Location rating score
"Very nice penthouse wit stunning view and privacy."
940 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.3|
|Distance to city centre||5.0 Km|
|Nearest airport||Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)|
|Distance to airport||47.2 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 01:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 110 MUR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Mauritius Island with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.
Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"-Super friendly and attentive staff."
14 May 2019
"We absolutely loved our time here."
20 August 2018
"Nice , small and quiet hotel."
4 August 2019
Nestled in the heart of Trou aux Biches, Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort is an ideal spot from which to discover Mauritius Island. Only 64. Km away, this 5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Trou aux Biches Beach, Troue aux Biches Sailing Spots, Holt's Rocks Diving Site.
The facilities and services provided by Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop.
Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, private pool, internet access – wireless (complimentary), whirlpool bathtub. The hotel's snorkeling, private beach, fitness center, outdoor pool, diving are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort.
"Le Cardinal is indeed an Exclusive Resort."
22 September 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort
Trou aux Biches
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We enjoyed a lovely three night stay at Le Cardinal. The experience was somewhat marred, however, by alcohol prices that are little short of outrageous. Whilst I understand that Mauritius is an island, and that there are import duties and middlemen, paying as much for single bottle of South African wine as would yield no fewer than ten bottles of the same wine from a retail outlet in South Africa, smacks of profiteering on a grand scale. Even local rums are massively overpriced and detracted from enjoyment of a cocktail on the beach lounger. Also, the practice of only providing complimentary bottled water for the guests on the first night leaves a bad impression. Bottled water of the quality provided (not Perrier or even San Pellegrino)- I think the brand was Crystal, is inexpensive enough to provide to guests on a gratis basis. The goodwill generated will far outweigh the minimal cost.
Great cost-benefit for a luxury resort”
Le Cardinal is indeed an Exclusive Resort. A limited number of rooms, great location and comfort. We were lucky to get an upgraded room (duplex with an amazing sea view)! The restaurant offers a very interesting menu, great cost-benefit if you include dinner in your reservation. The boat house offers several activities for free, which can also save you some money. Nice beach and superb place to watch the sunset! Negative point: The staff was sometimes too kind and too insistent to please.
Perfect Romantic Spot”
Le Cardinal takes service exccellence to a new level. This intimate and exclusive resort so the perfect getaway for couples. The al la carte menu is delicious and every dish arrives perfecty plated. There are more than enough sunbeds on the private beach and the Rooms are spacious and well appointed. We can't wait to go back!
Le Cardinal is in an excellent location. Hotel is small and has a few guests which is perfect. The rooms are a perfect size and very comfortable. The beach is a few metres away and not packed. Hotel staff are friendly and the hotel itself is well maintained. A definite must to spend a holiday in Mauritius.
Beautiful location, excellent hotel”
We couldn't ask for more, the hotel was great, the room was excellent. The only problem with Le cardinal is if you want to go out during the night, since the night starts at 6pm (winter), because you are going to need a taxi if you are not renting a car. For that we would recommend having half board. The food was amazing, you have plenty of choices and the "suggestion of the day", some traditional mauritian food, unfortunately some suggestions cost extra money. The staff was all very helpful, the service was excellent. We definitely recommend this hotel for couples or honeymooners but one problem is maybe that check out is too early (11am).
Loved how peaceful the hotel was and the extras.”
Very good. Would come again!!! The staff was nice, the food was good, and there was always an open beach chair. I enjoyed how peaceful it was. Loved everything about the hotel except the pesky cat that came around during every meal and literally begged for food to the point of almost jumping in your lap. Some travelers didn't mind it but I hate cats. I'd give Le Cardinal a perfect 10 if that cat wasn't so annoying!
Exclusive, selective and marvellous small ressort”
we are used to travel to exotic places and 5 stars resorts. le cardinal was very special, quiet, first class service, food and rooms. we give 10 points to everything!
We booked for 1 week in Jan. 2018 but left earlier because of a cyclone. Thus, we stayed just 4 nights. Short reckonings make long friends: We had to pay for the entire week including meals without any compensation! Statement: Our booking would be a flat rate. "Le Cardinal" treats every premature departure as "no show". Impressions: Pros: location right on the seashore, tranquility, beautiful green area, spacious rooms with ceiling fan and air conditioning, breakfast buffet, good manners of the staff, good work of the room service and security service. Cons: measly portions at a la carte dinner, all sorts of supplements despite half board, unheard level of drinks prices, rather average beach with lots of sharp coral, free but outdated water sports equipment (eg surfboard at least 30 years, sails not trimmed), control of the exit and entrance, in-crowd mood. Conclusion: value for money suboptimal, comfort disturbed in our case. Next time choose another accommodation.
