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Le Duc de Praslin
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed here only for 2 nights and we loved it! We arrived quite early in the morning from Jo'burg and they kind enough to check us in right away. The room was huge and the bathroom had a wonderful bath tub. The breakfast in the morning was good too. The beach was just a 2-minute walk from the hotel and was spectacular. Definitely what I imagined Seychelles to look like!

The staff was extremely helpful and were always smiling and giving us great tips whenever we asked them. They even arranged us a private boat tour to Curieuse island where we saw giant tortoises! Overall, a great stay and excellent value for money!

Room Tip: None of the rooms have view, so any room is good!
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank shikhasf
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Location: this beautiful hotel is situated at the Anse Volbert beach on the north of the island Praslin. You can reach the hotel by car - it´s around 15 minutes by drive from the airport, or by taxi.

Hotel: small, nice, romantic, pleasant, calm and really beautiful with amazing garden and pool. It has 28 rooms. Even if the hotel was fully booked (we were there during the Easter), it didn´t feel crowded.

Surroundings: hotel is located in a beautiful tropical garden, just 2 minutes from the Anse Volbert beach and Cafe des Arts restaurant. The centre of Anse Volbert is 5 minutes by foot and you can find there shops, restaurants, bank and a few ATM.

Renting a car: The best way how to discover the island is by the car. You can rent the car at the airport. We rented car from the Century Cars - you can find it directly at the airport near domestic flights arrivals. Really kind woman Eugenia helped us with everything. Moreover her brother Felix has a taxi, so he took us to the jetty and also to the airport. We rented a car for 3 days and we paied 45 eur/day. Definitely, if you decided to rent the car, choose one with authomatic transmission.

Accomodation: is nice, clean, pleasant, elegant. We had superior room with beutiful balcony and garden/pool view.

Breakfast: buffet style. There´s cold buffet wit cereals, cheese, ham, fresh fruits and juices and also hot buffet with eggs, bacon, etc.

Food: in this hotel, you have several choices. There´s restaurant with buffet dinne, but every evening you have thematic food - seafood, BBQ, menu, etc. But the best option in our opinion is to visit Cafe des Arts restaurant. We had 2 dinners there and it was the best food which we had in all Seychelles. You can find more information in our review of Cafe des Arts restaurant.

Drinks: you can have drinks in the bar. The bar is very nice and pleasant.

Service: really good everywhere and without any problems

Staff: very nice and helpful, especially the girls at the reception (by name we remember only Cynthia), all staff in the restaurant and Robert - owner of the hotel.

Advantages of this hotel:
- beautiful hotel with romantic and calm atmosphere
- comfortable and nice accomodation
- very good service and attitude of the staff
- romantic and quite hotel/location without crowds
- very nice bar and restaurant
- nice swimmingpool
- good and calm location
- very good food in the hotel and a few restaurants in surrounding
- free parking

Disadvantages of this hotel:
- prices are higher, like everywhere in Seychelles, but we think the quality was more then adequate
- not directly on the beach, but it is 2 minutes walk, so not a real issue

What you can do there:
- swimming in the pool or in the ocean
- there´s a turtle farm near the hotel
- trips around the island
- trips on the other islands - we were at Curieuse island

Our opinion: this was really good hotel in Seychelles with very good staff, services and with the best restaurant in all Seychelles - Cafe des Arts. We truly recommend.

What you should know:
- the best choice is to rent the car directly at the airport
- hotel is around 15 minutes by car fromt the airport
- hotel is directly in the village Anse Volbert, but roads on the island are very narrow so it´s a little bit dangerous to walk somewhere by foot or by bike

Beata and Ladislav

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank uniqueplacestosee
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed in le Duc during our honeymoon for 5 days and were incredibly satisfied. Upon arrival we were upgraded to a beautiful 'honeymoon suite' bungalow with beautiful decor, huge bathtub and shower, a nice veranda, and even an outdoor shower in the back yard. The room was gorgeous. I really enjoyed using the pool as well, and was glad that the beach and dive shop were a 5 minute walk away.

But the best part was by far and away the staff and service. They went far beyond the call of duty to make our stay exceptional, and were extremely friendly and helpful in every way. The hotel is owned by a Seychellian, and the local pride that his staff embodies is really inspiring. Apart from the dinners which we found a bit expensive for the quality, I would recommend this place hands down.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anna J
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

I think it's always difficult to share an holiday/trip experience, everybody have their taste and different expectations according to the age and character.
Having said that: my wife and I spent 12 days in this fantastic boutique, family running Hotel.
The Superior Room was comfortable and spacious, the garden quiet and always well kept, but what I will remenber for the rest of my life is the quality of the dinners we had; I can say that I never had in the same place and for so many days a different high grade menù, just great!
And if you want have also a romantic and elegant spot on the beach, try the opposite restaurant Cafe des Arts, the apotheosis of haute cuisine!
Everything thanks to the Director Mr. Robert Payet, his Family and all the Staff 100% Seychellois, all always present and friendly.
For surely, if we will the chance to come back to Seychelles, we will come back straight to "Le Duc".
Ciao Robert
Doris & Carlo

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Absolutely fantastic hotel! We stayed at Le Duc for six days for our honeymoon. I am Chinese and my husband is German.

Location: Super great! Seychelles is a very lovely country, very suitable for couple and family. It is not really a massive tourism country. In Praslin island, we found that Cote d"Or area is the best area to stay, as it has small stores and couple of independent restaurants. Le Duc is right next to the beach, less than 100 meters walk. Their own restaurant is right next to the beach with beach view. Unfortunately it was closed for renovation when we were there. But the location is great.

Hotel facilities: Cozy hotel with pool, nice room design, nice garden and good breakfast.

Services: The most impressive impression about Le Duc for us is their services. Le Duc is a family run hotel but it really strive for the best which you can feel everywhere during your stay. We definitely felt its services are better than lots of 5 stars hotel. All staff are nice, friendly and helpful. During our arrival, they helped us to familiar with the hotel and its surrounding. During our entire stay, they really provided good services. There are three facts/events shown their caring.
* We first moved in to a room close to the beach but also close to the cafe which was under renovation. The next day, we were waked up by the sound so we asked for changing the room. Their staff are very helpful and changed our room immediately.
* They surprised us for my husband' birthday. We did not ask for any birthday cake or celebration, but on his birthday, when we were having our morning breakfast, they came to us, sang the birthday song together and gave us the cake. It was a small thing but really made us feel great!
* On our last day, we asked the reception to help us to order a taxi for early pick up. Unfortunately the taxi driver did not show up and we were about to miss our flight to Mahe and then back to Dubai. We called the reception at 5 am and asked for help. Actually the owner picked up the call and tried to solve the problem for us. As there were no taxi running in such early morning, the owner drove his own car and sent us to the airport. He even helped us to explain to air Seychelles to hold our seats. We managed to arrive in the airport 15 minutes before the flight due to his James Bond 007 driving skills! Bravo!

We want to say thank you to all the staff and management from Le Duc de Praslin!

I definitely recommend Le Duc de Praslin to anyone who want to go to Praslin Seychelles!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MonicaLau
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