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Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 35, Bel Ombre, Mahe Island, Seychelles   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Bel Ombre
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“For the calm n collective”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Le meridian fisherman's cove was and is a place to die for. the rooms were amazing with the island shower and bathtub overlooking the ocean, what more could u ask for. The breakfast buffet is a bit boring as it is the same thing every day, for lunch try eat out n come back and enjoy the dinner buffet different theme every night. Although we went during the rainy season the weather was still humid and hot and occasionally rained in the mornings or afternoons.there is so much to do in Seychelles two weeks doesn't do justice, from the island hopping to the marine park to the helicopter ride etc.if ur pockets are deep enough to enjoy a very chilled out holiday this island is the place for you.for the alcoholics make sure u indulge on the planter fisherman's cocktail, it's to die for.don't miss out! So be easy and enjoy

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jugal K, Management at Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear MsEMwangi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us at Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove.

I am delighted to read you had a wonderful time and you enjoyed the comfort and splendid views our rooms offers. Thank you for the recommendation of our cocktail and glad to know you took pleasure from it.

We look forward to welcoming you back upon your next visit to Seychelles.

Sincerely,
Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The hotel has a lovely setting with lovely spacious rooms and amazing views.
The restaurant serves decent food. Can do better being a 5 star.
We were here for 2 nights around New Year's eve.
The service is very poor, everything takes ages to come or to be answered. Staff is friendly though.
We had to take a compulsory gala dinner on the 31st for an insane amount and the buffet was just very average. Nothing special, no show, the band was so boring it would put you to sleep.
Food was the same as you would eat on any day on half board.
Will never go back here because the service is very impersonal and it is just not worth the money!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jugal K, Management at Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear Sumi R,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us at Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove.

I regret to read that you did not enjoy our special New Years Eve Gala Dinner, however, kindly be advised that a lavishing buffet was especially prepared for this festive season.

We regret for the inconvenience encountered due to the service, though i am confident to say that this is not reoccurring issues.

Sincerely,
Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My wife and I have stayed at the Fisherman's Cove in excess of 6 times since 1999 including getting married there. The shortest time was two weeks the longest a month, If you like to "slum it in a 5 star", if you like excellence in all it's forms from service to facilities to the best food there is anywhere on the island then just go and stay at this hotel, you will not be disappointed. If you are going to the Seychelles and you are in a position to afford it just book it. We have not been over for a while now but I will be booking for June / July 2013 (note: the 2012 travel date is a fib but you should know how good this hotel and it's staff are) because nothing else gets even close to the "je ne sais quoi" that the Fisherman's cove has. Please note we have attempted to steal chef Dennis but he doesn't fit in the dam suitcase and the wife is looking forward to his fish soup which like all the food is totally awesome. - Sime & Sarah just go!

  • Stayed September 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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Jugal K, Management at Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear Simon N,

Thank you for your lovely comment and we look forward to have you again in our care. I am delighted to read of your wonderful experience at Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove and guarantee yet another pleasant discovery on your next stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Sincerely,
Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Very briefly, my experience at Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove was not consistent with the price I paid. If I have to give a vote which includes everything the right one is 2.5.

Details, Customers attention, services, global cares, rooms, common areas, in a 5 Stars Hotel which costs several hundreds Euro per night has to be at the top, and Fisherman' Cove is far away.

Just some examples ....

- The Hotel Staff seems to live in a very relaxed atmosphere (waiters and service people are frequently chatting all together instead of taking care of customers) and if you need and call it looks that you are disturbing them
- Common areas and rooms are nice, but details care and cleanness are not consistent with level Le Meridien Fisherman' Cove is targetting moreover I not able to understand and then appreciate a tube in the midle of my room (30 degree is the average temperature in Seychelles) and an open shower which is floodind the room every time you use it .... everything nice but really uncomfortable
- The Resturant is nice, food is not bad, prices as eveything here far away from a reasonable ratio between quality/taste/service level/prices.
- Nice location, swimming nice pool..... but absence of private beach
- and so many other issues (small and relevant) which makes me disappointed and unsatisfied about this Hotel' Management.

