10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A stay in paradise
"Me and wife just go married so we wanted to book a trip to paradise. The travel agent recommended Le Duc de Praslin as a pearl of the Seychelles. And how right they where we had 11 days of pleasure.
First id like to give a flight tip. Fly direct if you can even though i have her air Seychelles is not realy that grate and air qutar airways was fabules i would rather save the 4-6 hours delay it takes to stop over at Doha.
So we got to the hotel being relay tired after having a 20 hour trip from Oslo-London-Doha-Mahe-Praslin we got met by Lisa she welcomed us and gave us a small welcome drink. She toled us that she had taken the liberty to order a table at the hotels restaurant since we must be tiered. We accepted this because we where really tired.
We got to our fantastic superior room withe a bottle of sparkling wine (you have to ask for this). The room had air condition and a relay good big bed. The room was clean and a huge delicate bathroom. There was a small era outside the room where you could sit and enjoy the fabules garden they have and drink a cold beer.
The hotel garden is something you should spend some time enjoying.
The restaurant was good but and wait until you meet the chef. Shes something in herself she must be the most happy chef i have seen. (Try her curry) we ate there 3 times. And the bbq on Saturday is a must if you are on the island.(Reserve this even if you don't stay at the hotel)
All the staff at the hotel was grate and more then helpful during the whole stay. Lisa and Robbert booked tables for on different restaurants the each day. They help us withe ironing and cleaned some clothes. Lisa and Robbert are people who want to go the extra distance for you. I asked Robbert to arrange a dinner on the beach for me and my wife as a last night in paradise. It costs a bit but we paid 200 Euro's for it and ill live on that experience the rest of life. That was a perfect night on the beache. So if you going to stay at Le Duc ask Robbert and if its possible you'll get a night you'll never forget.
ps when going to the Seychelles bring euros in cash."
- Travel date: Fri 20th of July 2007
To return again
"WE had a fabulous time staying at "Le Duc de Praslin"
It was relaxing, very comfortable. Loved the ambiance and the feeling of being with the people.
Accomodation was exellent, air conditioning great, very humid when we were there.
Meals delicious. (Breakfast and Dinner) Loved Kreol food!
Saturday evenings was party time,barbeque and buffet, served by the most fun staff..Music and Dance for those who wished to participate. Everybody just could not resist. And danced we did..
The garden surrounding was lovely, and beautiful golden fish in the pond......
The beach, Anse Volbert was close by, which we frequented many times.
The management always courteous and helpful giving us ideas as where we can go and visit .
Our favorite outing arranged by managemnt was a boat trip to some of the surrounding Islands. where some of us snorkled, and or swam. It was glorious.. We visited La Digue, Curieuse Island, Petite soeur , Grand Soeur, Cocos and Felicite. We enjoyed a barbeque Lunch (on Curieuse Island) of fresh fish (catch of the day) and salads ,washed down with refreshing Sey Beer or what ever!
We came a long way From Vancouver, British Columbia, and We can honestly say that given the chance we shall return again.. To "Le Duc de Praslin" Jim and Jill Edgar [email protected]"
- Travel date: Sun 3rd of June 2007
Great place to stay for perfect holidays,
"Stayed for 2 weeks (in the big suite, which is wonderfull!) and we didn't want to get back home :-)
The service is excellent, done by a wonderful and friendly staff, rooms are cleaned daily in a good quality, the towels for the beach are changed daily as well. We loved the breakfast with its daily changing fresh fruits, but the absolute highlight is the restaurant: even if you stay longer (as we did) you will not want to have your dinner somewhere else! A buffet with different starters, main dishes and desserts does not leave any wish open. (Saturday is the BBQ-day with grilled fish and meat!)
From our point of view Le duc de praslin is the money worth we payed
(Thanks, Robert and Lisa and Chantale and .... - we had a great time with you!)
Ralf and Renate from Heidelberg/Germany"
- Travel date: Sun 27th of May 2007
Almost ruined our holidays
"We have planned to stay at this hotel for 4 nights (HB) after being 3 nights at MahÃ© and 4 nights at La Digue (wonderful experince at both places). Our room was really small and without A/C which surprised us since this was the most expensive hotel we've booked. The quality of the room was way below our expectations after the other two places we've stayed. The worst part of the experience was that the temperature during the night was quite high and my 4 years old daughter was ill the next day so we ended up in the hospital of Praslin (she had heat exhaustion). Since the management refused (quite rudely) to change our room we've decided to change the hotel. We were asked to pay the full stay (including the HB!) but since we hadn't paid in advance, we categorically refused to do so. We moved to Chalets CÃ´tÃ© Mer were we could finish nicely our vacation."
