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Britannia Hotel-Guest House
Ranked #2 of 11 Grand Anse B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 April 2013

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.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

Lydia and her staff are warm and attentive. Her husband Dewit prepared the best Creole food we had while in the Seychelles. The breakfast in the morning is much more than continental, there are fruits, crepes, toast, and eggs to your taste. Half board is a good idea. The Inn is also very close to the bus stop, where regular service takes you to most places on the island. The Inn also offers free transport twice a week to Anse Lazio or Anse Volbert. We were made to feel at home here, and enjoyed the pool and verandah.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

My husband and I have recently been to Praslin . We stayed at Britannia for 5 nights,
Very large room and a twin shower, big bathroom . The bed was big but a little hard.
Refrigerator and a hairdryer All fresh and clean. We got big towels for the beach and swimmingpool every day. Breakfast was served as a buffe with plenty of fruit. You got your eggs as you wish. The only thing i would have liked ,was brown bread . Staff very friendly and nice.
We had dinner at the hotell every night. lovely food. We never thought to go enywhere else.
We will defenetly go back. The Hotell was good situated. Walking distans to busstop and shops , 5 minutes away. Good little shop just outside the hotell.

Room Tip: We had room nr 3 just in front of the swimmingpool . nice.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights last week.
It's very clean, the rooms and bathrooms are spacious and well taken care off.
For breakfast there is a small buffet but they make you your eggs exactly as you want them; The only downside of the hotel is the situation, it's far from where the restaurants are - you would need to cross valle de mai again to get to the cote d'or side. However if you don't mind staying in; they offer an interesting dinner menu plus a la carte choices of a high qualiy; Just lay off the wine and cocktails. Quality is not that brilliant.
Besides that this is absolutely a little hotel with a plus for me! I'm going back in Septembre!

Room Tip: The family rooms are all next to the pool and the doubles are across the 'road' but they are...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

The luncheon buffet was outstanding. There was a good variety of dishes, including vegetarian, cooked in the creole style. For those liking the food more spicy, there was a sauce to "spice things up". Service was good and individuals all were friendly.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

I stayed in Hotel Britannia with my husband only for few nights, when we had to find another hotel since the one we had previously booked was so dirty that we could not survive. As soon as we saw our room at Britannia, we realized that our holiday in Praslin was saved! Our room and our bathroom were big and very well cleaned. In the bathroom there were two showers. We also had a small terrace in front of the garden. Breakfast was good. Very nice experience at low price. The position is very good, near the beach.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2011

We ate at the Creole Restaurant a couple of times. Service was good and the food was beautifully presented and in a local style. It's good food. The Restaurant itself is open on 3 sides (of course) and is well laid out, comfortable and pleasant.
We cannot comment on the hotel itself, though it looked pleasant.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Grand Anse, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Region: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Grand Anse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Grand Anse
Price Range: £118 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Britannia Hotel-Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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