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“Lovely and Peaceful”
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Casa De Leela
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in La Digue Island
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

We initially booked the 2 bedroom bungalow but got upgraded to two of the new apartments that were finished in April 2012.

The apartments were very spacious, modern and well equipped. The furniture was very nice, very comfortable bed and great (also size wise!) bathroom. Air conditioning worked really well and was quiet, ceiling fans also. Kitchen had everything one needs (including a rice cooker) and all in all it was a really nice place to come home to in the evening - especially when coming past some of the dated guesthouses along the road. Everything was super clean and tidy and we got fresh towels every two days (which appears to be the standard), and flower decorations.

We were collected from the ferry and warmly welcomed by Lorna, who was always happy to help and very kind (as were all the staff, really). Nothing seemed too much for her, and we felt really well cared for.

Bicycles are for hire for around 7 Euros per day (make sure you somehow 'reserve' your bike though, as the really comfy ones are a bit rare - but Lorna was always happy to help and arrange a different bike); the pool area is pleasant, although not very huge.

The surroundings are really nice with a lovely garden and lots of flowers; we watched the fruit bats flying above us and even had paradise flycatchers in one of the trees. It was nice and quiet and a lovely place to be.

Supermarkets (Gregoire's or the one next to Chez Marston (but don't go to eat there!)) are good and just a few minutes by bicycle, as well as the very good Gregoire's Pizza (very friendly and welcoming staff and reasonable prices).

All in all we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

A very nice place. Robert, the owner picked us up at the morning ferry from Praslin. Short drive to the house. À big beautiful garden. Me and my husband stayed in the two bedroom villa. Well equipped kitchen. Bedroom with nice bed and aircondition. The porch is huge. We had all our meals outside with a celing fan creating a cool breeze. Birds and cats came and visited. Nice. It is a short distance to the beach. Robert fixed bikes for us. Nice way of getting around. Every evening we cooled off in the small pool. We spent four days here and could easily have stayed for a week.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

We have just returned from our holiday in the Seychelles and stayed at the wonderful Casa de Leela on La Digue. This has to be one of the best - if not the best - budget accommodation on the island. We had a lovely one bedroom bungalow which was spacious and fully equipped with everything we could have needed. We had a veranda outside with a table and chairs where we used to eat when we were there. Inside we had a small table with chairs, a large fridge freezer and a kitchen area with breakfast bar. The kitchen area was fully equipped with cooking hob, toaster, combination microwave, coffee machine and even a bread maker and was complete with all cooking utensils.

The bathroom was lovely with a good shower and there was a dressing area next to the bathroom with a lockable wardrobe, dressing table and a security safe.

The bedroom was airconditioned with a LCD tv with satellite television.

The grounds were lovey, peaceful with nice plants and palm trees. We were right opposite the Veuve reserve and used to watch all the fruit bats flying about whilst looking out for the Black Paradise Flycatchers. We could spend hours there.

The extra bonus of this wonderful accommodation was the small swimming pool which was lovely for a dip at lunchtime or at the end of the day. There was also a very good takeaway a minute or two away where you could get a great meal for 45 rupees (about £2.50).

Robert was lovely, very friendly and helpful. We could not have asked for more. He is currently building a reception area and another 4 rooms and when finished all rooms will have wi fi access as well.

The only negative thing I can say in this review is that we did not spend more time here. On our next visit we will be spending the majority of our time on the island of La Digue and at the Casa de Leela.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2011

We stayed there for 3 nights after staying for a week on Praslin and before heading for a week to Mahe. We were lucky to have good accomodation on all three islands. Casa de Leela was the only one which is not on/very close to the beach. However this is not a problem as you get bikes and you can get to any beach you like very quickly (Anse Sorce D'Argent being only 10 minutes away).

Casa De Leela is great (we stayed in the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house). The house is very comfortable, big and beautiful. We loved the terrace and the small pool. Setting of Casa De Leela is very nice. Its truly peace and quiet over threre. In the evenings you can only hear birds singing and fruit bats flying above your head - really lovely.

As opposed to previous reviewers we did not have any problems with Robert whatsoever. He picked us up from the jetty and took us back there on our departure. His wife was making dinner for us every night and the food was very tasty and looked good. Overall we found them to be very nice people, Robert is not overly effusive but is kind and polite.

Also, if you are staying in the house we stayed in, please be aware that they make breakfast every morning in there. Once they see you got up, the lady comes inside your house and makes breakfast for you and for guests in the smaller apartment next door. It didn't bother us at all, but it may be bothersome to somebody..

In summary I am tempted to say that Casa de Leela was our favourite of all three accomodations we had in terms of looks and comfort. For owners' hospitality our no 1 is Aquario on Praslin which offers slightly simpler and less beautiful accomodation but more talkative and hospitable owners who will do absolutely anything to make you feel great. Anyway, Casa De Leela was great.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: May 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 25, 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Casa De Leela

Address: Anse Reunion, La Digue Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > La Digue Island
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in La Digue Island
Price Range: $142 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa De Leela is a well recommended Self Catering Guesthouse with 3 different types of rooms. All the rooms are fully furnished with a well equipped kitchenette. Situated only 10 minutes from the most beautiful beach of the island Casa De Leela is the ideal place for you to spend your holiday in tranquility and calm. ... more   less 
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