Booked to stay in this place based on trip advisor reviews. Stayed a week on half board basis. On arrival about 8 am on a beautiful day, was impressed by the location and welcome from monique who was like a manager of the place. she provided us with breakfast and had to wait about an hour in the lobby which had dirty couches and lots of insects that we both got bitten severely.
Once we got to our premier room, i was very impressed since the room was excellent. The beach is the highlight of the place as mentioned by all the reviewers. Excellent little beach but when tide comes in, the beach area does become little but there was no problems to find a space anytime of the day since it is not crowded at all.
The problems with the place was that its lobby and dining room needs upgrading since they are showing their age and dining table cloths were sometimes dirty and lots of insects including ants which is fine everywhere but not in the dining table.Definitely need some kind of insect repellent such as the one they have in their kitchen.
Also my main complaint was that breakfast option is very very limited. You have a platter of 3 fruits, then choice of egg or cereal or pancake and anything else such as bacon, sausages etc are extra at 1.50 Euros each!!! Also for dinner, you can choose you main course which was by far the best the hotel provides since the main courses were huge and very good BUT you cant choose the starter or dessert since they were chef's choice and on most days, we either left the starter and/or dessert unfinished and trust me i am not a picky eater. I dont think tinned fruits in my opinion can be classed as dessert!!!
It is such a shame that the dining was poor since otherwise this is a fantastic place. The staff were extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble particularly at the reception with monique and alison. The service from all the other staff was excellent but not exactly with a smile all the time. The provide beach towels and free internet if needed at the reception. Also to note is that they have a car hire place in the resort (soleil cars) and you will defintely need a car to see places since you are a long way from any shops. Overall if you want a quite place which is miles away from anywhere with an excellent beach and good service for a reasonable price, i would definitely think about this place but be warned about the dining. If you want good food, i would recomment the anse soleil cafe next door which opens at midday and provides excellent food till late. I would recommend a torch since if you are in the premier rooms, you have to walk on a narrow path which is not well lit and you will step on insects, large snails,lizards etc and definitely take insect repellant.
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- Also Known As:
- Anse Soleil Beachcomber Hotel Mahe Island
- Anse Soleil Beachcomber Mahe Island
- Anse Soleil Beachcomber Seychelles/Anse Royale, Mahe Island