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New Emerald Cove

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Anse La Farine, Anse la Blague, Praslin Island, Seychelles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014
Peter G London, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

The reviews here are rather off-putting, and based on our experience now somewhat outdated. This hotel is not frequented by many English - we were the only ones there, being surrounded by French, Germans and Italians. That's not a problem because all the staff speak English, but for a more representative view of the hotel look at ratings on the... More

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Maputo, Mozambique
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

First of all be aware that this hotel is in Praslin but to arrive there is only by boat. The hotel has a boat that goes to and come back from the jetty area each 1 hour and the last time is 18:15h, after this you have the option only at 23h. So you get totally dependent of this boat... More

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Sondrio, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The sea in front of the resort is outstanding! Snorkeling is very good: sea turtles, batfish, surgeon fish, trumpet fish, parrot fish, etc. I loved the whole atmosphere: beautiful gardens, nice pool, great food, giant tortoise, lot of birds. They offer a wide range of excursions. Things you probably won't like: the beach will disappear with high tide, waiters at... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Our entire stay at Emerald Cove was abysmal from start to finish. We emailed the hotel three times regarding a shuttle service prior to arriving and we never received any response. We had to rely on a taxi man at the ferry port to direct us on what we needed to do to get to the hotel. On arrival, we... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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200 reviews 200 reviews
88 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is a nice hotel for honeymooners but not as much for more practical tourists, since it's quite expensive and there's no road access. The facilities are nice and well-kept with the sole inconvenience of lack of light because of the venetian blinds. The huts facing the ocean are the nicest. The bathrooms are quite modern, with shower cabins and... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Great place to relax and enjoy a calm and relax life style. Rooms clean and well kept. Food needs improvements as not enjoyable. Very basic menu, poor quality (staff canteen style, rather than hotel guests)

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Brussels, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

What's good - the environment is fantastic, great nature - excursion to coco and sister island - snorkeling - local people (not the ones working at NEC) What's bad - personal is rude and not friendly - we have been charged for everything, - price of one lobster is 70 euro per person - Seychelles are awesome, this place is... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Finally found the time to write a review about this marvellous place, called New Emerald Cove Our family has been in the New Emerald Cove hotel two times: in January 2011 and in October 2012. For us, this is the best hotel we‘ve ever been to. After the long-haul flight, ferry and boat trip you will arrive tired and exhausted... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

What a place. On the island of praslin but magnificently secluded from the hustle of any cars etc. take a boat from the jetty to the hotel through turquoise blue waters. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean. The buffet is scrumptious and the massages are truly relaxing. Whenever you want, you can just hop onto... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Our family was there for 5 days during New Year holidays 2012\13. It was so wondefful! Very nice and friendly people! Special thanks to Catia and Maria, a lot of attantion! Very good snorkling, very cosy rooms! Tasty, really tasty food and good prices! We like New Emerald Cove very much!!! And hope to again! Our child Anna liked this... More

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Address: Anse La Farine, Anse la Blague, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Anse la Blague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — New Emerald Cove 4*
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Built on its own private beach at Anse la Farine, the New Emerald Cove Hotel, provides the perfect gateway to one of the most distinctive islands in the world: Praslin.Anse La Farine is situated opposite the Baie Ste. Anne jetty and the Hotel is reached by short boat trip. With the sea being the only access route, the New Emerald Cove offers its lucky guests a unique experience: that of being on an island of one’s own.The HotelIdeally situated between a thickly wooded hill on one side, and the azure sea on the other, the New Emerald Cove offers comfortable and refined accommodation in an unforgettable tropical setting. As there is no road access tranquility and privacy are ensured.The reception, the impressive high-ceiling restaurant and the seven chalets - totaling 42 rooms - and are scattered in the lush gardens just beyond a white sandy beach. The swimming pool, cleverly located almost on the beach itself, offers beautiful views of La Digue and Round Island: a scenery that deserves to be admired. This, of course, provides the lucky guests with the added incentive for perfectly justifiable, guilt-free lazing. ... more   less 
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