Rhumerie de Chamarel
Rhumerie de Chamarel
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  • antano2013
    Leicester, United Kingdom350 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not particularly interesting
    We visited lots of places in Mauritius and this was my least favourite place. The guide was very clear and personable but the whole thing was very commercialised and it felt like being on a conveyor belt and at the end you were expected to part with some money! I am not a great lover of rum either so the large tasting measures were rather wasted on me. None of the machinery or equipment was working so there was a huge amount to see really. Having visited many wineries in South Africa this experience felt very flat.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Katie-Louise A
    Heath Charnock, United Kingdom484 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice tasting experience, shop a little overpriced
    Very pretty rhumerie with a tour that is reasonably priced and has a generous tasting at the end. It’s quite small and not loads to see if not in season, but I know this can’t be helped. The shop, restaurant and bar felt a little expensive, and I hate to say it, but we got the same rum cheaper at the airport. Nice day out though, good tasting, and very photogenic.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 23, 2023
  • Monika156
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands110 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprised by the tour
    We were there just to but some rhum. But you have to do the tour to get to the shop. This was not our intention to do, but we had the time so we decided to do the tour. We were surprised in a good way. The tour was good, the tasting was Nice en the shop was well organised with lots of choices.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Rossella
    London, United Kingdom45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience!
    We booked the private tasting which was £30 each and included the guide only for us, the tasting of the classing rum and the aged ones, the entrance to the casks room where we also had the private tasting with a starter (cheese, ham, salame, bread and butter). Our guide Giovani was very professional and competent. He explain to us everything and answered to all the questions we had. He was so kind that even booked for us a table in a restaurant for my fiancé birthday. At the end of the tour you can also buy the rums. I recommend to buy from there as we saw higher prices in the islands and airport. I highly recommend to book the private tasting and to visit the Rhumerie.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 6, 2023
  • Dalma
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend
    It was a great experience, it was the higlight of our trip in the region! The Rhumerie is beautiful, the garden, the atmosphere… the guided tour was fast, it was fine with small kids. We had a lovely lunch in the restaurant, they have kids meal as well.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 1, 2023
  • SBell
    London, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit if staying in le morne
    This place was excellent. We booked the private aged rum tasting. Very friendly/knowledgable guide, delicious rum. The tour itself was very reasonably priced given the quantity and quality of rum tasted. Make sure you stop by the restaurant for a couple of cocktails after, they were delicious.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 1, 2023
  • xavenger
    Windermere, United Kingdom117 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful location, great rum tasting - and a short tour of the distillery!
    We spent about 90 mins here today, went on the tour, tried several different rums and had a look round the shop. The tour of the distillery was fairly interesting, and the location is beautiful. Think we would have enjoyed it more going at a quieter time, the place was rammed with people, with group after group doing the tour. We still enjoyed it, learned something in the process and came back with a bottle of rum to take home!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 30, 2023
  • IS T
    Ely, United Kingdom570 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit to a charming small distillery
    A lovely couple of hours spent at the site. Easy parking and the tour well worth the money and time from a very informative guide and good tasting session at the end. If you want to eat at the restaurant, would recommend booking in advance as busy with pre booked group trips. Thanks for a nice time.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 18, 2024
  • Keytolé ?
    Tamarin6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Spirited Delight!
    A visit to Rhumerie de Chamarel is pure joy! From the warm welcome to the scenic tour, it's a delightful blend of fun and education. The staff's friendliness adds a special touch. The best part? The tasting at the end — an exquisite journey through Chamarel's finest rums. It's not just a visit; it's a sip of Mauritian spirit and charm. Highly recommended for a taste of paradise! 🌺🥃
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written March 7, 2024
  • Sen Sen
    Island of Hawaii, Hawaii38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit with Olivier
    First of all I would like to thank Olivier. We can feel he is very passionate in what he is doing. He is a great guide and can see he lives his island and he is very knowledgeable. We had a great tour of the Rhum Factory of Chamarel and the end the rhum tasting was great. If you visit Mauritius it’s a must to do the Rhumerie de Chamarel. Thank you so much Olivier and Rhumerie de Chamarel
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written May 15, 2024
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Mitchell N Starr
Scarborough, UK37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
My wife and I visited the Rhumerie de Chamarel because they did a rhum tasting at our hotel and it piqued our interest in visting their distillery.

The rhumerie is a surprisingly lovely building in a beautiful location close to several other worthwhile visitor attractions such as the Ebony Forest Reserve and the Black River Gorges National Park.

The rhumerie isn't very big so the conducted tour is quite brief but gives an interesting insight into how rhum is made. It also includes tastings of several different rhums. Unfortunately I was driving so I didn't participate but my wife enjoyed it😊. One minor criticism is that our guide spoke English with a very heavy local accent so I didn't understand everything he said.

The shop sells quite a large a variety of rhums and related products. We bought a bottle of 3 year aged rhum which cost 1500 rupees. This equates to about £36 which is quite expensive but it will be nice to enjoy a taste of Mauritius when we're back home in the UK.

