We stayed in the upstairs apartment for a month over December/January. The apartment is simple but clean and has everything you need. The two bedrooms have air cons that work well, the kitchen has all you need to prepare basic meals, the lounge dining area is quite large and the balcony is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a Mauritian beer.
The beach is about a 2 minute walk away and is beautiful. We spent many sunrises there watching the fisherman head out and afternoons swimming. The apartments are located at the back of a resort but it is not noisy. What we loved about the location was that we were able to meet and get to know locals. We especially loved the cafe next door - Coffee Garden. The coffee there is excellent and the food delicious and authentic. We ate there regularly and sometimes had them prepare food for us for the evening. There are also other restaurants within walking distance. There are always plenty of taxis available a 2 minute walk away and buses that go towards Port Louis and Grand Baie are a 5 minute walk. Choisy Beach is an easy 15 min walk.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We also spent a few nights in a 5 star resort but in the end decided were preferred Francoise Apartment more because we felt like we were among friends and mixing with the locals. The hosts are extremely friendly and helpful but in no way intrusive and we appreciated all of their advice and assistance. If you want budget accommodation that has everything you need, is well located and where you can mingle with the locals, I recommend Francoise Bungalow.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A two and three bedroom self-catering bungalow, ground and first floor, with nice comfort, fully equipped kitchen and a living/dining room. Colour television, Refrigerator, gas cooker. Bathroom with showers (cold & hot water) and private toilet. All linen and towels are being provided except beach towels. Local and international telephone facilities on spot. Wifi Free. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Francoise Apartment Mauritius/Pointe Aux Canonniers