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Carana Beach Hotel

Carana Beach Hotel

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
510 Reviews
Guide Price £2,739 per person
Based on 14 August 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with British Airways, staying for 7 nights half board in a Ocean View Chalet (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A boutique hotel with the Seychelles spirit

A perfectly located family owned, small boutique hotel situated on the north east coast of Mahe, rests Carana Beach Hotel. The hotel only has 40 chalets all light, bright and airy, when you open the terrace doors and spill out to views of the turquoise ocean and surrounding jungle. For more privacy we'd recommend upgrading to the Ocean View Chalets with their own private plunge pool. Carana Beach Hotel's main pool is the perfect spot to rest up on a cabana and enjoy the food and drink service, enjoy casual dining at the main bar and in the evening the main restaurant is the idyllic spot to enjoy the warm sea breeze whilst sampling the menu inspired and sourced from the family owners farm. The small spa is a haven of relaxation and wellness contributing to your true Seychellois experience. 

Top Tips from our Experts

Taylor

Destination Manager

"Not only is Carana located on such a picturesque beach, its only a 15 minute drive away from the Seychelles captial - Victoria. Carana is the perfect base for not only relaxation, but for island exploration too."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Beach
  • 40 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 30 minutes by car from Seychelles International Airport

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Hidden gem

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
Location Highlights

Carana Beach Hotel

  • Beach
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 30 minutes by car from Seychelles International Airport
510 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 302
  • Very Good 141
  • Average 40
  • Poor 16
  • Terrible 11

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jun 07, 2019

Worst hotel in Seychelles

New York City, New York

We stayed at Carana Beach Hotel for our honeymoon in July 2018 and were EXTREMELY disappointed by the experience. We booked well in advance and were offered a villa with a pool with direct sunlight in a private location. When we arrived we were placed in a room that had shade over the pool making it extremely cold and next to balconies that were 1 meter away. When we complained to management they offered to downgrade us to a regular room and offered a refund for the difference in rates, since we couldn't use the pool. At this point we were moved to the room furthest away from the beach with a terrible view, which we ultimately accepted so we could get the refund. However, when we requested the refund after our stay, the hotel LIED saying that they never offered us a refund. As if someone in their right mind would downgrade from a villa with a pool to a smaller room furthest away from the beach and without a pool, as still agree to pay the original price. As if this were not enough, we had a numerous other issues including: - We found hair in a plate of food (this plate was never even refunded). - We specifically requested a vegetarian lunch box for a day tour and received a lunch box with meat, so my wife couldn't eat for the entire day. - We had two instances where waiters in the restaurant were very rude to us, including one night when a waiter refused to sit my wife when there were available tables (but did sit me when I arrived 5 minutes later). - The A/C broke down and maintenance didn’t fix it until the next day so we couldn’t sleep for an entire night due to the heat. - The WiFi in the room didn’t work for two days. As compensation for the secondary issues above we got a $12 bottle of sparkling wine (which we did not consume) and a 2x30 massage that should not be valued at more than $50. Pretty meaningless for a +$3,000 stay. Of course, we never received the refund for the difference in room rates after we were downgraded – this difference amounted to $600 ($200 for 3 nights). Finally, as proof that we were downgraded and refused a refund, I’m including a picture of an email from Cyrille Carana, the hotel general manager, acknowledging that we downgraded rooms and lying that the hotel never offered the refund. I still can’t believe the hotel claims that we downgraded rooms knowing we would still pay for the premium room. Who in their right mind would agree to that! Avoid this hotel at all costs!
May 24, 2019

Loved this place

Ipswich, United Kingdom

From start to finish, this is the place of dreams. With a pool write by a secluded, almost always virtually empty, beach and plenty of sun lounges for everyone it truly is heaven. The apartment was very contemporary, clean and spacious. Great sized bathroom too. Restaurant food was excellent too. Best thing of all was the staff - they were exceptional, particularly those in the restaurant. Would thoroughly recommend.
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Carana Beach Hotel

Facilities

Spa Treatment Room

Spa

This small but perfectly formed spa consists of two treatment rooms with a full menu of relaxing, energising and Creole treatments.

Carana Beach Hotel

Room Types

Oceanview Chalet

Traditional Seychellois chalets with modern light interiors all with Indian Ocean views from the decked furnished terrace. The open plan feel and high ceilings increase the feeling of light and space and all rooms are equipped with air conditioning, in room safe, mini bar, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities, WIFI and a hairdryer.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Oceanview Pool Chalet

Similar in size and design to an Oceanview Chalet, the decking area is extending and home to a private plunge pool and inside a Nespresso machine is available.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Carana Beach Hotel

Food & Drink

Beach Bar

Restaurant

The main restaurant is located on the first floor above the main bar. A perfect spot to enjoy the sea breeze. International cuisine is served along as well as plenty of Creole inspired dishes.

Beach Bar

Bar

The main bar is located next to the pool and overlooking the beach. Snacks, and light lunch options are also served.

Board Basis Options

Half Board

International buffet breakfast is served daily in the main restaurant. Dinner is served in the main restaurant with select options from the menu.

Carana Beach Hotel

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% on your accommodation

Save up to 10% on your accommodation when you stay longer.

  • Minimum 6 nights stay required
  • Not combinable with any other offer
  • Black out dates may apply

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