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“Horrible experience” 1 of 5 stars
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Rosemary's Guesthouse
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Cote d'Or, Anse Volbert, Praslin Island, Seychelles   |  
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Ranked #9 of 14 Anse Volbert B&B and Inns
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“Horrible experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2008

I'd like to warn all the travellers planning to stay in Rosemary's at Anse Volbert (Cote d'Or) as we had a terrible experience there.
We booked a double room there 3 weeks before our arrival by phone (after a previous email exchange). When we actually arrived at the front gate, exhausted after a long overnight flight from Europe and further travel from Mahe to Praslin, we were met by a young man (son of the owner, we were told later), who told us there is no room! That they are overbooked and that this happens even in Hilton sometimes! Very nasty suprise.
I admit things like this happen, but usually people are not turned away waiting on the street at the front gate and without a slightest appology or care!
If it wasn't for the taxi driver, who drove us there, we would be lost. He called an alternative B&B, negotiated the price for us, so we paid the same what we were expecting to pay at Rosemary's and on the top of everything he drove us to the new place! Practically he saved our holiday, great thanks to him...
During the 20 minute nightmare in front of Rosemary's main gate nobody from the guesthouse staff showed slightest regret for what happened with the overbooking. Nobody from the staff helped us or even tried to find alternative accommodation. Only the woman who runs or owns the place kept shouting angrily at the young guy in Creole, so we figured out this was not the first time booking were messed up! What a disaster! Don't stay there.

  • Liked — Hard to say. We only saw the front gate.
  • Disliked — The attitude and ignorance.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rosemary's Guesthouse

Address: Cote d'Or, Anse Volbert, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Anse Volbert
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Ranked #9 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Anse Volbert
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Rosemary`s Guesthouse Hotel Praslin Island
Rosemary's Guesthouse Seychelles/Praslin Island

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