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“A lovely place to spend our 10th Wedding Anniversary”
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Cerf Island Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cerf Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We went to Cerf Island to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary and were not dissappointed, It was beautiful. We were personally greeted by the Managers and from this moment forth the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Our room was beautiful, with the best bathroom I've ever seen. The food was delicious and we really appreciated being able to choose from an a la carte menu. In a whole week we just had one just one meal, but this was rectified immediately when we said it was too salty. The setting is lovely. We kayaked to private beaches / other islands.. All in all, an amazing trip!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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General Manager C, General Manager at Cerf Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Dear LondonKoala

Many thanks for the effort and time taken to write us a feedback. Only with feedback from our guests we will be able to continuously improve and be able to keep on the right track for our guests.

We appreciate it very much that you had a nice and relaxing holiday and would love to welcome you back on Cerf Island Resort.

Best regards and on behalf of our Team

Thank You

Claudia Schwob & Cédric E Burkhardt
General Management

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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Buitiful and romantic place. Amazing villas with buitiful view. Good quite place for honeymoon. Good food. But no all inclusive. We spent almost two weeks. Also good place for diving and snorkeling.........

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank eqvitos
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General Manager C, General Manager at Cerf Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Dear eqvitos

Many thanks for the effort and time taken to write us a feedback. Only with feedback from our guests we will be able to continuously improve and be able to keep on the right track for our guests.

We appreciate it very much that you had a nice and relaxing holiday and would love to welcome you back on Cerf Island Resort. This is the best reward for us having guests wanting to come back.

Best regards and on behalf of our Team

Thank You

Claudia Schwob & Cédric E Burkhardt
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We spent the weekend on the Island and it was WOW! We waited for the boat at the Marine Charter to Ile Aux Cerf. Upon arrival on the Island, we were welcomed by the Manger of the Island, so nice of him to lead us the way to the Reception. Then we waited at the Reception to do the necessary procedures for the room. “ it was quick”. The staff were very friendly.

Accompanied alongside Mr. Steve in the Buggy, he showed us some Villas, the Helipad, the Tennis court and etc.

When we arrived at our Villa , it was breath taking, outdoor shower, Jacuzzi, large TV, mini bar, the bed with mosquito net and etc.

The food were amazing “ Alacart Menu” , the Mojito, the pool, the beach view.


I would suggest going there again because you won’t regret anything.

Room Tip: should definitely go there, you wont regret nothing>
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Bertrand A
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General Manager C, General Manager at Cerf Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2014

Dear Betrand A

Many thanks for the effort and time taken to write us a feedback. Only with feedback from our guests we will be able to continuously improve and be able to keep on the right track for our guests.

We appreciate it very much that you had a nice and relaxing Wekend and would love to welcome you back on Cerf Island Resort. This is the best reward for us having guests wanting to come back.

Best regards and on behalf of our Team

Thank You

Claudia Schwob & Cédric E Burkhardt
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

My husband and I were at Cerf Island Resort last July for his 40th Birthday. From the moment we arrived we were treated fantastically starting with the short boat trip from Eden Island to Cerf. At the island all the staff were extremely helpful and polite. The villa was superb, a bit of a walk but there was the option to have a golf buggy take us up. The highlight was the bathroom with the shower area being open to the elements. We opted for the all inclusive option and we certainly got more than our moneys worth. The food was incredible, 5 star catering 3 times a day and one evening the chef came to have a chat with us. This is what makes Cerf Island Resort so special is that they make sure your experience is the best it can be with a personal family feel. On my husband's birthday they arranged for us to have dinner on the beach, our own table surrounded by candles followed by a cake and live music.
We arranged a few trips during our stay and recommend visiting the nearby Moyenne Island home to the turtles. We also took a day trip to Praslin and La Digue but if you go at that time of year make sure you have your sea legs, the crossing was very rough.
There is plenty to do around the Island, the reception pointed out to us the best snorkeling areas around the island and you can take a pedal boat out to explore in your own time.
The whole resort is very clean and there were no problems with mosquitoes while we were there as they take measures to control insects. A highlight is to sit by the pool just before the sun goes down and watch the fruit bats wake up and fly around, they are incredible or take a golf buggy up to the helipad and watch the sun go down over the islands.
We will be returning to Cerf Island Resort some time in the future as it really was a holiday of a lifetime, being in paradise with staff who will make your holiday unforgettable.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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General Manager C, General Manager at Cerf Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2014

Dear Kate W

Many thanks for the effort and time taken to write us a feedback. Only with feedback from our guests we will be able to continuously improve and be able to keep on the right track for our guests.

We appreciate it very much that you had a nice and relaxing holiday and would love to welcome you back on Cerf Island Resort. This is the best reward for us having guests wanting to come back.

Best regards and on behalf of our Team

Thank You

Claudia Schwob & Cédric E Burkhardt
General Management

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

My husband and I are staying on tiny Cerf island. Today we went for lunch at Cerf Island Resort which is just around the corner. You can only get to these places by boat. Things did not start well when the boat collecting us was late picking us up. As we had to go back at a fixed time to tie in with the boat bringing us back it meant that lunch would be very tight indeed. I mentioned this to the assistant manager and she assured us something else could be arranged as it was a shame to rush lunch.

The resort itself is nothing special. There is nothing remarkable about it that we could see but we did not see inside any rooms. The beach is small but at least they have one! The water crystal clear. One side of the resort does indeed look out over the sea to Mahe and the wind farm as some reviewers staying at the resort have mentioned. We did not find this a problem as the windmills are located a little way apart from each other on their own island and you can actually see the beautiful hills of Mahe behind them. Also most of the time they blend in with the mist or the sea. We did not feel they spoilt the outlook at all.

The food at the restaurant was quite nice, again nothing special or memorable but there was nothing wrong with it either we enjoyed it, the pancakes ( they were not crepes!) were really good. The restaurant itself was attractive in the traditional Seychellian thatch style that looked out to sea, but we found the noise from a very loud radio very intrusive. I had to ask, as did another guest, if they could turn it down. Not the sort of thing to listen to over lunch. The waiting staff need to smile a bit more!

When we came to go back to our villa on the other side of Cerf Island we were asked to wait until a staff meeting, as yet not started, was over. Then they wanted us to go over to Mahe with the staff, a journey of over thirty minutes round trip, before we were dropped off around the corner of cerf! This was rather silly taking us out of our way instead of the five minutes to our villa. Why couldn't the staff take us first then go on over to Mahe? This is not the way to treat your guests even if they only come for lunch. We declined this offer as we did not want to wait for the meeting to be over anyway. In the end it all worked out well as the skipper of the boat was let off going to the meeting and we were quite quickly taken back to our villa. There was a very happy, chatty boat chap that told us all about the fish under the jetty. A very nice ride home passing the large villa that used to belong to Wilber Smith. Cerv Island is a very good way to recharge your batteries.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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General Manager C, General Manager at Cerf Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Dear Bressiegal

Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to write a feedback for us. Feeling the pulse of our guests is the most important thing for us. Only with continuously listening we are able to improve and raise the satisfaction of our esteemed guests.

First let us apologize to you for the delay of the pick up as well as the departure. We will definitely follow up with our Skipper to investigate the reason of the delayed pick up. As for the other issues mentioned we are aware of the problems and are working with all effort on solving them and preventing from happening again in future.

Apart from those unfortunate happenings we understand you enjoyed our say at Cerf Island Resort and to assure you that we really are a special place, we would love to welcome you back at the resort, as a day Guest or overnight.

Best regards
Claudia Schwob & Cédric E Burkhardt
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We spent a weeks honeymoon at Cert Island Resort which was absolutely amazing and well beyond our expectations, we had a fantastic week on this exclusive resort, the island is stunning and the staff very attentive and helpful. We would recommend highly.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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General Manager C, General Manager at Cerf Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Dear H0neym0ner

Thank you very much for your visit as well as for your review. Our goal is to exceed the expectation of every guest and to deliver a personally measured service for everyone staying at Cerf Island Resort.

Unfortunately we could not meet therefore we hope to welcome you back very soon here at Cerf Island Resort.

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Claudia Schwob & Cédric E Burkhardt
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

The villas are amazing so very spacious clean and extremely well appointed you could only describe as luxury. I loved the outside bathroom and shower, the tolietries are all Molton Brown again this is another luxury to have quality products. We enjoyed the first visit so much and the second visit was even better. Last time there was no fridges in the villas and no tea/coffee making facilities but these have been added along with T.V's Another really good addition was to ring reception and get a cart to transport us around as some villas are quite a climb.
The food in the resturant couldn't be faulted always well cooked and presented beautifully.
I would definitely recommend Cerf Island Resort the service, friendly, caring staff could not have been better. So thank you so much for our amazing holiday on Cerf. I am already looking forward to our third visit. CC

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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General Manager C, General Manager at Cerf Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Dear 56CarCar

Thank you very much for your visit as well as for your review. Our goal is to exceed the expectation of every guest and to deliver a personally measured service for everyone staying at Cerf Island Resort.

Unfortunately we could not meet therefore we hope to welcome you back very soon here at Cerf Island Resort.

Best regards

Claudia Schwob & Cédric E Burkhardt
General Management

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Additional Information about Cerf Island Resort

Address: PO Box 1071, Mahe, Cerf Island, Seychelles (Formerly Cerf Island Marine Park Resort)
Region: Seychelles > Cerf Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cerf Island
Price Range: £284 - £513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cerf Island Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at the entrance of the Sainte Anne National Marine Park, The Cerf Island Resort offers 24 intimate and luxurious villas, within a naturally elegant settings which is exclusive to this boutique hotel resort.. The resort boasts of fine dining restaurant, two infinity swimming pools, pool bars and beach side dining, secluded full service beach, relaxing lounges,Tennis court, helipad and luxurious nature spa - thus offering a truly authentic and sumptuous Creole experience. The alluring emptiness of the white sand beaches offer a personal oasis in nature's tropical playground. Relax and listen to the sound of the breeze in the trees and the gentle waves on the beach as you sip cocktails at the Bar. The infinity edge Pool and Lounge, offer the perfect relaxation. The marine park waters around the Island are a diving dreamland of abundant tropical sea-life. Watersports provide the intrepid with the ideal way to explore the island. Stroll amongst tropical vegetation to the marine reserve viewpoint to experience the benign mix of flora and fauna. Cerf Island Resort is the location for a truly memorable holiday in one of the most pristine natural environments on the planet... ... more   less 
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