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“Just beautiful”
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Lemongrass Lodge
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Fareham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Just beautiful”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We stayed at Lemon Grass for two weeks as a base for the wedding of my partners son and his bride to be who stayed in the apartment above us.Phillipa couldn't have been more helpful in making sure everything was ok.The room was spacious with a lovely veranda with magnificent views down towards the beach.I would highly recommend a car though as the road up and down is very steep and would make walking difficult.A car also makes it easier to get out and about to see this beautiful Island.Beau Vallon beach itself is probably the best on the island and very safe.There are several good restaurants close by and also an excellent pizza restaurant.As previous reviewers have said,Phillipa and the staff are the main reason to stay here and they make the stay very comfortable.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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pippa l, General Manager at Lemongrass Lodge, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Thank you Sir for the lovely review. Looking forward to seeing you again at Lemongrass Lodge.
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

We spent two nights at lemongrass lodge in late July.....As many people have mentioned, Philippa is an excellent host , I sent over 20 emails asking many questions before I arrived , and every time she responded promptly . I expected so much to meet this lovely host before the trip. I am so glad that we chose to stay in Beau Vallon, a beautiful and quiet bay. In the beginning , we had trouble figuring out the exact location, a guy was so nice to stop his car and lent us his phone to call Philippa , he was still worried that we could not find our way , he actually talked to Philippa again, made sure he knew where the lodge was and asked us to follow him, we got a really nice impression of the local people~~~

We were welcomed by a lady and in the afternoon, we got to meet Philippa's sister , she is extremely lovely and helpful too ~~~ The room and the toilet were spacious , and towels were changed every day , bed was made whenever we came back.... We stayed in the room upstair and we got to use the living room as well as the kitchen. Everything is clean and well maintained.

Stella , Philippa's mom , prepared breakfast for us and we had it in the verandah overlooking the bay , and there were fresh fruits from the garden every morning. She introduced us to her favourite beaches and treks . There was a food fair one night with stalls selling creole dishes like grilled fish, coconut, octopus salad , curries etc , all were good treats at low prices ...

There are heaps of places where you can find spacious rooms , but what I miss the most is warm hospitality ~~~ This is definitely the place you should stay if you are in Beau Vallon

The only sad thing is that we didn't get a chance to see Philippa because we returned home late every night ~~~ Thank you so much , Philippa, Stella, little sister and your wonderful staff

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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pippa l, Public Relations Manager at Lemongrass Lodge, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
Hello Catherine,
Many thanks for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you at Lemongrass Lodge and we are happy that you had such a wonderful stay. I am sure we will meet on your next visit.
Warmest regards
P
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Just came back from my trip in Seychelles and highly recommend staying in Lemongrass Lodge.
Big and clean rooms, quiet place with picturesque views of Beau Vallon, great value for money. But the main reason to stay here are Philippa, Stella and a family. They are extremely helpful and honest, and are happy to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The lodge situated at the end of Beau Vallon, 200 meters from the beach close to the bus stop. But be noted there is a few steep hill to go up, so be prepared for it. The best way is the rent a car.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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pippa l, Public Relations Manager at Lemongrass Lodge, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Hello Stan,
Many thanks for the lovely review. It was our pleasure to have you at Lemongrass Lodge and hope you return one day for another great holiday n paradise.
Warm regards From Stella, The family and myself Philippa.
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Poznan, Poland
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

It will be so difficult to write a nice review... Why? Because all what you readed below is truth. Nothing less, but much more.

The host: Phillippa is not the host only. Everywhere you have a host. But she will like your family. She is very nice person, extremly helpfull and honest. She is saying" I'm here to make your holidays nice". And you will have nice holidays. For me the most important was that she helped us save a lot of money. She will help you rent a car, she will tell you how to go to another islands cheaper (do not use cocos boats), she will help you plan your stay on Seychelles. Before you will arrive, ask if the pickup from airport is possible so again you will save some money. Actually ask Philippa whatever you need to know and she will help you.

Apartment: very nice, very quiet, clean, I cannot find something wrong. 200 mtrs from the beach. Wand1981 is saying about small hill...yes, you will burn a few callories but its small walk after all day spend on the beach. Breakfast is good, I enjoyed fresh juices and fruites collected one before from the garden. If you living in loudly city, this apartment is especially dedicated for you.

