My husband and I spent a night at Maison Papaye. We probably had too high expectations due to all the praises we read about this bed & breakfast, but we were not that thrilled about it.
It is a very nice house with a nice garden, at a not particularly nice location. However, if you are with a car (which we strongly recommend), that is not a large problem. We stayed in the room Creole, which is located at the ground floor and is entered through a large balcony. There is a small table and chairs in front of the room. Unfortunately, this setup provides very little privacy. The breakfast and the dinner are served on this balcony and there is always somebody around, sometimes until quite late. Sitting on the balcony of your room feels exactly like sitting in a restaurant. For us it was too noisy. And the view from the ground floor mentioned on their web site is very questionable...
The room itself is nice and large, but the bed is sooooo loud.
The breakfast is a classic - tea/coffee+bread/butter/jam/yogurt.
There is also one thing that bothered us very much. We arranged the accommodation through e-mails, we exchanged around 10 e-mails. We wrote in English, since we do not speak any French. All their responses were in French, which was very problematic for us. We were sure they didn't speak a word of English, so we also tried to respond to them in French (which included texting our friends and using Google translate). But when we arrived we realised, to our great surprise, that the couple speaks very decent English!!! We found that quite rude and inhospitable. Also, all the materials about the trips and services provided in rooms are in French only. This was the only time we had language problems in Mauritius, most of the people speak some English or at least have no problem with trying.
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