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“The Best Place in Seychelles” 5 of 5 stars
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Anse Soleil Beachcomber
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Anse Soleil, Anse Royale, Mahe Island, Seychelles   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Anse Royale
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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“The Best Place in Seychelles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Perfect Location ; step out of your room, ten steps and you are on the PERFECT beach. Great swimming, excellent snorkeling, no sea urchins, no coral stones, no currents, just large expanses of perfect white sands and warm clear water. If you like resorts and fancy this is not for you - the staff are simply charming, the rooms clean, well equipped and lack for nothing but they are not smart (tho they have recently built some upmarket large rooms near the back. The dinners are great - and there is another excellent Creole family restaurant 40 paces away. We have stayed at 6 places in the Seychelles (from 5 star to 2 star) and swum at 15 beaches between Mahe, Praslin and La Digue - this is the best. And Mahe is full of real Seychellois not just tourists and people from the tourist industry. We will return and for the unpressurized, unpretentious, and 'foreign' island holiday - you could not have a better base (tho there is No Reason To Leave Here).

Room Tip: For the beach standard room, for slightly more upmarket ask for the superior rooms (an extra 20 step...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Sabadell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Anse Soleil Beachcomber is located quite far away from Victoria and almost from everything else. Even the nearest bus stop is far at about 20-30 minutes on foot. However this means that the Anse Soleil beach is empty most of the time, and this beach might be the best in Seychelles, with splendid snorkelling and a really beautiful scenery.
The superior room is a nice bungalow with lots of space, a very big shower and a really comfortable bed.
Breakfast is ok but dining is a bit overpriced (although not much more than many places in Seychelles).
They offer car rental, which is convenient given that the hotel is far away from everything else.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Schweiz
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Our stay here was ok, but for sure not the best on seychelles for this Price. The beach is very nice, but as most the Restaurant/bar at Anse soleil is absolutly horrible. The Prices are unaceptible and we had many bad experience with the owner and the Service. We was 3 times at seychelles and tryed many Locations. DONT EAT in the Restaurant/Bar or you will get ill. The owner has mental Problems, the eating is horrible, the Price unbeleavibel. The stay at Beachcomber was as described. The Hotel is old, arround its abolutly not clean. The beach by himself is very good.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The experience was overall very good, with some minor annoyances. The room we stayed in was very good, big, clean and with sea view (number 8). The breakfast was ok, without being great, and sometimes the service was not top notch. We say this comparing to the other places we stayed at during the 20 days trip in Mahe, Praslin and La Digue.

advice to management: Give the staff some more training in customer service. Its the small things that matter. The warm welcome, the smile over breakfast, and further, when a customer asks for a replacement soda because the CO2 is gone, just replace it, dont start discussing it. As said, its the small things that make the bigger impression.

During the South East trade winds, I believe Anse Soleil is the best beach on Mahe. We saw eagle rays, turtles and lots of fish right of the beach. The corals though, were very limited.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms 6,7, 8. 9 or 10. They are bigger and sea facing.
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

stay at this location for 5 nghts is a nice place to stay cheap and cheerful the staff are very nice and kind and helpful....will definetly come and stay at this place again... the beach is very clean and private not that many people on beach.....ideal for honeymooners and for the person that wants just to get away from it all u can have the beach to ur sellf at times as I diid on many occasions....

Room Tip: rooms are very basic but will do as if u are on a buget very good value....
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Stayed here for 7 nights and had the best experience ever! If you are not after a hideaway holiday Anse Soleil is deffinately the one for you. Location is amazing and all the rooms are with a sea view. Loved it!

Stayed at a standard room and it was huge and spotless. Staff is very nice and friendly, always there to help.

Food was delicious and arrived fast.

Can't wait to go back ;)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Let's face it, it's not a 5-star luxury hotel. I'd say it's more like a 2-star hotel on a 5-star location. We had a standard room (seems like 7, 8, or 9 were private with great views) for 3 nights there. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were great: fresh fruit, juice, toast, coffee, then the choice of eggs or crepes. Service was quick. The rooms are somewhat shabby: worn-out furniture and hard beds, not much hot water. However good a/c, great views, and very suitable rooms. The beach seems a great combination of nice sand that goes in for a distance and very close and interesting snorkeling, plus it's not crowded. All in all, the hotel is very nice and makes a great base for exploring for which we appreciated having a car.

Room Tip: 7,8, 9 all seemed great (10 faces a big rock and no light)
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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: Anse Soleil, Anse Royale, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Mahe Island > Anse Royale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Anse Royale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Anse Soleil Beachcomber 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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