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Cerf Island Resort

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PO Box 1071, Mahe, Cerf Island, Seychelles (Formerly Cerf Island Marine Park Resort)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Scotland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reading the two bad reviews left in April which interestingly were both from South African based reviewers, we had reservations about our stay at Cerf Island Resort. These proved to be totally unfounded, and we had a wonderful stay to end our trip to the Seychelles. Many of the things in these negative reviews are simply not true. The boat... More 

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Victoria, Seychelles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My staff and I recently spent the day at Cerf Island Resort. We wanted a day of relaxation, good food and attentive service. From the moment we stepped onto the boat we knew we would be in good hands. We were not disappointed and we were made to feel like we were 5-star long-staying big-name guests by everyone - from... More 

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GM Thomas Jana... a, General Manager at Cerf Island Resort, responded to this review

Hallo Bernhard, thank you for that great ...emotional review!!! It was a pleasure for our Team and us ;-) to host you and your lovely Team. Hope to see you soon again to arrange another unforgettable day for all of you . The Cerf Island Team and Thomas & Jana More 

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a delightful week at Cerf Island resort. The snorkelling right in front of the hotel, the privacy of the luxury villa, and two fish dishes at every meal were our three highlights. The dinners and lunches offered a wide choice of 4 salads, 6 main course dishes, and three desserts. The resort's facilities and service are being upgraded... More 

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GM Thomas Jana... a, General Manager at Cerf Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Patricia and Ian, we appreciate your detailed and lovely comment. it was a pleasure to provide you with your daily highlights! ( snorkling - privacy - " three dishes ") It's great to hear the positive Feedback about our staff. The kind words will be passed to the staff. Hope to welcome you soon again. Thomas & Jana More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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106 reviews 106 reviews
48 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Having travelled extensively around the world, I can honestly say this was the worst resort we have ever stayed at. We just spent a week there and we were so happy to be home. I could write reams of pages on why it is so bad, but I have decided to make "highlights" and "lowlights" bullet points, for ease of... More 

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South Africa
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The worst hotel EVER. Absolutely poor service, all poolside bars not in operation, second restaurant not operative, and all this due to staff shortages. The food choices are limited - 'chicken or beef' take it or leave it. Breakfast mainly eggs, bread, sausages, hard baked bacon, pancakes, fruit and jogurt - every day the same! Should you request something to... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We booked a stay at Cerf Island Resort for our honeymoon. I would recommend this resort to anyone who wants a beautiful quite place to relax. The villas and resort are spectacular. The resort is extremely picturesque and the grounds stunning. The villas beyond beautiful. But the customer service was dreadful. If we had gone to the resort with no... More 

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U.K.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The resort is located on an island about 10 minutes from Mahe island by boat, and benefits from good sea views and a quiet atmosphere. The villas are spacious and well equiped, and spread out in the resort, which covers a large area. The resort itself has a number of beaches, and several islands in the marine park are merely... More 

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Director F V, Director at Cerf Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear ngreaves, Thank you for taking the time to write a little review on your stay with us. We really appreciate it. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time at the resort and that your overall stay was a memorable one. Your kind words have been passed on to the team and they are delighted. We... More 

Birmingham
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for the last 3 nights of Honeymoon. The Villa was lovely and the outside bathroom was something else! The hotel spreads out so you always seemed to have the place to yourself. The sea is millpond smooth here and although the beach at the hotel is not the best, you don't have to go... More 

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Director F V, Director at Cerf Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Saintstatto, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we highly appreciate our guest feedback. We are happy to hear that we met your expectations and pleased to hear you had a very enjoyable and memorable honeymoon at Cerf Island Resort. Sorry to hear about your little adventure crossing to the nearby islands. We usually encourages the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My partner and I who are both relatively well-travelled agreed that this was the best holiday we had been on. The beaches were stunning; resort staff friendly and helpful and our room (a hillside villa) managed to combine luxury with ensuring that you felt as though you were part of the stunning natural environment in was situated in. Our main... More 

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Director F V, Director at Cerf Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear BenRut76, We are pleased to hear from you, as our guest comments are very important to us in improving our resort. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and were delighted with what our little hideaway had to offer. Your compliment has been passed on to our staff and we do look forward to... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The location is stunning and the villas as sprawling and luxurious with a colonial touch. It is also spread over so doesnt crowded at all even when full; some of the villas are really far flung and hidden by thick vegetation providing for lot of privacy. For a truly stunning view head to the helipad. The resort also offers many... More 

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Director F V, Director at Cerf Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Anita Rao Kashi, Thank you for your beautiful review. The team is happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. The resort has indeed been designed to deliver a true Creole experience by incorporating the Seychellois architecture and design while preserving the natural surroundings. Mostly all of our villas have beautiful view of the tropical vegetation... More 

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