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Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort

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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 6 hotels in Victoria
Location
4.3
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4.2
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4.1
Value
3.9
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Poolside bar
Beach
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
French
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McQueen Mendonca wrote a review Jul 2022
Mangalore, India94 contributions60 helpful votes
we traveled in 2019. the place is now shut down i suppose (in 2021) we had an enjoyable time with the whole family in august 2019 when we celebrated our dad's 75th birthday. The creole buffet was wonderful. The restaurants were quite good. And the beach beside the hotel was superb
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Bheng wrote a review Oct 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates28 contributions12 helpful votes
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We really have a good time here with my husband, the place is so amazing relaxing you, the staff are very attentive and professional, the room is clean and nice view from the beach! the room with balcony the bed the toilet is all perfect! the breakfast is amazing and tasty! you can have your breakfast next to the beach! all is perfect!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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JoroPenchev wrote a review Dec 2020
Sofia, Bulgaria12 contributions4 helpful votes
Me any my wife stayed at Avani on our honeymoon back in November 2018. I booked it literally on the last possible day and had some trepidations as it was our first stop on the route but everything turned out great! It is a VERY beautiful place, especially the private beach, which is windy and not really swimmable in November but just as pretty and scenic! Communication in advance was lacking, especially regarding transport but that was my own fault for doing everything in the last minute. On arrival we were greeted by an immensly helpful and kind member of staff whose name unfortunately I don't remember but he was from I believe Mali or Ghana. I'm sad I haven't taken a note of this as I have rarely seen such impeccable and kind service, even for Seychelles standards (which are really high!) and this wonderful man really deserves a raise for his efforts. The hotel itself is just a tad old-fashioned in looks but the rooms are amazing, spacious, full of light and opening up to a great courtyard with a pool. The restaurant (Tamarind) was also a jewel, not super expensive but availng of all landmark local dishes and with a kind Asian staff. Grand Anse is in general a pretty good place to stay on Mahe, as it is not the most popular stretch by far, but there are amazing beaches within close reach to the south and if you're not able or willing to splurge for the (otherwise amazing looking) Hilton, Kempinski or Ephelia, etc, Avani is a really great option. Sunset views are also one of a kind!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Corlia Kotze wrote a review Nov 2020
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I feel there is not enough stars to rate the wonderful experience we had at Avani. The service was excellent, out of this world. We have never felt this spoiled and well taken care of. All the facilities were in good working order and the food was tasty. The view was amazing being right on the beach especially with breakfast and the buffet was great.The two kitties wondering around I also enjoyed as I am a huge animal lover and it made it feel more like home. The only thing is there is a lot of mosquitoes so bring some peaceful sleep, which the reception did warn us about beforehand. We definitely recommend this accommodation and to be honest we would even rate them above some of the 5 star hotels we where also at. Thanks again Avani!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Horváth B wrote a review Sep 2020
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The most beautiful experience of our lives.Nice,helpful and attentive staff.💙 Clean and nice room. the food is more special. Everything is perfect. The country is also surprisingly positive.😍 🥰🥰🥰
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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AnnaNickB wrote a review May 2020
Newport, United Kingdom155 contributions199 helpful votes
It’s very difficult to find a fault! We stayed here for three nights in March, just before the virus crisis caused travel restrictions. My husband had booked the trip as a surprise and well in advance of our arrival, the staff had been very helpful in setting things up. While we were there, we found the staff to be friendly and helpful almost without exception. Our Ocean View Suite was huge, clean and comfortable. The ocean view itself is through foliage, but it’s a very short walk to the ocean. All the food was excellent. We ate in the Tamarind and stayed for hours after the meal, drinking our wine sat in the sag bags in the sand. We ate at the buffet one evening and also did the beachside private dining, surrounded by a heart-shaped lighting ring. Every meal was great. We were lucky enough to get seats on the outside decking of the main restaurant/bar area on six out of our seven attempts (the buffet, three drinks and two breakfasts). Try for this if you can - the view over the beach is perfect. Great cocktail menu and plenty of wine choices. Not a huge beer choice, but cold lager was fine in the 30 degree plus heat. We loved Barbarons beach and walked it end to end every day. It’s not a beach for swimming (at least not when you swim like us!), but really interesting, with lots of coral and shells washed up and a backdrop of varying greenery. There is a small area roped of for swimming at the rocky end of the beach - look out for the rope swing! We were surprised how quiet the beach was. We both felt that the location was a little bit of paradise and were sorry to leave. We hired a car to get around, which was well worth it. While the island is small, the roads mean that it takes longer than you expect to get from a to b. We drove around most of the island. For us aside from Barbarons our favourite beaches were Cap Ternay, Intendance Bay, Carana, Port Laney and especially Police Bay. Highly recommend this place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Sarvesh wrote a review May 2020
