We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“True paradise on the beach, couldn't of asked for...”
other travellers have booked this property

Review of A beach front gem

Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Very good
11 reviews
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Beau Vallon, Mahe Island

Reviews from our community

Very good - based on 11 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
Francesco...
1 review
“True paradise on the beach, couldn't of asked for more.”
Reviewed January 26, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

The location of Villa Mimi is perfect and was exactly what we were looking for, you simple walk through the beautifully kept private garden straight on to dreamy Beau Vallon Beach. The Villa itself has all the modern mod cons you could need and most importantly it was very clean a modern in style. There is a lovely plunge pool that the kids loved to play in. The Villa has a great garden with a large dinning space that we would have our dinners outside while listening to the sea. All the bedrooms have air con and the beds are comfortable and clean. The beach facing bedrooms have large glass doors that lead out on the balcony, we would spend hours sunbathing and watching the sun set go down over Beau Vallon Beach. The Villa has a home cinema set up that was awesome for our movie night!! All the staff were very friendly and super helpful especially James and Erlane : ) We are defiantly coming back next year, it was one of our best holidays yet.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
29 Jan 2018
Thank you so much for your great review, it is most helpful to us.
Best regards
Sarah
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 24, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
26 Jan 2018
Thank you for your feedback, it is very useful to us and we much appreciate your lovely comments.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Beau Vallon, Seychelles
Reviewed September 7, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
8 Sep 2017
Thank you for your kind response. We are so glad that you make the return visit each year. It's always lovely to see you and hope you had a great time.
Kind regards
Sarah
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
OzzyTA
Southeast Romania, Romania
2 reviews
“Depreciated Very Quickly, Security Concerns”
Reviewed June 18, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

This was my second time in Seychelles. Our vacation in general went well. However there are a few things that people should know. I will give a very objective assesment of the premises.

First of all Beau Vallon is a popular public beach. Therefore if you are looking for a private experience, this is not the right place to be. But this time we intentionally chose a lively environment, which is also very close to Victoria, because we wanted to do a LOT of fish barbeque (which we actually did thanks to James). So the other comment regarding the noise is just a matter of preference.

This is not the reason I am giving 2 stars however.

First things first the villa is located perfectly in Beau Vallon. Housekeeping was good, but not super. James, the local gardener/cook/handyman, helped us cook huge local daily cought fish every day on char coal grill.

Bad part of the story is that the villa, which is built only 3 years ago, is not in a good condition. Previous tenants used it very badly. Walls are dirty, furnitures are dirty, door handles are falling off, kitchen equipments are broken. The other villas in the same compound are in much better conditions.

The next big minus is the internet. It is based on a prepaid card system. Basically it is a limited wi-fi which keeps expiring and requires you to go buy more prepaid cards all the time. We spent a ton of money to keep 8 people online sharing their experiences on social media. Owners could simply have an unlimited subscription included for this price instead of this strange scheme.

Now the most important issue was security. At the beginning of the vacation we noticed some flip flops, shoes gone missing which we left outside. We didn't mind that much and started keeping things inside at night. However on the last day we were burglarized. Somebody actually climbed up the balcony and got into the rooms while we were sleeping and stole items from out bags.

The total damage was not huge, but you can image it was very dissappointing. If it had happened at the begining it woud have ruined our vacation pretty badly.

At this point I cannot recommend this location until all these issues are resolved. The location is great. Villa has great potential. Even with some broken stuff it would have been ok. But now with the security issue, I would give it a big caution.

