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Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 400 | Beau-Vallon, Victoria, Mahe, Beau Vallon, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A reasonable hotel in an excellent location but spoiled by the poor menu and overpriced drinks. Severe beer can be purchased in a nearby takeaway for a fraction of the cost in the hotel. Rooms are of good quality and housekeeping is excellent. With a little more imagination on the food/drinks variety and price this could be a very good... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very average hotel, wifi is expensive and of very poor quality. Pool was closed for renovation so had to listen to jack hammers and their attempt to drown out the noise with very loud House Music in the pool bar, something I would expect in a tacky Spanish hotel resort. Certainly not an idyllic hotel made worse... More

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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this review

Dear Les I must apologies for the lack of not responding to your questions and will address this with the relevant staff. The closure of the swimming pool, due to immediate urgent attention, was unforeseen and could not be prevented but the hotel has put in place certain measures to assist our guest during the inconvenience. Regards Management More

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 6 nights in mid July. Very friendly arrival at reception and introduction to room. Informed that the pool would be closed for the entire duration of our stay due to renovation which was disappointing but should improve the pool area when complete. However, Coral guests can use the pool and towels at the brand new 5* Savoy hotel... More

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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this review

Dear Marcus Thank you for your kind comments. We do take pride in the wonderful team that is working at the hotel and I will ensure that both Kimberly and Leo are thanked personally. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel. Regards Management More

Casablanca, Morocco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on Long, Endless, White, Sandy Beach! Coral Strand adds a touch of Magic to your vacation! Live Bands, Entertainment and Lots of pleasurable moments to spend there... Walking Distance to "La Plage" one of the most famous Fish Restaurants in Seychelles, Walkind Distance to Boabab Pizzeria (Wood-Oven Delicious Pizza) and Walking Distance to the Wednesday Evening Festival... Some Improvement... More

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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this review

Dear Sergeborax Thank you for your comments. Yes indeed the hotel is a smart choice when it comes to location offering within walking distance many options on restaurants and shops. Regarding the recently upgraded air-conditioning, the system is controlled to come on after a few seconds instead on immediately. As much as we have made vast improvements our breakfast offering... More

Norfolk, Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very pleased with this hotel. With the islands being so overwhelmingly beautiful, Coral Strand competes and encompasses the feel of the island without overcompensating or muting it. The atrium, restaurant and pool/lounge area are all built to be able to enjoy the island just as much as the amenities the hotel has to offer. After all, a trip... More

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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this review

Dear Maura Thank you for your review and comments. Nice of you to describe the hotel as a place that fits so well into its surroundings allowing the beauty of Seychelles to shine through. I am happy to hear that we were able to accommodate your needs and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards Management More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coral Strand is a cute and nice hotel on the amazing beach.Staff is very friendly and helpful, they are really trying to wow you.Hotel itself is renovated few years ago, its ok, nothing special, but for that amount of money its good and very clean.Internet is very very poor all around the hotel and they cant fix the connection.Around hotel... More

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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this review

Dear Sanjulina Thank you for your review and comments, I will make a point of letting our staff whom we are so proud know. Seychelles is an island of tranquility but there are a few hot spots one can go to till early in the morning. (On your next trip I will show you). As for the excursions the hotel... More

Victoria, Seychelles
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I settled in seychelles together with my husband and my young son since May 2013. Before we had a house to rent, we temporarily stayed in that hotel. The room was comfortable and restful, food was delicious, hygiene was impeccable and the staff in general was very friendly, especially Gina, a waitress from the restaurant of the hotel. A great... More

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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this review

Dear Uma Thank you for your comments. Happy to hear we assisted you for a temporary dwelling while finding your feet on this beautiful island. A few things have happened since then including the new CoralAsia sushi restaurant, nightly live music entertainment and a complete menu change in all our restaurants with the additional “7 flag nation” lunch menu. I... More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Reasonably priced hotel. Food was great, the staff were friendly and polite. Hotel is near many amenities, including, shops, restaurants, car rentals, and bus station. Best beach in Mahe. I was there for 9 days, I will definitely go back there again.

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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this review

Dear Nima Thank you for your comment regards to your recent stay with us. There is certainly a lot of “plus” points as to why so many of our guests and many repeaters choose the Coral Strand. Happy to hear the hotel provided a place for your holiday to be perfect. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

we traveled in February 2013.Be sure that you will get the room you have booked for.the only inconvenient was that we asked and pay for a ocean view and they give us something else.in the end we obtain our room :)

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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this review

Dear necsoi_cornelia Thank you for giving the hotel 5 “stars” even though you experienced a problem at check-in as a result of a system error. Your subject line states “everything was great”, which is exactly what the hotel is aiming to achieve from all our guests that stay with us. Ongoing service training, continuous updating of menus, additional staffing and... More

Victoria, Seychelles
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Nice hotel situated near the beau vallon beach. The staff were all polite and helpful and hardworking. The room was very clean and well decorated. The restaurants very good with lots of fruits and variety of foods.

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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this review

Dear Gina Straight to the point on all matters that a traveler is looking for. Thank you Regards Management More

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Address: P.O. Box 400 | Beau-Vallon, Victoria, Mahe, Beau Vallon, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Location: Seychelles > Mahe Island > Beau Vallon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles 4*
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Hotel Coral Strand
Coral Strand Beau Vallon
Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles Mahe Island - Beau Vallon

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel stands out with a completely new hotel concept for the Seychelles: Premium comfort at an affordable price. The islands’ best value-for-money is located at the absolutely best area directly on the most attractive strip of beach in the famous Beau Vallon Bay on the largest of Seychelles' islands, Mahé. Hardly any other hotel has such a beach and ocean view. The 4 star plus hotel has 161 modern and attractively equipped rooms. There are 140 standard rooms, 4 junior suites, 21 deluxe rooms . The original Coral Strand opened in 1972 as one of the first hotels on the Seychelles. The name Coral Strand has always attracted guests with its breath-taking ocean views and fantastic location directly on the white sand beach. The last 40 years have seen a steady stream of return guests. The hotel bar with its live music has established itself as a legendary meeting point for tourists and locals. The original hotel was completely reconstructed and renovated with new design, equipment and contemporary comfort. The service offer was also completely reorganized. With the new name Coral Strand Smart Choice, the hotel now wants to offer the best value-for-money hotel in the Seychelles. ... more   less 
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