We stayed (4 people) at villa Sakina for a family gathering at the end of 2016
The villa is situated right on the beach, 20 mn for Hellville, the main city on Nosy Be.
It is a beautiful house, decorated in a Balinese style, very comfortable.
It comes with great competent staff - Thierry the cook (that will cook for you anything you want and it's always delicious), and the lovely Sylvana the maid and Nestor the gardener.
Few things to note:
- the beach in front of the house unfortunately is not where you will want to swim, the water is pretty muddy and the beach tends to be a bit dirty but we did not really mind as we were going on excursions most of the days to the surrounding islands
- the house is advertised with several equipments that actually either were not available (e.g. Bicycle, toaster, phone, hair dryer but the latter was provided as we asked for it) or not working (washing machine, so the maid had to wash everything buy hand, dishwasher, some light fitting we're not working and some plugs were sticking out of the wall)
Last but not the least as it can be a bit tricky especially with children - some nails on the wooden terrace /decks were sticking out
We of course did mention all these things to the niece of the owner (as the owner was not in nosy be during our stay, and she was our contact) , as for us it is critical that things advertised work, so that people are not disappointed when they come, but also explained that the house really needs to be maintained, especially when it comes to things that can be a bit dangerous (nails on the deck).
So hopefully they will improve all these.
Then we found it better value (and quality) to book our own drivers etc. Very reasonable fares and comfortable cars (Olivien is mentioned in the previous review, he is very good)