Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
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Mon endroit de rêve
J'ai séjourné dans cet hôtel du 3 au 17 mai 2007, et je peux juste vous dire que c'est l'endroit où aller sur cette planète.
La chambre est parfaite avec vraiment tout ce dont l'on a besoin (machine à café, chaine Hifi, etc), nourriture excellente, servie par des gens très aimables (spécialement Gina et Meshack Mutisya ainsi que le reste de l'équipe).
Vraiment un endroit génial pour des vacances à ne rien faire (juste lire). Si vous aimeriez voir une des plus belles plages au monde, louer une voiture : Ansè Intendance est a 30 minutes de voiture depuis Nigel (ne restez pas à l'hôtel, c'est bruyant et vraiment compliqué)
Et pour finir, si vous avez besoin de quoi que ce soit, demandé à Kaviraj Poinen, il est celui qui rend tout possible au Northolme Hotel
Merci à tout le monde là-bas, vous m'avez fait passer des vacances inoubliables!
Northolme is paradise! The views from all directions are spectacular, and successions of guests stopped to stare in awe as they checked in. The rooms are beautiful - each couple has a large villa with a balcony overlooking the sea, (and a massive bathroom with jacuzzi and similar views). And the staff combine incredible efficiency with genuine friendliness and passion for what they are doing. It's also great for snorkeling, and just 5min from Beau Vallon if one wants to go out in the evening, dive or use a sandy beach.
The ultimate location for a romantic break or honeymoon, and the best hotel experience we've ever had by far.
C'è molto da dire su questo hotel. Splendido, eccellente, straordinario, incredibile, ecc.
Ci siamo sentiti benissimo! Le camere (in realtà sono ville) sono grandi, hanno tutte una jacuzzi, un dvd player, una tv al plasma, un enorme balcone, dei panorami splendidi...tutto ciò che si potrebbe sognare.
Provate la spa, e fate snorkelling (iniziate dalla spiaggia vicino al bar), e provate il banana flambee o i divertimenti dell'ora del tè, oppure il caiac.
Questo è l'hotel più bello in cui sia mai stato finora.
Lots to say about this hotel. Briliant, genious, extraordinar, incredible, etc.
We felt great! The rooms (actually villas) are big, own jacuzzi, dvd player, plasma screen, huge balcony, fantastic views... all you could wish for.
Try the spa, snorkel arround (starting from the beach near the bar), try the banana flambee or afternoon-tea events, try the caiacs.
This is by far the best hotel I have ever been to.
Fantastic! A fabulous hotel experience!
My husband and I stayed two short nights at the Northolme in February 2007. Our experience was absolutely amazing. We thought the staff was fantastic and the rooms were incredibly roomy, with large decks overlooking Silhouette Island. The beach at the hotel is fairly small and rocky but the views more than make up for the lack of beach.
There is a small shop within walking distance (turn left out of the hotel drive) and the Boat House and Baobob Pizza are also a nice walk from the hotel.
We spent 15 nights in the Seychelles and absolutely fell in love with the people and the beautiful islands that make up this country. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
Excellent hotel in the paradise
We just came back from a 9-day trip to Seychelles - really a paradise. We stayed in Hilton. The hotel was wonderful; the service as well. We stayed in a Hillside villa and it was spacious and very well equipped. The view over the Beauvalon Bay was wonderful. The Nespreso set for coffee and the variety of 6 different types of coffee provides for a real style and pleasure after the beach. The staff was very well trained and helpful in organising our stay and excursions. Both restaurants, especially Cocotier, are of very high quality - the best in the region despite the opinion of all tourist guides that we consulted.
Luksus i Relaks
We spent 6 nights at this wonderful place. Our Oceanview Villa (106 )was amazing - spacious with great bathroom , lovely furniture and spectular view of Indian Ocean.
Restaurants selection was good but not much choice. Nevertheless, it tasted really great! The breakfast was included in our rate and we loved to take strawberries with champange in the morning.
The service leaves some space for improvment but the management staff was great. This hotel was taken over by Hilton recentely - therefore, it takes some time to achieve the expected Hilton standard
We experienced lovely romantic moments there... Going there -think about a candlelight dinner at the beach. You will never forget it :)
Greetings from Poland - it is so cold here now....
