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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London
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172 reviews 172 reviews
16 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Liverpool
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

This is our last day of a 10 day holiday at Le Cardinal. We have had a beautiful and memorable holiday. The setting is amazing! Small Luxury 5* hotel, all rooms facing the sea on the beach. Always able to access a plush sun bed either on the grass by the infinity pool or a few yards away on the... More 

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Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is a lovely hotel in Trou aux Biches and you get everything you expect from a 5 star Hotel. The service is very good and the staff is experienced an very nice. Two big plus to mention are: the absolutely good quality of food - breakfast and dinner (half board). The dinner gets prepared once you order it from... More 

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Nwest
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My wife and I stayed here at the end of November & beginning of December for 12 nights on a half board basis. The location right on the beach is lovely, though the sand in front of the hotel is full of dead coral and is hard on your feet. We found ALL the hotel staff, without exception, to be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Le Cardinal for the second part of our honeymoon in Mauritius. Having come from a much larger hotel it was wonderful to have some privacy and quiet but still all the service and luxury you'd expect from a 5 star hotel. We were fortunate enough to get our room upgraded and our suite was... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This is a lovely hotel although with all the hype on trip advisor it would be almost impossible to live up to, so maybe my expectations were too high. Beautiful setting, lovely rooms, friendly staff. The food is a big part of the experience here but sometimes felt they were trying a bit too hard, for example the vegetables were... 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:- First of all, the guests of our Boutique Hotel are mostly couples. However, it does happen that we receive bookings for parents who wish to spend their holidays with their kid … Never has our property been featured, either through our Tour Operators or directly with... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My husband and I chose this hotel for honeymoon after reading the reviews, and we were so glad we made the right choice! Friendly and caring staff, top-quality food luxury setting, beautiful beach with crystal-clear sea waves - they all made our 5-day stay absolutely joyful and memorable. The relatively small number of rooms enables this hotel to focus on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

I've been fortunate enough to stay in some pretty fabulous hotels around the world and Le Cardinal would now be right up there near the top of the list. If you're looking for a luxury, quiet, kids free, boutique hotel in a beautiful location with amazing food and wonderfully attentive and friendly staff, then The Cardinal is perfect. With only... More 

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