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Carpe Diem Self Catering

Anse Etoile
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Condo/Apartment – 
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

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Kirsteen...
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“5 Star”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
1
person found this review helpful

My second time at Carpe Diem and I stayed in the apartment downstairs, the decoration is excellent, they gave attention to every single detail. The place is spotless and for a budget holiday apartment it's definitely a 5 star! The owner is extremely helpful as usual- there's now a car rental at the property, brand new automatic cars, which is ideal for the island. No budget holiday apartment in seychelles can top this one up!! Oh and Micheline's cooking is the best!! I also highly recommend Derek's tour round the island as you'll discover the nicest sis on Mahe. 100% recommendation.

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SophsUK
London, UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Amazing apartment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 for a stay in November 2013
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My husband and I stayed at Carpe Diem in the lower apartment for 7 days at the end of November. We were picked up by Derek from the airport and driven to the apartment, a nice stress free arrival after a long journey. The relaxed tone continued for the remainder of our stay. Sandra had organised a car for us for our stay and was on hand for any questions we had. The apartment itself is very well decorated and spotlessly clean, with a well equipped kitchen and a bed that was so comfortable it was very difficult to get up in the mornings!
This was our first of three places that we stayed in on our trip to the Seychelles and it was only when we were at the last location that we realised we were truly spoilt at Carpe Diem. For the price the apartment, service and location is first class and we would love to stay here again and definitely recommend to others.
Many thanks to Sandra, Derek and family for making us feel so welcome. We hope to see you again one day soon.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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KatW1975
Bedford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Once again an excellent stay at Carpe Diem - Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

This is the 2nd time my husband and I have stayed at Carpe Diem and we chose to return after being so impressed the first time round. Once again Sandra and her family made us feel welcome, provided us with local information and provided car hire to allow us to explore the beautiful island of Seychelles. What is great about this apartment is the location; Its close enough to the town, airport, restaurants and some of the most beautiful beaches but I would recommend exploring the whole island if you have time as there is so much to see and do.
The best point about the apartment is the host. They are on hand any time of the day to assist us, we were made to feel welcome and felt safe and secure. After such a long journey to the Seychelles I felt confident that the accommodation would be more than satisfactory and this is one of the most important parts of a holiday.
Thanks again Sandra and family for being such great hosts.

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Liked best: The location, decor and hosting
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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0Susie
Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“A lovely place to stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

This is a modern, spacious and well equipped apartment. It has a lovely balcony with fantastic views of the surrounding area and the sea. Ideally situated for touring the island and giving a genuine experience of the local community. Sandra and her family were very friendly and helpful. We were picked up at the airport and car hire was made very easy for us. We had an excellent time on this beautiful island.

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Liked best: The balcony and view.
Liked least: Nothing.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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namssob
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Heavan on earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
2
people found this review helpful

After being apprehensive ,making a booking in such a lovely part of the world, i shouldn't have worried. From the moment we were picked up from the airport the service we received was second to none. And then there was the view from our apartment , to die for. Sandra and her family showed such genuine interest in our stay and ensured that every need was catered for. The professional way they go about their business was very refreshing.Car hire was available at a good rate and was a fun car to drive, very reliable.The apartment is in a great location for exploring the island, just 5 mins from the capital and easy access to all routes. When they found out we were on our honeymoon various gifts were waiting for us one evening and on the last night Michelin cooked us a stunning Creole meal, nice touch. We will be back.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Having to go home !
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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mindwife
Beit Lechem Haglilit
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Couldn't Ask for More”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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person found this review helpful

From the moment we stepped foot in our apartment at Carpe Diem, we felt at home. Sandra and her mother Michelin took care of our every need. The place was clean as a whistle, very well equipped, comfortable and beautifully furnished. Sandra answered all our questions, made excellent recommendations and was available on her mobile for real-time advice and help. The view of the water from the balcony is gorgeous. The only problem was the location on the hill. You will need to rent a car.

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Liked best: Our hosts
Liked least: the hill
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Travellov...
Belgrade, Serbia
1 review
“Great!!! 100% recommendation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Clean, comfortable, great location! Very pleasant landlords! Great value for amazing price! 100% recommendation! Thank you!!!

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Listed since : Apr 2013
Calendar Updated: 340 days ago
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