Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort, a member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”, is nestled at the heart of the “Domaine de Bel Ombre” on the unspoilt South coast of Mauritius. Named after a famous naturalist, Charles Telfair, who lived in the area in the 19th Century, this elegant and refined hotel invites its guests to stay in a setting inspired by the Mauritian colonial architecture and style of the time. The sublime 5-star establishment, infused with the charm and style of the colonial sugar plantation past, opens out onto a magnificent tropical garden through which the Citronniers River flows. Escaping back through time, Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort immerses its guests in a very special atmosphere, embodying the charm and romanticism of yesteryear.
Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort has a wonderful selection of restaurants allowing its guests to discover an infinite range of flavours: the main restaurant Annabella’s on the bank of the river with an open show-kitchen, the Gin’ja a Pan Asian fusion restaurant on the beach, the Chateau de Bel Ombre, an enchanting 19th Century Manor house where one can discover Mauritian cuisine. Hotel guests can also dine at Heritage Awali’s Balafon and Infinity Blue.
Sports fans have access to a plethora of land and water sport activities worthy of a 5-star resort. A fully equipped gymnasium, as well as a 600 sqm pool and a heated pool, tennis courts and a spectacular 18-hole Championship golf course, the Heritage Golf Club, overlooking the sea are just some of the activities on offer.
Children will be treated to fun activites at the exclusive Kid’s Club which is open between 08h30 and 23h00 for children from 2 to 11 years. Personalised babysitting serves as well as specific equipment and amenities for the little ones are also available with supplement. Special activities/programmes for teenagers consist of a choice of excursions and a multitude of activities appropriate for their age all lead by a team of entertainment professionals.
Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort offers a variety of luxury accommodation in a discrete village design with 20 villas of 6 or 8 rooms. 158 rooms and suites have beautiful sea views or river views with floor to ceiling French windows, private balconies or verandas. Each room is equipped with a ceiling fan, air-conditioning, electronic safe, flat screen TV with satellite channels, DVD/CD player, direct dial telephone, data port, mini-bar with tea/coffee making facilities and a dressing table. There is an en-suite spacious bathroom with a bath, equipped with a hair-dryer, electric shaver plug, a walk-in shower, separate toilet and spacious dressing facilities and bathrobes. In addition a 24-hour butler service, I-Pod docking station and an expresso machine are also available for guests staying a Suite. The design of the guest rooms is inspired by the French colonial period with dark timber floors, period inspired furniture and a high level of attention to detail. Bedroom and bathroom linen offer the added luxury of fine Egyptian cotton with beautifully big pillows and bath towels.
The Superior Rooms are all decorated in natural materials, wood and cotton in soft shades of green, light beige and cappuccino. Of the 128 Superior Rooms, 68 have sea views. 32 rooms are connected to other Superior Rooms on the ground floor. 20 can be connected to a Junior Suite and 2 to an Ocean Suite. The Junior Suites each have a hexagonal lounge area and includes a large four poster bed. There is a large antique bath in the centre of the bathroom. The Junior Suites located on the ground floor also have an outdoor shower. 15 of the Junior Suites have a seaview. All Junior Suites are connected to Superior Rooms. Wonderfully convivial, the Senior Suite includes a lounge and a dining area. The antique furniture and canopy beds create a romantic atmosphere. The Senior Suites located on the ground floor have an outdoor shower. There are 6 Senior Suites with sea view. The Ocean Suite has a spacious veranda overlooking the Indian Ocean, a living area and a separate dining room as well as a separate guest toilet.
The main restaurant at the hotel is Annabella’s – divided into 4 distinct spaces with an open kitchen, it has an exceptional view of the river and has a creative chic brasserie menu which is constantly renewed. A unique experience, “The Chef’s Table” located in the Show Kitchen at Annabella’s offers a special menu (with supplement) which incorporates the freshest ingredients from the area. Each course is carefully paired with wines and prepared by their Executive Chef. Gin’ja, the Pan Asian Fusion restaurant, is set on a white sandy beach at the lagoon. This modern lifestyle restaurant is open for dinner, serving fresh fish and seafood with an Asian inspired influence. Overlooking the pool and the ocean, Le Palmier Pool and Beach Bar offers the ideal place to enjoy a light lunch, while enjoying uninterrupted views of the sea. For light snacks or to enjoy a refreshing cocktail without lend the leaving the tranquility of the beach, the hotel offers a beach service. Open from 10h00, the Cavendish Bar and Lounge is a relaxed piano bar, where one can enjoy an aperitif or night cap after dinner.
Le Chateau de Bel Ombre, built in the early 19th century and set amidst the elegant 100 year old gardens, is a colonial mansion and the heart of the Domain de Bel Ombre. Residents can enjoy an exceptional, truly Mauritian dinner made with local products. The Chateau is also ideal for weddings or other special occasions. Offering light meals throughout the day, The Club House at the Heritage Golf Course is the perfect place to refuel after a round of golf or simply as an antidote to the sea!
The resort offers guests a plethora of complimentary and paid sporting activities, both on land and sea. Activities offered free of charge: swimming pool, separate heated swimming pool, swimming pool at the Kid’s Club, a 9-hole pitch and put golf course and 18-hole Championship Course at Heritage Golf Course, (one free green fee per guest per day, minimum age of 18 years), windsurfing, dinghy/laser, canoes, water skiing, aqua-gym, pedal boats, glass bottom boat trips, snorkeling trips, fully equipped gym, aerobics, tai chi sessions, yoga sessions, table tennis, French bowls, 3 floodlit tennis courts, tennis, badminton, darts, beach volleyball, beach soccer, indoor games, snooker table.
Activities offered with additional supplement: personal coaching in the gym, golf cart, golf equipment, caddies, golf lessons, tennis lessons and tennis balls, billiards/tokens, mountain bikes, catamaran cruises, deep sea fishing, kite surfing, scuba diving (PADI), water skiing lessons, quad bikes and other activities at the Frederica Reserve, horse riding (approximately 10 mins from the hotel), video games.
The Heritage Le Telfair is ideal for small or medium groups and incentive trips requiring a high level of service. The air-conditioned Chantoiseau Suite (94sqm) is fully equipped for meetings, conferences and private dinners. Opening to the outdoors, it can accommodate up to 70 people in theatre-style layout.
In December 2010, the Domaine de Bel Ombre added a beach club to its diverse range of leisure. This new lifestyle rendez-vous in the south of Mauritius aims at being the island's sea, sand and sun experience by excellence. Located right on the beachfront and adjacent to the Heritage Le Telfair and the Heritage Awali, the C Beach Club appeals to all ages and brings together tropical accents and Mediterranean flavours for genuine moments of cool chic relaxation. Hotel guests of Heritage Le Telfair can enjoy the facilities at C Beach Club, which include
* Cyan restaurant offers Italian cuisine in a smart casual atmosphere
* Coast poolside restaurant features light cuisine that is best enjoyed barefoot in the sand
* Chill lounge bar is a trendy chill-out zone on the sand’s edge
* Cabana boathouse offers various water sports and land-based activities
* Cool teens club is an exclusive space with hi-tech amenities and a fun programme of daily activities
Traveler Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Current reviews - 5 posted
Author: Christopher Armstrong
Posted: Wednesday, June 20 2012, 08:32:23
My wife and I had the the oppertunity to stay at this hotel. From the arrival to the day we departed we were treated like Royalty. A big thanks to the management and staff at Le Telfair. I will definetly visit this place again.
Great family holiday
Author: Stuart Harris
Posted: Wednesday, June 20 2012, 08:28:47
We spent a week at the Le Telfair and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel feels very intimate considering its size. The highlight for us was the Timomo Kids Club and the staff that worked there. They accept kids from the age of two while most other resorts only take kids over three. We left our son there in the evenings and while he was being fed and entertained, we enjoyed a quite dinner. The beach in front of the hotel is lovely, as are the hotel pools. I would hope to stay here again sometime in the future.
A great first time visit to Mauritius
Author: Merle Rothery
Posted: Wednesday, June 20 2012, 08:30:37
We stayed for 5 nights in the hotel during early may 2012. We had an excellent break and the hotel staff could not do enough for us, nothing was too much effort. There were many highlights but the quiet, pretty location and amazing onsite restaurants were excellent. The Gin-ja restaurant was our personal favorite and we would recommend the 5 course lobster meal but you cannot go wrong with any of the menu’s.
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