We visited last year, but this is the review I wrote at the time.
(apologies for the slightly 'note-like' nature, we kept notes as the holiday went on!).
Stayed for a week half board
Smooth, fast check-in
Clean, good location, nice aspect
Good snorkelling off to the right towards the rocks
Food was good, mixture of buffet and menu
Nice spacious rooms, small mould on walls due to a/c and doors open
Infinity pool was nice, clean
Quiet hotel (time of year?)
Free wireless in lobby and pool - plus point.
Nice furniture and sunbeds, double loungers on terrace
Cleaned beach every morning
Nice bathroom, but shower was "mediocre", needed to be run for about 10 minutes for warm water to run through.
No free instant coffee in the rooms, you have to purchase "Nespresso" capsules from the shop (expresso shots 26scr each, or you can buy 10 for 260!! Lol)
Did not get our "complimentary honeymoon meal" as promised by Kuoni (worth 2500rupees)
Beers were excessively expensive 75scr each for seybrew (25 at shop)
Water was very expensive 50scr for 1 bottle, shop across road had 6 for 90
Some rude guests - We watched as one french guy kept clicking his fingers at the waitress to call her over.
Staff generally friendly, but not overly attentive.
Hire a car to view island will only need a day
Lots of fruit bats, but to get a much 'closer' look, head to Maria's cafe, down a small road towards the keminski hotel.
Change money at a money changer in Victoria as the hotel rate was over 10% lower, they say because its set by the banks, but the rate was lower than the banks again by another 5%
Don't take USD, main currency is SCR, change on the island, car hire and excursions are often quoted in EUR. We took dollars having read on here thats what to take, but got stuffed on changing GBP to USD in the UK then USD to SCR in the Seychelles.
We walked to surfers beach bar/restaurant for lunch took about 20mins... There are no pavements, so just keep an eye on the road! Nice food, but near hotel prices (captive market).
Would recommend, but would heed some of the tips!
- Also Known As:
- Tclub Allamanda Mahe Island
- TClub Allamanda Seychelles/Mahe Island