On the west coast of Reunion Island, just 300m from the ocean, there is a hotel with hidden charms…
Offering friendly smiles, a special aura of warmth and a different kind of holiday spirit altogether, this little corner of paradise set between the mountains and the sea is perfect for an authentic break away.
Nestled in the heart of a lush green garden, the hotel is a quiet place to relax, complete with a panoramic view over the bay of Saint-Leu.
The Iloha Seaview Hotel, a holiday experience combining happiness, nature, pleasure and well being in complete simplicity. Iloha is located on the west coast of Reunion Island, close to the village of Saint Leu, and just 300m from the beach.
Only 45 minutes away from Saint-Denis (Roland Garros Airport) and 30 minutes from Pierrefonds Airport in Saint-Pierre, the ILOHA Seaview Hotel is the ideal starting point to see all of Reunion’s key tourist attractions.
Classified as a UNESCO ‘World Heritage Site,’ the island’s ‘Cirques, Pitons and Ramparts’ are as easy to reach as the white sandy beaches in the west coast.
From the airport in Saint-Denis: between 1h and 1h10 – 60 km
From the airport in Saint-Pierre: around 45 minutes – 30 km
Access by car
Driving from Saint-Denis: take the N1, following directions to Saint-Paul / Saint-Pierre
Driving from Saint-Pierre: take the N1, following directions to Saint-Paul / Saint-Denis
Come off at the exit marked La Chaloupe – Les Colimaçons – Souris Chaude D12, and follow directions to Kélonia.
GPS 21° 08’ 53’’ S- 55° 12’ 39’’ E
A balance between comfort, nature and tranquillity.
The 3 star Iloha Seaview Hotel boasts 80 different accommodation options, all spread across a lush 3 hectare tropical garden, with a choice of 6 categories of rooms and bungalows. For your comfort and well-being, all rooms have beautiful interior designs using natural materials and are equipped with air conditioning, a veranda, satellite television, Wi-Fi internet access and a safe.
- Standard room – Charm, simplicity and comfort. Located in the heart of the hotel, close to the restaurants and the main pool.
- Tropical Bungalow – Overlooking the lush gardens, our Tropical Bungalows are a promise of tranquillity and relaxation for nature-lovers.
- Kitchenette Bungalows – Bungalows with terrace and fully-equipped kitchenette, perfect for the autonomous traveller.
- PRM Bungalow – The balance between relaxation and independence. These Kitchenette Bungalows are fully equipped to cater for the needs of people with reduced mobility.
- Family Bungalow – Stay with friends or family. These bungalows are equipped with 2 double bedrooms, a mezzanine with two children’s beds, two showers and a fully-equipped kitchen.
- Guétali Room – A privileged place. Benefit from all the possible comforts of the Iloha hotel, with these private rooms around an exclusive pool and a special area to get some peace and calm.
Get something to eat all day long.
The hotel boasts two different restaurants, a bar and an ice cream parlour. You can taste local dishes at LE KOTÉMER restaurant just by the pool, or enjoy the brasserie atmosphere of LA TRATTORIA, overlooking the beautiful bay of Saint-Leu. And don’t miss out on the many cocktails at the hotel bar and their homemade ice cream.
Inventive and eclectic cuisine prepared using traditional Creole methods and local produce.
In the shade of the vetiver gazebo overlooking the bay of Saint-Leu, the ILOHA Seaview Hotel’s main poolside restaurant will delight you with its original and varied cuisine, concocted using traditional Creole methods and flavours from all over the world.
The buffet breakfast includes pastries, fresh fruits, pancakes, eggs, bacon, cheese, delicatessen, hot drinks and fresh fruit juices.
For lunch or dinner, you’ll be able to taste our original specialties, freshly-caught local fish, crustaceans such as grilled lobster, organic meat and market vegetables depending on the season. The ‘caris’, traditional Reunionese dishes, are prepared by our team of local chefs. And finish off with a taste of our homemade desserts and ice cream.
LA TRATTORIA, the Iloha’s brasserie atmosphere, boasting a breath-taking view of the bay of Saint-Leu.
Iloha’s brasserie-style restaurant is open throughout the day, overlooking the ocean. On the menu you will find french cuisine, freshly-caught fish and dishes with market produce in addition to our classic salads, pastas, pizzas and burgers. The menu is varied with a selection of wines to surprise and delight.
The bar & ice cream parlour
Taste our delicious cocktails with a panoramic view of the bay of Saint-Leu.
