La Reserve Hotel
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How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews La Reserve Hotel Praslin Island
Nous avons passé 6 jours à La Reserve et nous confirmons que cet hôtel jouit d'un très bon niveau de prestation.
I stayed at La Reserve for 6 days with the mrs and was the best holiday ever. Hotel just reopened after being partially destroyed by Tsunami a couple years ago and what a fantastic job they did. We stayed in a Deluxe room, wow! The bathroom is as big as the room itself! Food was very good, a mixture of local and international cuisine and staff are ever so friendly compared to other restaurants we ate at. The highlight of the stay must be the excursions provided by the hotel as they are mostly FREE! There are trips to most of the neighbouring islands by the hotel boat and they arrange BBQ lunches on the beach. The sundown cruise is a must. Theres also a huge swimming pool with very trendy swim up bar, sometimes service a bit slow, but really worth sitting at for an afternoon of cocktails. Hotel is not far from Anse Lazio which is a must. Definitely the most beautiful beach we have ever been to.
A short stay in Paradise
This hotel reopened in December 2006 after being badly affected by the Tsunami. The hotel is excellent, the rooms are large and well equipped and the restaurant is first class. the staff are friendly and efficient. The location on the beach is beautiful. The swimming pool is large and never crowded.
It is hard to think of anything that could be done to make this hotel better.
Nous y avons passé 4 jours en avril 2004 et avons trouvé cet hôtel exceptionnel. Une nourriture excellente, un restaurant incroyablement romantique sur une terrasse sur pilotis au-dessus de la mer.
La Reserve is located in a delightful location with its own beautiful but small beach (Anse Petite Cour). The view from the beach is breathtaking. We were given a massive room in the colonial building up the hill. This would not be suitable for people with walking difficulties, as there were lots of steps to go to the top of the building where our room was.
Un pedacito del paraíso
Hemos estado allí por cuatro días en abril del 2004, y el complejo nos pareció excepcional. La comida era fantástica y el restaurante era increíble, romántico con una terraza sobre el mar. La habitación era bastante linda, con una cama con postes con una cortina para los mosquitos y un abanico.
Los atardeceres desde la terraza eran increíbles.
El mar del frente es un parque marino y podíamos disfrutar del esnórquel maravilloso, así como también de unos chapuzones relajantes en las enormes piscinas. El hotel está sumergido en maravillosa vegetación, y no estaba lleno en absoluto.
También fuimos en crucero a la isla cercana con la barca que el hotel nos proporcionó para visitar un vivero de tortugas.
Regresaremos tarde o temprano.
Waren für 4 Tage im April 2004 hier und fanden das Ressort außergewöhnlich gut. Das Essen war toll, das Restaurant unglaublich romantisch, da es auf Stelzen auf das Meer hinaus gebaut wurde. Das Zimmer war wirklich schön, mit einem Himmelbett und nützlichem Moskitonetz gegen die Mücken und einem Deckenventilator. Die Sonnenuntergänge waren einfach atemberaubend schön. Das vorliegende Meer ist ein Naturschutzgebiet und man konnte ausgezeichnet schnorcheln oder einfach nur zur Entspannung in diesem riesen Pool schwimmen gehen. Das Hotel ist in eine wunderschöne Landschaft eingebettet und überhaupt nicht voll. Wir sind auch mit einem, vom Hotel gestellten, Boot zur nahen Insel gefahren und dort eine Schildkrötenaufzuchtstation besucht. Früher oder später werden wir wieder kommen.
A piece of paradise
We have been 4 days in April 2004 and found the resort exceptional. The food was great, the restaurant incredible romantic on a pile-terrace on the sea. The room was really nice, with a canopy-bed equipped with a helpful curtain against mosquitos and a paddle fan.
The sunsets from the terrace were outstanding.
The sea in front is a marine park and we could enjoy a marvellous snorkelling around as well as a relaxing swim in the huge pools. The hotel is immersed in a wonderful vegetation and was not crowded at all.
We also cruised to the near island with the boat provided by the hotel to visit a turtles nursery.
Sooner or later we will be back.
This small resort is paradise on Earth. I spent 10 days at La Reserve in Spring 2004 & never wanted to leave. The food was exceptional, the beach, although small, was fantastic and the pool & pool bar are gorgeous & NEVER crowded. Be sure to take a snorkeling trip to Sister Island. There you will see more fish that you could possibly ever imagine. The resort is small & intimate. Definately a place to go to get away & relax (so remote that Castaway was filmed nearby). The rooms were clean & the beds firm yet comfortable. We had a beach front cabin that was very secluded. The restaurant on a dock or jetty is amazing. More food than you could possibly eat. Also, a special treat, is viewing the fish swim next to you as you eat (great for feeding too---it you don't like local specialties like "fruit bats" yuck!). Service was friendly & professional. It was the best vacation I ever had.