La Mariposa

La Mariposa

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4.5
#1 of 1 special resort in Grande Riviere Noire
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Safe
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites

Location

Coastal Road Allée des Pêcheurs, Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius 90617
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 67 out of 100
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S. Seewoosagur Ram. Intl Airport
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles266 reviews
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La Mariposa Hotel emerges as a serene retreat, celebrated for its prime location that affords guests the luxury of easy access to nearby attractions and scenic beaches. Visitors are charmed by the hotel's tranquil atmosphere, accentuated by a picturesque veranda and relaxing poolside music, although a handful report the music can sometimes be overwhelming. While the accommodations are lauded for their spaciousness and cleanliness, offering stunning views, some guests suggest enhancements to the kitchenettes and window nets. Despite occasional feedback on value and amenity tweaks, the staff's exceptional service and the overall cleanliness of the hotel receive consistent commendation.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Tranquil
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Pricey
Cleanliness
Meticulous
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Escape635646 wrote a review Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at La Mariposa was a wonderful experience. The staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The room was spacious and comfortable and well-equipped for what we needed. My only request would be more drinking water provided in the room, given that it isn't advised to drink the tap water. I liked that the drinking water was provided in a refillable glass bottle. We loved the pool and the little beach. Every evening the meal seemed to get better and the croissants and pancakes (along with a full buffet breakfast) in the morning were fresh and delicious. The hotel's location is well-placed on the west coast for exploring further north and further south. We had not planned to stay at La Mariposa but moved there as the result of an unfortunate incident at our previous accommodation. What a fortunate move and what a treat it was to stay there!
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Date of stay: December 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dweena Saddul, General Manager at La Mariposa
Responded 25 Mar 2024
Nous vous remercions pour ces quelques mots encourageants et nous sommes heureux d'avoir contribue positivement a votre sejour et a vos vacances Au plaisir de vous accueillir une prochaine fois We thank you for your kind words and are happy to hear that we contributed to your holiday experience in a positive manner We look forward to welcoming you soon again Cordialement La Mariposa Team
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Joanne W wrote a review Nov 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful location. Amazing private beach. staff very helpful and couldn't do enough for us. They organised a driver for us so we could do a tour which actually works out cheaper than booking a tour. We had a spacious room with the sea view, a lovely kitchen and bathroom. The location is remote but you can walk to other restaurants to eat and drink. There isn't much to do in the location other than appreciate the beach
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dweena Saddul, General Manager at La Mariposa
Responded 25 Mar 2024
Nous vous remercions pour ces quelques mots encourageants et nous sommes heureux d'avoir contribue positivement a votre sejour et a vos vacances Au plaisir de vous accueillir une prochaine fois We thank you for your kind words and are happy to hear that we contributed to your holiday experience in a positive manner We look forward to welcoming you soon again Cordialement La Mariposa Team
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mennabowen wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are thinking about travelling (if you can) this is the best and safest place to stay in Maurituis as it is a small hotel with 16 well spaced self catering apartments on the beach with shops within walking distance. We have been here for almost 6 weeks with the brilliant and kind staff rather than travelling back to London and it was SO the right thing to do. Don’t know when we are allowed off the island but not too fussed as can work on their super WiFi. I recommend you get first flight outa dodge directly to Mauritius then it’s 40 mins drive from airport and bingo you are in lockdown heaven. It they lift the restrictions you can still be safe here as it’s not a nasty big hotel where everyone is lumped together and you can use the facilities and have staff helping you if you want which you wouldn’t have if you rent an appartement.

Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Arthur Shelby wrote a review Feb 2021
Mauritius
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I have placed a supplier from overseas in this hotel. I live in Tamarin and have visited the hotel for lunch on four separate occasions to celebrate friend's birthdays. The setting is absolutely stunning, the hotel is clean. The service is shocking, almost non-existent at times ie: having to call a waiter every time one wanted a drink. On every occasion I have been there about 50% of the drinks and wine list is not available. 30% of the food items on the menu are not available, seriously ! Four glasses of 125ml wine (cheap wine ) cost Rs1000. On our last visit over December, everyone complained about their food except the two that had curry. I have never had a manager come and see what the problem is or even stop for a courtesy chat to see if all is good. Save yourself the frustration and money, and go picnic on the beach
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Date of stay: December 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Hans-Peter L wrote a review Nov 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Check in
Arrival at 9:00. No welcome drink. Room to be ready at 14:00 luckily it was ready at 11:30.
3 * out of 5

Garden
Vey beautiful and in excellent condition
5 * out of 5

Room
Room #1, direct sea view on ground level. 4 m to beach. 2 good news channels in English. Fully equipped kitchen. Crockery and cutlery for only 3 people.
5 * out of 5

