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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Beau Vallon, Mahe Island

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Kati09
Frankfurt, Germany
3 reviews
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“Seychelles Holiday”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We stayed at the Beau Vallon Apartments in October and I was happy to find these apartments as they offer excellent value for money. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment in the most recent build complex where we had a living room with dining area and kitchen, a very spacious bedroom and a bathroom including a big bathtub. The apartments are clean and nice and there is even a grill outside, so you can buy some fresh fish at Victoria Market and have some barbecue. The only little downside is the road, which gets quite noisy in the mornings when the traffic starts and in the evenings as well.
The owner and his family are really nice and helpful and you feel rather treated as a friend then a client. Emails are answered really quick and as I was a bit worried at the beginning about the whole transferring deposit process, everything turned out to be 100% legit.
The main beach is about 7min walk, which is really nice for swimming. There are supermarkets just across the street, and you can also reach the bus stop in 5min if you are planning to go to Victoria. I can really recommend this place to stay. Had a great time!

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Liked best: plenty of space, bathtub, comfortable beds, proximity to beach
Liked least: noise from the street, internet really slow
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Ormskirk
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4 reviews
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“A gem - clean, safe and comfortable”
Reviewed October 28, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We rented a ground floor 1 bedroom apartment. We absolutely loved it.
After travelling in Nepal it was wonderful to have a comfortable bed and good bathroom.
Eating out is quite expensive on the islands so it was really good to be able to buy food and drink from the local supermarkets and prepare it in the apartment.
Viraf, the owner, gave us a short tour of Beau Vallon and showed us where the locals bought their, excellent, takeaways and where we could buy freshly caught and barbecued fish.
He also introduced us to the local coconut rum - drunk with mango juice and lime - brilliant.
We sat each evening on our verandah and had our cocktails - even when it rained we were sheltered and could still be outside.
We had maid service every day, the garden was tended every day. All of the shared ares were swept every day, there was a security guard keeping an eye out over night - not that we ever felt that it was needed but it all contributed to a wonderful holiday.
Excellent value. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: A 10 minute walk to the best swimming beach on Mahe
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Corey T
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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“You'll leave Seychelles with a new family...”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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I believe many other people have summed up the rooms and accommodation Viraf has to offer and I agree with them. The rooms are amazing value; however, what truly sets this place apart is the personal attention and detail this man puts into your stay in the Seychelles.

My fiancee and I arrived into the Seychelles believing we had book 5 nights at Beryls Studio only to discover upon arrival that our booking did not go through and he only had the place available for one evening. We took it for the night, as it was perfect and had a beautiful view of the mountain from the rear balcony.

Knowing we were in a bind, he organized us another room with family, which proved to be the greatest part of our Seychelles experience. So much so, that we were almost convinced to get married right then because we felt as though we had friends and family already present. "Why not? Its a paradise here. Why not get married in paradise?" Good point.

I have recommended Viraf's apartments to numerous friends, as it is easy to get there from our home in Kenya. I recommend it to you as well. This is the first time I have ever written a review for a site and it will most likely be my last. Our trip to the Seychelles was worth it and we are looking forward to returning soon. Maybe we will go through with the wedding this time.

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Liked best: Personal detail
Liked least: Trying to book it.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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imountjoy
Kigali, Rwanda
1 review
“MR - An excellent value coupled with warm courteous, family friendly service!”
Reviewed August 9, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

As a value for price paid, this rental is exceptional. 40 Euro a night is by far the most competitive in Beau Vallon, and the location, facilities, and service are exceptional as well. Viraf and family were warm, helpful, and are really doing a doing an incredible service by making the seychelles more accessible to those that can't afford 800 USD a night! We loved our stay, our vacation, and are very happy to have supported this family business! We definitely recommend!

