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“Well equipped, spotlessly clean villa.”
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Aquario
Ranked #8 of 15 Anse Volbert B&B and Inns
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“Well equipped, spotlessly clean villa.”
Reviewed 25 May 2012

This self catering villa was thoughtfully equipped by the welcoming and informative hosts Farida and Jose. There was everything you could want - beach towels, umbrellas, ironing board and iron, first aid kit in the bathroom,I cannot think of anything else you could need. It was cleaned daily to a very high standard, beautifully decorated with flowers from the garden and breakfast each morning was delicious. Farida cooked for us one night - what an amazing meal - and then she packaged the left overs for us to have the following day - what a great deal! Sitting on the veranda of our superior room listening to the ghekkos and birds as night fell will be a lasting memory of the Seychelles.

Room Tip: The superior rooms have great verandas and are huge - well worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Divonne, France
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed in a superior room for 6 nights and thought this was a great guesthouse. The location was ideal for us, very close to the lovely Cote d'Or beach (a few metres away), but not too close to the noisier hotel area. The nearby bus stop (by La Reserve hotel) can take you to Vallée de Mai or Anse Lazio for 5 rupees each way. A bus timetable is included in the info pack left in the room.

The room was very spacious and kept very  clean, in fact it was a flat more than a room, with a fully-equipped kitchen, living room area, bedroom and bathroom. We ate there almost every night and the food was very good, with lots of barbecued fish. We thought the lobster dinner (on request) was a great deal at 40€ a head - we got an enormous dish of grilled lobster, around 2 kg! You won't find better value around... Nice owners and staff, a place to recommend.

Room Tip: Choose a superior room if you do not want to share the kitchen.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Treviso, Italy
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Reviewed 17 December 2011

The apartment was very spacious, spotless clean and fully equipped with everything you could imagine to need for a comfortable stay. Air conditioning is available in the bedroom and included in the room price. Bathroom was very ample, with a double shower.
Security seems to be taken in great considerations, with metal grates on all doors and windows that you can open and lock at your best convenience, and a safe in the room.
Breakfast is fresh and varied, with good choice of fruits, cereals and jams, and served in your porch.
Although there is no view from the apartment (the complex faces Praslin's coastal road) the location is very good, close to Anse Volbert's beach and all the Cote d'Or restaurants and shops. Parking space, though limited, is available and free.
The host, Farida, has been welcoming, friendly and helpful. We really loved having the chance to occupy a new room on our last day in Seychelles after vacating ours in the morning, to take a shower and pack our luggage before leaving to Mahé for the evening flight home. Thanks a lot for that, Farida.
We weren't given the opportunity to taste Farida's renowned cuisine, nonetheless we had a fantastic stay at Acquario, and we definitely recommend this accomodation to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

We stayed at acquario villa for 4 days in July and had a great time. The apartments are clean, comfortable, spacious & have everything you could want. The food is wonderful, the staff are friendly & helpful. The owners Farida & Jose are lovely people who will do anything to ensure you enjoy your stay & really make you feel welcome. We will definitely return to Acquario soon.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

We had a lovely time here, very quiet, very clean, really friendly people. The bungalow was very well equipped and the bed very comfortable. Lots of little things had been thought of to make our stay comfortable. In terms of the cost to comfort ratio, this represents very good value for money.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

We spent there 5 days in their superior room (2 adults + 1 child). What can I say, everything was perfect. The bungalow is comfortable and equipped with everything you need. The location is very convenient, a few steps from Cote d'or. The owners (Farida and Jose) are wonderful people that will struggle to help you and make your stay comfortable. The food at dinner is terrific, fresh fish and meat (mostly grilled) and a variety of accompaniments. Breakfast is good as well as everything else. A big thank to Farida and Jose, they really made our day at Praslin

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2011

We stayed at the Aquario for a week - friends of ours were getting married at La Reserve hotel around the corner. We had one of the larger rooms, which was spacious with our own kitchen, living area, and veranda. The bathroom was also big with a double shower. I can't recommend this guest house highly enough - the hosts were very welcoming, from bringing us a welcome drink on arrival to ordering taxis for us and suggesting places to eat. Every night we could though, we ate at the guest house and Joseph served barbequed fish that he had caught that day. Make sure you don't eat too much during the day though, because the portions are huge. Fareida also served us a portion of curried fruitbat after we said that we were curious about trying it! Overall, has to be one of the most welcoming and least corporate places to stay on the island.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Aquario
Address: Anse Petite Cours, Anse Volbert, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Region: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Anse Volbert
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Ranked #8 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Anse Volbert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Aquario 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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