Raffles Praslin

Raffles is a small collection of 8 world class hotels. The latest is the 86 villa Raffles Praslin in The Seychelles which also has the highest rates of all the Raffles hotels.

I took a flight from Mahé and arrived in the small local Praslin Airport where the hotel picked me up. The welcome was warm and I was offered a drink before being escorted to the room. I stayed in a Ocean-View-Villa and as the name indicates it had a very beautiful ocean view. Other highlights included a private swimming pool on the terrace. The design was very contemporary and with attention to details. A handwritten welcome card and champagne as welcome amenities and with handwritten welcome from the housekeepers as well. An outdoor shower was a nice detail as well as the comfortable bed which gave me a good night’s sleep.

The food was a very good experience. Breakfast and dinner was up to a high standard. Don’t expect Michelin level, but good ingredients and an impressive breakfast buffet. The service was very good as well, but as it’s new I’m sure it will improve over time as well. Overall a really great experience, but also very costly. I prefer it to Lemuria, but it all depends on your own taste.

My opinion: Great+ experience.