To summarize this is a 3 plus or maximum 4 star hotel with prices as a luxury 5 Stars

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Jugal K, Management at Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear drbonfi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us at Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove.

I am disappointed to read of the issues encountered during your stay and regret not to have met you at the time of your stay to help resolve some of the issues raised. I wish to invite you to personally discuss with a member of our team on operations.fishcove@lemeridien.com.

Kindly be advised that the beach in Seychelles are not private, thus reasons we have our infinity pool for our guest privacy.

Sincerely,
Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Happy New Year to all you travellers

This is my second time staying at the Fisherman Cove property in the last 6 months....I came back for a reason – because the first time was too short...8 days...this time 12 days at the hotel.

As usual the staff are super friendly and attentive – always. The style is relaxed however efficient – what everyone wants on a tropical island like the Seychelles. A particular mention to Vanessa/ Jeanette/ Jean Paul/ Bernadette/ Ron, amongst them from morning till night – brilliant attitude. This was my second time away from home for Xmas and the New Year in a warm country – the atmosphere on Xmas Eve with a local choir group singing festive songs really brought a great feeling to the hotel and the free champagne flowed for many hours....perfect!

The new buffet that was installed this month is fantastic – the food changes every evening – fresh / creative and full of flavour. The cocktails are also worth a try or two or three! :-)

A great way to start 2013...thank you to Conor and Mathieu – Management team for a great stay, again! See you again before the end of the year!

Room Tip: Most of the rooms are seaview facing and others with gardens - but all stunning interiors and second...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Jugal K, Management at Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear Ciaran K,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us at Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove.

It was indeed a pleasure to have you again in our care and i am delighted to read you had a wonderful stay. Your kind comment will be shared with our team, they work exceptionally hard to ensure each guest feels special and bring back home a pleasant discovery.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Sincerely,
Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

This hotel provided the experience of a lifetime. It is simply fabulous.
We have stayed in a few Meridiens but the service received here should be set as a marker for the rest. It is impossible to name any individual member of staff as being better than the rest as they are all great. They take time to talk to you and really cannot do enough, all without ever making it look like it is their job.
The hotel is not a shiny air conditioned palace but provides a level of luxury that comes from being designed to match the local environment. I have seen many attempts at this over the years but never one that does so with this level of success. It is just a great place to be.
The food is first class and caters for every taste whilst still providing all the local tastes from local ingredients.
It would be easy to continue this review gushing praise however I think I can some up by saying everyone should be allowed to visit somewhere like this at least once in their life.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 101 which was just perfect.
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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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Jugal K, Management at Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Dear Sauzee092,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us at Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove.

I am delighted to read of your wonderful experience and it was indeed our pleasure to take care of you during your stay. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our restaurant and room. Your kind words will be shared to our team, they work exceptionally hard to guarantee a memorable experience for each guest.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Sincerely,
Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Stayed at the hotel for 12 nights with my wife and 2 children aged 3 and 7 months. Room was excellent with a breathtaking view of the beach and ocean. The pool was exactly what we wanted with plenty of shallow areas for the kids to play in, while a nice area for a swim. And having the beach on the doorstep meant a dip in the ocean was a daily occurrence. The food was very well presented and tasty with the staff so friendly and helpful, it made dinning with the kids a breeze. The staff throughout the hotel were fantastic, making our stay very enjoyable. We loved the Seychelles and would defiantly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Jugal K, Management at Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Dear Sheka747,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us at Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove.

It is indeed a pleasure to read of your wonderful experience with us, and delighted to hear you enjoyed our pool and had a fantastic dining experience. Your kind comments will be conveyed to our team, our associates work exceptionally hard to make each guest feel special.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon.

Sincerely,
Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove
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Address: PO Box 35, Bel Ombre, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Mahe Island > Bel Ombre
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Bel Ombre
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Hotel Class:5 star — Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove 5*
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