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Carana Hilltop Villa

Carana Machabee, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Ranked #13 of 38 Mahe Island B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014
charlotte r Brighton, United Kingdom
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
18 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Bruges
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

we spent a couple of nights with Eileen & Mike and they were so warm and welcoming . The rooms were of a comfortable size , clean and had all the amenities you would be looking for. There is a great outside area with ample room for evening dinners. We had two home cooked barbeque meals that were great .... More

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were in few hotels in Seychelles and I can say that I have great pleasure to admit that this one was very comfortable. We visited Carana on June 2013. The owners were so nice-I wrote to Eileen so many mails before our trip. She was patient and she gave me answers for my each question. Her husband was very... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

It is a reasonable priced accommodation a bit far from town, though. In fact it is a house with several bedrooms. What I like the most was the breakfast on the terrace and the hospitality of the owner. She welcomed us with nice fresh fruits from the garden. One of the things that needs to be looked after is the... More

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Address: Carana Machabee, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Mahe Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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