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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Maison D'Ete Hotel Mauritius/Poste Lafayette