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

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mamaotem
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
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“Clean, affordable, well managed”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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This little apartment had it all! Comfortable bed, spotless rooms, all the kitchen gadgets you'd possible need for any meal, a television and DVD player, washer and plenty of places to air dry clothes, a safe and even a little playground for children. It more than met our expectations and it was a very fair price. It's a short walk to the beach and close to grocery shops and restaurants. I highly recommend this place, if you aren't looking for a resort and are fine with a place close, but not right on the beach.

Traveling group: Young Children
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Thaitrave...
Whistler, Canada
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6 reviews
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“Great Value for Seychelles”
Reviewed March 15, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We stayed in the new apartment opposite 2 grocery stores. Was about a 5 minute walk to the beach. We had the top floor with great airflow and huge rooms. Rooms were very clean and very friendly owner and staff. Very good choice for Mahe.

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Laejo
Hamburg, Germany
1 review
“awesome!”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

we had a great stay in this appartment! it was clean and had every thing you needed, even with atm and shops just underneath it. Viraf and his father were super friendly and we would love to stay there again! :)

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Lily129
Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
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“Good for the price”
Reviewed February 25, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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This property manager has a lot of properties in the Beau Vallon area. We stayed at the one right across the street from the grocery store. It was a good deal for the price. Clean, other than the bath mat which was atrociously gross when we arrived. There is a rice cooker, an assortment of pots and pans, plates, bowls, cups, and utensils. The knives are very dull and disturbingly rusty. The bed was clean and comfortable, and the balcony was a nice touch. The apartment is right next to an extremely busy street, so there are loud trucks and cars zooming by at all hours. Since it is the Seychelles, I was imagining a tranquil island retreat. This, it is not. The property manager was also good, not great. I was really disturbed about having to wire money, but it was not a problem. Super super super slow internet. I don't know if that's a Seychelles problem or a property specific problem. All in all, good for the price.

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Kati09
Frankfurt, Germany
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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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Christine...
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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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CoreyMTho...
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
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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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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