The Seaview Lodge is an excellent choice for your Praslin holiday. We found the owner/manager and staff to be very friendly and helpful. Everything about our stay was perfect, from the booking, contact via email, arranging car transfers from the airport, and a wonderful stay.
We stayed for four nights and asked for a villa up high with a view. One of the villas was recently refurbished so they made sure to give us that one as we were there as part of our anniversary trip. The villa is on the same bay as Raffles for less than 20% of the price! Exceptional value.
Our villa had plenty of privacy and a fantastic sun deck that faced north so we got the afternoon sun, as well as a great view of the bay. Seaview will also provide meals and we were very happy with the dinner provided, at a very reasonable price.
The hotel was undergoing some small modifications and the owner was very considerate of our needs. They actually delayed the work until 11am as we are late risers so it would not bother us. It was always great to come home and find a lovely cold coconut drink in the fridge. The self-contained villa includes a good kitchen, and we made use of that to make some great breakfasts which we had on the various beaches of Praslin. The Seaview also do car hire at reasonable rates and our car was quite new and spotless.
We spent four nights at Raffles after four nights here and if I ever go back to Praslin, I will definitely prefer Seaview over the overpriced Raffles.
Thanks to Gretel and the team for a great stay.
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Our stay in “Banana Villa” was really nice experience: spacious accommodation, well-equipped kitchen, and nice clean bathroom. Bed linen and towels were spotless, powershover with constant water supply, perfect cleaning service daily. The location is very convenient, so we decided to hire bicycles as an alternative to a car and, though they were not great, we enjoyed rides to all places we wanted to visit (practically whole Island of Praslin).
Everybody was very friendly, particularly proprietors who live in one of the villas. We were treated almost as family members, offered to taste exotic fruits from their own garden, home cooked shark dish, and even got a lift to jetty, since our departure coincided with owner’s scheduled trip in the same direction. We will remember our stay in Sun View Lodge, and would highly recommend this accommodation.
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