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La Pirogue Resort & Spa

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Just to let you guys know that the staff is incredible! Very courteous and always friendly. We´ve been there on our honeymoon, had our almost 2 year old girl with us and all of the staff treated her like a queen! If you visit with your kids look out for Prayag, he´s the one ;)

This is a lovely resort. The setting alongside the lagoon with views of the mountains is wonderful. All of the staff, not just the front of house bar and food staff, were friendly and delivered superb service. The food was excellent and there was more than enough variety over a 10 day stay. The only complaint was that it was impossible to escape the synthesised music that was more suited to an Ibiza nightclub than a quality Mauritian resort. Even at the bar alongside the lagoon it was not possible to have a quiet conversation or just sit quietly admiring the amazing scenery and enjoying a drink without the blare of music suited to a generation that were largely absent from La Pirogue. What happened to 'The sound of silence'?

Nice and friendly staff. The grounds are clean and well looked after. The cabins are spacious. Well renovated last year. Huge bathroom with shower and bathtub. Food is as expected in a resort like this. We opted for the all inclusive, but the half board option looks ok also.

Lovely hotel and accommodation, beautiful grounds, perfect location, have read previous reviews and the drinks here are very expensive, you are limited as no bars within easy walking distance, beach BBQ extortionate, about 50 pound per person, not justified, seating area in reception not suitable for elderly as very low, music in bar area aimed at the very young, sadly, and nobody's fault the weather a big let down, very warm but only 2 days of sunshine in a fortnight, according to a local the summer really doesn't kick in till November, not a lot to do in this area if weather no good, no glass bottom boats which was one of the things we wanted to do, not sure would visit this resort again due to lack of local activities but can't fault the actual hotel, in my opinion the prices need to be looked at as this will put people of coming to this beautiful island.

2 week all inclusive honeymoon during September 2017 Overall we really enjoyed our honeymoon, the hotel was great and the location was the easily the best along the Flic en Flac beach. As La Pirogue has no high rises, the huts are situated along the beach meaning the resort is very long. Our "hut" was situated next to Sugar Beach (sister resort), meaning we had a long walk to the main reception & pool, not an issue for us but disabled/elderly would no doubt struggle! Pros: - The long resort means guests are spread out along the beach, so it never felt overcrowded and could easily get a sun-lounger. - Our package included watersports, which were very easy to book & well managed. - The huts are small, however felt quite homely... beds were very comfy & patios were lovey to sit on. - We could book into Sugar Beach restaurants and use their facilities (very nice resort). - The food (bar breakfast) was always exceptional, never had a bad meal. - The buffet was the best we've been to - somewhat smaller than other hotels we've been to in the past but every night the majority was different food with a theme (open bbq night was great!). - The pool is large and has some character. - The Magenta restaurant is situated around the pool and doesn't feel overcrowded due to the way it's laid out. - The Sugar Beach Tides restaurant was excellent & in a great location! Cons: - We booked the honeymoon package which included a room upgrade and a dinner... although our room was on the end of the resort (meaning it was slightly more private) we did not get an upgrade. The honeymoon dinner was terrible. A pre-set meal, took 1.5 hours for the starter to arrive, mixed up our mains (took another 45 mins to arrive). We also skipped a course because it was taking so long (I think we were there from 7.30pm to 10.15pm)!! - The pathways are quite dark at night, not a huge problem but felt under-lit in places. - The Citronellas restaurant service wasn't great, took 30 minutes for the drinks to arrive! Food was good though, although generally slow service. - The reception team was hit and miss. Sometimes we'd get an answer to a question instantly and other times we'd go around in circles (for example we asked how to rent a car and was told to call a number... we later found out the car rental office is on the resort.. why not just send us there?!). - PLEASE add some more background music to the evenings. We got sick of the same few slow "jazz" remixes playing over and over.. ("My Girl" etc)! - We felt there was not enough hotel information on arrival. Not specifically about the hotel, but more info for where we could walk to, nearby shops/things to do, bus timetables etc. - Breakfast was always very average... cold or luke warm food. - Don't turn the watering/sprinkler system on during peak time (10pm/11pm/12am) at night and get guests soaked, we couldn't even get into our hut without running through one (luckily we saw the funny side of it)! Other things to mention: - There was quite a bit of noisy building work going on in the reception area, this didn't effect us as we were far enough away not to hear the work but would have been bad if we were close. - A special mention to Kamla & Asif who were always amazing and friendly! - One thing we missed (not the hotels fault!) was there wasn't really much to do if the weather was poor. No nearby shops or things to do which was frustrating at times. - This didn't effect us as we were all inclusive, but if you're going to pay for drinks then get ready to get your wallet out - they were crazy expensive. A normal bottle of wine is £30 & cocktails £12+. - All inclusive doesn't include everything - only ones with a green star on the menu. There was loads of choice though. - Booking at one of the restaurants (aside from the buffet) for an evening will cost you extra even on all inclusive as most items require some extra payment. - The Tides restaurant has way more free All Inclusive options for an evening meal - not sure why Magenta was the other way around. Wish we had gone there more! - We did a tour to Grand Basin, Black Valley & Rum Factory, including a 3 course meal at an awesome restaurant with great views. - We also did a snorkelling trip on a catamaran with lunch.. was great although not much to see when snorkelling in the lagoon. - We hired a Fiat 500 (6000 rupee for 2 days) which was quite expensive from ABC Car Rental at the hotel. It was good to get out and around the island to see different places. Word of warning, the driving over there is mental. Over/Under-taking, speeding etc all over the place... fine if you're a confident driver just take care!

