Ambre

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The hotel

In a tropical location, just steps from a beautiful stretch of beach, Ambre offers chic, elegant accommodation in a serene atmosphere. While away lazy days beside the sea or explore underwater in the lagoon, bursting with colourful marine life. There are water sports down at the beach including windsurfing, kayaking and sailing. Daily entertainment takes place around the pool and at night, the pace kicks up a notch with DJs and live music. In a quiet corner of the hotel is the Spa, a soothing retreat with hammam, sauna and Jacuzzi — enjoy a treatment whilst listening to the ocean gently lap the shores. When it comes to dining, you’re spoiled for choice. There’s Indigo with its interactive buffet stations featuring Indian, Chinese and Creole specialities as well as international favourites. Dolce Vita is an authentic Italian-style trattoria, with homemade antipasti, pizzas and grill specialities — or, for a supplement, you can dine at La Plage beach restaurant with its cool feet-in-the-sand attitude. Coral Bar is another favourite meeting place and, if you’ve still energy to spare, there’s a nightclub open until the early hours.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In Palmar, on the east coast of Mauritius. Transfer time from Mauritius International Airport: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Please note that if taking a seat in coach this may be longer depending on how many hotel stops are en route.

Hotel information

297 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, 32” flat-screen TV, telephone, WiFi, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer, iron and board.

Superior Garden Rooms, on the ground, 1st or 2nd floors in the tranquil north wing, with balcony or terrace and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: buffet breakfast at Indigo Restaurant (early morning continental breakfast available). A la carte lunch at Dolce Vita or buffet lunch at Indigo. Buffet dinner at Indigo Restaurant or à la carte dinner at Dolce Vita. Afternoon tea at H&H lounge. Signature cocktail of the day served with hot snacks (6:00pm–7:00pm). Drinks, available by the glass 9:00am–midnight, including local draft beer, a choice of imported wines (red/white/rosé), a selection of local spirits, liqueurs and locally-flavoured rums, cocktail of the day, plus soft drinks, local mineral water and milkshakes. Mini-bar with soft drinks, water, beer and snacks (replenished once per day). Tea and coffee in room. Every friday, discover Mauritian Culture with all day activities, meeting local artists, eat local food, buy local handicraft and taste homemade rum. 'Taste of Mauritius' open every day for lunch, offering typical Mauritius street food. Activities include paddle boats, kayaks, windsurfing, Hobie cats, pedal boats, laser sails, snorkelling, glass-bottom boat trips, plus floodlit tennis (balls*), fitness classes, croquet, table tennis, beach volleyball, and bocce-ball. A variety of evening entertainment, including live music, shows and DJs. 

Please note: All Inclusive is available from the time guests arrive until the time they depart, irrespective of check-in/check-out times. Food and drinks are as per the all inclusive menu card, some items may incur a supplement. 

Superior Sea Facing Rooms, on the ground or 1st floors in a tranquil area at the end of the south wing, with balcony or terrace and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Sea Facing Rooms on the 1st or 2nd floors, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Sea Facing Terrace/Balcony Rooms on the ground or 1st floors, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Beach Rooms on the ground or 1st floors, with ocean view balcony or terrace and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Family Deluxe Suites on the ground or 1st floors (accessible from the corridor or main beach side), have a balcony or terrace with sea view and a separate bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Ambre Suites on the 1st floor (accessible from the corridor or main beach side), have a balcony or terrace with sea views, with a separate bedroom and living area, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

  • Honeymooners: Additional benefits available. Please contact us for more details and for terms and conditions.

  • Early Booking Bonus: Book up to 180 days in advance and receive up to 40% discount off the accommodation cost when staying 07 Jan '20 - 05 Jan '21.

    Discounts have been calculated into prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Honeymooners: Stay 4 nights or more and the 2nd person in the room saves 80% off accommodation costs. Plus receive a bottle of sparkling wine and one complimentary massage per adult per stay (valid on selected dates).

    A wedding or civil partnership certificate no older than 12 months is required at check-in.

Indigo Restaurant (international buffet with gluten free station and fresh juice/healthy corner; open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Dolce Vita (tapenade station, fresh homemade bread display, cold cut station with Italian specialties, wood fired pizza and a dedicated Wine Butler presenting and advising the finest wine selection from ‘La Cave du Directeur’; open for lunch and dinner), La Plage Restaurant (beach bar; open for à la carte lunch and dinner). Ti Bar (cocktails with local spices and herbs), Coral Bar, H&H Bar & Lounge (live karaoke, live matches and international sports), Shakers (themed evenings with local and international DJ and artists). Hospitality Lounge (tea/coffee, seating area, library, TV screen, water dispenser, luggage racks, 4 changing rooms with showers, mini-bar and sea facing terrace). Infinity pool. Goodbye cookies and drinks station on departure. Fitness centre. Spa* with hammam, sauna, Jacuzzi. Water sports including kayaks, sailing, snorkelling, windsurfing and glass bottom boat rides. Aqua gym, water polo, volley polo, basket polo. Big game fishing*, parasailing*, catamaran sailing*, canoeing*, banana ride*, water-skiing*, kite surfing*. 2 floodlit tennis courts (balls*). Aerobics, yoga, bocce ball, beach volleyball, table tennis. Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club*. Shakers Nightclub. Shop. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary WiFi in public areas.

