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Constance Ephelia
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Port Launay, Mahe Island, Seychelles   |  
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Paradise on earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We loved our stay here! Since the first minute our experience was better than we ever expected. Everything is gorgeous, pools, gardens, both beaches, rooms, perfect.
We stayed at the best Junior Suite, the last one 357. Peaceful, private and with view to the pool, beach and mangrove.

We loved the South beach and the Corossol for breakfast and dinner. Staff was generally very friendly, specially the ones responsible for the activities and shuttle drivers. We absolutely loved the turtles, the mangrove and the overall ecological concerns of the resort.

We spent the second half of our honeymoon here and it was almost perfect… The down points:

Outrageous prices of food and drinks!

We were offered 2 glasses of wine because of our honeymoon. It was also my birthday (although they had my documents, it wasn’t noticed) and we went to Seselwa to celebrate. :( Bad choice! They served us half a cup of wine, so thank you but the offer turned to be ridiculous. It was Fisherman’s night but most of the fish was undercooked and I’m not talking about the sashimi. They served us coffee and we thought it was complimentary because they didn’t bring us the check and we waited, 10 minutes after we were being chased in the shuttle as robbers to pay 2 coffees. They knew our name, room number and had our credit card so: Just send the check to the room, do not treat us like that!!

Constance Ephelia we waited for your inquiry about our opinion for more than a month! Never came! So we wrote here.

Room Tip: Room 357 very good
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

It is like you are in heaven. Everything is top quality. Service is great. The resort is amazing. Food is good. The buffet is verry nice. The north beach is amazing. I love the turtles sanctuary! You can go inside and have photos with the turtles.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We had an amazing honeymoon here in may 2012. We stayed for 10 nights in a junior suite. The suite was beautiful, very modern and spotless.
The resort was so peaceful, with full occupancy we still found ourselves as the only one on the beach and there was never more than 3 couples round by the pool.
The food was amazing, so much variety and we never had a bad meal. We paid extra for the lobster evening and to eat a la carte.
We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful.
There are lots of complimentary activities to keep you busy in the week.
Drinks are fairly pricey, but we expected this for a high standard resort.
We really could not fault this place and would love to one day return.
Perfect place if you want to relax and enjoy the scenery.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zürich,switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed at Beach Villa No. 19 for 6 nights in december at Ephelia. This is a fantastic place to enjoy the amenities of a bigger hotel before we headed to Denis Private Island afterwards.
The Beach Villas are really amazing luxury with their own pools that you can swim (not like the jacuzzi-type of pools !), the nice little garden and open-air feeling of table and sofas including TV, Nespresso-coffee-machine , all outside the room but covered. We enjoyed the inside-/outside living there. Villa 19 ist probably the best situated, just about 50 meters in front of the north beach which is just perfect, some 400-500meters long, good for a walk up-and down. Clear and soft powder sandy beach, perfect without rocks/corals. Beach beds very comfortable, good service for drinks or free water offered and lunch we ate at the restaurant nearby that serves sushi daily, great. Breakfast and dinner is top at Corossel as we liked the daily buffet which was high-class in quality and change of offered themes. Our butler, his name is Menaka , is hyper-attentive, discret , charming and once we needed a lift or info , he arranged everything immediatelly. Also we talked to the General Manager and had several contact with Mrs. Baleekdar, Guest Relation Manager , who cared perfectly about our needs. Congrats to Constance to attract such good personal. The lobby side and restaurants are built in such a nice design , well integrated into the natural park. The spa session was also very good, just tried it once but the best we had in our stay on the Seychelles.
No doubt we will be back to Ephelia hopefully soon!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Very nice location, but they try to rip you off in every way possible. In addition there are silly prentetious rules and the personel is not very friendly, nor service minded. There are many other much better places to stay!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had a Junior suite booked at Constance Ephelia, and upon checkin were informed that we had been upgraded to a hilltop villa! It was absolutely spectacular- panoramic view of the ocean, lounge and bedroom both had Apple tvs, and we had our OWN private pool adjoining to the bedroom. We were blown away! In addition to taking full advantage of our room, we also had fun with all the activities the resort had to offer- ziplining and rockclimbing were both on site and were great. The spa is the biggest I have seen in a while, with great relaxation areas. The resort is very big and spread out, and luckily we had our own golf cart so didn't have to wait for shuttles. A la carte restaurants were beautifully set- some right on the beach, all with high quality food. The buffet was huge but crowded- the selection of food made the occasional wait worthwhile. Great service from all the staff, and the beaches were clear and free from coral so swimming was great. The water was incredibly warm as well! Lots to do for kids, including a tortoise park, squash courts and a kids club. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

It's very fortunately for us to stay here for 3 nights and meet the all friends in Seychelles, especially Carl Ma Wen Long, the staff of store. His kindless and help impressed us. We spend whole days to relaxing and enjoying. There are 7 restarurants, 2 beachs, 2 boathouses, 2 receptions here, the service and everything is very good, people are nice for every one. The beach, the hill, the spa center.....nice place. Compare with its sister in Praslin, Ephelia is perfect.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Port Launay, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Location: Seychelles > Mahe Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Mahe Island
#3 Spa Hotel in Mahe Island
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Mahe Island
#3 Luxury Hotel in Mahe Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Constance Ephelia 5*
Number of rooms: 184
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rekindle your passion for life at the beautiful, family-friendly 5* Constance Ephelia. Relax and unwind on the hotel’s two stunning white-sand beaches lapped by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Set on the island of Mahe and overlooking the Port Launay National Marine Park, Ephelia offers a treasure trove of discovery for divers and snorkelers. Relish the luxury of space in the elegantly contemporary accommodation. Choose from 7 types of accommodation from the luxurious junior and senior suites to the super deluxe hillside villas. Discover your favourite of our 5 restaurants each offering something deliciously different. Pamper yourself with a wide range of treatments at our Spa Village or even stay in one of our spa villas complete with private pool and treatment room. Have fun and keep active at our fully equipped gym or challenge the kids to a game of tennis, squash or even beach volleyball. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 
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