- Travel date: Tue 22nd of May 2007
"My wife and I have just returned from a 5 day stay and are already talking about when we can go back! We had booked a junior suite, but were upgraded free of charge to a superios suite - room 26 - which was huge! The bed was massive and very comfortable. Breakfast each day was lovely, with lots of fresh fruit. The evening meal was a buffet, but despite the small size of the hotel, there was an excellent choice of food, which was different every evening. The ingredients were all very fresh and the food was of a very high quality. We had thought we might visit some other restaurants, but decided it wasn't worth doing so. Lisa and Robert who own and run the hotel were superb hosts. They really make each guest feel very special. The nearby beach was typically beautiful for the Seychelles, and was not at all busy. For five days of rest and relaxation this hotel simply can not be beaten."
- Travel date: Thu 12th of April 2007
The best honeymoon we could have wished for!
"The hotel was lovely, the rooms were airy and well furnished, the bathroom was huge, and we had a lovely terrace in front of the swimmingpool.
The management and staff were always very nice and helpful. The food was amazing!! We only had half board, as they donÂ´t serve lunches at the hotel (yet, they were planning to do so soon...) Dinner was â¬30 per person, an amazing buffet that always offered 4/5 starters to choose from, various creolle dishes, and always delicious fishes!! I highly recommend for dessert the banana cake! Delicious!!
The beach was only 1 minute walk, and it was always quiet and not too busy.
The manager always offered to organise for us the trips to other islands, snorkeling, car rental...to a very fair price. You can also hire bikes from the hotel.
We loved the hotel because it was very clean, the gardens were beautiful and it had a family feeling to it that made you relax even more...
We are hoping to go back there as soon as we can!!!"
- Travel date: Thu 12th of October 2006
Happily surprised, beautiful grounds
"We stayed three nights at Le Duc and we loved it. It's a small and lovely hotel, and the owners, Robert and Lisa are friendly and helpful. They reserved our day-trip to La Digue, and even helped make dinner reservations at Tante Mimi.
The grounds at Le Duc are filled with lush tropical greenery and exotic flowers. There's even a small bridge and koi pond. Our room was spacious and immaculate. The bathroom was huge with a shower, and separate bathtub. There's a small but nice pool, and a breathtaking beach is a very short walk away. They even offer a nightly buffet here, but it's bit pricey at $30 a person. I guess you're paying for convenience. Taxis may be hard to come-by at night, so you might have to walk to other restaurants, which can be adventurous at night, since there's little light in some areas. I saw a lot of people with flashlights. Breakfast is great at Le Duc. Fresh fruit, coffe, tea and eggs whatever way you want.
I would definitely return to Le Duc. It's a great hotel near a prime beach with great rates-- which is hard to find in the Seychelles!"
- Travel date: Thu 31st of August 2006
A very welcoming hotel
"We spent the last four nights of our Seychelles holiday here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in one of the junior suites. The young owners were very welcoming. All the staff were unfailingly pleasant, friendly and helpful and the room was kept scrupulously clean. The hotel gardens are particularly well-maintained and interesting with many orchids. The nightly buffet at 7:30 pm was excellent and served in a romantic openair setting by the illuminated fish pond. There is a small swimming pool but the beautiful beach is just three minutes walk away. Bikes were available for hire and very useful for exploring the coast nearby.
All in all - fully recommended."
- Travel date: Sat 26th of August 2006
Stay here if you want to ruin your Honeymoon!
"My husband and I had such a bad experience at this hotel that we left 3 days early to go to another hotel, even though we had prepaid and could not get a refund. The management was rude and not helpful at all."
- Travel date: Fri 28th of July 2006
"This family owned hotel was full in May 2006 when most other places were empty.......why? The attention to detail, the quiet rooms, the gardens, the koi pond, the tortoise pen, the pool....all lovely or interesting. Excellent value and great advice from the on premise owner/operators. Not ocean front, but a one minute walk to the beach.
Enjoy! We did."
- Travel date: Sat 10th of June 2006