We arrived on Mahe at night and were using a car rental to find the Albizia. That was the first challenge. If it were light out, we may have had better luck seeing the signs and known to keep going up the very narrow road into what seemed like the abyss to us at the time. Needless to say, were very happy once we did find the place and even happier when we woke up the next morning to stunning views of the ocean from mountainside on which the lodge is perched. We were treated to wonderful breakfasts every morning with fresh fruit and...to be honest the rest seems unimportant because the fruit was so good (although I think we usually got some eggs and bread...I remember it seeming like the food just didn't stop coming out).
It did seem like they were in the process of expanding. The pool had just been put in, but wasn't quite swimmable until the end of our stay. We did have some minor plumbing issues, but the owners were kind enough to treat us to a bottle of wine and dinner at a restaurant in Victoria that turned out to be phenomenal. Aside from that, we did end up having to wait for around half an hour to check out, but I'll attribute that to there only really being one person there running the property (but plan accordingly if you have a plane to catch).
The location is a blessing and a curse. The view is great, but we did have to drive to go anywhere. We found that we spent a bulk of our time around Beau Vallon and if were staying there, we could have probably just taken the bus any time we needed to go anywhere, but then again, if we did that we would have missed out on the great views and value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Albizia Lodge is situated in a quiet location on the east coast of Mahe, on the mountain side of Green Estate at Aux Cap. We are surrounded by tropical green vegetation and creatures of nature such as flying fox, also known as fruits bats, as well as the blue pigeons and all sorts of birds that are endemic to the Seychelles. The airport is a short distance away, only a 7 minute drive to be more exact, making it an ideal place to stay for people in transit. Take a 5 minute drive and end up at one of the most wonderful beaches and snorkeling sites of Mahe called ‘Anse Royale,’ and golf fans will be pleased to know that it is only a 5 minute walk from the lodge to the only golf course on the island! The guesthouse is run by a most hospitable family and you can enjoy the best Creole cuisine and any other special requests you may have. All the produces are fresh from the market or from the garden. Charlie, Marie-Rose, Denis and Clara are awaiting to welcome you in their little corner of paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albizia Hotel Mahe Island