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Mon Choix Ecolodge
Ranked #1 of 6 Port Louis B&B and Inns
Reviewed 19 August 2012

I stayed here for a week in June as I was here on businesses. I found the hosts extremely welcoming - cooking a meal on the first night, arranging taxis, providing all sorts of information. The breakfast, overlooking Port Louise and the sea, was a highlight of the day. If you are there on business and do not want to get lost in a tedious chain hotel, and fancy seeing the real mauritius up close but in great comfort - this is the place!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

My sister and I were spending two months travelling around Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, and wanted somewhere in Mauritius to wind down before going home. Mon Choix was absolutely perfect. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, and the breakfasts and dinners were excellent. Joan is a wonderful hostess and had us feeling totally at home immediately on arrival. The ecolodge is located in a scenic valley outside of Port Louis, and although there is a bus service on the main road you really need transport to explore the island. Joan and Jean-Michel organised a taxi driver for us, and that worked out very well. We elected to have dinner prepared for us, but the rooms are equipped with amenities such as microwave and fridge should you prefer to self-cater, and each room has a private terrace where you could dine.

We had only booked two nights as a stop-over, and were sorry to leave. I would recommend Mon Choix to anyone planning a stay in Mauritius.

Room Tip: The upstairs room at the front of the house, with two terraces, is stunning.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

What a wonderful experience to find a gem like this! Hidden way up in the mysterious mountains surrounding Port Louis, it has magnificent views looking out over the valley and down to the sea. It's just a short car ride from the city centre and not much further to the fantastic tropical beaches for which Mauritius is so famous. Ideally located to enjoy all the spoilt that Mauritius has to offer. The hospitality offer by your Hostess Joan de Senneville is nothing short of excellent. Enjoy.....

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

We spent 10 days staying at Mon Choix as a convenient base for exploring the island and going diving and we would have loved to stay longer. The location is perfect, up in the hills away from the bustle of Port Louis but with a little car, we easily found our way around. Joan is a wonderful hostess, Jean-Michel gave us excellent ideas of places to visit and we felt as if we were staying with friends. Nowhere else came up to this standard and we really miss the breakfasts.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

Not wanting to stay at a resort or a hotel during our four-day stopover in Mauritius on the way to London in September, we looked for an alternative. “Mon Choix” delighted us with its location high up in the spectacular hills behind Port Louis. Our en-suite room was spacious and well appointed. Every morning we ate a delicious breakfast out on the terrace enjoying the panoramic view down the valley to Port Louis and the sea. Our hosts, Joan and Jean-Michel, were very welcoming and wonderfully helpful with ideas about what to see on the island, where to eat and how to follow up our particular interests, namely exploring the history and culture of the island. From this base we were able to visit much of the island and then return each evening and quietly relax on the terrace.
When we next visit Mauritius, we will certainly choose to return to “Mon Choix”.
David and Inge - Sydney

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

I stayed at Mon Choix before the start and at the end of a fly fishing trip I made to StBrandon, an atoll 350km NNE of Mauritius. The trip involved me flying to Mauritius from 24hrs away and then sailing for 30hrs each way to St Brandon. I wanted somewhere I could relax both before and afterwards. I couldn't have picked a better spot. Can't say enough about it. Jean-Michel is a wonderful host, I had asked about NA beer and he had a very cold one waiting on my arrival. When I got back to Mauritius from fishing I txted him at 7am and he came and met me right away. His family has lived on the island for +200yrs and there is nothing he doesn't know about it and he is willing to arrange anything for you but the best thing is just sitting on the veranda and doing nothing but looking at the wonderful view.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 May 2011

Having stayed in an admittedly very nice, but standard international beach hotel in Flic en Flac, we were keen to see a different side to the island and this was an ideal choice. The hosts, Jean and John-Michel create a very relaxed and welcoming, homely atmosphere, are knowledgeable on the island and were happy to assist with planning our activities / places to see. The expansive outdoor living area (living/dining room with covered ceiling but open walls) is a beautiful place to sit, read and relax or just admire the amazing scenery with a welcome afternoon pot of tea and biscuits - as this really is a stunning location. The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable and we very much felt ourselves to be in a charming family home.

Although only a short drive from Port Louis you do need a car or scooter if you intend to see more of the island. We hired a car and thoroughly enjoyed touring around the beaches - some of the public beaches are idyllic, beautiful, clean and deserted, often prettier than the hotel beaches.

So, if you want something a little more 'personal' and an opportunity to learn more about the island, then I highly recommend Mon Choix.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mon Choix Ecolodge

Address: Chitrakoot, Upper Vallee-des-Pretres, Port Louis, Mauritius (Formerly Mon Choix - La Maison de Vallee des Pretres)
Region: Mauritius > Port Louis District > Port Louis
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Port Louis
Price Range: £28 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mon Choix 1st Mauritius Ecolodge offers spacious & comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms and private patios with panoramic views overlooking the sea in beautiful & peaceful mountainous countryside near Port Louis Business, shopping & leisure Centre and in proximity of the main seaside resorts. ... more   less 
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Mon Choix Ecolodge Mauritius/Port Louis

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