This is a little gem of a hotel. The rooms are among the nicest I have ever had anywhere in the world. They are large and laid out perfectly; plenty of space for your personal items. The bed, pillows and linens are great for sleeping. Rooms have a large flat screen TV with good selection of stations, huge bathtub, large balcony with chair and table, and a separate area with a small sofa and table. Wifi (fast) is available in the entire hotel. Robes and slippers are provided. Late in the afternoon a small snack is delivered to your room, 2 small items for each person.
The bathroom is huge and had great space for clothing and storage of luggage. Lots of hangers. Plenty of room for your toiletries. Shampoo, soap, gel, lotion, sewing kit, etc. provided. The shower has a rain shower and hand held shower.
We had HB and I am sure we gained weight. Breakfast was wonderful; selection was extensive. Fresh fruti, meats, different rolls, breads, danish and croissants, nuts, dried fruit, cereal and items cooked fresh to order. The dinner menu was very large and there were specials in addition every night. A few items had a surcharge. I did not have one bad meal here. There are several different breads to choose from each night. Meals were 3 courses and included an amuse bouche to start and 3 different cookies at the end. I had wine by the glass and the pour was generous.
Lounge chairs with thick cushions are provided on the lawn and on the beach. All have umbrellas and small tables. The beach contains coral so you have to be careful when swimming and walking the beach.
Service is friendly and top notch. I had a massage from their sister property across the street but in the Le Cardinal on-site facility (cabana on the top floor overlooking the ocean). Definitely recommended.
We rented a car and found the location to be convenient unless you are planning on doing alot in the south. Then the traffic might be onerous.
We thought hard and could only come up with 3 items to comment on: one bottle of water is provided per room at the start of your stay. A hotel of this caliber should provide a bottle every day at least (or one per person per day). A drying rack for the balcony or shower/bathroom would have been nice for wet bathing suits. And the bolser pillows always rolled off the sofa when you sat down on it. Honestly, these were the only "flaws" we could find.
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- Also Known As:
- Le Cardinal Exclusive Hotel Trou Aux Biches
- Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort Mauritius/Trou Aux Biches