I'm highly recommending!!! Take it, book it!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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pippa l, Public Relations Manager at Lemongrass Lodge, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Many thanks for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you at Lemongrass Lodge and help organise your holiday. We hope you visit us again soon, we look forward to having you back.
Best regards From myself and the family.
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

Before we arrived in Seychelles we got a lot of help from the host Philippa, who organized our stay at Lemongrass, but also on Praslin and La Digue. I can not say how happy we are that we got this help and a chance to be on three inslands instead of just staying on one.
Lemongrass Lodge was a great place to see the island (car is a must!), not far away from Victoria and quite nice beaches (nearest at the north, especially check the tiny ones). Beach below was full of places to buy fruits or fish (another must on the island - fresh fish to prepare on your own). Our host helped us to cook all the fish we bought and it gave us possibility to taste the real Sechelles (not just the take aways or overprices restaurants).
In one sentence: we felt there like home.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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pippa l, Manager at Lemongrass Lodge, responded to this review, 9 May 2013
Thank you Filip for the lovely review. it was a pleasure organizing your island hopping holiday and cooking for you. Our Warmest regards and hope to see you again at Lemongrass Lodge.
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Lemongrass and it was very relaxing. Great value as well.
Philippa and her family are great hosts and will assist you in all your queries. Before we arrived to Lemongrass we already knew the best places to eat out and beaches to visit.
The guys who stayed in the other ground floor room praised her also for organizing their one-day trip to Praslin and La Digue.
The room was big and comfortable. You will also enjoy your space at the veranda where you can chill out in the evening.
It is close to the nearest beach (some 5mins walk) and a 15min walk to Beau Vallon. One thing- please take into account that there is a steep hill to go up when you walk back to Lemongrass, so be prepared for some serious workout on your way back from the beach. You will be rewarded with a great view and a total calm though.
There is a bus stop close by, so you can easily hop on and go to Victoria and the North Coast.
Very recommendable and we would be trying to go back to Lemongrass if we're back to Seychelles.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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lindy t, Manager at Lemongrass Lodge, responded to this review, 24 April 2013
hello, many thanks for the lovely review. great to hear you had a lovely time in the Seychelles and enjoyed your stay at Lemongrass lodge. Looking forward to receiving you again. warmest regards, Philippa.
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paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2013

If there is one thing that stands out above all else with respect to this self catering establishment it is the personalized service. Our host Philippa helped plan our two week honey/babymoon in the Seychelles between Mahe, Praslin and La Digue--a welcome relief for us as we were so busy in the lead up to our vacation. We stayed in Le Palmier for the first 5 nights of our trip. While some tree growth has slightly obstructed the view of part of the bay from the lower balcony of Le Palmier cottage, the view from the upstairs bedroom was spectacular. And since we spent all day out an about, we weren't using the downstairs but to cook and eat in any event. The lodge was the perfect launching pad for our exploration around the island. The lodge is up a steep hill, but without this, the lodge would not have a view of Beau Vallon. If you have hired a car, this should be of no concern (provided you have mastered driving a manual up hills). Almost 8 months pregnant I managed to walk up and down the hill without a problem, but elderly couples may wish to take note. Philippa even worked out an accommodation for us our last night as we had to return back to Mahe a day early due to the holiday change of ferry schedule. If an affordable self catering cottage with personalized service is what you are looking for, then you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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pippa l, Manager at Lemongrass Lodge, responded to this review, 9 May 2013
Thank you for the lovely review. it was my pleasure to organize your holiday and to have you at Lemongrass Lodge. Our Warmest regards and sunny wishes for the baby.
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Property: Lemongrass Lodge
Address: Mare-Anglaise | Beau-Vallon, Beau Vallon, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Region: Seychelles > Mahe Island > Beau Vallon
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Beau Vallon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Lemongrass Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lemongrass Lodge is Mountainside, in the mountains of the famous Beau-Vallon District, overlooking the breathtaking Indian Ocean, Silhouette Island and Bel-Ombre.The lodge itself is found in a garden of tropical plants, fruits, blooms and shrubs, not to mention the Lemongrass plants that surround the Villa and Apartments.As accommodation, there is the Lemongrass Villa, a spacious, comfortable and well furnished three bedroom villa. The villa is rented out either as whole villa for families/groups or as individual superior double rooms.Well hidden and camouflaged on the property but also having amazing views, are the apartments,CArambole, Zanbroza and Palmier.Palmier is simply in a class of its own. Spacious, attic style bedroom, Simply yet elegantly decorated and tastefully furnished, it boasts a 180 degrees view of the whole bay, the ocean and Silhouette, all from the bedroom, terrace and kitchen.Zanbroza is a studio apartment on ground floor, the terrace has a wonderful view of the Bay. The apartment is also tastefully furnished, spacious and quite comfortable. The bathroom is one of note and refreshing especially after a hot day in on the beach.Carambole apartment has garden view but it is nicely tucked away near a pagoda of exotic jade vine. Carambole is made compeletly of wood, is well ventilated and the bedroom is a mezzanine. ... more   less 
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