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Britannia Hotel-Guest House
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Grand Anse, Praslin Island, Seychelles   |  
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Ranked #3 of 8 Grand Anse B&B and Inns
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
60 hotel reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Just Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Britannia was a nice surprise. We stayed in the room which is not near the sea, but we didnt miss the sea as there was a tempting swimming pool. I will remember swimming with a view to giant fox bats which are gliding the sky in the evening - spectacular sight.
Lydia was so attentive and friendly as well as all the staff, And we really enjoyed the evening with fabolus creole cuisine and some entertainment by Lydia and all the restaurant staff...

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Britannia has one of the best creole cuisine. The breakfast each morning was quite. Delightful. Lydia and her staff are warm and friendly. it has a very relaxing feeling especially. In the evening
It s simple and good value for your money. We go to praslin every year from australia and we stay at Britannia.

Room Tip: Britannia. Guest house is hidden in a quaint little oasis. The rooms and ensuites Are spacious. An...
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Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I had read a lot about low quality of cheap hotels in Seychelles before my trip and I was very pleased with my stay in Britannia. The hotel consists of some brick-and-mortar bungalows with 2 or 3 rooms in each, separate reception+bar+restaurant building, pool and boutique with beach clothes and souvenirs.

Rooms are big and comfortable and equipped with everything you need, including fridge, air conditioner plus big fan on the ceiling, TV set, safe deposit, tea/coffee facilities. There is also a nice open veranda, well-protected from rain, with two chairs, a table and a frame for drying your wet clothes and towels.

Breakfasts are very good: buffet with fresh fruits (melon, watermelon, papaya, banana, pineapple, orange), cereals, toasts, butter, fruit jams, milk, juices, tea, coffee, and eggs being cooked for you as you like (scrambled or fried with bacon).

Dinners are upon request and a la carte, mostly traditional Creole cuisine, pretty standard for the most of (good) Seychellois restaurants. If you don't want to spend so much for eating, you can go down the road to the round-about, there are two "take-away" kiosks with cheap although too hot and spicy Indian fast-food (big portion of rice with curry meat or fish and a salade). At last, you can buy some canned food at mini market situated just outside the hotel fence.


Overall, everything was above my expectations. The only downside is the location. It is slightly off the main road and the beach line, so you should walk about 10 minutes to the beach, where you can discover another bad experience: the Grand Anse beach is mostly shallow, so you can't swim there normally. But there is a nice place just under the pier (before the police station, to the right of the round-about), where you can also find a shelter in the shadow of coconut palm trees. If it still isn't an option for you, Britannia Hotel offers a free shuttle bus to the best Praslin's beach, Anse Lazio, three times a week. If you rent a car, reaching a nice beach isn't a problem at all. At the other side, Airport and Vallee de Mai, famous coco de mer trees park, are pretty near, just few bus stops.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna, Austria
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Lydia and her staff are warm and attentive. Her husband Dewit prepared the best Creole food we had while in the Seychelles. The breakfast in the morning is much more than continental, there are fruits, crepes, toast, and eggs to your taste. Half board is a good idea. The Inn is also very close to the bus stop, where regular service takes you to most places on the island. The Inn also offers free transport twice a week to Anse Lazio or Anse Volbert. We were made to feel at home here, and enjoyed the pool and verandah.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

My husband and I have recently been to Praslin . We stayed at Britannia for 5 nights,
Very large room and a twin shower, big bathroom . The bed was big but a little hard.
Refrigerator and a hairdryer All fresh and clean. We got big towels for the beach and swimmingpool every day. Breakfast was served as a buffe with plenty of fruit. You got your eggs as you wish. The only thing i would have liked ,was brown bread . Staff very friendly and nice.
We had dinner at the hotell every night. lovely food. We never thought to go enywhere else.
We will defenetly go back. The Hotell was good situated. Walking distans to busstop and shops , 5 minutes away. Good little shop just outside the hotell.

Room Tip: We had room nr 3 just in front of the swimmingpool . nice.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Beau Vallon, Seychelles
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights last week.
It's very clean, the rooms and bathrooms are spacious and well taken care off.
For breakfast there is a small buffet but they make you your eggs exactly as you want them; The only downside of the hotel is the situation, it's far from where the restaurants are - you would need to cross valle de mai again to get to the cote d'or side. However if you don't mind staying in; they offer an interesting dinner menu plus a la carte choices of a high qualiy; Just lay off the wine and cocktails. Quality is not that brilliant.
Besides that this is absolutely a little hotel with a plus for me! I'm going back in Septembre!

Room Tip: The family rooms are all next to the pool and the doubles are across the 'road' but they are...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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British Columbia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

The luncheon buffet was outstanding. There was a good variety of dishes, including vegetarian, cooked in the creole style. For those liking the food more spicy, there was a sauce to "spice things up". Service was good and individuals all were friendly.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Britannia Hotel-Guest House

Address: Grand Anse, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Grand Anse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Grand Anse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Britannia Hotel-Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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