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Carana Hilltop Villa

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Carana Machabee, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vilnius, Lithuania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Owner Eileen is very warm person, rooms and atmosphere are perfect. Location - the best ever choice for rest. Private beach down the hill. Serpentine is quit steep (first impression) but even uphill it is 5 minutes to walk from the road. I have 4 nights' stay and was not disappointing. Calm and family ambience has paid off 100%.... More 

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Bekescsaba, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my fianceé were stayed at Carana hilltop villa Mahè 4 nights at the end of our journey at seychelles. Eileen and her team was very kind persons, and they help us in everything. We stay 4nights at Praslin, 6 nights at La digue and 4 here at Carana, and It has putted up the crown to our journey.... More 

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Odintsovo, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is to my impression that the Carana Hilltop Villa is the best place for vacation in its price range. The time we’ve spent there has left nothing but happy memories. On the positive side I must note that villa is located close to the ocean (about 200 meters walk). The inside area is very cozy and well designed. The... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very homely feel to and amazing hospitality from the owners. it had lovely views of the beautiful Seychelles and all its beautiful jungle life. The owners asked you what you wanted for meals and personally made it for you which made you feel very welcome. Amazing food and treatment

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Sandnes, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We have been in many countries and stayed in many hotels all over the world. Carana Hilltop is special with theyre special good atmosphere. After being 11 days, We could have stayed for at least a week more. The hospitality, the way to try being helpful and give us good and right information was excellent. We have learned a lot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stayed here as guests of the tourist board to experience the real seyschelles, we were there with the UK winners of the NEXT HOT MODEL comp and yes you can stay in 5/6 star hotels cut off from the real people and real food, this was the best first 3 days we could have ever had, perfect, the staff... More 

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Turin, Italy
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The place is (in theory) great. You are on an hill with ocean view, 10/15 minute walk you arrive in the almost secret Carana beach, and you are really within a tropical garden with banana and mango trees, and the impressive mountain behind you. You have a kitchen to be shared with other guests, but if you want they prepare... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The place is ok, not great on top of the hill, you certainly need a car. Few downsides which can spoil your holiday: 1) Parking space is small. If several guests are staying, concrete risk of getting your car bumped. 2) The rooms have a bathroom but the bathrooms (of at least two rooms), have no door. This is simply... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Advantages: friendly hosts, helpful staff, fair food, clean and spacious rooms, calm ambience, cool design, private parking, great views, the nearest Carana beach is outstanding. Weaknesses: pretty far from the beach, very steep slope, so it's better to use a car to go up and down; hotel's swimming pool looks unpleasant, so I didn't try to swim there; breakfasts are... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

From the start on, we were welcomed by Eileen with a welcome drink. It was immediately clear that this is a very small scale business, which allows the owners to really make a connection with their guests. They are very friendly and take the time to talk to you and to help you in any way possible. They arranged a... More 

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