We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Good but not Great”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Le Domaine de La Reserve
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Anse Volbert
Certificate of Excellence
Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good but not Great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

Overall a fairy average place. Nice pool. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good location - quick bus to Anse Lazio. Tortoises on-site and excursions offered on-site. Now for the not so good things: front desk is habitually understaffed. Room was very nice but we had issues with both hot water and AC. Instead of moving us we had to wait hours for them to fix it. Beach was nice, but we were warned about the shark attacks in Anse Lazio (in August) and had to sign a waiver saying the hotel neither recommended or discouraged swimmers on their beach.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Patrick S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

970 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    568
    281
    78
    26
    17
See reviews for
155
718
5
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (91)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

Actually, it is hard to write the right review on La Reserve.
It is a nice place, with all the things you expect from a hotel:
Staff is very friendly and very helpful, it is nicely situated, rooms are modern, well maintained and very spacious, there is a big swimming pool, good view on the beach, etc.. So why do I have mixed feelings? Perhaps this was not the hotel for us? Perhaps we expected to much? What can we say...
In my opinion, La Reserve misses out on identity and style.. it does not have the cosines and intimacy of a 'Seychelles hotel at the beach' you expect. Of course the hotel has its past (and therefore also its implementation of the grounds) to carry on and despite all (well intended and nicely done) renovation work it is not a 'romantic' place. Taking in account the not expected but much present number of children/family travelers in the Seychelles, it might be an idea to change the hotel in a more family focused place..
But again, no bad words on the staff, cleanliness, etc..

Room Tip: For privacy, ask for a room at the right from the restaurant. For proximity, ask for the left side.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank TomGemoets
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Santa Fe NM
Level Contributor
105 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

The resort is physically attractive and a nice size. The rooms among the best we have ever had. Food was a weak spot, some very good, but quite a bit that was mediocre,especially at lunch. Service was friendly, but a bit sporadic (getting massages in the room required a major undertaking, then it took two days to get the massage table removed!). At the time of our visit, the staff was in shock for having lost a customer to a shark attack and swimming and snorkeling was banned as a result. Our overall experience was not great and we would rate this a three but for the excellent room. We would likely not return

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank SantaFeUser
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2011

First stay at La Reserve, which was easily the best long haul hotel stay we've had. Not really much to add to the positive reviews. Friendly, helpful hotel staff, generally very good food (we had one sub-standard fish main course but that was unusual).

Snorkelling was better than expected as the advice from a South African expert the hotel had consulted was that it was safe beyond the shark net up to a designated point. If you want a really great snorkelling experience do try the Coco island trip, brilliant range of tropical fish and you are virtually guaranteed to see turtles.

A general comment about Praslin Island: it's easy to get about by bus and you'll feel very safe, locals are lovely, friendly people.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank FredMPL
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2011

We have just returned from our second stay at La Reserve in consecutive years. Absolutely fantastic. This hotel offers the best combination of everything important for a private holiday in The Seychelles. The rooms are very well equipped, maintained and spacious offering some stunning views whilst giving privacy at the same time. The Restaurant's unique feature is that it is constructed over water and offered a wide range of excellent food alternating between themed buffet and table d'hote styles - all served by very helpful and friendly staff. After dinner the bar, managed by Selven, provides excellent service with entertainment arranged by Francis, who also arranges a wide range of excursions with Billy and Ron.
As a general point the staff, no matter who they were, couldn't do enough for you and really helped make the holiday a fantastic experience.
there is no doubt we will be returning yet again to this extra special hotel

Room Tip: Lower floors have a better sea view whilst upper are more private
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Tony B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
peterpomeroy, Owner at Le Domaine de La Reserve, responded to this review, November 22, 2011
Thank you very much for the lovely review. It is much appreciated. I will definitely be sharing it with the staff.
We all look forward to welcoming you back very soon and assure you that we will only get better with some exciting plans for next year.

Tropical regards from us all at La Reserve.

Peter
Owner/Gm
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bratislava
Level Contributor
64 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

I have stayed in La Reserve in 2007...and i still remember it!
It was a great hotel. The greatest thing about it was the fact that it was very private and it had an amazing beach!
I had an amazing time there. The rooms were great, spacious, clean. The food was amazing,
Really, a holiday to remember.
The hotel staff was really friendly and helpful.
Do visit Seychelles and enjoy your stay!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank EFVMD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
peterpomeroy, Owner at Le Domaine de La Reserve, responded to this review, November 22, 2011
WOW, Thank you very much for thinking of us. I am so happy to hear that we made such a good impression on you that you still remembered us from 2007. This is exactly how we want all our clients to feel when they leave La Reserve. We hope that everyone has an everlasting memory of our special place.
Thank you once again.

kind regards,

Peter
Owner/Gm
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Modena, Italy
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2011

Great service, great rooms, good food, the best bang for your buck on praslin

  • Stayed October 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Joseph M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Anse Volbert
0.4 mi away
Paradise Sun
Paradise Sun
#2 of 12 in Anse Volbert
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,248 reviews
0.6 mi away
Le Duc de Praslin
Le Duc de Praslin
#4 of 12 in Anse Volbert
4.5 of 5 bubbles 966 reviews
7.0 mi away
Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie
Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie
#1 of 7 in La Digue Island
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,574 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.1 mi away
Coco de Mer - Black Parrot Suites
Coco de Mer - Black Parrot Suite...
#1 of 1 in Anse Bois de Rose
4.5 of 5 bubbles 744 reviews
2.5 mi away
Dhevatara Beach Hotel
Dhevatara Beach Hotel
#1 of 8 in Grand Anse
4.5 of 5 bubbles 207 reviews
2.0 mi away
Hotel L'Archipel
Hotel L'Archipel
#1 of 1 in Au Cap
4.5 of 5 bubbles 535 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Le Domaine de La Reserve? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Le Domaine de La Reserve

Property: Le Domaine de La Reserve
Address: | Anse Petite Cour, Anse Volbert, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Anse Volbert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Anse Volbert
#5 Luxury Hotel in Anse Volbert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Domaine de La Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover warm hospitality and Luxury at Le Domaine de La Reserve, a hotel on the north east of Praslin in a National Marine park. Our intimate beachfront hotel is a rare gem surrounded by unobstructed and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.Located on a private estate with its very own private beach in the secluded bay of Anse Petite Cour, Le Domaine de la Reserve is reputed to be a leading hotel of the Seychelles. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Agoda, Priceline, Hotwire, TravelUp and TripOnline SA so you can book your Le Domaine de La Reserve reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
La Reserve Praslin Island
Hotel La Reserve
La Reserve Seychelles
Le Domaine De La Reserve Seychelles/Praslin Island

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing