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The Old School Self Catering

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Baie Ste Anne, Praslin Island Seychelles
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#2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Baie Ste Anne
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Our name not only suggests that the building was formerly the site of an Old School, but also our firm belief in good "old School hospitality". It's a simple idea. We've taken all the best features of luxury boutique hotels, we've taken all the best things about serviced apartments and together with a family run atmosphere we reckon we've created the perfect place for your holidays.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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MonsieurBlack wrote a review Aug 2020
Praslin Island, Seychelles25 contributions15 helpful votes
I stayed in an apartment here for over 6 months in the last stages of my contract at the school next door. In that time, I found the staff so very helpful and it was a real pity that my stay was curtailed through ill health. These apartments are ideal for bus links and the ferry is a short walk away. The beaches and main restaurants are only 15 minutes away by bus and although the buses stop running early evening taxis are readily available if you ask the staff at whichever restaurant you are eating. Alternatively, they can be booked in advance of your evening out. Typically SR400-500 to or from the main tourist area of Cote D'Or. The dates I have placed on here are wrong since I left in 2017.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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chitownsam wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois2,124 contributions709 helpful votes
Rooms are very large with a full kitchen including microwave, cooktop, oven, and refrigerator freezer. Room was spotless, bed was comfortable, shower was excellent. Breakfast/ lunch available downstairs. Old School is a 16 minute walk from the ferry. There is a bus stop almost directly in front. Buses cost SR 7 and run reasonably often but only until about 1800 or 1830. There are no other restaurants in the immediate area. The restaurant downstairs closes at 1700. A few small mini-marts nearby. Most restaurants open for dinner at 1900 or 1930 so you would have to take.a taxi to get back. Nathalie was extremely prompt and responsive to any/all inquiries. We were able, with prior notification, to check in at 1830. The office closes at 1600. Ask for a room with a harbor view.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from peterpO8607QG, Owner at The Old School Self Catering
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Thank you for your five star review of our apartments. We really appreciate it. Hope to maybe welcome you back again someday. Regards, Peter
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Cindy E wrote a review Jan 2020
62 contributions9 helpful votes
The old school is apartments on top of some shops and an awesome coffee shop. It is not the conventional hotel set up and it is not the idyllic Seychelles hotel in palm trees with great view, but with that said, that type of accommodation is very expensive and Old School's prices were very affordable, and although there is no magnificent view, the location is central, the apartments are spacious, modern and spotless. Besides we left early in the morning and were out and about till after dark, who would want to sit around when there is a magnificent island to explore.Their service is top class. Nathalie was so incredibly helpful, offered so much advice on matters she didn't have to. Went out of her way to give us an early check in as we arrived at 07:00 am. She made sure we sent her copies of our passport to speed up check in as she knew we would be tired. She arranged us a car at a great price (make use of this service - you wont get a better price and at peak times you run the risk of not having car availability if you wait till you are there, and a car is a must to have on Praslin. We loved having the freedom to go wherever we wanted and when we wanted). All in all, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from peterpO8607QG, Owner at The Old School Self Catering
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Thank you for your lovely comments about our apartments. I could say you hit the nail right on the head! We are not in the sexiest of locations on the island and we don't have fantastic views out of all our windows but we do have a great little set up and offer great value for money with a great team of people that work for us. Thank you once again and maybe we shall see you in the future. Tropical regards from Sunny Praslin, Peter
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Liza h wrote a review Nov 2019
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You made our stay in Praslin wonderfull tnx for everything. When we arrived the manager welcomed us with hot towls to refresh. And with a welcome drink. The room was very big and the kitchen also ! It was great for the kids . The airco was good ! The service, towls also for the beach the kitchen tools everything great tnx ! And expecially for the lovely manager If you are travelling with kids this hotel is top !
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from peterpO8607QG, Owner at The Old School Self Catering
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Thank you for your lovely comments about our apartments. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Nathalie our manager is indeed an excellent host! Hope to welcome you back again someday. Kind regards, Peter
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ChristinaHind wrote a review Nov 2019
London87 contributions35 helpful votes
I'm clearly in the minority here but there must be other like minded people like me so very unusually, I'm posting a poor review. It is totally true that these apartments are ultra clean, furnished & equipped to a very high standard, ideally situated for bus transportation & handy for the ferry. This combination clearly suits other reviewers very well. The apartments are however, totally lacking in character, and once inside there is nothing at all to suggest that you are in the Seychelles. Our apartment had a view of an industrial warehouse, was dark, dismal & thoroughly depressing. There are so many pretty holiday lets on Praslin, surrounded by palm & banana trees with magnificent views. I totally regret not doing more thorough preparation & staying in one of those instead. Nathalie was in regular contact right up to our arrival. Call me cynical but I had the distinct impression that her 'helpfulness' was only seeking opportunities to make more money from us. Such a contrast to our other Seychelles hosts who couldn't do enough for us without trying to get us to spend more money. I emailed Nathalie to ask if she could store a couple of small bags for us a couple of days prior to our check in. She replied that it's not their policy to do that. When we did arrive the office appeared to be huge, I really couldn't see that storing a couple of small bags would have been such an imposition. We had to cancel the first night of our stay due to some worrying health problems. When I informed Nathalie her immediate reaction was to state that we wouldn't be due a refund. I hadn't asked for a refund, but our experiences from other hosts on the Seychelles have been from a far more caring perspective rather than from such a business angle. If a sterile, bland environment is all you hope for then this is your dream holiday venue, if you want true Praslin, stay almost anywhere else on the island. The buses are so reliable it's definitely worth staying a bit further away.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from peterpO8607QG, Owner at The Old School Self Catering
Responded Feb 11, 2020
Thank you for your review. Indeed it looks like you are in the minority here! Nathalie's helpfullness has always been genuine as the dozens of other reviews suggest. I'm afraid I have to defend her here and you're clearly the one with the problem! We are but a small apartment complex, far from being the best accommodation on Praslin and yes we may not have the finest decor etc but I guarantee you will not find anywhere better for the money you pay. How on earth did she try to get you to spend more money? We have nothing else to upsell! Just basic comfortable apartments with all the modcons you'd need for a great holiday. We are not trying to be anything but that. We do not have a facility to store luggage for anyone I'm afraid and I most certainly would not allow for bags to be stored in our office for several days. Don't forget kindness begets Kindness and I don't think you were very kind to Nathalie. Regards, Peter Pomeroy
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PRICE RANGE
$82 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SeychellesPraslin IslandBaie Ste Anne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old School Self Catering
Which popular attractions are close to The Old School Self Catering?
Nearby attractions include Anse Source D'Argent (5.0 miles), Curieuse Island (4.5 miles), and Anse Severe (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old School Self Catering?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Old School Self Catering?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Old School Self Catering?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old School Self Catering?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old School Self Catering?
Conveniently located restaurants include Les Rochers, Mi Mum's Takeaway, and Le Nautique Waterfront Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Old School Self Catering?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Old School Self Catering?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.