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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Great place to relax and enjoy a calm and relax life style. Rooms clean and well kept.
Food needs improvements as not enjoyable. Very basic menu, poor quality (staff canteen style, rather than hotel guests)

Room Tip: I had a great room in front of the ocean! make sure you get one as the sound of the ocean at night is something
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Matrix772
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

What's good
- the environment is fantastic, great nature
- excursion to coco and sister island
- snorkeling
- local people (not the ones working at NEC)

What's bad

- personal is rude and not friendly
- we have been charged for everything,
- price of one lobster is 70 euro per person
- Seychelles are awesome, this place is a trap for new comers

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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12  Thank Paolo M
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Finally found the time to write a review about this marvellous place, called New Emerald Cove
Our family has been in the New Emerald Cove hotel two times: in January 2011 and in October 2012.
For us, this is the best hotel we‘ve ever been to. After the long-haul flight, ferry and boat trip you will arrive tired and exhausted to the secluded, palm lined beach with some buildings in front of the rising mountain. We were met by friendly staff who welcomed us with cool towels and refreshing welcome drinks. Our room was nicely decorated with tropical flowers.
Though this place is a part of Praslin island, you really feel like you are on a separate island as there are no roads connected to the “mainland” and the only connection is by the hotel boat. There’s also a path over the hill, through the jungle, but I can say from my own experience that it is not an easy way to walk. Due to its separated location, the beach is quiet and the perfect place to relax, as you only have to share it with other guests.
This means the only connection is by the hotel boat and there are only the people from the hotel on the beach, which is almost empty, especially on Anse la Farine, which is situated on the left side of the hotel.
The houses in the hotel look quite rustic, but are comfortable inside, especially the superior rooms on the second floor. There you can see the sunrise over the ocean.

The staff in the hotel is very friendly and helpful, especially Catia, who seems to be on duty 24/7 and Geoffrey, who arranged snorkelling and sports events.
When it gets boring, it is worth of going to “mainland” by boat which cruises about 10 times per day.
Praslin has good bus connections and travelling by the local bus is very cheap and also quite fun as the drivers seem to think they are driving a race car.
The best beach experience we had, was Anse Georgette, a picturesque white sand beach in the northern part of Praslin, surrounded with massive rocks on 3 sides. This is actually the private beach of Lemuria Resort and you can only go there with a reservation, which you can do in the reception of New Emerald Cove.
The beach nearby Anse Lazio is also a great place to visit.
The food in NEC is very good, especially dinner when you have a big variety of different creole dishes.
The minor thing to complain about is the slow WiFi connection in the restaurant area in the evenings when there are many users. The tip is to use the internet in the morning.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank ArturGregorF
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Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

What a place. On the island of praslin but magnificently secluded from the hustle of any cars etc. take a boat from the jetty to the hotel through turquoise blue waters. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean. The buffet is scrumptious and the massages are truly relaxing. Whenever you want, you can just hop onto the boat and head into praslin. Wonderful island experience

  • Stayed: June 2012
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2  Thank Jamilah7
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Our family was there for 5 days during New Year holidays 2012\13. It was so wondefful! Very nice and friendly people! Special thanks to Catia and Maria, a lot of attantion! Very good snorkling, very cosy rooms! Tasty, really tasty food and good prices! We like New Emerald Cove very much!!! And hope to again! Our child Anna liked this place even when it was raining! So beautiful garden and wild nature everywhere. Later we were at La Digue and Siluette - but New Emerald - is the best! :) Marina, Andrey, Anna

Room Tip: Only the rooms on the ground floor have the terrase. The best view to the sea is from rooms with the end 2 (for ex.302)/
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank MarinaAnnaAndy
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