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“Nice base to explore” 4 of 5 stars
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Colibri Guest House
Baie Ste Anne, Praslin Island, Seychelles   |  
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18 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice base to explore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Very nicely located upon a hill. It offers fantastic views for sunset. Does not have a beach nearby but it is not an issue as 3mjin with a rented car. The buffet is not so good... A bit expensive for what we get. We got a bad experience with a tour they suggested us.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sylvie and Step... H, Owner at Colibri Guest House, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Trip Advisor Reviewer & guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience following your stay in July 2013 at Colibri Guest House.

I am most disappointed to read that you had such a bad experience with one of the tours we have suggested to you. I can still remember that you have mentioned the company we suggested to you and we have indeed pursued investigation on it regarding good services to be provided to our guests upon. We thank you for sharing with us your experience with the tours you've received and and helps us a lot to make things better.

We are equally disappointed that you did not have great experience with our cuisine. We Have indeed looked into the matter and resolved the area of our shortcomings.

However, we are really happy that we delivered a service that met your expectations. All of the team here always try their hardest to anticipate our guest’s needs and like I always do, have passed on your kind words to them.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Warm Regards,
Sylvie and Stephan Hattingh
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We've stayed in this hotel during our trip on Seychelles, and it was amazing time!!! The rooms are very nice, with amazing view! The territory is very green.
Hotel is situated next to the ferry, about 5 min walk up the hill. You don't even need a taxi when you arrive.
They also make a very nive jams, that you can buy, 4$ for a can.

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  • Stayed March 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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Sylvie and Step... H, Owner at Colibri Guest House, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Milena,

Thank you for sharing your experiences at Colibri Guest House with us and other travelers. Our staff takes great pride in seeing that our guests’ needs are met, and are therefore delighted that you had such an enjoyable time.

I am absolutely overjoyed that you loved our jams. We put a lot of effort to make our own local jams (preserves) from mostly local produce. Currently we have 11 jams made by our dedicated kitchen.

Thank you again for staying with us and review, we look forward to your next visit.

Warm regards,
Sylvie & Stephan Hattingh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Imagine a room practically over the ocean, waking up to the sound of the ocean every single morning. Stayed here for 11 days and it was everything that i wanted it to be and more. Will be definitely coming back, thank you for making my holiday.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Picuture, Owner at Colibri Guest House, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for your lovely review following your stay with us at Colibri Guest House. It is very rewarding to hear we exceeded your expectations.

Just to let you know that we still have the lovely noises from our ocean literally meters away from our rooms. We hope that you will return one day for another holiday as we would gladly await your next return.

Please feel free to contact us directly should you require any further assistance with future bookings.

Warm Regards,
Sylvie and Stephan Hattingh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The colibrì g.h. has been a wonderful experience; we enjoyed the food and the prompt and kind staff. It has the best view on the placid water of Praslin. For us there is no better place on the whole island.
Lorenzo and Nicola.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Picuture, Owner at Colibri Guest House, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
Dear Lorenzo and Nicola,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on the site. We are delighted that we had the pleasure of hosting you at our Hotel.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay - our goal is to always provide a "home from home" experience to all guests visiting Colibri Guest House.
We have passed your praise to the whole team, who were equally delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. It is always wonderful to hear such positive feedback, and it motivates us to work even harder when our high level of service is acknowledged.

We do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our beautiful Hotel again in the not too distant future and please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance with any future bookings.

Our team looks forward to your next visit.

Warm regards,
Sylvie and Stephan Hattingh
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Genoa, Italy
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

At walking distance from the jetty: but, if you have big luggage, walking is not advisable: usually, you can get a lift from the owners, who can also arrange for car rental (Pak, the indian guy, is really kind!).
Not suitable if you intend to dance, drink and get loud.
Otherwise, it is perfect.
Food is not bad, either, and relatively cheap for Seychelles standards.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bruges, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

This guesthouse is situated near the jetty and has a small pool that is very clean with different part for the children. Every evening the owner who and his kitchenstaff makes nice dinner with choice between fish or meat all fresh made ! We stayed more than two weeks in the room Kato with seaview and terras. There is a fridge in the room and airco. There is no beach but you are in no time near all the beautiful beaches. Good value for money.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Darwin, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

Stayed for 4 nights at Le Colibri in August 2010. The guesthouse is part of a complex of guesthouses with mixtures of residents and visitors. Le Colibri itself seems to be a swiss chalet placed on an Indian Ocean Island. The guesthouse is waterfront although not beachfront as advertised in some places. Room was excellent, service at reception was generally less than satisfactory. Despite not being waterfront it is a good location being near the ferry to La Digue. Not many food places around so I would recommend hiring a car (but that would be expected on Praslin anyway). But the real story is the food. I stayed there on a Bed and Breakfast basis. Breakfast consisted of 2 eggs (however you like them), 3 bits of bread, some fruit, fruit juice and coffee. Quite sufficient and OK. But dinner was another story. On offer was a delightfully called buffet for 19 Euros (excluding drinks - upwards of 2.50 Euros for water). The buffet consisted of 1 salad (ie entree) and 2 mains (always fish in a creamy creole sauce with either pork of chicken) plus rice, No separate veges and no real choice. What they mean by buffet is set menu. Dessert varied through the days but again there was no choice and tea, coffee or citronella was included (although only a meagre serving). The food was ordinary at best. There is plenty of good food on Praslin but it takes finding and a lot was very expensive. The combination of the service and the set menu buffet reminded me quite fondly of Fawlty Towers. I had a great time though and would still recommend the place.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Baie Ste Anne, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Baie Ste Anne
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Baie Ste Anne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mentioned as a reference in all major tourist guides, The COLIBRI Guesthouse possesses an undisputable typical charm. All its chalets, combination of noble wood and stone, have a breathtaking ocean view. Pleasantly located on the hillside, nesting amongst the abundant tropical shrubs, the hotel offers 5 superior rooms and 6 standard rooms all with terrace or balcony. The restaurant is situated on the water’s edge. Rene, a French Master Chef, is there to offer you outstanding Creole and International dishes, Guest booking a stay at COLIBRI Guesthouse can look forward to a home away-from-home ambiance, as well as feeling very much part of the owning family, whose generous warmth and friendliness assures a true experience of the Seychelles' way of life. For your comfort, we offer you:• 6 STANDARD ROOMS : 5 Double rooms (Max 2 Pers) one of them can be turned into a triple room - 1 Duplex (Max 4 pers). No air-condition in standard rooms. All our rooms have King size Bed, Coffee-tea making facility, private shower room, safety box, hairdryer, television, fridge and fan. The triple room consists of 1 king size bed and 1 single bed. The duplex has a king size bed on the mezzanine and 2 bunk beds on the ground floor. For more than 4 occupants, the duplex has a connecting double room. The daily cleaning of the room is provided with the bath towels changed every 2 days and the bed sheets every 3 days. A wireless Internet Access is available at the reception at extra cost. ... more   less 
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