Hotel L'Archipel

Hotel L'Archipel

Anse Gouvernement, Au Cap, Praslin Island Seychelles
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The hotel is located on Praslin at the end of the famous Cote d'Or Bay, overlooking the secluded beach of Anse Gouvernement. L'Archipel hotel enjoys an idyllic setting with all rooms offering sea views, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the tranquility. 4 Superior rooms of 60sqm, 16 Deluxe rooms of 60sqm, 10 Senior Suites of 65sqm and 2 Family Suites of 120sqm. Hotel L'Archipel proposes some of the best cuisine on the island in its two reputed restaurants: La Feuille d'Or and La Gigolette Beachfront Restaurant which offer a variety of delicious international and memorable Creole dishes featuring the very best seafood and local produce. Attractions include weekly themed nights and spectacular Barbecues. The special Creole night comes complete with a moutya dance and, on occasion, live entertainment. We are happy to cater for guests with special dietary needs and clients who go fishing may request the chef to cook their catch.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

Anse Gouvernement, Au Cap, Praslin Island Seychelles
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 41 out of 100
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Praslin Island Airport
Seychelles Intl Airport
29.6 mi
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Aoife K wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a real taste of paradise, a spacious, tranquil hotel with a feel of a family home. The attention to detail of the staff is second to none. The rooms are very clean, so comfortable and with amazing views. From the minute you arrive at this hotel a sense of calm comes over you. The location is secluded with beautiful trees and a private beach where the waves lap the shore while you eat your breakfast. We availed of the half board package and the food was extremely tasty with a great choice, the seafood was so fresh and a real delight to taste different creole cuisine. Out trip was topped off when we received homenade banana bread and jam to send us off on our journey home. I’d highly recommend this hotel and their fantastic team.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Cait Z wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
L'Archipel Hotel is an absolutely gorgeous place to stay. The "rooms" are basically small villas with spacious bedroom, huge bathroom and a living room. Perfectly clean, lots of space. Our veranda had a gorgeous view of the ocean. The beach area is exceptional; white sand and the ocean was absolutely perfect for swimming. There are many recliners for lounging along the beach and by the pool. When the tide is low, you can walk almost all the way around the beach into town. The breakfast buffet was perfect, and we ate dinner one night at the restaurant and it was absolutely delicious, romantic, and lovely. The service is without compare; Mickael, Maritza, and Dmitri are a few of the people who made our stay exceptional. Everyone was so genuinely kind, thoughtful and helpful. An exceptional place to stay; we hope to return someday!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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M. Hafner wrote a review May 2022
Regensburg, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the L‘Archipel from 19.3.21 to 24.3.21 . Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the front desk staff and the check-in was done quickly and efficiently. After check-in we were given a tour of the hotel by front office manager Daniel, followed by a quick room tour of our family suite. Our luggage was also brought to the room within 10 or so minutes.
The room was simply amazing, in every aspect! The location on the hillside provided an amazing view of the beach, the coastline and, of course, the sunsets. The room was very clean and tidy with everything we needed, coffee machine, water heater and mini bar included. And in the rare case that we needed something special, a quick call to the front desk would suffice. The entire room was also air conditioned.
Of the two bathrooms we only used the main one, but it was more than big enough for three people, especially thanks to the dual showers.

The pool was also very nice though after about a third of the pools‘ length it becomes rather deep so it may not be suited for smaller children. The pool is a chlorinated pool, not a seawater pool.
Speaking of the sea, the beach was very nice and always clean, even though lots and lots of sea weed were washed ashore every day (which the hotel staff disposed of every morning and sometimes even during the day).

The breakfast was a continental-type breakfast sometimes mixed with Seychelles specialties, mainly local fruit, along with a selection of eggs.
We only dined twice at the hotel but both our dinners were very good, though we can especially recommend the chefs buffet as it provided unique and interesting options for dinner.

Throughout our stay, the hotel staff was always friendly, kind and helpful, while always making us feel valued and welcome. Needless to say, we were very sad when we had to leave but we definitely plan on returning!
L‘Archipel definitely deserves a recommendation from our side!
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Lucas D'Offay, General Manager at Hotel L'Archipel
Responded Jun 20, 2022
We appreciate your feedback regarding your stay at Hotel L'Archipel. We are very pleased to read that you have particularly appreciated the size and comfort of our room, the sea view and the beach. We do hope to welcome you once again if you ever stop in Seychelles for a second time.
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J222_psu wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 4 nights for our honeymoon at Hotel L’Archipel. At first we were not pleased with the check in process as there was a delay in checking in and also our ride from the pier to the hotel did not met us. At the pier, there is the main building and a short walk down the pier is a parking lot. We thought that we would get picked up at the main building where the boats docked and did not realize that we were supposed to walk down the pier to the parking lot. Nevertheless, we took a taxi to the hotel and the check in process was slow and many questions seemed to be asked repetitively. The hotel itself is perched on the side of a hill, and obviously the higher you go the better the views. Unlike a traditional hotel, each room appears to be in a separate building which adds a level of privacy to your stay. To reach any part of the hotel, there are many steps and there is a slight path, so anyone with mobility issues would be wise to inquire with the hotel before booking. The rooms are large, spacious and clean. The bathroom needed some work as there was an ever present musty smell in the shower – not to mention tons of hair clogging the drain. Towels are provided for free down at the beach. I would think that they would have towels near the pool if needed, rather ten have guests walk down to the beach. The hotel staff was very friendly and nice. We did the half board and we would say that the breakfast was quite good. The rooms have a little mini fridge and the hotel provides a few waters for you each day. Additional waters are charged to your room. The hotel is a little off the beaten path, which is nice as it is very quiet, even in the day. All in all, would stay again at the hotel if on the island.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Higher the room on the hillside, the better the views
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claytoncast wrote a review Dec 2021
Bromley, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So evidently 25 years in a relationship warrants a rather special holiday and we head off to the Seychelles.

