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AndyWiss
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A-Z Amazing Experience

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Oct 24, 2019via mobile
We chose this Hotel for our wedding based on a recommendation of a friend. The entire experience was amazing; the hotel, the location and most importantly the team are at the top of the game. We booked the private pool sea view villa which is beautifully situated on the hill with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The privacy of the villas with its own cabana and pool are well equipped and maintained and leave no desire unanswered. I had high expectations as you do pay a price but they were exceeded . The breakfast buffet was as ample as one can expect and of top notch quality. Sitting above the beautiful beach hearing the sounds of the waves while enjoying the mornings was wonderful. The Thai restaurant had a special gala organized which I will review separately as it also was an incredible culinary journey.
What made this hotel experience special was the professionalism of the team ; they deliver a world class ... personalized experience. I would like to thank a few members who made our stay unforgettable and apologize that I can not name all. David, Thomas, Stephanie, Alvin, and many more ; thank you for making our wedding an unforgettable experience.
Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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FabriceC1038, General Manager at Banyan Tree Seychelles, responded to this review
Responded Oct 30, 2019
Dear AndyWiss

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us about your wedding and your stay. We are grateful to hear that we met and exceeded your expectations from the wedding organisation to the breakfast, the villa, the incredible culinary Thai experience. Thank you also for highlighting some of the staff who made your stay unforgettable.

We look forward to welcome you back on your first wedding anniversary.

Kind regards
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        Reviewed October 23, 2019

        We have just spent a week here and it was our first Banyan Tree stay and our first trip to the Seychelles. Our beach villa did not disappoint and having had a good walk around the hotel's grounds, we were glad we did not opt for a hillside villa as the location of ours meant we never felt the need to call for the golf buggies to transport us about. Our room had everything we could possibly need.
        We found the staff to be very polite and professional at all times. We enjoyed breakfast although we would rather more effort was made to keep the flies at bay on the cold options. We had lunch in the Varangue bar a few times and the standards varied even on the same dish from day to day. The staff were always lovely though. As for dinner, we did not enjoy our meal in the Moroccan restaurant (which was rarely open but the menu is always available elsewhere) but that could be down to personal taste. The meals in the Au Jardin D'Epices were good but Saffron definitely stole the show. The food here, along with the service was outstanding.
        Drinks are ridiculously expensive and vary in price around the hotel.
        The beach is truly stunning - one of the nicest we have ever come across but beware of the sea. An attempt at a quick dip resulted in the loss of a pair of sunglasses because of the pull of the tide.
        The infinity pool area is really lovely and we had good service from the bar staff. Access to toilets without traipsing through the hotel would be good though.
        The hotel grounds are stunning. We had a walk to the farm area and visited the giant tortoises.
        The hotel is elegant but as it's under constant attack from the sea and the rain, it really does look tired in places and most areas could do with a good coat of paint.
        That aside, we loved our stay here and when one of us was taken ill one day, the staff couldn't have done more, including the Chef who offered to provide anything we needed as an in-dining option.

        Date of stay: October 2019
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        FabriceC1038, General Manager at Banyan Tree Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2019

        Dear TheTravellingWilsons

        Greetings from Banyan Tree Seychelles! Thank you very much for taking the time to write your feedback about your recent stay at the resort. We have truly been blessed with an amazing environment to operate our resort in but it is the staff that make the difference. Thank you for noticing and mentioning this. We also appreciate that you tried most of our food outlets. As you have mentioned that we are constantly under attack from the sea and the rain, we do have a maintenance program in place to upkeep the property. I am glad that you had the opportunity to visit the organic farm and the conservation centre to see the giant tortoises.

        We look forward to welcome you back one day again.

        Best wishes


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        Reviewed October 22, 2019

        Just spent 5 days at Banyan Tree Hotel in Seychelles with my husband for our 60th birthdays. It was absolutely perfect from start to finish. We were upgraded from an ocean view villa to a beachfront pool villa which was absolutely amazing!! Being able to just walk along the beach in the mornings was so lovely. And what a beautiful beach!
        Location was stunning, staff were friendly and couldn’t be more helpful and food was excellent.
        Thank you Banyan for a lovely stay.

