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“Sorry but pay extra and go somewhere else” 3 of 5 stars
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Beach Villa Seychelles
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Grand Anse, Praslin Island, Seychelles   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Grand Anse B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
UK
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Sorry but pay extra and go somewhere else”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

To the point
I read the reviews before we went on a trip of a lifetime around Africa and the Seychelles and it looked good so here goes (and believe me I am the most easy going person you can get)

Pro's
The evening meal - superb don't bother going anywhere else
The staff - excellent
Good Location for shops, banks, supermarkets etc

Con's
Rooms that really need a refurb and updating
Aircon that never worked - yes we asked the owner, then complained but it never got sorted
A fridge in the room that never worked, got taken away and never replaced - yes I got used to warm water!!!
It should have been a beautiful beach in front of the rooms but it was strewn with rubbish - plastic bags etc - in the end I cleaned them up myself - other hotels on the same beach kept the area in front of theirs spotless.
Cracked glass panes in the windows of the room - not safe really

We stayed 3 days at the end of our holiday and I know they get a lot of people returning because it is cheaper than alot of places to get a slice of the Seychelles but we paid only slightly more on other islands and had some superb places. Perhaps we were unlucky but this could be so much more for a little work

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Prague
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We stayed in July 2012, nice and quiet place, located on the beach, but swimming possible there only at high tide, the room was clean, not very spacious for 2 adults + 1 child, but used as a base for trips excellent, very kind and helpful manager. Supermarket and some resort-restaurants in walking distance, but it is recommended to rent a car to reach the beaches (and restaurants). It is half an hour by the car to the best Anse Lazio beach. It can be recommended and I could stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mauritius
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

I stayed at the Beach Villa hotel in December 2011 as I was looking for a quiet accommodation in Praslin that would not be too close to the jetty. I stay there for 2 nights and it was marvelous. The hotel is situated extremely close to all the necessary amenities including a great takeaway shop and the bank if you need to change your currency (there is also a money changer further ahead).

The hotel is obviously situated near the beach and there is a great patch of beach where you can go for walls. The food is excellent, and the staff is moreover very nice and helpful. I will definitely go there again when I go to Praslin again.

Room Tip: All the rooms are a few feet away from the beach, so you can't really go wrong here.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

We stayed here from Nov 21 to Nov 28 2011.
Excellent beach side location, very clean and efficiently run small hotel.
Gorgeous mile long beach but too shallow for swimming except at high tide.
Close to amenities, shops, bank and takeaways/restaurant.
Easy access to island bus services, Taxi's very overpriced.
The hotel has a very good restaurant with meals averaging £8 to £10.
Included breakfast is good and varied.
About a mile from Praslin airport which has regular services to and from Mahe,local buses will not carry passengers cases so a taxi is necessary.
As has been stated before tea and coffee making facilities would be an improvement in the rooms.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jervis Bay, Australia
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260 reviews 260 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Breathtaking and beautiful, a holiday like no other. Peaceful and relaxing with outstanding views and absolute solitude. A holiday like no other where you can just relax and do absolutely nothing. Would visit again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed July 2011, 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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Toronto, ON
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2010

My husband and I were very happy with our accommodations at this little family run inn. By far the best thing about this place is that the owners are very much involved in the running of the inn and are more than happy to give directions that they have given a million times over, or give honest advice about where to go and what to do.

The rooms have all the necessities in place, even if they don't have much in the way of interior design. Air conditioning unit and fans were really great to keep the room a good temperature, minifridge worked well, nice hot water in the shower, and a comfortable bed. It is kept quite clean and everything is maintained well there. The breakfast included in your stay is simple but done well.

We rented a little jeep for 35euros a day through the hotel. The Grand Anse beach had a lot of seaweed on it during our stay, and you could smell it wafting in off the beach. It was still beautiful but no one went swimming in the water there, though I did see a baby stingray whiz by me in the water while I was mucking around on the sandbank; we are glad we had a car to get to the other side of the island, and to get to Anse Lazio in the north, which was beautiful.

There is really no such thing as cheap accommodations in the Seychelles, so while the guesthouse was not cheap, it was a relatively good price in comparison to some of the other hotels and inns on the island. We were planning to rent a car wherever we stayed for the duration of our trip, so the cheap rental at this hotel definitely made the stay a good value for us.

A word of caution - the island is safe and quiet, but make sure you lock your doors and use the safe in the room as the owner instructs you to do. During our stay a whole row of hotels along our street got hit by a string of thefts, and there is only so much the owners can do to protect their guests from petty crime.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northants
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2010

Agree with most of the other positive reviews. Perfect location, peaceful, uncrowded, by the beach, great staff, excellent owners, food wonderful (breakfast and dinner), rooms spotless (but would have liked double bed and tea and coffee making facilities). Great positves were no television or internet access (not even Blackberry)! Trip around islands in owners boat Makaira (think thats right) was great and we thought very good value. Much more personal than the bigger trips. Hired car for one day at 35 euros which was enough to see the island. Did a lot of walking along the beach for lunch, etc. Tide does come in to restrict the beach in certain places, however, you can walk along the road when necessary. Day trip to La Digue is pure contrast to Praslin, lots of people and all parts crowded. There is enough to do on Praslin - we were there 6 days.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Grand Anse, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Grand Anse
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Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Grand Anse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach Villa Seychelles 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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