Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius
13 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"The hotel is absolutely breathtaking. We would travel during the day across to the private island via the free shuttle boat. My husband enjoyed the golf course and I had a chance to unwind in the Givenchy Spa. This hotel is the best hotel we have ever stayed in. The junior suite was spacious and had a brilliant sea view. We stayed here for2 weeks and ate and drank in all of the different bars and restaurants and everything was delicious and beautifully presented. If you want the holiday of a lifetime then this is the hotel for you! "
- Travel date: 14th July 2014
Our first time travelling with Emirates ...
"Our first time travelling with Emirates they were excellent no delays and good service. The positive aspects of the resort lie in the beauty of their surroundings and the attentive and friendly staff who just can't do enough to make your stay enjoyable. A scenic and challenging golf course for those who don't mind losing a few balls. The negative aspects are the price of drink a mediocre bottle of wine cost about Â£40 this is down to being a captive audience. We also found that after 7 days, self service and queues in the main restaurant were a bit wearing. There was also a shortage of seating in the evening and people were resorting to sitting on the walls surrounding the pools. I would advise anyone wishing to swim in the sea to take rubber shoes as they cost about Â£20 to buy in the resort and they are advisable because of the sea urchins and stone fish. "
- Travel date: 4th October 2008
Beautiful hotel and facilities. Absolute...
"Beautiful hotel and facilities. Absolutely faultless service from all staff/restaurants etc. It has lovely little private beaches. Only fault with resort is that if you stay inside the complex you could be anywhere. Prices for drinks are extortionate! But complimentary water is provided all day on the beach. We spent our 1st wedding anniversary there and were made to feel very special as we dined alone on the beach surrounded by candles.....also attended my best friends wedding there 2 days after which was fabulous! Thoroughly recommend it but worth the odd trip out to see the real Mauritius. "
- Travel date: 6th March 2006
Out of this world
"We stayed at Le Touessrok for our honeymoon for two weeks in September 2005. The hotel was amazing - my wife and I have stayed in some pretty smart hotels in locations around the world but this topped the lot. Rooms were great, we had a junior suite on the island - worth it for the bathrooms featuring the divine bath and his and hers sinks (which were apparently not standard in the deluxe rooms). Service and food was excellent, we tried all three restauarnts and could find nothing at fault with any of them. The only slight downside was the prices of drinks and some of the lunchtime food - expect to pay somewhere in the region of $25 for a standard burger and fries and $12 for the house wine in the bar. Still, it was worth it and I would recommend the hotel to anyone wanting a relaxing, stylish holiday. Make sure you head to Ilot Mangenie (the hotel's own private island) for some sunshine and serenity - after a five minute boat ride guests are greeted by an army of waiters eager to spray your face with rose water, carry bags and clean sunglasses. Whilst there, be sure to check out the great seafood at the rustic Robinsons restaurant whilst dangling your feet in the white sand and looking out across the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The numerous beaches and two pools were all great - water, cold towells and sorbet are provided on a compliemntary basis (albeit somewhat sporadically) throughout the day. It's also worth getting up early to watch the sunrise - totally spectacular - we ordered breakfast in our room and sat on the balcony taking in the view. All in all a fantastic hotel and a superb honeymon venue - stylish contemporary luxury without pretension. Truly a jewel in the crown of the Indian Ocean."
- Travel date: 14th September 2005
"Took our 2 and 5 year old for 2 weeks of fun in the sun. The best family holiday we've had and we've had a few! The service was the best we've ever had; the attention to detail was phenomenal and the icing on the cake was the Kids club! We had the same babysitter every evening (unlike The One and only Royal Mirage where we gave up after 2 days because there was no consistency) The kids were happy and familiar with her and my husband and I could have a relaxed meal together.The activities for the kids was superb ...crabhunting,pool games, dressing up,archery etc.We could feed them lunch and dinner at the club where we did not have to put up with sidelong glances from other diners once the kids got restless.The club was superb...a Robinson Crusoe hideout with its own pool , theatre ,dining area ,games area etc. (again it put the royal mirage to shame because all that was provided there was one very claustrophobic room ). We'd booked a Junior Suite and the space was very much appreciated and especially the fact that our patio doors led straight onto our beach...BLISS ! no trekking about with millions of things for the kids...just sunblock ,swimming costumes and into the sea!Loved it!"
