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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Jul 21, 2019 tredolfi Gaborone, Botswana

Amazing and awesome how Widley showed us the Island on two different trips- we can highly recommend it ❤️ we had so much fun and he showed us the Widley shot with our phone 👍 His knowledge is great and we loved that he showed us places that locals enjoy and that are not publicly known by everyone - giving us a very special feeling of being… Read more
Amazing and awesome how Widley showed us the Island on two different trips- we can highly recommend it ❤️ we had so much fun and he showed us the Widley shot with our phone 👍 His knowledge is great and we loved that he showed us places that locals enjoy and that are not publicly known by everyone - giving us a very special feeling of being welcome on this island! The hotel leaves no wishes unfulfilled and our resident host Sharonne was always there for us! Special thank you to the team of the Gin‘ja restaurant - amazing food and the best Tom yum soup ever! The service team just perfect! We will visit again ❤️❤️❤️ It was a perfect overall experience! We loved it Read less
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Jul 20, 2019 Elena_Lily13 Dublin, Ireland

This is a really beautiful hotel- the grounds are immaculate, the suites are really attractive. Our first floor beachfront suite had the most stunning view over the lagoon/ocean- paradise! We were on the Gourmet Bliss package which we would highly recommend. It is good value with almost all food and drinks included. Dining experiences overall were… Read more
This is a really beautiful hotel- the grounds are immaculate, the suites are really attractive. Our first floor beachfront suite had the most stunning view over the lagoon/ocean- paradise! We were on the Gourmet Bliss package which we would highly recommend. It is good value with almost all food and drinks included. Dining experiences overall were very good. We enjoyed Gin’Ja, Le Palmier and the Chateau Bel Ombre. Our highlight was the Teppanyaki with ‘Jackie Chan’. Breakfast in Annabellas is great. Lunch is fine but lacks variety. Despite this, we enjoyed our lunches immensely at Le Palmier-there couldn’t be a better setting. The service is professional, warm and friendly. Special mention to Melvin, our resident host who looked after us exceptionally well. He regularly checked in with us, usually at breakfast, and made sure we squeezed the most out of our holiday. We have to thank him for the extra little touches that made our holiday so enjoyable. Across the resort, the service was good. We sometimes had difficulties getting coffee or a top up to our wine glasses. In addition to Melvin, a number of the staff were particularly great during our visit- Sheetal (Cavendish), Ishfaaq (Annabellas), Visnoo, Cedric, & Antish (Le Palmier). The resort is family friendly but obviously wasn’t originally designed for children. The kids club was good. The pools were both deep for small children, with no shallow part. Our best holiday in years and we can’t wait to return in the future. Read less
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Jul 18, 2019 rukhshar2017 Triolet

It is my second visit to this amazing resort and it is very hard to say goodbye. From the begining till the end, everyone were very caring specially Ashnee, sharonne, Navish, marie France from the reception and vinai, shameem and marie ange from the housekeeping. The staff of the hotel welcomed us with great enthusiasm. The check in was done very… Read more
It is my second visit to this amazing resort and it is very hard to say goodbye. From the begining till the end, everyone were very caring specially Ashnee, sharonne, Navish, marie France from the reception and vinai, shameem and marie ange from the housekeeping. The staff of the hotel welcomed us with great enthusiasm. The check in was done very quickly. Everyone has given us a special care and they have met our needs.We got a beachfront suite which was spacious and beautiful. The room was well cleaned by the room maid. For the buffet at Annabella's you have large variety of food. Good service in the restaurant. I would surely recommend this resort to other people who seek quiet and comfortable staying. Thanks everyone for making our stay a memorable one Read less
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Jul 16, 2019 Joan Maria Y Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Majorie our hostess was magnificent. The Beach front room that we got was everything we expected as portrayed by google maps and reviews and we loved it. The staff at the pool bar Ranjeeve and Annabella restaurant were amazing but unfortunately I fail to remember all their names. We loved the food and the location. We enjoyed our intimate gate… Read more
Majorie our hostess was magnificent. The Beach front room that we got was everything we expected as portrayed by google maps and reviews and we loved it. The staff at the pool bar Ranjeeve and Annabella restaurant were amazing but unfortunately I fail to remember all their names. We loved the food and the location. We enjoyed our intimate gate away of 6 days and we definitely got value for money. We hope to be back next year with our two children as it’s a beautiful safe paradise for families as well. Thank you le tellfair heritage resort ombré Mauritius. It was a fun holiday. Until next time. X Read less
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Jul 15, 2019 janice s carlisle

We stayed from 22/06/2019 - 06/07/2019 in room 808 we emailed in advance for some requests and these were all granted without any problems. we arrived early on Saturday morning and were welcomed by happy smiling faces of the wonderful staff and of course the amazing Yannick who looked after us from begining to end nothing was too much trouble and… Read more
We stayed from 22/06/2019 - 06/07/2019 in room 808 we emailed in advance for some requests and these were all granted without any problems. we arrived early on Saturday morning and were welcomed by happy smiling faces of the wonderful staff and of course the amazing Yannick who looked after us from begining to end nothing was too much trouble and he sorted everything that we needed including a wonderful candlelight dinner and a bottle of pink champagne which we had for breakfast to celebrate Kevins'60th birthday. We also meet with Navish Jagai for aperitifs one evening which was wonderful - thank you. We tried all of the restaurants and we can say they are amazing and can't fault any of them. Played golf numerous time excellent course. All of the staff are amazing we never wanted for anything and never had to wait for anything they are a credit to the hotel. We would like to mention just a few who made our holiday special Pradeep at lunch Ashvin & Sheetal in the Cavandish Bar and our maid Tushita and all the other wonderful staff members. Thank you for a wonderful holiday and we hope to return one day to this amazing hotel. Kevin & Janice Simmonds Read less