We had booked a week's holiday at the Sunset Beach in early May 2013.
Airport pick-up (EUR 50) worked well, and arrived at reception where welcome drinks and room key awaited. We had booked a Junior Suite and were not disappointed. The room was spacious with a balcony facing a lovely ocean view.
The hotel beach had a distinctly private feel, albeit being open to the public. Free wifi access was available in the reception area, and could be purchased for use in the room. Hotel also administered a car rental service and we rented a car for three days at a reasonable EUR 40 per day (regrettably, the car broke down on day three, but was replaced by a different car after a short wait).
The beach is perfect for snorkeling and the hotel bar/restaurant area (built on stilts over the water) looks down on a multitude of fish (who are occasionally fed by hotel guests/staff and thus "hang around"...).
Live music in the evenings add to the atmosphere, as does the wide selection of cocktails and mocktails at the bar.
Generous breakfast hours from 07:30 to 10:30 make a for a comfortable lie-in.
We couldn't help but noticing that the hotel seemed somewhat understaffed, with the same staff performing several types of duties. This occasionally lead to some delays. Our room was normally made up early afternoon.
We also felt the menu of the restaurant offered a somewhat limited choice for dinner - regularly with a set menu of two starters and two main courses to chose from (and no vegetarian options). The menu offered for lunch had a wider choice of options.
Hotel location is such that other restaurants or commercial areas can only be accessed by car, which may leave you feeling a little isolated and restricted in your movements.
All in all, however, a very pleasant stay, made all the better by cheerful members of staff like Peggy and Maynard.
On day four, we enquired at reception about possibilities to visit one of the other islands and were informed that the hotel had a sister hotel in Praslin, Village du Pecheur, and that we would be free to spend a few nights there without additional charge. We opted for this and ended up spending the remainder of our holiday there. Only returned to Sunset Beach on last day when the hotel provided day-use of a room whilst we were waiting for our flight.
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- Also Known As:
- Sunset Beach Glacis
- Hotel Sunset Beach
- Sunset Beach Hotel Seychelles/Mahe Island