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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Ocean Beauty is a self-catering hotel on Pereybere Beach. Pereybere is situated between Grand Baie and Cap Malheureux. The more upmarket resorts are around Grand Baie and Pointe aux Canonniers in the northwest.

We chose Ocean Beauty to get away from the more crowded, bar and club environment of Grand Baie. Ocean Beauty sits hidden behind a gate that keeps the outside world at bay. It has access to a short but lovely stretch of sand and clear turquoise water beyond.

The property is small, with only ten or so rooms. We were in Anemone. Our room was big enough to fit a king size bed and a day bed. The bathroom has a separate toilet with its own door, a large counter and sink, a tub and a shower cubicle. It had a separate kitchenette with the usual items - fridge, microwave, kettle, crockery and cutlery, etc. We also had a patio furnished with three chairs and a small table.

The outside world is accessible via a flat-screen television, and wifi. The cable service wasn't working when we arrived, bit by the next day it has been restored. A wifi signal is available throughout the property, including the pool area and beach side.

Other reviewers have commented on the fact that Ocean Beauty is slightly worn around the edges. We didn't have a problem with the smell of damp. The linen and towels are not brand-new, but they were clean and perfectly serviceable.

The staff are cheerful and helpful. Reception closes at 5pm. We arrived at night, and were met by a very helpful security guard who helped with our luggage, and showed us around our room and explained how things worked. A nice touch was the flowers that had been arranged on the bed and in the bathroom prior to our arrival.

There is a breakfast menu, and you are served on your patio. The food quality is variable. The crepes are very good, as is the eggs hollandaise. Scrambled eggs tend to be overdone, and the pastries are store-bought and average. Be sure to be very clear about your breakfast order, or you may not get what you had asked for.

As other reviewers have alluded to, Ocean Beauty is not the place to go for a 5 star hotel experience. It does have its charms though. The flowers scattered around the room when we arrived. The free flow of juice and soft drinks from the fridge at reception. The use of a bathroom for a shower after you have checked out (we had a 1pm late checkout) and before you head to the airport (5pm for us). The quiet and calm, despite most other rooms being occupied. The friendliness and helpfulness of all the staff.

Then there is the beach and the sea. The public beach is not far to the left of Ocean Beauty, but people don't stray toward the hotel. So you have easy and uncrowded access to the sea.

There are lots of places to get a meal within walking distance of Ocean Beauty. The Pereybere Cafeteria has a good seafood platter, and the Maharajah Grill has excellent, tandoori fish, dahl makhni, naan and parathas. If you want to do some cooking, there is a large supermarket 200 metres away.

There is a regular bus service to the clubs, bars and restaurants of Grand Baie. It is a less than 3km walk, if you are so inclined.

If iI had the option, I would give a "Good" rating to Ocean Beauty. It isn't the ritziest hotel around, but is does have many charms. Location being not the least of its attractions.

Some may feel that for what they are paying, they should get 5 star service. Just note that Mauritius is an expensive destination for tourists. USD120 per night at the Ocean Beauty sounds pricey, and would buy you more 'stars' in some other countries. But as a comparison, the best rate at the Mauricia Beachcomber in Grand Baie is USD265. The Royal Palm, also in Grand Baie, is USD830 per night.

Would I recommend the Ocean Beauty hotel to friends? With a caveat or two about expectations - yes.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank AlchemyRider
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

At the beginning! We Were greeted with cold towels and fruit drink on arrival which was very nice. There is no one there to help with luggage but this was not a problem as it is only a very small hotel. We had an ocean view suite called Abelone. On first entering you do notice the smell of damp which is probably accounted for by the mould on the bathroom ceiling. It was bearable although it would be nice if something was done about it. Lovely display of flowers all around the room. Room is big and well furnished.
We had a lovely spa bath, which was one of the reasons we booked the room, but unfortunately there was never enough warm water to fill it so we ended up going backwards and forwards with kettles of hot water which was rather annoying. The bath towels, but more particularly the beach towels, are really really shabby with stains, holes and frayed edges.
Breakfast was always delivered promptly and they usually got about 90% of the order right and the food was good.
All in all we did enjoy our stay at Ocean Beauty but I think this was more down to its location than anything else. You can walk along the beach to some lovely spots or catch a bus just 2 minutes walk from the hotel to go further along the coast.
I got the impression that the place is being a bit neglected. Cost cutting by patching up instead of replacing. Also the building to the front of the property is being extended and there was some building noise but we never stayed at the hotel all day so this didn't bother us.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Helen K
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Nice and clean place with good rooms and facilities.
The hotel has its own gate with directly access to a good beach.
The hotel is located 5-10 minutes from the most touristy area.
A place and hotel I would like to visit again.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank janl9999
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I wasn't sure about booking this hotel at all due mainly to controversial reviews. I'm so dispointed that's i decided to book it , just comeback from maurious last week after 7 night in this hotel ,So When i booked - Ocean Beauty was supposed to be my highlight - it turned out to be my worst experience. So you can imagine how disapointed i was when i arrived -the room wasn't ready and No one to help with our baggage - so we had to carry it in our selves.My cousin and I went down to the reception area/lounge which was very small , surrounded by a very mouldy, dirty and GREEN - with the surrounding plants, lawn and trees overgrown and untidy - my heart sank. After a 12 hours flight from london I was really expecting more! Went back to our room what on earth is that smell. The room reeked of mould and stale, and also an unpleasant smell i could not describe. It was done up nicely with flowers all over though .This is not a hotel as described on the websites such as booking.com and the owner's description that it is a Boutique Hotel is quite frankly a fraudulent statement. There is no restaurant, no bar, and minimal staff a receptionist during the day, a breakfast waiter and a security guard. After 5 pm only ,The owners live on the property but don't interact with guests - probably they don't want to hear complaints. The breakfast service is a joke. Many times they just ignore the breakfast order and don't serve it, the food was average , the spa is a complete rip off the wifi doesn't work and if it does it's painfully slow it's a shame coz the island itself is beautiful but this hotel is a no no Finally, upon preparing to leave we had absolutely no one mention anything especially at the reception. But what can one expect, we paid in full and clearly this hotel is not counting on us returning.
Indeed I will NEVER return to Ocean Beauty.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Wafae M
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Lovely hotel, very clean, and opposite a lovely white sandy beach (which is not massive) however is quiet! And if quiet and beatiful is what you want then you'll be happy with this hotel's location.

HOWEVER, a few things.....the management need to stop being so CHEAP and hire more people as kitchen staff. There were only TWO souls working SO hard in the kitchen (one was the cheff the other one the waiter)
It is obvious that the management is trying to save money but the quality of the service sufferes as a result. I AM NOT BLAMING THE KITCHEN staff at all! As they were EVER so apologetic about the hits and misses, but I believe that they do need more people to help out if they want to improve the service.

The cleaning ladies, the security guards and the cheff and waiter were super friendly. And if you want good advise on where and what to eat here ask Jeetan the security guard (I'm probably spelling his name wrong!) He was ever so helpful and friendly and I think he should have the job at the reception as he is so helpful and friendly.

If you are bothered about location (the north beaches are beautiful btw and this hotel is on the north of the island), cleanliness and want a bed to sleep in...then this hotel is for you.

Iif you want spot on service within the hotel....then this is not the hotel for you.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank pastorcita24
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