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We had a two nights stay. It was a nice stay and wonderful experience but on our first day we noticed the hotel manager being very rude towards a client and the next day it was towards a young foreign staff in an open area. Spoiled our mood a bit.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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corlia_swanepoel wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town, South Africa145 contributions24 helpful votes
We had a one night stay in a beach room. It was a lovely resort, very beautiful. The staff was extremely helpful and we had lovely drinks on the beach the evening. The rooms are spacious, however the bathroom was a bit odd. Breakfast was lovely and we cannot fault them on service. The swimming beach is very small however and I think it is worth a mention.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Allison H wrote a review Mar 2020
United Kingdom11 contributions7 helpful votes
We spent 11 nights recently at the Avani and had a wonderful time. We had an ocean view room which was very comfortable and the best bed I've slept in for a long time. The staff was so helpful and personable, always doing their best, nothing was too much trouble. We are missing Joanne's wonderful eggs in the morning- she always remembered who had ordered what, and always with a smile. The bar service was great with Thushan inventing different cocktails for me! We would happily return, a very relaxing stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: I was very happy with our ocean view room, definitely prefer over the garden view room.
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Martin F wrote a review Mar 2020
Wallsend, United Kingdom25 contributions20 helpful votes
The Avani is situated right on the edge of a lovely sweeping beach unfortunately only a small portion of the bay, to the right of the hotel is good for swimming and snorkelling. The facility while comfortable and well maintained, looks tired in places. The staff really make the Avani, always friendly and eager to ensure you are enjoying your stay. Janette always had a smile and a cheery welcome at breakfast, Waseem and Hari waited on your every need at meal times and Dams will ensure you always have the right drink at the table. Hats off to Joanne for effortlessly coping with all the egg orders, always smiling and never getting mixed up with who she was cooking for. Food has a distinctive Indian and Creole edge which may not be to everyones liking but the main restaurant is buffet meaning that everyone should be able to find something to their liking. Of the two alternative restaurants (surcharges apply) the pan asian Tamarind Thai has the better choice but service can be very erratic (from very attentive to extremely slow) The newly opened Terrace offers Fish or Meat 5 course banquets and the quality of food/cooking on both are excellent. The location on the roof of the main building, gives lovely views over the bay but take a torch if you have the fish banquet so that you can see the bones, in the romantic mood setting. Overall a very enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Rm 171 on ground floor, is closest to beach and in a very quiet location - except the rolling...
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Response from BenjaminVBAR, Front Office Manager at Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort
Responded Apr 5, 2020
Dear 28martinf, Thank you for choosing our resort for your stay at Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort and for taking the time to post this review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the selection of food outlets, the location and especially the genuine service. Thank you as well for mentioning our team members for providing you with a memorable service. Rest assured that you made their day with your kind comments. It was our pleasure to serve you. We have shared your comments with the Tamarind team to work on more consistent service as it is usually praised for its outstanding friendliness. Thank you once again for your recommendation to other TripAdvisor readers and the positive feedback. With that, I hope that we will have a chance to serve you again in the near future. Tropical regards, Benjamin
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LOCATION
SeychellesMahe IslandVictoria
NUMBER OF ROOMS
124
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort?
Nearby attractions include Anse Lazio (2.6 miles), Copolia Trail (2.4 miles), and Morne Blanc (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Del Place Bar and Restaurant, The Maharajas, and The Copper Pot (take-out).
Are there opportunities to exercise at Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Clock Tower (4.2 miles).
Does Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.