Very good stay at le cardinal. Spacious rooms all with sea view. Direct access to beach and pool. No shortage of beach chairs. Very friendly staff, who go out their way to please the guests. Fifteen minutes from horel there's some shops and cafés.
An unforgettable honeymoon”
We were very lucky to find this boutique hotel for our honeymoon stay. It turned out to be the unforgettable holiday for us. The hotel was very quiet, secure, right by the private beach. The dinner was fantastic.Staff were all very helpful and friendly.All in all, great experience and highly recommended to everyone who's planning a honeymoon trip to Mauritius.
It was nice and quiet place”
Nice , small and quiet hotel. If you doesn’t like many people around -this is the best choice in the Mauritius north part. Staff was attentive ,friendly and helpful. Breakfast was ok, but not perfect. Nice view from balcony, good and clean beach, good location. Thank you to all staff who was so kind and helpful.
Amazing service and right on the beach”
This was a nice quiet hotel for couples with only about a dozen rooms. The food was amazing and service was impeccable (sometimes almost too good-- just make sure you always keep your DND sign up when you are in the room and don't want to be bothered). The room was large and comfortable with a big central bathtub. All rooms have a view over the ocean and a little balcony. The beach is right on the doorstep with nice loungers but the sand is inclined toward the beach, almost too much to be comfortable on the loungers. The extras (lunch, drinks) are very expensive so bring your own drinks for the room and eat lunch at other places along the road. The activities are linked to the neighbouring sister hotel and the service there was mediocre. Bring your own snorkel gear if you want to snorkel right off of the beach. If you go on the glass bottom boat/snorkelling ride, you will have to put up a stink if you want to borrow fins-- else you will only get a mask. Much of the coral is sadly very dead.
Lovely friendly resort - great food. Breakfast was good - lunch expensive - if I were there on a half board basis I think food too rich. It is for real gastronauts! All sea facing rooms, no children and service exceptional - highly recommended
Secluded hotel with lovely beach and great food, friendly staff”
Pros: -Food was great. -We got an upgrade to a penthouse. -Beach was lovely and quiet. -Super friendly and attentive staff. Cons: -Many cockroaches in the room!! Management need to sort this out as it's not normal for a hotel of this category. -Forced to wear long trousers when going to the restaurant.
a remarkable experience ”
I love this hotel. it's cosy, not too big but very elegant, with a wonderful friendly staff. nothing in this hotel out of place. almost everything was perfect. we chose this for our honeymoon and it's amazing to wake up in the morning to see the view, it's remarkable. I thank Hena, Nawaz and every one else for our stay and the great memories.
Awsome honeymoon location”
This hotel is simply brilliant! Room and beach area is very clean and pretty, food was great and staff's excellent performance made our honeymoon trip really memorable.
Exclusive hotel indeed”
A small hotel with very quiet surroundings but direct access to the beach and pool. Very friendly and attentive staff. There may be more staff than guests. Every need was attended to. Restaurant even specially prepared a Chinese meal solely for us for the Chinese New Year celebration! Fruits were complimentary everyday, but too much really. The selection of dinner was a little limited.
We absolutely loved our time here. The room is spacious and well appointed. The hotel is beautiful and the staff friendly. I loved the beach and the snorkelling. Take some DVD's as most TV channels are in French. Just a note, the happy hour does NOT include ALL beverages as they indicate on the info in the room, so be sure to check before you order.
Everything was GREAT!! We were so pleased and would recommend this place to anyone. I especially like how small the place is so it becomes really private and romantic. The only negative thing I have to say is that the girl who was working on the weekend in the reception was very rude when we were checking out. The other girl who I believe is working there during the week was extremely helpful, polite and nice.
wonderful exclusive hotel”
overall our stay is okay. We stayed in penthouse. The room is large and clean. The only thing that we do not like is the food. I think the food quality is a bit lower compared to other resorts..