Reviews of Clef des Iles
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Clef des Iles review
The accommodation is one of a row of four beach houses in a great location, latterly opening out onto the beach. The owner was there to greet us and both she and her staff were all very friendly and helpful. We needed assistance with a jammed lock and a blind that had come undone but this was quickly sorted.
The owner had provided a few basics in the fridge to get us started and the free breakfast of fruit and drinks was also very welcome and pleasant. There is great pizzeria next door and a good "all you can eat buffet" restaurant across the road but otherwise it is a bit of a walk to other restaurants.
The hire car was really useful to see the rest of the island.
Clef des Iles review
Fantastic location on the beach and next to a pizza restaurant. Great for families, but (comparatively) busy for a quiet break. Seems to be mainly used by families, so not great if you don't want to be disturbed by the 3 screaming toddlers next door!!
Very clean, and nicely furnished.
beach life at Clef des Iles
We had a great stay at Clef des Iles. Owners and staff were very friendly. The apartment wasn't ready for us but we sat on the beach and they brought drinks and fruit which was nice and they left us a bottle of fizz later in the week.
Apartment was very spacious, great for a family.
Great location right on Beau Vallon beach - however this means that people are walking past looking in and the ocean was very noisy - if you need quiet to sleep then this would be a problem! It could have been the tradewinds at this particular time of year and that stretch of beach - didn't seem so bad further round the bay.
Overall, very happy with our stay - the above points are things that Clef des Iles cannot really deal with!
A point not connected with Clef des Iles as such - the Beau Vallon Regatta took place the last weekend we were there - very busy, noisy, traffic, litter etc. We stayed away during the day and it was fun in the evening eating at stalls etc. but if you had just arrived guests might be a little taken aback!