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“unforgettable journey” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chantauvent Guesthouse - Maison d'Hotes

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Chantauvent Guesthouse - Maison d'Hotes
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Hong Kong
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“unforgettable journey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

we went all the way from hong kong to mauritius, as we expected we are the only asian in the guesthouse for the whole trip. But to be specific, the staff and the owner were so friendly and helpful in all related areas regarding to our late check out time, excursion, transports... its a wonderful journey i should say.

Moreover, just a little note that the location is very close to the beach if you like to enjoy that much, just one thing need to consider is you may need to drive or taxi out for some supplyment stock/ snack etc for the trip/day.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Erlangen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

We spent a couple of days at Chantauvent, changing rooms regularly since we hadn't booked in advance.
The service was very good & friendly, there's a perfect location for snorkeling right outside the garden.
There was no air conditioning in most rooms facing the sea, but the breeze eased any problems arising from that. There are two nice restaurants in close distance.
Since we drove around the whole island at a later time, we're fully convinced that there's hardly any nicer spot than the area around Blue Bay, especially if you don't like the big resorts.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tobby78
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geneva, switz'd
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

With a name like chantauvent one would expect to hear nature's sounds. This is the case, the guest house is right on the beach so benefits from the breeze of the coast which make otherwise hot days very pleasant. Also, the reef is quite close in to the shore so one constantly hears the constant rumble of the waves breaking on the reef - also a nice sound although loud!
For those senstive of hearing though, be warned that the guest house is right under the flight path, very close to the airport. So you get intimate views of plane's underbellies and the deafening roar that goes with.
Otherwise, the guest house was ok - friendly, well located, small.
I found our room a bit lacking cleanliness-wise (the cushions, curtains and bedspread were a bit whiffy and could have done with a good clea).
And for what it was, the price was a tad too high.
But otherwise, it's an ok place and convenient for the airport, good swimming and the town of Mahebourg.

Room Tip: ask for a room with a beach view
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2011

the rooms are big and clean, very nice people, amazing beach 2 min, the best place near blue bay. just don't order the car from them beacuse they are taking extra charge.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

This was not the first nor the last time i have been to Chantauvent and each time it enchants me further. This delightful, tranquil and yet bubbly guesthouse has a charm exclusive to its own. Apart from having its own beach, it stands metres away from a public one, where both marathons can attempt the deep and children are safe in the shallows and further along is one of the best snorkling spot on the island, a protected marine park. Near by, the village of Mahebourg is one of the most vibrant and very typical of the local community; where we love to browse. The Staff, with their friendly and warm approach is surely an added plus. This is definitely our stop over when we visit Mauritius.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Owl2307
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

This was our first stop in Mauritius and it was a great decision! Since it was low season, we got a studio room at a very reasonable price. The room was clean and spacious, with a small kitchen and more importantly, a balcony overlooking the beach and the ocean. We woke up to the sound of waves every morning, and was greeted by the blue sea! It's not always easy to find a place right on the beach at the right price, especially in an expensive country like Mauritius. Anywhere else, we'd have to pay double the price! Here are the plus points:
1) Great environment--quiet, peaceful, non-touristy; there's a great local vibe about it as you'll see families on picnics during the weekends, sometimes there are people playing music on the djembe drums while singing and dancing; they also have petanque competitions during the weekends
2) The night sky was blanketed by twinkling stars! If you love stargazing, this is the place for you
3) Food -- there's a great restaurant just minutes away from Chantauvent; if you want a budget meal, just visit the tuck shops nearby for sandwiches
4) Walking distance to blue bay where some of the best corals can be found
5) Chantauvent also arranges airport transfers and tours at reasonable rates
6) Our room comes with breakfast; it's basic but filling

There are very few negative points we can think of, but one is the fact that Chantauvent is far from amenities, and there're very few eating options within walking distance; the second point is the disruptive noise made by the airplanes flying over head; however, we loved the sight of the plane flying in the middle of the starry night-- truly a mesmerizing sight. On the whole, Chantauvent was easily the best place we stayed in while traveling in Mauritius, and we would go back and stay there again if given the chance.

Room Tip: The seaside studio upstairs is quiet and has the best views; request for it if possible
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2011

During my travel in Mauritius I stayed in 4 different hotels ; mostly in this particular area though. A larger hotel just close by (Hotel Blue Lagoon) threw me out, as they were fully booked after my 2 day stay. Just 100 meters from the Blue Lagoon hotel back towards Le Preskil resort, and on same street, there are several smaller lodges - all of them converted from large beach side family residences to small hotels.

Son of the owner showed me around and had availability in couple of rooms, neither with AC, but with sea view and balconies. There are various sizes of rooms, as this is indeed a large family house, all of them with fridge and shower. All rooms are rather basic but my room also had small kitchen corner, couple of rooms also have AC available. There is a restaurant and bar (and Wi-Fi in these areas), kitchen cooks a evening meal for those who pre-order it, and serves drinks through day and evening. Meals are either served inside, or on the patio, depending on weather and wind. Beach is right in front of the hotel. To reach the larger Blue Lagoon beach, it will take about 3-5 minutes walking (past Blue Lagoon Beach hotel). In this lodge, one can spend time either lounging on the patio, or on the beach side grounds of the property, or on the beach. There is parking space in the front, and hotel can organize scooter or car rental ; taxis are available front of Blue Lagoon.

Staying in this lodge is very pleasant and stress free ... get you really geared down to the life and rhythm of the island ... staff is there if you need something, otherwise you are left to enjoy your time as you please. No noisy pool activities or pool-bar, no hoards of children running all over the place, no noisy water scooters or water-skiers ... simply relaxation, sound of wind and the sea. This was the most pleasant of the hotels I stayed in this part of Mauritius. Definitely recommended, good people run this lodge, they provide good service, serve good food, keep the rooms clean and the property is well maintained. And while this high season demands high room rate (Eur 70 or so), off season rates are even far better.

Compared to Blue Lagoon Beach Hotel - this is a gem !

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Chantauvent Guesthouse - Maison d'Hotes
Address: Coastal Road, Pointe d'Esny, Mauritius
Location: Mauritius > Grand Port District > Pointe d'Esny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Pointe d'Esny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chantauvent Guesthouse - Maison d'Hotes 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on a breathtaking lagoon, Chantauvent is a charming guesthouse situated in Pointe d'Esny, near Mahebourg, on the South East coast of Mauritius. Mahebourg is a colorful and lively town, steeped in Mauritian history. Fisherman and shopkeepers ply the streets, adding to the rich and dynamic atmosphere of this coastal treasure.Dark volcanic rock makes for a stark contrast to the bright white coral sand on the long and open beaches of Pointe d'Esny. ... more   less 
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