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“Very Romantic” 4 of 5 stars
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La Reserve Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Anse Petite Cour, Anse Volbert, Praslin Island Pri, Seychelles   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Anse Volbert
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“Very Romantic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed here in May 2011 for 5 days during our honeymoon. This place was super romantic - our beautiful room opened up to the ocean. Friendly, attentive staff made sure all our requests were accommodated for (e.g., vegetarian food). Blissful, peaceful place with amazing views away from the rest of the world (not at all commercial). We loved our stay and look back fondly on our memories at La Reserve!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Rooms
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We spent 10 days at La Reserve at the start of April. We absolutely loved it! The rooms are lovely, the food was amazing and the setting was beautiful. We also got married during our stay! The ceremony was lovely and the photos we have of our wedding day are amazing. We'll be going back in 5 years for our anniversary!

Room Tip: All the rooms were the same except four of them, which I think were reserved for families anyway.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Absolutely stunning. Very romantic (we went for honeymoon). Private beach, restaurant is on pier over the water and the food is great. Breakfast buffet with fresh fruits is great way to start, and coconut curry shrimp for dinner with champagne! Service is terrific. Day trip to Anse Lazio.

Room Tip: Beach side villa.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

My husband and I spent 9 nights in February 2013.

This was our second stay at La Reserve and our 5 visit to the Seychelles where, over the years, we have stayed on various islands and at different hotels. La Reserve made a big impression on us the first time and we were not disappointed this time although, and we feel that this is quite an important issue, whereas until fairly recently they used to offer FREE daily boating excursions and snorkelling trips to other islands, now they charge for them. It's a great pity that they've stopped the free trips because their beach is not fantastic and the sea water in front of the hotel is sometimes (presumably only some months of the year) not very clear although, if you go out a little (to the right) you can enjoy some decent snorkelling.

Having said that, everything else is excellent: the rooms are very spacious and spotless with lovely huge bathrooms and very relaxing balcony with seaview, fantastic swimming pool, nice food, excellent and attentive service. The location is also ideal because it's tucked away on its own secluded beach and well tended grounds, with rocks on both sides jutting out into the sea, but you can still walk down to the shops in about 15/20 minutes or catch a bus to Anse Lazio just outside the gates.

I've no doubt we'll go back and we feel that we can recommend it without hesitation.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for six nights at the start of our two week holiday in the Seychelle Islands. I would highly recommend La Reserve. Our room was on the ground floor, fabulous bathroom facilities and our doors opened out to the beach behind with amazing views. The facilities were of a very high standard, pool, bar and the Jetty restaurant served some of the best food we had on the island. The staff were very friendly and always helpful. We were very sad to leave.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I arranged to have my wedding here at La Reserve. A more tranquil, idillic location I could not have found.
The hotel wedding co-ordinator fixed everything for us, even giving my husband a seperate room to have my feet in the sand when I said my vows, and even though I had a long wedding dress, the hotel decorated the beach for me. There was only one couple sitting on sunloungers on the beach at 11am when we were married.
The hotel even arranged a loccal band who played on the beach for us to dance to. Nothing was too much trouble. They made my day SO very special. Exceptional service. Outstanding loation. The most perfect day.
As a world traveller, I highy recommend it.

Room Tip: If able to have a sea front room, you can swim off your own jetty.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We decided to visit the Seychelles for our 10th wedding anniversary and ended our vacation at La Reserve thanks to the advice of our excellent travel agent Virna Moncherry of SeyDreams. From the moment we were warmly welcomed by the lovely Rebecca who upgraded our accommodation to our sad farewell all too soon it is a truly awesome resort. The cusine is to die for, the staff wonderful [F&B guy Selvan ex Mauritius - great!] ever attentative and helpful and the setting and rooms devine. Can't say more or shower more accolades on a great resort, worth every rupee/dollar/euro!!!
We are dying to return!!!!!

Room Tip: No 9 on first floor of superior rooms
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Anse Petite Cour, Anse Volbert, Praslin Island Pri, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Anse Volbert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Anse Volbert
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Anse Volbert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Reserve Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover warm hospitality and Luxury at Le Domaine de La Reserve, a hotel on the north east of Praslin in a National Marine park. Our intimate beachfront hotel is a rare gem surrounded by unobstructed and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.Located on a private estate with its very own private beach in the secluded bay of Anse Petite Cour, Le Domaine de la Reserve is reputed to be a leading hotel of the Seychelles. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
La Reserve Praslin Island
Hotel La Reserve
La Reserve Seychelles
La Reserve Hotel Seychelles/Praslin Island

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