We stayed a week here, having come from doing the Garden Route in S Africa the previous week.
It is on the east coast and beautfully located in a shallow bay. It is isolated from real Mauritius, and you would have a mile's walk to the entrance gate. Therefore, eating out of the hotel is challenging, with an expensive taxi bill on top of your meal.
The hotel is really quite small, which suits us. The bedrooms are in villas overlooking lagoons or directly on to the beach. They are all equipped to the highest spec, with every facility you would need.
The hotel itself is mostly open plan with water in channels or pools everywhere. Meals can be eaten under a roof or al fresco.
There are 2 restaurants, L'Archipel, the main one, and a smaller Asian Restaurant which you need to reserve 24 hours in advance. The former has international cuisine with an emphasis on French & Indian food, as well as fish.
For us, it had great food much of the time, but every time we were there was something which just did not come up to the mark, say a particular entree course. I felt L'Archipel was trying a little too hard to be what is is not.
The Asian Restaurant was mostly a Japanese menu, and consistently outstanding. Much better.
Warning: all alcohol in the restaurants is eye-wateringly expensive.
The beach and pool facilities are superb, and there is a feeling of peace and privacy at both. A waiter is available for drinks, and will come along regularly with a face wipe or a cooling sorbet -fantastic....
We took a day's guided tour with a private driver round the most interesting parts of Mauritius, and the hotel organised this very efficiently.
Overall, it was a wonderful week's chill and relaxation, as well as a lot of pampering. Special mention and thanks to 3 of the staff: Roger in the Asian Restaurant, Marjorie at breakfast, and Meera at reception. You were fantastic, and helped make our holiday very special.
Would we go back? Yes, certainly, but not for some years. Mauritius is far away from absolutely anywhere, and a 12 hour flight from Europe. For Glaswegians like us, there's a connecting flight to a European hub to factor in as well.
LPM is not cheap either. Go half board. You'll do yourself a financial favour.
- Also Known As:
- Constance Le Prince Maurice Hotel Poste De Flacq
- Constance Le Prince Maurice Hotel
- Le Prince Maurice Hotel
- Le Prince Maurice
- Constance Le Prince Maurice Mauritius/Poste De Flacq
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the ultimate romantic hideaway, where stunning architectural design meets relaxed luxury. Step into this high functioning deluxe paradise, and choose from one of the 64 Junior suites, 12 Family suites, 12 Villas or the sumptuous Princely suite. Revel in the intimate and secluded setting, pamper yourself at the renowned Sisley spa and Spa de Constance, then enjoy the exceptional international cuisine created by our chefs from around the world. Families enjoy the beach-side villas and complimentary children's club 'Les Petits Princes', while golf fans can retreat to our 2 18-hole championship golf courses. Le Prince Maurice is part of our Ultimate Hotel Collection. ... more less
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