On the east coast of Praslin Island beside a private beach, Hotel L'Archipel is a charming boutique hotel with lovely views over the sparkling Cote d'Or bay. Here, you'll receive a real Seychellois welcome and somewhat different from the larger resorts. This family-owned hotel is perfect for those seeking a small, secluded resort and great for discovering all that Praslin has to offer, as well as the neighbouring island of La Digue. It's also an ideal choice as part of a Seychelles island-hopping holiday.
Spacious cottage-style rooms, all with individual names, are scattered around a natural hillside amphitheatre setting, amidst swaying palms and delightful gardens of hibiscus and frangipani trees. The hotel offers just 32 spacious rooms and suites, decorated in a Creole style and with magnificent views towards the ocean; all have a large verandah - perfect for lazy afternoons. Superior and some of the Deluxe Rooms are set higher up the hillside, while the Senior and Family Suites, as well as the remainder of the Deluxe Rooms, are located closer to the beach. Deluxe Rooms are particularly spacious (60m²) and have a king-size bed, satellite TV and ensuite facilities. Suites vary in size from 65m² to 120m² and have an additional lounge area. From most rooms, as well as the beach, guests can enjoy spectacular sunsets across the bay, perhaps with a refreshing sundowner - the perfect way to end a busy day!
There are two restaurants at Hotel L'Archipel, one of which is beside the beach, both serving excellent cuisine; evening entertainment is provided once a week. There's a lovely infinity-edge swimming pool, as well as a gorgeous beach from where various water sports can be taken, such as snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding. The hotel's activity centre can also arrange excursions to neighbouring islands, including charming La Digue. In-room massage treatments can be arranged on request. Free wifi is available throughout the hotel, including rooms.
Hotel L'Archipel has an active energy-saving policy; with over 200 solar panels, it saves over 28,000 litres of fuel annually and lighting costs have been reduced by 30% with the installation of LED lighting. Due to its steep hillside setting, the hotel is not suitable for the infirm or disabled. Children under 3 are also not accepted at L'Archipel.
Situated on Praslin Island, a 15 minute light aircraft flight from Mahe, then 25 minutes by private car transfer. Alternatively, for those arriving by the Cat Cocos ferry, just 10 minutes by car from Praslin's Baie St Anne jetty.
Excellent for Island-hopping. Free water sports including paddle boarding, canoeing and snorkelling. Boat excursions including diving and fishing (payable locally) can be arranged. In-room massage treatments (on request).
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Beautiful hotel. Went to the beach and pool everyday. Our only complaint here was that we weren't notified about the special honeymoon dinner on the last night. We were told that since our package wasn't all inclusive, we would have had to pay extra for it.
Hotel L'Archipel is beautiful, with its own private beach and stunning views. The rooms are nicely appointed and very private with good air-conditioning. We did have a minor issue with ants, but that is to be expected in the tropics. The food at dinner was delicious, but we found the lunch restaurant to be average at best. Overall, a lovely stay but could be improved in a few areas!
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