Travel Blogs from Praslin Island
Had our last breakfast at Le Repaire. We will miss both Remo and his wonderful wife Nicoletta. The chef and manager that makes Le Repaire so successful. The food, well I think I spoke about Remo's Italian specialties but also Nicoletta who was outstanding, professional and caring. We felt like family and I am sure we will see them again one ...
... I headed for the boat and got out. Francois stayed down for about 20 minutes and he resurfaced because he was not feeling so great before going in. There was big waves hitting the boat and so he figured he would be better off In the water. No luck, he was sick anyways when he surfaced because it was also very choppy down under. Got back to the hotel around 1:00, took a shower and rested, must go pay for our dives before ...
... Today (May 26) we rented bicycles and headed south but cut across to the eastern side of the island. We locked our bicycles at the Loutier Coco Restaurant and arrived on Grand Anse, walked through the jungle to Petite Anse and then one longer hike to reach the natural pool in Anse Coco. After a short dip we returned back to the bicycles and headed back to the hotel. We are taking all our meals at the Repaire, the chef named Remo is really good and makes just ...
After a short ferry ride (15 minutes) to the island we walked to our hotel as no one was waiting for us with the baggage cart as confirmed yesterday by email. It was a short walk but it was scorching hot and my back was a little sore from the wave that hit me in Anse Lazio. I took the two small packs and Francois carried the big ones. Enjoyed an ice cold, homemade juice of mango and passion fruit and ...
... tour with the young lady.
We spent the next hour going about 500 yards, maybe. OMG. I have never shuffled so slowly through a densely packed forest on a small hot trail that went up and over some steep hills. I’m sure it was interesting because my hubby wanted to listen to her but I was so terribly, terribly bored!!! It was like being in a museum with the same painting on each wall but we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel L'Archipel Praslin Island
We stayed here for the second week of our honeymoon, the first week spent on safari and this was just the rest and relaxation we needed...
Beautiful setting and fantastic friendly staff...the food was great after reading the previous review about the creaole buffet was slightly hesitant, but needn't have been it was fantastic, made even better by a table on the beach!
The beach was amazing and the sea crystal clear and warm, good for snorkelling too...!
Lots of honeymooners which created a very romantic atmosphere, altogether we had a great time and a lovely week....
Elegant Chill Out
We spent the first week of our honeymoon unwinding here. Elegant and smart rooms, with verandahs overlooking the peaceful private beach. The pool is quiet (hooray, no kids!) and the whole place so tranquil. All meals are so relaxed and the service good - our blood pressure halved at L'Archipel. Highly recommended.
We have just returned from our honeymoon at L'Archipel (June 06)
Great hotel - bad food
We went for our honeymoon and it was so perfect and idyllic. the rooms are lovely, the walkways filled with beautiful scented plants, lovely service.
My only complaint is the food was very average and far worse than one might expect. Breakfast was lovely and the lunch fare good too but dinner consisted of several nights of buffet, pretty indedible soups and average mains considering i would of thought fresh fish was abundant. They served with such flair (silver trays etc) we have expected more.
This is a truly excellent hotel - a real gem. It sets the standard for how a first class hotel should be run. Such is the comfort, ambience, service and hospitality at L'Archipel, it is hard to imagine better value for money anywhere else in the Seychelles. Attention to detail, friendly, helpful and polite staff who make you feel you are an honoured and special guest, impeccable service, spacious quality accommodation and a stunning setting - we couldn't envisage a better place to spend a quiet relaxing holiday in a cosseted environment.
We have just returned from a 12 night honeymoon at l'archipel.
Couldn't agree more with the other reviews. My wife and I spent 10 nights in August at L'Archipel on honeymoon and loved every minute. The rooms, the restaurant, the infinity-edge pool and the beach (wow!) are all amazing. And the staff can't do enough for you, but in a really unintrusive way.
We arrived at L'Archipel from Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove on Mahe so it had a lot to live up to! The worst thing about this hotel is some of the service and the staff - they appear to belong to another era! They tell you what to do and how to do it - no - we are on holiday and we will do what we want when we want! The restaurant service is hilarious - especially the serving of soup and the synchrinosed removal of domes from the main dishes not to mention the "fancy biscuits".
My husband and I just got back from a 6 night stay in L'Archipel in Praslin. This hotel is simply amazing for a variety of reasons:-
We unexpectedly stayed here on our honeymoon in 2002. We'd booked at La Reserve [see end] - but unfortunately a storm had caused a palm tree to fall on the room we were due to stay in. We were really annoyed that we hadn't been told in advance and begrudgingly accepted L'Archipel as long as we could swap later on.