Great location, but disappointing hotel!
Posted Jan 21, 2013
Villa Caroline was not my first, nor second or third choice for Mauritius! Because of problems out of my control, I was basically stuck with limited choice. Villa Caroline is nicely located, the beach is good, but the hotel is getting old and in need of upgrade. The room are big with good view, but not very clean, hot water is sometimes missing, the shower/bath arrangement makes it that the whole bathroom floor is wet after used, plus several rooms have links which wet the room floor. during my three weeks stay, I moved 3 times. The first time was because of the noise; the room was too close to the bar/dancing area/dining room area, even though there was a very small crowd. The entertainment was so-so, mainly oriented to the French speaking guest! Food was buffet style only. I was on half-board which is somewhat discriminate by full board. No beverages, including water, are free for the evening meal. A glass of water cost 4 Euro! Waiters do not like to serve half board because they must do a lot of paper work, so service was slow! Full board just go and get served, or served themselves during meals! All and all disappointing.