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“Excellent honeymoon” 4 of 5 stars
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Constance Ephelia
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Port Launay, Mahe Island, Seychelles   |  
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“Excellent honeymoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We went to Constance Ephelia for our 2 week honeymoon. When we arrived, the check in went very quickly and we could go immediately to our junior suite room. Before we went there I looked at the room tips on tripadvisor and asked the hotel several days before our arrival a room in block 4 on the first floor. They gave us such a room, so that was very nice. On arrival we have got a bottle of sparkling wine, some pastries and nice beachbag from the hotel. The rooms are very spacious as well as the balcony which was great. Even when it's rainy you could sit on your balcony with the cosy chairs. The wireless internet, apple computer, .. is very nice! The star is very friendly! They gave us always their most beautiful smiles! Also the buggies to go to the north beach our south beach were very nice. There are also bikes available which is great to explore the hotel but we could only use them once, they are very popular. We prefer to go to a smaller hotel, but because of the differente blocks with their own swimming pools you don't feel that the hotel is so big. Only at the Corossol restaurant, the breakfast and buffet restaurant. In the morning it was very busy and then you feel that you are in a big hotel. In the evening we went sometimes to the buffet in the corossol but because we like to have diner in a more silent setting we went several times to the other restaurants Helios and Adam & Eve. Adam & Eve was our favourite! Delicious Chinese food and a very nice & cosy setting with the Asian hospitality. A special thank you to Dawson, Do Tien and Georges! You made us feel like we were in Asia! Your good care and your kindness..., we will never forget that! They saw every detail which made Adam & Eve our favorite! For lunch we went mostly to Helios, the staf was also friendly but maybe a bit slower than in Adam & Eve. The only remark we had on the food was the choice. There were only 5 different sandwiches and 5 pizza's ... if you stay there for 2 weeks a limited choice, like we prefer to lunch near our swimming pool (you can go to other restaurants for lunch but in other blocks). But the quality of the food was excellent!! We have very nice memories of this hotel, we had special prices because of our honeymoon. That's why this hotel was possible for us to go. The Seychelles are very expensive, so price quality it was very good. But otherwise I think it's to expensive... But we are very thankful that we could stay at this good resort for an excellent honeymoon!

Room Tip: We had a room in block 4 with a nice swimming pool near to Helios restaurant & the main restaura...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is my first stay at a Constance and I have to say I enjoyed my time there a lot.

The hotel is huge, with 2 beaches, 5 restaurants and 2 spas. I stayed at the beach front villa with a private pool. the bedroom is airy and inviting with stay of the art interactive TV system.

Because the hotel is so big, you really don't get to see other guests if you don't want to. The ambiance can be either romantic or family-oriented, depending on your choice.

This hotel is very reasonably priced and compared with their counterpart on Praslin Island, I would say the Ephelia is so much more enjoyable

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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EpheliaResort, General Manager at Constance Ephelia, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear Guest ,
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at Constance Ephelia.We are glad to know you liked our product and services.We would be delighted to welcome you back at Constance Ephelia should you plan a return visit.
Kind regards,
Philippe Guitton
Regional General Manager
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Not my usual style of hotel but came recommended as our last island hopping stay - rooms are beautiful - Junior Suites are by the South Beach which is shallow but choppy at high tide when we were there. Best beach is North Beach - great for swimming! Food is excellent - chefs are to be complimented here. Just felt I was in an odd sort of theme park in a way & staff seemed a bit "mechanical". Found our room door had been left open all day by housekeeping one day - not happy about this but did get an apology. No complaints about our stay but wouldn't return as its just not my style hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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EpheliaResort, General Manager at Constance Ephelia, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your comments posted on trip advisor.Your comments has been shared with the team.Please note that safety of guests & their belonging is of utmost priority for us.We have launched retraining with our team to ensure safety at all times.
Thank you for bringing it to our attention & we are glad that you enjoyed your stay otherwise.
Best Regards,
Philippe Guitton
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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

A hotel you need never leave! The beautiful location, landscaping and natural beauty of this hotel makes it the perfect place to relax or interact with your surroundings. There are photo opportunities at every turn. We enjoyed snorkelling at the north beach, kayaking, the Ros Lepa walk (highly recommend), use of the complimentary features of the beautiful spa and at low tide discovering other small beaches, particularly those on Therese.

A good base from which to explore the rest of Mahe, La Digue and Praslin. We were always happy to return to the Ephelia!

