Under new management since 2015, Cilaos' biggest hotel is in a transition period. The public areas have been spruced up, and most rooms should have been renovated by the time you read this. Facilities include a small heated pool, a sauna, a hammam (Turkish bath), three Jacuzzis, a bar and a restaurant with great mountain views.
Surrounded by forested mountains in the village of Cilaos, Hotel les Chenets is 45 km from St Pierre Reunion Airport. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a sauna and hammam. All rooms at Les Chenets have mountain views, satellite TV and their own private, heated bathroom with a bathtub. Guests have the option of having breakfast in the privacy of their room. The hotel’s restaurant, Les Physalis, serves a range of French dishes as well as local creole specialities. Guests can relax on the terrace with a drink from the bar and enjoy the views of La Mare à Joncs or Le Piton des Neiges, the highest point in the Indian Ocean. Hotel Restaurant Les Chenets has a library on site and a large guest lounge with an open fireplace.