More about Les Pavillons Hotel
I've just come back from a fantastic holiday in Mauritius with my boyfried - we stayed at Les Pavillons Hotel on the south west coast, really well designed hotel with a beautiful garden. Lovely staff, professional and with a particular eye to details. The hotel has 2 restaurants in front of the ocean, one of these on the beach used for special dinner: lobster festival, prawns festival and Mauritius special night. We joined every single dinner, the atmosphere unique, the food excellent. The sea was always really warm and nice for snorkeling around. It was really hot during the day and night; you might have few shower during the day, but after that it's even sunnier and hotter!!
The people in general here have a big respect for their country and a respect for all the tourists. Mauritius it's definetley a place to visit and Les Pavillons a place to stay.
Just returned from my vacation at Les Pavillons and I loved it. Everything was perfect.
The beach is lovely
The beach staff came along with cold towel and cool spray to cool you off.
Wonderful staff, friendly and efficient, charming and very accommodating.
Top quality customer service.
The beach vendors were polite and no harassing.
The sea is crystal clear and warm.
Fabulous and Stunning - the best holiday ever......
We returned yesterday from 2 weeks at Les Pavillons and really dont know where to start. It is the most fabulous hotel and location we have ever been to. Two years ago we visited Grand Baie and were disappointed as Mauritius was not as we expected but Les Pavillons certainly made up for it. This is how we expected Mauritius to be last time.
Les Pavillons is a fabulous 4* star hotel and we dont know what else you could possibly get at 5*. The hotel is very efficiently run and the General Manager personally greeted us on arrival, said goodbye on our departure and had numerous chats with us throughout the holiday. The hotel is spotlessly clean and the attention to everywhere is constant all day long. Maid service is twice a day and they really are so friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. We also used the laundry service and sent 5 shirts to be washed - they were back to us within 2 hours washed, ironed and folded for a minimal charge!
The food and restaurant is very good, the service is buffet style in an evening and the theme different every night. There is plenty of choice with all meals - we went all inclusive and feel this is the best option as otherwise it would be very costly.
The gardens are stunning with Le Morne mountain dominating the background which is quite spectacular. We stayed in a Superior room which was about 20 feet away from the beach and stunning views of the Indian Ocean.
The faciliities at the hotel are very good and the water sports available great. We went kayaking and also went on a speedboat for just the 2 of us. Costly but a great experience and we saw the dolphins for over an our jumping and swimming around the boat. It really is as it looks in the brochures if not better.
The beach service at the hotel was fautless as was every aspect - we cannot think of one single negative thing. All staff were fantastic.
We went the last 2 weeks in August which is at the end of their winter and so weather can be a bit changeable but we knew this before we went. On the whole it was very sunny and warm, warm enough to lie on the beach all day if you wanted to. We went snorkelling on many occasions and the fish which can be seen near the hotel are stunning - many varieties. We didnt find the sea too cold - th hotle pool is though as it is freshwater.
We were so sad to leave - we are already planning our next trip back!
We flew with Emirates and paid extra to do this rather than go with Air France, however it was not worth it. The seat pitch is longer but the width very slim and very uncomfortable for such a long journey. The in flight entertainment was good but the service and food on one leg of the journey home left a lot to be desired. I wouldnt bother next time.
If you want total relaxation then Les Pavillons is the place to go. You are pampered and spoilt from the the minute you arrive to the minute you leave and everyone always has a smile on their face.
Its beautiful, stunning, magical and in our minds like heaven in earth. We can't wait to go back. It cant be soon enough.
It is not often in life that something exceeds your expectations, our visit to Les Pavillons in May/ June 2006 certainly did that.
When we arrived after a long journey from Manchester with Emirates [who were excellent] we were put into an atmosphere of tranquility which is an air the resort exudes throughout and greeted by the very welcoming and friendly staff and resident manager Christophe.
After a welcome drink we were shown to our rooms [222 and 224] which were excellent , close to all amenities, spacious and recently refurbished in a perfect setting on the second floor of a detached villa.
The design of the resort compliments the location and is set on a beautiful stretch of beach [Much better than the Dinarobin next door and the Beraya on the other side]. It is a very natural setting and is surrounded by immaculately kept gardens and palms.