And some additional information regarding Beau Vallon (not related to the premises). Water/Sand Fleas (or whatever species) are abundant and we were bitten a lot (they are certainly not mosquitos, although there are a lot of those too). If you are planning to travel here make sure you have a lot of repellant cream/spray. Also small jelly fish in the water causing serious irritation. I don't know the situation on the other parts of the island. With the global warming and all that, it seems jelly fish would be a serious problem all over the world.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
4 Sep 2017
Dear Guest
We were very heavy hearted to hear about your unfortunate experience, and are ever so sorry. We have addressed this issue by employing security from early evening through the night. Our staff, James and Verlaine are on site daily and James is also resident on site. With these adjustments, this will remain a one off unpleasant experience. Your feedback has been valuable to us and we have now completely redecorated Villa Mimi inside and out. The dining chairs that were upholstered and proved impractical have been replaced with wooden ones. We have also changed the beautiful door handles that were constantly needing adjustments to super functional ones. Thank you again for your feedback.
Kind regards
Sarah
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Pathfinde...
San Francisco, California
1 review
“Nice house, terrible location”
Reviewed April 21, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We typically don't write reviews, as the good advice on trip advisor has been accurate and thorough. However, we feel a responsibility to inform other travelers of the noise and gas odor pollution we experienced at Villa Mimi. The house itself is lovely with wonderful staff, however the location is extremely loud and disappointing. The beach is crowded and there are several parasailing outfits on the beach running all day with loud motorboats and many jet skies. The beach smells of gas fumes and the outfits play unbearably loud music for much of the day. Also, there is a public access lot right next to the house where people literally party all night long. We tried to work something out with the villa management, but they claim there is nothing they can do, except call the police at 4am which we felt uncomfortable doing because of the lack of security presence on site. Ultimately, we regret coming here and wish we had stayed on Praslin, which is lovely, tranquil and the ideal Seychelles experience.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
4 Sep 2017
Dear Guest
Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you found the location of our villa disappointing. If you want a super quiet holiday, then it is true that the outer islands provide this. Beauvallon beach is a dream swimming beach. Safe all year round and it is popular with the locals over the weekend and on national holidays. In our experience, on Sundays locals come to picnic and sometimes play music, however, this is over by early evening and Monday to Friday remain much quieter. For many, our villa is ideally located being steps away from the beach. It is the longest beach on Mahe and certainly possible to find a quiet shady spot. The beauty of being able to walk along the stretch of beach to local restaurants and shops. We are ever so sorry about the experience you had of noisy locals partying late on the beach. This is out of the ordinary. We now have excellent security who attend the house from early evening, through the night and I am assured the disruption that you experienced will not happen again.
I have never smelt gas on the beach. This is odd. The water sports are fabulous fun for many. We find Beauvallon restorative and fun... it does have it's more lively moments but during the week is really very relaxed.
Sarah
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MadMac196...
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Nice big house”
Reviewed December 26, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The house is very spacious and well decorated. We were just a family of four but the house can accommodate up to 8. It is right on the beach and near hotels and restaurants and grocery stores (everything within 10-15 minutes walk). Overall, it is a very nice place to stay.
However, I guess we were unlucky, because the person who usually look after the villa had to leave the island on the day of our arrival. We could not contact anyone and when we arrived, there wasn't anyone there. We had to wonder around for awhile before meeting the person who had the keys. Also, we had requested some very basic groceries to be there upon our arrival, but as the usual caretaker was not there this was not the case.
The house is well equipped, but not everything worked when we were there. For example, the home cinema was out of order and we had a hard time using the music system (once again, because the usual caretaker wasn't there).
The other little issue is that there is a Wifi, but you have to pay for it separately (you have to go to the store and buy the cards with codes). For the price, this could be included. It costs only a few Euros, so the price is not the issue, but it would be so much more practical if you didn't have to spend precious holiday time to go buy wifi cards.
Overall, I think this is a very good place if the usual caretaker is there. We just got a bit unlucky. I'd still recommend the villa for comfort and location.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
4 Sep 2017
Dear Guest
We are ever so sorry that Verlaine, pour lovely housekeeper had a medical emergency and had to fly to India, resulting in a wobbly start for you. The home Cinema and music system has now been fixed. It is hard to get parts on the island at times. We are delighted that we have recently been able to get unlimited internet access installed. Surprisingly, but happily, this has only recently become available for Holiday Villas through the main server Cable and Wireless. Another company did offer it but it was so painfully slow that the card system seemed the better of the two evils.
Thank you again for your feedback
Sarah
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hugo V
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“We missed the house already at the airport”
Reviewed April 24, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We had a very very nice stay at the house, it is truly beautiful, spacious and we enjoyed it to the max. We were traveling with 6 adults and a baby and it fitted perfectly

The house is located directly at the sea, it is a very impressive location. Because of this we could enjoy the sea and swimmingpool a lot. The house is very well maintained, there are people on a daily base to keep everything shining!

Unfortunately we had some bad weather and this pointed out the only disadvantage of the house, that was for us the WiFi. This works with prepaid cards and this was quite a hassle, it is difficult and unhandy. To our opinion there should be a conventional wireless network at the house.

Some extra glasses and plates would be handy as well when traveling with a big group (there were for instance only 5 glasses).

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Spacious and comfort
Liked least: Difficult access to Wifi
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing