Holiday Inn Mon Tresor was our second accommodation in Mauritius. From Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort and Spa, we transferred here to be closer to other interesting sites in the Southern part of the island. As an IHG Gold Elite Member, I also took advantage of the points I garnered which was equivalent to a 3-nights stay. With this, we not only save money but also travel time. Plus we get to experience a different atmosphere and hospitality from this property as well.
Located in Plaine Magnien, Grand Port district, the hotel is situated right across the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. You read it right, Holiday Inn Mauritius is an airport hotel and one of the first properties of Mon Tresor in the area. Most of the guests are transients and airline crews.
Although it is not a resort, the hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens and lots of green spaces. It has an outdoor swimming pool, spa, gym, bar, restaurant and to top it all they have a private beach house in Blue Bay.
RECEPTION & LOBBY
It has a well designed and spacious receiving area that has an open flow towards the bar and restaurant. I love the modern and sleek furniture with a touch of Mauritian decors that gives a pleasing vibe.
STANDARD QUEEN ROOM
We got the Standard Queen Room facing the garden. The room was equipped with basic amenities. They also provide beach towels that they change everyday. Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea supply were also provided and replenished daily.
Having a swimming pool in the hotel was just a bonus for us. We don’t usually go swimming, instead we love to relax and lounge by the pool. The pool has a beautiful backdrop of the garden which resembles an oasis. There were many sun loungers with umbrellas too.
BAR & RESTAURANT
The only downside of this hotel is that you can’t find restaurants and convenient stores nearby. Which left us no choice but to eat at the hotel restaurant. The food selection was good although it can be improved. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner were a bit pricey. If you don’t like buffet, you have the option of ordering their daily offers like business set meals. Ala carte menu dishes were also available.
Breakfast by the pool
All the dishes we tried during our stay were tasty and well prepared. The staff were all amazing from the duty manager down to the waiters. I can feel that they were happy to serve us each time we enter the restaurant.
Spa and Fitness Center
Free Use of Bicycles
Please read my blog post about Mauritius: A Windy Day In Blue Bay
- Clean and comfortable rooms
- Excellent restaurant service
- Free round-trip shuttle service to the airport and beach house
- Very good hotel facilities
- Reasonable price
- No other restaurants nearby except their own restaurant inside the hotel. The closest Chinese restaurant is a good 15 to 20 minutes walk.
- They don’t provide room slippers and the room wasn’t carpeted.
- Finally the most annoying thing we experienced was that they don’t replenish the toiletries. They only provide a coin size soap and that’s it. We needed request for soaps (a total of 4 times) during our entire stay.
Overall, with all the things mentioned above, Derick and I had a wonderful stay. We were able to enjoy some of the amenities provided at the hotel. Although we had some complaints regarding the toiletries, we were hoping that they can address that soon. Nevertheless we are still looking forward to stay here again in the future.