Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites4.0 out of 5.0
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We upgraded to the black parrot suites - the rooms were lovely and big. This area had its own pool and bar and a great view of the sunset - we often had this to ourselves. The hotel offers a nature walk and shuttle bus to the best beach in Praslin for free. Both of these are worth doing and especially as in September the seaweed on the beach prevents use of it for swimming by the hotel. Breakfast was average and not as good as I've had in other hotels. They offer omelette and fried eggs but the offer is more limited than I've been used to. Lunch again was average - the sandwiches were ok but I've had better chips. We ate in the a la carte restaurant on the first night and the curries were good. As it was my partners 50th birthday we had the romantic meal in the private pagoda. The setting was lovely but the food didn't live up to the price as the seafood was over cooked. They gave us a small discount when we complained and the service on the night was fantastic - they even brought us a cake and sung happy birthday! The service in the hotel was wonderful at all times and especially in the Black Parrot suites. We heard that they are closing the hotel for 4 months from November to refurbish it - this is needed and I'm sure will be lovely when finished. We had a lovely stay here despite a few improvements that they could make.
We spent a week in Black Parrot suites during honeymoon. It is one of the most suitable places for this occasion! Lovely, calm hotel with big green territory! Memorable wharf with amazing sunset view! Staff is extremely pleasant and helps you enjoy every moment of your stay! And special words about view from the room: this is what really should be named as Sea View!
Still wondering who gave this hotel 4 stars! Bad hotel, bad services, smelly rooms, requires lots of maintenance, and food is bad also. A very bad location in Praslin where everything is very far away! You need a car to get into the nearest supermarket. Plus all of that they don't offer a complimentary water! You have to pay for it! Seriously! Bath tub in the middle of the room! A very bad design idea. AC is a small split unit which is bad at noon!
Went to the hotel on a solo trip and stayed 3 nights and booked a Superior Room. The weeks before I had been emailing the hotel several times to request a jetty pick-up (as you arrive by ferry) - I am still waiting for a response. When I mentioned this during my check-in, I was told they had too many emails to go through (...). Okayyy... mmm... so I (the client) just look for an alternative because the hotel is 'too busy' to read my emails ? Check-in went well, it is 1:1 and feels personalized and you get sufficient information (the lobby and reception area are gorgeous) but I was a bit disappointed with the room. Imagine a mix between a Swiss chalet and a student room/seventies style hotel room with a very high ceiling. The wardrobe is a combo of a student desk and there is no space for anything longer than a mini skirt - there are 2 hanger racks and you have to remove the bottom one in order to be able to hang trousers or a dress/skirt. The bathroom is very simple - very. Apart from a good supply of shampoo/gel/conditioner, there were no hooks in the bathroom, no vanity mirror, a tiny soap, no vanity kit, no slippers. The toilet is under a window giving out to the path that takes you to the lobby, so all the other guests pass by when you are trying to do your business. And you hear everything on both sides. Everything. Keep that in mind.. The room is basic, has 2 plastic plants next to a jacuzzi bath tub (in the room) in the corner. Very kitsch. There are 2 complimentary small bottles of water complimentary, after that you are charged. The mini-bar is empty (I presume you had to get your drinks at the bar yourself)The bed is okay, but there is no blanket nor anything in the cabinet. There is an overhead fan and (noisy) A/C. The TV has a decent selection of channels and good wifi is offered that unfortunately does not go beyond the terrace door. The walls are thin, paper thin. You hear the slightest whistle, you can follow conversations of your neighbouring guests. And all the other noises of course.. The little terrace (with the door that was constantly blocking) has a comfortable sofa deck and offers a view on a couple of rusty, worn out long chairs (without any mattress on them) and a very narrow stretch of beach. There is however a drying rack on the terrace which is useful to hang your beachwear. Beach towels are not in the room - these have to be requested at the Reception, daily. I did not try the pool of the hotel. The sports/recreation center had - again - old and worn out equipment. Bt the hotel grounds are well maintained and landscaped. In terms of food, the breakfast is a buffet style, basic, nothing fancy. The meal time hours are pretty strict and if you want to order in-room dining make sure to order before 7pm (very limited menu) or you have no food (no shops in the area around the hotel either). There is a souvenir shop, however with a limited choice, opening only at 4pm and with a grim-faced shop assistant. The staff of the buffet restaurant was very friendly and lovely. Not having much of a beach at the hotel I decided to take the free shuttle bus that the hotel offers to take you to one of the best beaches of the island - Anse Lazio. The bus leaves at 9:30am and the ride takes about 45 mins (one way) in a run down TATA mini-bus with very noisy brakes and the gear belt needed urgent replacement form the sound it made. The trip went well (please book in advance) but the bus returns to the hotel at 1pm already, so you basically have 2,5 hours at the beach. It would be much better to have the shuttle return around 4pm so that at least you can enjoy your day at the beach (and what a beach!). I rented a car the next day (no rental car service offered in the hotel, but you have options online) which was much better. All in all, the hotel is okay-ish but it is well below my expectations when I see the price I paid for it - it is definitely not value for money. The hotel will close for renovation in November I heard, however, I don't think I will be returning as already now it is overpriced, what will it be when it is renovated ? Thank God the staff was friendly and helpful - that always soothes the mood.
