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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 #4 of 11 Hotels in Anse Volbert
Epsom, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Late Review.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We were very lucky to have been married at La Reserve in April 2010 and had the most amazing time. Everything was absolutely perfect.......food, rooms, location, staff, ceremony we could not fault anything at all. We went on the sunset cruise which was the perfect end to the perfect day. I am sorry it has taken us so long to write the review, but better late than never!! The snorkeling was also a very special experience as was scuba diving :-)

  • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed at La Reserve during the 1st week of our Honeymoon and could not have asked for better. It was an absolute pleasure staying at La Reserve and from the moment we arrived until the time we had to leave we were treated with friendly staff - always ready with a smile and to help where they can!

This is definitely the place to go if you are looking for a romantic break away for you and your partner - to get away from it all. The other more lively and busy beach is in any case just around the corner - just a 10 minute walk away if you feel like it.

The rooms are fantastic - we had a lovely sea front room - the bedroom is spacious with a lovely bathroom, a great shower and a nice bath - if there is probably one thing I would have liked was a bigger bath :-)

The food was also great with a themed evening every night, alternating between buffets and set menus and the jetty restaurant in itself was a great setting for breakfast and dinner every day.

What's also great are the excursions and daily activities - Francis was a great host - always fun to be around with.

Thank you to everyone at La Reserve for making our Honeymoon so special and an unforgettable experience - we would recommend it to anyone and hope to visit again in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed August 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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Haifa, Israel
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11 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

stayed at La-reserve for one week during my honeymoon at seychelles . it was perfect : the food , the stuff ,the pool , the location and the views .
the beach is not suitable for swimming but great for snorkeling . a walk distance from Anse Volbert and 15 minutes by taxi from the great Anse Lazio .
Very recommended

Room Tip: the deluxe rooms at the beach front
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  • Stayed June 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed at La Reserve for the second part of our honeymoon. From the moment we arrived it was clear that this is a quality property which does things properly. We were escorted to our room and informed of how everything functioned in the room eg safe, location of hairdryer etc. The rooms are spacious with big four poster beds and the bathroom is open plan with his and hers sinks and a sunken bath. There is a separate shower room and also separate toilet. On the balcony are two comfy loungers as well as a table and chairs and clothes horse. All rooms are sea view facing and a thirty second walk max to the private beach. The pool is also very big and if you are a swimming fan, it is long enough to do lengths. The food at La Reserve is second to none and could not be faulted. The breakfast was the usual hot and cold buffet but always had plenty whatever time you went to the lovely jetty restaurant. In the evening, the meal is either a set 4 course meal or a themed buffet - we stayed 8 nights and had 4 of each which was a perfect balance. The restaurant staff are friendly yet not intrusive and the jetty is a great place to watch the fish while you dine. Also there is a daily complimentary afternoon tea and biscuits in the pool bar which is a nice freebie! There is a daily activity schedule which includes things like a snorkelling tour, a nature walk, and aqua fit and water polo - all led by the knowledgable and fun Francis. The hotel is extremely peaceful so if you are looking for nightlife, it is perhaps a little quiet, however for a honeymoon or coupley holiday it is very restful. We would both stay in this hotel again and would recommend to anyone. The location is perfect - a beautiful beach is a 10 min walk away and the bus stops right outside the hotel so you can get around cheaply and easily. A real winner!!!

  • Stayed August 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

What can I say! Heaven on a stick.
Recently I travelled to the Seychelles with a group of friend and shared one of the most amazing holidays of my life. The resort and the facilities were fantastic, whatever activity or sight seeing we wanted to do was sorted by the friendly, happy and professional staff. The rooms were luxurious and lived up to and beyond our expectations.
The dining room over the water was such a beautiful setting and the menu changed on a daily basis, simply delicious.
It would make a perfect honeymoon destination for newly weds.
I look forward to re-visiting La Reserve in the future.

Room Tip: The Villas on the hill had amazing views.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Jean-Paul B, General Manager at La Reserve Hotel, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your concise feedback on Le Domaine de La Réserve. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you hold fond memories of the hotel and Praslin Island. We thank you for recommending us as a perfect honeymoon destination and we do offer wedding and honeymoon packages for our guests.
We are also pleased to advise that since your stay, the hotel has changed its name and is now called Le Domaine de La Réserve, now managed by the same company as Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie on La Digue Island.
Thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back soon

Jean-Paul Barallon
General Manager
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Switzerland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We were 4 nights on Prasilin and really enjoyed our stay there. The hotel is about 12 minutes from other hotels and restaurants, so it`s no problem to go out of the hotel area if you like to eat somewhere else. The hotel and the grounds are well looked after and the hotel staff is friendly and helpful.
The only thing over our stay which wasn`t to our satisfaction was the dinner. The price is too high for not such a big variety. If you compare it with other, a la carte, restaurants, its to expensive. Everything else was to our satisfaction and we recommend this hotel for your holidays on Prasilin.

Room Tip: If you`re a early booker, you can wish a room in front of the sea. Same price but better located.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Good Hotel located on the north of the Praslin Island so could avoid the south eastern monsoon at this time of the year. However, the beach in front of the Hotel are all submerged under water leaving only a very small patch on the far side. I was told it was due to global warming that sea level has risen and has an significant effect on this small island country. If you are looking for big beches right in front of the hotel, certainly this is not your choice. Food is average quality only. Room is average also but the restaurant was very nicely located over the water, so dinning there is a very good experience no matter in the morning or at night. There is an area that kept several giant tortoise so you can see them without the hassle to travel a long way to the Curieuse Island. Bus stop is right in front of the hotel giving you convenience to travel by bus to go to other places on the island like the Vallee De Mai but the bus was not so ontime especially on Sunday. Swimming pool is big and very nice. However, it is far from the airstripe and take half an hour to reach here from the airstripe.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jean-Paul B, General Manager at La Reserve Hotel, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for taking time to share your comments about your stay at Le Domaine de La Réserve, formerly known as La Réserve Hotel. We are delighted that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comments about the food quality have been noted and discussed with our team.
The high tide does at time cover quite a bit of our beach, but it does not affect the quality of the snorkeling immediately in front of the hotel which is one of the best you can experience on Praslin.
We thank you once more for your invaluable feedback and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Le Domaine de La Réserve soon.

Regards

Jean-Paul Barallon
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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:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Anse Volbert
#4 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
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