Highly recommend!! One of the best experience! The staff is kind and professional, the food is delicious and the rooms are clean and comfortable! Every night they have different cuisine and all of them are worth to taste! The chefs are incredibly good! Cleaners do a very high standard job!!

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at La Pirogue to celebrate my wife's birthday. The hotel is beautiful being recently refurbished and sits by a wonderful beach in manicured grounds. The staff are fantastic and go out of there way to make you feel special with their great service and attention to detail. Many thanks for the bottle of fizz and invitation to the beach BBQ to celebrate the special birthday.

Our first visit since the renovations were completed. We had stayed in a refurbed room on our last visit in May, but now the public areas have finished their renovation so a chance to try those out. Not 100% sure about the new main restaurant Wolmar set up which has now extended to include a couple more seating areas. Love the new furniture but I think I preferred the old open space in front of the restaurant instead of more seating. But much more choice now where to sit. Food was OK although because of my allergies and vegetarianism I chose to have something cooked to order on the two nights that the buffet was Mauritian and Indian (allergic to spices) The staff were very accommodating and a big thank you to the restaurant staff. Great choice at breakfast as usual and good to see the sparkling wine is still on offer. The previous reviewer stated that they had some hiccoughs at check in. Ours was smooth enough but they forgot to give us the towel card and the welcome drink seemed to be an after thought and appeared last minute after the check in formalities were completed. Not sure if some of the front of house staff are new? We were very pleased with our upgraded room (333) - an ocean facing detached bungalow which was airy and spacious with the most fabulous uninterrupted view of the ocean. Totally relaxing. Comfy bed and pillows, good supply of toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, excellent lighting in both room and bathroom (so many Mauritian hotels are dimly lit) but the bathroom scales like last time still told lies and chopped a few stones off ;) Couldn't find the BBC or any English channels on the TV though we don't watch it so no problem. The hotel TV info page however didn't work - it jumped around so you couldn't see the info. House keeping did a great job, both morning and turndown staff. Wi fi connectivity was fast and efficient. We were on HB and drinks prices were in line with other 4* resorts - 505 MUR for one Phoenix beer and one palatable white house wine. La Pirogue now also offers fine wines by the glass and offers a choice of 60 at it's Van der Stel wine bar located in the Wolmar restaurant. You are given a price list explaining how it works. There is now a restaurant Concierge who will book your restaurant requests located outside the main restaurant. We managed to book Citronella for our last night but were sadly disappointed with the experience this time, unlike the previous visits. (see separate review) Although nearly into high season there was no shortage of sunbeds and parasols on the beach, though people were busy laying towels out before breakfast, a bad practice which seems to be catching on in all Mauritius hotels sadly. The time went too quickly as usual and we were sad to leave. It won't be too long before our 8th visit hopefully. A warm thank you to all the staff who made our stay so pleasant, particularly Fardeen, Kavita and of course Andrew. See you soon.

Hi there Myself and my wife had a fabulous time at the la pirogue hotel. The receptionist nafeesa was so helpful and accommodating she helped and assisted us throughout making our journey so easy. We being from South Africa received excellent treatment from the Porter to the waiters to everything. I would recommend the LA Pirogue anytime the hotel is very very clean and the food awesome I would rate the hotel 5 star. I would definately not hesitate to come back there anytime. Thanking you Mr and Mrs Gopalsamy

Just returned from stay. Was going to give 4 stars due to a couple of little niggles but decided the really nice stuff made up for it. At check in we were not given any information or welcome drink and just directed to room with luggage to follow much later. This was one of my main niggles. My other main niggle was that it was extremely difficult to get into the a la carte restaurants and the Magenta even although we had upgraded to all inclusive had almost nothing on the menu that was included. Now the good stuff😊. All staff are so nice and helpful, maid service was super efficient, food was delicious in all the restaurants and the grounds and rooms were really lovely. It was my husbands birthday and they arranged a special dinner for us with a bottle of bubbly in the room. There is so much good things to say and I guess that is why my check in experience should not cloud things. I would really recommend the all inclusive as drinks are expensive but it also allows you to dine in a la carte restaurants and most have a good selection of food. There is even a good selection of wines that you can have by the bottle. Although we were out a few days I still think we saved money and also there was no stress 😎. I will def return to this hotel. Oh and the location is fabulous.

Wolmar Flic-en-Flac

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Flic-en-Flac Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Wolmar, La Pirogue Resort & Spa is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Flic-en-Flac Beach. This 248-room, 4-star resort has 5 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Tamarina Golf Club and Barachois Shopping Center are also close to this Flic-en-Flac resort.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy dining at Wolmar Restaurant, one of 5 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop.


Rooms

La Pirogue Resort & Spa's 248 rooms are air-conditioned and provide sofa beds, minibars, and electric kettles. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes.


Property features

At La Pirogue Resort & Spa, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking, as well as an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a sauna, outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Standard Room, Garden View

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Garden Bungalow room

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Senior Suite Pavilions

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Garden View

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 3157 reviews