We didn't have time to use the restaurant but other reviewers say it is very nice.
Written October 21, 2022
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Дарья Johannesfred
Stockholm, Sweden31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Chose any sunny day to visit this great place! The entrance fee is not too high and the ticket includes the tour inside (you can chose English or French language to be guided) and excellent rum tasting. Chamarel rhum is the best one in Mauritius so you must try it! After a small excursion which explains the way of preparing the most famous Mauritian rum you are guided to the bar to try 1 rum cocktail (already included in an entrance fee) and then - to rum tasting itself. After that some jams and local sugar delights are offered to you by the guide. The shop by the exit is expensive but nice so don’t pass by )
Written February 18, 2020
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annie b
Bromley, UK16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Having paid for a tour and tasting with a hard sell, we transferred to the Shop to buy gifts …. Challenged the female manager as over charged for the jams we purchased and showed her the signage they had with the price showing. With that she snatched the sign saying old stock and removed the sign. Wouldn’t look at us and treated us in a very aggressive manner. We then said, out of principle, we wanted our money back. Again in a loud aggressive voice, ‘you can’t return the goods’. Standing our ground, with other staff watching, we said you have over charged us and we do not want the goods and had not opened the goods or left the shop etc and we wanted to see her superior. She stormed off, again wouldn’t look at us, offered no apology and came back, opened till and threw the cash back on surface, couldn’t even put into our hands. We were absolutely dumbfounded how a visitor/customer/ tourist should be made to feel. Appalling service. DO NOT RECOMMEND A VISIT! However, if management see this Recommend some more training for this person who certainly doesn’t know how to close a sale.
Written April 7, 2023
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Gizella C
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
As it turned out, the factory itself is only running between July and December, we were a bit disappointed at first but you can't leave with a heavy heart after the tasting. There are tours in English and French in every 20 minutes. They explained the process in around 15 min and at the end you can taste their regular rums and liquors, 9 of them. For and additional fee, you can taste the older, 3 years and up, rums as well.
Written March 7, 2020
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IS T
Ely, UK570 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A lovely couple of hours spent at the site. Easy parking and the tour well worth the money and time from a very informative guide and good tasting session at the end. If you want to eat at the restaurant, would recommend booking in advance as busy with pre booked group trips. Thanks for a nice time.
Written January 18, 2024
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Kris H
Doha, Qatar715 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
People bring the value of this place down when writing reviews of "extensive" tasting as if someone is forcing them to drink it all. Yes, the rum samples are seriously largish, but if one can't master the tasting principal of not actually swallowing and restrain themself to free alcohol, than they will really be able to enjoy the whole experience and learn the different flavors, which by the way are of a good varieties. My favorite was the Coffee Flavored one, while the Vanilla wasn't much behind. Bothe the drive to Chamarel and the Rhumerie Farm were very charming with the different flowers & vegetation wild arrangement. On my visit we had some off and on summer rain, which totally cooled off the air and brought some spice to the experience. We were told that it always rains in the mountains, all year round. In the Rhumerie there is a very nice Restaurant as well, so if you have the time to relax and let the spinning in the head pass, before you continue the Mauritian Exploration.
The Tours are performed in several major spoken Languages like Russian, English, French, German etc...
Written May 19, 2022
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BrendanL26
Pretoria, South Africa144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
While visiting Mauritius in June 2022 we hired a mini-bus and did our own version of the Southern Tour and the Rhumerie de Chamarel was one of the stops.

The distillery is beautiful with immaculately maintained gardens around the distillery buildings. The tour was basic and reasonably well presented and was followed by tastings of their entry level rum and several flavored rum's.

Their premium rum was particularity interesting to me and i purchased one of them to enjoy at home. The gift shop was great with some interesting purchases like Vanilla paste and nice jam.
Written October 30, 2022
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Clement
33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Educational tour of the rhumerie and the guide explained very clearly the different stages to turn sugarcane into rhum. It was shorter than I expected but interesting. The best part is of course the tasting of 6 of their 'rhums arrangés' and 1 white and 1 dark rhum. For the higher quality rhums, you will have to pay extra by the glass. You should definitely try their 10-year anniversary rhum, a-ma-zing!
Their souvenir shop offers nice discounted price compared to what you would get in the local supermarkets or online.
Written December 29, 2021
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Keith T
Rooskey, Ireland51 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
The tour was a bit bland , the only mechanical item that was working during our tour was the guide who spoke almost robotic. None of the actual machines were in use so imagination was essential . The process was shown on tv screens which to be honest would be available on YouTube . The only part of the tour we felt was value for money was the actual tasting where the amount of rum tasted was good for the value of 400 rupee per person which is approx 10 euro per person . The website should mention that the machinery is only in use for part of the year . Over all a nice place however would be far better if the experience was more involved and not just visiting a dormant factory during part of the year .
Written March 3, 2022
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Nick1979
Clitheroe, UK539 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We visited Rhumerie de Chamarel as part of a South West Island tours.

The place itself is lovely. Really nice gardens and buildings. It's enjoyable to be given a guide as to how the rum is made, and to see all the machinery.

Our tour included rum tasting and food. The food was of a really good standard in the restaurant, very pleasantly surprised. Although I'm not the biggest rum fan, I did enjoy the tasting, although I did prefer the rum cocktails :)
Written April 1, 2020
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