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Paradise Sun
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

We received excellent service from all the staff - friendly and efficient. Great food - good quality and wide selection from the buffet for breakfast and dinner. Very good waiters. I never wore shoes as even the restaurant has a sand floor and it is right on the beach. Great beach - long stretch of soft white sand, clean beaches and if it is not clean, having seaweed on it, they rake it away all the time and remove it., warm clear waters. Showers, spaced out evenly, right there by the beach to rinse you off as you come out the sea, if you wish. Plenty comfortable loungers lined down along the beach. A clean beach towel every day or just ask if you need another one. Lovely gardens and pool. Pity about the smokers around the pool area and relaxation lounge. You can lie under trees on the beach. Ghee wizz, lovely. Great location - very private on the beach as it lies in a cove. Spacious clean rooms. We had room 41. It was an upstairs unit and very peaceful. All the good reviews are true. Great free entertainment during the day, kayaks, balls, volleyball etc. Free sunset cruise once a week that you can not miss. I only had my costume on and took a towel. You can jump in the deep ocean once the boat anchors for a while. Fantastic band on some evenings - not invasive by being too loud. Lots of bord games to use. Extra excursions and other islands are a stone throw away. Snorkeling and diving company situated right next to the hotel. I think it was called White Tip Divers or something like that. We had Excotic Vacations as our tour operator in South Africa and Select-Seychlles took over from them in Seychelles. They were fantastic and gave us magnificent service. Try to deal with these companies if you can. We tried to extend our 7 day stay while we were there but unfortunatley it was fully booked (September) Take things in your stride, this is an island. What more can I say. What more do you need.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank KarinvanderMescht214
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Clive F, Guest Relations Manager at Paradise Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2012

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to post your comments.

It was a pleasure to welcome you at Paradise Sun Hotel. We are pleased to hear that you
enjoyed your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back at Paradise Sun Hotel.

Best regards,

Clive Figaro on behalf of Philippe Bethune (General Manager)

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Reviewed 12 September 2012

We are in love with this special spot in the world! Long, white beach, palm trees, turquoise ocean - the setting IS Paradise! We love the restaurant on the beach with sand beneath your feet. We love lying on beach beds under trees with the splendour of sea, sand and sky before you. We love the rooms that make you feel like you are living in a private, well managed, residential complex at the coast. And we love the people who give the hotel it's unique personal character AND make it work!

We have known the Paradise Sun over many years and in particular the last few where the management style is creating an interconnected team of friendly, focused individuals who have the customer at heart!

It really does feel like good, old fashioned service although it's crazy to use that phrase in a modern service driven society. However, sincere service is rare. Many tend to think that 'service' is an exercise you 'do' to get something rather than a value or belief you have about caring for people and going out of your way to assist where possible. Here service is becoming a part of the package .... not just the 'brochure'/marketing version .... But the genuine thing!

There's lots to do on Pralin Island, but for us, it's a quiet sojourn for escape and total restoration. At the Paradise Sun you can be yourself, in relative obscurity,in a sophisticated community of international guests who travel far for a remote exclusive vacation in the Seychelles.

The hotel is not pretending to be a 5 star hi-glamour, hi-prestige property (and there is no room service). But it is high quality, it is excellent value and it is exclusive! In all our travels around the world, there is nothing like it! People make all the difference and that is priceless!

Thank you to all who made our recent special birthday celebration such a moving and wonderfully happy experience. May you all go from strength to strength and keep aiming high.

The only other thing that would be nice is a small basic gym.

Room Tip: We love 79 cause we spend a lot of time on the balcony looking over the beach and sea setting. But the rooms further back in the garden settings are also lovely and all face the sea anyway.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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5  Thank TracyKirchhoffer
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Clive F, Guest Relations Manager at Paradise Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2012

Dear Tracy Kirchhoffer,

On behalf of the Paradise Sun Hotel team, I’d like to thank you for your time to write the positive review. Our team continuously strives towards service excellence, which you have experienced during your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back at Paradise Sun Hotel in the future.

Regards,

Clive Figaro on behalf of Philippe Bethune (General Manager)

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Reviewed 6 September 2012

i booked this hotel for my honeymoon; it was one of the best experience we ever had. the staff is so friendly and helpful and always smiling. the food is outstanding. we have enjoyed the theme nights on daily basis. the housekeeping service was great and on time. The spa was another great experience..... it is just perfect. thank you and keep it up

Room Tip: The deluxe room is great and it is worth to pay the supplement
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank christianelkhoury
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Clive F, Guest Relations Manager at Paradise Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2012

Dear Christian Elkhoury,

Thank you for your comments and interest in Paradise Sun Hotel.

We are pleased that you had a memorable stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back at Paradise Sun Hotel.

Best regards,

Clive Figaro on behalf of Philippe Bethune (General Manager)

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Reviewed 5 September 2012

My spouse and I spent 3 nights at this wonderful getaway. Wonderful staff, good buffet spread if you opt for the half-board (and recommend you do as the last thing one wants to do on a relaxing getaway is scavenge for food / shops open after dusk) and great location. Also, barely 50m away from the dining hall are the WhiteTip Divers (PADI certified); it was a great convenience to us as we enjoy diving. The spa was peaceful with a wonderful outdoor rainshower. Lots of geckos, not for the faint-hearted.

The GM and Manager of the hotel were warm and welcoming; and the Manager was seen interacting and ensuring that his guests were happy and well cared for.

Overall a clean and well-kept property overlooking a beautiful beach setting that we would definitely return to on our next visit there.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Clive F, Guest Relations Manager at Paradise Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2012

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to post your comments.

It was a pleasure to welcome you at Paradise Sun Hotel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back at Paradise Sun Hotel.

Best regards,

Clive Figaro on behalf of Philippe Bethune (General Manager)

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Reviewed 24 August 2012

We always wanted to go to Seychelles for our honeymoon and decided upon the Paradise Sun due to great reviews, pictures and recommendations.

Upon arriving we were warmly greeted by the staff, and showed our awesome log cabins which were a stones throw away from the beach. The beach was well maintained (issue with seaweed not a major factor though) and you can walk for miles along the soft sand to find a quiet lonely spot if you want to be away from other people.

Food was buffet style and there were a vast amount to choose from and they were all beautfully presented and cooked. They also remembered my wifes birthday, and set a special table outside by the sea for our evening meal and made a special cake - just for us!

The cabins were well maintained, air conditioned and the bathroom was very clean.

Wish we stayed for another week, but we had to catch an internal flight to Mahe for the second week of our honeymoon...

Defintately brings back warm memories!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Jimbo_4_79
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Clive F, Guest Relations Manager at Paradise Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2012

Dear Sir/ Madam,

On behalf of the Paradise Sun Hotel team, I’d like to thank you for your time to write the positive review.
Our team continuously strives towards service excellence, which you have experienced during your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back at Paradise Sun Hotel in the future.

Regards,

Clive Figaro on behalf of Philippe Bethune (General Manager)

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