Audley travel who set up the holiday recommended our hotel of choice for the first five days of our break to us and it’s on the island of Praslin.

A drive down a long ramshackle track brings us to Hotel L’Archipel hidden away on a bay on the island, and it’s a delight.

Check in is easy and though we are a little early, our room is ready. Our room is the furthest away from the delightful reception area in a bit of a walk, but perched on the opposite side of the hotel site it overlooks the sweep of the bay and has a beautiful veranda from which the view is absolutely stunning. The room is large, with a very spacious double bed, double wardrobes, a second bed or shares against the wall and the small shares at the end of the bed with a writing desk and plenty of space. Two rather stern chairs sit in the middle of the room-certainly not for lounging, but the room is a large delight. Add to it an enormous bathroom with separate loo and shower and bath and double sinks and it’s all one could want. And that view!

There is a delightful, if rather compact, working pool with a nice poolside area with songbirds and umbrellas, and there’s a rather beautiful beach. A bit rocky to get out into the sea, but delightful sunbathing.

Breakfast is excellent, with plenty of service. There’s a lunch menu available at the one restaurant that is open (I’m pretty sure that in non covid times there are two restaurants here) and we are on a dinner included basis so we get to choose from the menu each evening.

Service is excellent. We have a delightful server called Edward most evenings. Food is okay but verging on the bland little. It’s also rather difficult to find anybody for poolside or beach service during the day.

But I’m going to forgive that, as the location of this hotel is absolutely delightful. little hidden gem.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lucas D'Offay, General Manager at Hotel L'Archipel
Responded Jan 10, 2022
We appreciate your feedback regarding your stay at Hotel L'Archipel. We are pleased to read that you have particularly appreciated the size and comfort of our room and the sea view and the beach. We take note re comments regarding the food and the pool side service. Same will be taken up with our F&B Manager and the Chef. Thank you for choosing Hotel L’Archipel and we hope to welcome you again soon.
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STARWalker_Family wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel L'archipel exceeded all of our expectations with it's private, right on the beach location nestled against a lush hillside. From your villa, you can hear the crashing waves, watch the sunset over the bay, and be mesmerized by the "flying foxes" gliding amongst the trees all while enjoying a cocktail made of island rum. Suren and his professional staff provide a VIP experience for every guest by coordinating activities, whipping up special meal requests, and assisting with any task above and beyond the norm. For those with concerns, COVID protocols are strictly adhered to and the hotel helps coordinate testing while on the island. I recommend this gem of a property and urge you to visit as you won't be sorry.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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footlooseWinchester wrote a review Feb 2020
winchester
5.0 of 5 bubbles
L'Archipel does not pretend to be modern. Its a very comfortable, small hotel with some of the best staff we have ever come across. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Every customer is treated as a special guest and gets personal service with courtesy and charm.

The food is absolutely delicious. The beach offers excellent, safe swimming. Above all the L'Archipel allows its guests to have a very peaceful and happy holiday.

It is also within walking distance, along a very beautiful beach, to the little village where one can enjoy a quick lunch or drink in many restaurants. There are a few handy little super markets that sell practically everything one needs.

We hope to be able to go there again next year to get away from the British winter. Can't wait!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms.on the ground floor have a private veranda where one can enjoy a drink before dinner or...
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Response from Hotel L'Archipel, Sales at Hotel L'Archipel
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Its always pleasing to note that we do not disappoint our repeat guests. This has been the success of our hotel and it equally spurs our team to excel in their duties. Looking forward to welcoming you once again next year!!
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Rp55555 wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved our stay here. It's quiet, it's peaceful, it's nicely spread out so it never felt busy. The beach is stunning with really calm water and great snorkelling along the rocks. There's snorkels, paddle boards and kayaks free to use, along with a pool table and a book swap. It sounds minor but even the positioning of the air con in the rooms has been thought through so it doesn't dry you out when you sleep. We went to a couple of other hotels for food and to use the beaches but always came away saying we're staying in the best place!

