I and my boyfriend spent our holidays here on Seychelles. And now I’m sure that I’m in love with the Island. Only several hours left before we’re leaving to the airport, and salted water from the ocean mixed with the tears. I don’t want to leave this place!
We arrived on 3rd of January, after 17-hours trip. The weather was so hot outside airport! I want to admit that transfer is a bit expensive, cheaper to take taxi (especially if in your group more than two persons). So we got deluxe side-ocean view room on the first floor. Better to rename this location as pool-view, because I couldn't see the ocean from the ground. Anyway, we liked our location, because we could run to swim right from the room.
Room wasn't large, but there was enough space for us. The most important is a king size bed, very comfortable. Unusual that bed was fitted so high over the floor. TV is ok: several sports channels, some with movies and tv-series, there are two Russian channels (it’s important to stay in course of what happening in out native country). Once we had problem with air-conditioner, but it was solved during the day while we were absent.
On orthodox Christmas there was a special Russian menu in the restaurant. It surprised us a lot! We expected acute food in restaurants, but it was absolutely European kitchen, means no problems with stomach. But if you like spices, you can visit Mahek restaurant – Indian food guarantee. Pool bar and restaurant are the perfects places to enjoy dinner or just drink cocktails watching the sundown, for example.
The beach is awesome! Simply as a picture: white sand, palms and the ocean. First days there were a little bit stormy, but fun to play with waves. Be careful, a very dangerous sun, my boyfriend said that all safety creams are for girls only, and he had sunburn on the second day. :-)
Wi-fi wasn't good enough: some days was too slow, other – just slow. I guess this problem is ordinary for the Island.
Summary, we enjoyed our holidays! Hotel provided us with a good quality service. My boyfriend asked me to be his wife, and we both suppose that we will come back here for honeymoon next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Coral Strand
- Coral Strand Beau Vallon
- Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles Mahe Island - Beau Vallon