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Acajou Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Anse Volbert
Certificate of Excellence
London, UK
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Absolutely Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2011

My partner and I stayed here and at once I knew it was the right choice. Beautiful low rise rooms surrounded a lovely pool and a lush well maintained garden. Each room has a balcony/varanda and is perfect and peaceful for a getaway. Great service and a very warm welcome upon arrival and a great breakfast. It is only a short 10 minute walk to a few local restaurants/shops should you like to stretch your legs or stock up on some refreshments to store in the minibar of your room.
Only 1 minute away from a pristine beach its a great place to stay on Praslin.
Many many thanks!!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ss1980London_UK
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2010

We stayed at Acajou for 2 days and it was the best 2 days of our holiday. We arrived early and thought we would have to wait until check in time before we could get to our room....not the case. The receptionist was very helpful and we even got a complimentary fruit cocktail which was refreshing after our hour boat ride.
We were shown to our room (room 11) which was close to the restaurant and front desk. The air conditioning was fabulous and was already on and the room was excellent. The room was very clean and spacious just what we needed. The pool was brilliant and my 9 year old never got out of it and didn't venture to the beach. Everything about this hotel was excellent, the service, the rooms, the beach and the surrounding area. We are planning to go back in 2 years time and when we go back to seychelles we will definetly be going back to Acajou and will still longer than 2 days.
I would highly recomeend this hotel and i have already given my friends details for their trip.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank seychick
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Edinburgh
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2010

We stayed at the Acajou at the beginning of 2007, we were looking for a quiet oasis, and that is exactly what we got. If you are looking for a social hot spot or night life then look elsewhere! The place is so tranquil, the whole stay was spent speaking in relaxed, hushed tones and taking in the scenery. The beach is quiet, the cafe and bar are quiet and the rooms are quiet. The rooms are air conditioned which are crucial, we have stayed at other places on Praslin and the roof fans just don't cut the mustard in the intense, humid heat.

The staff could not help enough, always saying hello with a huge smile on their faces.

I highly recommend this hotel/oasis!

  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ronan M
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France
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94 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2009

Spent 4 nights on half-board basis with a "4th night free offer".

Hotel was half empty and perfectly met our needs: we spent two days driving a car to explore Praslin (hotel perfectly handled car reservations and is well located to drive around the island) and two days relaxing at the hotel. Beach is deserted, as expected. The hotel is very quiet and in a relaxing garden.

Staff like in any Seychelles hotel was always very nice but not always very fast or efficient. Rooms with wood everywhere are dark and some equipment starts to be old, but were kept perfectly clean. Internet access at the "business center" proved useful and reasonably priced.

Main drawbacks: rooms are not sound proof and we could hear everything from our neighbours' accommodation... (TV, children arguing with parents, honeymooners...). Sandflies were present on the beach and everyone got stung. Dinner quality highly variable from tasty "a la carte" menu to average buffet. Buffet breakfast included too many inudstrial stuff (including juices which is not acceptable in a tropical setting). Tap water (as seen in our bathroom) is brown...

Overall, a good hotel at a "reasonable" (for Seychelles) price but do not expect luxury or gourmet meals and beware of noise coming from adjacent rooms.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Eric_Beylon
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Perpignan, France
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2009

We were looking for a lively New Year at a luxurious hotel with cocktails on the beach, room service and a spicy menu........but it was not what we experienced. Very disappointed with what we would not class as a 4* hotel. You get far more value for money in Thailand or Mauritius. Rooms were very basic, no room service, no cocktails on the beach or even beach service. The "beach" bar was not even located on the beach and was only open between 12pm-3pm. After walking along the beach to find drinks service at other hotels, we were refused service since we were not appropriately dressed - well what else do you wear on a beach other than swimwear?! Even trying to eat local food outside was difficult. The local "Creole" restaurants only served Creole food with 24 hours notice - who plans ahead on holiday?! The restaurant food was a set menu every evening, with 1 starter, 2 main choices (fish or meat) and 1 dessert. Very bland food and not a touch of spice - ok if you're Italian or French. Music in the evenings was like listening to a pub singer who sang depressing French love songs. On New Year's Eve we were promised dancing till the dawn........the cocktails were the liveliest part of the evening at £10 a shot and the dance floor was empty by 00.05! The most entertaining value of the hotel was watching the fruit bats in the trees! On the positive side, staff were very friendly (although you did have to ask for everything - nothing was offered) and the Spa massage was excellent. To sum it up, alot of money for very little luxury. You get much more value for money at Rocky's Resort in Koh Samui!

