Hotel Review: Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa

I primarily chose the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa because we just barely had enough points to book it!  It would have otherwise been way out of our league financially!  Mauritius is overall an expensive place to visit.  Here is an example of what it costs on the example night – May 9, 2015.

MRU HiltonThe cash & points rate wasn’t available on our date last Nov so we had to pay 40,000 points each, booking one night from both my account and my husband’s.  The location is excellent, right on the beach just outside of Flic en Flac and was the closest free-on-points hotel to our main target of the Black River Gorges National Park.

This hotel was closed for several months last year while it was being renovated.  I can’t speak to how it was before but it certainly is very impressive now!

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Lobby area


Our room had a mini bar right as you come in.


Very nice artwork and the beds were very comfortable.

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The bathroom was crisp and modern looking with really nice toiletries.

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We didn’t have much time to inspect the room as there was a Sega Show that night.  The dancers were ok.  I was expecting a longer show with costume changes but it was still good fun.

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The next morning we had a chance for quick birding around the hotel.  We had a view of the restaurant.  We could have had an ocean view but the room offered was so far away it was exhausting to walk back and forth so I asked to be closer to the main hotel facilities. I knew we wouldn’t be around much to sit and look at the ocean anyway.

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There is a list of activities near the pool.IMG_4830 IMG_4831 IMG_4832 IMG_4834I thought the hotel was stunning!  The one problem is that everything associated with it, restaurants & room service was really expensive.  There wasn’t even a happy hour so I was NOT happy!  I guess it’s just one of the hazards of “traveling above my means”.  This is a really posh hotel and we felt like we were out of our league.  The typical clientele here wouldn’t bat an eyelash at the F&B prices.  We ended up going into town for dinner the first night and bring food and drink from the supermarket home the 2nd night which we supplemented by ordering one dish from room service to share.

If you are otherwise affluent, even if you are into miles & points, you will probably love this hotel.