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Coral Strand Rd, Beau Vallon, Mahe Island Seychelles
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 8 in Beau Vallon
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.0
Service
4.0
Value
3.8
One of the first resorts in Seychelles, the 4-star Coral Strand Smart Choice was opened in 1972. The resort immediately won the hearts of locals and tourists, becoming an integral part of the island life. Coral Strand Smart Choice is located on the North West of Mahe Island, on the famous Beau Vallon beach, which stretches for several kilometers along Beau Vallon Bay. Fine sand, small waves and stunning sunsets make this beach truly special, like no other on the island. The resort is a great starting point for exploring Mahe Island and its main attractions: Morne Seychellois National Park, Marine Reserve, Botanical Garden and the capital of Seychelles - Victoria. It takes only 25 minutes by car to get from Seychelles International Airport to the hotel. The simple and uncluttered design of our guest rooms invites you to unwind after an active day spent outdoors. Coral Strand Smart Choice offers 164 guest rooms furnished with king-size or twin beds with the option of connecting rooms, all equipped with flat-screen TV with international TV channels, Wi-Fi, individual air-conditioning, shower, hairdryer and bathroom amenities. Guests can choose between a mountain view, which offers a breathtaking tropical landscape, or a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean. Start your day with an ocean view breakfast at Island Trader Restaurant. Dine at our gourmet Mahek Restaurant, servicing authentic Indian cuisine, or visit Coral Asia Restaurant, renowned for the best sushi and sashimi in the Seychelles. Our Ocean Deck Bar offers the best sunset views over the ocean. Indulge in tropical cocktails, local beers and the famous Coral Cheese Burger by the Chef. Seychelles is one of the most romantic destinations in the world, where the most beautiful weddings take place. This is also one of the places where the ceremony is held with the issuance of an official marriage certificate, recognized in most countries of the world. Coral Strand Smart Choice has great experience in hosting wedding ceremonies, including the organization of welcome cocktails, receptions, banquets or just a romantic dinner for two.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German

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Grade: 61 out of 100
25Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Christian wrote a review May 8
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I was in Seychelles and booked this place for an emergency stay due to a false antigon test. I went to cancel at the front desk and they said they would cancel and coordinate with a booking agency to cancel. They lied an rocketed to charge me. These people took my money and I would recommend not staying with a dishonest hotel and staff and stay at the plenty of nicer hotels in Mahe. The place is run down and so is the hospitality. Stay away unless your desperate, which I was and then they will take advantage.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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erik f wrote a review May 6
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It was my very first time in the Seychelles, and I'm glad that I stayed here at the Coral Strand! Before I arrived, I did read many reviews here by others, and was worried about the many negative ones, but after staying there for myself for *10* nights, I can say for myself, how full of crap those 'bad reviews' are!!!! This place is amazing!!!! From the excellent food, to the almost picture perfect weather of every day, to the 'bath tub like water' of both the pool and indian ocean, to the staff, to the other guests: mainly, French, Russians, Deutch, et others etc.. I'm already planning to come back here again! My first room was 'back side view' then they moved me to 'ocean/pool view' - truly, spectacular!!! It's absolutely worth the 16hrs 35 min flight for me to come here! And I will return asap!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Fingal84 wrote a review Apr 2022
Truro, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is in a good location and the staff were efficient and friendly. It is let down by the building, our room was small, shabby and damp with a pervasive damp smell. The pool area is cramped with insufficient shade, the few sun beds with umbrellas were “bagged” by 8am… even though the occupants didn’t seem to be there! The beach is lovely but there was no available shade at the hotel. I guess it’s good value but it is certainly not 4 star.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Cheshireladyontour wrote a review Apr 2022
25 contributions24 helpful votes
I downgraded my expectations based on reviews but still disappointing stay. This was the first hotel in Seychelles that didn't offer us a welcome juice on arrival. It's a small thing, but always welcome in heat. Our room was a standard one ,number 217. It's on first floor if you opened blackout curtains people can see in would be better if voiles were provided too. There was mould on back of bathroom door which had been painted over. This was very lazy as just needed a bit more cleaning before painting. The shower was powerful but leaked all over bathroom floor if not careful as unit wasn't sealed. When the room was cleaned we had to phone to get replacement towels. We ate in the bar by the pool for lunch there was a mix up with the order I think new things had been added to menu that not all staff were aware of. I understand mistakes happen , but I had to raise it three times to get it fixed. When we booked the check out time was 11am during our stay staff tried to change it to 10am and then make out they were doing me a favour honouring original time. It just seemed a lot of work by me the customer to get any kind of service at all. The staff act as if they have a job for life and the customer is a pain disturbing them.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Joëlle wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We stayed 5 nights in April22, the food was really delicious with a wide choice everyday and the whole kitchen team was super friendly. I have a nut allergy and the kitchen team was very supportive so I could enjoy the buffet without worries. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had the honeymoon room whith a perfect view directly to the beach. Our highlight was the delicious food with the lovely staff.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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CarolJara wrote a review Apr 2022
