période de décembre. C'est les vacances, et en même temps l'été

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      • Overall Score 8.67/10
      • Package deals in janvier 2013 Posted on 2014-06-05 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre avec vue)

        Parfait ! que du bonheur ! Nous avons eu une chambre en rez de piscine, le paradis. Le prix n'est pas bon marché mais la qualité y est ! En couple vraiment top. Pas d'animation mais cela colle avec l'hotel, luxe, calme et volupté :)

      • Advantages

        accueil chaleureux chambre spacieuse,décoré avec gout . Restaurant delicieux. plage magnifique et piscine extra !!

      • Disavantages

        aucuns ! rien a dire !

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      • Overall Score 10.00/10
    • Sevingue S. Sevingue S.  
      5 Opinions
      • Package deals in mars 2014 Posted on 2014-05-07 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        très bon hotel proche de la plage et de la ville situé au calme et bercé par les alizée de la mer au matin personnel acceuillant j'ai passé un agréable séjour

      • Advantages

        possibilité de prendre le petit dejeuner au bort de la mer

      • Disavantages

        a effectué plus d'animation local

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      • Overall Score 8.29/10
    • Celine D. Celine D.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2012 Posted on 2014-05-07 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        un hotel magnifique et reposant

      • Advantages

        tout et c'est que du bonheur

      • Disavantages

        il y en a pas car c'est parfait

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      • Overall Score 10.00/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in mars 2012 Posted on 2014-03-25 En famille - Une semaine et plus (Appartement/Chalet)

        très bel endroit et superbe vue !! je le recommande !

      • Advantages

        accueil, cadre agréable

      • Disavantages

        nourriture, propreté

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      • Overall Score 7.43/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in mars 2013 Posted on 2014-01-27 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre avec vue)

        Très bon hotel c est magnifique,vue sur la mer repas conseille est très bon ,plein d activités a faire.a recommander a 100%.

      • Advantages

        la mer très proche,bar et boirte de nuit a proximiter

      • Disavantages

        passage d un 4 voie en face de l hotel

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      • Overall Score 7.75/10
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