One of the biggest reasons anyone opts for a vacation in Seychelles (well, apart from the wonderful beaches), is to enjoy quality time with someone. For this, you need places that are as quaint and serene as possible, but yet have all the amenities you might need as and when required. This where Coco de Mer fits the bill perfectly. Highlights of our stay at the hotel: 1. Lavish spread at Breakfast and Dinner 2. Amazing view of the sunset and the sunrise from the hotel's pier 3. The way the entire hotel is set-up is just remarkable and you can just roam about and explore things in and around the place on your own - we particularly loved the quiet time under a star-studded sky by the pool with the waves gently crashing in the background against the shore 4. Option to spend time on the hotel's own private beach (and beyond - given that the hotel is located remotely) 5. Optional guided tours 6. Great rooms with a scenic view of the sea 7. Jacuzzi in the bedroom What could be improved: 1. The general attitude of the staff towards non-European visitors (though, they were courteous enough, there was a marked difference in the way they interacted with us Vs the Europeans, despite us tipping them generously) 2. Rooms have a tendency to get warmer during the afternoon and should thus be supplied with air conditioning that is adequately sized to counter the climate given the size of the rooms 3. They kept charging us exorbitantly for bottled water
I stayed at Coco De Mer for 3 days with my husband. We went there for our honeymoon, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The room we stayed in was clean and spacious. We stayed in one of the superior rooms on the ground floor. We absolutely loved the wooden deck which takes you to the beach. The staff there was very warm and friendly. We loved the food served there as well. You can enjoy the sunset from the Fisherman's Wharf. The only issue we faced was that we could not go out of the resort much, especially at night as we did not feel very safe in the dark (could be just us!) and the cabs are a little expensive. If you are on a honeymoon or even otherwise, I would totally recommend the 'Couple's decadence spa'!
We had a fabulous time at Coco de mer. The staff was very welcoming and we received impeccable service from all. The room was luxurious and very spacious. The restaurants were well presented and the food was great, with a very good choice. It was our 30th wedding anniversary and the hotel prepared and surprised us with a nice cake on our last meal. The setting of the hotel was very attractive and lots of areas to stop and relax and enjoy the view. The only negative is even though the beach is nice it is very small.
I stayed at the hotel for 4 days on june 2017. The place is fantastic - great staff, lost of option for leisure, great restaurant and bar. Rooms are nice (not particularly classy) and everything else is top notch. I would very much recommend it!
Sijainti: Rauhallinen viidakkomainen Praslinin saari. Tuulinen lounaisreuna (ainoastaan hyvä asia viilentämään ja helpottamaan hurjaa saaren kosteutta). Huone: Black Parrot Suites. Noin 200m päässä päähotellilta, pienen kukkulan päällä palmujen seassa. Huimat maisemat, oma allas-alue ja oma pieni respa. Sviitti erittäin viihtyisä, valtava pesuhuone/vessa/suihku, makuuhuone avara ja korkea (sängyn viereinen kylpyamme oli erikoinen mutta hieno ratkaisu), kookas parveke josta näkymät merelle muutamien palmujen kera. Palvelu: Erittäin ystävällistä ja heti tullessa isketty viileä märkä pyyhe hikiseen kouraan toi erittäin tervetulleen tunnelman koko ajalle. Ranta: Hotellin alueella 2 rantaa, kummassakin oli kohtalaisen paljon merilevää joten siellä ei tullut uitua. Mutta tuon epäkohdan korjasi se että hotellilta oli jokainen arkipäivä ilmainen kuljetus (ilmoittautuminen etukäteen tosin) Anse Lazio-rannalle joka on jossain valittu yhdeksi maailman hienoimmista rannoista (syystäkin). Ruoka: tarpeeksi monipuolista ja maittavaa (käytettiin ainoastaan Buffet-ravintolan palveluita). Jos tulisi tilaisuus, ehdottomasti mentäisiin uudestaan. Ja onhan ne valtavat "pyllypähkinät" hienoja. 5 nights at Black Parrot Suites in windy (good thing to ease the humidity) and quiet Praslin. Suites was excellent, views was even more better. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Food had many tasty options (for meat-eater and vegetarian). Hotels own beach was full of seaweed, but they have free transport (mon-fri) to Anse Lazio, so it didnt make any difference to negative side. And have to admit that those "butt-nuts" (Coco de mer) was very entertaining. Ps. if starting to renowate rooms this year, dont make them too modern, keep that "jungle-feel" in them. So "kiitos" and we would definately visit there again if have the option to.
The staff the food the hotel was absolutely superb the location was on the beach with a warm swimming pool, accommodation was cleaned everyday, the bed was very comfortable Tv, internet, corner bath, shower, bidet, double sinks,toilet, the food was delicious lots of options different daily menu the staff very friendly and lots of fun loved joining in with the creole dancing, other entertainment very pleasant at meal time inthe dining room, ala carte in the bar at the side of the pool optional, a great time for us thanks.
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