Le Prince Maurice Hotel

, Mauritius, Mauritius
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Le Prince Maurice Hotel

, Mauritius
5 star

Rooms: 89

Choisy Rd - Mauritius - Mauritius Hotel Website | | 230 413 9100
231 Traveller

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Great staff and place

from blackster
We have just come back from a 7 night stay at this hotel and have to say we thourgoughly enjoyed it.

We had a beach junior suite (88) which was superb, we practically had a private beach which we shared with only 3 other suites.

The floating restaurant was particulary good the staff/food and stunning location being quite marvellous.

What was particulary good was the feeling that the staff were genuinely focused on making sure you enjoyed your stay (something which you definitely cannot take as read with a lot of 5 star hotels).

Also the terrific look of the place generally can't be over emphasised, it just LOOKS like a great tropical resort should.

The only suggestions I could make are that if you stay here you MUST do half board ( as we did) or the meals will significantly add to your bill and perhaps the excellent South African wines could be a little cheaper, the French ones being for Russian oligarchs only.

We also popped into the excellent St Geran across the bay for lunch which, although lovely both my wife and I felt it was not as quite as wonderful as Le Prince.

My 4 year old also adored the place and the wonderful staff even though there were no children his age at the hotel which would usually be a recipe for misery.

My only concern pre booking was the hotels location wrt the prevailing winds on the island (a serious consideration on Mauritius) however the layout and design of the resort seemed to funnel the winds away from almost the entire resort, except my porch. however I found the warm breeze very pleasant when enjoying a post gym beer, it perhaps would have been too windy a porch for a candlelit dinner.

Wonderful Prince Maurice

from Jemcgill
We spent 7 days and nights at the Prince Maurice on our honeymoon. The bungalow we stayed in overlooked the lagoon with fish jumping out of the water and the Indian Ocean beyond. One night they served a candle light 5 course meal on our terrace. The rest of the time we ate in the different restaurants all of which were fantastic. Particular hightlight was the Barachois which is a floating restaurant over the lagoon. The chef gave a cooking course on Wednesday so we could learn Mauritian cuisine. The rest of the time was spent relaxing by the seaside or pool, playing tennis, golf etc. There was a spa and a terrific area set up for children. Really a must visit.

Gourmand-Sports Holiday Aug 2006

from dalorer
We spent 10 nights during Aug 2006 in Prince Maurice. Having visited quite a few other 5* hotels, we were still astonished by the incredible level of service in this one. The staff was extremely friendly and responded to every need, even if we did not specifically ask for it. This is what trully makes the difference between a 5* outlook and a real 5* value.

Indeed, the food is expensive, but it's top quality modern cuisine, with a sophistacated blend of French, Indian, and African influences; Quantities are larger than at same-level European establishments, and presentation is outstanding. And if you enjoy cooking, do follow the culinary class with the hotel chef- it's taught with passion and taste :-)

If you into water sports, a gorgeous lagoon is right in front of you for surfing, skiing, kiting.

Silver Wedding Treat

from Sugarbutty
We spent 16 wonderful nights at this beautiful hotel. It was a special holiday to celebrate our Silver Wedding, although most young couples seemed to be on honeymoon. It is a fabulous location for pure relaxation and the pristine beach is a piece of heaven. The Junior Suites are extremely well appointed and comfortable with a superb CD/DVD system. The marble bathroom was luxurious and had a walk-in shower and lovely deep bath. We had Suite No 1 which is one of three built on stilts over the fish reserve. (A group of three entitled 'Lovers Nest'). We had a deck furnished with two loungers and table & chairs which proved to be a great location to relax with a G&T while watching the sun go down. We stayed on half board and the food was delicious. Everything about the hotel is calming and classy and very natural - you won't see anything plastic here, thank goodness. The staff are very friendly and helpful and most call you by name. Like most people who wrote a review, we found the wine and bar drinks very expensive. On the occasions we bought lunch we also concidered that to be over priced for what we had. It was a memorable holiday spoiled slightly because the hotel management did absolutely nothing to recognise our special day, which we celebrated half way through our holiday. Since they had been informed at the time of booking we felt rather let down. Most hotels do something to enhance your special day. However, we had a wonderful stay and hope we can aford to do it again sometime.

