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“Incredible location, beautiful villas & vistas, beware of construction adjacent.” 5 of 5 stars
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Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Glacis
Certificate of Excellence
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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155 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
“Incredible location, beautiful villas & vistas, beware of construction adjacent.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I categorically refuse to stay in Hilton properties in the US, they just do not reach the same standard as their sister properties abroad, like the Hilton Seychelles Northolme for example. And this is coming from a Hilton Diamond member. This property is magnificent. Had large private villa towards entrance area. There is currently construction ongoing. And when I say ongoing, I mean it. The sledgehammers won't stop. We would have never moved to the slightly smaller villa on the opposite west side, because the views over the south bay is actually nicer than on the West side, ...had it not been for the nuisance. Now all we listen to is the sound of waves and along with that, we enjoy magnificent views. Management, staff, all very forthcoming. Trying to accommodate all wishes guests may have. Had a spa massage, Deep Tissue, very good, the actual massage room and spa is in an incredible setting over emerald water with gorgeous views as well. Eternity pool is also divine, the restaurant and also the breakfast area are both , once again, in beautiful setting with endless views. Food is great, only downside, you may have to wait a while for your drink or food order to arrive. Other than that we have nothing negative to say other than highly recommend this location and hotel. The villas are absolutely marvelous, all wood floored with a touch of native art and rustique feel, yet modern open air tub and shower. The private beach wowed us with an enormous variety of exotic tropical fish fine white sand. Careful when the surf is up... you can easily hurt your feet. I highly recommend to explore the little bay with snorkel, beautiful fish will swim right up to you and around you. Loving every moment of this place. If you don't rent a car, ask Concierge for tours via ferry to neighboring islands. The giant fruit bats that we see flying around the property are something you need your camera ready for! Highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: West side villas are not affected by the noise of the adjacent construction site. The views near con...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Sharifa P, Front Office Manager at Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Kickdiver,


Warm greetings from Hilton Northolme Resort and Spa!

I would like to thank you for your wonderful review of the Resort. We are all so delighted that you enjoyed such a spectacular stay.

We know we are lucky to be able to welcome guests to such a beautiful location, but it is a delight to be able to give such wonderful and memorable service to you.

We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future.

Warm Regards
Sharifa Pragassen
Front Desk Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

this is the place to be if you are looking for a place to relax and get away from the modern lifestyle, great staff, luxurious hotel and wonderful facilities. one thing you have to make sure off is that you book at the right time and right dates as you might face a lot of rain and miss out on the sun and beach activities.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sharifa P, Front Office Manager at Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Sir/Madam

It's always such a pleasure reading such detailed reviews. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our future guests.

I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in future.

With warm personal regards,


Sharifa Pragassen
Front Desk Manager
sharifa.pragassen@hilton.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Spent a night here after being delayed in dubai meaning we missed our boat to the other hilton property at Labriz, after worrying that we may be stranded, we were met by a hilton staff member from Northolme were we were to stay for the one night. They handled everything to rearrange our ferry transfer for the next day. Quality customer service from start to finish. Arrived at met by the duty manager who showed us around this amazing resort and were shown to the most amazing room. The room was incredible large 4 poster bed with jacuzzi bath tub with a view and sunset that you can only imagine. The bar at the resort was very cosy priced comparible to any other 5* resort in the world. Breakfast is set in the most incredible setting overlooking the ocean a view i would never tire off. The staff were like family a real credit to the team at Northolme.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sharifa P, Front Office Manager at Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Phillips1978,

Warm greetings from Hilton Northolme Resort and Spa!

I would like to thank you for your wonderful review of the Resort. We are all so delighted that you enjoyed such a spectacular stay.

We know we are lucky to be able to welcome guests to such a beautiful location, but it is a delight to be able to give such wonderful and memorable service to you.

We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future.

Warm Regards
Sharifa Pragassen
Front Desk Manager
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Saumur, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

In September 2013 we've been in Seychelles, Mahé, well we've rent a villa near Hilton Northholme Resort and Spa.

So we've decided to have cocktails and drinks even lunch and happy hour and SPA time there.

It's a real nice and charming place, the spa is great : the best employees I've ever had in a spa.
Precisely a very professional personn from Bali she said, perfect massages and treatments to relax.

One desire : be back again, swiming amoung the coral reefs, no danger,just safe, many many many colourfull fishes thre perfect to snorkell !!

Just enjoy, please do.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Sharifa P, Front Office Manager at Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your recent holiday with us at the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Spa.

I hope that during your stay you were able to experience the true magic of the islands and were able to return home with many happy memories.

I am pleased to learn that you were satisfied with your vacation experience. Please be advised that your thoughtful feedback has been shared with the whole team.

With best regards,

Sharifa Pragassen
Front Desk Manager
Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
sharifa.pragassen@hilton.com
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We are becoming regular visitors to this beautiful hotel during our three weeks in the Seychelles. The hotel feels as if it is set in the Indian Ocean and has an envious location in Beau Vallon. Stunning views abound and there is a choice of dining areas-outside or in - to suit your mood and the weather...air conditioning is very welcome in the evening heat when no breeze from the sea is forthcoming! The food is well presented and the drinks, although expensive, are a thing of beauty.
A well equipped gym is our regular evening challenge. I haven't taken advantage of the spa yet but it looks wonderful. The staff ensure that you are made to feel most welcome.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

So much to say about this hotel ,firstly amazing location great ,staff couldn't do enough for you,room was fantastic bed comfy food realy tasty and choice was plentiful,highly recommend this hotel,as a special occasion,honeymoon. Realy enjoyed this hotel,weather great ,use the spa centre you realy will feel relaxed.

Stayed November 2013
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Sharifa P, Front Office Manager at Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear ChrisP

Warm greetings from Hilton Northolme Resort and Spa!

I would like to thank you for your wonderful review of the Resort. We are all so delighted that you enjoyed such a spectacular stay.

We know we are lucky to be able to welcome guests to such a beautiful location, but it is a delight to be able to give such wonderful and memorable service to you.

We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future.

Warm Regards
Sharifa Pragassen
Front Desk Manager
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Dubai, UAE
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66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Our first trip to Seychelles and we booked the Hilton Seychelles Northholme for a short, three night stay. We are Hilton Diamond members and usually choose Hilton for their expected quality. This resort did not disappoint. The resort is located on a beautiful location on the northwest side of Mahe, on the windy side of the island with plenty of surf and beautiful beaches. The resort is compact and but not huge like some island resorts. It is situated on a rocky hillside as the Seychelles Islands are generally mountainous. The villas are located on the beach and on the hillside. All of the villas have great views of the beaches. The beach villa's are on the beach but are on stilts because of the surf. We stayed on a hillside villa which provided beautiful views of the island and beaches. The villas are beautifully appointed and with all of the amenities you would expect of a Hilton of this caliber.
We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and the hotel did not disappoint. They suggested a candlelight dinner for two which we did. Wow. We met privately the day before with Jason, their executive chef, to put together a custom menu and location. The location we chose was a romantic gazebo set on the beach nestled among giant boulders. The gazebo was covered in candles and fresh flowers. The dinner was divine.
The spa services were outstanding. Very professional and talented spa staff. The spa is situated over the water with the naturally relaxing sound of the ocean.
The entire staff was extremely friendly and very helpful. There are two restaurants and a bar on the grounds as well as room service. One restaurant is buffet style offering a different theme menu nightly.

Room Tip: There are many reviews recommending the beach villas. They are nice but the hillside villas just as...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
Address: Victoria, Glacis, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Location: Seychelles > Mahe Island > Glacis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Glacis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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