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Le Domaine de La Reserve
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Anse Volbert
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We had visited this hotel in 1999. Since then it had been wrecked in the 2004 Tsunami and subsequently completely rebuilt. We had one of the Colonial rooms which were much as they were on our previous visit - they escaped the damage as they were a few metres up the hillside.
The new hotel is excellent, we loved the ambience, the setting and the friendly staff. it really is how it looks on the can (website). Praslin is a beautiful island and, although much more developed since 1999, is still not spoilt.

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Reviewed 18 March 2016

We were there for our honeymoon from the 4th to 9th February, 2016 on a half board basis (breakfast and dinner included).

First the good things -
Superb location - We had a beach view room which had an amazing view of the sea right at our doorstep...it was almost as if the sea was an extension of the room !
The restaurant with a sea deck is also amazing...it was a great experience enjoying food sitting right above the waves splashing.

Facility of bicycles - The facility to take a bicycle by just signing your room number any time of the day was amazing. The quality of the bicycles was also good. We used these to buy beer, water, snacks etc from the supermarket nearby

Pool - The swimming pool along with the unique cafe in the center of the pool was great

Now, things that need major improvements -

De-humidifier in Rooms - Although the room had excellent facilities, being this close to the sea, there was a constant peculiar 'sea-odour' 24x7 in the room..plus the humidity made it worse...a simple de-humidifier in the room would make it much more comfortable

Service - Room service was extremely slow...lethargic at times...we had to call up the reception three-four times for a simple thing such as an extra bowl, which we were finally told that we will need to collect it ourselves from the restaurant. Even the restaurant staff was hesitant to hand us an empty bowl as if it was silver/gold plated! Its just an empty bowl !!!!!

Staff - This is not generalized for all the staff, but there were a few staff members at the restaurant who were on the borderline of being labelled rude. Very slow in service...almost uninterested in their service...My wife is a Vegetarian and had very few options for eating and instead of helping us out, the staff members were almost conveying annoyance at this issue!

Food - At the prices they charge, the food needs major major improvement. Nothing in the menu or in the buffet was exciting on any of the days while our stay. The breakfast was the same every single day....they could have easily changed just 1-2 dishes everyday which would give some variety atleast....eating the exact same breakfast on a holiday for 5 consecutive days was really disappointing..

Prices - The charges at La Reserve for everything..the rooms, the food, the drinks..everything is really expensive..almost in the premium range and the overall experience you get after staying at the hotel does not match up. The experience is more of a 3-star property rather than a premium resort experience...For example - you need to pay to get drinking water in your rooms on a daily basis (only the day you check-in, you get a 'complimentary' bottle of water)...you only get WiFi near the pool; no signals in the room (how much would it cost to setup another signal router for all the rooms!!!)

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

Honestly, from the pictures I saw online, I was expecting a much much better experience at the Domaine de La Reserve. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with a basic drink and a very cheesy welcome speech. I found the whole concept very tacky and lacking in sophistication.

The hotel room was very dated with outdated cheap looking furniture and cheesy swans made from towels. It looked like a motel room; most certainly not a 4-star hotel room.

While the buffet had a lot of variety, the quality wasn't the best. However, what really turned me off was that we specifically booked this hotel because of photos we'd seen of the incredibly beautiful water and beach. Turns out the beach had TWO huge pipes leading directly onto the sea water! It was a major turn-off and made the prospect of swimming at the beach a real turn off. Indeed, water quality was not good as, when we were having the buffet dinner over the water, I could see foam and grease on the water. I felt so bad for the fish that swam in that filth and, of course, was turned off eating amongst the polluted water.

The one true positive at this hotel are the lovely giant turtles. Very gentle and curious, interactive creatures. I truly felt blessed to spend time with them.

Overall, I would definitely NEVER go back to this hotel; management is looking to make a buck at any cost and you can tell they are fake nice for the money as opposed to wanting to truly offer a quality experience.

Please save your money or book elsewhere on Praslin.

Room Tip: upgrade decor urgent
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4  Thank rossanarossellinni
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

I had booked this resort after reading all the positive reviews on this site. It was my honeymoon and I had booked a beach front deluxe room. I had requested 'Dorothy' (Reservation Assistant) to reserve the best deluxe room for me. On arrival I was upgraded to a family suite and we were given an awesome welcome. The beach belonging to the resort is one of the best with ample opportunities of snorkeling (loads of fish and even some sting rays) and swimming. I would like to recommend this resort to everyone and would like to thank the management on being a wonderful host and making our stay very memorable. Also a special thank you to Dorothy for entertaining my request.

Room Tip: Beach front deluxe rooms
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

I did a reservation asking about snorkeling and totally lie to me: it was IMPOSSIBLE to enter the water, not even to have a decent swim. The food is average a part a good piña colada at the pool bar, the room old and very basic, the service doesn't exist and at check out they basically kick us out 2 minutes before check-out time. No, I'm not recommending this hotel to nobody and the cost is ridicules high for what you get. For that price you get better choices.

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6  Thank John H
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Additional Information about Le Domaine de La Reserve

Address: | Anse Petite Cour, Anse Volbert, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Region: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Anse Volbert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Anse Volbert
#4 Luxury Hotel in Anse Volbert
Price Range: $449 - $619 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Domaine de La Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover warm hospitality and Luxury at Le Domaine de La Reserve, a hotel on the north east of Praslin in a National Marine park. Our intimate beachfront hotel is a rare gem surrounded by unobstructed and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.Located on a private estate with its very own private beach in the secluded bay of Anse Petite Cour, Le Domaine de la Reserve is reputed to be a leading hotel of the Seychelles. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
La Reserve Praslin Island
Hotel La Reserve
La Reserve Seychelles
Le Domaine De La Reserve Praslin Island, Seychelles - Anse Volbert

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