Suite Saturdays: Presidential Duplex Suite @ InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort

Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features a 300 m2 2-storey, 1-bedroom presidential suite at the InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort.

Image: InterContinental Hotels

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The InterContinental Mauritius Resort, located on the shores of Balaclava Bay on the north-west coast of the island, offers 200 guest rooms and 10 presidential duplex suites, all of them ocean facing enjoying panoramic Indian Ocean views and glimpses of Port Louis. This property, opened in 2009, complements its entertainment offer with 4 restaurants, 2 bars and an award-winning spa.

Here’s some images and how the property describes their presidential duplex suite:

Each duplex suite provides the ultimate in luxury resort living. Offering 300 square metres of space, our suites are perfect for guests who desire a truly pampering island experience. Suites are located on the top floors of our Mauritius luxury resort, with two terraces each – one with a private whirlpool bath and the other with loungers. The bottom floor features a kitchen, living room and dining area – perfect for entertaining, while the upper floor features a master bedroom with an elegant en-suite bathroom. Views from the terraces showcase vistas of the Indian Ocean and lush terrain.

All rooms feature: two 53-inch TVs with international satellite channels, laptop-sized digital safety deposit box, luxurious bathroom amenities, separate stone bathtub and walk-in rain shower, bathrobes and slippers, working and grooming area, dry cleaning and laundry services, iron and ironing board, private balcony or terrace with outdoor furniture, 24-hour room service, daily maid service.

Complimentary: WIFI access throughout the resort, tea/coffee-making facilities, use of the whirlpool bath, sauna and steam room at SPA InterContinental, access to the fitness centre, watersports including, Kayaking, water-skiing, snorkelling & trips on our glass bottom boat, Planet Trekkers Kids Club access for our junior travellers between ages 4 to 12 years old.

Image: InterContinental Hotels

Here is our video review and commentary on this duplex suite:


Conclusion

300 m2 is quite the space! Those two terraces are massive. The terrace by the bedroom feels underused though, with all that empty space with no furniture.

At 30,000 points per night, this InterContinental is one of the hidden gems on IHG network. Regular rooms sell from 250€ and up, while a presidential duplex suite sells north of 550€ if booked in advance. Probably a good place to ask for a cash upgrade on a points booking!

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