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Pure luxury for a relaxing unforgettable holiday
We went there for our honeymoon. Amazing view on the Ocean. Also the restaurant is located at the sea side. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very beautiful garden rooms, pure luxury. Large choice of buffet. Close to the Jetty harbour. TOP TOP!! One remark - wine is far too expensive
Best stay at la Digue
We had a very nice welcome here and felt comfortable from the very beginning. We stayed here for four nights but could have easily stayed longer. In fact we don't want to leave this beautiful place at all. We stayed in a garden room, which is quite spacious and very nicely decorated. It's placed in the garden with a nice terrace. The bed is very comfortable and the room was perfectly clean all the time. They even prepared our room for the night. The stuff was always very attentive and so nice. They fulfilled all our wishes and we felt so comfortable and well treated all the time. A big thank again for the outstanding service. We will miss it and gladly come back again. The hotel area has the most perfect view of the ocean. You can relax at the comfy pool beds or have a nice drink at the pool bar and enjoy the view and the sunset. The view is really stunning and we will miss seeing this all day long. The food was also very nice. The chef created a creole dinner for us with lots of different local food that gave us a perfect taste of all the flavors of the creole kitchen. It was the best dinner we had on the Seychelles so far. I can highly recommend staying here.
We could not have been happier anywhere else but at Le Domaine… The Island of La Digue truely is paradise and the Le Domaine de l‘Orangeraie is just beautiful. The staff is warm and friendly and we felt pampered and welcome the moment we arrived. The breakfast buffet offers everything you need and at dinner there is a big variety of local and international dishes. The pool bar is simply amazing and we never missed to have a sundowner and watch the beautiful sunset… The rooms are big, yet cozy and very clean and settled in a beautiful garden surrounding. We would especially like to thank Joy and Amid for making this stay an extraordinary and unique experience for us! We will be back for sure…
It was my second hotel on my 3 hotel-3 island tour and the most disappointing. It all looks nice when you arrive. The restaurant/pool side is nice. The let-down started in my room, a Garden “Villa” which is actually only a room within a 4 room Villa. I know it is the lowest room category but I did not want a villa de Charme with open bathroom and the Garden Villa is already expensive enough. The lady who brought me to my room kind of just wanted to drop me there, so I asked her to show me around the room, which she reluctantly did. At first glance the room looked nice, lots of little mood lights and natural elements used in the decor. Then I saw the bathroom. It was a cave-like, small, very, very dark room. There was no vanity mirror and no plug for the hairdryer. The lady told me she would try to find out for me, where the plug was as we could not find any spare plugs anywhere. She also told me, that she would get me an adapter – I never heard from her again. I did find the plug for the hairdryer eventually in the closet(?!) when I got my suitcases –no help from the porter, he just dropped them off – and started to unpack. The closet was cramped and small. There is no room for 2 suitcases. The safe was so high up in the closet, that I could not reach inside. Also, the battery was low on the safe and needed replacing. My room phone also did not work and neither did the remote control for the air conditioner - the latter was never fixed. Do these things not get checked before somebody checks in? I was also surprised, that none of the remote controls had any sign that they were sanitized, neither did the phone. In most hotels the controls are packed in plastic or have a cardboard sleeve around them, showing that they are sanitized. No seal on the door either. The bathroom, apart from being dark was very small and there was hardly any room to put my toiletries. The bathroom and the entire hotel room has this cheap faux-wood linoleum flooring. The shower has no protective doors or walls so the bathroom floods every time you take a shower. Putting on make-up in the bathroom was not possible. I only made it work the second day after I brought in a chair from outside and changed the direction of the spotlights. With the chair I was also able to use the safe. A stool, which I originally asked for, was never supplied. There is no minibar, water is supplied, but in small plastic bottles. The furniture has seen better days, it is scuffed and stained. The low light, as the room is also dark, hides a lot of things. The room is also not very clean. My white socks got stained brown from walking in the room. I also saw that the room cleaning staff does not wear masks when cleaning the rooms. Cleaning is done late. Once I came back after 2pm and my room was not cleaned yet. I once asked the room cleaner why cleaning was so late and she told me, she had to first clean the rooms of the new arrivals. This surprised me because are rooms not supposed to stay empty for 24 hours between guests to ensure they are clean and any aerosols have dispersed? It was like this in all hotels I have stayed at since beginning of the pandemic. Also on the Seychelles. And the fact that the staff is not wearing masks when cleaning let me doubt the cleanliness and Covid-safety of the rooms.. The food was not very good. I was surprised at the standard for this kind of hotel. The breakfast is buffet-style which in times of Covid is not a good idea. Everybody touches everything and not all guests – and at times the staff at the egg station- wear masks. Also, the choice was very limited. Even a 3-Star resort has better selection. There was only white, American-Style toast bread, no whole grain. Hardly any cereal, fruit or warm meals. There is a cook who does eggs in a burnt-small pan. On 2 of 4 mornings there were no scrambled eggs. Service is also bad. After temperature check and being shown a table nobody is around to take your order of coffee or tea. When you finally get somebody, you only get a cup of tea, no small pot…Dinner is just as bad – also buffet style. Service is a bit better there but slow to get drinks if you want anything other than water, which you get charged for. The best things were the salads. I did get ill one evening from dinner …some guests wear no masks and talk over the open food…Had I not already paid for half board, I would have skipped all meals and gone to eat somewhere else. I booked a massage and was not told that the spa, which is on top of the hill, was being renovated. I partly book spa treatments because of the relaxing and often serene ambiance inside the spa. Instead I had my massage in an equally gloomy room, almost next door to mine. But strangely this one had a vanity mirror and hair-dryer plug in the bathroom... I would not have booked the massage, had I been told the spa was closed. I also used the laundry service. Pick-up took forever. I had marked on the sheet to put my clothes on hangers. They came back damp and folded. I had to call them to iron one of my shirts, which was completely creased. The only nice thing about this hotel is the pool. It is big and the temperature perfect. The loungers are very comfortable. This is a nice place to relax after exploring the island. But also here there is no service. All in all a very disappointing stay. I felt like leaving after 2 days but had booked 4. I would not recommend to stay here. There is a lovely guesthouse up the road on a nice beach.
Place to stay on Digue island
Place to stay on Digue island, wonderful inifinity pool, villas are 30second walk from the pool and beach with nice ocean view. Hotel staff is very helpfull with and can organize trips, pickups, dinners in Belle Vue etc... Dinner and breakfast are great!
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