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“Great bungalows, fantastic location & wonderful staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Romance Bungalows
Beau Vallon, Mahe Island, Seychelles   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Beau Vallon
Nairobi, Kenya
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“Great bungalows, fantastic location & wonderful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our time at this hotel. We arranged for airport pick up, and was met by a friendly staff member. The accommodation was larger than expected, with a living area, tiny kitchen, sleeping area all as an open plan over two levels-one step up to the sleeping area. A regular sizes bathroom, with a very big double shower room. The decor is slightly dated, but then this is not a 5 star hotel. There is also a sizeable veranda for all fresco breakfast and drinks from where you can just make out the beach between the greenery. Our room was kept clean and tidy with clean bedlinen and towels each day. The staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly- nothing was too much trouble. The location is very good, just at the coast road that runs along the gorgeous beach, and there are both restaurants and shops very close by.
Note to any one with disability; the bungalows are built on a hill, and there are 2 sets of fairly steep steps.
We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

A real atmosphere from seychelles, located next to a very nice stretch of beach. The staff is very friendly, helpful. We spent there 4 days and we did really enjoy. Excellent base to rent car and go around and visit the island.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

At the end of our Seychelles trip we decided to spend the last two nights in Mahé.
Upon arrival at first glance we were very pleased with the Superior room „Flamboyant“, located on the upper (top) floor. The terrace is huge and has a partial sea view through the trees. Compared to what we could see from the other rooms we felt lucky. The apartment itself is very spacious. The bathroom is quite small for such an apartment, no beach towels, no amenities and very basic.

We didn’t cook, also because the appliances are all in dire need of replacement, partly broken, not working properly or dirty. But since we didn’t use the kitchen it was o.k. for us.

Unfortunately, our two nights were a nightmare. The matresses are extremely hard with a dividing partition in the middle. There was a musty smell that keep wafting to us from pillows and bedsheets but the worst were the bed bugs. We both were badly bitten and even after almost two weeks we still have scabs everywhere and the itching doesn’t stop.

It’s a real pity because otherwise our bungalow would have been great. The owners are very kind, our apartment was, beside the bed, comfortable. We especially enjoyed the huge terrace. The bushes and vegetation all around the bungalows are well cared for.
They are located in the best location of Beau Vallon and restaurants just a few steps away (creole buffet at Boathouse!), the beautiful beach is right across the street where sunsets can be enjoyed. A supermarket is in a short walking distance.

The bus stop is not far, costs 5 Rupees per person one way. We took it as we didn’t want to use the car to go to Victoria Market. If you go by car, be aware that you must puchase a parking coupon from one of the shops near the market. The parking lot is right at the entrance of the market. We didn’t see other parking possibilities and were glad to have taken the bus. There are also taxis in the same area to take you back.

All in all, a nice and quiet accomodation in Mahé, provided that they do something about the beds.

Room Tip: Rooms/apartments on top floor have a better view and some also a bigger terrace
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Never have i been compeled to write a review before but this place was TOPS ! The owners did everything possible to help and assist in every way. Nothing was ever too much for them. We had small baby with us and their daughter was so happy to play with her also.

We asked for flamboyant room based on other reviews and found it to be huge with both double bed and single bed in it. Lots of dining space and huge veranda to sit out on with plenty of tables and chairs so very suitable for a family as cot also provided. Two min walk max to beach and 4 restaurants, great bus service, car hire next door.

Great location great service and great choice !!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Enjoyed my vacation stay at this place. Located across the street from beach and within walking distance to restaurants, casino and shopping. Nightlife on weekends at nearby restaurants/beach was loud and went into late hours seemed only downfall.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

You will love it if you have your expectations set correctly - this place is a guesthouse which means simple furniture, almost unusable kitchen a la 1970, very basic standard bathroom etc.  No infinity pool here :) but offering great location for beach, diving, car rental, dining and indeed with lovely staff, it is incredible value for money at some 110 eur per night. The rooms face a rain-forest covered mountain ridge ending by the beach and spending the mornings on our large terrace with awkward furniture and cheap coffee, looking out over this paradise, made out to be some of the most pleasant memories from our two week-3 hotel tour on Seychelles. 

Room Tip: They have one big family room which we got, the terrace is like 40sqm - huge!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I spent one week at Romance Bungalows with my family (both adults and children). We rented four rooms and it was really fantastic. The rooms where spacious, clean, very different and had both nice verandas and balconies. A perfect kitchenette, good shower (in one room a double one!) and nice chairs to sit in outside. Lots of trees with red och pink flowers, birds in red and orange and a view both of the ocean (between the trees) and of the mountain.
We loved when the nice lady came in the morning with the tray with breakfast and we choose between good omelettes or scrambled eggs. Nice coffee, toast and fresh fruit.
A couple of good restaurants where in walking distance. We like both the Boathouse with their buffet and La Plage.
The Beau Vallon beach was nice, not to many people and a bit away the children could swim without fear for big waves.
In the reception they were very helpful and kind. We really recommend Romance Bungalows.

Room Tip: The rooms high up had the best views.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Romance Bungalows Hotel Mahe Island
Romance Bungalows Hotel
Romance Hotel Mahe Island
Romance Bungalows Seychelles/Mahe Island - Beau Vallon
Address: Beau Vallon, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Mahe Island > Beau Vallon
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Beau Vallon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Romance Bungalows is a small hotel situated in the northern region of Mahé, set in lush greeneries and beautiful gardens with mountain and part sea views.It is centrally located at the famous Beau Vallon beach with nice snorkeling areas, shops, diving, fishing and water-sports centres, bus stops and several restaurants and the possibilities of using the big hotels facilities. Victoria, the Capital is 10 minutes by car and the airport 20 minutes ... more   less 
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