Casa de Leela is a great option for families wanting a private home base that gives them the opportunity to prepare their own meals. Situated close to a national park, the lush scenery around the resort is peaceful and relaxing. The two-bedroom bungalows are the most convenient for families, as they sleep up to five guests. Each bungalow and apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen. Families will love spending time at the outdoor pool, being close to the beach and being near a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. There is no onsite restaurant, but breakfast and dinner can be served for a surcharge.
Our Editor Loves
- Kitchens are fully furnished
- Beautiful and relaxing outdoor pool
- Close to the beach
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
by Lennart H
This was the second time we stayed at the hotel and we stayed at maison d´amour.
The house is very big with a huge veranda, two bedrooms with walk in closets and private bathrooms TV etc ... A HUGE veranda and a perfect little private garden.
Full kitchen with everything. The cleaning is top class and the gardener picks up any falling leaves every day :). Outdoor shower. Perfect working A/C .... to the point that you might be freezing.
Wifi is the best we experienced in Seychelles.
Owner Robert is a super nice guy with a lot of experience about La Digue.
In short I give this place my best recommendations.... its a super place!
We stayed at Casa De Leela for 6 nights, travelling as a family with a toddler.
We arrived for our pick up from the jetty but the golf cart was full, so we were left to wait with our little one in the heat. Then, once we were collected the driver of the golf cart ran over a dog, he didn’t even try to avoid it. I screamed (as did the dog) but the driver did not seem at all bothered. The dog took a proper thump, but ran off. I was really shaken by this, so it wasn’t the greatest start to our stay.
Other than this driver, all the other staff at Casa de Leela are lovely and they are working very hard to make this place work. But for us it wasn’t the best. I understand this is a 2 star accommodation but the apartments are basic. We stayed in the 2 story apartment block, not the bungalows which is what we had expected. The bathrooms are large, but the beds are like sleeping on bricks and the lounge area is sparse of any comfort.
We also noticed lots of families staying with babies and young children. This is the least baby/toddler friendly accommodation you can choose. They have one baby chair which has seen better days, the path to the apartments is gravel making it impossible to push a pram across and the kitchen is laid out so all the breakables (glasses, plates etc) and knives are on open floor level shelves, perfect height for little people.
The pool is also really dirty and we felt there was a lack of privacy in the apartment we were in. Our bedroom window also looked out at a barbed wire wall.
Also everything seems to cost extra. The WiFi for example, should be included in the room price.
And on top of this, there is a large scale building site going on next door, so while you’re in the pool all you can hear is the construction of the new wing of Casa De Leela being built. This was not mentioned at any stage when we booked and were told it will be going on til June 2019 at least.
Breakfast was good, the staff cooking and serving us were lovely.
Location for us wasn’t the best either. Returning at night there are long stretches of dark road to navigate so bring a head torch to wear as you cycle.
La Digue was the best island we visited in the Seychelles but if we were to return we wouldn’t stay here again.