Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House

Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House

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4.5
#1 of 3 guest houses in Pointe aux Canonniers
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Diving
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Game room
Horseback riding
Fishing
Car hire
Massage
Solarium
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms

Location

Rue Bourdet, Pointe aux Canonniers, Grand Baie, Mauritius
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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S. Seewoosagur Ram. Intl Airport
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Jasobar wrote a review Aug 2021
Tallinn, Estonia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here two nights whilst doing some business up in the north of the island. The rate was excellent, the staff were very welcoming, room was exceptionally clean, the food was good thanks to a great chef, and all-in-all it was great value for money. Thank you to the team!
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Esprit Libre Maurice Ile Maurice, Directeur général at Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House
Responded 06 Dec 2021
Dear Charlie, Thank you for your review, we are happy to read that you have a good time with us and enjoy the food make by the chef. hope to welcome you again soon. wishing you a mery christmas and a happy new year. Take care Regards Jennie
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socket2me wrote a review Jul 2019
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is not a fancy Hotel but the place in clean, comfortable and great value. The staff were all fabulous and loved the Chef Ragiv. He catered to all our culinary needs and the food was amazing! Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from jerome b, Propriétaire at Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House
Responded 01 Aug 2019
Dear John, thank you for your great review,we are glad to know that you appreciate the food. We have shared your kind words with our team. We would love to welcome you back. Regards Jennie
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talktomeh wrote a review Apr 2014
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here 2 nights but wish we stayed longer.

Its a guest house/hotel which has a very personal touch. For example, the bar isn't open until 4pm some days....no problem just serve yourself and write your own bill.

The restaurant is worth visiting even if you don't stay here. The food is great value and of a very high standard.

You will see the trip advisor reviews are all 4/5 stars. That sums this place up nicely.

Very romantic destination.
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Date of stay: April 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marcin wrote a review Jan 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Furthermore, we had one of the worst dinner (duck breast that was recommended by a staff member and curry) in the whole island despite premium prices.
We cut holiday short and left two days earlier.
I do not recommend this place!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Esprit Libre Maurice Ile Maurice, Directeur général at Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House
Responded 06 Dec 2021
Dear Marcin, Firstly, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write this review on TripAdvisor. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and improve, where necessary, services that we provide to our valued guests. We apologies for not being able to meet your expectations. We sincerely hope you will give us the opportunity to welcome you back to show your the change that we make. Wishing you a merry christmas and a happy new year Take care Regards Jennie
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Paul C wrote a review Nov 2022
Spain
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice courtyard, friendly staff to welcome you. Food was ok, but nothing special. Worst was the time it took to get any food on the table. They really need to get it together… was not staying here so cannot comment on the rooms which look nice on the photos.
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Date of stay: November 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Esprit Libre Maurice Ile Maurice, Directeur général at Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House
Responded 04 Jul 2023
Dear Paul, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your kind words about our lovely courtyard and friendly staff. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the wait time for your food. We have taken note and had worked on improving our service efficiency. We value your feedback and will strive to make necessary adjustments to enhance the overall dining experience for our guests. Regards Jennie
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Gary L wrote a review May 2023
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Worst experience ever. No way its a 4 stars hotel. No internet in the room. No change of towels during the three days stay. Understaffed, have to wait 40 mn for breakfast. I had water in my room when it rained. At 17.00 the staff leaves and guests are on theyr own. Needs repairs.
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Date of stay: May 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: very desapointing experience, avoid the place.
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Response from Esprit Libre Maurice Ile Maurice, Directeur général at Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House
Responded 04 Jul 2023
Dear Gary, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent experience at our hotel. We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences you encountered, and we would like to inform you that all the issues have been resolved. We have taken steps to improve the internet connectivity in all rooms to ensure a seamless experience for our guests. Additionally, we have enhanced our towel changing procedures to provide regular and reliable service. Regarding breakfast, we have made adjustments to our staffing and organization to reduce waiting times and offer a pleasant experience to our guests. As for the water leakage issues, our maintenance teams have resolved the problems and conducted necessary repairs to prevent future incidents of this nature. Regards Jennie
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Jing_881110 wrote a review Jan 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
So it is so sad that this one point destroyed our entire experience here.

For a South African English speaking visitor, it was also difficult to communicate with the french speaking staff who struggled a little with English, but that for me was all part of the experience and I enjoyed the friendly welcome. The rooms are also relatively nice, and the location is great, only 1km away from Mon Choisy beach (lovely beach nearby) and close to Grand Baie too. HOWEVER, my money got stolen, TWICE by one of the cleaning/restaurant staff, and we managed to recover half of it.

