Very satisfied! We selected this guest house based on TripAdvisor's rating and spent 10 wonderful days at BayView. The owner Helga made us feel warmly welcomed and did everything to make our stay stress-free. She arranged our car hire, taxi reservations, and contact with Trek Divers for our scuba-diving sessions. She was always available for help and advice.
We stayed in a Standard room the first day, then a Deluxe the rest of the stay.Rooms were clean and spacey, the bathrooms luxurious (bubble bath in the Standard, double-bath in the Deluxe). Breakfast was large and tasty, although my husband wasn't fond of instant-coffee.
I rated only 4/5 because :
- we were expecting half-board, but learned on arrival that the cook left unexpectedly, so we had to find other arrangements for diner (though Helga more than made up for it by upgrading our room to a Deluxe, and occasionally driving us to the bay after nightfall).
- the walls are paper thin and the exotic birds (or other patrons) can be noisy: bring earplugs!
- the quiet location comes with a price: Anse Boileau has no public lighting, and night falls early, so if you're planning on dining out, bring a flashlight, or rent a car.
After seeing the rest of Mahe, Anse Boileau definitely stands out as a great location if you're looking to avoid resorts and find peace and quiet.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking