Stayed here in the summer of 2012 and promised I'd write a review as we were leaving as I was so impressed.
Really got a good feeling about the place. Unfortunately, my gf and I had to leave a day early and Andre had no issues and was very accommodating. Like many have said he was a great help and provided some great advice about the island. He even offered to give me a free motorbike lesson although wouldn't rent us one in case something happened. Very refreshing as most places would just take your money and say nothing!
Pros - Incredible views, lovely houses, removed from the chaos of the centre without being too far away, great host, reasonable price and quite close to the beach (the quiet side too)
Cons - be prepared and happy to take a tuk-tuk home. Easier than walking but we didn't really consider this - road back is quite dark and dangerous (costs about €2 so not really an issue).
The downside of the beautiful setting is that there can be a few insects (not inside - houses are very well maintained and protected) which my gf was conscious of. Didn't bother me but something to watch out for.
All in all a really positive experience and I would recommend to friends and family travelling to the island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome =) la Cigale comprises just four comfortable, cosy cribs on one acre of land cradled among large granite rocks in a tropical garden with excellent views over nearby Sairee beach. Spacious and down-to-earth, the suites are designed with open lounge areas, natural feature bathrooms and hardwood verandas. Villas are fully furnished including kitchen with dining setting & espresso machine, bedrooms complete with air conditioning, open air en-suite, toiletries, gowns, slippers, cable TV/DVD outdoor hammock and fast internet access. Relax in privacy and comfort just a few minutes walk from Sairee beach. Our coffee shop prepares superb hand-press extracted coffee a la Pavoni.. served at your room or on the deck at the Jamm Corner Café breakfast bar. We also offer motorbike rental, taxi service and massage onsite, simply use the house mobile phone provided for all service and information any time. ... more less
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