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Raffles Seychelles
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Anse Takamaka
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 4, 2013

We stayed at raffles praslin for 7 days. We had an oceanview room. The service was excellent. They assign to your room two butlers during your stay. Luc was particularly attentive to our special requests ( car, restaurants, sailing, etc...). The food was exquisite. The seafood platter is a must and the wagyu burger to die for. The breakfast is also worth mentioning.

The villas are exceptionnal. The overall experience was just amaizing. The general manager even takes the time to meet you during your stay.

All in all, the property is extremely well managed... Congratulations to the management team.

Room Tip: Rent a car and go to Anse Lazio and Cote d'or during your stay
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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RafflesPraslin, Manager at Raffles Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

Dear Gendo,

Thank you for choosing Raffles Praslin Seychelles for your most recent holiday destination.

On behalf of the Raffles Praslin Seychelles team, we would like to thank you for your positive review. We strive to serve our guests with the best service and we are glad that you have experienced this with our butler Luc, and other staff as well. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the meals at the resort and we hope that we will be in your sights for any future holiday destinations.

Please let us know if we can assist in any future reservations at Raffles Praslin Seychelles for you or your family and friends, and we would be more than happy to help.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Raffles Seychelles Team

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Absolutely amazing! stayed here for 4 nights for our honeymoon, we had the best time ever.
The staff is absolutely incredible.You basically don't have to do anything! they are always there for you without being too pushy. Our private butler Ashok was just incredible, just a call away and he would bring you what you wanted or give you some tips on activities or places to go.

The pool is amazing with nice drinks and snacks, the beach is also incredible with kayaks and snorkeling gear available. I do recommend to go to Curieuse island by kayak to go and see the turtles! complimentary water with ice cubes are given at the pool and beach.

The villa is just amazing, we had an ocean vue villa on top of the hilll, there are always buggy's available to bring you up and down the resort. the Villa is imaculate, the hotel is only 2-3 years old so not too weary! very modern and clean.

The 2 restaurants were delicious but quite pricy, which is normal for the Seychelles, I would say just enjoy and don't try to look too much at the prices as in all other hotels it is quite expensive!!!
we will definately come back to the Raffles! what an experience!!!

Room Tip: the higher the villa the better the view!!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank travelling006
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RafflesPraslin, Manager at Raffles Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

Dear Guest,

Please accept our sincere gratitude in regards with your comment. It is a pleasure for our entire team to receive such a positive feedback from our guests.

We are delighted to know, that our staff and particularly your Butler Ashok made your honeymoon “the best time ever”. Wishing Your life together to be as enjoyable as your honeymoon, as bright as Seychelles’s Sun.

Hope to welcome You in Raffles Praslin Seychelles soon.

With Best wishes and sincere gratitude,
Raffles Praslin Seychelles Team.

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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We recently spent five nights of our honeymoon at this incredible resort. It is only a few years old, so everything is top of the line. We stayed in Villa 174 which was the second highest on the hillside. This was great because it provided us with a bit of extra privacy than the lower villas. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly and will do whatever it takes to make sure that you enjoy yourself. Our butler, Manoj, was fantastic and was always on top of what we had planned. The other butlers were also extremely helpful and friendly too when Manoj was on his day off.

My recommendation is to look past the prices and just enjoy yourself. We also stayed at another five star resort on Mahe on the same trip and the prices were just as high if not higher.

If you are going to the Seychelles, Raffles is definitely the best resort on Praslin and one of the best resorts in the inner islands.

Thanks to Simon and his team for such a wonderful trip.

Room Tip: Stay in the higher villas for better views and mor privacy.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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RafflesPraslin, Manager at Raffles Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2013

Dear araino1,

Thank you for choosing Raffles Praslin for such an important occasion which is your honeymoon, and for sharing your experience on trip Advisor. We are very pleased to see that you had a pleasurable stay and that you were highly satisfied with the service, the privacy and the villa. We will convey your comments to our team members and we hope welcoming you again in the future.

Best regards,

Raffles Praslin team

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

What a place! After an astoundingly sub-par experience at Le Domaine de l'Orangeraie on La Digue, we were a bit disappointed in our Seychelles adventure and were really wishing we'd just extended out stay in Botswana, which was AMAZING. Thankfully, we were treated to the Raffles experience, which changed our tune considerably.

Each person we encountered from the Raffles staff greeted us with a bright smile and a cheery "good morning", as though they really meant it. When you're in such a beautiful spot, enjoying the sunny weather and feeling on top of the world, it's just so nice to see people who appear to be enjoying life as well.

The villas are absolutely exquisite. Everything is immaculate and no detail or convenience has been neglected; from the beach bags and slippers to the bedside lighting control panel and personal infinity-style plunge pool on the ENORMOUS decks overlooking the ocean. Just WOW.

We were lucky enough to score Ajith as our personal butler during the stay. He was charming, professional and helpful with everything and always took time to pop in and hear about our day and how he could improve our stay in Praslin. One morning, we had ventured into Baie Sainte Anne for some shopping and happened to run into Ajith, who had his morning off and was doing errands with a group of friends. Rather than duck his head and pretend not to see us (as I would probably do in his position) he smiled and came up to ask how we were doing and provided directions to our next stop. What an asset to the Raffles name! We miss him already!

The buffet breakfasts that were a part of our package were delicious. Egg white omelets, croissants and fresh fruit along with champagne each morning certainly beat out my usual dry cereal in a cup at my desk.

The only critique I'll offer, and reason for 4 rather than 5 stars would be the service at the pool bar restaurant. I hate to complain at all, since overall the experience was so amazing, but our waiter at the pool bar, though very friendly and accommodating, seemed a bit distracted and slow. Also, the drinks, for the price, were teeny tiny and were gone in about two gulps. Delicious, but gone too fast.

