Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Really enjoyed our stay here on our honeymoon. Staff was very friendly and service oriented. Sports center offered bikes, snorkeling gear, kayaks, Sup-boards and a small gym. Gym could do with upgrade and serves more the indoor aerobic activities (treadmill, bike, rowing) than weight lifter types. Food was very good! At the buffet, the grill spot was always the best. In coco de mer there were quite a few kids and they splashed around the pool. For a more relaxed atmosphere choose the black parrot hotel side and the pool there.
Amazing local flavor sea front hotel within a dense forest of hundreds of fruit and flower trees (Co Co, Mango, etc...) , smartly designed to enjoy see view wherever you are: in restaurants, bars, your room, pool, reception.... Service personnel was outstanding at all times, everywhere, friendly and careful. Special thanks to Harry (Service Manager), Céline and Sanjay in the Mango pool bar and also Joseph (Sport facility coach), nice and friendly people very representative of the local Créole hospitality and warmness. The room was equivalent to a regular junior suite, comfortable and clean with a large sea/trees landscape terrace. The quality and variety of food in both Hibiscus buffet and Mango pool restaurants was much appreciated, nicely presented and suited all tastes. Hotel offers daily trip (Monday to Friday) to the famous Anse Lazio beach from 09:30 to 14:00, free bicycles, Kayaks and various equipments including for Snorkling and mega Chess game (thanks to Joseph for his expert's coaching including in Chess !!!). So, this is to emphasize on how unique and unforgettable were our holidays in Co Co de Mer hotel in particular and in Seychelles Praslin in general that I strongly recommend despite the relatively long flight (4-5 hours).
Positives When mentioned I had a dietary requirement, Chef made two course vegan meal every night Parrot suites very nice Breakfast delivered to room as flight delaye and arrived early hours Free trip to Anse Lazio beach Free guided walk Very quiet When we engaged the staff, they were helpful Negatives Flight delayed - taxi couldn't get through gate, no securiy around Had to walk our bags to reception - no one there, waited another 10 mins (at 2.15am) Checked in next day no apology or mention of our honeymoon No drinking water in the gym Debris falling from ceiling in junior suite Staff only friendly when knew we were leaving (exception to this is Ajay, Devdeep, Geanette and Cindy) Seaweed - wasn't cleared the 5 days we were there althrough we saw two people who I suspect were supposed to be doing it (tempted to do it myself!) Previous seaweed clear ups left in massive bags on beach so very strong smell and ruined the scenery, such a shame it could have been beautiful Overall everything looking a bit tired and could do with a little TLC, with a little effort this place could be amazing
Coco de Mer has a unique offering compared to other hotels - the coco de mer nut. It is a unique theme of the hotel and located in a quiet area of the beautiful Praslin island. Another unique feature of the hotel is the small relaxation structure on the beach which allows guests to feed the fish. This is a great entertainment for adults, especially kids. Service is professional from the staff, though it lacks that "top of the iceberg" service, which is probably expected of a 3-star hotel. But since tourism is the main business, they can improve on it. The rooms are spacious enough, with views and access (from lowest level floors) to the beach. It is in close proximity to the restaurant and swimming pool. It has the basic amenities required. We found our room to be not 100% clean and that is disappointing. The mini-bar restaurant and the swimming pool are probably the highlights of the hotel. The restaurant has a theme everyday but does not provide lunch. This allows guests to tour the island by hiring a car (which is available at the hotel itself), which is a great sightseeing experience. There are no facilities for kids except the swimming pool.
We travelled for the first time with our three month old baby and the staff were so kind and accommodating. The food was delicious, with abundance of choice and everything was freshly prepared. The bar and restaurant staff were amazing with our baby- even going out of their way to sterilise bottles for us. Even a wonderful night security man sterilised a bottle for us when we had not been so well prepared. The rooms were clean and the cleaning team were always friendly and added lovely touches like fresh flowers and towel creations. The shuttle bus which takes you to a beach on the north of the island was a fabulous amenity as was the local walk guided by Joseph from the hotel. Whilst every member of staff were wonderful, we would like to extend a special thank you to Colette, Rosabella, Natacha, Nadia, Cindy and Deep for being so sweet with our baby and still smiling after umpteen sterilised bottles. Well worth a visit!
