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"A bit spoiled."
Our first stay on Mahe and so we chose the Banyan Tree, on arrival I did think that it didn't look very authentic Seychelles but it turned out to be a touch of luxury and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in villa 510, Ocean Pool Villa. The villas all seem to have good views and are well thought out for privacy and comfort and with plenty of space between villas for which we give them full marks. We tried all 3 restaurants and all were good but we liked the Creole one the most. The staff were all pleasant, helpful and friendly from the gardeners down to the managers which is a rare treat in the Seychelles. overall a very pleasant experience and though expensive it is nice to be spoiled for a few days and its certainly a place you will remember.
"Wonderful & Relaxing"
We had a marvelous stay at the Banyan Tree Seychells. Wonderful villas, Nice beach, friendly and helpful staff, excellent service by all means and some excellent dining too. Must recommend breakfast and dinner at Au Jardin d'Epices Restaurant for their delicious dishes and romantic view. My only qualm was that hotel restaurants have two different menus, basic and standard for guests on half board package and others on cash pay, respectively.
"A glimpse of paradise"
Colonial hotel set in a wonderful scenery. Not cheap, but as good as it gets. Fantastic location, fantastic restaurants, fantastic staff. We enjoyed every minute of your stay. We will come back next year.
"Had a great Honeymoon here."
Booked the Banyan Tree for a honeymoon - actually got married in Seychelles after arrival there ( but not at this hotel). Room 103 was a great Beach Villa, very private and within easy walking distance of the main restaurant so no need for a buggy service. Everything was clean, maybe a little worn around the edges as per other comments, but overall first class. Private Villa Pool was an amazing size as the expectation was for a plunge pool and not the 10 mtr rim flow pool which was there. Steam room ( in shower) was also brilliant. Staff were exceptionally helpful and a delight to deal with. Asian restaurant was good ----------but felt very stung having to pay SEYR160 for two small bottles of still water with the meal especially as tap water is undrinkable. In room dining experience was superb- (choose your own theme) - albeit a bit expensive. Breakfast caters for many tastes and was plentiful but quality did vary, especially if late for breakfast. Nice touch though to have unlimited South African Champagne for breakfast. The sea at Banyan is wild - especially at full tide. Managed to loose sunglasses and a hat there whilst 'dipping a toe in' - such is the ferocity of the waves. You definitely need to be a good swimmer to use this beach. Luckily had a car hire and within 10 mins drive there are some amazing safe beaches. Took a day trip to Sainte Anne Island resort - not such good accommodation but the food was amazing and great value. Banyan Tree is trying to remain exclusive with it's pricing- but there is a lot of other good accommodation in the Seychelles at far less money.........but Banyan Tree is special......there are more staff than guests, and nothing appears to be too much trouble.....So a well deserved 5 stars from me.
"Good place for Muslims"
Beautiful resort, with several pros and cons: Pros: - Food: Choice of 3 restaurants. (international cuisine, local food restaurant and Saffron Thai restaurant) All with excellent service, variety and tasty food.(not all food is halal, it is also clearly labelled on what has pork / alcohol in all menus) - Beach: South beach is not a place for swimming because of the high waves. Therefore the beach is ideal for walks and a good view for the sunset. - Hillside view also has a beach view which is nice. Cons: - Golf carts: In very few occasions, had to wait for 30 minutes to get a golf cart to go and have breakfast. Some drive really fast. - Some villas are quite far from the lobby / restaurants. - Wifi is extremely slow. - Although they have the villas labelled as private. Some are not and other people can clearly have a view of your "private" pool, eliminating the privacy aspect.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM