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“A hidden gem in paradise.” 4 of 5 stars
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Anse Soleil, Anse Royale, Mahe Island, Seychelles   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Anse Royale
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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“A hidden gem in paradise.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The beach of Anse Soliel on Mahe, Seychelles is one of the best on the island and one of the best on the Seychelles. The Beachcomber is a small privately owned hotel right on the beach. With only about 16 rooms all of which have beach views it is intimate a friendly. The owner, Mrs Alison Albert has resisted massive pressure from the Four Seasons Hotel next door to sell out and long may she continue. It is not luxurious but has air conditioned rooms, a large bathroom with tub, shower toilet etc. It also has a fridge and safe and plenty of storage space.

The food is creole and good. Table D'Hote is limited in options but there is plenty of it whereas the A La Carte offers more choice. It is not Gourmet food but it is very traditional island style.
The restaurant is open on three sides so that you can enjoy the sound of the sea as you eat. The bar does not operate as a proper bar but you can get a reasonable choice of drinks pre dinner and wine with the meal. The wine options are very simple i.e. red, white or rose or bubbly of you prefer.

What is special is its location. Our favourite room is a pathway across from the beach. You can sit on your porch and watch the sun the sand and the sea in pure peace.

The staff are friendly and Monique manages the day to day operation with care.
To get there simply fly into the main airport on Mahe and ask the taxi to take you to the Beachcomber (pronounced Beach comBer!!) It is a bout a 35 minute drive away on the western side of the island. The sunsets therefore are stunning. The rates are modest with discounts for returning guests, with our five night stay costing us about £750 including all food and drinks.

There is no swimming pool (who needs a swimming pool when the beach is 100m away) but the beach is excellent for swimming and safe. You can snorkel right off the beach with coral beds only metres away from the swimming area. The fish on the coral are generally larger than we find on most coral beds.

The hotel location is excellent for visiting the other beautiful beaches on the Western side of the island and the hotel have their own car rental fleet at modest costs.

Of course if you prefer maximum luxury you can always stay at the Four Season's next door at £2500 per night but you'll miss the magic of this little bit of paradise.

Room Tip: Room 8 has virtually no passing traffic (pedestrian) and is right next to the sea. It is one of the...
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  • Stayed November 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights and was the highlight of our trip to Seychelles. The hotel is situated on a stunning beach. Our luggage didn't arrive with us and the staff could not have been any more helpful. They provided us with essentials until our luggage arrived. We stayed on a half board basis and thought the food was excellent. I cannot fault anything about the hotel and wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed October 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Anse Soleil Beachcomber

Address: Anse Soleil, Anse Royale, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Mahe Island > Anse Royale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Anse Royale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 18
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