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“Wonderfully peaceful”
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Hotel L'Archipel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Au Cap
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Victoria, Beau Vallon, Seychelles
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“Wonderfully peaceful”
Reviewed 10 January 2013

L'archipel is a beautiful somehwat secluded hotel nestled in what looks like it's own sanctuary. It is a charming hotel with unpretentious surroundings, has good food and particularly good service for the Seychelles.

This is a great place to get away for the weekend with a loved one and enjoy the magical ambience that is made so powerful by its simplicity.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

Spent two nights at L'archipel for the second time and i have to say this hotel still amazing, the rooms have nicely been refurbished and the service is still at it's highest. We had dinner the two nights in the hotel restaurant and you really feel like you eating in a top michelin starred restaurant! The hotel itself is very well maintained with a beautiful pool. The beach is really nice and very clean (no seaweed).
I would higly recommend this hotel to anyone that would like to spend a nice and relaxing stay on Praslin.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

On a short break from Dubai, we decided to visit Seychelles in April 2009.
Praslin was the best choice for us as it features 2 of the most beautiful beaches on the planet: Anse Georgette and Anse Lazio as well as a gorgeous golf course (Lemuria).
We, at first, selected La Villa Mille Etoile in order to accomodate 2 couples and two singles.
However, arriving on site, 2 people were disappointed to see that access to the villa was a mere 250 m from main hotel on a very steep road.
Nevertheless, hotel management offered a very good deal on standard rooms in order to accommodate our demanding friends.
Villa was absolutely great, but rooms (private chalets overlooking Anse Gouvernement) were amazing! hidden in the middle of a lush green environment full of frangipane and flam trees, it is jaw dropping. Of course, birds are noisy in the morning, of course bugs are everywhere in this biotop, but this is Seychelles as anyone can dream about it!
Breakfast was simple though enjoyable and we had most of our lunches-dinners outside.
Service was perfect and staff super friendly.
Anse Gouvernement is not, by far, the best beach on Praslin, but with mask and fins, it's already possible to discover Indian Ocean's fauna.
We rented small cars to visit the Island (including La Vallee de Mai and its Black Parrots).
Great great place to stay!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

My husband and I celebrated my Birthday and our 25th wedding anniversary here. We were upgraded to an eight room suite! It even had two bathrooms. There were fabulous tropical flowers everywhere, and the view from our balcony was amazing. Very quiet place, but very relaxing.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bel Ombre, Seychelles
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Myself Gustave & my fiancee Rannia, are both still talking about the memorable weekend (28th-30th September 2012) we just spent at the magnificent L'Archipel Hotel...2 days on! From arrival until our departure, we met a team of super friendly, courteous, efficient & professional staff, namely from Guest Services/Reception, Restaurant & Housekeeping! The food was delicious & of very high standard...definitely exceeding our expectations! Our villas, 'Poivre' & 'Coetivy' were very spacious & equipped with all the standard ammenities required for an enjoyable stay in comfort! Must add that the sea view from the villas was simply wooooooooow! Note that we switched villas on Saturday 29th September coz guests staying in 'Poivre' had expressed their wish to be accommodated there upon their return on Sunday 30th...and we wanted to have a late check-out, so the staff members did the smooth & hassle-free villa change from 'Poivre' to 'Coetivy' on Saturday afternoon, much to our delight! We were also impressed with the level of cleanliness around the hotel grounds. We will definitely be returning & hopefully, the second time round, we'll spend a longer time in this little corner of paradise!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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York, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

We had a fantastic time throughout our stay at L'Archipel the staff were very friendly and went out of their way to be attentive and make our stay as relaxing as possible. The room was spacious and clean and afforded a fantastic sea view.

The breakfast was enjoyable eating out on the beach however you did have to avoid the birds who were ready to finish up any leftovers! We particularly enjoyed an excursion organised via the hotel which was one of our best days visiting 3 neighbouring islands (Cousin, Couriuse and St Pierre), complete with guided tours and an amazing BBQ which was also much cheaper than the local travel company tour.

Our only criticism was that the drinks/food on offer at the hotel were a quite expensive (about 30% more that you'd expect to pay in the UK) however the service and location certainly outweighed this. We'd recommend going bed and breakfast over half board as some of the local restaurants offer free transfers for evening meals and some are quite a bit cheaper than the a la carte in the hotel.

The location of the hotel is perfect for those in search of a quiet retreat, with no neighbouring hotels. The nearest village is only a 30 mins walk along a beautiful, empty white sandy beach. Overall we'd definitely recommend a visit to L'archipel, it is in a unique private location with excellent and friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Beau Vallon, Seychelles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

I did not stay in the hotel but had lunch here.

Absolute go! Beautiful setting, you have lunch with your feet in the sand.
The culinary experience is not top knotch but the view is the thing you will remember!

Have lunch here, you will not regret it

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel L'Archipel
Address: Anse Gouvernement | Praslin, Au Cap, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Region: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Au Cap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Au Cap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel L'Archipel 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located on praslin at the end of the famous cote d'or Bay, overlooking the secluded beach of Anse Gouvernement. L'Archipel hotel enjoys an idyllic setting with all rooms offering sea views, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the tranquility. 5 Superior rooms 60sqm, 18 deluxe rooms 60sqm, 7 senior suites 65sqm and 2 family suites 120sqm. Hotel L'Archipel proposes some of the best cuisine on the island in its two reputed restaurants: La Feuille d'Or and la Gigolette which offer a variety of delicious international and memorable Creole dishes featuring the very best seafood and local produce. Attractions include the live cooking of seafood right on the beach, weekly themed nights and spectacular Barbecues. The special Creole night comes complete with a moutya dance and, on occasion, live entertainment. We are happy to cater for guests with special dietary needs and clients who go fishing may request the chef to cook their catch. ... more   less 
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