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“great location and atmosphere”
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Villa Dorado
Ranked #29 of 48 Mahe Island B&B and Inns
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
“great location and atmosphere”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Small guesthouse with very good location on the beach. Warm welcome and services offered by Zack and his team. Realxing atmosphere and a homely feel. On the down side is some noise from traffic and no restaurants within walking distance. You can get around very easily by the public buses that runs all day but unfortunately not at night. Thus you need a car for evening acitivites or you can fix a light meal in the kitchen.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

I stayed at Villa Dorado for 9 nights including Christmas and New Year's Eve 2012. I couldn't choose a better place!!!
The villa appealed to me over any of the fancy resorts around Mahe Island and it had everything what I was looking for.
The villa is perfectly located - just few steps from the beach, very specious, comfortably furnished, clean & tidy with all facilities you need. I stayed in the top floor room with stunning sea views.
The grounds surrounding the villa are beautiful and very well maintained.
This is the perfect place for nature lovers - wild & tranquil beach, colourful birds and if you are lucky you can witness turtles lying their eggs ( I was lucky, unforgettable experience!!!)
Every morning I sneaked out onto the beach to catch the sunrise and have a peaceful walk - how different from busy mornings in London.
After a walk I was ready for my delicious,fruity breakfast.Home made papaya jam is top notch!!! Scrambled eggs with avocado - yummy, coffee with a hint of sea breeze so awakening.
The villa is located in the perfect spot but not isolated. There are 2 bus stops nearby from you can go South-West or North for only 5 SR per ride. It's a bargain and so much fun!
The heart of the villa is Zack - the manager. He made me feel very welcome from the start, always polite & kind, always happy to give any information on where to visit. The best host you could imagine.
Zack cooked for us delicious Russian meal on New Year's Eve, we all had so much fun and stepped up into 2013 with big smiles on our faces.
Seychelles are a world away in so many ways but I felt completely at home in this beautiful villa with its dedicated & fantastic staff. Zack, Martha & Vanessa - thank you once more for making my holiday so special and memorable. Missing you guys so much!!!

Maggie

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Stayed for 4 nights December- had planned 8 but had to move to something less basic. If like us you do not want a Resort and you want "feet in the sand" this is a perfect location. The beach here is beautiful in terms of nature, photography but not the best for swimming as so shallow. Having explored the island I still think this is the most exciting beach if you like nature, friendly dogs, bird life and amazing camera shots at dawn and dusk. Jake as everyone says is excellent and nothing is too much trouble. My moans are; road noise, uncomfortable beds, no toiletries, basic breakfast and too dangerous to walk to local restaurants. If you have a car no problem as first restaurant on next beach is great. If you can get Jake to cook dinner it is great but he seems reluctant to offer this service.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reggio Emilia, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Villadorado is really lovely, situated 10 minutes from the airport overlooking a lovely beach with good facilities, all staff very friendly especially Zac a very helpful person for anything.
  this villa is a haven of beauty and tranquility relax.
I would recommend it to couples and people passing even for a short time.
Adriana

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2012

Whilst in the Seychelles for a wedding, I needed to find somewhere for one night and after a bit of browsing, this place came up.
It was a very late booking and didn't know what to expect but within hours, Zack responded asking when I was going to arrive.
This place is stunning with amazing views straight onto the beach. It was clean, tidy, great facilities, in a great location and very good value.
Having the local dogs was also a big bonus.
Breakfast on the patio was brilliant.
Great atmosphere, made to feel very welcome.
Zack is fantastic. If I ever go back, I will stay here :)

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Abu Dhabi, UAE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2012

I have been there for 5 days & the whole stay there was fantastic. The manager (Zack) is such a friendly, lovely & nice person, he made our stay more memorable. The breakfast was just awesome, beach is just in front of the villa, a grocery (Kumar & Kumar) is just 1 minute walk, bus stop is just outside the villa entrance where anyone can ride a bus (5 rup) going to city Victoria,
Safety & security is perfect. In fact we had lovely time there. people with real smile unlike the big hotels where u just check in & check out, Great stay........
thanks to other people (Christ, Ivana, Dan) staying there, we just lived like a family.....Missing u guys....

Thanks to Zack & two lovely ladies, you guys are fantastic....

Room Tip: two types of Room on the top floor, 1. Sea View 2. Garden & Hill view
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

Hi all,

If you are looking for a great B&B this is it. Friendly, helpful, 'centrally' located this place
is good value for money, meaning you don't pay for things you don't need. Price was perfect, not too much, not too little.
The breakfast is also interesting with lots of different island fruits. The beach is 10 meters from the front door, which for me was awesome, I could just walk out straight into the warm water! There is small shop (1 min walk away), which is great if you feel like sweets, chocolates, beer, biscuits...etc. About 15 min walk, or 5 min drive away is a small beach in Anse Royale. It is fairly popular, with a lot of different tropical fish. I saw about 20 different species the one day.
Opposite is a bus pick up point, which will take you all the way to Victoria for only SR5! (~USD 0.40c)
The atmosphere is a friend making one, it's not like a hotel where you check in, and leave without saying goodbye.
I had a super time.

Many thanks to Zack and his friendly staff.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Villa Dorado
Address: Pointe au Sel, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Region: Seychelles > Mahe Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Mahe Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Dorado 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The beachfront guesthouse lies on the tranquil southeast coast of Mahe island (10 minutes from the international airport), the fairyland beaches wich offers excellent snorkelling experience. ... more   less 
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