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Five star hotel
We decided to spend one night at this five star hotel and we were celebrating my wife and step father birthday. The hotel provides transportation facility from the jetty to the hotel in a buggy. Since it was in December, the hotel was not that full with tourist because of the Covid situation in Seychelles but on the other hand the hotel is well equipped with sanitize station everywhere and body temperature check. As for dining, this hotel offer fine dining.
An exceptional stay
We stayed at La domaine de l’orangeraie for a week over xmas break and we had to quarantine for the first 6 days. So we spent 90 percent of our holidays at the hotel with full pension package. The location is breathtakingly beautiful, right on the beach, comfortable pool side, with a tasteful decor in the villa and a charming garden. The service was exceptional and we like to thank all staff and mostly the ones we interacted with the most : Annie, Shaniz and Stephanie at the reception, Olive, Amit, Jude, Jacqueline, Terry and Yoge at the restaurant, Richard the executive chef and Brigitte with housekeeping as well all the staff at the bar and the pool a that made our stay the most memorable. The food is a fine dining experience at every meal, Chef Richard made delicious meals with local ingredients and did not hesitate to respond to any special request. The Breakfast buffet could have been better, and we understood that due to Covid they were not able to receive all the supplies needed. A little More local fruits at breakfast would have been much appreciated. The rooms are very comfortable, we had a garden villa which had a nice balcony to the garden and the bed was super comfortable. The hotel is walking distance to Anse source d’argent and other breathtaking beaches at la Digue. Overall we found the price fair for the quality of our stay and We strongly recommend this hotel to anyone who would like a memorable and relaxing vacation while enjoying amazing food in La Digue.
Not bad, but not five star, and overpriced for what it was.
Things that were very good: - The pool area and view was beautiful! - Most of the staff were very warm handmade every effort to be helpful. General manager made a lot of effort to welcome and serve. - The drinks were good, and chefs were good with the local catch. - The rooms were very big and clean. - From what we saw, the best hotel on the island. - Apparently spa has a lovely view! We were in quarantine so couldn't book anything. Things that were not good: - No rooms actually have a view. Apparently one on the hill has half a view... So don't waste money on one of the more expensive ones! We looked at all of them except for the presidential one, which apparently does have a good view... - Food hit and miss; Some of the fish / lobster was excellent but the sushi was baffling - the rice was vile but the fish obviously excellent! Restaurant insisting on importing salmon when they have so many local fish that could be caught locally. Certainly not consistently good enough to be 5 star. - Service at reception chaotic - we cancelled one excursion but the hotel didn't pass on the message, and we were awoken by a very angry fisherman. Generally too many mistakes for this place to call itself a five or even four star hotel. - Drinks overpriced - Restaurant areas tired; there were empty ugly pots which clearly had never any flowers in them, for example - no gym! - an inability to get cash from the reception, when we were quarantined and couldn't go to cashpoints ourselves. - reception appeared to have little local knowledge of local businesses / airport times / ferry times etc - no coconuts most days; strange considering they grow all over the grounds! So, not terrible, but certainly not the highest standard. Generally there appears to be some complacency for two reasons. Firstly, there appears to be little competition on the island. Secondly, travellers tend to stay a small amount of time whilst island hopping, and cannot be bothered to complain about the little things that would make it worthy of the price. Our friends who did complain said that there was no attempt to put right what they complained about, merely excuses or an offer of a free drink. Certainly has some potential, and your stay will be enjoyable - especially if you go out to eat / don't need any help from reception! Everyone very warm, but clear lack of investment in chefs / staff training / upgrading areas of the property from good to excellent. But not a five star hotel.
The Best on the Island
I went there with my husband for our honeymoon. The service was incredible and everyone was very friendly. The hotel is extremely beautiful. Total paradise! We had an amazing time. The beach in front of the hotel is very beautiful. I highly recommend it.
We booked connecting rooms for a family of 4 and was not happy with the view of the garden villa and wanted to see other options on La Digue, however we were convinced by the Manager Prashan to stay and spend the night where we got the chance to explore the hotel facilities. We originally booked for 2 nights but ended up extending our stay for a third night thanks to Prashan's excellent service and attentiveness. The food was deliciously prepared by chef Chandana and Manoj. I have to also recommend the bartender Ashen for making the best Mojito on the island, the mocktails were also a big hit with my teenagers. Overall the hotel is beautifull and we are already looking forward for our next staycation at this hotel.
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