Ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
by A verified traveler
Great viewsPosted Oct 16, 2016 on Hotels
If you want to be in the middle of all the action, this is the wrong hotel. However, if you want to get away from it all, and completely relax, Cerf island is a great place for that. It is also a great base from which to explore the marine park and the other islands in it. The hotel has free kayaks which are worth taking advantage of. They also offer free snorkel gear. The snorkeling isn't great in most places around the island, but there are a few gems that the hotel can point out which have an amazing quantity and variety of fish. The rooms are just ok and the bathrooms could really use an upgrade (or at least some maintenance and a lot more light), but you don't come to this hotel to sit in your room. The balconies and patios, with views of Mahe, are a great place to unwind. The food at the restaurant is just ok. Nothing special, but filling. There are no stores on the island and the hotel only provides bottled water on the first day, so be sure to stock up before coming to the island. The boat transfer from Eden Island was decently convenient, except that there is no late boats so you can't have dinner on Mahe.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Qatar
Relaxing hotel - boat transfers not that convenienPosted Oct 2, 2015
Pros: Staff, foliage
Cons: Swimming pool, breakfast bread options
Location: Not much, beach walking when tide not high, walk over the island, kayak around the island, which I recommend
excellent relaxation place. Beach is only there when tide is not high, sea in front of the hotel is not that nice for swimming. Sea conditions and colour is best on back side of the island, but the kayaks are free to rent and go there. Excellent walk up and over the island, but you can't walk around the island as not all sand. Pool is a little tired and not clear, but hotel rooms are good. Uses solar power which is great. Food is ok. Breakfast could do with more bread options, as only sliced bread available, but eggs cooked how you want was a nice inclusion . Evening meal is usually at the hotel, as boat transfers push you into it. Food at the restaurant was good, but we ordered the same dish on two separate occasions and they were completely different dishes! Worst is free boat transfers are only two in the morning off island and two in the afternoon back.....no option to pop to the main island for an hour or so for free. If you want that you pay extra!! Staff at the hotel are excellent and helped with taxi and car rental bookings....also facilitated late checkout well. Excellent foliage at and around the hotel. Some snorkeling on the side of the island, but a little walk from the hotel. Would recommend people stay here as long as they are not expecting a great beach all the time or wonderful sea colours. Staff really make the place. Very relaxed feel. Great place to watch the rain on the main island whilst sitting in the sun on Cerf island.
by p & m s a from south africa
great semi-private island near enough activitiesPosted Aug 6, 2013 on Hotels
well received. staff extremely friendly & helpful.we stayed 1/2 board which was very good and worth it as not much is nearby and you need to ferry to mainland.rooms very neat and comfy. get upstairs if you can. we had noisy couple above us plodding around all strange hours. lovely view over clean pool to mainland from room.good snorkeling nearby and we went with Max next door to do the Marine Park. he is a warden and gives you good local info.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Immenstadt
Amazing locationPosted Aug 25, 2017
We loved our stay at L'Habitation mainly due to its prime location in the St. Anne Marine Park. The free kayak rental was a great feature, which we have used every day to explore the surrounding islands. Food was mainly average, but great service! We received a free late check-out until 5:30 pm.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 10, 2016
Perfekt ! Sehr angenehme Lage, gutes Essen und nettes Personal !
by A verified traveler from Haarlem
Cerf island is a magical placePosted Aug 21, 2016
The island is a jewel and the hotel offers perfect accommodation. The owners and stuff are very helpful and pleasant people. If you are looking for a place to chill out and relax it's a perfect place to be.
by A verified traveler
Posted Nov 8, 2015 on Hotels
by Charlotte from Stockholm
Toppenhotel!Posted Nov 7, 2015 on Hotels
Underbart litet hotell med otroligt trevlig personal. Fantastisk snorkling, häftig regnskog - helt enkelt toppen!