We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Lovely Boutique hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Sakoa Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Le Sakoa Hotel
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Trou aux Biches
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely Boutique hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2011

Le Sakoa is by far the nicest place to stay in Trou aux Biches. If you are looking for a small, quiet and intimate hotel on a lovely beach this is for you. Beautiful simply decorated rooms with great bathrooms and even a kitchen. Although not all rooms have a sea view all have balconies and are only a few steps from the beach anyway. The staff were lovely and the setting wonderful. Food was good - we ate here 3 nights - and the chef was able to accommodate my vegetarian requests. We also ate at a couple of local restaurants and the great italian owned pizza place opposite the hotel. The very well stocked supermarket was great for freshly baked bread for lunch and even novels. Free kayaks meant we spent many hours paddling up and down the coast, spotting fish and even had a turtle swimming alongside us one day!
A would definitely recommend Le Sakoa if you want to stay somewhere special. We stayed a week and filled our time quite easily including trips on the local bus to Grand Baie and the botantical gardens.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Fysh67
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

197 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    115
    64
    8
    6
    4
See reviews for
45
121
4
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2010

Staff lied to us! We couldn't read the menu as was in French. Took 2 hours to bring out our meals and delivered a variation to every meal we had ordered! Looked like a pub meal. Not what you'd expect from the photos on their site. Took four days turn around for our laundry, and the bathroom smell of urine... Yuck! Also if you want to eat the same thing for breakfast everyday, eat here! Egg or fruit, that's it.. Very nice surroundings, but the owner is obviously not a managing director because the local staff do not deliver it's rating! Very very disappointing as this was a two week stay for 7 friends before my wedding at le meridien hotel. Other friends stayed at the Veranda which was a 3 star in Grand Baie, group of 30, had much better service! We found ourselves trying to get our money back to stay there instead. Advice.... DO NOT PAY UP FRONT!

Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
Helpful?
7 Thank Mosely888
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
llagesse, Directeur général at Le Sakoa Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2010
I wish to thanks these people for their stay at the Sakoa and their comments.

Let me now give the facts :

- All our menus are in French and English, I am then very surprised that they couldn't read it. Regarding the time delay on the service for the dinner on Friday, a discount has been given for the 45 minutes they had to wait to get their meal.
- Regarding the picture of a lobster dish on our web site: These clients never ordered a lobster dish. No wonder is does not look like what they ordered during their stay
- Laundry’s : each time laundry service was required by these customers the laundry was delivered on the next day. (round 26 hours)
- Smell in the bathroom: all our rooms are cleaned meticulously every day twice by the maids and checked by the supervisor, I find it astonishing that there was a smell of urine.
- Breakfast: every bay we propose a served breakfast, we take the option not to put a buffet because we prefer to serve our guests at their table. It is a complete continental breakfast. Our breakfast is composed of : 3 types of fruits and yoghurt, 2 types of pastries, breads, homemade jam, eggs in all declinations, pancakes, cereals, cheese, ham, sausages…

These customers were difficult to manage, they burnt a thatch roof umbrella while lightning fireworks in front of the hotel at night, they disturbed many of our guests during night and day by getting drunk and making a lot of noise, in a place where people search for peace. They have been very rude with our staff. We tried many times to talk to them but without any result.

Has you can see on tripadvisor comments, since the re-opening of the Sakoa in September 2009 we did not have any bad comment. We think that the Sakoa was not the good product for 7 young boys to party all night and day, before their friend’s wedding.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2010

one of the greatest hotel i have been stayed... lovely beaches and very quite place and very welcoming people working there.. also right place for muslim people since all kind of meats are halal.. you can eat all kinds meats without a doubt ... absulately one of the best place for relaxing vacation.... be there again for sure...

Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank MustafaT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York, NY
Level Contributor
26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2008

We were there late Nov-early Dec. First the hotel itself: The best parts were the service. They were extremely helpful and friendly - welcomed us with drinks, answered our questions about excursions, prepared breakfast for us the night before when we would miss breakfast the next day, made dinner reservations for us, etc. The staff was excellent. The grounds are well maintained and the beach is pretty nice. The breakfast is excellent, we did not have dinner there.

The not-so-great parts: There are only 3-4 rooms in the hotel that actually have a beach view, and our room didn't, so it was quite dark in the morning without too many windows. The number of lights and switches was also confusing (the light switch next to the nightstand for some reason turned the lights on/off in the bathroom!). Our first night, we found 3 GIANT cockroaches scampering about our room. My boyfriend killed two of the them, and the staff came in immediately to spray the room, and we didn't see the bugs again, but slept with the lights ON. I also got a BAD case of bedbugs from this hotel. While I didn't actually see the bedbugs on the surface, I had no less than 100 telltale bedbug bites all over my body when waking up in the morning on the last two nights. (Small bites, in rows, mostly in clusters or groups of 3, near veins.)

Don't get me wrong, the room was impeccably clean, lovely, and the shower was awesome. If I'd stay here again/recommend it to someone else, I would say to try to get an ocean view room and check the mattress! It is a great value for Mauritius. Perfect for those who want a nice hotel without the bells and whistles of the big resorts.