What really makes L'Archipel special is the people who work here. Christopher brightened our mornings, Edward's friendliness made our evenings! The reception staff were super helpful booking restaurants and trips for us. The ground staff always said Good Morning. Jeremi left amazing towel art creations and Dominic the taxi driver shared such interesting insights. Thank you to everyone who made our trip special.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lucas D'Offay, General Manager at Hotel L'Archipel
Responded Jun 20, 2022
We appreciate your feedback regarding your stay at Hotel L'Archipel. We are happy to read, that everything was to your expectations and that you have enjoyed all the free services being offered such as SUP, Pool table, and snorkeling gears to explore the Hotel Bay. Thank you for choosing Hotel L’Archipel and we hope to welcome you again.
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BM <33 wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is paradise. From the very moment we arrived the staff were incredibly helpful and polite, and helped immediately relax us from our long travel. The rooms are immaculate and the views from our room were absolutely incredible, i frequently had to double take because I actually could not believe how stunning it is. The hotel is amazing off the basis of the views alone!! The pool is lovely and clean, the perfect temperature and it also has a great view of the beach. It is great that there is a private beach as part of the hotel, as there is barely ever any people on it and you can enjoy the water freely. There is even the option to go paddle boarding or kayaking, which my family thoroughly enjoyed. The restaurants are lovely, and the food is absolutely incredible. I’d definitely reccomend the beef, it is like eating at a Michelin restaurant. This hotel is an absolute MUST if you are visiting the Seychelles! It is garunteed paradise on earth and I wish I could live there all the time. What an amazing place to stay and I will definitely be returning!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: make use of the paddle boarding and kayaking, it’s a great experience. Also take a walk down the...
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ronnieyael wrote a review Dec 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel
5.0 of 5 bubbles
December weather in Seychelles can get tricky, rain and thunderstorms mix with sunny days or sunny hours.
None of that has had any influence over our amazing stay.On the contrary, it only gave us a better opportunity to get to know the amazing team of L’Archipel, under the leadership of Luca D’Offay and always present smiling and eager to help, operations manager Suren.
It is our second visit to L’Archipel, the first 27! Years ago.
We had fond memories and when we decided to go to the Seychelles again L’Archipel in Praslin was the choice of the heart. What a surprise it was when we saw how much more beautiful it is, the rooms have been refurbished, everything was even more amazing. It felt you don’t want to leave the place.
It was sad to hear of the passing of mr Louis D’Offay, the founder of L’Archipel who nearly single handedly has built and developed this jewel of beauty and serenity. I am certain that with Luca and Suren he knows, from heaven, that his baby rests in good hands.
Beyond nostalgia, L’Archipel is a boutique high end five star facility with outstanding service, impeccable attention to detail, fairly priced restaurant that beyond it’s menu will gladly respond to any special requests. Nothing is too much and too complicated, ask Suren and it’s done, from car to boat to anything.
The most outstanding thing about the way the hotel is laid out is that if you chose to, you have the place for yourself.
Recommend with all my love to anyone who has a heart.

Thank you paradise
Yael and Ronnie Braun

The only complaint, now that I am back home is that I am having difficulties falling asleep without the sound of the waves
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Answer from General Manager
Seychelles1 contribution
Bonjour, oui on offre ce service a l'hôtel. Le prix est Euro 165/- par personne.
Answer from HotelLArchipel
Seychelles4 contributions
Bonjour Sophie, oui c'est certifié PADI. Toutes les chambres, bar, restaurants ont le wifi. Des serviettes de plage sont disponibles pour tous nos clients. Hotel L'Archipel Concierge
Answer from General Manager
Seychelles1 contribution
Bonjour, yes the diving is a PADI certified and Jean-Paul the Instructor is also PADI Certified. Please send us an email so we can share with you his email address for more information as it is being managed separately from the hotel.
Answer from HotelLArchipel
Seychelles4 contributions
Thank you for your message. We do not provide snorkeling trips to other islands, however, we offer different types of excursions to the nearby Islands in which such activities are included. Reservations can be made on sight. The weather for the whole of August is windy, the sea very rough and light showers from time to time. We can have heavy rain also.
Inspire45192297293 wrote a tip Feb 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared for wildlife and embrace its beauty."
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A J M wrote a tip Oct 2023
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book excursions at reception or with your travel agent when you arrive 😊"
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2Globetrotters wrote a tip May 2023
London, United Kingdom154 contributions56 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"No gym, not enough diving gears for all their customers. Not great value for money."
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Annukka U wrote a tip Nov 2022
Helsinki20 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a senior suite number 24"
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Manny-C wrote a tip Sep 2022
Brimpton, United Kingdom665 contributions202 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book sea front villas"
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$483 - $738 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel L'Archipel
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel L'Archipel?
Nearby attractions include Anse Lazio (4.6 miles), Dave's Tour (0.9 miles), and Curieuse Island (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel L'Archipel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel L'Archipel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel L'Archipel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel L'Archipel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel L'Archipel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Curieuse Restaurant, Cafe des Arts, and Les Rochers.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel L'Archipel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel L'Archipel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel L'Archipel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel L'Archipel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Hotel L'Archipel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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