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I'm not sure what some people expect when they go to a beach resort on an island. So the internet is not always ideal - if that frustrates you, don't go to a beach hotel or make some contingency arrangements before you go. We took a quick break from work and chose the Banyan Tree; it suited us well. The setting was perfect - away from everything, but then it's not exactly a huge island so if you have time to venture out you can do so. Walks on a really good beach, very good spa treatments, and the food ... well, not the greatest but it was good. The staff - exceptionally friendly, without exception. Some things may have taken a little longer to fix - the odd light bulb for example - but it's island living ...
"Doesn't worth that"
I'm disappointed. Place doesn't worth the money you pay. Location is great, but in general hotel didn't meet my expectations. Seems people don't care too much here. Hotel is old. And territory is dirty. No entertainment here except watching movie at bar area in the evening 😒 Even couldn't get that coconut at beach bar after 1,5 hour it was opened as they have only 5 for whole hotel. Isn't it stupid'
"Perfect in every way!"
We recently returned from a 2 week stay at the Banyan Tree Seychelles and our stay at the hotel was perfect in every way! From arrival to departure the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, nothing was ever too much trouble. The villa was superb, being in your own infinity pool looking out across the Indian Ocean, listening to the waves crashing on the beach is something we will always remember. The food is to a very high standard and the beach is quite stunning. Special thanks to Emanuel who looked after us so well.
"Just a holiday to remember"
We've been around the world for quite some time, but so far we never experienced a resort like Banyan Tree Seychelles. As far as we are concerned we found only one fault (a miserable WiFi connection). We read some reviews at tripadvisor were was implied that the ressort is expensive. Forget abour that. The whole island is expensive. Let me tell You: When you go to the paradies you can expect to pay a few dollars. And let me assure you, for us it was worth every cent.
"Paradise in the Seychelles "
It is not often an old cynic like me can be blown away by a hotel. This is definitely one of those times. Banyan Tree exudes peace and relaxation I think that this is in large part to the kind and generous staff who have looked after us as if we were family from the moment we arrived and were warmly welcomed by the lovely Mostafa until now when we are about to leave. The staff have an instinctive sensitivity to any needs and problems were instantly solved and frequently anticipated before they arose. The hotel is around 15 years old and it is fair to say that the humid weather and sea air do have some effect on the decor. It is spotlessly maintained but if you are looking for the streamlined hotel experience then Banyan Tree may not be the place for you. The charm of Banyan Tree also lies in its connection to the island and its ecosystem. However it is a good looking and photogenic hotel in a fantastic location. The front of our villa looked straight on to the beach and the gorgeous Indian Ocean beyond and the back onto beautiful wetlands teaming with life not to mention the fabulous water hyacinths. The commitment to the environment is evident throughout the hotel grounds. The villas are gorgeous, comfortable, spacious and well appointed. We saw two beach villas, our own and another we were lent to await our midnight flights on the last day. Thanks to the fabulous Rowdy for sorting that out for us. I would say ask for a beach villa if you want to stay near the hotel as some of the hill villas have great views but are quite a way uphill. However there are lots of buggies to give you a lift with friendly drivers, (thanks William) who stop to check you need a lift and generally transport everyone and everything around. There are three restaurants with some of the best views in the world. The enclosed photo was really taken at our breakfast table. The food is very good indeed and there is a great choice which makes booking half board an excellent idea. The waiters are lovely and chatty and thanks to Alexander for all his help and conversation. About now to go to the verandah for our last sundowner before a dejected return home but I feel sure we will be back.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM