I had read a lot about low quality of cheap hotels in Seychelles before my trip and I was very pleased with my stay in Britannia. The hotel consists of some brick-and-mortar bungalows with 2 or 3 rooms in each, separate reception+bar+restaurant building, pool and boutique with beach clothes and souvenirs.
Rooms are big and comfortable and equipped with everything you need, including fridge, air conditioner plus big fan on the ceiling, TV set, safe deposit, tea/coffee facilities. There is also a nice open veranda, well-protected from rain, with two chairs, a table and a frame for drying your wet clothes and towels.
Breakfasts are very good: buffet with fresh fruits (melon, watermelon, papaya, banana, pineapple, orange), cereals, toasts, butter, fruit jams, milk, juices, tea, coffee, and eggs being cooked for you as you like (scrambled or fried with bacon).
Dinners are upon request and a la carte, mostly traditional Creole cuisine, pretty standard for the most of (good) Seychellois restaurants. If you don't want to spend so much for eating, you can go down the road to the round-about, there are two "take-away" kiosks with cheap although too hot and spicy Indian fast-food (big portion of rice with curry meat or fish and a salade). At last, you can buy some canned food at mini market situated just outside the hotel fence.
Overall, everything was above my expectations. The only downside is the location. It is slightly off the main road and the beach line, so you should walk about 10 minutes to the beach, where you can discover another bad experience: the Grand Anse beach is mostly shallow, so you can't swim there normally. But there is a nice place just under the pier (before the police station, to the right of the round-about), where you can also find a shelter in the shadow of coconut palm trees. If it still isn't an option for you, Britannia Hotel offers a free shuttle bus to the best Praslin's beach, Anse Lazio, three times a week. If you rent a car, reaching a nice beach isn't a problem at all. At the other side, Airport and Vallee de Mai, famous coco de mer trees park, are pretty near, just few bus stops.
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