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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We had the opportunity to experience both Friday Attitude (FA) and Tropical Attitude (TA) on the same trip due to an overbooking error by the former. The hotels belong to a larger group and are located within about a 10 minute walk from each other, and despite some similarities, they are quite different:

FA caters to families whereas TA is an adult only establishment.

There are fewer rooms in FA and they line a long tropical garden that includes a rectangular swimming pool, a restaurant, bar, and then opens up to a narrow beach area. In TA, most rooms line the beachfront, and the pool is located near the restaurant and bar area. In addition, TA has a second restaurant that opens three days per week and serves local cuisine (space there is limited). Both hotels have a spa. FA has what they call a kids club (a small fenced area with a plastic slide and a hut, just enough to keep the little ones from escaping). FA has a lovely beach, whereas TA has really no beach, but instead a rock wall that protects the resort from the waves. However, just a five minute walk along the water towards FA leads to a nice sandy area.

The pool at FA had clear (but exceedingly warm) water, while the one at TA was slightly cloudy, and after a single use followed by a hefty rinse, we decided to stick with the ocean. The water quality improved after a few rainy days. Unlike at FA, there was at least a poolside shower at TA. It might be a good idea for FA to install a water tap for rinsing sand off one’s feet when transitioning from beach to pool.

At both TA and FA, rooms are clean, showers have good water pressure, and beds are comfortable. The rooms a TA are quite a bit nicer and more spacious, and were recently repainted. The beds at TA are larger and have extra pillows. The safe at TA is easier to use, as are the locking mechanisms for the main door, which at FA are really cumbersome. The ground level rooms at both places, but especially so at TA, suffer somewhat from a lack of privacy, unless one draws the curtains shut. Both hotels have free high speed WIFI – at FA no password is required, whereas TA guests are given a password that works on two devices. TA has an espresso maker in the room, but lacks FA’s drying racks for beach towels.

FA has a very relaxed bar that is an extension of the beach, complete with sandy ground. This was actually one of the reasons why we originally selected FA. The bar at TA is adjacent to the pool, and is more formal, but very comfortable. Both offer cocktails, mostly of the Tiki variety.

Staff at FA were universally friendly, relaxed and helpful. Many of the staff at TA were very nice, but there were some who came across as rather surly, especially when faced with any request outside of their predetermined norm. The spa staff at both places was extremely nice and competent.

The restaurants at both establishments serve buffet style meals, and in general food was not particularly good. That said, the food at TA is a significant step up from FA. Despite seemingly numerous choices, we found very little at FA that we wanted to eat, whereas the food at TA included some items that were quite good, and dishes presented in a much more appetizing manner. However, quality was inconsistent, such as the pizza which was fine one day, but undercooked on another. On certain nights, TA switches from buffet style to a sit down menu with a few choices, thus elevating the experience. The downside to TA is, however, the fact that long pants are required for men at dinner service. Seriously? What are you trying to convey here? TA is not nearly classy enough to warrant such silliness, but at least it kept the mosquitoes away from the lower extremities. Between noon and 4 pm, both hotels offer complimentary self-serve finger food snacks such as mini samosas, by means of presenting them in a small covered cart that is parked on the grounds. These were very tasty and appreciated.

So there you have it. If you want a place that caters to families, has friendly service and is relaxed, then go for FA. If you don’t like to watch pool noodle fights, and prefer a quieter and more adult establishment, then TA may be the better choice. Personally, I would stick with half board and pay for drinks and a small snack during daytime, but if one’s idea on a holiday is to indulge in hourly beers and drinks, then the all-inclusive package may be the right option. Keep in mind that the hotel requires signatures for all items even if they are included. Altogether, both hotels are quite nice and reasonably priced, and we enjoyed our stay at them.

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

A very wonderful hotel, really welcoming and great staff, really enjoyed the tasty food and very clean and spacious all around as well as the rooms. Very beautiful scenery. Would highly recommend after a great vacation.

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
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H0tels_Management, General Manager at Friday Attitude, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Good Morning,

My heartfelt thanks for this pleasant review and for recommending us to other travelers.

I am delighted that you have enjoyed our overall resort along with the hospitality of our Family Members.

We are all looking forward to welcoming once again at Friday Attitude

Best regards,
Warren Foo Tam Fong & the Family Members

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Welcoming and helpful staff, excellent food, clean premises and room, beautiful settings. Special appreciation note for the animation team of Saturday 7 April 18 night and special thanks to Warren and the team.

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
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Thank Joanne M
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H0tels_Management, General Manager at Friday Attitude, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hello Joanne,

What a wonderful review!

Many thanks for sharing your experience following your recent day use at our resort.

I am happy that our service along with hospitality were up to your expectations.

All the Family Members and I are looking forward to welcoming you back soon,

Best Regards,
Warren Foo Tam Fong and the Family Members

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

we stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed every minute. I would like to thanks Warren and team for the warm welcome and making our stay the best. I would recommend Friday Attitude to anyone who wants to have an authentic Mauritian experience from food to the activies everything was perfect. Thank you to all staff. We will definitely come back.

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
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Thank Kursley T
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H0tels_Management, General Manager at Friday Attitude, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hello Kursley,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for recommending us to other travelers.

I am delighted and very touched by your encouraging words which I have shared with all our Family Members. They are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Looking forward to welcoming you back at Friday Attitude :)

Warmest Regards,
Warren Foo Tam Fong
General Manager

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights to visit the East coast after spending the week before in the North.

Remember this is a 3Star hotel then it’s a great find with great service and magnificent beach and Sea

Amazing snorkelling just 20m from the shore with free kit if you need it

Food basic but tasty and always freshly made with a smile

Alcoholic drinks limited in choice

Rooms where great and cleaned every day

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
Thank Simon E
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