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Binabout
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Milan, Italy
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26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2009

We booked the Acajou as we were suggested this accomodation by the internet agency as an alternative to our 1st and favorite choice in Praslin, which was fully booked. Overall we found it good value for money...significantly less expensive than 4-star hotels, Acajou has more pros than cons. The rooms (we got a deluxe seaview) were very large, clean and with nice interior decorations. The bathroom was equivalent to a 4-star hotel with all comforts, a very large shower and bath too. The hotel has 30-35 rooms only and it's generally very quiet and relaxing. The other rooms are hosted in two all-wooden buildings facing each other in a rich tropical garden with palms, banana trees and a lot of birds. The swimming pool, in the middle of the garden, is quite small, yet a minor detail considering the quality of the beach and of the sea. Acajou is situated on the Cote d'Or long beach, definitely the best beach in Praslin...white sand and relatively calm water. Some seaweeds and grass mark the otherwise candid beach. No need to wear rubber shoes when walking on low waters in front of the hotel. Umbrellas and chairs available and space is in excess of guests. We visited other hotels in Praslin and on the same Cote d'Or: some do not have much space on the beach and can turn pretty disappointing if one doesn't expect it.
Service at Acajou is acceptably slow (as in the whole island) but extremely kind, both at the reception and in the rooms. The hotel manager is almost always on site and she's quite professional.
The restaurant for breakfast and dinner is charming, hosted on the main stilt house, open air with garden view. Breakfast is apparently less fancy than in big hotels but rich and complete anyway. Dinners are either buffet-style or with a small a-la-carte menu. Quality of food is good (not exceptional) and there is a lot of creole cuisine. In fact the restaurant seems to be popular among locals. There is quiet music on some evenings, but generally speaking this hotel should be recommended more for couples than for kids who look for some evening entertainment or friends.
The hotel offers a small gym and an internet room at €3/hour.
Overall valuation is positive, especially so considering the lower cost compared to other accomodations.

  • Liked — rooms and beach
  • Disliked — food
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank fabiobol
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Surrey
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2008

I stayed in Acajou hotel for one week in October 2008. It is surrounded by well kept tropical garden and located in quiet area. There is buffet style breakfast with good choice of food.Rooms are spacious and have fridge. Clean beach towels are provided every day. I would advice to take travel kettle and some tea and coffee.Local shops have limited choice, you can only buy powder milk. Also torch is recomended, because there is no street lighting outside hotel. Beach is clean and not very busy. There are sunbeds and umbrellas for guests staying in the hotel. I would stay there again. Ella from Surrey

  • Liked — big rooms, layout of the hotel and location
  • Disliked — bathroom could be updated but it was okay
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank EllaSurrey
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Property: Acajou Beach Resort
Address: Cote D'Or | Praslin Island, Anse Volbert, Praslin Island, Seychelles (Formerly Hotel Acajou)
Region: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Anse Volbert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Anse Volbert
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Anse Volbert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Acajou Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Acajou Beach Resort is a Seychellois-owned hotel along the Cote D'Or beachfront on the northern coast of Praslin, in the Seychelles archipelago. "Praslin's green hotel" features 52 units across five different room categories, offering visitors comfortable beachfront accommodation maintained with eco-friendly practices and facilities. ... more   less 
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