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“Best stay in Beau Vallon”
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Beau Vallon, Mahe Island

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Vlokkie
Somerset West
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Best stay in Beau Vallon”
Reviewed July 9, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

After extensive search for self catering accomodation in Beau Vallon SunGlow is the best. The hosts Germain and Chainat is helpful and friendly and they even spoil you with a fantastic fish braai. The house is fitted with everything that is needed and a very welcome starter pack is included. It is a short walk to the beach a bit steep on the way back but one need some exercise as well.The stay was a real treat and is the best available. Please don't forget Germain boat facility for his guests at affordable rates.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Jul 2014
Thank you for your kind comments - it was a real pleasure hosting your lovely family at Sunglow - As for the "braai" it wouldn't have been as fantastic and delicious if is wasn't for the fresh fish that you and your lovely daughter caught.
All the best
Cecile, Chainat, and the Skipper
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mkrobben
Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Best in Beau Vallon!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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There isn't a word or even a sentence that accurately describe the loveliness of Sunglow Villa. My cousin and i were lucky enough to earn long vacations from work and so we set our sights on the Seychelles; she spent 4 weeks with Gerry and Chainat and I spent nearly 3. Staying with Gerry and Chainat was like staying with a very cool aunt and uncle. They treated us like family, not clients or tenants.

The Camilles get the "little things" about a holiday RIGHT. Gerry graciously arranges an airport transfer upon arrival and departure, which is a huge relief when fighting jet lag or dreading the end of vacation. The house is equipped with multiple convertible outlets which allow for phone, iPad, and camera charging simultaneously. We felt like Chainat was always bringing us treats from her kitchen or garden which were always delicious. She is a WONDERFUL cook! The kitchen is outfitted with every kitchen tool known to man, so preparing a meal is was never an issue (even if we only ever used the skillet and one saucepan). The villa also has AC, but I don't think we ever turned them on thanks to the hillside island breezes which kept the house very comfortable.

The villa is quite large and my cousin and I enjoyed our huge bedrooms and large private bathrooms. Surprisingly, we were treated to housekeeping nearly everyday which included laundry service; because the villa is self catering I did not expect "The Amazing Cecile" to manage my sweaty, sandy laundry or provide sheet and towel changes frequently. Personally, I loved the island themed decor and the terrace is a wonderful place to read or eat dinner. Sunglow is a short walk to Beau Vallon beach, which in my opinion is the best beach on the island for swimming and sunbathing. As other reviewers have mentioned there is a little bit of a hill to negotiate, but after a day of sun and Seybrew the walk is good for you!

Beyond the accommodations, Gerry is always ready with a recommendation or assistance arranging tours and car rentals. While away from the villa, I experienced a small travel snafu and "Uncle Gerry" was immediately ready to help me work out the situation. The Camilles didn't rent us a villa, they made our vacation an experience!

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Liked best: The hosts and the housekeeping!
Liked least: Location, but that's more because of the location of Beau Vallon as opposed to Sunglow
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
3 Jul 2014
Hi,
Thanks for the positive feedback - it was really a great pleasure to host you, especially after having to travel for about 2 days to get here to the Sunglow Villa which is half way around the world from your hometown.
Kindly let your family and friends about us here in the middle of the Indian Ocean
Was just great to have you with us.

The Sunglow team
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Leipzig
Reviewed March 12, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Management Response
12 Mar 2014
Hi Uli,

From all the Sunglow Team -a very special thanks for choosing to stay with with us.
We welcome the positive review and hope to see you or friends some day at the Sunglow Villa.

Best Regards

Sunglow Team
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Canada
Reviewed February 23, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Durham England
Reviewed January 23, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

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Stockholm
Reviewed November 10, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Paulmsh
West Sussex
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“This is a great choice for a holiday.”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Gerry and his wife Chainat made us so welcome and I can only repeat previous reviewer’s comments - you really feel like you’re staying with friends. We enjoyed barbecues, a boat trip and even a children’s birthday party with them. The villa is clean, spacious and airy with a great view from the first floor balcony. It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the beach, but slightly longer to climb up the steep but thankfully short hill on the way back.
Security is excellent as the owner’s house is next to the villa, within the same gated area.
Having stayed at hotels for our two previous visits to the Seychelles, we wanted a bit more independence and knew that Beau Vallon was the ideal base. It has the best beach for swimming and if you want good snorkelling, then Sunset Beach is only a short bus ride along the coast. The buses are also a quick and easy way to get to Victoria, so we only needed to hire a car for a couple of days to explore the rest of Mahe.
Seychelles restaurants can be expensive, so we often ate from the street stalls at Beau Vallon and enjoyed excellent local dishes while sat on the beach. The Boat House buffet was the best local eatery we found and we also had an excellent meal at the Spice Garden restaurant.

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Liked best: The owners friendly welcome and very helpful attitude
Liked least: Walking up the short but steep hill
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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