The beach itself was full of a lot of boats, unfortunately. We preferred the east coast (Blue Bay area/Ile aux Cerfs) which was less developed and easier to find a private stretch of beach. The weather was nicer on the east coast, too, while we were there. However, this area is quite nice and we particularly enjoyed the public beach at Mon Choisy (2-5 min drive away), and the beach at Pereybere was also lovely but small. There are a lot of great restaurants in the area as well, and we found the food here at least to be superior to Blue Bay!

  • Liked — The staff/service
  • Disliked — Room location
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mpc245
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London UK
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2008

We were warmly welcomed with huge smiles from all the staff.
Room: We had room 10, which was large, very clean and had a big balcony with views out over the beautiful blue sea. Each balcony or patio has nice furniture including a lovely Moroccan style lamp with a candle. The well equipped kitchen came in handy for making meals, but with such great food nearby why bother. Being able to make ice cubes was a real treat, particularly when having vanilla rum drinks on our balcony watching the sun go down.

Restaurant and bar: We ate 4 times in the hotel restaurant and loved it every time. You’re asked each morning if you wish to have the set menu (4 courses at 450R) for dinner. This allows the chef to buy the produce through the day, if not you can still pick from the a la carte menu (also cheap and has a good choice.). Overall the food is simple, good quality with very good prices. The local Lobster set menu is a must. The little bar is a real gem and serves some great rums, (£1.50 for a glass of beer and £2.5 for wine).

Hotel grounds: The hotel grounds are perfectly kept. The tropical plants and palm trees really make you feel you’re on holiday in paradise.

Pool: The pool is an ok size and makes a nice treat if you don’t want to tackle the sea and the reef. The pool side chairs are great to just sit back and watch the sunsets.

Beach: Well ! its truly wonderful. It stretches for some distance and the powder white sand is amazing. The only downside is the sand has lots of coral bits in it. The reef is only a short distance from the shore, so it’s easy to snorkel and swim with the fish particularly as the water is crystal clear and turquoise blue. The hotel has more than enough sun lounges and lots of thatched sun umbrellas. The free paddle boats and kayaks are a real treat. Keep in mind though that at least in September the water was very cold, but the local claim it is because it was the winter season.

Local area: There isn’t a great deal of things going on in the area, but there are several small cafes and bars within a few minutes walk and a small supermarket about 50 meters down the road. But if you want to venture out of Trou aux Biches, then a 40pence local bus (every ten minutes) will take you into Grand bay. Where you’ll find a good selection of bars restaurants and local shops. Try “La Terrace” (just before you arrive into the centre) for some great local fish and flavoured rums. The Ginger rum is the best. (30 euros for 2 with drinks and rum.)

Overall this is a great hotel with only 16 rooms and very helpful staff. If you’re looking for good quality accommodation with a real flavour of local life, than this is the place for you. Make sure you check out weather conditions before you go. September is supposed to be the month with zero precipitation but it rained every day while we were there.

  • Liked — kitchen: huge fridge, lovely balcony with sea view and well kept grounds+3pm pancake our.
  • Disliked — nothing.
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank LondonGeezer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2008

Having spent several weeks reviewing hotels/resorts around Mauritius, we chose Le Sakoa. We certainly weren't disappointed. The complex is made up of 14 appartments. We were in room 7 (ground floor) with spacious bedroom, reasonable sized bathroom and smaller kitchen (though we didn't use this for cooking). We stayed here for 11 days.
The appartments are in their own immaculately kept gardens with open access to the beach immediately adjacent to the hotel pool. There is an open plan dining area and bar bordering on the pool, and very friendly staff on hand 24/7 for anything you need. When we arrived in Mauritius, Le Sakoa arranged transport from the airport, and the driver was very pleasant and informative. The drive is about 1 hour via Port Louis.
When we arrived at Le Sakoa, the staff had tropical fruit juice waiting for us and immediately made us feel welcomed and special. The room was more than sufficient with plenty of space. The room had all the necessary usual items and was clean and looked well kept. The shower was excellent and since I was diving every day, and snorkelling in between, this was a perfect location. I would recommend Dive Dreams Diving (about 8 mins walk - (opposite La Caprese) There was a spacious verandah outside where I could leave wet gear to dry, and there was a shower between the beach and the pool for washing wet-suits, etc.
Breakfast was consistently good, with a free choice of cereal, juices, fruit, yoghurt, pastries, bread, a hot platter with mixed beans/pulses and fried potato/onion concoctions and a chef cooking egg dishes to order.
During the day, reasonably priced snacks and drinks were available. In the evening, set menues or a la carte were available - we ate here on six nights and the Friday BBQ was excellent, as was the Indian Curry buffet on the Wednesday. We also found alternatives very close by and would strongly recommend La Caprese restaurant where a wide variety of foods are served at very reasonable prices (about 8 minutes walk). The beach is clean white sand with crystal clear water and shallow (no deeper than 1 metre) all the way to the reef edge which is about 150 m from the beach. The reef is well worth exploring by snorkelling, although some parts are suffering from tourism. Diving beyond the reef is excellent.
Overall, the weather was fine with some very sunny days - good for sunbathing and just chilling out!
On the negative side, we were considering hiring a car or bicycles - we quickly decided against this since the roads and standard of driving generally are poor (bordering on dangerous). Except for the motorway, roads are narrow and pavements are either narrow or non-existant. The busses are basic but frequent and very very cheap. Alternatively, there are an excess of taxis who will offer their services, and through negotiation, a good rate can be agreed. We hired a taxi for half a day on two occasions, and this was just as cheap as hiring a car (without the worry of driving/navigating)! On the second occasion, we toured the North and East coast and were dropped off at the Airport to return home. Though we didn't see the whole of Mauritius, the prevailing wind is from the East in Winter (June/July) and the East coast had rollers crashing on the beaches. During our stay, the North/West coast was flat calm so for diving, this should be a consideration. Lastly, It should be remembered that Mauritius appears to still be developing for tourism. The resort complexes that we saw appeared clean and well kept but outside the perimeters this was not so. We visited Port Louis and apart from the shopping malls and bay area, the city was generally dirty with chaos on the streets and be prepared for constant unsolicited approaches from street sellers. For most inland areas of the island that we saw, in general, towns & village areas resembled shanty towns. That being said, we would still go back since the overall quality of service and value for money were very good.