- Travel date: 28th July 2005
Le Touessrok to die for!
"This hotel is simply to die for the service is excellent, the staff are fantastice weather superb and the other guests very interesting (especially Gordon who usually stays at the Sandy Lane in Barbados). Overall can't recommend highly enough."
- Travel date: 26th July 2005
Up among the very best!
"We were made to feel very welcome as soon as we arrived, nothing was ever too much trouble. Our butler became a friend who was able to offer useful advice on a wide range of subjects. All of the staff were really very helpful, attentive and kind throughout our stay. We found that what would have been a memorable and luxurious holiday anyway was turned into something truly special by the quality of the staff. For a multitude of reasons we did have an absolutely fantastic holiday, one that will stick out in the memory for years to come. Our Ocean Suite was extremely comfortable, huge and sumptuously equipped, fabulous bath and shower, two plasma televisions each with dvd player, play-station etc. I suggest viewing their website for photos to confirm exact spec. Ilot Mangenie is a beautiful quiet haven and only a short boat ride away, so peaceful. The staff there too cater for your every whim without being intrusive. Ile aux Cerfs offers great facilities but being open to the public seems a bit hectic compared to the rest of the resort. The excellent gym is well equipped. Both pools are as good as you would expect but we preferred the heated Frangipani Pool with jacuzzi areas and infinity view across the beach and out to sea. All of the beaches were really nice - sandy, with very comfortable loungers, more attentive staff who bring you bottled water, fresh fruit kebabs and sorbet. It is worth wearing some protection on your feet in the sea in case you stand on something nasty. It is true what others have said about excessive drinks prices, but isn't that common throughout the Indian Ocean? Locals seemed surprised that we had chosen to visit during their winter, but we enjoyed the temperatures around 26-28 degrees and didn't mind the occasional shower, on the few cloudy days we hired a car and enjoyed looking around the island - there's plenty to see and do. I would prefer this to the much higher temperatures, humidity and rainfall on offer during their summer. The buffet restaurant Three Nine Eight offers great breakfasts (Bucks Fizz recommended!) and dinner, huge choice on offer featuring plenty of styles - surely something for everyone. Unlike most buffets, these cook to order and will make more or less what you ask them to! The deserts are to die for. Ask for an outside table, nice and cool with a good view of the stage. For a special treat do pay the extra to try Barlens and Safran at least once, this was just about the best Indian restaurant I have ever visited. After dinner relax in the Sega Bar and enjoy different entertainment each night from the stage viewed across the pool. Also, make friends with the hotel ducks - they are partial to cashew nuts!"
- Travel date: 12th July 2005
Wonderful & Romantic Honeymoon
"We travelled to Le Touessrok with high expectations and we were certainly not dissappointed! The hotel was fabulous - but definately book a junior suite on Frangipani Island - the views from the balcony, bed & bath are amazing! The rooms are large & airy. We had a bottle of champagne + a fresh fruit platter waiting for us in our room (and ice is replenished twice a day). The beaches of the hotel (and there are many!) are very clean. There are lots of wooden sun loungers + umbrellas scattered on the beaches. Each have their own flags to raise if you want beach service (on average it took 10 - 30 seconds to be greeted - even on the most remote beaches). These beach butlers would bring you food, drinks, books, CDs, polish sun glasses or bring cold flannels! We certainly felt pampered! The food was amazing. Breakfast consisted of a full buffet selection, plus fresh pancakes + waffles, large selection of fresh fruits to make smoothies and a whole menu of coffee/teas. Evening meal was also buffet-style but the selection was immense - There were 4 - 5 different buffet areas - and the majority of food was cooked by the chefs to order. The areas included italian/japanese/chinese/indian/fresh roasts etc. Expect to gain a few pounds during the holiday as you can keep going back for as many courses as you want - the staff just keep bringing you more cutlery! The hotel also has two islands which can be visited using the hotels frequent boat taxi service. Free watersports (including water-skiing) are included. We spent a day, travelling around mauritius in a taxi, visiting the capital - but it wasn't really worth it, as Mauritius doesn't have a lot to offer other than the luxurious hotels. We also spent a day at Le Tousserok's sister hotel - Le Saint Geran - but it had an older clientele (we are mid-twenties), and we weren't that impressed. We certainly felt Le Tousserok had the upper-hand. All in all, believe all the hype, Le Tousserok is definately the most romantic resort in the world, and deserves its position as a leading hotel of the world."
- Travel date: 5th June 2005
Expensive but worth it.
"Excellent location and service although unnecessarily expensive at the bar and the restaurants. We went on Honeymoon and really can't complaint one bit although we found many of the patrons there unfriendly and often, appearing, miserable. Having said that, people do keep themselves to themselves which you should expect on this type of 'romantic' resort. We had a room on Fangipani Island which was, simply, the best room we've ever stayed in anywhere. The inclusion of Flat screen and DVD player with accompanying library is ideal for those few hours between sun and dinner. If you're looking for somewhere expensive, with plush rooms and stunning locality and with excellent service and facilities - Le Tusserok is the place."
- Travel date: 30th March 2005
Wont be the last time......
"Stayed here Sept 2004 for two weeks. Can't say enough good things about the place. It revitalised my interest in golf, resolved our son's dislike of kids clubs, and missus managed to get the tan she was after! As other reviewers have said it aint cheap, however I would have thought anybody going there would know that quality and service of this standard doesn't come cheap. I think it was great value and am already considering a return again this year."
- Travel date: 18th March 2005
Pitfalls and Pleasures at Le Touessrok
"We just got back from 2 weeks at Le Touessrok. The weather is lousy at this time of year - it rained everyday but at least we got 4/5 hours of dry / weak sun weather. September the best month weather wise the locals reassured me) Great rooms - we stayed in a Junior suite on Frangipani Island and for a special treat, ask to get a room on the island. The Coral Wing doesn't look half as nice and the rooms are much older. The service and food is excellent with 3 members of staff per guest so you never, ever wait for anything. The BIG downside is the cost of the drinks. A cheapest bottle of wine on the menu is Â£26 which is ludicrous and it's for this reason my husband and I wouldn't return. When you're on holiday, you want to drink with dinner, you want to have the choice of whether to have that 2nd bottle but you can't relax knowing how much each sip is costing you (a glass of champagne - Â£17). So my advice would be to pick up a few bottles of champagne in Duty Free and get your personal butler to bring the ice bucket to your room! Oh, and don't forget to go to Ilot Mangenie - the hotels' Robinson Crusoe island - what a fantastic treat."
- Travel date: 15th March 2005
Great hotel - make sure you go in the Summer!
"We stayed at the Le Touessrok in June on our honeymoon. The hotel was fabulous - the rooms very nice and the resort excellent. The restaurants were all very good. We had 1/2 board which entitled us to eat in the main 'buffet' restuarant. I would definately recommend 1/2 board as the food at the restaurant was superb - and we expect quite high standards! You can choose from lots of different dishes from around the world and food is also prepared to your liking! Our room was the standard delux room. It was very good and the bathroom was stocked with Moulton Brown products which were lovely. I am sure the upgraded rooms are great but you wouldn't need one as the standard rooms have everything you could ask for (and if there is anything you want just ask and it will be there straight away!) The only downside was the weather. Although Mauritius is sold as a year round resort June was warm but not that hot! It rained each day (only for a short time) but was also cloudy. It was warm enough to sunbathe but probably only for 4-5 hours a day and it was windy. Having said that we really enjoyed our stay and I would go back tomorrow - just between Oct-Feb (we were told this is the best time weather wise). Drinks were expensive (Â£10 for G&T and Â£7 for glass of house wine). We stayed at Saint Geran for a night and it was also great. Probably 'posher' than Le Touessrok and for a slightly older clientelle but worth the stay as it was fab. The food there was also great but menu instead of buffet. We preferred the breakfast at Le T. All in all the hotel is plush, the staff brilliant and the island really lovely - so enjoy it all! The spa was also very good - great range of treatments - book ahead by 2-3 days as I found it got busy!"
- Travel date: 27th February 2005
Top traveller tips for Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius
"Go to the spa on the island because the beach is amazing "
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius is also called
- Le Touessrok
- One & Only Le Touessrok
- le touessrok hotel