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Calypha Guesthouse
Ranked #6 of 8 Victoria B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 9, 2011

Seychelles is a very boring island.One of the undeveloped part of the world.
In my opinion several times back from mainland Africa and this everything
overpriced island only be choosed to honeymooners.

Calypha is a kind of B&B.Approx.six ensuite rooms are clean and airy but,
not spacious.In the room bed,table and chair.ceiling fan and wardrobe is ready.
No A/C + Tv+internet.Rooms have small balcony, approx. two peoples can locate.
There is a communal living room with only one channel Tv,I think their government
does not want satellite etc. because, never seen dish etc. And there was a verandah
looking to sea.Breakfast is; 3 toast, jam and butter,fruit,coffee or tea.It is near to sea
but, not near to beaches,you have to catch a bus or get a taxi.Actually overpriced
for western standarts but, every thing is overpriced in this sleepy island.I will never
come back to this island and never offer somebody who is looking for their rest.

Do not waste your time and money for to this undeveloped island.They have to learn
to respect to tourists who are not their money machine and there is a lot of peaceful
places more than beautiful and affordable who are respectful for to tourists
in the Indian Ocean.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 6, 2007

This is an ideal travellers, arrival/departure B&B and for those who want to escape the traditional package hotels. This was our second visit after ten years. and we still love it. Recommendation: order the evening meal at breakfast and the owner will buy and cook a fantastic Kreole fish dish.
On our first trip we used Calypha as a home base for touring Mahe, then spent several days on La Digue and Praslin, before returning for a few days prior to our flight home.
On this visit we decided to spend the whole 8 days chilling out on Mahe beaches, staying at the family run Calypha the whole time. The service was consistant and welcoming. If you want a true local experience we highly recomend this place.
Things to note:
Local buses run from the end of the road.
Local dogs can wake you for 10 minutes occasionally.
Giant tortoises on the property.
Sea view.
Very clean.
Good deal on car hire.
We will go back again!

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2014
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Room Tip: Les chambres 7 et 8 sont sympas
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2014
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  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed February 10, 2014
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 27, 2014
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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9  Thank Capitan_Solaris
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Address: Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Mahe Island > Victoria
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Ranked #6 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
Price Range: $82 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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