Seychelles Hotels?

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Apr 10th, 2004, 06:53 PM
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Seychelles Hotels?

Will be in Kenya in July and would like to go to the Seychelles for a week. Single woman looking for "reasonably" priced accomodations. A clean room with air conditioning and walking distance to a beach is all I need. Thinking about Mahe, Praslin, La Digue...
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Apr 10th, 2004, 11:43 PM
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Describe "resonably."
We lived in the Seychelles for 12 years and never met any woman traveling alone. I think for a single woman Mauritius would be much better but if you have to go we can recommend some nice places. We need to know what is, in your opinion, "reasonably" priced accomodation. Are you thinking about a specific price? Remember the Seychelles is extremely busy July/August and most hotels are already booked by Europeans from France, Italy and Germany
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Apr 11th, 2004, 03:48 AM
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Colle - we, two women, did a trip to the Seychelles after our time in Kenya and Tanzania. Spent a week, with 5-days on Praslin at the Acajou - very large rooms, with w/c, a terrace, a small pool, but right on the beach, including Breakfast. We arranged day trips to the nearby islands; another half-day to the Valle de Mai; a full-day to La Digue Island via Ferry; spent the other two days just enjoying Praslin - the beach, shopping, the Casino, and other.

Our last two days we spent on Mahe at the Northholme (currently being refurbished - due to reopen in January, I believe) - but there are other hotels near there. One day here we spent morning in Victoria and took local bus to hotel, the second day did an island tour which was great; then half-day on the beach before getting ready to leave.

Most of the other visitors were European, many honeymooners, and except for another women (and her husband who was off fishing somewhere with their son [married to a local woman]), we were the only Americans. We had a great time and it was the perfect relaxation after safari.

We did see a few other women traveling alone, mostly visiting here for diving and they seemed to be having a great time. We did, of course, meet mostly couples, be we'd take turns inviting or being invited to our respective hotels for dinners and it was lots of fun. We made quick friends everywhere with locals especially because we had USDollars to spend and got great exchange rates.

But as earlxx mentions, if July/August are all that busy I suggest you book soon as you're dealing with relatively small properties in the moderate price range. Believe we only paid about $1300/person for our week and this included the air to/fr between Mahe/Praslin; I'm sure the prices have increased since and if the time you're considering is hi-season, you'll pay still more.

Lots of luck with your plans, and do enjoy your safari. Don't forget, we'd love to have a trip report when you return.

 
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Apr 15th, 2004, 11:48 AM
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A friend of mine, a single German woman, traveled around alone and had a great time.

We stayed at the Acajou, too, and loved it! But it wasn't cheap!
 
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May 15th, 2004, 01:19 PM
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We stayed in Acajou this April because it was recommended on this forum. What a disappointment! It looks like it used to be a nice hotel but not any more. It needs cleaning and breakfast is a joke. It changed a lot since Sandi stayed there in 1998 or 1999. We did not see any single people. Mostly honeymooners.
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May 20th, 2004, 05:54 AM
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In this case I would very much suggest www.seychelles.com really good site for seeking accommodations and guides in Seychelles. I always take a look to www.accommodationwebsites.com before any trip. They have a good guide in the right side of the bottom there. Earlier I had thousands of sites in my favourites. Now I just go there and take any country necessary. I hope they will extend their hotel database. I would like to have more hotels, resorts. But the travel guide really helps me a lot. And the best they don?t have too much websites or info there-just one for each country, island or state for fast usage. My last trip around the Baltic states, Estonia was okay just weather too cold. Websites helped a lot. Now I'm planning to go to the Ukraine to see the culture of Eurovision winners
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