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1 Bedroom, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Praslin Island

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Amandaina...
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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“Sea View Lodge - The Perfect Self Catering Accommodation on Praslin Island.”
Reviewed 6 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Sea View Lodge self catering accommodation located on Praline island 

We stayed at the sea view lodge for 2 weeks a quiet small family run self catering accommodation located on Anse Possession a quiet bay on the north side of the island.  Sea View Lodge shares the same cove as Raffels but the opposite side of the bay. It is close to Anse Lazio been only a short bus ride away and a walk the other end 5 rupees each way or by car. Car hire is available from Gretel the owner of the accommodation.

The villas / rooms

There are about 6 villas available some are located on the road level – Apple Villa been what looked like the largest is right on the road side and opposite the beach and sun bathing area. There is a smaller villa also on the road level just set back from Apple Villa, then there are 4 villas on stilts that overlook the bay. We particularly wanted a villa on stilts as they are much more private with no one directly overlooking the balcony area so we emailed in advance and our request was recognized.

The villa we stayed in was a one bedroom which is perfect for 2 with a large comfy bed, air conditioning, fan inside and also outside. The balcony area is lovely with a table which is undercover and two sunbeds. There was a fully equipped kitchen with everything needed to make lovely meals for 2 weeks, cooker, hop, microwave, washing machine, pots, pans kettle, fridge and freezer.

Each villa has its own bathroom with rain shower and hot water was never a problem.

Each villa is cleaned every day and maintained to a very high standard, fresh towels and bed linen changed most days.

Wifi

There is free wifi at the hotel but it is very very slow, to be fair Gretel did tell us it was slow and that’s what we expected. We however need access to the wifi a lot due to our work (we never stop), even on holiday. We always carry a dongle with us and just bought a cable and wireless 3G card with 4GB of data loaded which cost about £40.00 this worked perfectly for us at the villa and makes it the perfect little hideaway to get some writing done.



Grounds

The Grounds are immaculately kept and it is very clear that Gretel takes pride in her accommodation. The gardens are lovely and home to some wonderful looking birds who came and visited our breakfast table, regularly we found they especially liked the butter and bread crumbs from the toast and were bold enough to set right in front of us eating the crumbs which was really nice to get so close to wonderful colored birds.. There are also 3 tortoises who love a stroke under the neck and also a fabulous was to recycle green waste Seychelles style.

There is a swimming pool for use by residents but we never went in it, why would we when the Indian Ocean is at our doorstep?

There are sunbeds for use of residents they are on the road side over looking the bay, if you prefer not to be on the road side just take a towel and walk further along the bay where you will find your own private cove to relax and let the day pass while gazing at the beautiful views and Indian Ocean.

Location

The bay is pristine and quiet and it’s a short bus ride to town where there a number of local supermarkets it took us about 15 minutes on the bus, or alternatively you can hire a car and its maybe a 10 minute drive if that. Here you will be able to get all the groceries you need at a number of supermarkets and there is also a money exchange.

Other facilities

Gretel will arrange any tours you require her Nephew runs the boats and also is there to help and advise if you need it.

Summary

We booked this accommodation based on other Trip Adviser reports and we wanted to stay away from the big hotels and restaurants as they are very expensive. Staying at a guest house and cooking our own meals made the Seychelles a very affordable option and also made for a very relaxed holiday as we were not held to meal times. This for us was perfect. The accommodation is very well located, exceptionally maintained and run by a very approachable friendly family. I would recommend Sea View Lodge to anyone who is looking for good quality accommodation while travelling on a budget you wont be disappointed. I would happily visit again in the future.

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Liked best: The location and peaceful views
Liked least: Wifi but it was as expected
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Andrea E
Munchenbuchsee, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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“perfect stay for families, great location and a stunning view over Anse Possession”
Reviewed 11 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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We travelled as family with our two teenage daughters and stayed almost a week in one of the hillside villas offering a stunning view over Anse Possession. Gretel and her family were very helpful and did everything to make our stay a perfect one! We explored the whole island by car and any place of interest was within comfortably reachable distance. The boattrip to Curieuse Island including a great barbecue on the beach was organised by one of Gretels relatives and figures certainly amongst our most memorable experiences! Breakfast was served on our own terrace every morning. It was a great pleasure to stay at Sea View Lodge Selfcatering Villas - we hope to come back once... Thanks for everything!

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1800hamme...
Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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523 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 594 helpful votes
“Exceptional value for a perfect stay”
Reviewed 11 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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The Seaview Lodge is an excellent choice for your Praslin holiday. We found the owner/manager and staff to be very friendly and helpful. Everything about our stay was perfect, from the booking, contact via email, arranging car transfers from the airport, and a wonderful stay.

We stayed for four nights and asked for a villa up high with a view. One of the villas was recently refurbished so they made sure to give us that one as we were there as part of our anniversary trip. The villa is on the same bay as Raffles for less than 20% of the price! Exceptional value.

Our villa had plenty of privacy and a fantastic sun deck that faced north so we got the afternoon sun, as well as a great view of the bay. Seaview will also provide meals and we were very happy with the dinner provided, at a very reasonable price.

The hotel was undergoing some small modifications and the owner was very considerate of our needs. They actually delayed the work until 11am as we are late risers so it would not bother us. It was always great to come home and find a lovely cold coconut drink in the fridge. The self-contained villa includes a good kitchen, and we made use of that to make some great breakfasts which we had on the various beaches of Praslin. The Seaview also do car hire at reasonable rates and our car was quite new and spotless.

We spent four nights at Raffles after four nights here and if I ever go back to Praslin, I will definitely prefer Seaview over the overpriced Raffles.

Thanks to Gretel and the team for a great stay.

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Liked best: Modern self-catering villa and friendly service
Liked least: It was all great
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Dalibor K
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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“Very good location and friendly place to stay”
Reviewed 14 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Our stay in “Banana Villa” was really nice experience: spacious accommodation, well-equipped kitchen, and nice clean bathroom. Bed linen and towels were spotless, powershover with constant water supply, perfect cleaning service daily. The location is very convenient, so we decided to hire bicycles as an alternative to a car and, though they were not great, we enjoyed rides to all places we wanted to visit (practically whole Island of Praslin).
Everybody was very friendly, particularly proprietors who live in one of the villas. We were treated almost as family members, offered to taste exotic fruits from their own garden, home cooked shark dish, and even got a lift to jetty, since our departure coincided with owner’s scheduled trip in the same direction. We will remember our stay in Sun View Lodge, and would highly recommend this accommodation.

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Liked best: location, friendliness, fruits, great veranda
Liked least: bicycles, no coffee machine, partially obstructed sea view by plants and shrubs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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serebella...
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018
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