Le Meridien IIe Maurice

Le Meridien is one of Starwood’s quality brands, and some of their hotels are top class. Le Meridien Bora Bora was part of the Condé Nast Travellers Gold list, and the famous Hotel Eden in Rome is a Le Meridien hotel. However, the brand is very much like Hilton. It’s unstable, and the difference between the hotels is massive.

Le Meridien Mauritius is a category four hotel in the Starwood Preferred Guest program and must be one of the most expensive Le Meridien hotels in the world. Let it be said; it’s not worth it. The hotel experience is quite good, but you can find better hotel experience around the world for 10-20% of the price they require in this hotel. I had a fine check in experience with welcome drink and towel before being escorted to a deluxe suite.

As Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum member I was upgraded to their second highest category of room, the deluxe suite. It was okay, but nothing special at all. The highlight was a large jacuzzi in the bathroom, but nothing felt truly good in the room or hotel. The service was very mixed; some staff were great, and some were bad. The facilities were acceptable for Le Meridien, but like anywhere else, in the hotel, you would expect more for the price you pay. The food was not good enough either, the breakfast and dinner buffets were disappointing, and they should have had a lot more choices of quality food.

Overall there are much better choices for a luxury hotel in Mauritius for nearly the same amount of money.

Rating: 8/10.