Stayed here for 3 nights during a trip to the island in August.
Check-in was pleasant. You get asked to take a seat and a cocktail is brought for you whilst you wait and get checked in. Room was lovely with beautiful view. Ate at the bar outside a few times and the food was delicious especially the curry. But don't expect the food to be hot. It seems to take a while to get to the table from being ready. We had our starters and main courses delivered simultaneously on one occasion. Don't really want to be eating my soup and curry at the same time! The staff work at 2 paces: slow and slower, and your drinks orders will be taken and 20 minutes they will appear.
The indian restaurant at the hotel is definitely worth a visit aswell.
The live music is fantastic. Something different every night and very good artists.
The beach is amazing and one of only a few on the island where you can go in the sea in August because of the winds.
Overall very good. The service lets the place down otherwise I would have given a 5 star review.
The hotel is within easy walking of some great restaurants and bars.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Coral Strand
- Coral Strand Beau Vallon
- Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles Mahe Island - Beau Vallon
- 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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