On the first day 1000 rupees was taken during breakfast (as I would have my bag with me at all other times except when we left the room for breakfast), but because I had other rupees in my wallet, I didn't notice it until that evening, and I thought maybe I miscounted and left it. the next morning 50 dollars got taken, once again during breakfast, and only after I checked out did I realise that was gone, we went back immediately and spoke to Gerome, who was helpful in finding the money again, BUT I was seriously UNIMPRESSED with the way he gave me a lecture on how I should have put the money away or in a safe and basically stating that it was my fault, YES it was my fault, but you DONT say that to a paying customer, anyways that made me really angry especially when he searched his staffs' bags, and found the 50 dollars, which the staff member denied and said that someone outside had given it to her. I am sorry but that ruined the entire experience, and she refused to give back the 1000 rupees from the previous day, and the worst part was Gerome saying the following: 'oh well I can't say if this money was yours or the person outside who gave it to her, maybe it is yours maybe it isn't, she may be lying, she may be telling the truth', I have been related to the hospitality industry my whole life (as my dad is a chef and worked all over the world in different starred hotels) but have never experienced such a distasteful stay ever.
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Date of stay: December 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PiyuBil wrote a review Feb 2018
Mauritius
1.0 of 5 bubbles
After having stayed there for two nights I would say it's a "pensionnat".

•No mini bar or fridge, no room service-we should help ourself and then note down on a copybook of all consumed drinks after 11pm.

•No cameras at the back of the guesthouse-entrance of rooms on level one actually face the back.

•Bed side lamp not working.

•A/C leakage when it's on.

•Kitchenware- milk recipient, mugs and plates were dirty and stained!

•The best things was that, on check in we had 4 towels which I thought was may be for the two days but the next day the housekeeping lady removed the two unused towel and didn't replace them, what she actually did was she took the used towel to dry up on our terrace! Which I believe she left for us to use again!
•The bed sheet was not changed during the stay

•No secured parking – there is only one camera which faces the entrance of the guesthouse and the same camera supposedly overview the parking (open parking which is also accessible to outsiders)

•No security guard at the entrance.

I would not recommend anyone to such a place
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Date of stay: February 2018
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Esprit Libre Maurice Ile Maurice, Directeur général at Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House
Responded 04 Jul 2023
Dear Guest, I apologize for your unpleasant experience at the guesthouse. Please note that we have now a mini bar in all our rooms, and room service is available. cameras have been put at the back of the guesthouse and rooms we make lot of improvement to keep our guest happy Thank you for sharing your feedback, Regards Jennie
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Zimkitha wrote a review May 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a lovely stay. Nothing bad to say about this place, just that I wished it was closer to the action (the beach). Food was great, barmen service was great and room was clean. It was also nice and quiet (if you're into that sort of thing). One little miss is that the hotel lady said she booked us on a catamaran tour that never arrived.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from jerome b, Gérant at Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House
Responded 11 Jun 2019
Dear Zimkitha, Thank you for sharing your recent holiday experience. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay at our property. Indeed, Indeed, the hotel is 2min drive from the beach. Sorry for the misunderstanding about the catamaran trip, we will make sure it does not happen again. Best regards, Roseline
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Mim S wrote a review Mar 2014
Perth, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had booked and paid ahead for a hire car, but arrived on an evening flight to find the hire facilities in darkness, and no car waiting. Thank goodness we had booked ahead for Esprit-Libre so after some harried phone calls, we managed to locate some staff for the hire car company ( I think we got them out of bed!), who provided a dirty, half fueled vehicle along with a further full payment on the vehicle. Thanks to some late night directions provided by Jerome, and some further redirections along the way, we made it to a clean, comfortable and very welcome bed. We stayed two days and would have thoroughly enjoyed more. Food and service awesome, but really fun to try and communicate in French/English. Husband not so good with the French but he will get over it!!! Thank you Jerome and staff.
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Date of stay: January 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pointe aux Canonniers
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mamie_11 asked a question Oct 2018
saint pierre des fleurs11 contributions15 helpful votes
Bonjour j aimerais connaitte les tarifs par nuitees remerciements
Answer from jerome b
Pointe aux Canonniers
bonjour, pour plus d'information nous contacter par émail sur contact @ espritlibremaurice. com merci dans l'attente de vous lire bien cordialement Jérôme - la direction
Gary L wrote a tip May 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"very desapointing experience, avoid the place. "
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hillyjohn wrote a tip Jul 2019
Vienna, Austria76 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms are either small of large, the main difference seems to be in the bathroom."
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Marcel Baumann wrote a tip Feb 2016
Zug, Switzerland148 contributions77 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have to stay where, try a room downstairs and in the front. The other rooms are very noisy when it is raining."
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Potage2013 wrote a tip Nov 2013
London, United Kingdom10 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had the standard doubles, they were great."
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rori49 wrote a tip Jan 2013
Mauritius16 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call and speak to Jerome - he speaks French and English and probably other languages - he can advise on the best room as there are several options."
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PRICE RANGE
R 936 - R 1,367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MauritiusRiviere du Rempart DistrictGrand BaiePointe aux Canonniers
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House
Which popular attractions are close to Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House?
Nearby attractions include Mont Choisy Beach (0.8 km), Gallery Degav Michel Studio (0.1 km), and Cocosun (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roots, Kiosque Magique, and Stephanie Snack et Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House have airport transportation?
Yes, Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Is Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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