Le Bonheur Villa

Le Bonheur Villa

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Pool just next to the large alfresco dining and living room area.
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In diesem Zimmer stand noch eine Schlafcouch für unsere 4jährige Tochter. Es hatte genügend Platz! Außerdem gab es eine abschließbare Zwischentür zu einem weiteren Doppelzimmer. Hier waren meine Schwiegereltern untergebracht. Praktisch, wenn man mit zwei oder mit älteren Kindern verreist! Die Bäder waren genügend groß und alles war sauber.
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#5 of 36 villas in Mahe Island
Location
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Cleanliness
4.6
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4.7
Value
4.6
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
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Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
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Shuttle bus service
Car hire
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Yaron wrote a review Aug 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful villa, with an incredibly clean private swimming pool, which is maintained every day.
The owner-Marilyn, a charming woman who manages the hardworking and dedicated staff (with the excellent assistant Sushil!) in an impressive way. Assists in providing information for visits to attractive places on the island, including booking cruises, etc.
The cleaning of the room and changing of towels is done daily, and everything is clean and polished.
The breakfast is excellent, with fruit salad, served personally. You can order additional meals from a personal chef as you wish.
The location in the north of the island is excellent: accessible to nature reserves and about 15 minutes' drive from the capital Victoria.
The villa is 30 m from a beautiful beach with beautiful vegetation and rocks. In short, a perfect paradise. warmly recommended.
Yaron, Israel

וילה יפיפייה ,עם בריכת שחיה פרטית נקיה להפליא, המתוחזקת מידי יום.
בעלת הבית-מרילין, אישה מקסימה שמנהלת את צוות העובדים החרוץ והמסור בצורה מרשימה. מסייעת במתן מידע לביקורים במקומות אטרקטיביים באי , לרבות הזמנת סיורי שייט וכו'.
ניקיון החדר והחלפת מגבות נעשה באופן יומיומי, והכול נקי ומצוחצח.
ארוחת הבוקר מצוינת , עם סלט פירות ,מוגשת באופן אישי. ניתן להזמין משף אישי ארוחות נוספות כרצונכם.
המיקום בצפון האי מצוין: נגיש לשמורות טבע ומרוחק כ- 15 ד' נסיעה מהבירה ויקטוריה.
הוילה מרוחקת 30 מ' מחוף ים יפה עם צמחיה וסלעים יפים. בקיצור, גן עדן מושלם . מומלץ בחום.
ירון ,ישראל
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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ADRIANA R wrote a review Jun 2022
Iasi, Romania2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the perfect place to stay when you visit Seychelles. The villa is beautiful. The rooms are large and they have working Ac and WI-FI . They clean the room and change your towels every day. The pool is very nice. The food is amazing. The chef is the best on the island, even the locals knew him and recommended him. We rented a car to visit all the beaches of the island, but the most beautiful beach, in our opinion, was nearby this location. The Sunset Beach is a little piece of paradise. You can reach it by bus and the bus stop is 100m from the villa. There is also a small market at approximately 200m.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Rent a car to visit all the island. You can ask the host for one. She is very nice and will help...
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Mike wrote a review Jun 2021
Moscow, Russia1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely great! A villa in colonial style at the seaside.
Hospitality is incredible!
If you prefer the buffet at breakfast like in chain hotels it’s not for you. Here you are served at breakfast :)
The treatment is very much personalized. Staff are always nearby and ready to help, you just have to raise your eyes and they are here.
The dinner here is something special. You choose you menu by afternoon because then they go buy fresh ingredients to cook you dish. The chef could be demanded at the best restaurants in Paris or London!
Absolutely sweet owners who are always nearby as well.
I was staying here while on business trip but if you want to spend wonderful time at SEZ on vacation it’s your place.
I would come heard fore a honeymoon if I was not too old to marry again :)
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Mariam S wrote a review Aug 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had such a relaxing time for 4 nights, the villa feels immediately like a home. We understood why many people coming there were regular, this sense of family is rarely found anywhere else. You have the interesting chats with everybody in the house, the most exquisite continental and Seychellois food (the octopus and the prawn curries were our favourites) and the beach just a few meters in front of the house. Plus: the passionate discussions over food you get from Chef Bernard, the fantastic G&T served by Sushil and the warm hospitality of Don and Marylène.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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berryblush wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Bonheur Villa is a home away from home. The staff immediately make you feel special regardless of how busy they are or what else is going on, I have never experienced the level of genuine attentiveness in any 5 star hotel. From Bernard the chef, Marylene the owner to Komala and Sushil who assist with anything needed were incredibly kind, fun and nice. Our holiday would have been entirely different had we stayed somewhere else, it's been a magical trip we'll never forget and at least 60% of the entire experience has been thanks to all of them.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Václav V wrote a review Nov 2023
Prague, Czech Republic1,493 contribution132 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 11 wonderful days in the Le Bonheur Villa. It started with a warm welcome by the owner Marylene , very personal service by Vinod and his wife and last but not least fantastic dinners by the Chef Bernard (excelent fish, seafood and creole cuisine). We were really delighted with the house, swimming pool Area And the service. The above mentioned people conrtributed significantly to the real success of our holiday. Thanks a lot, we will never forget the stay at your property.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The staff members will help you with all your needs. Vicinity: supermarket 3 mins walk Nearest...
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James M wrote a review Jan 2023
Pulborough, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Le Bonheur Villa for the last three nights of our Seychelles holiday. This boutique hotel is a little gem of a hotel on Mahe, which punches well above its rating.