Buffet food was of a good standard, exceeded only by the superbly friendly staff. A recommendation doesn't come higher than you would return!

Room Tip: We wanted an upstairs, corner room, which proved to be perfect for us.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EpheliaResort, General Manager at Constance Ephelia, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for yuor comments regarding your recent stay at Constance Ephelia.We are elated to know that you enjoyed our product and the various services.
Should you decide to visit Seychelles again, we would be pleased to welcome you back at Constance Ephelia.
Best Regards,
Philippe Guitton
Regional General Manager
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Me and my hubby went for our honeymoon . We stayed in the junior suite which was complete value for money, We were given champagne on arrival!! our room overlooked the north beach which is quite peaceful for walks in the evening.
It is mandatory to be on half board or else meals turn out to be an expensive affair
The breakfast has so much variety!! we tried all the restaurants of the hotel, they all have different food themes, hence we got to experience so much variety, its a treat for sea food lovers.
The staff is very helpful and go out of the way for you, golf carts are readily available at very short intervals to get you from your room to the beach and back.
The best was the welcome drink on arrival i had 2 of them !!
All in all a very soulful and refreshing experience

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EpheliaResort, General Manager at Constance Ephelia, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your comments regarding your stay .We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Hope to welcome you back at Constance Ephelia.
Best Regards,
Philippe Guitton
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My family and myself have just come back from Constance Ephelia. We stayed for eight nights and was accommodated with a senor Ground floor suite which I asked for due to health problems with stairs even though it was just one flight. The room was very comfortable and clean no complaints there. The view from the terrace balcony outside was relaxing and very beautiful.

We had a lovely surprise when we arrived in out suite with the most beautiful swans made with towels and decorated with flowers thanks to management for that as a surprise for my daughters belated Birthday.

I would like to thank Vanessa who took care of our room and cleaned it to perfection every day.
Also her lovely decoration of flowers which we would find when we came back after being out most of the day.

I cannot say enough to praise all the staff who work hard for you. Especially the staff on North beach which we stayed during the day most of the time. Perry who was a God send is wasted on the beach he has great potential of management given proper training. He has a personality that shines out . He has a smile and laugh that every person needs to see while they are away on holiday relaxing and getting away from the rat race of work etc. A Very Big Thank you Perry.

I would like to also say thank you to Jean Claude who has First Aid and really helped with the sand fly bites that I had. He treated them for me & made them fell so much better and less itchy.
Not for getting the lovely Prichilla who looked after me so well brought me my drinks and food right to my sun lounger and always asking if there anything else you would like.

Next the guys who drive the bus shuttle. We didn't have time to catch their names but again they would always stop for us have a short chat . Thank you to you all.

Also the staff who served us our food we went half board which was plenty for my family and I. The choice of food and different dishes were amazing. It was that good that I managed to put on over half a stone.

My daughter also had a great time and she would like to say thanks to Shirley for that . It was lovely to have met you and we will keep contact.

Over all we all had an amazing holiday and would return to this resort again. The staff made our holiday, they work so hard so lets hope we are back next year. Would be lovely to see you all again.

A resort worth going if you want relaxation peace good food excellent staff beautiful garden surroundings. Most of all to be able to rest and recharge your batteries from the busy life in London.


Over all an amazing holiday

Room Tip: Rooms on the North right by the beach senior suites are quite and accommodating.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EpheliaResort, General Manager at Constance Ephelia, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for this amazing review of your stay at our resort.it is certainly a motivation for us to strive even better.Hope to welcome you back at Constance Ephelia in not too distant future.
Best Regards,
Philippe Guitton
Regional General Manager
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Pros:
- very nice villas. Stayed at the Family villa and it was great. Very spacious and modern. Little private pool is a nice touch.
- incredible nature. I guess that stays the same for all Seychelles
- helpful villa hosts
- Chinese restaurant Adam & Eve is very good

Cons:
- Very bad level of service in the restaurants, especially in the beach restautant Helios. Staff is incredibly slow and sometimes rude
- North Beach has nice white sand and is quite spectacular, however it is crowded. The worst part is that at the weekend locals come to the far end of the beach and play very loud music that you can hear everywhere.

If you go, try the zipline. It's a lot of fun.

I visited Constance Halaveli in Maldives in October 2012. That resort has a much higher level, the price is higher too though...

Overall, my stay was good. However I will not return.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 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 On the Beach Hotel in Mahe Island
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Mahe Island
#3 Luxury Hotel in Mahe Island
#3 Spa 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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