Hilton Northolme Hotel
Strategically positioned, the luxurious Hilton Northolme Hotel is at the far end of the world famous Beau Vallon Bay, one of the Seychelles’ most popular beaches. However, the hotel itself radiates serene tranquillity. Black granite boulders separate the far end of the Beau Vallon Bay into idyllic, quiet sections.
Those who would like to participate in the entertaining bustle of the main bay, need only take a short walk. The Northolme Hotel is the ideal compromise for the holidaymaker seeking read more » peace and quiet with the occasional beach-action spree.
The Hilton Northolme Hotel has been picturesquely constructed on the hillside overlooking the coastline and Indian Ocean. One of the Seychelles’ first hotels, it is infused by tradition and the typical trouble-fee island charm.
Completely refurbished in 2005, the Hilton Northolme Hotel had evolved into an exclusive first-class hotel with a magnificent spa. The result: a deluxe holiday retreat characterised by modern elegance and colonial architecture.
By merely stepping inside, you enter a magic realm. The serene tranquillity and fine ambience are captivating. With a total of 40 villas, the Northolme Hotel is one of the Seychelles’ largest. Nevertheless, it is a place of undisturbed peace and privacy.
“The Hilltop”, the Hilton’s open-air restaurant, indisputably takes centre stage. Apart from tongue-tantalising delicacies, it features a stunning view of the bay far below. Those who decide not to dine in their private villa, come here especially for the magnificent vista. At night, a delectable dinner buffet charms all five senses.
Another fine dinery is the Les Cocotiers Restaurant which serves up an exciting blend of Creole and international cuisine. With their uncompromising dedication to excellence, the Northolme restaurants have earned a reputation extending beyond the limits of Mahé Island.
The open-air bar “O’s” is the perfect spot to enjoy a sundowner while waiting for dinner. In addition to the cocktails mixed to perfection, the bar serves a range of tasty snacks.
A highlight for wellness enthusiasts: The Northolme’s extraordinary spa, beautifully situated on the panoramic hillside, is the hotel’s icing on the cake. Despite the fact that the spa opened its doors as recently as in 2005, the brand-new installations and the superb range of therapies are already legendary.
To round off the Northolme’s long list of amenities, an internet café, a boutique shop, a CD and DVD rental service and a diving and water sports centre can be found on the premises.
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The Northolme Hotel features a total of 40 luxurious, colonial style suites which hug the hillside above the two idyllic private beaches. Apart from the 26 Ocean View Hillside Suites, the hotel offers read more » 14 extravagant Deluxe Oceanfront Villas with a direct access to the beach.
Radiating an elegant, yet comfortable, ambience, the suites were constructed with a variety of selected timbers. On more than 100 square metres, they offer an extremely spacious living and bedroom combination with a king-sized bed. The finely-appointed bathroom features both a bathtub and a shower cabin. A spacious veranda has been equipped with an inviting daybed.
The veranda and the daybed are the perfect setting for some happy daydreaming, eyes resting on the Indian Ocean, ears tuned in to the whisper of the surf racing up the beach, skin being caressed by a warm breeze and lungs breathing the sweet, salty air.
The suite’s amenities furthermore include an LCD TV, CD and DVD player, a telephone, air-conditioning, internet connection, a mini bar and a tea and coffee maker.
Available for you 24/7, the Northolme’s room service is first-class. Choose among the many delicacies and hold a sumptuous feast for two, lit by candlelight, on your suite’s romantic veranda.
Situated directly on the beach and accommodated in single story bungalows, the extravagant Deluxe Oceanfront Villas feature a private Jacuzzi and an astounding level of comfort and luxury.
The undisputed star among the villas is the Ian Flemming Villa. Named in honour of the James Bond author, the villa is rumoured to have inspired Ian Flemming in the creation of his novel “For your eyes only” during his stay at the villa.
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No holiday at the luxurious Hilton Northolme Hotel can be complete without a visit to the beautifully designed spa. The Duniye Spa spectacularly clings to the hillside’s rough rock and allows for breathtaking read more » views of the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean.
The Duniye Spa offers a range of tested and tried treatments and therapies based on the application of natural products. Especially recommendable: the exotic massages and full-body treatments like the “Balinese Massage”, “Ayurvedic Treatment”, “Thai Massage”, “Javanese Mandi Lulur” or the “Ginger-Lemongrass Body Wrap”.
Only the most experienced therapists are employed at the Duniye Spa and their well-trained hands work magic. Apart from the treatments, a gorgeous steam bath promises relaxing wellness bliss.
The Northolme Hotel’s diving centre is especially well-equipped. The enthusiastic dive masters will safely introduce you to the stunning underwater world of the many dive sites lining Mahé’s northern coast.
The water sports centre offers a variety of exciting activities and stocks all the necessary gear. Windsurfing, water skiing and catamaran sailing are just some of the popular options you have. Those who would seriously like to get into shape will find a perfectly equipped fitness centre at their disposal.
However, despite the allure of the hotel’s exquisite facilities, do take the time to explore the Seychelles’ beautiful capital island Mahé – the breathtaking nature will surely captivate you!
You need not wander far. Right at the far end of the Beau Vallon Bay, a wonderful walking trail begins which picks its way through the rocks and cliffs before emerging onto the picturesque bay Anse Mayor. Conveniently, at the halfway mark, a small waterfall provides a refreshing splash.
Explore the mountain’s pristine nature, home to countless endemic plant species! The lush tropical vegetation and panoramic views are an experience not to be missed. The hotel’s appeal notwithstanding, make sure not to miss out on exploring beyond the hotel and the Beau Vallon Bay to discover the genuine Seychelles beauty.
Test it! Live it! It is worth it.
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