Anyone have experience with seyvillas.com? Good, bad, indifferent?
Anyone have experience with seyvillas.com? Good, bad, indifferent?
I always check seyvillas.com before going to Seychelles and up to now there was no special offer to attract me in reserving through them.
I will give you some examples related to their high prices:
Etoile Labrine 135 euro seyvillas; booked directly with owner 110 euro BB basis
La Reserve 330 euro BB seyvillas; 220 euro booked with www.mauritius-seychelles.com
Bay View Villa 150 euro B basis; 118 euro booked via www.hotels.com
I can continue with examples but I stop here. If you need help in deciding where to stay based on your budget you can contact me anytime.
Beautiful, that information is very helpful. I a totally unfamiliar with Seychelles and contemplating our first trip there ever. Looking for someplace that is on a great beach with good swimming/snorkeling. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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The best hotels with great service, beach and snorkeling are Constance Ephelia and Four Seasons but I don't know if they are within your price range. There are also nice hotels like La Reserve, Hilton Northolme or Domaine Orangeraie which can also meet your needs but their beaches can not top the beauty of North Beach at Ephelia or Petite Anse at Four Seasons.
It is a pleasure for us to have the opportunity to clarify how we work, which is our mission and, for sure, how we need to calculate our prices therefore we are glad about your several comments regarding the hotel prices of SeyVillas, Miki.
We do not like to give wrong expectations and this is the reason why, if you open our website and our facebook page, you do not read anywhere any connection between the brand SeyVillas and the concept economic! Indeed we are not an hotel booking platform like booking.com or hotels.com, where you can only book your accommodation and the price is the single critical USP. The comparison of the price in itself, we are sorry, but it is not worth and not realistic if you forget to compare the services that you get included in this price.
If you are looking for a cheap platform you are looking in the wrong direction but if you are looking for a quality holiday to a paradise, here we are! Our goal is to deliver an exceptional service to our clients. We are a tour operator that is able to provide a full service for the complete holiday to the Seychelles. With SeyVillas you can book your individual & customized Seychelles travel package with flight, local transfer, accommodation and extra services such as weddings & honeymoons, tours, fishing and snorkeling
Furthermore we are acting as a tour operator under the German law which gives to the clients a high security level when it comes to problems with the vacation and we are available for you our clients during the complete holiday with assistance and help even during the weekend. We are between the client and the hotel and in case of a complain we are available to argue with the accommodation to protect the clients rights.
Our team has a deep knowledge of this destination achieved thanks to a long training process and our visits on site. All the accommodation are regularly inspected by us and every owner of the different accommodation has a direct professional partnership with us.
We invest a lot of time into the development of our website and customer care system to assure to our clients the opportunity to configure his individual trip directly on the website and we can provide valid and available offers, in most cases, within a couple of hours. Through our advanced payment system and our international team we can offer this product worldwide in 4 different languages.
All this little details are necessary to provide to our clients an easy planning and booking process giving a holiday which includes the special wishes and needs of each client.
Even if the connection Seyvillas = Cheap is not our goal we try to do our best to negotiate with the hotels and to be able to offer competitive prices. Is it possible, for sure, that sometimes other platforms get cheaper rates than us or just add a markup of only 10€/night for a specific accommodation. In this case it is possible that we are a bit more expensive than other competitors but this is necessary to be able to offer a good customer service from the moment in which the client leaves the house until when he is back.
Thank you for reading our comment, we really feel it was necessary to clarify this topic.
Make sure you contact a few of the specialist tour operators then you will get the best prices. Seyexclusive, Just Seychelles, Seychelles Travel to name a few
Thanks for the reply even if it is coming very late after several months after I addressed you the question.
Since Seychelles is an expensive destination I try to make my vacation great by getting the best prices available both for flight tickets, accomodation, ferry, trips, car rental and so on. I flew to Seychelles from Europe with 320 euro with Etihad and 435 euro with Emirates. I discovered on my own the islands, I made friendships with guides which were dissapointed about the way the touroperators are charging more the tourists and in the end the guides are receiving less money than what they charged directly. I stay in the best value accomodations in Seychelles from the cheapest to the most expensive and I was always very satisfied by the choices I have made (prices and services). I have never used a touroperator in Seychelles and I am strongly convinced that everybody can follow my advice if they have patience, time and no fear.
Thanks for your explanation. We do understand your point of view and your way to travel, it is always amazing to have the opportunity to know the people and the culture of the country you visit, you can learn and discover a lot.
Unfortunately it is not always possible to plan the holiday in this way. You mentioned time, patience and no fear, three elements not easy to achieve. You can find a really cheap flight, we agree, but you cannot choose the dates, the offer is usually fixed and you have flexible holidays, not always possible.
You have always to consider that the Seychelles are not an easy destination. The inhabitants of these Islands are really nice and warm people. However sometimes the organization is not perfect and for example we have clients that call us because they need one accommodation but they are in front of the hotel in the Seychelles and the hotel answers that the reception is closed and they have to come back the day after.
We give the opportunity to the people that cannot or do not want to plan the holiday like you mentioned to discover this paradise anyway and we offer several different kinds of accommodation to give to every person the holiday he likes, from the luxury to the back pack vacation. We strongly offer the small guesthouse or chalets to give the chance to our clients to get in touch with the local owners and to live the atmosphere of the Seychelles that, as you perfectly know, it is something special and unique.
We are here to talk about this destination that, we do agree, it is not unreachable and it is worth a holiday at least once in life for sure!!!! ;-)
We had a good holiday DESPITE Seyvillas who tried there best to spoil it in 8 different ways!! If you are English they have no respect for you & are totally unhelpful ( trying to overcharge & increasing the price after final payment completed) also transfers booked at 6am although accommodation not ready until 2pm.
Can you be more specific? Why did Seyvillas want to overcharge you? How much was the overcharge and for which service? If you can provide more details you can help others to take better decisions before booking.