Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Infused with the charm of its sugar plantation past, this refined hotel retains its colonial style after a renovation in summer 2017. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the hotel occupies a delightful setting in the Bel Ombre nature reserve, in a tropical garden through which the Citronniers River flows. Suites are spacious, decorated in 19th-century style but with an impressive range of amenities and a private butler at your service. The Seven Colours Spa is a serene haven, with treatments to harmonise body, mind and energy. There are two lovely pools, with access to an additional pool at C Beach Club, water sports in abundance and a nearby championship golf course. Guests have access to 12 restaurants and eight bars across the Domaine de Bel Ombre — there's a wonderful selection of dining at Heritage Le Telfair, including Annabella’s on the banks of the river with an interactive show-kitchen, and Gin’Ja serving Pan Asian cuisine on the beach. Treat yourself to a meal at Le Chateau de Bel Ombre, an enchanting 19th-century manor house, or head to the trendy lifestyle hotspot, C Beach Club.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing

Where is it

At Bel Ombre, on the mountainous south coast, surrounded by a nature reserve. Transfer time from Mauritius International Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

158 suites on 2 floors, all with 24-hour butler service. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, balcony or terrace, lounge area, flatscreen TV, telephone, iPod dock, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar*, tea-making facilities, Nespresso™ coffee machine with three capsules, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Garden View Suites with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds plus 2 rollaway beds on request, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Gourmet Dining Plan option: includes breakfast at Telfair’s main restaurant, Annabella's. Lunch around Domaine de Bel Ombre restaurants as per operating schedules: Ginja, Le Palmier, Cavendish and La Plage (beach service) at Heritage Le Telfair, C Beach Club, Heritage Golf Club, plus Infinity Blue, Savana and Amafrooty at Heritage Awali. Afternoon tea (cakes and pancakes) at the Cavendish Bar and Kiosque Gourmand (ice cream and sweet treats). Half way snack on the golf course. Dinner around Domaine de Bel Ombre restaurants as per their operating schedules: Annabella, Le Palmier and Ginja at Heritage Le Telfair, Zafarani (adult only), Infinity Blue, Savana and Kuzini at Heritage Awali, Steak House at Heritage Golf Club (as per opening days), C Beach Club and Le Chateau de Bel OmbreLocal & imported spirits, beers, soft drinks, juices & selected house wines, unlimited selected Champagne by the glass in all bars/restaurants within the Domaine de Bel Ombre, 10:00am–midnight. Beach and poolside service at Heritage Le Telfair. 24-hour room service available for selected food items only (no tray charge). Mini-bar (stocked with soft drinks, local beers, water, fruit juices, one red wine, one white wine, chocolate bar and snacks) - replenished once daily. Three Nespresso capsules, replenished once daily. Picnic hampers available (to be booked at Guest Relations Counter). 

Gourmet Dining Plan also includes unlimited green fees at Heritage Golf Club 18-hole championship course, including a 9-hole PAR 3 course (excluding equipment, lessons and practice balls). Complimentary GPS-equipped golf cart for every round (maximum one per room per day). Free access to the Sports & Fitness Centre; aquagym as per hotel schedule; access to the hammam and sauna of the Seven Colours Spa; stretching and yoga classes as per weekly programme; access to personalised fitness programmes, introductory sessions to well-being, a choice of health foods and drinks and meditative relaxation sessions. Sailing, windsurfing, kayaks, pedal boats, snorkelling & glass-bottomed boat trips. Tennis (including floodlights and equipment), table tennis, archery, beach volley, bocci-ball, bicycles. Live music every night at Heritage Awali, Heritage Le Telfair, C Beach Club. Timomo Kids Club (3–11 years) with activities such as sport, fitness and dance classes. Teens' Programme (12–18 years). 

Please note: The Gourmet Dining Plan starts on arrival and ends upon departure from hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out times. All food items on the restaurant menus are available, although supplements will apply to highlighted dishes, such as lobster and foie gras. Some imported drinks (such as 12 year old and above spirits and drinks on the Exclusive Cellar Lists) will incur a charge. 