  • Liked — Quiet, very intimate and small enough to still have the personal touch.
  • Disliked — Neighbouring villa with dogs sometimes barking at night and noisey S.African wedding party next door.
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank PBandLE
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St. Moritz, Switzerland
Level Contributor
383 reviews
128 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2008

We stayed a week at Le Sakoa selfcatering in room 16, which is a private cottage right at the beach with a large double bed downstairs and two single beds on the mezzanine. The room was very nice and large and very clean. The separate kitchen was very well equipped and the maid took care of washing our dishes. The cottage has a protected terrace with a dinner table and a small lounge.
Breakfast included in the prize was good, however we ate just once at the small restaurant in the evening and found the food nothing special and it was often completely empty As there are not many restaurant options around and the streets are sparly lit and with lot of traffic, we went out for lunch (Le Pescatore, expensive but great, 5 minutes by taxi, or Le Capitain in Grand Baie, 15 minutes by taxi) and prepared our dinner in our cottage. There is a supermareket (Dodo). catering for the local people, with a good choice just across the road (and you can buy fresh fish from the local fisherman). The village of Trou aux Biches itself has nothing to offer. The big resort TAB Hotel next door was partly closed for refurbisment and there is a Casino close by.
The best thing was the very nice and clean beach, protected by a riff and thus very good for swimming. The hotels tend to clean the beaches in front of their property. There have been plenty of sunbeds and you get beach towels at reception. There are occasionally beach vendors but they are nice and dont bother you once they see you don't want to buy anything. Some of them came by for some minutes of small talk every day without bothering anybody.
We liked this small and intimate hotel with an elegant rustic touch very much and recommend it. We did the reservation on their website and the contact with Patrick has been very good. The staff is very efficient and friendly and there is day and night security provided. We had a very early checkout in the morning and the staff brought us a very good and abundant breakfast the evening before.
We did all out transports with the first taxi driver we met, Ned (phone [-]). He is a very secure driver, very polite, punctual and reliable and has a clean and well kept AC car in good conditions. As we choose him for the whole week, he was always at our disposition when we called him and at the end of our holidays he offered us a good prize for our airport transfer.

  • Liked — Nice cottage directly on a clean and safe swimming beach, friendly people, security
  • Stayed May 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Engadiner
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Trou aux Biches
0.5 mi away
Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa
0.4 mi away
Veranda Pointe aux Biches Hotel
Veranda Pointe aux Biches Hotel
#3 of 8 in Pointe Aux Piments
4.5 of 5 bubbles 576 reviews
0.8 mi away
Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort
Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort
#3 of 10 in Trou aux Biches
5.0 of 5 bubbles 266 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.1 mi away
Mont Choisy Coral Azur Beach Resort
Mont Choisy Coral Azur Beach Res...
#2 of 10 in Trou aux Biches
4.0 of 5 bubbles 771 reviews
0.8 mi away
Casuarina Resort & Spa
Casuarina Resort & Spa
#4 of 10 in Trou aux Biches
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,187 reviews
3.7 mi away
The Oberoi, Mauritius
The Oberoi, Mauritius
#1 of 8 in Pointe Aux Piments
5.0 of 5 bubbles 1,379 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Le Sakoa Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Le Sakoa Hotel

Property: Le Sakoa Hotel
Address: Coastal Road, Trou aux Biches, Mauritius
Location: Mauritius > Pamplemousses District > Trou aux Biches
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Trou aux Biches
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Sakoa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Intimate and for the family, THE SAKOA comprises 7 one-storeyed bungalows (each with 2 units). Public spaces are warm and provide a reception, a restaurant, a bar and a swimming pool. The hotel offers direct access to the beach of Trou aux Biches, characterised by its whiteness and offers one of the best baths of the island. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Le Sakoa Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Le Sakoa Trou Aux Biches
Le Sakoa Hotel Mauritius/Trou Aux Biches

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing