Villa Rafia Guesthouse

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Villa Rafia Guesthouse

2.5 star property
No-frills Praslin Island guesthouse with bar/lounge

7.6/10 Good

12 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Anse-Volbert, Cote D'Or, Baie Sainte Anne, Praslin Island
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Bar/lounge
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

Getting around

  • Praslin Island (PRI) - 23 min drive
  • Seychelles Intl. Airport (SEZ) - 29.3 miles/47.1 km
  • Airport drop-off service

About this property

Villa Rafia Guesthouse

Guesthouse by the ocean
You can look forward to free continental breakfast, an airport drop-off service, and a terrace at Villa Rafia Guesthouse. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a garden and laundry facilities.
Other perks at this guesthouse include:
  • Free self parking
  • A front desk safe, multilingual staff, and smoke-free premises
  • Barbecue grills, luggage storage, and tour/ticket assistance
Room features
All guestrooms at Villa Rafia Guesthouse offer comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like minibars.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Free infant beds, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping


English, French

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport drop off on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 35.00 per vehicle


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property accepts cash.

Also known as

Villa Rafia Guesthouse Praslin Island
Villa Rafia Praslin Island
Rafia Guesthouse Praslin
Villa Rafia Guesthouse Guesthouse
Villa Rafia Guesthouse Praslin Island
Villa Rafia Guesthouse Guesthouse Praslin Island

Frequently asked questions

Does Villa Rafia Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Villa Rafia Guesthouse does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Villa Rafia Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Villa Rafia Guesthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Villa Rafia Guesthouse?
Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is EUR 35.00 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Villa Rafia Guesthouse?
You can check in from noon - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Villa Rafia Guesthouse and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Villa Rafia Guesthouse also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Villa Rafia Guesthouse?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Les Lauriers (6-min walk), Chill Out (6-min walk), and Café des Arts (6-min walk).
What's the area around Villa Rafia Guesthouse like?
Villa Rafia Guesthouse is a short 6-minute walk from Anse Volbert Beach and 7 minutes' walk from Cote D'Or Beach.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Tolle Unterkunft, das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis passt! Sehr nette Gastgeberin, uns wurde immer direkt geholfen. Frühstück war super. Rundum ein perfekter Aufenthalt.
Christian, 5-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Ottima soluzione a Praslin
Ottima posizione, a pochi minuti a piedi dalla bella spiaggia di Anse Volbert (Cote d'Or), a cui si accede tramite una scorciatoia che vi viene indicata appena arrivate, e con una comodissima fermata dell'autobus proprio davanti all'ingresso del giardino. Dana è un host davvero eccezionale, disponibile e pronta ad aiutarvi per qualsiasi cosa. Colazione non a buffet ma ricca ed abbondante. Assolutamente consigliato, se tornerò a Praslin soggiornerò sicuramente nuovamente a Villa Rafia
francesca, 4-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Joanna, 4-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Less than average
We stayed in an old part of the guesthouse. The room itself was ok but the bathroom was in a very bad condition. Old dirty/ mouldy shower and tiles. Not nice smell. The water was cold or hot, no chance to get warm option. No TV in a room. Although WiFi worked well. To get to the beach you have to go through the resort next door but it's not far. Breakfast was fine although on the first day we had to ask for a breakfast for our child (3years old) as the table for set only for 2 people (we were 2+1). The lady who served didn't really want to give us the third breakfast and asked the other lady (owner?) who didn't look happy about it either. We paid for a room for 3 people and I did not appreciate that I had to ask for breakfast for our little one. I spoke about it with a lady who booked us in (can't remember her name but she was absolutely lovely) and on the following days our table was set correctly for 3 people.
Krzysztof, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Не соответствует ожиданиям
Вилла находится в 5 минутах от пляжа Анс Вольбер, проход на пляж через отель. Наша поездка на Пралин совпала с днем рожденья, заранее писала на виллу и просила о хорошем номере.... Но по факту разместили в самом убогим номере, без терапии как на фото, на заднем дворе, номер маленький, очень не хватает света вечером, вся мебель очень старая, дверь в туалет не только не закрывается, она просто открыта настежь, без ручек, т.е. когда вы находитесь внутри все звуки и запахи слышны у вас в комнате, это не то чтоб некомфортно- это ужас, чтобы сходить в туалет нужно просить чтобы другой человек вышел из номера. Вся техника Мега старая. Короче русским плохие номера, а французам самые лучшие. Завтраки одни и те же. Хозяйка гостепреимна. Не советую этот объект.
3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Nette Gastgeberin, Frühstück eintönig aber zumindest frisches Obst. Nur Barzahlung, keine Kreditkarte, da kamen leider sehr viele Spesen zum eigentlichen Preis hinzu. Gute Lage, nicht weit zum Strand und Geschäfte. Bug spray auch am Morgen beim Frühstück ratsam.
9-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Das Frühstück war gut. Die Lage gut. Der Kontakt vor Beginn der Reise war schlecht. Wäre Dana (die gute Seele des Hauses) nicht gewesen wäre vor Ort einiges schief gegangen. Der Chef hat nur versprochen, sich aber nicht gekümmert.
3-night trip
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