Wellness Bliss option: (Supplement per person per day is applicable) includes a 15-minute consultation with the resort's wellness expert, plus one wellness experience each day from the following:

  • Choice of 5 massages (such as relaxing massage, tension relief massage, detox massage
  • Choice of 3 body treatments
  • Choice of 5 private mind and body sessions (such as Yoga, Tai-Chi, Pilates, Qi Gong)
  • Choice of 5 health treatments (such as osteopathy)
  • Private fitness sessions with a personal trainer.
  • Workshops and learning (such as correct posture, art of breathing, art of healthy eating)

Wellness Bliss added value: Additional group sessions available every day as per activity program, plus in-room wellness amenities (yoga mat, spa bathroom amenities) and healthy dishes and drinks available in all restaurants (supplements may apply, depending on meal plan booked).

Please note: Minimum 7 night stay applies. Wellness Bliss experiences must be taken between 9:00am-4:00pm each day, sessions are non-transferrable and missed appointments cannot be replaced. 

Half Board option: Includes breakfast at Annabella's (possibility of having complimentary Continental Breakfast in room – tray charge applicable). Dinner at Annabella, Le Palmier, C Beach Club (buffet), plus The Steakhouse at Heritage Golf Club (as per opening hours). Other outlets within Domaine de Bel Ombre available with a credit of Rs. 1000 per person per dinner: Ginja at Heritage Le Telfair and Chateau de Bel Ombre. Restaurants at Heritage Awali are not included.

Sea View Suites with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds plus 2 rollaway beds on request, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Beach Front Suites with panoramic and uninterrupted beach views (not all ground floor) and 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds plus 2 rollaway beds on request, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Garden Golf Suites (known as Junior Suites Garden View until 31 Jan ’19) have lounge area, coffee maker with three Nespresso capsules daily and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant. 

Junior Suites Sea View (available until 31 Jan ’19) have lounge area, coffee maker with three Nespresso capsules daily and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant. 

Junior Suites Beachfront (available from 1 Feb ’19) have lounge area, coffee maker with three Nespresso capsules daily and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant. 

Senior Suites Garden View have lounge and dining area, coffee maker with three Nespresso capsules daily and 1 king-size bed plus 2 rollaway beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (or 1 teen).

Senior Suites Sea View have lounge and dining area, coffee maker with three Nespresso capsules daily, and 1 king-size bed plus 2 rollaway beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (or 1 teen). 

Ocean Suites Beach Front are on the beach with a large veranda, lounge, dining area, coffee maker with three Nespresso capsules daily and bedroom with 1 king-size bed and en-suite bathroom (2 rollaway beds available), sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (or 1 teen). 

12 restaurants and bars, including those at sister hotel, Heritage Awali. 4 restaurants at Heritage Le Telfair: Annabella's (brasserie-style restaurant, open for breakfast and dinner), Gin'Ja (Pan Asian inspired cuisine, open for dinner), Le Palmier pool and beach restaurant and bar, Cavendish Bar & Lounge, plus The Golf Club Restaurant & Bar (open for lunch) and Steakhouse (open for dinner, selected days), both at the golf course. C Beach Club which includes Cyan Restaurant (Mediterranean dishes) and Coast Restaurant (Mediterranean specialities with Italian influences). Le Chateau de Bel Ombre (fine dining, open for dinner) in the grounds of Domaine. Le Kiosque Gourmand (pancakes and ice-cream menu). 2 swimming pools (1 heated) and use of pool at C Beach Club*. Fitness centre*. Seven Colours Spa*. Water sports* including windsurfing, kayaking, pedal boats and snorkelling. PADI dive centre*. Glass-bottom boat rides*. 18-hole Championship and 9-hole, par 3 golf course (green fees payable locally). Floodlit tennis courts. Beach volleyball, badminton, French bowls, archery, table tennis, darts and snooker table. Aerobics, Tai Chi and Yoga sessions. Nature Reserve*. Timomo Kids' Club (3–11 years, if potty trained) with swimming pool. Teens Programme (12-18 years). Complimentary Baby Club (0-36 months, 8:30am–4:00pm, pre-booking required). Regular evening entertainment including theme shows and live music. Blue Earth Boutique. 24-hour room service*. Concierge service. Complimentary WiFi in public areas and rooms. Babysitting service*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary shuttle service within the Domaine de Bel Ombre.

5 nights 28 Dec '19–1 Jan '20.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: The dress code is smart casual. Guests are asked not to wear swimwear at breakfast and lunch. Gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers in the evening. Vest tops, swimsuits, beach sandals and shorts are not recommended in any restaurants/bars/public areas after 6:30pm.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating our repeated stay in paradise

Mar 25, 2019 S H Österreich

We choose this hotel already several times. And every stay we liked it very much. For us it is like coming home again! A lot of staff members we know very well now and they are all so friendly, helpful and trying to make our holidays so special. The rooms are very nice after the soft renovation last year. They are in a more modern style now but… Read more
We choose this hotel already several times. And every stay we liked it very much. For us it is like coming home again! A lot of staff members we know very well now and they are all so friendly, helpful and trying to make our holidays so special. The rooms are very nice after the soft renovation last year. They are in a more modern style now but kept the colonial touch from before, what we liked very much. The room was very comfortable and luxury. We did not miss anything. The whole hotel area is one of the most beautiful we know. The nice tropical garden, the pools, the lobby area, all the houses where the rooms are located, the restaurants - everything so stylisch and luxury. And furthermore the hotel is initiating to do much more for environment protection we were informed. The golf course and the spa area are also very recommended. Restaurants we prefer are Annabellas and Palmier but we also visit the Chateau for a special evening. It is nice to go there in the late afternoon for sundowner and see the beautiful garden there. All in all - for us is Heritage le Telfair the perfect holiday location! Read less
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Mar 25, 2019 Adam4072 Welgemoed, South Africa

This was our 3rd visit in as many years and never falls to disappoint from the incredible sea-view suites - not too mention the many restaurants to eat at. The water is protected by a reef so no shore breaks, the three pools at your disposal are amazing. The staff are amazing, each room is assigned a host and we felt very well taken care of,… Read more
This was our 3rd visit in as many years and never falls to disappoint from the incredible sea-view suites - not too mention the many restaurants to eat at. The water is protected by a reef so no shore breaks, the three pools at your disposal are amazing. The staff are amazing, each room is assigned a host and we felt very well taken care of, Ginja has come a long way over the last 2 yrs and the food was amazing along with Anabella's which never failed to disappoint us. We will be back sooner than later. The Lever family SA Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic holiday once again

Mar 23, 2019 nickjaynedb7_123

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel in the last six months. The hotel and staff are fantastic. We choose the gourmet bliss package which we think was good value. We like this hotel so much that we will probably return end of June beginning of July this year. We have been coming to Mauritius since 2002 and absolutely love it.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome experience

Mar 22, 2019 alainfains

Had an awesome experience, the staff as well as everyone in mauritius was very kind and friendly. Each room is assigned a host that is always ready to assist you with any issue and help you organize either indoor or outdoor activities! In our case we were assisted by khem and melvin and both provided an excellent service! Moreover, the heritage… Read more
Had an awesome experience, the staff as well as everyone in mauritius was very kind and friendly. Each room is assigned a host that is always ready to assist you with any issue and help you organize either indoor or outdoor activities! In our case we were assisted by khem and melvin and both provided an excellent service! Moreover, the heritage domaine includes not only the hotel but also a golf court, a natural reserve and a chateau, all beautiful places to visit, eat or drink something! Heritage le telfair’s beach is nice but i do recommend getting to know some others too as you will find a lot of beatiful beaches in mauritius. Also i recommend swimming with dolphins and touring the southwest of mauritius which offers stunning landscape sightseeing spots and cultural places. All in all, an excellent experience. Read less
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Mar 19, 2019 AndyNorthHey Newport, United Kingdom

Just couldn’t criticise the service in any way. We had our own butler and he would bring my son pancakes without asking at 4pm every day. Just beautiful. Just watch the weather, remember this is Southern Hemisphere. So the weather was chilly and wet for us in August. We have to go back in December.