We only had 2 nights in Mahe and we are so glad we stayed at Anse Soleil Beachcomber. We did a lot of research before deciding on this hotel and it ticks all the boxes of our wants.
We had wanted to stay in a small hotel with a real Seychellois feel. The location of the hotel is also very important for us – we wanted one which is situated on a stunning beach and also be surrounded by lots of greens. It must be away from any kind of water sports and loud music but close to where the locals live. Preferably, it should also offer us good dining option if we choose to eat in after a tiring day out from exploring the island.
Anse Soleil Beachcomber offers us all the above and much more. Upon our arrival by taxi from the jetty (about 40 minutes’ drive and at a cost of EUR 40!!), we were shown to our room with an awesome view (the Superior Room No. 10), which we later found out from Lonely Planet to be one of its room with the best setting. Our room is very secluded, situated ideally at a quiet corner and is literally built above the sea amongst solid, huge rocks. We fell asleep each night listening to the waves splashing on the rocks and woke up to calls of birds from the surrounding greens.
Our room is well cleaned, huge in size, with a sitting room, TV, mini fridge and complimentary tea, coffee and milk. It has a small terrace with a table and chairs for us to enjoy our coffee and the amazing view. The local staffs are all friendly, charming and polite. We could also get free wi-fi at its lobby and dining areas using our own laptop.
We had dinner at its restaurant on our first night and enjoyed the local dishes very much, specially the fresh fish! We find the prices for their food and alcohol to be very reasonable by local standards.
We went to the nearby Maria’s Rock Caféteria for our dinner on our second night and it turned out to be a totally awful experience for us. For the same price we had paid for the dinner at our hotel, we were served only with about 1/3 of the portion of food. The service was very slow and poor, the food was very bland and the staffs were unsmiling and lazy.
We hired a car from the hotel and found the price to be EUR15 cheaper than that offered to us by another company. Alison, the owner of the hotel, was very flexible with the terms of our rental. We were allowed to drive ourselves to the airport and leave the car there without having to pay the usual one-way fee so often imposed by car rental companies. Driving around Mahe was a real pleasure and due to the location of this hotel, you definitely need a car to get around!
We will definitely recommend this wonderful hotel to others and should we ever return to Mahe again, we will surely book its Room No. 10 months in advance!!
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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