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La Residence
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
“Paradise!”
Reviewed 13 May 2012

Every time I go to Seychelles (which is quite often) I stay at La Residence in Anse La Mouche. It is self-catering which works out very well for me. The staff and office personnel are very helpful and flexible. Additionally they work with the clients to ensure they are very satisfied with their stay in Paradise. The location is away from the normal tourist trap areas and that suits me just fine. Anse La Mouche is a great place to swim, snorkel, kayak, boot or just relax on the beach. Wouldn't stay anywhere else, it is perfect!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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cecile h, Owner at La Residence, responded to this review, 19 May 2012
Thank you for the good review. I am very pleased enjoyed La Residence.All the staff enjoyed having you as a guest and hope to welcome you again. Best Regards,Cecile
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

Having been to La Residence several times in the past and just recently returned I can honestly say it is the most relaxing holiday of all. The owners of the hotel are always available to help and offer advice and can arrange anything from evening meals at €15 per person to car hire if required.

The rooms are clean and inviting. Clients are well looked after and many return (as we do) for another lovely holiday.

Room Tip: Speak to the owners as all are nice in there own way
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We stayed in January 2012 for a week and had a wonderful time. Friendly employees and owner, beautiful view over the bay, open building design gives lots of fresh air. High above the road, there is a feeling of security without walls. This is not a fancy place, but very comfortable. The only minor things were the security guards talked a bit loudly at night until we spoke to the owner about it, and the view slightly marred by electric wires and the car park.

Room Tip: The cheaper accommodation is in a block of six or eight rooms on two levels; the upper rooms are bet...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2011

December 2011 we rented the Large (3500 sqf,350 sqm) house. It was fabulous. Everything you look for during a holiday was there: very quiet house in a middle of a huge park with nice trees, nice sea view and equaly outstanding was Magda, the funny, honest and exquisite maid who also cooked for us. You need a car to get there because there is a steep hill. Would love to go back. Merci Monsieur Paul and Magda

  • Stayed December 2011
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2011

Pros:
Nice view from your balcony to Anse La Mouche
Close to bus stops
Decent places to eat out are close by
Fruit bats coming in to eat/roost are amazing
Helpful staff
Internet fees are reasonable-flat fee for your whole visit. It's not speedy service, but oh, well.
Big safe-able to stow away a full sized laptop
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Long bus ride or $$ taxi ride to Victoria/Airport
Nearest grocery store is sparsely stocked and if you walk, it's about 10 minutes
Although you can walk down the driveway and be at a beach, Anse La Mouche is super-shallow and unlike many of the other Seychelles beaches we visited, this whole area has broken glass and some trash on the beach.
Road in front is narrow and for safety bring along a small flashlight for walking at night-no sidewalks.

Room Tip: We stayed in number 5-it was a good location-rooms on either side of us so I guess we were lucky we...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2011

We have stayed for one week. The residence is located quite far (approx. 45 mins by bus) from Victoria - the capital of Seychelles, but the bus station is just 3 mins walk. In the walking distance is also one very nice restaurant and small food shop so you dont need to ask the staff to organize the B&B or any other catering. It is good for self-catering. The apartement has a kitchen corner, dinning table and chairs - everything in very simplne but efficient style. The bedroom has also AC and bathroome is equipped with standart bathtub. The staff was very nice and helpfull. If you need a transport from or to the airport ask them before you arrive, they are able to provide the transfer for better price than the taxis in front of the arrival hall. I also do not recommend travelling by bus with the luggage. The bus is small and you will be sqeezed by other travelers, but on the other hand it is the best way how to expore this beautiful country. The cost is about 10 rupees and you can travel the longest route on the island with one ticket. I really recommend this kind of accommodation especially for couples.

Room Tip: Nice and good quality
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  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Deutschland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2011

La residence is a very nice house with a beautiful garden on a hill right across Anse La Mouche. The view is stunning. The rooms are huge with very high ceilings, a big comfortable bed, a nice balcony. And the staff and the owners are extraordinarily friendly and helpful!!! That´s why I am giving 5 points, although there were a few things that weren´t perfect. We were a bit unlucky, because we got apartment No. 6, which used to have a stair connecting the lower level. The hole was closed but not isolated at all. Therefore it can get very loud in the morning, when the staff talks in the lower level and at night when the security is watching TV or talking. The other rooms presumably don´t have that problem, therefore, just watch out that you won´t get room number 6 and you are fine. When we stayed at La Residence, there was no hot water (due to the water shortage on the island they said). I don´t understand why they didn´t install electric heaters in the shower (like other places) but if this was a temporary problem, there´s nothing to worry about. Also, since this is a self catering house, the kitchen is completely empty (except for 1 complementary bottle of water). We stayed at other places, where we got at least salt, pepper, coffee and tea. But here you´ll first have to go to the supermarket. There is also a WiFi connetion (a bit slow) which cost 10 Euro for your whole stay. Anyway, I would return to La Residence and can highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Residence
Address: Anse la Mouche, BeachRoad | Anse La Mouche, Mahe Island 248, Seychelles
Region: Seychelles > Mahe Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 80 Speciality Lodging in Mahe Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — La Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the magnificent bay of Anse la Mouche is La Residence with nearby attractions such as snorkeling, diving, deep sea and fly fishing. Each villas has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchenettes, and terraces with views of the bay. All bedrooms have overhead fans and some have air conditioning. Daily cleaning services and house linens provided. ... more   less 
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