At our arrival at the praslin jetty, a taxi was appointed to take us to Omusee Guest House, a very helpfull service, but we discovered later on we had to pay at the end of our stay to take a taxi to get back to the ferry boat.
Omusee Guest house is located 40m away from the road, 5 min away (on foot) of the nice but not exceptionnal Anse Volbert. Steve is a very welcoming and friendly person and very helpful, but most of all, he's a businessman. We decided, as every stay during our trip, to take only the room and handle breafeast lunch and dinner by ourselves. But, since you're in a house, you cannot access the kitchen easily, and consequently we had to take the breakfeast since the fridge is also used for everybody's cooking.
The breakfeast was expensive but very tasteful, and you could have it at any moment of the morning.
The room was fine, the bed was very hard and we couldn't sleep on the first night. But after we asked steeve, we had the mattress changed and then it was much much better. The bathroom was fine even if it missed some handles for the towels. The biggest issue was the noise. You can't sleep in if you want to. The kitchen, the owners, the other clients... As you all living on the same floor, you hear almost anything in the house.
The museum is a fraud, it consists of few animals and some pictures, and it is very expensive for what it is even if you can access it for free as a guesthouse client.
The commodities are all expensive, internet is only on the owner's pc, bikes cost 10 euros a day (a friend of steve's business), washing your clothes will cost you 10 to 15 euros !
On the plus side, Steve will help you to rent a car or find a boat trip with his friends, or book a taxi... Even if you have to ask him 3 or 4 times to make sure he's done it.
We tried the dinner. There's a single meal for everyone, whether you like it or not, so you'd better ask before. It's a very good quality cooking, but for 15€ each (20€ if you're an outside client) you won't get any ice cream or ending meal. Plus you have to pay 1€ for the water, not included in the global price.
So, If you wake up early and don't care what you're having for dinner, It's a good place for you. If you look for more autonomy and intimacy, you'd rather take a self catering on the Côte d'Or and use the restaurants aside from the main road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Omusee guesthouse or you can also call it Praslin Museum, is an eco guesthouse where you can experience the real traditions of the Seychelles. If you are looking for tranquility, there is no better, safer place to stay. Located close to the beautiful Cote d'Or beach and the world-famous Anse Lazio beach, there is hardly any better way of spending your holidays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Omusee Guesthouse Seychelles/Praslin Island