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Address: Sir W. Churchill Street Curepipe, Mauritius
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Good ship models

We skipped the factory tour as we heard that its not worth the time. However, we spent time at the store for the ship models. These hand made ship models are fabulous piece of art... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
anuagar06
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I have purchased several items from Voilers in October of last year and to-date, I still cannot use what I have purchased because the damaged pieces are not fixed. This is a clear case where once they get your hard-earned money, very little is then done to remedy any problems - obviously you will be told very differently on purchase.... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

We skipped the factory tour as we heard that its not worth the time. However, we spent time at the store for the ship models. These hand made ship models are fabulous piece of art work. I want to buy one but they seem to be bit expensive plus it would be hassle to carry such a fragile item. Finally... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The factory visit is not inspiring but there were some fantastic model ships for sale in the showroom. However it provided a welcome loo stop!

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Thank gillkaribu
Pewsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

On a town street is this slightly bizarre setup making and selling model boats. All terribly clever but not the first thing you think of as a holiday souvenir. The workshop is a most uncomfortable place to visit that could not pass muster under the Factory Acts (and they go back to the 19th century). You are part of a... More 

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Thank PMQuestions
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Why Thomsons put this on as part of the island tour I don't know. Seeing the finished boat is amazing but the conditions these people seem to work under is appalling by some standards. Boring, repetitive tasks. Oh dear, oh dear.

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Thank PaulBYorkshire
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2014

We called here as part of a day trip called Thousand Colours, booked via our First Choice rep, while staying at the Lux hotel. We first visited the workshop and watched the skilled workers each busily doing their particular part of the model boat,that was being constructed. Its skilled piece work, very repetitive and probably boring, but at least its... More 

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Thank Lynne H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

Visited the factory where the boats were being hand made and then looked through the shop at the finished articles. Some beautifully made boats however out of our price range!

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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2014

We visited as part of a tour we were on. We were taken through thew work shop where the ships were being made. There is a lot of work that goes into the making of each ship. The people making the bits have all got a disability of some sort and its a way of them making some money. They... More 

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Thank Caryl C
Harlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

The boats are really awesome. First you get taken through the work shop to see how the boats are made, then you go into the shop where you can purchase the boats etc if you wish to. They tell you which boats are ok to go via hand luggage and the ones that need to go into the hold of... More 

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Thank Beverley D
essex
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

I visited this establishment as part of the brilliant 'Authentic South' Tour with Mauritius Taxis. There is no doubt that the handmade ships are amazing and skillfully put together. What upset me was the oppressive sales approach. You are allocated a member of staff to show you how the ships are made in the factory and then you are taken... More 

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