Family run we couldn't have been made more welcome. Superb room, lovely pool and a beautiful breakfast with a lot of the fruit being picked from the garden.

Madame made sure our stay was perfect! Everywhere was beautifully clean, her daughter in law was the perfect daily hostess.

Her son Bernard is a very talented Chef and I highly recommend you spend an evening in for dinner. My absolute favourite was the grilled Snapper best meal we had on our wonderful trip around the islands of the Seychelles.

Madame you are a Star and my wife and I will return to pick up where we left off. Until the next time.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: You do need a car, the busses are not for the faint hearted - highly recommend Beau Valon for...
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CarlAndersen wrote a review Apr 2023
Svendborg, Denmark5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from a week's stay at this lovely hotel/guesthouse celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. Also spent our 40th wedding anniversary at Le Bonheur and what was more natural than to return to this little gem. The hospitality, service, dining and attention to detail was immaculate. Pure bliss and tranquility. This place is a healing balm for the soul.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay in for dinner. Recommend fish dishes. You will not regret it.
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mlopinska wrote a review Jun 2011
Sopot, Poland11 contributions8 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at Le Bonheur Villa for six nights from 15 of May. It was our honeymoon. We didn't made any special preperation for the trip, but we wanted to stay on three islands. We have just bought tickets to Mahe one week before the trip. We have found that villa on seyshells.travel website. We have contacted with owners by mail. They have replayed very soon. Owners said that there is free rooms in villa and no problem we can come. We have asked owners if they know some good stay on Praslin and La Digue. We have found some places on our own but they said that they don't recommend them. And now is first surprise, they told us that we don't have to worry of anything and they will arrange some stay on Praslin and La Digue. We have agreed on this as we thought they know better seychelles than us and we don't regret it. They have planned and arranged wonderful stay for us on other islands but about it we will write in other place.
Now let's go back to Le Bonheur. Don, the owner, has came for us on airport and took us to the villa. The first impression after coming to villa was wow, what a great place. Beautiful building, very elegant furniture, great big pool in front of villa and colorful garden. Mrs Marylene, wife of the owner, has greeted us and showed villa and the our room. The room, like whole villa, was very clean, very well decorated with nice furniture. The toilet was also great. As the owners heard that our trip will be honeymoon, we have found bottle of champagne in the room and we were invited buy owners for the dinner. They have prepared a great dinner for us in the evening by the pool. It was great. They have asked us what we would like to do and they will help us. We said that we would like to explore the island so owners have arranged rental of the car for us. Next day car was waiting for us in the villa. Only 35 euros per day. In the evening during talk with owners I have mentioned that I would like to go on fishing. And ofcourse, Marylene and Don, told us that it won't be any problem. They have arranged very good boat for us. In the morning Don took us to the boat. And we have caught over 2 meters long sailfish (photo in attachment) and bonito. Another great day on Seychelles:). Let's get back again to Le Bonheur. Owners are preparing great breakfasts, planty of everything. Ofcourse breakfast is served by the pool by the stuff who works for owners. Stuff was perfect also, nice and helpful.
The owners, Marylene and Don are great people. They have arranged five star hotel on Praslin for half of the price and extended regular room on La Digue to honeymoon suite for the same price. How we can call it? Only we can say that Marylene and Don are wonderful and once again write Thank You.
To sum up, villa is great and is perfect place to choose when planning visit on Seychelles,whatever if You go only as a couple or with more friends. And If You plan to go with children, Le Bonheur is also best choice.
