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Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here last July after arriving in Mauritius and discovering that the villa that we had booked and paid for did not exist and we had been defrauded by a somewhat infamous Mauritius resident. Somewhat depressed and with nowhere to stay we found Esprit-Libre through Tripadvisor. It had changed hands and was now owned and run by Jerome, a lovely, helpful and knowledgeable host. He will advise restaurants, arrange taxis and for us organised estate agents to show us suitable apartments - beyond the call of duty!

The rooms are beautifully furnished in an understated, relaxing way. Breakfast was lovely - especially the Pain Perdu, there is a lounge with a bar area which is small and friendly with an honours system in the evening. There is also an outside bar area.There is free WI-FI (why can't the large hotels provide this?), and DVD's to borrow. There is a pool with a sitting area around it. Some of the rooms have their own small patio and also sofas in the room. Jerome has recently refurbished additional rooms - all to a high standard and has family rooms which actually provide privacy for parents. The restaurant is open for lunch - not every day - and the food is fresh and good and service is definitely with a smile. We returned to Mauritius this January and went back for lunch which was very good.

Mon Choisy has a good public beach and some good restaurants. The bus to Grand Bai leaves from close to the hotel.

This is a great choice if you are looking for a quality place without the bling of the large hotels and with relaxed but efficient service.

Room Tip: Call and speak to Jerome - he speaks French and English and probably other languages - he can advise...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We have just returned from 10days at Esprit-Libre. The accommodation is no longer owned by Stephan & Andre. Jerome, is the new owner and he couldn't do enough for us. The location of the B&B is perfect. You are able to get the bus to Grand Bay or walk, where you have a choice of restaurants for your evening meal/drinks. Jermone will also make you reservations at any restaurant. You are also in walking distance of the beach/small shops. This B&B is wonderful. It's very high class.Most rooms have T.V & Internet, All the rooms have air conditioning and a private patio area. There is a small bar area if you just want to chill with a beer. There is parking if you have a hire car. The rooms are tastefully decorated. All the staff were very helpful, tending to our every need. The breakfasts were amazing. It was a real pleasure staying at Esprit-Libre and I would defiantly stay again. This is a perfect option if you don't want to go All Inclusive.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

Stephane, Andre and the team are doing a fantastic job of hosting at this boutique guest house
Great ambience, service and hospitality
merci

Room Tip: Room 2 was great, the others are probably further back in the house
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

I stumbled upon Esprit-Libre and it was meant to be. This guest house and restaurant has the combination of charm and luxurty, mixed with tropical ease. The location not being on the beach shouldn't deter anyone from staying here... it is a short walk to Mont Choisy and the location is a quick walk or ride to any local restaurants and bars along the main road in Grand Baie.
The owners, Stephan and Andre are wonderfully accommodating and their passion shines through down to every last immaculate detail.
This place is full of heart... a rare gem!

Room Tip: Speak with Stephan and he will guide you.
  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 14, 2011

After hunting around on January 1 (a public holiday in Mauritius) we were turned away by many places that were closed or full for the holiday period. I'm so glad this was the case as we ended up having a magical night at Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House. The operators handled my lack of French language skills with grace and friendliness, giving us a quick tour of the facilities which were all clean, stylish and tasteful. Everything was offered and nothing was too much trouble. From international power adapters in the rooms to a wonderful shower, a common room with books to borrow, an ice-cold gin and tonic all the way to wireless internet, a pool to cool off in and a common room to chill out in. They even cooked us up a meal despite their kitchen being closed - knowing that we would have trouble finding a venue for dinner. The room was fine but the most memorable thing about the whole good experience was the service. Attentive but not intrusive - it guaranteed us a great stay. Thanks and congratulations to the operators for getting the balance just right

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House

Address: Rue Bourdet, Pointe aux Canonniers, Grand Baie, Mauritius
Location: Mauritius > Riviere du Rempart District > Grand Baie > Pointe aux Canonniers
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Pointe aux Canonniers
Price Range: $65 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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