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Rusty Pelican La Gaulette Apartments
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Staying at Rusty Pelican is simply great! An ideal blend of great spaces and atmosphere, with the tastefully designed and furnished rooms, the beautiful view of the internal garden with its tropical flora and great swimming pool, and an ideal location with La Gaulette only a few minutes drive away and the paradisiac Le Mourne beach very close. Convenient nearby amenities such as restaurants and supermarkets, as well as fresh fish kiosks by the beach.
Corina is simply lovely, extremely helpful and friendly! We will definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

When ever I think of Mauritius my mind goes straight to two places....the barrelling reef break of One Eye and the beautiful little diamond in the Rough - The Rusty Pelican - La Gaulette
If you are fortunate enough to stay at this delightful abode, Corinna will make you feel right at home before you've even arrived!.... Even after the longest flight you will find comfort, relaxation and tranquillity in one of the generously appointed apartments. Don't be mislead by the name.... Corinnas' Rusty Pelican harbours all life's little necessities and more...and you will find yourself so at home you wont want to leave.
For best value and flexibility with your booking you should contact Corinna directly. No worries about waiting around for a reply, she will respond to your emails with the answer to all your questions and requests in no time. If you're a dog lover, you'll be thrilled to know that Corinna coordinates a program which helps reduce the quantity of stray dogs populating in the area and increases their quality of life... donations are always welcome and well needed/appreciated :)

Value for money, the best hospitality, tranquillity and convenience, what more could you want?.The Rusty Pelican has it all and more.... and you'll find yourself coming back again, and again and again....

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

When I first contacted Rusty Pelican there were no rooms available, there was only room outside, which are containers. At first, I was wondering if I should book them because they are containers. The fact that they are made ​​of metal could heat the room making the night sleeping unbearable. The truth is that I was fortunate to reserve it and spend 12 nights in them. I slept comfortably and even had to use blanket. I was traveling with a friend and each of us was in a container, which are suites with a great bathroom. Furthermore, between the two containers (parallel), there is a full kitchen and a great space as a living room overlooking the garden and pool.
With regard to staff, Corinna and her daughter are always ready to help and make your stay enjoyable. We also had the good fortune to be invited to a tuna barbecue prepared for them.
Finally, I would strongly recommend Rusty Pelican. And if you are in doubt about the containers, do not waste your time thinking. Book them. Excellent value for your money.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We stayed for 10 nights on a booking made by a friend on our behalf. Corinna could not have been more accommodating, providing a mobile phone in order to make local calls and ensuring that the fridge in the apartment was stocked with essentials upon arrival. She arranged our taxis to and from the airport and rented us our her hatchback to explore the island. We asked for an extra bed to be put into the one-bed apt and were very pleasurably surprised to find an actual bed rather than a camp bed or sofa bed. The apartment was well appointed, spacious and clean and the bathroom lovely. The garden and pool were also very well arranged. The Rusty Pelican was the perfect accommodation for our stay, and Corinna made it a home from home.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

The Rusty is the right place to enjoy your holiday it is so peaceful that you have time and all the positive energy to refill your batteries. Its a mini paradise on this already wonderful island.
The rooms were nice and spacious with fully equipped kitchen although we did not use it much as there are some lovely restaurants/bars in walking distance.
Corinna the owner of the Rusty is a caring and accommodating person also the cleaning ladies did a wonderful job, every time we got home from the beach the room was spotless.
The le morne beaches (the public beach and the kite beach) are both wonderful places to go to either during the day or in the late afternoon after sightseeing; it is only a 10 min drive from the Rusty.
We will be back!!!

Room Tip: downstairs has a wonderful little garden to enjoy!!!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Staying at Rusty Pelican is a treat and Corinna is a very welcoming host. The flat was immaculate with huge rooms and a well equipped kitchen. The flat is very safe and clean. La Gaulette is in easy reach of many beaches and nearby towns.

Our stay in Mauritius was wonderful but unfortunately two issues I thin the government should really address:
1. Wild dogs are everywhere. While they are harmless they are a nuisance by loitering in the middle of the roads and barking through the night
2. Beware of being ripped off for souvenirs. Whilst I'm all for supporting the local economy, being charged 20 times the cost of items that are a fraction of the price in local supermarkets left a bit of a bitter taste. Make sure you haggle hard for your souvenirs!

Apart from that I highly ecommend Rusty Pelican!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Traveller145London
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CorinnaDurocher, Owner at Rusty Pelican La Gaulette Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2013

We agree that there is a problem with too many dogs so The Rusty Pelican donates 2 % of profits towards sterilising dogs and cats.We've initiated a monthly sterilisation campaign here in La Gaulette and if successful, we will approach the Government to do likewise around the island! So every guest visiting helps towards this Thanks.

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Reviewed 25 April 2013

I can fully recommend the Rusty Pelican for people coming for kiting or enjoying Mauritius outside of a resort/hotel. My apartment was large, beautiful, comfortable and fully equipped for cooking. There's a veranda, great tropical garden and pool. Further the owner Corinna provides all you need for a stay - bbq, snorkeling equipment, guide books and even a local mobile phone. In addition she is very helpful, lovely and makes the stay very welcoming and personal.
Nothing negative to say. Only to mention that the apartment is in La Gaulette, which means you need a car to get around. However supermarket and restaurants in the village are conveniently in walking distance.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Christine W
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Additional Information about Rusty Pelican La Gaulette Apartments

Address: 116 Morc La Fleche, La Gaulette, Mauritius 120
Region: Mauritius > Riviere Noire District > La Gaulette
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Speciality Lodging in La Gaulette
Price Range: £49 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rusty Pelican is located on the west coast of Mauritius, in La Gaulette ,a quiet fishing village nestled at the foothills of the mountains overlooking the Indian Ocean. We offer 4 spacious self catering apartments of 70m2 each. All have their own terrace or balcony with either mountain or sea views.There is a pool set in a tropical garden with coconut trees for your relaxation. From here it is a good base to discover the rest of the island and the Le Morne beach is less than 10 minutes drive from the guesthouse.The owner lives on the premises and is there to help and advise. ... more   less 
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