I had the pleasure of visiting this resort in February and have only just got round to constructing a review.
On arrival the layout is impressive, colonial style detached properties on a lovely clean beach.
On my visit the resort was about 45% occupied and the staff were extremely nice, in addition there are four resturants to choose from.
There are however several detractions:
The villas are detached with a ground and first floor, in my case, I was on the first floor, on the second day a family arrived with 2 very young children and I had to endure endless screaming from underneath on my balcony for 4 days until they thankfully moved out- and that, I regret to say is the problem here. If Indeed I wish to endure such persecution I can stay in any club med resort at 80% less and be assured of it.
Quite why the management chose to place a family like that underneath my demise when the resort was half empty defies belief.
The restaurants consist of the boat house which serves italian style food, the french and Indian restaurants and the floating market.
The floating market looks lovely, regretfully I sent the meal back 3 times because it was uncooked, and, in the end gave up, with the waiter collecting my plate, largely uneaten, asking if I had 'enjoyed' the meal.- clearly not. Each restaurants offering seeemed not to removed from the other and so one culinary experience simply mingles into another with nothing really noteworthy. I can say not one meal tehre stuck in my mind as being trully exceptional.
The room could have been a lot cleaner- given that this resort is almost new and that was extremely dissapointing.
I booked the resort as a special offer, included half board and a very large reduction on the overall price. Even so the additional costs warrant incredulity- £70 for the internet for one week, wine at over $130 per bottle for one of the cheapest, that can be purchased in a supermarket for £9.50 at home. At the end of the weeks holiday addional costs for 2 were about £750 despite only having a glass of wine with a meal and no other extras- that level of pricing calls for serous concern.
I did meet with Bernard the manager and had a general chat about my experiences and he did indeed seem to be understanding; it was therefore dissapoiting that for the rest of the holiday I was completely ignored - despite him directly past me on several occasions.
In summary- its nice but no where near nice enough for the ENOURMOUS price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is situated on one of the most privileged locations on the south westerly tip of the island, on the pristine white natural beaches at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Le Morne, bordered by a turquoise lagoon. The resort's backdrop of Mauritius' iconic Le Morne Brabant Mountain is defined by a lush green patchwork of sugar cane fields encircling a series of lofty peaks that overlooks the Indian Ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The St. Regis Mauritius Resort Le Morne