The sea is crystal clear, safe, warm and great for snorkelling the pool as well is excellent.
The boat house team were very good, friendly and efficient, offering Water Skiing, pedalos, glass bottom boat, windsurfing etc. Food is varied with themed nights Indian, chinese etc. And an excellent lunch menu , Chicken, Shrimps, Pizza, food for all tastes.
What is very difficult to sell however on paper is the top quality customer service that is provided throughout from maintenance man to manager including all bar staff, waiters and waitresses which really made our holiday and wedding special. Special mentions must go to Vichi, Michaela, Vinod, Visham, Nund and Norbert who really looked after us.
We had a perfect wedding day with extra special touches that were provided by the hotel
and team, candlelit decking area for our wedding meal by the pool, petals on our bed, wedding breakfast on our balcony. This is not a hotel that does factory type weddings you will be made to feel very unique and special and we valued the personal service so much that we asked two members of staff to be our witnesses.
We were very sad to leave Les Pavillons and the people that had looked after us behind they have a very rare customer service approach not stuffy or intrusive but natural and friendly we really did have a ball. Me my wife and children could not have hoped for a more perfect stay in Mauritius we hope to return for our anniversary one day and by the way the weather was excellent at this time of year we had plenty of sunshine, hot in the day and warm in the evenings, O.K. So you do get smatterings of rain but just retreat to the bar and ask Vinod for a cold Phoenix Beer or Rum Coffee and sit back and enjoy the view your'e in paradise after all.
Hotel was great, weather was not
I travelled with my partner to Les Pavillons on 21 July 2006, for 10 nights.
I dont know where to start on this review so if its all over the place then forgive me.
The hotel on a whole is really nice, we had absolutely no problems and the staff are very attentive.
The rooms are very nice and extremely clean and spacious. You have maid service twice a day and i have to say the maids are really lovely and friendly. The whole hotel is extremely clean.
The food is about what you'd expect from an all inclusive resort ie its mostly a buffet dinner, and it is repeated but it is ok. I found something good to eat every night. I would recommend all inclusive as the drinks are very expensive.
The beach is also lovely but the sand is from coral and can be a bit sharp on bare feet. There is bar service on the beach, which is very efficiant, and you can also have your lunch there if you wish.
A word of warning.....the sea at this time of year is COLD. It is winter. I am a snorkeller and even i thought it was cold. If you are wanting the perfect warm sea then Mauritius is too far south for that at this time of year. Out of the 10 days we were there it was only warm and sunny for 3 and the rest were dark and rainy, but that is the chance you have to take. Because of the heatwave it was actually warmer in Britain.
The hotel is eaxactly the same as in the brochures so for a change you can actually see what you are getting and all the pictures are true and not doctored in any way which i know does sometimes happen.
When you get to the hotel you will get a letter from the management asking you not to tip individuals and that you give a large tip at the end of your stay that is shared equally. I ignored it and so did a few others that were there at the same time as us. The staff in no way expect a tip of any kind but they each give such an exceptional service that i tipped regularly and it is really appreciated. These people get paid on average 5000 mauritian rupees a month for 14 hour days. That is less that £100.
All in all the hotel was great.
The flight however was not. We flew business class with Air Mauritius and it was the biggest waste of money i have ever spent. The staff were rude and obnoxious. When one of the movies didnt play it took them over 45 minutes to get around to pressing the play button on the video player and even then they were huffing and puffing about having to actually do something that was not on their job description. The meals were not very nice and there was no alternative to raw fish or curry.
I personally didnt really like Mauritius. It was too dark and mountainous for my liking. I was expecting paradise on earth as promised but left feeling rather dissapointed as the Maldives was closer to my expectations.
If you really do fancy Mauritius then i do recommend Les Pavillons.
