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Carana Hilltop Villa

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Carana Machabee, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been this place very frequent we love stayin there feels as home excellent service. We have stayed in most of the guest house around but no other can get us this service as they provide. Mam. Eileen she's very caring & helps us by all means. They serve us excellent food as per our request. We have stayed... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent our first 2 nights of our trip to the Seychelles at the Carana. First impressions: it was quite off the beaten track and up a very steep hill - we were very glad we'd hired a car, not sure how we'd have managed without. It was a ~15 min drive to the closest place beach town, Beau Vallon;... More 

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Thank KMcPhee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mike one of the owners, was so very helpful even cooking for us some brunch barbeque of bread fruits chips...first time i ever ate chips from a fruit. :-) Eileen too with her helpful tips and good conversation.Appreciated their kindness. Breathtaking view as u walk down to the main road. If you love walks then you will love Carana. My... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 days at Carana Hilltop, the location is exactly what you need when in Mahe. Macabee beach is walking distance!! and the view is spectacular on the walk there (i uploaded pics of the view of Macabee beach and Beau Vallon) La Digue and Praslin are visible from inside the hotel!!! If you intend to use the public... More 

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Thank Christabel N
Eileen M, Owner at Carana Hilltop Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased to know you had such a great here at the villa. We are looking forward to welcoming you again here at Carana Hilltop Villa. All the best from the Carana Hilltop Villa team. More 

Mishawaka, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived the evening of December 22nd 2015 and left December 27th, 2015 from USA. It was a very comfortable five nights of stay. Eileen is a wonderful lady who gave us warm welcome. It felt at home and friendly. Our luggage was taken up to our room by Gerome and Heisel. The room was very spacious, clean, quite, and... More 

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1 Thank cmasunya
Eileen M, Owner at Carana Hilltop Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review, it is great to know you had such a wonderful time here at the villa. We look forward to welcoming you again at Carana Hilltop Villa! All the best from the Carana Hilltop Villa team. More 

Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stop over at Mahe as we stayed here, the rooms have uncomfortable beds and a TV in Japanese, quite hard for a monolingual person to operate a TV in another language... On the up side, there is an impeccable kitchen in each room and excellent bathroom. The staff were extremely friendly and were willing to stay up late to... More 

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Eileen M, Owner at Carana Hilltop Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. The TV can be set to different languages, but we will make sure to inform all our future visitors on how to easily change between languages on the TV. Hope you come to stay with us again on your next trip. All the best from Carana Hilltop Villa team. More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived a couple of hours before midnight on 31.12.2015 and we were warmly welcomed by Eileen and some other guests. We had some champagne to celebrate the arrival of 2016 before cheking in . The guesthouse is located on top of a hill, it takes about 10min walking downhill to reach a nice beach and it takes about 15... More 

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Eileen M, Owner at Carana Hilltop Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you had a nice time here at the villa. It is always our pleasure to satisfy our clients every needs. Hope you will come and stay with us again on your next trip to Seychelles. All the best from the Carana Hilltop Villa team. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The hotel is located on a hilltop as the name suggest and it is a very quiet place, ideal for couples. However, if you don't have a car than reaching hotel uphill from the main road can be tiresome. The place is close to Victoria and Beau Vallon and ideal base to explore Mahe. We have booked Superior Room (Double)... More 

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1 Thank Firoz K
Eileen M, Owner at Carana Hilltop Villa, responded to this review

Thanks Firoz, it was nice having you with us at the Villa. We hope to be able to meet you on your next trip to the Seychelles! All the best from the Carana Hilltop Villa team! More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Mike and Eileen are terrific hosts and treat each guest like family. The service at this family-run villa is extremely personalized - they will go out of their way to ensure the comfort and well-being of everyone. Eileen also personally prepares the meals. As others have mentioned, her cooking is sensational. She was happy to accommodate my request for a... More 

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Eileen M, Owner at Carana Hilltop Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the much appreciated hospitality at the Carana Hilltop Villa. Our best wishes for the future and we look forward to seeing you again. From the Carana Hilltop Villa team! More 

Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We stayed in Carana for two days at the end of our trip to Seychelles. We chose the hotel based on the positive reviews but unfortunately, the reality was different and we were very disappointed. The hotel is located on a hill. There is a bus stop on the bottom of the hill (10-15 min walk which is ok downhill... More 

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Eileen M, Owner at Carana Hilltop Villa, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you for your review. It is unfortunate that you did not appreciate our Villa as 95% of our clients have! Firstly, I would like to clarify the fact that our Villa is not a 5 star Hotel but as a Villa , we try our very best to give the best service we possibly can and for... More 

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