All in all, truly awesome. If we ever venture that far again, we'll be sure to stay at the Raffles on Praslin. Kudos to the lovely staff for all their hard work!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gillian P
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RafflesPraslin, Manager at Raffles Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2013

Dear Gillian P,
Greeting from Raffles Praslin Seychelles!
Please accept our gratitude in regards with your comment on TripAdvisor.
It is really an honor for us to receive such a positive feedback about our resort in general and our staffs. It our greatest pleasure to have you as our guest. Your butler Ajith was delighted to find out that he had made your experience in Seychelles a memorable one. Hoping to welcome you again in the Paradise!

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

My husband and I stayed here in mid April (which I am told is a quiet period before the Russian Easter hols). The hotel is still reasonably new so the staff are very keen to impress and impress they did! The customer service is second to none throughout the entire resort. Nothing is too much trouble. They ungraded us to an Ocean View Villa, with stunning views of the sea and neighbouring islands and the villa itself was faultless. Beautiful and very clean.
Highly recommend for anyone who is after a little peace and quiet in stunning surroundings. Well worth the journey.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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RafflesPraslin, Manager at Raffles Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2013

Dear Sarah-Beatle,

Thank you for choosing Raffles Praslin Seychelles. We are delighted that you had great stay and thoroughly enjoyed having you as a guest at our hotel. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

I spent four nights at Raffles Hotel Praslin at the end of April with my son & daughter in law.
We were greeted warmly upon our arrival, checked in & taken by buggy to our lovely big family villa. It really was very spacious,nicely furnished & secluded, with added little touches here & there of vases of flowers in the lounge & dining room.Also fresh fruits & plenty of water,coffee & tea in our kitchen area.
We enjoyed the service of two butlers who alternated morning & afternoon & both were helpful
with information regarding restaurants places of interest & general information.
The beach was small but lovely as are most beaches in the Islands.Beach beds & towels were available daily.The swimming pool was large & a bit too warm for me.It felt like being in a bath !
One night we had a meal sent to the villa.This was very nice,but a few items were missing & the young man who served us seemed inadequate.He made excuses & said that he had not set the meal up in the kitchen & was only doing the delivery.I felt he needed more training.
Breakfast was average to good.Very nice but needed a little more choice of fruits & juices.
We also had to wait a long time for our ordered coffee, tea & eggs,& frequently had to remind staff that we needed more hot water for tea.
Once again it seemed to me that the staff in this area needed more training.
On our last morning the young lady at the entrance to the reastaurant asked us if it was our first breakfast.We thought this odd as we had been taking breakfast for four mornings.
The juice machine in the breakfast room ceased to function on our first day & was not repaired during our stay.The staff were managing with a hand machine which was difficult for them.
These things should not happen in a 5 star resort.
We ate in the hotel restaurant on two occasions & both meals were good.The pool bar was also
good.
I enjoyed my visit to Praslin & Raffles Hotel I relaxed in the villa pool & surrounding areas & found it peaceful & pleasant & private.
The gardens are not quite as established as they should be but within a year or so I can see that they will improve.
Also I feel that service will improve with extra staff training.
All in all a good holiday & I would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in the Seychelles.
A


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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank DeetoxAthensGreece
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RafflesPraslin, Manager at Raffles Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such detailed feedback on your stay with us. We are very disappointed indeed to read your comments on the state of your villa, the service.

Please rest assured we are taking all this feedback most seriously.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The aim of this vacation was to relax and rejuvenate, and that’s what we got!
After a warm welcome we were taken to our villa, which had a breathtaking view of the turquoise blue ocean. The rooms were absolutely lovely.

The 24-hour butler service took getting pampered to a whole new level. The staff was very friendly and seemed genuinely happy.

Apart from just laying on the beach sipping on refreshing cocktails there are plenty of other things to do.
To get a bit of the local vibe I recommend renting bikes and heading to Anse Lazio, a stunning beach. Don’t miss the seafood shack there (especially if you love eating crab).
On the second or third day a private boat ride took us to Curieus, known for it’s oldest inhabitants- the giant tortoises. A 20 minutes trek through the mangrove swamp took us to another stunning beach, which we had pretty much to ourselves-bliss!
My favorite experience was waking up to the most gorgeous sunrise.

Tranquility, peace and relaxation are the three words that describe this stay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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RafflesPraslin, Manager at Raffles Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Dear Gee C,

Thank you very much for staying with us and for recommending us on Tripadvisor. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your time at Raffles Praslin. We hope to welcome you back.

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Address: Anse Takamaka, Praslin Island, Seychelles
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Location: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Anse Takamaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Anse Takamaka
Price Range: $847 - $1,928 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Raffles Seychelles 5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From across the continents of Europe and Asia, the legend of Raffles now extends to the enchanting islands of the Seychelles, cradled at the heart of the Indian Ocean. Raffles Praslin Seychelles presents an all-villa Seychelles luxury resort nestled within the stunning island of Praslin that was once declared the rediscovered Garden of Eden. This Seychelles hotel seeks to present guests with an escape where warm native Seychellois hospitality is infused with the enchanting touch of Raffles. Surrender to the sun-kissed allure of Anse Takamaka’s powdered sands, on to which spill the eighty-six spacious villas fashioned to assure lavish comfort. These private abodes offer a choice of whispering, opal-hued oceans and lush green hills. Be immersed in the relaxing therapies of the exclusive Raffles Spa, which coupled with the soothing embrace of unsullied nature, rejuvenate both body and spirit. Taste the distinguished flavours of the breezy Curieuse Seafood Restaurant, the local cuisine and Mediterranean delights of Losean or the light comfort food by the Pool Bar. ... more   less 
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