Wonderful wedding venue
In August 2003 we travelled to Mauritius for our daughter's wedding. Everything had been arranged here apart from the official form signing which had to be conducted in Port Louis. The resort staff had everything under control and organised the event so well that we had no pre-wedding worries other than what to wear. The wedding itself was a small affair conducted under a bougainvillea clad rotunda on the beachfront, surrounder by palm trees. It was a wonderful romantic experience. After the ceremony and official video/photographs we headed to our wedding dinner in the small beachside restaurant. It was delicious and special care was taken by the staff to accommodate a vegetarian (me). It was a wonderful day made all the better for the wonderful care taken by the resort staff, particularly Manie, the guest relations officer.
As a special deal my daughter and fiance had their room upgraded to a junior suite at no extra charge. Our room was a delight with plenty of space, an excellent bathroom and a balcony overlooking the sea. Even better - it was spotlessly clean!
The meals were really good with all possible tastes catered for. In fact, they were too good and one member of our party actually split his shorts because he had piled on the weight!
Resort facilities were good with a beautiful pool that appeared to disappear into the ocean, plenty of physical activities and a well informed tour desk.
If the opportunity ever arises to return to Mauritius we would not hesitate to go back to Les Pavillons.
Great hotel & holiday
Excellent hotel, clean, spacious rooms (standard; upper level with verandah), well equipped, large bathroom. Well kept grounds, lush garden, good facilities. Restaurants & bar also great, food lovely, lots of choice. Best of all were the numerous friendly and helpful staff!
Lovely location, at wonderful beach, perfect for snorkelling straight from beach: within a few yards and being able to stand with water knee to chest high saw lobster, flounder, eels, baracuda - afternoons - lion fish and lots of coral fish or various colours and sizes. Protected by barrier reef so water always calm,like ahuge swimming pool. Tip: bring snorkel mask with you as expensive locally (and equipment only included in price during daile free snorkelling boat trips).
Weather (first 2 weeks of March) mixed, arrived during cyclone but over after 3 days, then sunny - expected this as March end of wet season, and end of summer. But lovely and warm (26-34 degrees) and water temperature like bathtub.
Worth choosing all inclusive option as lots to do during day at hotel (watersports included) and drinks etc can be expensive otherwise.
We have just got back from 2 weeks at les pavillions.I cannot recommend this resort highly enough.June is actually in its winter season, yet we were still getting 28/29 c most days .Apparently in it the summer period (oct-feb) it can reach a boiling 35 c and is very humid and high in mosquitos-so i think i picked the right time to go. The hotel holds 300 people, and whilst we were there it only had 50% occupancy-which i have to say was nice.! The hotel does cater for children (kids club/babysitting etc) but we didnt see many whilst we were there.The beach is lovely,plenty of room and places to just chill out and not be disturbed . A note for the gents, long trousers are a must for evening dinning, no burmudas,shorts or denims are allowed in the restuarants at night-my hubby had to alternate his two long pairs of long slacks which he took as we hadnt anticipated this. The food is nice, different themes each night,from Italian to Assian,Indian,French etc.. i have food allergies and they were brilliant at sorting this out for me,nothing was ever too much trouble for them. We had a junior suite, which was a lovely room, with a double sized jacuzzi bath and large patio area.A bed big enough for 4 people! The was coffee/tea making facilities, a mini bar and hair drier.Toiletries such as shower gels,ahmpoos and conditioners were left daily.When we got there we recieved a beach bag,bottle of rum ,t-shirt and a sirong as a free gift from the hotel, which i thought was a nice touch.The only down side of the junior suite was that it is situated on the very far side of the resort and due to my bad back i found it a bit of a distance to walk. The beachfront rooms looked nice, and you litrally step out of the room onto the beach. There is a spa,beauty and hair dresser -and pascale did the most lovely hot stone massages-a must-pure heaven!
All in all, the atmosphere, the food,accomodation, location and above all the wonderfull staff made this a truely enjoyable holiday, and i would not hesistate to recommend this hotel.
Great hotel with excellent service!
We stayed on our honeymoon for 10 days, and it was an excellent experience in every way.
The room was perfect, kept very clean, and was better for being on the first floor of a villa. This was a standard room, and all standard rooms have recently been refurbished. They are all on the first floor, but this means that the security is much better. The deluxe rooms are all on the ground floor, but I would only get one if we had young kids under 7 years old.
