Hotel Tama Hotel Hotel 3 star
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Saint-Gilles, Réunion
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Opened in 2013 in the hills of Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, the Tama is an unusual hotel that combines modern construction, natural furniture and a setting between the city and the savannah. The hotel has established itself as nature-friendly with an awareness-raising policy and a friendly welcome.

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      Tama Hotel   -   © IGOR LUBINETSKY / EASYVOYAGE

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      Tama Hotel   -   © IGOR LUBINETSKY / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 6.0 /10

    The hotel is located in the hills of Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, a 5-minute drive from Roches Noires beach.

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    The guest rooms are decorated in a contemporary style. Furnished with a fairly low dark wenge wood bed, they are adequately large and uncluttered. The bathrooms have an Italian-style shower. In terms of decor, two colours complement the dark wood furniture. Orange for the guest rooms facing the sunset and green for those facing the sunrise. The terraces, which can be closed off thanks to the rolling shutters, include a kitchen corner equipped with a table where guests can eat in an intimate setting looking out at the surrounding nature.

    Overview 6.95 /10

    This hotel was born from the imagination of the owner who trained in architecture and fine arts, a Vietnamese woman who fell in love with the area. In the middle of the savannah, yellow in winter and green in summer (December), three buildings have been constructed around a century-old tamarind tree. A communal room that acts as a breakfast room has raw wood tables, a vending machine and a table football table in a Scandinavian-inspired decor. This sombre room opens out onto an uninviting terrace that overlooks the car park. The most charming part of the hotel is without doubt the upper part where a superb swimming pool surrounded by a delightful and secure terrace with a waterfall which affords an incredible view of the savannah. The pool is heated and fitted with hydro-massage jets.

    Food and drink

    The hotel has a small dining room adjacent to the reception area, where breakfast is served from 7:00am to 10:00am and snacks are served on request from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. For a quick bite, both Vietnamese and Creole dishes are available. Expect to pay around ?6 (£4.75) to ?12 (£9.50) per dish. The breakfast is comprised of local, fresh products: homemade jam, seasonal fruits, cheese from the plains, local honey, etc. And although the room is nicely decorated, it's a shame that it does not look out onto the surrounding nature and its changing colours. The same goes for the terrace which overlooks that car park. The half-board package for guests at the hotel is available in the restaurants in St Gilles with a shuttle bus system to take and collect guests.

    Beach

    The closest beach is Roches Noires, a 5-minute drive away. It takes between 10 and 15 minutes by car to get to the prettiest and most touristy beach on the island, the Emitage beach.

    To know

    Electric bikes are available to hire.
    Braille plates are attached to the guest room doors (rare enough to deserve a mention)
    Free Wi-Fi
    A fruit carving workshop is run once a week during school holidays.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Solarium

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