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My wife and I took a short break (5 nights six days) in Rodrigues from 31 10 to 06 11 and chose this hotel. We wanted a “proper hotel”this time and not a guest house or maison d’hotes as there are many in Rodrigues (although we quite like those as well). We also wanted to avoid the larger hotels and crowds and Tekoma came warmly recommended by friends and our travel agent. We live on a tropical island and are well travelled hoteliers, so consider ourselves quite discerning when it comes to boutique hotels and island getaways. We were very impressed by the hotel, the location, the three beaches, the pool, the room, the cuisine but above all the people and their kind, discreet service. The half boar formula comes with a dinner menu which changes every day, not a single boring or repetitive dish over six dinners. The Chef did his classes as it were with Nizam Peeroo, recognised Mauritian Chef of the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel in Port Louis, Mauritius, who was trained himself by Mrs Dalais, a grand Lady of Mauritian cuisine. Cocktails were great (we drink Mohito and Pina Colada). Rooms are well appointed and each in its own bungalow, quite set apart from the rest, and set in a nice garden – although Rodrigues was suffering quite a drought those days and the garden cannot be described as lush. Water supply is no issue as the hotel operates its own desalination plant – which should be mandatory in Rodrigues. The views, from the rooms, pool, reception, restaurant, terrace, are simply stunning. Although there’s quite a lot to see and do in Rodrigues (one does need a car), it is hard to choose between going out and just enjoying the hotel and its beaches. There are great long walks to take, east or west bound, on well marked paths. Anything is 20- 35 minutes away by car. Rodrigues can be windy in winter but don’t let anyone of those “windy” grumpy comments deter you. If we have two minor suggestion to make, this would be to have a larger and better furnished bar and lounge area and to play more authentic Rodrigues music and less house or jazzy (though pleasant) stuff. A word of caution to the hurried and stressed out “western” traveller: Expect to unwind, totally and do NOT expect fast, European or American style service. This is Rodrigues after all, so let go… So, GREAT stay in a GREAT cosy little place. Go for it!

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