Reviews of Coco de Mer Hotel
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9 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Coco de Mer Hotel and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
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"Coco de Mer Hotel review"
Pleased we had booked half board as not really any restaurants within walking distance and we didn't want to drive ourselves at night. The buffet breakfast & dinners we had were all of a good standard with lots of choice.
We ate lunch a few times in the Terrace Bar & Restaurant which was always excellent." See all these reviews: 11n in Seychelles
"Coco de Mer Hotel review"
They changed their dinner buffet menu daily that we didn't feel too repetitive (although we may if staying longer). Overall breakfast and dinner are quite good with lots of variety. Except one or two staff, the services of the staff are excellent.
The room is standard size and large enough for my family including our 2 year boy to be very comfortable. We had an issue with air-con one night and they quickly came to fix it for us. The hotel also arranged 2 hour nature trail led by a guide (their staff) every other day starting from the hotel lobby. My wife and I joined this walk and thought it was very informative with a great view on top.
Would love to stay longer as we can do more with relaxing in the hotel area and considering many different activities in and around Praslin." See all these reviews: 8n in Seychelles
"Beach escape at Coco de Mer, Seychelles "
Facilities good... more watersports available now and we paddle-boarded and kayaked around the coast. Watersports staff were not so friendly though.
Rooms work v well for families... and they generously allowed us to have our three little kids in one room with us, instead of paying for two rooms. Housekeeping were great.
We were on half-board and it was a fixed menu at dinner. We found that too long (multiple courses) and the food too fussy, especially with kids in tow. Quite gastro, but didn't quite hit the mark. Breakfast was v good though, as was the a la carte lunch.
We planned an excursion (to the little island of La Digue by ferry) in the middle of the stay, which was wonderful and highly recommended. If we hadn't had that trip breaking up the stay, I think we would have wanted a car to explore Praslin. There's not a lot going on, but that might be just what you're looking for!!
Front of house so helpful and welcoming -- special mention to Ash and Alexandre... thank you!" See all these reviews: 4n in Seychelles
"The Coco de Mer Hotel : a holiday highlight "
"Coco de Mer Hotel"
However the designer must have been a tad short of the practicalities of a "good " room. The wardrobe in the back of the room needed some form of lighting to see what was in them. The bathroom which looked fantastic was far from ideal. The basins were difficult to use (his and hers) and there was no shelf to put things on except under the basins in a puddle of water and then try to fish them out. The toilet door was only supposed to open inwards which blocked access to the WC which one almost has to step over to get in. Getting out one pushed the door the wrong way and then it hit one of the basins before opening fully. It was easier to squeeze through the gap than open the door the correct way. The bath was fantastic but the taps were on a remote tripod arrangement...………...so I could not turn the water off with my foot!
The shower greeted one with a blast of cold water if the cleaner/previous user had put the hand shower facing the door. However a hand shower AND an overhead shower which worked really well made up for most of the design deficiencies.
Yes little things in an otherwise great room." See all these reviews: 10n in Seychelles
"Beautiful view from our room"
Loved the beach… lapping waves, little lagoons, especially good for small kids. Adults can swim off the jetty to avoid the heavy seaweed in the shore area. Loved the paddle-boarding (thank you Joseph at watersports!)" See all these reviews: 4n in Seychelles
"They do not get better than this hotel!"
The room was large, comfortable, huge bed, nice bath and shower, lots of hot water and since we were on the beach front a great view in the evenings and mornings.
The monsoon was blowing in the right direction for the hotel and therefore no weed, clear water, no waves and great snorkelling.
Food excellent and the choice very good.
The staff were really very friendly and helpful. How nice to have free tea and cakes at 4pm-5pm.
And the biggest surprise was that the hotel appeared so quiet. It was reasonably full though it seemed not so. Just reflects how nice the experience was........relaxing and luxurious." See all these reviews: 10n in Seychelles
"A very relaxing environment"
2. The food was very good. The a la carte menu was good, but perhaps a little lacking in variety. The buiffets were excellent and vey well presented. Breakfasts were very good and the poolside drinks and lunch were good.
3. Service in the restaurant was very good and the provision of equipment (eg snorkelling mask etc.) was appreciated.
4. The only minor complaint was that shampoo and shower gel was not replaced as it was used - we had to ask for more and on one ocassion had to ask twice before it was provided.
5. Staff were welcoming, helpful and friendly.
6. The location was good and the private beach gave a very relaxing feel.
7. Made an interesting contrast to the Sans Souci geusthouse in terms of its beach side location." See all these reviews: 10n in Seychelles
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