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Travel reviews by Mr H from Devon

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

3

Excursions taken

0

Seychelles the islands of rain.

Seychelles between 30 Sep 2011 and 9 Oct 2011

Trip rating: Average
"The poor weather was a problem... rain every day and three days constant rain.

On arrival we were asked to exchange our Expert Africa vouchers for Mason vouchers. Checking these after an overnight flight was difficult but Their vouchers were incorrect. It was a considerable problem to find the first hotel voucher from Mason's was for bed and breakfast and they were not able to sort this out untill after the weekend. it caused considerable problem with the hotel.

Though there was a Masons representative at each point of travel their main interest was to collect vouchers. They came across as complacent and at times rude. Having a voucher for a transfer of two hundred yards from the jetty to hotel in la Digue underlied the farce of it all.

The transfer from Praslin airport to the hotel could have been ten minutes. We were made to wait some forty five minutes and then the bus did a tour of the island dropping off different guests at different hotels.

There was no one to meet us on arrival at mahe. It was in the middle of a storm and the jetty has no shelter. Cases are just stacked up to get soaked in the rain. It was more like local bus travel in Africa.

Overall we felt the Seychelles was an over rated destination.... one or two fabulous beaches but little more. We felt it was inappropriately expensive. Most local people were not friendly. Indeed it was a revelation that workers from Mauritius or Nepal were the most helpful and welcoming.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I went on the visit Uganda after Mahe. You need to seriously consider expanding their. The people are realy welcoming, facilites well above average. The scenery is stunning and the game has very substantialy recovered."

Arranged By Lucy Copson


Hotel L'Archipel

Hotel L'Archipel

"Hotel L'Archipel review"

3 nights Arrived 1 Oct 2011
"Managemnt were very off hand and seemed only interested in selling excursions."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Average
Activities
Poor
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Facilities
Average
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La Digue Island Lodge, Seychelles (this camp has since closed)

"La Digue Island Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 4 Oct 2011
"Particularly attractive gardens"
Good
Location
Good
Service
Average
Activities
Poor
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Facilities
Average
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Bliss Hotel, Seychelles (this camp has since closed)

"Bliss Hotel review"

2 nights Arrived 7 Oct 2011
"Initial room had a major stink from malfunctioning drains. We were moved to a better room on request. Water failed on the final day and no provision was made to provide either drinking water or some fresh water to wash. though the problem was understandable as the mains was broken there was no communication with us about the problem.

lack of a reasonable nearby resturant an issue...the one next door offered to give you a meal depending on their analysis of your allergies!!

Rats playing in the stream running down by the hotel was a little off putting and a fin fifty yards off the beach not encouraging!!"
Poor
Location
Average
Service
Average
Rooms
Good

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