Published on : Friday, August 18, 2017
With German visitors topping its list of clients, the Islander Hotel in Praslin, is another tourism establishment in Seychelles that has been rated highly by HolidayCheck — the largest German-speaking portal that allows German tourists to review their travel and holidays experiences. The portal rates establishment score based on excellent reviews from visitors. The Islander Hotel was awarded a grade of 5.8/6 for 2017. The hotel also received high rating by the same travel portal in the past. Located at Anse Kerlan, the Islander Hotel is a small family-run establishment located a few steps away from the beach.
The hotel for some years also received the TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. It offers 12 rooms, all of which bungalow-style except for one villa. The owner, Mrs. Miette Godley said they have been receiving German visitors since the hotel opened its doors in 1991. Germany is currently the number one source of visitors to Seychelles.
Mrs. Godley said, “We were among the first tourism establishment within the Anse Kerlan region on Praslin to open its doors to tourists, even when all reservations was done by fax or telephone. Today we can acknowledge major improvement when it comes to increasing visitors from the German market, especially now with the internet which makes things a lot easier and faster. We have been welcoming German guests since we open our doors to the tourism trade. Although at a one point the Italians were overtaking them, after a few years we saw Germany went back to being our number one source of guests.”
The hotel has its own kitchen and a restaurant on site providing mainly seafood and Creole cuisines. The owners’ residence, which is close to the hotel, allows them to offer a more personal service to their guests.