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“quiet getaway for family with children & best to rent a car”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Residence

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La Residence
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“quiet getaway for family with children & best to rent a car”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2009

Very comfortable place to stay for a family (2+2) - plenty of space. We stayed in villa no. 9 (2 bedrooms and sitting/dining room plus kitchen.) If you are looking for a reasonable priced place which is comfortable, quiet, and clean we recommend this place. Best to ask for room 9, 8 or 7 coz they are separate villas.
When staying here it's best to rent a car: either arrange with La Residence that you wish to have a car meet you at the airport on arrival or you can pick up the car at La Residence itself. Rates in July 2009 was 50 Euros for a small 4-door car OK for 4. Advisable to bring motion sickness pills if you tend to suffer from car sickness - roads on the islands are very windy (lots of twists and turns) so be prepared.
We also met the land-lady - very pleasant and she can tell you many things about where to go, eat, etc. plus her assistant was equally pleasant too.
Mahe is not great for snorkeling, so if you plan to snorkel just don't expect too much. Other islands and/or boat dives are better so we were told, but we never had the time to try.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2009

My husband, our 10-years-old daughter and my self spent our last night in Seychelles in La Residence, before coming back home. Our only regret is our very short stay. We had a studio with simple conditions but with all the facilities. The kitchen window gave to the jungle and the balcony to a superb beach view. We loved that combination. The sunset was spectacular. The staff was very friendly. Anse Soleil is near by (with car) and we enjoyed great snorkelling and swimming there. I would highly recommend the place, as the price is also convinient. A really lovely place. Only a must: don´t forget the mosquito repellent !! We used an electrical device, very convinient for the Seychelles.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2008

We were looking for a quiet uncomplicated holiday & certainly discovered one here.
Firstly the very reasonable price, which seems to be the exception for The Seychelles. The room was large, airy, clean & comfortable - if a litle reminiscent of the 70's! but it afforded a wonderful sea view . Alan & his staff were excellent & considered nothing too much trouble.
Visiting The Seychelles was like stepping back in time in many ways; almost everything closes on Saturday afternoon - even in the capital! & remains closed for the rest of the weekend. So you have to be a little enterprising if you are going the self catering route like we did ; a car rental is a must - available also from La Residence, at very competitive rates- & you need to plan ahead if preparing your own food.
The local Anchor Restaurant - 5 mins walk away, serves great fish. Slightly further afield - short car journey. Chez Plume VERY GOOD value. Fairyland - excellent Sunday BBQ.
Places to avoid - Le Jardin des Palmes, excellent surroundings but poor food, & eating out in Victoria, with the exception of The Pirate's Arms.
Creole Travel does wonderful excursions. We took an interesting trip to Ile Moyenne (snorkelling, lunch,& lots of giant tortoises)
Grocery shopping is a challenge! - local convenience stores all dark & dingy - limited choice but lots of beer & wine- but you do get used to it
Things to take: coffee (none available to buy!!)
Beaches, scenery phenomenal & locals very friendly.
We loved our time there & would go again

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  • Disliked — the shower
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2007

I stayed here only for 3 nights and I traveled alone. My apartment was very big, with kitchen. The owner was really nice and helped me for everything. The beach is across the road but it's small. You can take the bus just few meter far from the residence and you can reach everywhere. Near the hotel , there was a little fast food where you can have hamburger if you don't want cooking..
Nice experience!

  • Liked — the staff were so nice
  • Disliked — the beach in front of the hotel
  • Stayed September 2004, travelled solo
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Additional Information about La Residence

Property: La Residence
Address: Anse la Mouche, BeachRoad | Anse La Mouche, Mahe Island 248, Seychelles
Region: Seychelles > Mahe Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 82 Speciality Lodging in Mahe Island
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,632 - ₹ 11,369
Hotel Class:3 star — La Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the magnificent bay of Anse la Mouche is La Residence with nearby attractions such as snorkeling, diving, deep sea and fly fishing. Each villas has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchenettes, and terraces with views of the bay. All bedrooms have overhead fans and some have air conditioning. Daily cleaning services and house linens provided. ... more   less 
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