June 22-27

from imathew48
We have just got back from our honeymoon at LePrince. I have to admit, the service and ambience was simply superb. We stayed in a Sr Suite, which was literally 8 steps from the beach. The amenities that came along with the room was just too many to mention, the outdoor heated pool and the privacy that came along was great.

When we arrived we were greeted by the warmest and friendliest staff I have ever met. Manjoola, the Guest Relationship Manager did a wonderful job in making our stay very romantic and comfortable, Balraj and his team were excellent and offered the most detailed and customer oriented service and the bar is packed with best drinks you will ever have. We booked at Half board so it saved a great deal of money. True the wine and lunch might have been slightly expensive but the service that came with it was worth every penny. They had a band play every night, mostly jazz...

The beach was absolutely gorgeous, a complimentary bottle of cool water was bought to you anytime you lay on the beach. The water sports were good, but i was hoping to do some jet-skiing which they have discontinued. They do have a nice tennis court and decent gym, we tried being more adventourous so we took the mountain bikes instead and unfortunately my wife fell off the bike. Luckily the staff was right there to help me. Finally the night before we left, we had a candlelight dinner on the beach, with customized menus and private staff just to serve us the whole night.

Overall I would definitely go back and wouldn't mind doing it all over again....I would highly recommend this to couples of all ages......hope you all have fun!!

Almost perfect...

from Hockers
We stayed at Le Prince Maurice between the 3-10th June 2006 and had high hopes for the resort after reading previous Trip Advisor comments. We were not disappointed. The hotel is beautiful, decorated with natural woods and stone. Water is also a common theme throughout and the ambience was peaceful yet luxurous. The beach was large, with white sand and turquoise sea. Very picture postcard! The 35% occupancy also helped on the peaceful front!
Our junior suite was large and spacious with a bathroom and secluded balcony, with a (slight) sea view. We had wondered prior to our visit whether an upgrade to a senior suite would have made our stay more confortable. This would have been unnecessary.
The only reason for our slightly harsh score of 4/5 was the cost of the food. The restaurants both served food of an excellent quality and had a superb and varied wine list. However we found the food to be astonishly expensive. Previous reviews mentioned the high price for the wines but we found the food prices far more shocking. A two course meal plus one glass of wine for the two of us was £80, so on the days where we splashed out on three courses plus wine the bills came to well over £100. Bearing in mind we mainly ate freshly grilled fish with steamed veg, this seems a little excessive.
The variety of food on offer was also not great, especially at the floating restaurant. And after 6pm, if you just wanted a light bite, a salad or similar, it was impossible as the informal bar area stopped serving at 5.45pm. Lastly, if you don't like seafood, this place is not for you.
This all seems a little churlish and I hasten to add that we adored all the food, and we did swallow the cost with grace as the surroundings were so delightful.
Whilst other guests often strayed from the hotel, we stayed there all week and returned refreshed and relaxed. The spa was well-managed, and surprisingly, not expensive so we treated ourselves to massages and excellent facials.
My husband also completed his PADI diving qualification whilst we were there, although he did say that for good diving, you need to travel to the north of the island. Also the equipment needed updating.
We can also recommend the cookery lesson which was great fun!
To conclude, Le Prince Maurice was a wonderful haven of peace and calm, and we could have no qualms about revisiting, although we may have to save up first!!

Heavenly Haven

from AnnieRich
Just returned from my second holiday (last went in May 2003) at this superb hotel. Two weeks of pure relaxation and pampering. Everything here from the rooms to the food to the service to the beach is just wonderful. We stayed in a junior suite and having looked at the senior suites did not think they were worth the difference in money (at an extra £700 per room per night!). We were on half board and the food was even more wonderful than we had remembered. We much preferred the main restaurant L'Archipel' to 'Le Barachois'. My partner played both golf courses a number of times and rated them highly. Will definitely go back to this hotel in the future. We find a number of the hotels in Mauritus quite pretentious but this is not at all like that. Classy and understated, the guests are all nationaliites and designer wear is optional! One thing to mention if you are a wine lover is that alcohol is expensive (a very average bottle of wine is £40) but then holidaying here in the first place is not cheap so it is par for the course. We have travelled really extensively and there are only a few hotels we would return to. The Datai in Langkawi is one and this is definitely the other. Can't wait to return.

Absolutely fantastic

from Vicky-Andrew
This was our second trip to the Prince Maurice. We had stayed there the previous year as well.

This hotel is absolutely fantastic. From the moment you arrive, you are truly pampered by the excellent staff.

