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Appears a little run down on arrival. Room huge but not exciting (premier room) Balcony chair cushions dirty and damaged. Only one sun lounger. Nice view of the beach. Double shower. Food just about edible, you have to choose dinner at breakfast. Definitely not the best. Unless you have a car, the hotel is the only place for dinner. Small cafe on beach open for lunch, again poor. The main road is 2.2km up a very steep hill. Beach access from hotel is difficult when tide in. There is a path to the beach up the road. No sun loungers on beach. This is a budget hotel.
We stopped at Anse Soleil Beachcomber for a snorkeling stop during our trip around Mahe. The staff pointed out the place where to park and we were able to enjoy the snorkeling and have a quick lunch before we went on to our tour around Mahe. The fish are amazing there, just a meter from the coast are schools of fish and the coral (even though it's bleached) gave a lot of life. It's a budget location with A quality service and surroundings. I think my family would enjoy it a lot here even though it's a bit isolated from the rest of the island. I would advise a rental car as they are not expensive and gives you mobility on the island. The rooms look a bit basic but it's the rest where you come for. We will come back!
After spending 5 nights in Beau Vallon we spent 2 nights in Anse Soleil Beachcomber to end our trip. Priscilla and the owner went out of their way to accommodate us for our 2 last nights. The scenery is fantastic, with a great beach just next to our room. Though the sea was a little bit rough, our children 13 & 6 loved it. We felt like home and are looking forward to our next visit in Anse Soleil. Special note to Priscilla who showed us the outstanding hospitality of Seychelles. Our room was great with all facilities needed with a child on 2 years old. Anse Soleil Beachcomber is a must to visit. Thank you for the great experience.
We (a family group of 3 adults and 2 children) have stayed in two adjoining self-catering chalets for five nights. This was not my first visit to Mahe and I believe it is the best area to stay on the island as it offers access to the best beaches and other attractions. Here is what we liked and did not like during our stay: + location is great: Anse Soleil beach is 200m away (quite steep slope though), Petite Anse (Four Seasons´ beach) and Baie Lazare (Kempinski) can both be reached on foot (1.5-2km, but involves climbing some hills). We had a car and used it to drive to all three beaches. Note, that in case of Petite Anse one has to leave the car at the entrance to Four Seasons and then walk about 500m (steep climb on the way back). Snorkeling is great at Anse Soleil and good at Petit Anse and Baie Lazare (the latter has a protective reef) + chalets themselves are spacious and well equipped, the only thing we have missed was the dining table, I guess the idea is that one is supposed to eat at the hotel. There is not much view from the chalets themselves (one sees the sea and the main mountain range from the kitchen and living room). Air conditioning in bedrooms works very well and living rooms have ceiling fans + hotel staff was generally nice and helpful, they even allowed us to stay until 22:00 in our chalets on the last day (we had a night flight home) The drawbacks: - during our stay there was massive construction going on on the slope behind the chalets (new villas being added to Four Seasons hotel) as well as new chalets constructed at Beachcomber itself. In addition to noise, there were many foreign workers (from India?) hanging around all the time. Not good, but not the hotel´s fault and after my repeat complaints the management dealt with the situation professionally, making an appropriate discount for our stay. - Keep in mind that unlike the hotel itself, the self-catering chalets (total of 4 units, 2+2) are not on the beach itself. Rather, they are about 200m up the slope. This did not bother us and we used our car to drive up and down, but don´t expect to be directly on the waterfront Some other notes. I would recommend having a car when staying in this area, as e.g. there are no shops that are easy walking distance (however there are plenty of small shops on the main W coast road, including a nice fruit and vegetable market about 4 km N). There is a diving resort at the Kempinski hotel in Baie Lazare, but diving with them proved to be a disappointment: we have seen more sea life just snorkeling from the three mentioned beaches, esp. from Anse Soleil. Note, that in case of strong rain, the small stream that flows into the sea at Anse Soleil makes the sea very muddy and snorkeling becomes impossible. There is some swell at the beach during winter, but it is not a problem (except for small children). We did not take breakfast at the hotel, but our deal included one free dinner at their restaurant. While the food has been reasonable, our conclusion was that we would not have gone there if it was not included. All in all great value for the money on expensive Seychelles. I definitely recommend the Beachcomber hotel and would stay again without hesitation.…
We stayed for a week in Beachcomber Anse Soleil. Everything was perfect. The staff very friendly and helpful, really good food, spacious room with terrace and beautiful view. The magnificent beach is just yards away from our room. Would highly recommend this guesthouse and hope to go back there.