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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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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The overall hotel is good average rooms. Space is acceptable for the price. The beach is great, it is close to the main city, diving centre and water sport rental next to hotel. The reception staff were not that helpful and flexible. However Faouzi was very good and helped us all the time and guided us to why to do.... More

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

Dear Kamal, Thank you very much for your comment especially towards our staffs. We are pleased to know that you are enjoy your vacation with us and I will ensure Faouzi is thanked personally for his efforts as well. You have a right choice on our Mahek Restaurant. It is the most well-known authentic Indian Cuisine in Beau Vallon, with... More

Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pool was closed which was great because we had access to the pool at the Savoy was beautiful. It was the loudest hotel I have ever stayed at, we were in a room with an adjoining door and could hear the people on the other breathing among other things. We moved to the Savoy part way through the week. It... More

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

Dear Spaleksic, We appreciate you taking the time to let us know that your unpleasant experience at our hotel and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you while you had encountered some issues during your stay. The closure of the swimming pool, due to immediate urgent attention, was unforeseen and could not be prevented but the hotel has... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for 8 nights and were upgraded to a honeymooner's suite. The room is lovely, the housekeeping service on time and clean. The front desk helpful, and all the staff are friendly and always smiling. You get personalized service there. Leo, from guest relations was very helpful to us with information, arranging tours, car rental and... More

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

Dear Tijayo, Thank you very much for your comment especially towards our staffs. We are pleased to know that you are enjoy your vacation with us. I will ensure Leo is thanked personally for his efforts as well. I do understand and acknowledge your suggestion and will address this with our Restaurant Manager. Yes, Beau Vallon is the best long-... More

Kanpur, India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well it was a pretty average affair with the unfriendly hotel staff and the not-so-ocean-view rooms ( believe me it is a spam there are hell lot of trees for you to get any view ) . The only saving grace is the beach THE BEAU VALLON . I would give it a 2.5 maybe.

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

Dear T_K_12_88, Thank you very much for your review. My apologies for the experience that you found during your stay. We would like to recommend Deluxe Ocean View which on higher floor with better overlooking at the Indian Ocean. Looking forward for your next visit and we serve you the best. More

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116 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Building is ugly old and dated. The room was ok with flat screen tv and international channels. Bathroom had a blocked drain smell but was well stocked with toiletries. Balcony had lovely sea view. The pool was closed but we could use the Savoy pool next door which was very nice. The hotel is right on the beach and there... More

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

Dear Eksayers Thank you for your comments. The hotel was first built in 1972, one of the first on the island. As you point out we are fortunate in the way the hotel offers the best location, right on the beach and close to numerous shops and restaurants. We have had some radical changes in the past, the most recent... More

Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of this hotel is superb! What with the white sandy beaches, the yatches littering the ocean, the happy honeymooners, ...I could go on and on. The magnificence of the destination overcompensated the small rooms, the obscenely high prices, the unreliable internet and the rigidity of the check-in and check-out procedures. The staff were however very helpful and always... More

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

Dear aherejons Seychelles is indeed a beautiful destination and has a lot to offer everyone! The fact though that it is small requires mostly everything to be imported and hardly anything is grown on the island to sustain the hotels that look for quality in the products that we use. We do our best though to purchase locally especially the... More

Perth, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

Dear Ian Thank you for your comments regards to the room quality and service provided by our housekeeping team. Just to recap on what the hotel is offering from a food and drink perspective. The Coral Strand has 3 restaurants: Island Trader that serves breakfast, lunch and themed buffet dinners; Mahek an authentic Indian a la carte restaurant; CoralAsia our... More

Dublin, Ireland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

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

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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
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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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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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