We stayed at this is small B&B a bit out of La Gaulette for 3 weeks (4 people). It's a very convenient location for the beaches of Le Morne. The owners are a German-Mauritian couple, and the B&B is based in a nice tropical garden setting. Unfortunately, that's all for the plus side.
Service orientation is very low. We always felt a bit like getting in the way of the owner's daily affairs by being around their place. Getting up late does not fit in their agenda, so we were once asked if we could get up earlier to have breakfast, or another day, the breakfast was just placed in front of our doors without any notice (and coffee & tea were cold until we found it). Also, not much time is dedicated to cleaning the rooms and porch. Unlike most B&Bs around, they don't do daily room service which would be perfectly ok for us - but cleaning the floors and bathrooms not even once in 3 weeks is definitely too little effort (shown by all black feet when walking around barefoot in your room). And not regularly emptying the waste bins is a no-go, especially in a studio where you cook for yourself and food leftovers stay behind. But maybe they don't expect you to cook anyway because of the poorly equipped kitchen (one cooking plate, no big pot, no ladle, etc).
Breakfast is basic but ok, but make sure you eat up everything you want to have again on the next day. This has two advantages, 1.) you will make sure to get it again next morning, and 2.) the rest of the food won't stay on the breakfast table for the rest of the day until the owner finds some time to clear the table - just image an open jar of jam or fruits being exposed to the Mauritian sun and hungry birds for hours.
Last but not least, don't arrange airport transfer with them. We were charged EUR 100 one-way incl. the surf stuff... asking around drivers and co-travellers, we found that EUR 60 would have been the normal rate.
Clearly, there are better B&Bs just next door for the same or less money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer private Single and Double Rooms with en-suite Bathrooms and Studios with a fully equipped Kitchen in a tranquil and cosy Family Atmosphere in a beautiful House surrounded by a lush Tropical Garden and with Access to Panoramic Patios and Terraces with Views on the Indian Ocean and the nearby Mountains as well the famous Le Morne Brabant, an UNESCO World Heritage. ... more less
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- La Reine Creole B & B La Gaulette, Mauritius