Beach
Ca. 30 x 8 square meters, sand mixed with very small rocks, beach shoes are recommended. Nearly no fishes when snorkeling. No annoying beach sellers!
17 sun loungers with umbrellas are definitely less than number of guests.
Additionally 30 sandbags, really comfortable but a bit difficult to get up when seated.
3 * out of 5

Food
Free water dispenser!
Breakfast is modest, selection is very limited. Examples: 1 kind of ham and cheese.
Dinner is either buffet for 30 € each person or a la carte. 30 € (November 2022) is very expensive compared to nearby restaurants.
3 * out of 5

WI-FI
Speed is slow, you can check your emails, read the news if you are patient. Inside the room the signal is much weaker therefore streaming not possible. Time to download a 3 GB audiobook minimum 24 hours.
1 * out of 5

Staff
Speaks French and English, very friendly
5 * out of 5
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Date of stay: November 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dweena Saddul, General Manager at La Mariposa
Responded 25 Mar 2024
Nous vous remercions pour ces quelques mots encourageants et nous sommes heureux d'avoir contribue positivement a votre sejour et a vos vacances Au plaisir de vous accueillir une prochaine fois We thank you for your kind words and are happy to hear that we contributed to your holiday experience in a positive manner We look forward to welcoming you soon again Cordialement La Mariposa Team
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Thetravelingmauritian wrote a review Mar 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This small sized hotel offers everything you need to enjoy an holiday on Mauritius. Located right on the sea and offering a magnificent view over the mountain of Le Morne this hotel is just perfect. Well located, with a beautiful white sand beach and an excellent sea to swim, it is close to everything and you can even walk to go to restaurants, shoppings and supermarkets. The staff is friendly and the manager always very caring. I will call it a family hotel, don't expect 5 star service and fast response specially at the restaurant/bar, it is sometimes a little slow the restaurant/bar service but the food is good and the breakfast has everything you need, delicious pancakes, eggs of your choice, pastry, fresh fruits...

We will definitely come back and recommend it to everyone. It is also the perfect gateway for Mauritians or residents looking for a gateway in Black River (This is what we did).

Enjoy!!!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dweena Saddul, General Manager at La Mariposa
Responded 25 Mar 2024
Nous vous remercions pour ces quelques mots encourageants et nous sommes heureux d'avoir contribue positivement a votre sejour et a vos vacances Au plaisir de vous accueillir une prochaine fois We thank you for your kind words and are happy to hear that we contributed to your holiday experience in a positive manner We look forward to welcoming you soon again Cordialement La Mariposa Team
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Sally wrote a review Dec 2023
United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fantastic, small hotel with extremely friendly staff and excellent service. The accommodation was perfect for our needs as a family with a young child. Staff were attentive and rectified any (small) issues immediately. The pool is small but the perfect size for the small size of the hotel. The grounds were constantly maintained during our stay, and the garden areas were beautiful. Access to the beach is also a fantastic bonus, and the sunset views are second to none! We hope to return in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dweena Saddul, General Manager at La Mariposa
Responded 25 Mar 2024
Nous vous remercions pour ces quelques mots encourageants et nous sommes heureux d'avoir contribue positivement a votre sejour et a vos vacances Au plaisir de vous accueillir une prochaine fois We thank you for your kind words and are happy to hear that we contributed to your holiday experience in a positive manner We look forward to welcoming you soon again Cordialement La Mariposa Team
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kacudby wrote a review Nov 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 6 delightful nights at La Mariposa and were extremely happy with the welcome we received on arrival and the ongoing attentive service that we received throughout.

The hotel is located in a stunning spot. The view from the bar / restaurant is right on the beach with beautiful mountains to the left and a calm turquoise sea stretching out in front and to the right.

This is a perfect base for those seeking peace and tranquility. The atmosphere created at the hotel is one of calm relaxation.

The staff here are friendly and keen to ensure guests are well catered for. This was never better illustrated than on our final evening when we were enquiring about a good vegetarian restaurant in the area and we were taken directly to see the chef at the hotel who agreed to come up with a bespoke meal for us that evening - it was a sumptuous feast!

In terms of other amenities, this is a good base with a number of other eateries (don't miss the Happy Raja a 5 min walk away) and a mini mall and supermarket just 10 mins on foot. We also had a hire car which put beauty spots such as Le Morne Brabant well within easy reach.

The accomadation itself is comfortable and inviting with beautifully designed ensuite bedrooms, although we did feel that the kitchentte area could be better equipped with cutlery and other basic items to allow for a self catering experience if that best suited your stay. Tea, coffee and water were provided daily however.

Overall, I would certainly return to La Mariposa. It's got just the right vibe for a chilled way to experience this beautiful island.