5 nights: all stays over 31 Dec.

*Denotes local charge.

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Mar 29, 2020 Barnsleygang2020

Returned on the 18th March after a wonderful holiday. We had a warm welcome from Ananda. We had nice rooms, simply but clean and well serviced by Diksha. We found the Indigo restaurant to be wonderful, fantastic choice of food, never got repetitive. Big shout out to Ashish. Always came to find us and ask if we needed anything. Lovely to talk to.… Read more
Returned on the 18th March after a wonderful holiday. We had a warm welcome from Ananda. We had nice rooms, simply but clean and well serviced by Diksha. We found the Indigo restaurant to be wonderful, fantastic choice of food, never got repetitive. Big shout out to Ashish. Always came to find us and ask if we needed anything. Lovely to talk to. The bars were good and the amazing Soobash kept us well watered. He made amazing drinks and went out of his way to look after us. Would not hesitate to saty at this hotel again. We left as the hotel was wrapping up due to the Covid 19 virus. We felt lucky to have had our holiday and get home safe. So worried for the staff and this lovely island. You are in our thoughts. Stay safe. Read less
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Mar 27, 2020 SmudgerNorfolk Norfolk

Prior to our arrival at the Ambre hotel I was a little concerned about what I might find, based on some of the earlier reviews I'd read. Upon arrival those fears vanished. Check in was swift and although it was only 1pm we were shown straight to our room. We had a large clean room close to the amenities. We took all of our meals in the Indigo… Read more
Prior to our arrival at the Ambre hotel I was a little concerned about what I might find, based on some of the earlier reviews I'd read. Upon arrival those fears vanished. Check in was swift and although it was only 1pm we were shown straight to our room. We had a large clean room close to the amenities. We took all of our meals in the Indigo Buffet restaurant and there were a large array of dishes on offer. We are very fussy eaters but managed to find something for every meal. The food was a blend of French & English cooking with a bit of Indian thrown in. So you might get Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding with Lyonaise style potatoes and curried vegetables. Most nights there are a couple of curries of some sort but there is a wide range of salads, soups, fish dishes, vegetable and meat dishes etc. For sweets there is always cake, fruit or ice cream. Regarding drinks, I must agree with earlier reviews stating that the best drinks are the beer and the wine. Spirits do seem weaker. Note, you are always asked your room number in the restaurant or bar. Pool towels are available from the towel shack which is located on the beach. You are given 2 towels cards upon check in. Towels can be changed however many times you like. As in most places, if you want a particular spot around the pool or on the beach you will find that these sun beds are reserved quite early. Generally you are able to find some throughout the day. As my wife is disabled I'm always concerned about the accessibility of all aspects of the hotel. Here there are ramps everywhere with only access to the beach being by steps. Electric sockets are a mixture of 2 pin (US style) and 3 pin (UK style) so you should be OK whichever system you use. Overall we both enjoyed our stay. Glad that we came, but there are more places to go so we won't be back. Read less
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Mar 24, 2020 865jackied Liverpool, United Kingdom

We came to Amber Mauritius at a very difficult time for everyone. The resort is beautiful, staff were polite and helpful at all times even though the information we were given was changing all the time. We lost 8 days of our holiday but it was the safest thing to do to return home early. The hotel started to close around us on our last 2 to 3… Read more
We came to Amber Mauritius at a very difficult time for everyone. The resort is beautiful, staff were polite and helpful at all times even though the information we were given was changing all the time. We lost 8 days of our holiday but it was the safest thing to do to return home early. The hotel started to close around us on our last 2 to 3 days, with the shop closing, sun beds and brollys being put away, Dolce Vita closed and our room was not serviced on the last 2 days. Staff remained friendly and as attentive as they could be in the circumstances. If we had visited this beautiful place at any other time, I know we would have had a totally different holiday. Read less
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Mar 20, 2020 SFagoonee

Absolutely brilliant service during this trip !!! All the staff were so helpful and they could not do not enough for you . We were treated so nicely on our wedding anniversary. The food and the service was amazing ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Ravi could not do enough for us. The other individuals we would like to thank Amar Ashish , William, Nidish , Dario. Our… Read more
Absolutely brilliant service during this trip !!! All the staff were so helpful and they could not do not enough for you . We were treated so nicely on our wedding anniversary. The food and the service was amazing ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Ravi could not do enough for us. The other individuals we would like to thank Amar Ashish , William, Nidish , Dario. Our special thanks to Mr Puttee, Mr Deepak and ma Ms Souvidha who did their utmost best to look after us throughout our whole stay 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Read less
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Mar 18, 2020 AshKumar1

We stayed in the hotel for 1 week and had an amazing experience and the staff at la plage restaurant with Amar, Ravi, Ashish Ashvin, Nitish, and Dario. A great experience and they made us feel at ease ☺️