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"Stunning but pricy"
This is probably the best hotel I have been to and i have been to many over the years. The hotel reception looks like an old colonial house, and in front is a massive banyan tree. It's set on the sea front which you can see from most Windows and areas. The sea is very close by so you can hear the waves. Very pretty, very special. The grounds are green and lush and sprawls along the side of th beach. The hotel provides a buggy service to take you to and from your villa. The villa itself was absolutely stunning. A spacious room with a massive bed, a three seat sofa, tv, desk and chair all in a well decorated bright room with stunning views of the sea from the window. There was a large sliding door to the walk in wordrobe and bathroom. His and her sinks, bathrobes and slippers. To the left you step down into the shower with stunning views of the sea. To the right there is a toilet and bee day.mthe middle had two wardrobes and a dresser. Outside there were sun loungers, table and chairs, another sofa, infinity pool and jacuzzi all looking over the sea, all very private. It was just stunning. Seychelles inports everything so it's not the cheapest of places I have visited. The hotel is reflective of this. A very good fish buger and chips will let you back £40. It was probably the best fish burger I had had however but it did put a damper on the holiday. Dining out wasn't much cheaper but expect to be stung on cab fares which are extortionate. The restaurants we went to all had sea views very near the sea. Very romantic Lastly, the service couldn't go without a mention. It was superb. And non of this false 'have a nice day ' American rubbish. The Seychelles people are genuinely lovely people and the service is a reflection of the people. I loved my stay there. It was truly amazing.
"Refresh, Relax & Romance - Banyan Tree Has It All"
We just #LOVED the Banyan Tree, it is a very, very special place. If you want beauty without the stiffness then we strongly recommend this hotel. The beach and bay where this hotel is located is spectacular and the staff really know how to look after their guests. From the little touches of personalisation to the fact that everyone knows your name the Banyan Tree is somewhere where magical memories that last are made. We had a hillside private villa with own pool which had beautiful views of the bay and lots of privacy for romance and relaxation. The villa was well appointed although I do think they let themselves down a bit with the choice of products for your body and hair. The three restaurants we tried were good. The Thai restaurant is outstanding and I strongly recommend indulging yourself here with the fantastic Papaya Salad, Satay and of course the ubiquitous Green Curry. Breakfast for us was the best meal of the day - a fantastic selection of the good, the naughty and the not to naughty choices. Served on the terrace over looking the ocean this really is the best way to start your day. If you're not relaxed enough with the wonderful scenery, fabulous food and cocktails then head off to the Spa. We had a couples massge in the open air room at the top of the hill and listened to the natural scenery around us as the knots in our backs and shoulders were expertly kneeded out. The Banyan Tree is a magical hotel that is made even better by the highly attentive staff and commitment to service we received. Try it and you won't regret it.....We will be back for sure very soon.
"I do not recommend it"
Wireless is awfully poor!, you don't get quite of help there, In-dining was okay. the beach! I love that the villa was directly taking you to the beach but apparently we've stayed in the wrong area if we wanted to swim, the waves are so strong red flags were always up!
"Relaxing time & warm welcome"
We had 5 nights in the Seychelles as part of our honeymoon. We were happy to have the Banyan Tree as our home for those few days. We were warmly welcomed by the guest relations team, lead by Priska and had lots of fun and romantic surprises by the team in celebration of our honeymoon throughout. We found the location to be nicely retreated and well preserved. The stretch of sand along the property was just perfect to spend a few hours of the day (though the waves were rough given the time of year). Our room was a comfortable size and had a charming overlook on to the water and surrounding trees. We did a lot of activities outside of the resort during the day such as a hike and visits to La Digue and Curieuse, that I definitely would not miss. There are beautiful spots all over the island that are well worth exploring by car. Overall we had an unforgettable time on the island and were very happy with our choice to stay at the Banyan tree. There is definitely room for improvement in terms of upgrading the facilities and enhancing guest experiences and they are actively working on boosting that as we saw for ourselves!
"Can do much better"
We have spent 5 nights at the Banyan Tree in a beach front pool villa. The villa is great, very secluded and providing a very private holiday experience (villa could benefit from a sound system). The resort is located at a more or less private and beautiful beach. This are perfect ingredients for a great vacaction, but as prices are not considered modest, you expect a vacation to be mind blowing. And the Banyan did not. Maintenance of the villa is below standard (broken fence, paintwork, rusty water taps), but also garbage is left outside the villa for hours. Staff friendliness is volatile, there are very friendly and thoughtfull staff members (great help from Chez Lamar staff when my wife was not feeling well) but also not greeting staff members. From my experience staff can be an important differentiator by providing a truly welcoming and "don't worry we will take care of everything" feel. Dinner is good with 3 restaurants (especially the Thai restaurant is good). But lunch menu provides a frozen pizza for 25 euro... Breakfast is served in a beautifiul setting, but soft boiled eggs were hard boiled, as well as the poached eggs and orders could take some time. It all provides a feeling of not being taken seriously for the full 100% Honestly we did not have any real bad experiences, but given previous visits to 5-star properties around the globe and the price paid, expectations were high but not met.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM