Port Louis Hotels and Accommodation
(Port Louis, Mauritius)
is well-known among the jet setting island crowd for having the best service and finest hotels in the Indian Ocean. Everyone who has stayed on the island, or even looked into it, knows that this tropical destination does not come cheap.
Mauritius has the highest density of five-star accommodation found anywhere else on the planet, with the most luxurious resorts located along the scenic coast. Even three-star hotels here will treat you with service and style that would be considered five-star in most other places.
Where to Stay
The Mauritian capital of Port Louis is no exception to this rule, and this city comes with a fair selection of affordable lodging, although do bear in mind that after the sun sets, the city can become extremely quiet. Places such as the Villa Jorico, just 5 km / 3 miles outside of the capital, offer very pleasant accommodation at reasonable rates. However, most hotels around Port Louis will cost you a few hundred dollars a night.
Global chain names like the Le Meridien Ile Maurice are in the city of Port Louis, as are notable independent hotels such as Le Suffren Hotel and Marina, the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel and Les Cocotiers.
The newest trend in accommodation development on Mauritius is the villa concept. These luxurious options are at the very top of the scale in all categories, but if you are prepared to spend on your lodging you will find a large selection of extremely appealing properties. Boutique hotels are also making a showing in Port Louis and around the island. While still not cheap, they are amongst the more moderately priced rooms on Mauritius.
The busiest time of the year In Port Louis and Mauritius in general is the summer season, from June to September. The Christmas and Easter holiday periods are also very busy in Port Louis, and so accommodation reservations should be made well in advance for these times. It is good to remember that all hotel bills have a ten percent tax added to them when you pay.