Arrived here for week 1 of a honeymoon trip and was greeted upon arrival by Phillip. A drink on arrival after the long journey and the nice addition of an upgrade and free cocktail voucher as compliments on the honeymoon. The place itself is paradise. The suite we were in had everything you could need...except an iron if i was to be picky. The grounds are superb and the jetty is a brilliant place to relax. I was surprised at how peaceful and tranquil all areas felt at all times including the pool. The beaches had quite a bit of seaweed on during our visit but that didnt really feel an issue. There was plenty of fish around but i imagine within June you may be better scuba diving in one of the many other beaches the seychelles has to offer. One of those beaches, Anse Lazio, the hotel has a free bus mon-fri at 0930 to take you there. This is a must do and a cheap option for visiting the beach. The grounds around the hotel are beautiful and we undertook the free nature trail with Joseph. He was a very friendly guide and a credit to the hotel. The service at the hotel was always very attentive and focused on making sure dinner services were efficient. Special mention to Ajay who really went the extra mile with providing a personal service and was always very upbeat. I would recommend going half board for your stay here. The food was fantastic everynight. There was alot of options during the buffet evenings. I really did enjoy every meal i ate here. The lunch time menu was good but this was the only time the service could be a little slow. Free tea / coffee and biscuits at 4 were always popular. I would happily return to coco de mer for a relaxing holiday.
Great resort on Praslin with a beautiful pool and lounge area. Friendly staff and great rooms. We stayed during our honeymoon and got a beautiful suite for our 2 night stay. Although some areas look a bit dates (a lot of pool tiles are missing) the hotel offers everything you need. We did not have opportunity to use some of the great offers to explore the area as the free shuttle to Anse Lazio did not run the days we were there and the forest tour also did not take place the one morning we were there but it's great they have these. We checked out really early on our departure day to catch the first ferry back to Mahe and received a breakfast pack which was a bit a disappointment with just 3 plain white slices of bread with some butter and a piece of fruit. While the normal breakfast buffet being really amazing we had hoped for something nicer for the take away breakfast. We really enjoyed our stay, had some great meals at the pool restaurant and enjoyed our evening cocktails watching the sun set from the pier lounge chairs!
From the time we arrived and left, Coco de Mer was the highlight of our trip to Praslin and Mahe. The staff was friendly, the rooms were as clean and beautiful as promised and the resort was so spacious enough to spend an entire day lazing around. The highlight was the proximity to the waters and plenty of outdoor facilities to relax and watch the wave and sun set. Still, the reason I would return here and recommend people to visit this place is the FOOD. OMG, such delicious and flavorful food. My wife was vegetarian , so it limited our options yet so delightful we were when we tasted the treats every day. All meals, and restaurants at the Coco de mer were flawless and not personally complimenting will remain one of my regrets. Hopefully they maintain the same standards and I would once again get a chance to taste the flavorful fare and watch the glorious sun set
A beautiful spot with great staff. We stayed for two weeks in one of the Black Parrot suites and used the facilities at the Coco de Mere for meals etc. The place is immaculate with a fabulous beach. Possibly two weeks may be too long for some people as the island is small with limited items of interest. However we enjoyed it enormously. As you turn every corner another picture perfect beach appears. Special mention for Fiona and Katherine at the Black Parrot pool. Also for Sanjay,Ajay,Dedaeep,Rosabella,Harry and many others in the restaurant. Lovely people who work hard.
All praises for the location. Nothing can beat the view from the deck of the suites. Had read a lot about uncle harry and his team but they fell short on service. Very limited menu for vegetarian guests and non accommodating if you request for anything put of menu. With the increase in guests from India. They should look at having at least one hot dish for vegetarians in the breakfast menu. Even then the location and the view actually covers up the shortcomings
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites places you within a 5-minute drive of Grand Anse Beach and within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. This 52-room, 4-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. It's on the beach and also near Cote D'Or Beach and Anse Volbert Beach.
Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: Hibiscus Restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Mango Terrace Bar / Grill offers relaxing ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.
The 52 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. 41-cm LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Sofa beds, refrigerators, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.
Guests of Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee/tea in a common area.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 766 reviews