Food was absolutely excellent, with breakfast and dinner buffet plus lunch a la carte. We went with the all inclusive package, and this meant all was included. The only things we had to pay for was the a la carte restaurant on the beach - worth doing once - and the mini bar in the room.
As a honeymoon couple, you get a "honeymoon meal" in the a la carte restaurant free anyway - and it was fantastic!
Staff are all really pleasant, and "guest relations" staff especially charming and helpful if you have any needs or issues. Vicky (a man) and Anastacia are the real stars.
Only real issue was the small wild birds flying in and out at breakfast, and eating scraps off plates oncve guests have finished and gone - not a problem as long as the waiters were reasonably alert!
The setting is perfect - the best beach on the island by common consent from locals - with the hotel right on the beach. Coral lagoon for about half a mile from the shore, which is mostly only 6 feet deep at high tide. Swimming very safe in area by beach which was roped off.
Water skiing run from hotel boathouse by very enthusiastic team of young guys. All watersports free with all inclusive, and well worth it. Sailing tuition not very high standard, but they will come and rescue you if you get stuck! Wind very changeable at this time of year, and with no flags this made it hard for a beginner like me! Also at low tide too shallow for sailing and water skiiing - this was until 2pm for us, but keeps changing.
Trips out are well organised - but if you just want to go to one place get the hotel to organise you a taxi. There seem to be fixed prices, but in fact you need to gently barter. Very good value - we paid around £30 for 9 hours, including visit to Pamplemousse gardens and shopping in capital Port Louis.
Wonderfull wedding and holiday
we travelled to the hotel for the wedding of our daughter at the hotel. The hotel is fantastic with great food, rooms, grounds and amazing staff. They made our daughters wedding a very special and personal occasion. Nothing was to much trouble for them. The wedding advisor organised everything. The photographer that the hotel arranged was very good and took some fantastic photos and a great video.
The day was very special and the marriage service was very moving.
The food was very good, the service friendly and the rooms looked out onto the gardens and beach.
We went on several trips organised by the hotel, one of the best was a speed boat trip to see the amazing spinner dolphins.
Anyone knows if i can choose all inclusive board in Les Pavillions?
RE: Les Pavillions
if its the 4* hotel yopu can book an all inclusive
check it out at http://www.elegantdestinations.co.uk/mauritius/hotel_pavillons.htm
RE: Les Pavillions
Yes - you can definately have all inclusive - we have booked it!!
Also check out www.naide.com
Looking to get married at the end of next May. It will be a small affair just us and two children aged 14 and 11. Les Pavillions looks like the preferential setting which looks authentic and is all inclusive [Plus fits our budget].
Can anyone give us any experience of this hotel please and any details on the best time to go weather wise.
Many thanks for your help.
RE: Les Pavillions
We are getting married at Les Pavillions next October!! We have done quite a bit of research and although we could afford a more expensive hotel and originally wanted to stay at Le Maritim, we have chosen to stay with Les Pavillions as all the reviews we have read have been great, all the pictures we have seen have also been fantastic and apparently it has one of the best beaches on Mauritius!
As for the Weather - we chose the start of October as it would not be too humid and hot (November - March), would be just the start of the Mauritian Summer and less chance of rain. Again, the research we have done suggested this would be the best time for us.
I hope this helps!
RE: RE: Les Pavillions
If you mean this October perhaps you will let me know how you got on.
All the best with your day.
RE: RE: Les Pavillions
Sorry, it October 2006!!
Help: Which hotel will you choose?
I'm planning my first trip to Mauritius. Of the following 3 hotels, which do you recommend or if you have stayed there before, any comments will be appreciated.
(1) Les Pavillions
(2) Beau Rivage
(3) The Residence
RE: Help: Which hotel will you choose?
I recommend you to go gor bugalows also called campements...5 minutes walk to the beach and close to basic amenities its not only convenient but also cheaper than these hotels.also eating outside is not that expensive.I recommend Grand Bay,Pereybere or flic en Flac area.Got some frends in mauritius who can help you once you are there let me kno if you are interested
RE: RE: Help: Which hotel will you choose?
Thanks for your reply. I would like some help from your Mauritian friends (female preferred)
in looking for accomodation. Let me know if it's ok.