Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby mark from bangalore
Lux on the LagoonPosted May 27, 2014
Comfortable hotel, very friendly and helpful staff. Good base to explore the island. Food not up to the 5 star rating. Room service food not as the menu description, beach restaurant food tough uninspired fish. Buffet good, but standard hotel fare. I expect better cuisine from a 5 star French hotel.
by A verified traveler
Posted Nov 30, 2013
Recommendedby Melininki from Vancouver
Okay, did not exceed expectations for pricePosted Nov 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
La Réunion itself is very much French, so don't be surprised by smoking everywhere- including the restaurants. The architecture if Lux Réunion is beautiful and the welcoming drink is refreshing. The personal list of questions was a bit invasive, but I suppose if you don't want to give your Anniversary date or email address, you can get away with it. A natural reef protects the beach making for a nice ocean swim. Lovely big tiled pool surrounded by "rock" formations. Service from the pool bar and beach bar was great - there if you wanted them, otherwise invisible. There is a special "hut" that hands out towels and rec equipment, though my husband found the snorkel and fins a bit inadequate (we are divers, so poor fitting equipment is as bad as no equipment). They had a lovely welcoming reception with samosas , champagne, sorbet cones and punch ( w or w/out rum ) - very nice touch. We met the lovely Marie-Lucie (phenomenal employee ). If you like a hard bed , this hotel is for you - "sleep right " bamboo structured beds, but I turned over a lot in the night and did not sleep well. Overall, it was an okay, expensive hotel (up about 12 stairs to half the rooms) but bathrooms need refurbishing (showers spill out to the floor, toilet roll on same side as where door turns in, NO bathroom fan) and (actually very nice, upscale essential oil) toiletries are NOT replaced daily, however ground coffee and comp. bottle of water are. Nice spontaneous, whimsical touches of a hidden message in a bottle (we didn't find), yoga (teacher was GREAT), gym (good ), "phone home" for free concept was great- if only the phone lines worked when we tried (broken ). Generally though, it was relaxing and fine EXCEPT the unbelievable housekeeping attendants who literally and ROUTINELY knocked very quickly, then barged in (four separate times) DESPITE the sign on the outside door handle indicating "Do Not Disturb!" That completely blew us away for a so called five star, charging ~ $400 a night and frankly, it blew their tip. This is a former Club Med that has been greatly spruced up. Their marketing brochures and videos are great. We would have used LUX again in Mauritius, but I am used to a Tempurpedic, not a bamboo mattress, so we chose an alternate (Baystone ).
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Recommendedby A verified traveler from Sydney, Australia
Grand Hotel du Lagon, Reunion-lovely but isolatedPosted May 13, 2011 on Hotels.com
The Grand Hotel du Lagon is lovely but not actually in St. Giles. Rather it is a couple of kilometers south and a bit isolated if you want to try other restaurants and haven't hired a car. The service is variable being excellent at front reception but sometimes a bit poor elsewhere. Abit more staff training needed. Nevertheless, quite a lovely hotel.