        Date of stay: October 2019
        Trip type: Traveled as a couple
        Thank Audrey d
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        FabriceC1038, General Manager at Banyan Tree Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2019

        Dea audreydowney

        Thank you for choosing our resort. Our friendly team wanted to ensure that you had a memorable stay and that you also enjoyed the 60th birthdays with us.
        Thank you for noticing and mentioning the staff friendliness and helpfulness and also the excellent food.

        We look forward to welcome you back not in the so distant future.

        Warm regards

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        Reviewed October 21, 2019 via mobile

        This special hotel is located in the south west shore of the Seychelles island in Mane.
        All the 66 Villas are with pools, some with view ocean and some on the beach front.
        It's one of the finest resorts I ever been. When you think about heaven it's quite the same.
        Service is just great as much as personal as they can facilitates.
        All ammenties and facilities are on the high end.
        Room in vilas are specious with large TV, espresso machine, excellent shower.
        The pool is so great and specious. Even hot jacusy exist outside the room in Vila.
        From the Vila you can walk directly to beach.
        The only problem is that this side of the beach there are huge waves which is quite risky to get to the sea.
        If you are in honeymoon it will be perfect for you, they can arrange a romantic BBQ evening on the beach, its lovely but definitely expensive.
        In any case in seyechell hotels and restaurants are very much expensive.
        To summarize, its great place.

        Date of stay: October 2019
        Trip type: Traveled as a couple
        Thank shalomr3
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        FabriceC1038, General Manager at Banyan Tree Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2019

        Dear shalomr3

        Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. I am happy to read your comparison of the hotel to "heaven and the service you have received is just great as much as personal". We strive our best in giving all our guest a memorable experience and ensure that we exceed their expectations.

        We would like to welcome you back no in the so distant future.

        Warm regards

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        Reviewed October 14, 2019

        This was our first stay at a Banyan Tree property and our first visit to the Seychelles. In summary it was a wonderful stay. We had a number of options to but a friend recommended that we chose the Banyan for a wedding and mini honeymoon. I can not say how pleased we were with every aspect of our stay, including the perfect orchestration of our wedding. the wedding ceremony and related events exceeded our expectations, not only because of the beautiful resort as venue but because of the warmth and care of the team. From arrival to departure our stay was personalized and we were made to feel special. The meals, from ample breakfast overseeing the beautiful Indian Ocean to the culinary delights at dinner (Saffron Thai Restaurant) and one evening a private 7 course dinner in the Gazebo were top notch, both culinary and service wise.
        We want to thank the entire team for making this stay unforgettable, in particular David, Thomas and Stephanie.
        Our private ocean view villa with infinity pool, garden cabana was amazing and had all the amenities one can wish for. Well maintained and clean. Every night the hotel provides a small amenity or gift as turndown service which is related to the island. We were excited each night to see what the hotel would come up with.
        We will be back for sure.

        Date of stay: October 2019
        • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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        FabriceC1038, General Manager at Banyan Tree Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2019

        Dear AndreasW1327

        Thank you very much for sharing your positive memories of Banyan Tree Seychelles. Choosing a wedding destination and honeymoon can be daunting and we are delighted to hear that you made the right choice in choosing us. It is our pleasure to ensure that you had a memorable time with us first the organisation of the wedding, the wedding itself and the honeymoon period. The staff are truly what makes the difference to an enjoyable stay and I am glad they exceeded your expectations.

        We do hope to see you on your wedding anniversary to create more happy memories.

        Warm regards

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        Reviewed October 11, 2019

        Stayed at Banyan Tree for few days, the villa was gorgeous, I loved the fact that you have your privacy everywhere. Your own private pool, outside lounge area, private beach, is perfect for couples.
        Great breakfast with a gorgeous views.
        Saffron restaurant deserves attention, amazing food and really great atmosphere. Definitely recommend to have one dinner there.

        Date of stay: November 2018
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        FabriceC1038, General Manager at Banyan Tree Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2019

        Dear Lady K

        Greetings from Banyan Tree Seychelles! Thank you for this wonderful review about your recent stay with us. Indeed our villas provide the privacy, your own private pool, outside lounge area which is ideal as your described in your review. Our signature Thai restaurant gives you a taste of the authentic Thai experience outside of Thailand which we are glad you had the opportunity to sample.

        We hope to see you again someday.

        Best wishes

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