As the central point of the ILOHA Seaview Hotel, the bar is located next to the main swimming pool and is the ideal place to enjoy Reunionese rum cocktails and fresh seasonal fruit juices. You can also enjoy our classic coffee-based drinks: either with whipped cream and chocolate or as a cocktail made with rum, brandy or amaretto.
Enjoy the lounge area, complete with pool table. Between two drinks, guests can come in to enjoy some peace and quiet and have a look at our amazing collection of rum.
During the week, there are several activities organised by the bar staff, such as learning the secrets of making rum ‘arrangé’ and Thursday’s Happy Hours! To be drank in moderation, of course…
In a friendly and warm atmosphere, discover the music, colours and all the traditional flavours of the Indian Ocean.
We meet you every Friday for a creole evening at the Kotémer restaurant. Your evening begin with a tasting of rum ‘arrangé’. You will enjoy a buffet with various regional specialties.
Price: €33 per adult and €16 per child.
Soak up the typical atmosphere of Reunion. Dancers in traditional dress and musicians will set the beat with the catchy and popular music of Reunion. Throughout its history, Reunion has always experienced a unique cultural mix. The common voice of this cultural blend is not only the Creole language, but also our traditional music and dances called Sega and Maloya. These two genres originated from the chants of African and Malagasy slaves, accompanied by local instruments such as the kayamb, bobre, roulèr, or pikèr. Maloya music was awarded the status of Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO back in October 2009.
The island’s melting-pot culture is also reflected in the cuisine, which draws on the culinary traditions of various ethnic groups who make up the island’s population.
Local specialties include palm heart salad or gratin, ‘carri’ cooked over a wood fire, which can be made with chicken, pork, fish or shrimp, rougail saucisses, smoked jackfruit, duck à la vanille, goat masala and stewed octopus. These dishes are served with rice, beans (such as the famous lentils of Cilaos), rougail (spicy accompaniment), and of course, a punch or rum ‘arrangé’.
Reunion has such a wealth of riches to discover! So, see you every Friday evening at the Iloha Seaview Hotel’s Creole Night. Enjoy live music while you have a drink or dine at Kotémer restaurant.
Rock, pop, jazz, soul, folk, world music and French music. Every Saturday night, the ILOHA Seaview Hotel organises acoustic concerts with talented musicians! These musicians’ live shows really are full of energy. It’s a great opportunity to discover the array of musical skills on offer in Reunion and from elsewhere. The restaurant promises inventive and eclectic food, sure to tickle your taste buds, so don’t miss out on a cosy meal in this convivial and authentic place! Regular musicians include: Hocine B (Pop Rock), Drop (variety), Trio Atmosphere (Soul and variety), Ziia (soul & folk), No Name (gypsy jazz and French varieties), etc.
All evenings are also open to non-residents, by reservation only.
Learn about the secret of making rum ‘arrangé’
Rum arrangé is a flavoured rum, the result of added several various fruits, herbs and spices to white Reunionese rum and leaving it to macerate for several months. All flavours have come from local produce.
You can taste the many different types of these aromatic rums at the bar.
Thursday’s Happy Hours
Every thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm, we invite you to come and enjoy the happy hour at the bar. Buy one drink and get one free. Taste our delicious tapas – iberian cold metas, chicken croquetas, crispy king prawns, etc. – and enjoy the sunset over Saint-Leu Bay.
The Iloha Seaview Hotel’s Wellness Spa
At Cas’Akéa, we blend beauty and serenity in a cosy atmosphere which is sure to awaken the senses and provide great pleasure.
Inspired by a thousand years of treatment for the body and soul around the world, the refined and perfumed atmosphere of Cas’Akéa will provide a moment of pure bliss, blending all the natural treasures of the Indian Ocean: coconut, ylang-ylang from Mayotte, vanilla from Madagascar and vetiver from Reunion.
Activities at the hotel
Botanical visit In the hotel’s garden you can learn all about the island’s many species of plants and trees, some of which are endemic.
Whale-watching From June to October, use binoculars to admire the whales which come close to the island’s coastline.
Croquet The classic and fun outdoor game for all the family.
Fun & Games
Snooker table For snooker and pool enthusiasts, there is a table in the lounge next to the bar.
Table tennis There is a table available in the hotel garden.
Board games Card games, dice, board games and quizzes are available for fun with friends and family.
Swimming pools The hotel boasts 2 swimming pools where you can cool off or have fun.
Aquagym Aquagym sessions are organised by our sports coach, and take place every Monday and Friday from 10am to 10.45am (October to May).
Scuba-diving initiation Discover the many joys of scuba-diving in the hotel swimming pool. Initiations are organised with an instructor every Monday at 4.30pm.