Welcome to the “Smallest” Hilton property in the world with 56 rooms. The Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa is not very big however it was perfect for a romantic getaway. The Hilton Seychelles Northolme is well located on a hillside (west cost of Mahé) and in 30 mins walking distance to the beautiful Beau Vallon Beach. The resort is known and popular as the place that was an inspiration to the James Bond creator Ian Fleming ” For Your Eyes Only”.
Upon arrival at the resort, you can enjoy champagne, wine or soft drinks at the reception. After a couple of hours, our room was ready and we were taken to our room (we arrived too early). The surrounding small gardens around the hotel impressed us with wonderful blooming flowers and a cannonball tree.
HILTON OCEAN FRONT VILLA
We had an Ocean Front Villa and the view was fantastic, an amazing view over the Indian Ocean, a terrace with a comfortable day bed and several sun beds. A massive bathtub to relax and enjoy the sunset everyday is in the room as well.
The hilltop restaurant is the place for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is served as buffet in the restaurant each morning and goes until 11am where we enjoyed our late breakfast (no pressure to get up early). The breakfast buffet was amazing: you can make your own smoothie, you could have eggs cooked any way you like them and they even served with sparkling wine.
The dinner buffet was fantastic as well, which had different themes each night. During the ‘Surf & Turf’ theme, you can try many of Seychelles’s traditional local food. We never felt the restaurant was crowded and were always able to get a window seat table to enjoy the Indian Ocean.
OCEAN VIEW BAR AND RESTAURANT
Happy hour from 5-6pm (around sunset time), get your cocktail and enjoy the beautiful sunset.
We were invited to a Management Cocktail at 5.30pm and they offered some soft drinks, cocktails and a chance to meet the Resort Manager and PR Manager to give your comment or feedback to the management. Such a well organized event and so nice to talk with them. We had no complaints, only compliments (non paid comment, it’s the truth about how we felt).
The hotel has a small beach for snorkeling and the Hilton provides free equipment, kayaks and standing up paddle boards. The snorkelling area close to the beach was very good and corals were in good condition with various types of marine life.
- Hilton hotel offer half board and full board. We had half board during our stay. My husband and I decided to go out for lunch to explore the nearby area.
- It takes 30 mins to walk down to the Beau Vallon area. There you can find lots of restaurants, shops and bars.
- Taxis in Mahe are expensive, take care and prepare well about your destination.
- Parking is free at the hotel
- 15 mins drive away to Victoria the capital city
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