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Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort

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Royal Road, Trou aux Biches, Mauritius
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent 5 nights here on the second half of our honeymoon. There was some confusion over the first few days regarding what package we were on. The reception expected a voucher from us, and our tour operator, Kuoni, doesn't give vouchers to present on arrival. After we complained to the manager and our tour rep, the... More 

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Direction11, Directeur général at Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort, responded to this review

We would, first of all, like to thank you for your very positive review and would just like to elaborate on the following:- Each guest must hand over a hotel voucher upon check-in. It is, indeed, true that we had to clarify some of the contents of the package with your Tour Operator (special offer)… we cannot be held responsible... More 

surrey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Lovely little boutique hotel different to the usual resorts in Mauritius. Very personalised service, beautiful rooms well equipped and homely / contempory in style. The food is a very high standard, decent size pool and all rooms face the beach. The piano bar is a nice way to spend a relaxed evening. Uk plug sockets , are a handy feature... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We had a great time at this hotel. It's really quiet so if you are looking for something lively, give it a miss. This hotel is for total relaxation. From the minute you step over the door you are made to feel really wellcome. The staff are brilliant. Difficult to single anyone out as they are all soo nice. Nothing... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We recently had a great 11-night stay at Le Cardinal. In contrast to many of the giant hotels in Trou, there are just a handful of rooms. This helped make the place feel really special. The service was outstanding - with so few guests, the friendly staff were able to look after everyone exceptionally well. It also meant you could... More 

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Direction11, Directeur général at Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for your positive review and would like to comment on the following:- Our Restaurant is open every night from 19h30 to 22h00. Our guests come to dine during this time slot either indoors or at the terrace. Upon arrival, the receptionist enquires whether you need a specific diet: vegetarian, without sugar … We take the necessary measures... More 

England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

After a 2 flight trip via Dubai (excellent service with Emirates) we received a very warm welcome on arrival with hand towels, welcome drink and were then shown to a lovely room, generous in size and well laid out. All the rooms are beach facing so the views are just gorgeous. Mauritius is a lovely island, so if you'd rather... More 

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Direction11, Directeur général at Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for your very positive review and would like to comment on the following:- · First and foremost, it is very difficult to reply with much precision when a guest chooses to use a pseudonym to express his opinion; as a general rule, we recommend, for reasons which are obvious, all our guests to inform us of any... More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Ideally situated, tranquil, comfortable with breath-taking views and friendly service makes Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort an idyllic getaway. The only slight downside for me, as a South African, was the steep wine prices which would, understandably, be considered reasonable for visitors who are in the fortunate position to be paying in Euros, British pounds and the like.

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Bern, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I read some bad reviews on tp about this hotel, but we can't agree to any of the mentioned points. Our stay was like beeing in paradise. There are only few rooms, all perfectly furnished with a romantic bathtub, super comfortable bed and great seaview (all rooms have seaview). Additionally, the breakfast and dinner are amazing. For breakfast you get... More 

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London
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151 reviews 151 reviews
13 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Arriving at about 0500 in the morning from the overnight flight, you are bound to be a bit groggy, but even the immigration officers at SSR airport in Mauritius greet you with a smile. After about an hours drive we arrived at the Cardinal. Again we were warmly greeted, offered juice, coffee and pastries, and a shower. We then snoozed... More 

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Direction11, Directeur général at Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for your review and would like to comment on the following :- You stayed at our property on bed and breakfast basis during the low season; however, the resort was fully booked the week prior to your arrival date! Your breakfast during your stay consisted of:- 1.On the buffet : Selection of 7 local and imported fruit... More 

Rivarennes
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is a super small hotel for anyone who is looking for peace and quiet in a superb location. All 13rooms have a sea view. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to the penthouse suite for 2 days, it is amazing, fantastic balcony with private plunge pool. All the staff are very friendly and helpful and with more staff... More 

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china
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

When booking this hotel, didn't realize how small it was. But what a pleasant surprise! The entry way is very unnoticeable and low-key, but once inside it is so quaint and classy. With only 13 rooms in total, it makes a very quiet and romantic getaway place. Not for someone who likes parties and crowds. Room is very spacious and... More 

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