Campinas, SP221 contributions49 helpful votes
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This hotel is peculiar, first view I had my concern, the reception need renovation and the building itself needs some maintenance, but the rooms were good, already renovated and the special thing at this hotel is that you have the best sunset view from the Ocean Bar (the hotel bar) in front of the beach. I stayed a week at this hotel and every day at 6pm I was at the Ocean bar drinking a wine watching the best sun set view of the Seychelles Island. By the way, excellent food at the bar and excellent service, they also have live music. I highly recommend
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Do not take front rooms, the noise of the waves won't let you sleep
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amandarachel72 wrote a review Feb 2022
Brentwood, United Kingdom125 contributions60 helpful votes
We stayed for our sons wedding . We arrived at 6.50 in the morning as a party of 14 ,but could not access any rooms until 2pm. There was a place you could leave your luggage which was an unlocked room. We were told we could enjoy the full use of the facilities which were a pool and the sea..so after a lot of going through cases we all went and sat outside. The staff were welcoming, especially Esther and her team, but very laid back so after a long flight we were all shattered. The rooms are dated and we went half board but never got a drink with dinner and half the time we had pizza or rice. Food was terrible.. There is an off licence and shop a walk up the road where we found the water, juice cheaper. The beach was beautiful and we walked end to end with pit stops in between. Ganesh the restaurant manager literally made our holiday, he was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We did dive and went to long Island which was simply stunning. We also visited the tortoise but wear long trousers as we were bitten alive...
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Joseph W wrote a review Jan 2022
Englefield Green, United Kingdom8 contributions
A little late but what a memory. 20 years ago Sept 2002 my wife and I got married at this hotel, we had it all planned hand made outfits even wedding bands. On the first night we heard the hotel band playing so hired them to play on the special day. Seychelles felt like home everything was so special. Going through old photos recently and yep still married and all set to return to the I do venue. A truly memorable hotel hope it hasn't changed to much.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Basheer Al - S wrote a review Jan 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates289 contributions56 helpful votes
Needed something budget friendly in a convenient location and this hotel delivered. It’s classed as 4 star but I would give it a 3. Only spent a few nights here as I was only in Seychelles for meetings but for those of you who are used to the likes of Hilton, Kempinski and budget hotels like the ibis then don’t expect much at coral. The hotel needs a face lift What you will find at coral is a hotel managed by very friendly and helpful staff that is located in the center of beau vallon, on the beach. Surrounded by other bars, restaurants and hotels giving you other cost effective options if eating at coral isn’t for you. I would definitely come back if it’s for work but if I’m bringing a family or if you are a couple looking for something special then consider other options. Kudos to Jessica who was always friendly to us at breakfast and Esther at front desk who was on hand to help me with whatever I asked.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Check out the local bars and restaurants along the beach. More options
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Ivan M wrote a review Jan 2022
Valencia, Spain11 contributions
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Worst hotel of all 2021, bad service, bad rooms and expensive. What else? 1990 rooms totally old, they charge you for a bottle of water crazy money. The beach is really bad with some rivers filling the water with pii. Everyday they took all the towels and never returned it. Then u call reception lucky if someone pick up the phone. Really the worst experience ever.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Book a hotel in the south
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PRICE RANGE
$127 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel coral strand, coral strand beau vallon
LOCATION
SeychellesMahe IslandBeau Vallon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
164
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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), Roots Seychelles (0.7 miles), and Beach Shak (0.4 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 Eden, La Perle Noire, and Trader Vic's Seychelles.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Coral Strand Smart Choice offers airport transportation 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).