Staying here is an amazing experience - the quietness, the ocean breeze coming up through the buidligns and the sound of surf pounding the distant reef. The rooms are great and we were even given a 'transit' room to relax in when we first arrived because we got in before check in time. That's service! All the staff are really friendly and attentive. You sometimes have to remember that this isnt a massive five star hotel so if you cant find someone it is just matte rof waiting a few minutes - this got me a bit annoyed at one point before I realised that this is a B&B, but one that is so good it vies with big top notch hotels.
The food is a bit expensive but it is good. If I had one gripe it is the lack of fresh fruit at breakfast. I am used to staying in hotels with a much broader range of options for breakfast (again, I had to remember that this place has 8 rooms only...).
We had a 18 month old child with us and to be honest, this might have been the wrong call for him. There are no real kiddy facilities for that age group short of some basic toys. This is an extremely romantic, sensuous sort of place and suits couples looking to really relax. Its also quite a good base for exploring the north / east from.
We did get excellent baby sitting though and our son got a lot of attention from the staff. We needed a doctor at one point as he had tonsillitis and the staff went into action really quickly on this.
If I had one real gripe its the open-ness of the B&B to the beach. There is no night watchman that I was aware of and security could be an issue. You see groups of youths lounging around the beach a lot. I may be being paranoid but I've lost items in similar circumstances. That said, they do have security cameras and good lighting.
This is said to be the best B&B on the island and I would agree but not because I have seen the others, just that I cannot imagine it being much better. Strongly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This discreet address along the wild coast, North-East of Mauritius, is a well kept secret only spread by word-of mouth among insiders.1 unspoilt beach, 14 rooms, 2 swimming pools, 1 restaurant, 1 lounge bar, 1 little spa...In praise of simplicity, is not true luxury ? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Maison D'Ete Hotel Mauritius/Poste Lafayette