Let me begin by saying this property is an excellent choice for honeymooners who aren't looking to break the bank. It is located within walking distance from the dock where the ferry lets off. The view is stunning (from our room "Lis"), the food is excellent, and the service is some of the best you will get on the island.
The hotel is not without its faults though. The first complaint my wife and I have was that we found a small amount of blood on a clean towel and clean bedsheets; the only problem was it wasn't our blood. It looked as though a maid may have nicked herself while arranging the room and brushed up against these items. The problem was fixed immediately, but it was still kind of gross.
Secondly, EVERY SINGLE NIGHT there were two roosters on an adjacent lot that would start crowing at around 4:00 am and would not stop until the evening. The problem was addressed with the staff and even they expressed their frustration. It was explained that the roosters were owned by another person on who had been made aware of the problem but that the issue was out of the hotel's hands. Although I believe them, it was still extremely aggravating spending quite a bit of money for a romantic honeymoon on a perfect beach with a perfect view only to constantly be interrupted by two crowing roosters.
A last bit of advice. This hotel offers free breakfast which is a huge savings on an island where almost any meal is around $40 USD per person. Dinner is a different story. The dinner was delicious, but they could definitely come off their prices a little.
Overall this was a great stay, and my wife and I will certainly return if ever we are on La Digue again. That is if those bloody roosters are gone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Repaire is a small beach front hotel overlooking the island of Praslin, and situated near the Centre of the main village on La Digue. It is within easy walking distance of the jetty, shops, banks, and bicycle hire. La Digue is the fourth largest granitic island in the Seychelles archipelago and is home to one of the world’s most photographed beaches, La Source D’Argent. Motorized vehicles are restricted on the Island, the main means of transport is by bicycle or on foot. Accommodation Le Repaire has 9 delightfully furnished rooms( 4 sea view, 3 garden view and 2 mountain view), each a minimum size of 32 square meters. All rooms have en-suite shower, air conditioning, fan, mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, television, hair dryer and telephone. Each room can accommodate up to 3 persons and there are two communicating rooms suitable for families. ... more less
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