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La Maison D'ete Hotel
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Congleton, Cheshire
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“Beautiful place to stay!”
Reviewed December 8, 2011

This place was just heavenly! We spent 9 wonderful days here and would have loved to have stayed longer!

We stayed in a cottage which was perfectly adequate for us. Lovely comfortable bedroom with kitchenette area, large bathroom and balcony overlooking the pool and sea. Although there was no air conditioning, we didn’t feel it was needed when we were there. We slept with the doors open and a cool breeze coming from the sea, listening to the waves washing over the reef. What could be better?

Breakfast was in a covered area outside served by Patrick who was very friendly and helpful. It consisted of fruit, yoghurt, bread and eggs of your choice. Just perfect! We recommend the fried eggs. Being keen on wild birds, we were delighted by the various birds who came scrounging bread at breakfast, especially the red-whiskered bulbul with its chick.

Marie-Michèle gave us a tour on our first morning and impressed us with her local knowledge and enthusiasm about the island. She gave really excellent advice throughout our stay about everywhere we wanted to go and perfect directions to get there.

The hotel itself had 2 pools and a private beach area which led onto the, not very accessible from the road, public beach. This was never crowded, in fact there was hardly ever anyone on it. When we weren’t out exploring the island, we spent some relaxing days in and around the beach which was a good snorkelling area too, with gear provided for free by the hotel. Our conclusion after seeing most of the island was that the best beaches were those near the hotel.

The hotel is actually situated in Poste Lafayette and is not close to a town so you need to have a car to get out and about and if you want to eat out in the evening. Having said that, the hotel restaurant was really excellent with plenty of choice, so we only ate out a couple of times just for a change.

All in all it was a wonderful holiday and we are really pleased we chose to stay here.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

We started our honeymoon at La Maison d'Ete before spending the second half of it at the Sands resort. We would have loved to spend longer at La Maison d'Ete but sadly it was fully booked and we missed it very much for the rest of our honeymoon! Next time we will miss out the Sands.

It is very calm, with beautiful views over the ocean. Marie Michele and Jean-Claude were very kind and welcoming throughout our stay (very friendly without imposing on you at all and allowing you complete freedom and privacy while being there for you should you need any advice/information). This lovely couple are also multi-lingual.

Our bungalow was great. Well looked after and extremely clean. It had everything we wanted (no TV but we didn't need one), and the ceiling fan was great for maintaining comfortable temperatures.

We really appreciated that fact that there were two pools. During our stay, only adults ever used the pool by the restaurant (which wasn't very often) and toddlers appeared to use the second pool, which was out of sight. This was a real bonus as the pools are not very large, so children splashing about would have been annoying.

The hotel is remote but easy to use as a base to explore the island via taxis or bikes that are provided. This is not the place if you want evening entertainment/bars etc. Big supermarket quite close by to buy drinks etc..and a good restaurant on site. Breakfast was simple but fresh and of good quality (some pastries/croissants would have been quite nice) and Patrick who looks after guests during breakfast was utterly adorable. The cleaning staff were joyful, efficient and discrete but very friendly too.

All in all this was a beautiful, safe place, where we could thoroughly relax. And excellent value for money compared to the Sands (where you pay a hefty premium for the advantage of spectacular sunsets and which we felt had far less character). Thank you to all at the Maison D'Ete for a fabulous welcome to Mauritius - and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future x.

Room Tip: Bungalow number 3 seemed to be the most private but just ask we were in 2 which was private enough.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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the netherlands
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

We stayed for 4 nights. You need a car to get around because there is no village near by. Because the villa rooms were fully booked we stayed in a bungalow room which we found very small and we missed an AC. The beach is quite small but the 2 great pools are compensating this. The restaurant serves breakfast (very basic), lunch and dinner. The service was great. Overall it is a good place to relax and do nothing for a few days.

Room Tip: Try to get a villa room because bungalow rooms are very small.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

I have stayed in a big resort and another GuestHouse on the island but my stay at Maison D'Eté was definitely the best. Great relaxing atmosphere, they let you use their bikes if you wish to take a tour, just genuinely nice people and it's practically on a deserted beautiful beach..Great memories!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

Fabulous 3 days at La Maison D'ete. Very comfortable room with kettle, fridge and spacious bathroom. Able to sleep with doors open if you wish to hear the sea, which we could see from our bedroom. Magical setting with two pools overlooking the beach/sea. Stunning location - much preferred to hotels around the island. Lovely friendly, helpful people. Free internet access - nothing too much trouble when we asked. Even got fresh coconuts chopped down off the trees to drink! Stayed at 3 different venues while we were in Mauritius and this was by far the best. As mentioned by other reviewers only disadvantage if you dont want to just chill out, is the distance from other worthwhile trips and the cost of taxis. Sorry I didnt have the courage to hire a car, but not much in the way of good maps in Mauritius and was a bit concerned about getting lost. Fabulous brioche for breakfast! Will definitely return!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

For a first impression of Mauritius, it was the best way to be introduced to the culture, beaches and wonderful, kind and friendly people. My Mom and I stayed at La Maison D'ete for 6 days and each day was better than the last. The view of the sunrise and sunset was unbelievable and the idea of literally saying by the beach drew us to the Hotel. The service was fantastic, the people were so friendly and kind and willing to help with absolutely anything.
I would definitely recommend the beautiful Hotel to couples, friends and family. It was great for some Mother-Daughter bonding time!!
The room we were in even had a kettle, which is fantastic for those who are early morning risers.
The location of the Hotel is fantastic if you just wanted to relax on the beach but for those wanting to travel or shop through out Mauritius, it was a bit difficult to get to places such as Grand Baye or Port Louis. Even though we didn't, I would recommend hiring a car, I think it was for 30 Euros a day, as the taxis can be expensive and quite demanding.
Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

Between your new spouse and the La Maison D'Eté, you'll find everything your looking for on your honeymoon!

Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Maison D'ete Hotel
Address: Coastal Road, Poste Lafayette, Mauritius
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Location: Mauritius > Riviere du Rempart District > Poste Lafayette
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Poste Lafayette
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Maison D'ete Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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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