On the end I would like to quote Don's words: "Nothing is a problem on Seychelles".
Hope we could return to Seychelles and once again big thanks to You Marylene and Don.
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Date of stay: May 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Agnieszka wrote a review Nov 2018
Warsaw, Poland18 contributions5 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were welcomed by unfriendly Mrs Ann. She was surprised, that we are 4 adults with 2 children. The owner (Mrs Marylene) confirmed extra bed for my son and my doughter slept with us. We felt uncomfortable and strange. Our room (penthouse) was dirty. Only towels and bedclothes was clean. In the kitchen one of the lamps was broken, the kettle was leaking. There was only 4 paper plates and 2 tea cups. In the bathroom there was jaccuzi - but it was broken, no info about that. We decided to stay only one night there and move to other hotel. We had to pay 50 % of total amount and the commision for booking.com, total cost for one night was 502.25 EUR !!!! The beaches in the neighbourhood very rocky, not suitable for swimming. A lot of noisy residents and one very poor shop around. Very high prices in the restaurant, if you want to eat dinner. The offer on booking.com - especially the pictures does not match the reality. It's a melange of pictures from many rooms. Only one air conditioning for whole penthouse and one fan, two other was not the at all. WE DO NOT RECCOMEND In the morning Mrs Marylene for good bye said - "sorry for that" ... no comments
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Date of stay: November 2018
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Answer from Don R
Victoria
Thank you for your interest in Le Bonheur. We can arrange for additional bed in room depending on availability of rooms of course therefore we would need to know your dates. Snorkelling areas around Mahe are very good spots and we have one 10 mins drive away either by rental car or bus which stops are 100 metres away from Le Bonheur. Hope this helps you. Best Regards, Don Rea - Owner
Václav V wrote a tip Nov 2023
Prague, Czech Republic1,493 contribution132 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The staff members will help you with all your needs. Vicinity: supermarket 3 mins walk Nearest beach 1 minute - lower Carana Upper Carana beach 3 minutes Bus Stop - 1 min"
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CarlAndersen wrote a tip Apr 2023
Svendborg, Denmark5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay in for dinner. Recommend fish dishes. You will not regret it."
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James M wrote a tip Jan 2023
Pulborough, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You do need a car, the busses are not for the faint hearted - highly recommend Beau Valon for Sundowners - 20 minutes away by car!"
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ADRIANA R wrote a tip Jun 2022
Iasi, Romania2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rent a car to visit all the island. You can ask the host for one. She is very nice and will help you with everything you need. Bring Autan because the mosquitoes are savages"
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NomadicFamilyUnit wrote a tip Dec 2019
75 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sea/Pool view recommende"
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$155 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Bonheur Villa
Which popular attractions are close to Le Bonheur Villa?
Nearby attractions include Roots Seychelles (2.9 miles), Moyenne Island (4.8 miles), and Beau Vallon Beach (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Bonheur Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Le Bonheur Villa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Bonheur Villa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Le Bonheur Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paris Seychelles, Le Cardinal Restaurant, and Seyshima.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Le Bonheur Villa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Le Bonheur Villa have airport transportation?
Yes, Le Bonheur Villa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Le Bonheur Villa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Le Bonheur Villa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Clock Tower (3.7 miles).
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