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The Wharf Hotel & Marina
Ranked #34 of 35 Hotels in Mahe Island
Reviewed 13 April 2011

This hotel is conveniently located between the airport and Victoria, the capital city. It is true that it doesn't have a beach, so if you're planning to swim and snorkel, you should probably be on the west side of the island, or rent a car to be able to move around easily. But be careful, the drivers are quite aggressive and the roads are narrow without any shoulder in many places.
The hotel itself is decent, the rooms are clean and there is air conditioning in all rooms. I noticed some rain damage on the ceiling in front of the rooms looking towards the island, but since I didn't have the chance to actually examine the rooms I don't know if there is any damage inside.
The food is good and somewhat basic (meat, bread, sauce); you shouldn't expect to be served gourmet meals, this is a small island and the resources are limited. However, the service is excellent. If you can accept the fact that the pace of life is slow in general, you'll find that a promise is still a promise. For example, if your waitress tells you that your dinner will be served in 14 minutes, it will be served exactly in that much time. Even though it seems that the staff is moving slowly, they give you an accurate estimate about how much time will it take to get something.
The front desk staff is especially proactive. We needed a car and they arranged it for us in a matter of minutes. We had the car delivered to us and signed the rental agreement on the spot.
I primarily recommend this hotel for individuals and families who want to be close to the city or the airport, and going to the beach is not the first item on their agenda.

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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 April 2011

We stayed at the Wharf on our last night in Seychelles having been staying at Beau Vallon. As your other reviewers have said it is an ideal location for the night before the morning flight. The room was large and had a superb view of the Marina and pool. It was spotlessly clean and bright. Shower perfect and Bvlgari toiletries a treat! We spent the afternoon lazing around and in the pool. Evening dinner good sitting outside on a lovely warm evening. Service is Seychelles style (not given much training) but ten out of ten to Rooney who did reception, showed us to our room, carried our luggage etc. etc. He was fantastic and an absolute asset to the hotel. It seemed whatever problems anyone had he dealt with them quickly and efficiently. He always had a smile for everyone. He was still working around 11.30pm and was on reception at 06.30 when we left the next morning.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2010

Went to Seychelles for business and stayed at the Wharf as it was close to my clients business. It is a nice high standard hotel with decent rooms (I'd day 5 star standards). The breakfast is ok and the views over the marina, boats etc. is nice. For my business stay it was totally fine!

However: This hotel is totally unsuitable if you are looking for a beach vacation or for a place to stay on Seychelles for anything more than 1-2 nights for leisure purposes. (Unless your boat is in the Marina :)). There is no beach, not even anything close to a beach in walking distance and it is close to the factories etc. So there is nothing to look at around the place. Also, besides a little restaurant and a small pool there is nothing offered at the place.

Its great for a night or two for a business traveller. Or for the last night before you fly out. Don’t use it for Holidays.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 January 2010

The night I spent into this hotel was horrible.
No view for the room (very very expensive hotel, as a 5 star in Italy!), nothing in the frigobar (no water, no chips, no nuts... nothing!!!!), I asked for something to eat at 10 pm and... It was no possibile (not even a cracker to eat)!!!! I stayed without eating until 6 in the morning when I had the breakfast in my room, plain breakfast without coffee, without water. What a poor hotel! Never again

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Greta007
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Reviewed 15 October 2008

I just stayed at the Wharf hotel last night so this review is current!

We stayed here for one night after a longer stay in Praslin. We wanted a hotel close to the airport as we needed to check in at 6am. Hotel was perfect for that - 5 minutes away from the airport and about 10 minutes away from Victoria by car.

Hotel is very nicely decorated with modern clean rooms and had room service which was a god send. Food was very nice and we used the pool in the afternoon which was also great. Shower was incredible, so we were happy.

Not cheap though - about 230 Euros but that is the Seychelles for you. No beach, but nice view of the marina.

In our one day in Mahe we went to Victoria, which was OK but not great, worth seeing I suppose but no real charm.

Overall, Wharf is a great transit hotel if you want high quality but probably only right for short stays.

  • Stayed: October 2008
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1  Thank JACKSONJE8
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Reviewed 7 April 2008

We have just returned from the Seychelles where we spend two wonderful weeks staying in 4 different hotels/resorts, one of them being the Wharf Hotel on Mahe.
We spent the first night at the Wharf Hotel and found it to be an excellent choice for transit. It is 10 minutes by car from the airport, the hotel is clean and rooms are new and modern.
Food served at the restaurant is good and decently priced (for Seychelles, where food and drinks are usually very expensive in most good hotels).
I enjoyed to walk on the jetty to admire the luxury yachts. The hotel has a nice swimming pool, but there is no beach close to it.

Overall, I would recommend the hotel to anyone in transit on Mahe to spend the first or last night of the holiday.

  • Stayed: March 2008
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Reviewed 29 March 2008

We stayed at The Wharf two nights - before and after our cruise. Location was ideal for us - half way between the airport and the Port of Victoria (where our ship docked). Rooms were perfect with lovely views of the marina and Eden Island... but as others have said, there is no beach nearby. Meals were excellent, though service was a bit slow ("island time") and some items ran out on the breakfast buffet without replenishment. Our travel agent could not find a hotel near the airport, but we found The Wharf online and contacted them directly. Although rates were quoted in Euros (€227/-per night for a double), when I said I wanted to pay in dollars, they quoted $284/night -- and honored this rate 5 months later. Wireless Internet was available for $10 for 3 hours; it worked in some rooms and and outside. Rooms have 220VAC only with weird 3 prong rectangular pins, but the staff will loan you an adapter for French standard round two-pin plugs.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled with friends
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Address: Providence, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Region: Seychelles > Mahe Island
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #34 of 35 Hotels in Mahe Island
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Wharf Hotel & Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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