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“Best day at the races I have ever had”
Review of The Crown Lodge

The Crown Lodge
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US$333.75*
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Horse Racing in Mauritius
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Port Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the oldest racecourses in the world, Champ de Mars saw the first race on the 25th June 1812. While you enjoy the Show, our fully dedicated team will do its utmost to make your wish come true. Just sit back and enjoy the variety of drinks and canapes offered all day long by the house. Access to our private VIP box, all Inclusive rate. You will always find a friend to help you.
Reviewed 13 September 2017

My partner loves horse racing and has been mentioning for a while that he would like a day at the races whilst we are on holiday in Mauritius. I have to say I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the day. The hospitality of the staff was just fantastic - your glass was barely empty and they were topping it up and they were continuously bring nibbles around. The horse racing was good fun - I enjoyed going downstairs to the totes where all the locals were. We also had a mini tour of various parts of the race course. They take a number of photographs throughout the day which they upload on their facebook page for you to look at.

The trip cost the both of us 13000 rupees (approx. £310).

I would definitely spend the day here again if we ever return.

2  Thank Mevagissymissy
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crownlodgemauritius, Propriétaire at The Crown Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Dear Crown Lodge member,Dear Trip advisor member,
Just to thank you for your comments on our services, this will definitely encourage me and my team in our work.
We hope that you also enjoyed your Mauritian holiday and look forward to have you again in a near future.
Kind regards Jacques & team

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great day at the races. Jacques & his staff are lovely, friendly & nothing is too much for them. Our glasses were never empty & the homemade snacks were lovely. We got to visit the commentators area, the paddock & watched a race from track side. All in all a great day out.

2  Thank Kerry M
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crownlodgemauritius, Owner at The Crown Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Helllo Kerry
Thank you so much for your kind words...I am so happy that you enjoyed your day at the Crown Lodge.We hope that Mauritius will welcome you again soon...
Kind regards from the team
Jacques.


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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Wow! An amazing visit from beginning to end thanks to great great hospitality from a great team.
We were picked up from our hotel and taken to Racecourse where we greeted on arrival and given a quick tour and run through of the day.
The Crown Lodge is in an excellent position; giving birds eye view of the track and finishing post but also gives you the feel that you are in the midst of the excitement.
The hospitality was superb; the girls who attended to us were fantastic, never allowing an empty glass. Champagne, wine, beer, soft drinks were all included in the price as was a food buffet. Choices varied from cheese sandwiches to king prawns and other local foods. All were home cooked and very tasty.
Bets could be placed within the Lodge although Odds weren't quite as high as if you placed downstairs. We were told to hold on to our bags if we went down to place our bets but quite honestly it'd be the same at whichever racecourse!
We really had a wonderful day, the best day of our holiday to Mauritius. The atmosphere was incredible.

1  Thank Debbie B
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crownlodgemauritius, Propriétaire at The Crown Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Helllo from the Crown Lodge,
Thank you so much for your kind words...I am so happy that you enjoyed your day with us.We hope that Mauritius will welcome you again soon...and why not at the Crown Lodge again.
Kind regards from the team
Jacques.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

From being picked up from our hotel by a very nice young man, to meeting Joanne at the track and all of Jaques team we felt like celebrities. What an amazing day champagne and all other drinks on tap, homemade Mauritian food served all day. The best land excursion, in a private box overlooking the winning line, the paddock area to look at the horses and also being able to put bets on in the private box. If you have the chance to go it's a must, worth every rupee. Thank you Jaques and all your team again for a great day out we will always remember. Deborah and Garry xx (UK)

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Last sunday we were at z champ de mars fr z Maiden cup z most prestigious award.z place was packed with people some who came fr z ambiance,others fr z betting or just fr z love of horse racing.its a very friendly n bustling atmosphere with people cheering fr their favourite horse.also a place to taste local delicacies.

1  Thank Mustapha E
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crownlodgemauritius, Owner at The Crown Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hello from the Crown Lodge,
Thank you somuch for your kind comments .. yes the Maiden cup is The BIG race..with at least 50000 mauritians attending the races on that day. I must say it's fantastic atmosphere.
See you again
Kind regards
The team

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