We stayed in a junior suite both times, which are very spacious. The room itself is large, as is the bathroom and balcony.

The food is fabulous, in both the main restaurant and the floating resturant.

The beach is extremely clean, and never feels crowded. The staff on the beach are excellent and bring food/drinks whenever you want. There is also a good range of watersports.

This hotel is very relaxing is peaceful, and definitely wouldn't be somewhere for those looking for a lot of night life.

Although a lot of people seem to comment on the price of wine, we didn't think that it was any more expensive than any other island hotel, and the wine list is long enough that you have a good choice.

We would definitely recommend this hotel and hope to return for a third visit very soon!

Pure Luxury

from twinsparky
From the moment you step out of the car, your treated like royalty. The setting is idyllic, the staff are friendly and very attentive and the food is to die for.

We spent our entire honeymoon here, and loved every minute. Even when the weather was wet, the rooms are so nice that we were quiet happy to get a DVD from the library and chill out for a few hours.

Location is in the middle of a sugar plantation, so you won't be walking to any restaurants or nightlife. I'd recommend going half board, as the meals are pretty expensive... as is the wine. We bought some bottles of Champagne in duty free, which we enjoyed on our terrace with lunch.

Todo's: Sunset boat trip, Island tour (get the desk to order you a taxi, it's only £40 for a day) and a Massage for 2.

We visited in June/July .. the weather can be a bit wet and windy, most days were sunny. Upside is the hotel was very quiet, which gave it a very private feel.

Heavenly Honeymoon

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed here for part of my honeymoon in Sep 2004.
I spent ages researching various hotels all over the world. Eventually I settled on LPM (my husband just went along with my wishes).
We flew via Dubai with Emirates and this was a long tiring journey which it took me a couple of days to recover from (but I had just had months of stress leading up to the wedding).
LPM is extremely beautiful, in an elegant subtle way. Natural materials like wood thatch and stone have been used to ensure that the hotel is in harmony with the environment.

We stayed in a junior suite beachfront. The room was a nice size and extremely clean. Very comfortable. The beach outside of our room was very quiet and slightly more rugged then the beach by the lagoon (a bit further along). I loved the beach outside of our room best. There was a breeze there which helped with sunbathing. We had gorgeous weather I would thoroughly recommend going in Sep. WARNING although lovely during day I recommend packing a couple of elegant wraps or cardigans as it is cool on an evening and breezy.

LPM is a quiet resort perfect for honeymooners and people who enjoy peace and relaxation on holiday NOT for people wanting to party. Most evenings we would have cocktails before dinner at the poolside bar, (the Lemuira was my fave gorgeous) enjoy a leisurely dinner and meander to the library to get a DVD or CD out then return to our room.
The food was different but lovely and my husband does'nt really like fish -which is plentiful on the menu but he managed to eat well throughout the holiday. If you are open minded you will find something. Le Barachois is a unique experience and we ate there about 3 times but there was less choice on this menu for my husband. Consequently we ate mainly at L'Archipel.

There is a massive choice at breakfast buffet I recommend having breakfast on your terrace if you are beachfront as you can watch the odd local fisherman fishing traditionally and lots of birds fly near to see if there are left overs. We ate there 7 out of 14 nights stay.
The wine and drinks were expensive but we expected that. 5 star hotels in UK are pretty expensive for wine too!!

The service was always wonderful, staff could'nt do enough for you.
If on honeymoon I thoroughly recommend a joint massage and a sunset cruise. Both were brilliant.
On our last day our flight was not until evening and the hotel gave us a senior suite on fish reserve to use for the whole day...the decor in the rooms is of the same standard but senior suite a lot more spacious. Living/dining room, separate bedroom, dressing area, extra loo and shower, also tiled outdoor bathtub and indoor jacuzzi in bath.
If you can afford it and you will use the extra space it is probably worth it, but I preferred our location. (beachfront senior suites are available with small pools).

LPM is'nt cheap so don't go if you are on a budget, but if you want luxury, R 'n' R or a place for a special occasion then look no further.
On the return journey we stopped over for 3 nights in Dubai I was glad we planned this as it was something to look forward to on having to leave this lovely place.
When we returned we discovered I was pregnant! (Told you its romantic) I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. My husband, baby girl and I plan to return to this enchanting island and hotel in the future.

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  • Address: Choisy Rd - Mauritius - Mauritius
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