Huge thanks to all the staff here for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dweena Saddul, General Manager at La Mariposa
Responded 25 Mar 2024
Nous vous remercions pour ces quelques mots encourageants et nous sommes heureux d'avoir contribue positivement a votre sejour et a vos vacances Au plaisir de vous accueillir une prochaine fois We thank you for your kind words and are happy to hear that we contributed to your holiday experience in a positive manner We look forward to welcoming you soon again Cordialement La Mariposa Team
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Sooben wrote a review Feb 2023
Mauritius
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautifully located on the beachfront, stayed for a two night break on a half board basis.

Overall we were really happy with our stay, we stayed in a sea view room, room was spotlessly clean, with a great view, the shower cubicle/toilet were a little on the small side.

Our 1st meal was buffet style, which I have to say was disappointing, upon speaking with management the next day I aired my feedback, they were extremely receptive to my comments, as a way of apologising they gave us a complimentary lunch, I was very impressed with how they dealt with the situation.

Second night which was Valentine’s Day, the food and ambiance was 100%, they made a huge effort to make it a special evening.

The staff were friendly and accommodating, just a couple of members of staff could do with receiving some more training, on how to greet and interact with the guests.

Thank you Mariposa for a relaxing stay :-)
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dweena Saddul, General Manager at La Mariposa
Responded 25 Mar 2024
Nous vous remercions pour ces quelques mots encourageants et nous sommes heureux d'avoir contribue positivement a votre sejour et a vos vacances Au plaisir de vous accueillir une prochaine fois We thank you for your kind words and are happy to hear that we contributed to your holiday experience in a positive manner We look forward to welcoming you soon again Cordialement La Mariposa Team
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Alison h wrote a review Jul 2023
Port Macquarie, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My daughter's wedding event was held here so we decided to stay in the accommodation.

While my sister and I had some initial issues in our room, these were quickly rectified by Ajay and his amazing team.

We had chosen the breakfast inclusion and it didn't disappointment. Most of the usual offerings at a resort, including bacon, eggs cooked your way (fried, scrambled or an omelette), crepes cooked fresh, bread for toast, beautiful pastries, cereal, yoghurt and an awesome selection of fresh fruit.

The pool was lovely and the beach is literally right there past the outdoor area.

The staff were simply amazing and treated us like friends. The cocktails were yummy and we were always greeted with a smile.

On the day/night of the wedding, the staff worked tirelessly serving drinks and canapes. We were also assisted when the flower arch for the wedding blew down in the wind.

One suggestion for improvement is to make it easier to organise tour taxis. Friends of my daughter who stayed at nearby resorts mentioned the reception team had regular taxis available.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dweena Saddul, General Manager at La Mariposa
Responded 25 Mar 2024
Nous vous remercions pour ces quelques mots encourageants et nous sommes heureux d'avoir contribue positivement a votre sejour et a vos vacances Au plaisir de vous accueillir une prochaine fois We thank you for your kind words and are happy to hear that we contributed to your holiday experience in a positive manner We look forward to welcoming you soon again Cordialement La Mariposa Team
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Answer from Luc V
2 contributions
The Sea View Rooms do NOT have a kitchen. For the other room types: I don't know
adam_travel16 asked a question Feb 2016
New York City, New York
is high speed wifi connection available in the rooms?
Answer from BellaSun
12 contributions6 helpful votes
Yes, it is!
Answer from Saptarshi Ray
Kolkata (Calcutta), India4 contributions
Charlotte, if you are going to stay at La Mariposa, it would be wise to get a self drive rental car. It would take about an hour to get to the hotel. The location of La Mariposa is such that it would help to have a car to drive to restaurants, shops etc.
Claris279 wrote a tip Apr 2024
La Paz, Mexico10 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wifi is useless "
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Whereintheworlf wrote a tip Jan 2024
188 contributions90 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I presume that the front rooms cost more, because they are sea-facing, but the view from the rooms' little balconies must be good."
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Agilen V wrote a tip Dec 2023
6 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not expensive, beautiful, breathtaking and outstanding views of the ocean & mountain le Morne Brabant emerging to the ocean."
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Dylan W wrote a tip Dec 2023
8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a hire car and lots of suncream and mosquito repellent!! "
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Claudiu V wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not many restaurante în proximate area, but local restaurant ( Coral rouge ) is great."
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,543 - R 5,223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Pierre & Vacances Residence La Mariposa
LOCATION
MauritiusRiviere Noire DistrictGrande Riviere Noire
NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Mariposa
Which popular attractions are close to La Mariposa?
Nearby attractions include The Martello Tower Museum (0.2 km), Badaboom Souvenir Shop (1.1 km), and Galerie Tamaris (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Mariposa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Mariposa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Mariposa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at La Mariposa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Mariposa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roots Spirits, The Bay Restaurant, and Le Bistrot de la Poste.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Mariposa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does La Mariposa have airport transportation?
Yes, La Mariposa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Mariposa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to La Mariposa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Martello Tower Museum (0.2 km).
Does La Mariposa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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