Ideally located on the Ermitage Lagoon, one of the most beautiful seaside resorts on the island classified as a nature reserve, The Relais de l’Hermitage St Gilles (formerly Novotel St Gilles)combines many qualities allowing guests to experience the magic of the Reunion Island.
Its prime location on the west coast, “downwind”, makes it the perfect base from which to explore the island.

Nestled in a sumptuous tropical garden covering three hectares, the Relais de l’Hermitage St Gilles (formerly Novotel St Gilles) has 173 rooms with terrace or balcony in a two-storey semi-circular building where you are guaranteed a stay in complete peace and quiet. The rooms overlook the lush parkland or the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The convivial family hotel, the Relais de l’Hermitage St Gilles (formerly Novotel St Gilles) offers a range of activities to meet all your needs for relaxation and entertainment. You can take advantage of our many sports facilities and two large swimming pools.
You can also enjoy a variety of delicious specialities at the Hotel’s restaurants and bar while listening to wonderful live music.


The 173 standard rooms all have a balcony or terrace overlooking the parkland, the lagoon lined with filao trees, or the peaks of the surrounding mountains.
Twin-bedded rooms, family rooms and communicating rooms are available on request at time of booking. We offer baby beds and cots. There are also rooms for persons with reduced mobility. For your convenience, there is room service between 6.30 and 21.30. In the peace of your room, you can have a continental breakfast up to 12.30 and lunch and dinner between 12.00 and 21.30 pm.
All the rooms are air-conditioned and come with telephone, flat-screen satellite television (CanalSat), safety deposit box, hair-dryer, shower or bath tub, free Wi-Fi, welcome tray and mini-bar refilled on request (drinks at extra cost).The hotel also offers a laundry service (at extra cost).Your children are our guestsTwo children under the age of 16 who share a bedroom with their parents are offered bed and breakfast for free.

Bar and restaurant


Open from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm

If you feel in need of refreshment, the bar “Le Tamarin” offers delicious cocktails and local snacks. Situated at the heart of the hotel and overlooking the garden, our bar welcomes you with its warm and convivial atmosphere.
Our extensive range of cocktails prepared on the spot will quench your thirst at any time of day. You will not have to wait more than a few minutes for a real explosion of fruity flavours. You can savour our agricultural rum and taste our local appetisers, samosas, spicy nibbles, and the famous “bouchons” of the Reunion Island which will leave you with a sweet reminder of your stay.
Over an aperitif, you can discover the cultural riches of the Reunion Island through Creole dances and music.

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