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Esprit-Libre Restaurant & Guest-House
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Just after work, I was looking for an accomodation in pointe aux canonniers.
Suggested to me, was esprit libre a hotel restaurant accomodation with fair price and value for money.
Rooms are air conditioned with a perfect wifi installation that works well. Small terrace outside and also a fully operating restaurant. I do recommend as starter their smoke marlin with palm heart and also their magret de canard with tamarin sauce. Friendliness of staff.
It is a one stop for travellers passing by pointe aux canonniers.
Recommend highly

Stayed: June 2016, travelled on business
Thank philou085
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

We stayed at the guest house for five nights. The rooms were exactly as shown on the website's images and very clean. You can choose from a wide breakfast selection. The pool area is okay for a "cool down" and a lazy afternoon and if you want to swim and enjoy a day in the water the beautiful Mont Choisy public beach is just a 10 min. walk away. Also a bus stop and a small supermarket is just around the corner (2 min.). The restaurant is indeed in the mid-range price class, but the served food is very delicious and recommendable, starting from Mauritian tapas to the main dishes and the desserts. On Friday nights they have live music, which makes for a relaxing evening. For those who want to have dinner out, there are plenty restaurants in walk distance (e.g. "selFish") or close by in Grand Baie. For our next stay in Mauritius, we will surely book the Esprit Libre again! Thanks again to the staff for the memorable stay!

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Robert R
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

The restaurant is quite good but often empty. But the guesthouse is going down. Rooms should be refurbished, the common areas are gone because they expanded the restaurant, the swimming pool is small and full on the sun. Just commercial, no cozy feeling. Not a guesthouse, just a bunch of second class rooms, mostly empty.

You must pay cash in Euro. They surcharge you at least 5% (5% for de credit card, own exchange rate in rupies) if you want to pay with a credit card

Staff is mixed. Jenny is wonderful, the new hired ones are not from Mauritius and cannot help you about restaurants, tips or places to go.

We had quite better guest houses in the area for less money and way better service.

Room Tip: If you have to stay where, try a room downstairs and in the front. The other rooms are very noisy when it is raining.
  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Marcel B
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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staffs, spacious, clean and cozy room. Perfect place for relaxing. The pool is quite small in size however was clean. You should definitely try Esprit Libre for a weekend. Will surely book another stay at Esprit Libre.

Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Ashvin B
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

The room was spacious. A little worn out but it is fine..
Good location - walkable distance to a few corner shops, Mon Choisy beach (with food trucks) supermarket.
The front desk staff was friendly but VERY hard sell and pushy.
We had dinner there on the first night - the mauritian tapas was really good..
But the mains were overpriced and tasted very average.
The worst part though was that it was raining heavily overnight and with a corrugated metal roof - it was super noisy and we just couldn't sleep.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank xdorax
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