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“Ignore the negative reviews of the Bel Air” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Bel Air
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O.Box 116, Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Victoria
Sandy, England
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“Ignore the negative reviews of the Bel Air”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2008

I've never written a review for a hotel before, but after reading the two negatives for this place, I feel I need to put some balance back. I've stayed here twice now, March 07 and Dec 08. If I was returning to the Seychelles, then this would be my base on Mahe. The owners are charming and helpful people and hand have run this place for many years, so know what their guests require. The place is clean with a very convenient location for Victoria. Do not base your decision on whether to stay here on the two negative reviews. I know that some of their customers have returned over 20 times, what better recommendation is there than that?

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Internet access
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Livingston Scotland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

We were forced to use this "hotel" when our flight from the Seychelles was delayed. The airport booked it. The owner is friendly but the "hotel" is run down, There were insects in our room, and outside the room we spotted at least 2 cockroaches with various wildlife, lizards etc. A good place to stay if you like interacting with nature.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2008

Hotel Bel Air - is NOT a Hotel, as I can't even rate what class this is. Maybe I''ll give 1 star for it.
It looks more like a rundown family home with lots of old rooms rented out.
So be aware! This is NOT a real Hotel, plus the photos you see on their website isa completely ilusion, the place really don't look like that at all. I definately do not recomend it.

  • Liked — window view
  • Disliked — location and rooms
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: P.O.Box 116, Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Location: Seychelles > Mahe Island > Victoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Bel Air 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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