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Beau Vallon

Coral Strand Smart Choice

Beau Vallon Beach, Beau Vallon, Mahe Island Seychelles
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#4 of 7 hotels in Beau Vallon
The Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel stands out with a completely new hotel concept for the Seychelles: Premium comfort at an affordable price. The island's 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Free internet
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Evening entertainment
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German


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Grade: 58 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Location of the hotel is great no doubt, the staff at pool and reception is helpful. But still we had some serious problems with our stay. 1. The rooms are too small to fit in and bathrooms are worse. 2. The first room we got had a damp smell so had to change it. 3. We stayed for three days and there was maintenance going on just above our floor for two days Straight, Complained to the staff but had no effect. 4. Charged almost 6 EUR (95 SCR) for a 500 ml water bottle, where as you can get a 1ltr bottle from the shop next to hotel for 1 EUR, i don’t totally disagree with the hotel’s business but at least they should be reasonable. And even after that they kept calling at the night to pay the due amount of the bottle I purchased at the reception. A suggestion, you can charge a security amount if you do not trust your guest instead of asking them to write their CREDIT CARD details on a piece of paper at the reception.
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the hotel attracts a mixed reviews. it wasn’t our first choice but we managed to secure 2 rooms at very good rates after our bookings at the other hotel was cancelled by mistake. we are pleasantly surprised. the hotel is dated and tired. however, it’s fit for purpose. looking beyond the look, we are pleased with the service, food, location, beach and facilities. it’s well located at beau vallon with a sandy beach the water at this part of the island is calm during october. it’s closed to many restaurants, money changer, and a night market. the sunset is beautiful and the colour is different each night. breakfast spread is excellent. swimming pool is good. the staff is helpful in ensuring all the guests are provided with clean beach towels and beach benches. we rented a car to move around the island. it’s about 15 minutes drive to the jetty (for cat coco ferry), 20 minutes to eden island and 25 minutes to the airport. my son has rated this hotel 5.
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Where to start. 4 rooms later. One next to the bar, other two smelled like mold. We switched to a superior. 200 dollars more, because we complained, it would have been 400 euro. That room was a little better. Still had a 1970 dresser with two small drawers, the shelves had been taken out , no closets (shelves) not enough hangers (6), above the makeshift closet over the shelves, bad beds (hard as a rock, had to flip every 15 minutes). The didn’t finish cleaning up the beach until 11. Garbage was everywhere on the beach after a storm. We walked the beach and it was the only hotel that hadn’t cleaned up. The guests were raking the beach, and getting their own lounge chairs. However, 8 employees were putting up tents for the dinner tonight. Really it’s been raining nonstop for 3 days, we finally have sunshine and beach weather. And their priority was to put up tents for dinner tonight. No one flew all the way to the Seychelles for an Italian dinner. We flew here for beaches, water and sunshine. Especially when I can walk down the beach and eat lobster for 150 Seychelles rupee compared to 595 for their Italian dinner. The hotel is rundown and needs a lot of work. Breakfast buffet was good, staff was trying. The location was great. Their are lots of restaurants with in walking distance. Which is why it has one star. Do yourself a favor stay at the Savoy next door.
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My wife and I have spend holidays and good times at different hotels around Seychelles, but there is something that kept us going back to coral strand for us it brings loads of beautiful, exciting and romantic memories. The working staff are so welcoming and nice they make you feel welcome as guests which is very important. I want to thank in particular Anielle and chamara and the whole front office staff they sure know their job and they are good at it. Jourdanne the waitress wise lady warm to client always, she is definitely an asset to the hotel cause thats is what hotels is all about welcoming and make client feel welcome not to forget the poolboy guys always nice and helpful. For my wife and I we will choose coral strand for the perfect holiday without a blink of an eye. For you out there who are looking to find a tranquility get away or holiday with beautiful beach perfect working staff we definitely will recommend CORAL STRAND👌 that is the hotel for you!!
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i would never go there again,, all over it was poor event the city and the neighbourhood. all day wind. The restaurant is terrible itself, closed windows to the see. dirty and the turtles are so said in the garden.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coral Strand Smart Choice
Which popular attractions are close to Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Nearby attractions include Beau Vallon Beach (0.2 miles), Beach Shak (0.4 miles), and Roots Seychelles (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Conveniently located restaurants include Seyshima, Eden, and La Perle Noire.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Coral Strand Smart Choice have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Coral Strand Smart Choice offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Coral Strand Smart Choice?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Clock Tower (1.8 miles).