The Northolme is a few minutes away from Beau Vallon Beach and you can see Beau Vallon Beach from the hotel. There are only 30+ villas in the hotel and you generally don't see too many people at the hotel since there are many honeymooners and people are usually out on daytrips island hopping.
Its a very good location but the two beaches at the hotel are small (it was high tide for most of the week we were there) and difficult to swim there. The pool is wonderful and you can swim there and also just hang out and have a drink or lunch by the pool. The water in every beach we went to was absolutely fantastic - clean and clear. You can walk down to Beau Vallon Beach from the hotel (its about a 15 minute walk) or you can take a shuttle which the hotel offers (but you have to let them know in advance).
Its a 5 star hotel so you would expect the food to be expensive and it is. There is a good pizzeria at Beau Vallon called Baobab which is reasonable and the food is good. You can sit with you feet in the sand and have a pizza, salad and beer and watch the waves roll in and the fisherman bring their catch in later in the day.
My favorite beaches in Seychelles are Port Launay (on Mahe) and Anse Source d'Argent (on Le Digue). If you do decide to go island hopping and go to Praslin, take the plane. Its a 10 minute ride and costs a few bucks more than the boat, but its worth it. Unless you have a iron stomach, you will feel very nauseous on the boat from Mahe to Praslin (its a 2.5 hour boat ride on a cattamaran on the Indian Ocean and a very difficult ride).
But back to the hotel, the staff is very friendly and helpful. There is a bar and two restaurants. The breakfast buffet is nice and a good way to start the day. I really liked the burger at the bar during lunch. There is fresh seafood available everywhere for every meal and you will love it if you love seafood. There are some good restaurants close to the hotel (10 minutes by cab and cost about 50 to 75 Seychelles rupees). Restaurants worth noting are La Scala, Corsaire, Le Perle Noire and Boat House.
You can't not have a nice time in the Seychelles - its just one of those places where you let go and come back a new person.
Good for a relaxing break
Ideal place to include in an island hopping trip or as a one week destination. All attractions a minimum 80 rupee one way (£10) taxi ride.
Small beaches covered at high tide, good snorkeling but some way away from the hotel.
Infinity pool excellent, plenty of sun loungers.
Views very scenic from all parts of complex.
Staff are laid back and friendly and service should improve under new Hilton management.
Quality restaurants but limited choice.
Room (ocean view villa) lived up to expectation, large four poster bed with mosquito nets, air con, DVD player in room, tea/coffee facilities, complimentary water, beach bag, toiletries. Balcony with table and chairs, recliner and sun beds.
Day trip to praslin and la digue good (6am -9pm) but beware anyone who suffers sea sickness, and even those who don't! 45 euros pp extra for air transfers would be highly recommended.
We have just stayed at the Northolme Hotel for a wonderful week. We stayed in a beachside villa with an uninterrupted view across Beau Vallon Bay and the outlying islands. It was a little more expensive then the Hillside Villas but worth every cent. The beaches surrounding the Hotel are rocky and only 1 is suitable for swimming but with Beau Vallon beach a cheerful 10 min walk (watch for uncoming buses and stray but happy dogs)away it did not worry us. The pool is also lovely but a little bit public so we tended to stay on our own little beach in front of the Villa.
The rooms are really lovely - walk through shower, big hot tub, stocked fridge(but expensive ), big front deck with a choice of 3 sitting areas depending on how cuddly you want to get with your other half. Moon viewing with a local beer off the front deck of your Villa is a must!!
The Bed area is decked out with Mosquito netting although in July we did not encounter any little pests at all - the guidebook did warn us of biting midges. The sheets and pillows are glorious Egyptian cotton so very cool to sleep in. There is air conditioning, although we kept the windows and doors open and the fan going. This is far preferable to air conditioning as the sound of the waves below was a real treat.
The Hotel Resturant and cafe are expensive due to the Seychelles Government's restrictions on foreigners paying in Euros or US dollars but the food was fantastic and the wine list good enough! Eating out was easy and cheap. We really enjoyed our nights out, paying with Seychelle Rupees and feasting on fresh fish on the beach - less posh then the hotel but also lovely.
I heartily recommend the Northolme (it has just changed hands to the Hilton but nothing much about the Hotel should change for the negative). Just watch the Political situation - there is an election this month and feelings are running high with the local people. The Government has been in power for 30 years and are not willing to allow the opposition to budge them. It is a wonderful country with friendly, warm and intelligent people so we wish them luck!!
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