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“Great hotel! Best location of the island!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel L'Archipel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Anse Gouvernement, Au Cap, Praslin Island, Seychelles   |  
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France
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“Great hotel! Best location of the island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Me and my girlfriend stayed at L'archipel and were completely charmed by this place!

The service is excellent, the suites are very spacious with very good amenities, the view is amazing!

If we have to choose a place for our wedding would definitely be in this hotel!

We stayed in a 5 star hotel on Mahe and it doesnt even come close to L'archipel in terms of service and quality of product!

Thanks to the owner and the entire staff for greeting us in person and looking after us during our stay :)

Room Tip: If you have to book a room i would suggest you book the Executive suite, it has an amazing view!
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  • Stayed November 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

WOW!! What a hotel!
We stayed in this beautiful hotel for our honeymoon in 2008 and lets just say 'Brides and Beaches' did very well indeed.
We married in Mauritius and stayed here for our honeymoon (we didn't choose the hotels, Brides & Beaches sorted it all out for us).
We stayed in a suite called DENIS, the rooms were named after islands in the seychelles,
The suite was more like a house, 2 bathrooms, lounge areas, bedrooms, 2 air-con units and a balcony area the size of a small garden with luxury garden furniture, 150m2 was the size of the suite. We only used half the 'house' while we were there.
We had a maid attend our 'house' every evening to dress our bed and close the mosquito nets around our bed, this was also the time when the beach towels were changed daily.
The hotel restaurant was amazing, a top chef cooking the best food ever, it was like being in a posh london restaurant! Breakfast was also good, cooked to order. Lunchtimes we had a sandwich brought out to us on the beach, one of these was enough to share as they were like a club sandwich.
Weather was beautiful here but very very humid and hot, you cannot sit in the sun for long, you do have to take shade and there were plenty of trees around on this private beach for you to do this. You still go home with an amazing tan even if you do sit in the shade!
The sea was like walking into a hot bath and there were fish swimming around your legs.
When we were there, no-one really used the swimming pool, this is mainly due to the weather being so hot, you need the sea breeze and also we noticed a few bugs around the pool area that would bite you, my husband was also bitten to bits in the restaurant one evening, so please make sure you wear lots of insect repellant.
Before we stayed here we checked tripadvisor and read about a shop for water, drinks and snacks and we went there daily, it is a 10-15min walk along the beach.
When it rains here, it poors! but its very warm and lasts just a few minutes.
The local currency is only used by the locals, tourists have to use Euros.
This is the perfect place to relax and do nothing, there is not a lot else to do here, for a honeymoon location, this was perfect for us!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Spent 5 nights here and would recommend the hotel if you like quiet surroundings. The layout of the villas is sympathic with the surroundings. Stunning views over to Curieuse Island. We had a senior suite, which was very large and spotless, all the usual extras including mosquito deterrent. Food was good - we were half board which was useful as not other eating place within walking distance. Beach kept clean and only open to hotel guests. Staff very friendly and very helpful, organised a day trip to Curieuse Island which was is a must. Also had a hire care for two days.
Some of the reviews say the service can be slow - which is true but you're on holiday what's the rush!

  • Stayed November 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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Bruxelles, Belgium
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64 hotel reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

We were there for 6 days during our honeymoon and we had a great experience. The structure is not super new but it is pefectly kept and maintained. Rooms are large, very comfortable and spotless. Very nice private beach and equally nice infinity pool (not huge but big enough). Food is very good, even if perhaps a little bit pricey. Lovely to have meals on the beach, few mts from the sea. Personnel is a plus: kind, always in a good mood, helpful. Note that it is quite a long walk to the small village of cote d'or as the hotel is slightly outside.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Zeist, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

We had a very nice time with our 2 children is this hotel. We stayed for a week and had the swimming pool almost for ourselves. The staff is superfriendly and the view from our house was amazing. We could sit there for hours.The houses are set up in a spacious garden full with flowers and you don't even notice that there are guests staying here. Everything is so quiet. Serving staff could be a bit more attentive, f.e. if you ask for butter it will get to your table 15 minutes later but you forget about it because everybody is so friendly. The children could order anything they liked and if they could it was cooked for them. Amazing! We wanted to do watersports but unfortunately, almost everything was broken except the canoes and we had the impression that it had been broken for quite a while.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

The first stop on our honeymoon was L'archipel and even though we found a few things not quite to our taste during our five days overall it was a very pleasant stay. The setting is wonderful and our room and the hotel beach area were excellent. I think the staff could do with a little more energy and I think the menus for dinner are way too formal with chefs trying to offer London restaurant dishes but not hitting the mark

Make sure you take the ferry to La Digue and also visit Bom Bom Plume restaurant at Anse Lazio for a chilled out lunch with a feet in the sand experience

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

My future wife and I stayed at L'Archipel for 7 nights in July 2010 and had our wedding at the hotel during our stay. My "intended" knew that we were going to The Seychelles to get married however she had no idea about the hotel and ceremony details, as I had made all the arrangements. As a consequence given that from a bride's perspective this is HER big day, I had my fingers crossed that our dream wedding / honeymoon would be unforgettable for the right reasons.

I needn't have worried, L'Archipel and its staff made our week with them extra special. Flavio, the hotel wedding organiser, was an absolute star and his beaming smile and calming style was ideal, particularly when 2 hours prior to our planned beachside wedding the weather started to take a turn for the worse and with little fuss he was able to re-organise the wedding including government registrar, photographer, cake and flowers for the following day. Our wedding was beautiful!

I have read a number of reviews of the hotel staff on Tripadvisor which have not been positive. From our experience, the staff could have not done anymore for us and they were all genuinely friendly, kind and very professional in executing their duties (including when one of the waiters volunterred to video our wedding for us - he did a great job).

The food in the restaurants was exceptional. We are so glad that we booked half-board. Not only did it take away the hassle of looking for restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel (apart from other beachside hotels - 15 mins walk away) the food was of an oustanding standard for the price we paid. The quality was absolutely up with 5 star restaurants in Europe, without the price and pretensiousness. I've also read a number of disgruntled comments about the price of alcohol. You have to remember that alcohol is imported and is such at a premium price. That being said the price of a glass of wine in the restaurant was similar to that you would pay at a half decent restaurant in the UK.

During our stay we were lucky to be upgraded from an executive room to a suite. Both rooms were spotlessly clean with fresh flowers used to decorate the bedrooms and bathroom on a daily basis - beautiful and romantic!

If you are considering having a wedding in a tropical location, please consider L'Archipel for your venue!

Whilst I'm sure that alot of people that go to L'Archipel say that they will go back there again because they had a special time, the hotel and in particular its staff have secured a spot in my and my wife's heart AND WE WILL BE GOING BACK to celebrate a future wedding anniversary.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: Anse Gouvernement, Au Cap, Praslin Island, Seychelles
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Location: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Au Cap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Au Cap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel L'Archipel 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located on praslin at the end of the famous cote d'or Bay, overlooking the secluded beach of Anse Gouvernement. The rooms are nestle in the hillside, on the beach and in the garden. All 32 rooms have an international standard of a 4 star hotel. 5 Superior rooms 60sqm, 18 deluxe rooms 60sqm, 7 senior suites 65sqm and 2 executive suites 120sqm. The hotel boasts two restaurants; La Feuille d'or offers Gourmet cuisine & fine dining as for La Gigolette, it offers a Creole A La Carte and Seafood Menu. ... more   less 
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