Review by: David Mounfield & Michelle Richards

Countries Visited:
Mauritius & South Africa
Holiday Type:
5 09/12/2011

Overall Impressions

We travelled from London to Cape Town and stayed 4 nights in four Rosemead (recommended by Mahlatini) then 2 nights in Stellenbosch staying in the River Manor (recommended by Mahlatini) then jumped on a flight to Mauritius and stayed a week in the Belle Mare Plage hotel. I am sorry to say that I can't pick a highlight as the whole time was amazing, Mahlatini was instrumental in me picking the right places and I can't thank them enough for their advice. Honeymoons are ment to be special and this was very special. Four Rosemead is excellent, beautiful rooms, amazing staff (the best staff in a guest house/hotel I have ever met) super breakfast and stunning art all over the house for you to enjoy and buy. River Manor is great, location is perfect, we were upgraded due to honeymoon, the atmosphere at this place is just right. We had many convercations with other guests and sat for breakfast with others, it felt very homly (well if you lived in a big beautiful house in one of the most beautiful small towns in the world) breakfast was extensive, anything you wanted was not too much trouble. Great wine tour, we loved this place. Belle Mare Plage is as you would expect of a 5 star deluxe hotel in the Indian ocean, beautiful, helpful, peaceful, luxurious and expensive. That was the big difference between CT and Mauritius, CT everything was well priced and everyone wanted to help, Mauritius everyone wanted to help because it was expensive (20pound for a bagel ). Mahlatini, I thank you for a holiday of a lifetime and if I am honest I looked at doing all this myself (to try and save money) and I could not get close to your price. My new wife thinks it was amazing and also thinks I am amazing but I am sure that will fade over the years to come.

Countries Visited

Accommodation Visited

Four Rosmead Boutique Guesthouse 5

Turned up on a misty morning to a big smile and a coffee from the manager, we were shown around and given our room. The staff were always there fr advice and help booking attractions and restaurants (opal lounge and the cod father we recommend) good parking and we felt very safe.

River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa 5

Big smile a big welcome and a bottle of chilled local White wine all in the first 10 mins. Room was massive, huge bed, roll top bath and lovely view from balcony. Staff were very helpful booking out wine tour with the best guy around (see trip advisor) william I think ?. Had dinner at the big easy and it was stunning.

Constance Belle Mare Plage 5

Plush, beautiful and dream like. Staff are very attentive, entertainment very enjoyable and food was bountiful and tasty.

Staff Review 5

Very helpful from start to finish, I will use again. I feel a sense of duty to use them again as repayment for their great service.