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Liked best: Location and Facilities
Liked least: Wifi was down.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Mrandmrsh...
UK
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50 reviews
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“Excellent value”
Reviewed June 15, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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We booked with Viraj having noted that his apartments appear to be the cheapest on the Island. They are a brilliant find, spacious but most importantly exceptional value for money. We were collected from the airport having arranged this with Viraj for a modest fee and given a brief tour by his fascinating Pop. We were then shown the apartment which was larger than the one pictured because this was booked. We stayed for one evening before leaving for Praslin then on our return from La Digue a further two evenings. For these evenings we were accommodated in an enormous apartment at no extra costs, which was incredibly generous. These apartments are brilliantly equipped and even have washing machines, which prove super useful towards then end of any stay. We were given a super useful tour of Beau Vallon highlighting restaurants, shops and local attractions. The apartments are around 400 metres from beautiful Beau Vallon beach, which is where a very posh Savoy Hotel is being built. So as you can imagine the location is perfect. There are a number of pizzerias and other types of restaurant close to the apartments and also opposite the beach. Being looked after by Viraj and his family was a great start to our holiday in the Seychelles. We plan to return next year and will definitely book with the family again.

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Shawnee B
BC
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5 reviews
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“Best Place & best host on ANY Seychelle island”
Reviewed May 25, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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Your 5 minutes to the beach. Buy your fish and fruit right from the locals on the beach shore. Brief guided tour from Viraf himself when you first arrive. Transportation to and from the airport at a very reasonable price, and car rentals for the cheapest price on the island. Any one of Viraf's properties is a great find with the cheapest rates, by far (it's almost crazy, but don't tell him that lol!). He allows people who aren't rich, to really stretch their dollars and see everything - and possibly even more - then the hotels/all inclusives. Not to mention the room size. This apartment is cute for a single or couple, while all the other suites are HUGE - like apartment huge.

My boyfriend and I travelled to the Seychelles for the first time in Jan to stay for two months. We had to prepare everything online, as we are from Canada. We didn't know much, so finding a place can be a little intimidating, especially with the risk of fraud. I can assure you, though, that this was the best decision we ever made.

Viraf and his family are the most accomodating people I have ever met. Absolutely anything we needed, they provided. Being there was like being a part of the family. His crew greet you every morning with a wonderful smile, and are always willing to offer advice on where to go and where to eat. Viraf's wife was even compassionate enough to allow Viraf to spend some time with us chatting over rum a couple of nights, and sending him on his way later in the night :) Jacqueline, who is at Viraf's other location, is also a woman worth spending time with. (Hi Jacqueline!)

We were there for my birthday, and the ladies helped maintain the bowl of flowers my boyfriend had created for the rest of our stay. It was a great touch, it made us feel like valuable customers.

I can honestly go on and on about this place. I spent two months, with breaks in between to visit other islands - Curieuse, Praslin, and La Digue. Out of all the places we stayed anywhere, this was by far the best in every single way. You won't regret it. You'd be crazy to stay somewhere else.

(Hi Viraf, hope all is well with you and your family - see you when we return! Kyle & Chantel)

PS If Viraf asks you any favours on your arrival from Duty Free, I suggest you do it. We regretted that we didn't. You'll want to do anything for this man after the effort he puts in for you.

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Liked best: The community feeling of his family and workers, and how easily you become one of them.
Liked least: There is nothing that I would complain about at all.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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DLO1976
Helchteren, Belgium
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Excellent host - Great appartment”
Reviewed May 2, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Mr. Viraf picked us up at the airport and drove us around Beau Vallon, gave some explanation about ATM's, shops, take aways and good restaurants and finally drove us to our two bedroom apartment. Everything was perfectly clean. His two bedroom apartment (Palamont studios) is about 450m from Beau Vallon beach, it is easy to go there by foot. At night it can get rather dark so bring a light with you. I liked Viraf's personal touch - he directed us also to his stepfather Pierre, who gave us great information about trail walks up to the Morné Blanc. The rental car we got from Viraf was a nice little car but it had no insurance, if you wreck it, you pay.

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Liked best: Mr. Viraf's attention and customer service
Liked least: Viraf's stepfather arranged a car for us on Praslin for 40 Euro per day, when we got there the price was raised to 50 Euro per day without option to negotiate, it was either that or no car.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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