The DoubleTree Allamanda Seychelles Resort and Spa is a beautiful 4-star resort located on the main island of Mahe. Situated in Anse Forbans, this boutique hotel and resort offers direct access to a private beach, wonderful resort amenities, impressive oceanfront views from every room and a tranquil setting against large granite boulders and lush tropical foliage.
The DoubleTree Allamanda Seychelles Resort and Spa is located approximately 20 minutes south of Seychelles International Airport (Aeroport de la Pointe Larue). From the airport, you can take a taxi, shuttle or bus to the southern coast of the island but in my opinion, driving a rental car is the best way to get to the hotel. The drive to Anse Forbans is easy to navigate and scenic as you pass through several beautiful beaches and cute towns along the way. Hotel parking at the DoubleTree Allamanda Seychelles is provided free of charge.
Anse Forbans is located in a quieter part of the island. It’s away from the hustle and bustle of Victoria and Beau Vallon, and in my opinion, offers a more local vibe to the island. If you’re looking for a beachfront hotel with great ocean views, direct access to a private beach and hidden hiking trails away from the other tourists, then the DoubleTree Allamanda Seychelles is meant for you.
With only 30 rooms, the hotel itself is very small and intimate. During my stay, I found the resort grounds to be calm and relaxing and it never felt crowded, even though it was fully booked. And as an added bonus, each and every room offers an amazing oceanfront view. That’s right; every room. No need to bribe the front desk attendant for an upgraded view here. 😉
On this trip, I used 140,000 Honors points for a two-night stay (70,000 Honors points per night, standard award) to celebrate my 40th birthday. I booked a regular King Deluxe room and as a Diamond Member, was later upgraded to a King Grand Deluxe room at check-in. When we arrived, my friend and I were greeted with a warm signature DoubleTree cookie and a glass of juice as the front desk attendant processed our check-in.
DoubleTree Allamanda Seychelles King Grand Deluxe Room
At check-in, we were assigned room 301, an end room located on the top floor. The room was spacious, airy and incredibly bright with lots of natural lighting. The large floor to ceiling windows let in a ton of natural lighting and the blackout curtains were perfect for sleeping in past sunrise. I loved how open this room was and it allowed two adults to walk around freely without being on top of each other.
The room was minimally decorated with subtle pops of color and it wasn’t cluttered with unnecessary furniture. If you’re traveling with kids (or a third wheel), the room can easily accommodate a proper roll-away bed without impeding the living space.
The enclosed bathroom had an open shower and dual sinks with plenty of counter space for two adults to spread out. Crabtree and Evelyn bath and body products were provided for our convenience and personal hygiene products such as shaving kits and deodorant were provided complimentary upon request. I love it when hotels do this as I’m always forgetting stuff at home.
Other room amenities included a Nespresso machine, water kettle, fridge and in-room safe.
The room itself was very nice but in my opinion, the best part of the King Grand Deluxe room was the oversized balcony. It was spacious with a large whirlpool tub, sitting area, and a two-person lounger. We spent a lot of time out here as it was the perfect place to have a cup of coffee in the mornings and chill out with a glass of wine at night. We could have hung out here all day and night if the rest of the resort wasn’t so amazingly pretty. The large opening provided great views of the pool and beach below but the enclosed walls offered defined spaces and privacy from the other hotel guests.
I mean, just look at this view from our room. It’s postcard perfect, right?
DoubleTree Allamanda Seychelles Resort and Spa amenities
Resort amenities included a fitness center, spa, outdoor infinity pool and two restaurants. If you wanted to, you could literally spend your entire vacation here without ever leaving the resort.
The fitness center was small but it had all the basic equipment to maintain any vacation body, including cardio equipment, a workout bench and some free weights.
The eforea spa offered an extensive menu of services from manicures and facials to full-body massages. I got a 30-minute massage during my stay and it was really nice. The technician was great and It was so relaxing to get a massage with a nice cool breeze and the sound of the waves crashing outside.
The Les Palms restaurant offered a locally inspired menu for breakfast and dinner. Hilton Gold and Diamond members receive free breakfast at the Les Palms restaurant. Breakfast options included both hot and cold dishes, an omelet station and a “make your own” juice bar. The food was tasty and it filled us up all the way to dinner time
The DoubleTree Allamanda Seychelles Resort and Spa has direct access to a small private beach with a protected bay and soft white sand. Water sports equipment such as kayaks and snorkeling gear are provided free of charge to all guests. On our first morning, the water was totally calm and we took a couple of kayaks out. It was so cool to be out on the water, watching the sea life below and it was even cooler that we didn’t have to pay for it.
Service-wise, all the employees we encountered were top-notch. They were friendly, attentive and personable. On one morning, I was talking to the front desk attendant regarding us having to leave early the next day to catch a ferry to La Digue. Knowing that we would miss our included hotel breakfast, he offered to have breakfast to go waiting for us before our departure. It was such a nice gesture and the packed breakfast totally filled our hungry bellies and made our morning.
DoubleTree Allamanda Seychelles Resort and Spa bottom line
Overall, it was a quick trip but I really enjoyed our time here at the DoubleTree Allamanda Seychelles Resort and Spa. I loved the location away from all the traffic and craziness of Victoria and Beau Vallon and the surrounding beaches in the area were pristine and beautiful. The room was clean, comfortable and spacious and the oversized balcony provided a private retreat to enjoy the stunning views and listen to the waves. The service was attentive and the hotel amenities were definitely appreciated. I really enjoyed the DoubleTree Allamanda Resort and Spa and I would recommend it to everyone.
Have you stayed at the DoubleTree Allamanda Seychelles Resort and Spa? If so, please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!
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