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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bel Ombre, Mahe Island

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Cortona in Tuscany, Italy
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“Great find - amazing views and sounds of the ocean!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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This was our fav accommodation on Mahe, after trying one of the larger resorts with all the amenities. This felt much more like home, but a home with a fantastic balcony with views and sounds of the sea. Danielle and her husband were very helpful and keep a very clean and efficient apartment! We were very thankful for the breakfast items as well as air conditioning in the rooms. There is a small market just a 5 minute walk away, Fisherman's Cove is also 5 minutes away where we went for lunch one day and drinks and used the free Internet. There is Internet available at the apartment but you have to pay. Beau Vallon Beach was only a 7 minute walk away and is quite beautiful with very fine white sand. This part of Mahe has a wonderful feel and the locals are very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this place!

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Liked best: The beautiful view and large balcony!
Liked least: Nothing, it was great!
Travelling group: Friends
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Headingley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Liked best: The warm welcome and feeling at home immediately
Liked least: All was fine.
Travelling group: Young Children
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MRosa22
Kampala, Uganda
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“Fantastic seaside apartment, ideal for those wanting a self-catering place. Really can't be beat.”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

My friend and I stayed at The Drake for six days this April and we had a marvelous time. The Panagary family were wonderful hosts. The apartment is perfect for two couples, a family, or a group of friends. There are two bedrooms available but we only used one. The rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable, and have all the amenities you might need. The bedroom has an air-conditioning unit which was great since it does get hot there. The living room is very comfortable and there is even a TV and DVD player. The kitchen has a gas stove, oven, fridge, and microwave. They have all the appliances and kitchenware you might need. Everything in the apartment seems very new and modern. The balcony and ocean view cannot be beat! The balcony is spacious, complete with a table chairs and lounging chairs, and great for enjoying the beautiful sunsets. The day we arrived the fridge was stocked with fixings for the next mornings breakfast plus some other essentials (eggs, loaf of bread, milk, juice, bacon, jam, and coffee). This was a lovely surprise and it was nice not to have to go to the grocery store immediately. The apartment is close to the large Beau Vallon beach (about a 8-10min walk) but also has a small beach that is right there. We spent our long beach days at Beau Vallon and other beaches but enjoyed being able to pop down to the small beach for an evening or early morning swim. Danielle and Spencer Panagary were very gracious hosts. They live below the apartment and were always around to answer our questions and help us arrange tours, taxis, etc. There is a small grocery store just a few minutes down the road but I recommend buying your groceries in Beau Vallon or even Victoria since there are larger and more well stocked store in those areas. You cannot find a better deal than this apartment in Seychelles! Highly recommended

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Liked best: Seaside location
Travelling group: Friends
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MRosa22
Kampala, Uganda
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“Fantastic seaside apartment, ideal for those wanting a self-catering place. Really can't be beat.”
Reviewed 25 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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person found this review helpful

My friend and I stayed at The Drake for six days this April and we had a marvelous time. The Panagary family were wonderful hosts. The apartment is perfect for two couples, a family, or a group of friends. There are two bedrooms available but we only used one. The rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable, and have all the amenities you might need. The bedroom has an air-conditioning unit which was great since it does get hot there. The living room is very comfortable and there is even a TV and DVD player. The kitchen has a gas stove, oven, fridge, and microwave. They have all the appliances and kitchenware you might need. Everything in the apartment seems very new and modern. The balcony and ocean view cannot be beat! The balcony is spacious, complete with a table chairs and lounging chairs, and great for enjoying the beautiful sunsets.

The apartment is close to the large Beau Vallon beach (about a 8-10min walk) but also has a small beach that is right there. We spent our long beach days at Beau Vallon and other beaches but enjoyed being able to pop down to the small beach for an evening or early morning swim.

Danielle and Spencer Panagary were very gracious hosts. They live below the apartment and were always around to answer our questions and help us arrange tours, taxis, etc.

There is a small grocery store just a few minutes down the road but I recommend buying your groceries in Beau Vallon or even Victoria since there are larger and more well stocked store in those areas.

You cannot find a better deal than this apartment in Seychelles! Highly recommended.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Steve H
Denver, Colorado
1 review
“A Place to Call Home!”
Reviewed 22 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Cannot put into words what a pleasure it was to stay at The Drake Seaside Apartments with Spencer, Danielle, and family.

The apartment was brand new, fully equipped, and immaculately clean. The apartment was furnished with all amenities and more. The view from the Balcony was spectacular. We spent many nights sitting in the beach chairs listening to the sounds of the sea. Beautiful, relaxing, and very peaceful!

When we arrived our fridge was stocked with essentials. This was a pleasant surprise after travel.

Beau Vallon Beach was a short, convenient 15 minute walk. However, the snorkeling right out from their house was great. We snorkeled at multiple different beaches throughout Mahe but snorkeling right out from their house was the best.

On a day trip we went to Victoria's market and bought local fish. Spencer was so helpful cleaning, de-scaling, and preparing the fish. It was a fun and delicious way to enjoy the local food.

We enjoyed a home cooked Creole meal with Spencer, Danielle, and family. It was the most enjoyable evening on the island. It truly felt as if we were sitting around with our own friends and family.

We would highly recommend staying at The Drake. It is a convenient location, a beautiful home, but the best part would be wonderful family you are able to meet!

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