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. 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: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Please note that if taking a seat in coach this may be longer depending on how many hotel stops are en route.

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 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 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). 

  • Booking Bonus:1 child stays free when sharing parents room between 4 Apr - 17 Apr '20, 17 Oct - 11 Dec '20 and 04 Jan - 22 Jan '21

    2 children stay free when sharing parents room between 1 Feb - 3 Apr '20, 18 Apr - 16 Oct '20, 12 Dec - 20 Dec '20 and 23 Jan - 31 Jan '21 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

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. 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 '20-1 Jan '21.

*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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Jun 25, 2020 mariatheresal_vbjert

We (family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 kids age 8 and 10) had the best hollyday ever at Telfair Heritage. Beautiful hotel, wonderful service and hospitality and lovely activities and restaurants. Can highly recommend this to anyone!!! Will be coming back❤️
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May 8, 2020 DollyG1 London

Le Telfair is located in a beautiful region of Mauritius - and the wonderful staff really make the most of this to give you a holiday full of incredible memories. The beach is clean white sand on a gentle crystal clear turquoise blue reef which makes the water very shallow and safe for young children. There are plenty of sunbeds dotted all… Read more
Le Telfair is located in a beautiful region of Mauritius - and the wonderful staff really make the most of this to give you a holiday full of incredible memories. The beach is clean white sand on a gentle crystal clear turquoise blue reef which makes the water very shallow and safe for young children. There are plenty of sunbeds dotted all around and two large swimming pools (that I used) The restaurants have a nice variation with the C beach club offering healthy options, juices etc alongside an ice-cream parlour. Ginger has delicious sushi and Thai dishes. The seafood is delicious - giant prawns were a hit. Beach bars offered usual burgers, club sandwiches, salads etc and they had said they were abut to introduce some more traditional Mauritian dishes. The Main restaurant for buffet breakfast had a wide selection of hot and cold food with gluten free, dairy free etc options available. The rooms are beautiful - modern, clean and spacious - big bathrooms, large balconies and views over the beautiful blue sea. Nice touches with the beach bags, treats etc I initially visited for a wellness trip (Just before lockdown) - and took advantage of what they have on offer (there is a huge amount of activities - some free, some paid - for all generations including flower arranging, cooking, fitness, wellness, art, waterspouts the list goes on) Some resorts touch on the basics in a spa, the massage, mani/pedi, a couple of yoga sessions. But this was on another level. They take you back to nature with the leafy surroundings and the holistic menu, rather than another sterile spa environment - and I felt all the more rested for it. A hike up Le Morne for a breathing lesson was a memory I will never forget. The views are out of this world, just picture perfect and our guide Ravin was so patient. I also went forest bathing with him and he he took us to a hidden waterfall. It was something so simple but the tips he gave us I definitely took back home and carried on when I was spinning out with stress. I had my first ever Reiki Session with Reiki Master Priyanka. I was curious about and had no expectations - it blew me away. Whether you believe in that style of wellness or not I would highly recommend trying a session with her - she is so calm and patient. Sunset yoga outdoors by the chateau was very special, we also dined there one evening (you can stay in the master suite there which a lot of honeymooners choose to do) and the giant trees with twinkling lights hanging from the branches made for a wonderful experience. It was such a shame they had to cancel the wellness festival in May because after what I experienced I imagine they would do this very well. Hopefully it will be rescheduled soon. There were many families here and all generations were catered for. I have two young children so I checked out the kids club and it was large and well staffed with lots of shaded spaces for when it got really hot. It accommodated babies to teenagers with outdoor games a separate shaded paddling pool, chickens, arts and crafts areas, games, tennis / football / indoor computer games. There was a daily list of what activities there were on offer which was worth checking out. it also includes a sundowner on the beach each evening. Surrounding areas - its a drive to visit the local town and there isn't much there - a couple of food places which locals go to which are good to see but you're not going to spend much time there, there isn't anything much walking distance apart from their sister hotel. But then again if you are there to relax, you don't really need much more than what the resort provides. We went on a trip to the rum distilleries and the coloured sands and waterfall which was worth the day out. And do get up to Le Morne - it will take your breathe away. I'll be booking to go back as soon as I can! Read less
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Apr 14, 2020 deborahhY792GU

First of all let me apologise as it is not the normal review we would like to give. Pretty much everything was shutdown due to the imminent closure of Mauritius Airport due to the coronavirus epidemic. We were not due to stay here but were accommodated as the sister resort (Heritage Awali) shut down earlier and only managed to stay for 2… Read more
First of all let me apologise as it is not the normal review we would like to give. Pretty much everything was shutdown due to the imminent closure of Mauritius Airport due to the coronavirus epidemic. We were not due to stay here but were accommodated as the sister resort (Heritage Awali) shut down earlier and only managed to stay for 2 nights. Firstly about the resort, amazing rooms and a fabulous sea view, they were large and extremely well appointed. The one open restaurant provided us with sumptuous breakfast, dinner and tea. We didnt get to use any of the facilities as they had all been shutdown but the whole point was the resort remained open to provide a safe place to stay whilst return flight arrangements were being made. It was all a bit sureal as we were left in this beautiful resort with only 6 other couples as guests. Now as I say I cannot give to much more of an insight into the facilities but what I can say how warm, friendly and accommodating the staff were. Despite probably having concerns about their own immediate futures nothing was to much for them, They organised the seamless transfer from the Heritage Awali, put us in an Ocean View Suite and even kept us fed and watered. Indeed they even used used the company vehicle to take us to the airport. Let me thank all the staff who all went above and beyond. We hope things return to normal for everyone at the resort and hope that all stay safe and well during these uncertain times and we get back to sampling the delights ofMauritius in the near future. Read less
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Apr 8, 2020 Loz1010 London

We spent a wonderful week at Heritage Le Telfair. The property is beautifully maintained and there's a great choice of dining options, from romantic dinners on the beach, to an amazing creperie for indulgent afternoon treats. The pool area is perfect for relaxing and there are two fantastic beaches with lots of water sport options to keep children… Read more
We spent a wonderful week at Heritage Le Telfair. The property is beautifully maintained and there's a great choice of dining options, from romantic dinners on the beach, to an amazing creperie for indulgent afternoon treats. The pool area is perfect for relaxing and there are two fantastic beaches with lots of water sport options to keep children and adults entertained, including kayaking and paddle boarding. The rooms are elegant and spacious, and we loved our outdoor monsoon shower and view over the lawns. The staff really made our stay, and couldn't do more to help us enjoy our time in Mauritius. Highly recommended. Read less
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Mar 17, 2020 223bon Seoul, South Korea

We were back for the 4th time so we really love this place. Weather was not as good as on previous occasions when we went in Oct-Nov but that cannot be blamed on the hotel. The time we were able to spend on the golf course were good, if wet