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Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well it was a pretty average affair with the unfriendly hotel staff and the not-so-ocean-view rooms ( believe me it is a spam there are hell lot of trees for you to get any view ) . The only saving grace is the beach THE BEAU VALLON .


I would give it a 2.5 maybe.

Room Tip: Dont go for the ocean view room !
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank T_K_12_88
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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2014

Dear T_K_12_88,

Thank you very much for your review. My apologies for the experience that you found during your stay. We would like to recommend Deluxe Ocean View which on higher floor with better overlooking at the Indian Ocean.

Looking forward for your next visit and we serve you the best.

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Building is ugly old and dated. The room was ok with flat screen tv and international channels. Bathroom had a blocked drain smell but was well stocked with toiletries. Balcony had lovely sea view.

The pool was closed but we could use the Savoy pool next door which was very nice.

The hotel is right on the beach and there are several eating places lose by. Can recommend the in house Inian restaurant. The food was excellent but lacked atmosphere.

Breakfast buffet was also good.

Not bad value for money.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Dear Eksayers
Thank you for your comments. The hotel was first built in 1972, one of the first on the island. As you point out we are fortunate in the way the hotel offers the best location, right on the beach and close to numerous shops and restaurants. We have had some radical changes in the past, the most recent one was a complete refurbishment 2 years ago. We currently are upgrading the swimming pool to add that little bit extra for our guests to enjoy. We continue to look for new ways to improve and provide the service our guests so deserve.
Regards

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Reviewed July 27, 2014

The location of this hotel is superb! What with the white sandy beaches, the yatches littering the ocean, the happy honeymooners, ...I could go on and on. The magnificence of the destination overcompensated the small rooms, the obscenely high prices, the unreliable internet and the rigidity of the check-in and check-out procedures. The staff were however very helpful and always adorned a smile.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

Dear aherejons
Seychelles is indeed a beautiful destination and has a lot to offer everyone! The fact though that it is small requires mostly everything to be imported and hardly anything is grown on the island to sustain the hotels that look for quality in the products that we use. We do our best though to purchase locally especially the fruits and vegetables. Our location is our best seller and we do encourage our guests to be out and explore this magnificent island without having to move far. Regarding the internet which is unfortunately out of our control, we have been advised that the upgrades are imminent to the island but in the mean time we are offer it free to all our guests as do understand the importance of wanting to still be connect to loved ones etc. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff
Regards Management

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

A reasonable hotel in an excellent location but spoiled by the poor menu and overpriced drinks. Severe beer can be purchased in a nearby takeaway for a fraction of the cost in the hotel. Rooms are of good quality and housekeeping is excellent. With a little more imagination on the food/drinks variety and price this could be a very good hotel

Room Tip: Go for the 4th floor not facing the beach
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

Dear Ian
Thank you for your comments regards to the room quality and service provided by our housekeeping team. Just to recap on what the hotel is offering from a food and drink perspective. The Coral Strand has 3 restaurants: Island Trader that serves breakfast, lunch and themed buffet dinners; Mahek an authentic Indian a la carte restaurant; CoralAsia our new sushi restaurant. Besides this we also offer all day dining on the ocean deck where you can enjoy our newly created “7 flags menu” . Of course if preferring to stay indoors we offer 24hr room service. We feel that our pricing in relation to the other hotels is very competitive and with the continuous evolving, adapting and changes made to the food and drinks menu to suit our guests requirements it offers great value.
Regards management

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Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a very average hotel, wifi is expensive and of very poor quality. Pool was closed for renovation so had to listen to jack hammers and their attempt to drown out the noise with very loud House Music in the pool bar, something I would expect in a tacky Spanish hotel resort. Certainly not an idyllic hotel made worse by the hotel being fully aware that their pool was closed but only informed me after checkin and pre-paying the room, certainly would have stayed somewhere else if I had known this. Tried emailing hotel before our arrival re some questions but no response so difficult to contact them.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Dear Les
I must apologies for the lack of not responding to your questions and will address this with the relevant staff.
The closure of the swimming pool, due to immediate urgent attention, was unforeseen and could not be prevented but the hotel has put in place certain measures to assist our guest during the inconvenience.
Regards
Management

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