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Constance Ephelia
Ranked #6 of 35 Hotels in Mahe Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We have just returned from our wedding and honeymoon at the Constance Ephilia. If you want a stress free wedding in beautiful surroundings this is the place for you. We can't thank Larissa, our wedding planner, enough her attention to detail was exceptional. After a rainy start to our holiday, the sun came out and we had a low key perfect beach wedding - just what we wanted. Larissa accompanied us around the grounds in a buggy to some fantastic spots for our photos (check out the view from the helipad), and then organised the most romantic lobster dinner for two on the beach. Our table was placed in the middle of a heart carved into the sand and lit by tea lights, the lobster to die for.
Our senior suite was superb, spacious and exceptionally clean. Our only negative comment would be that the hotel could provide a wider selection of more reasonably priced wines (even taking into account import charges and mark up drinks are exceptionally expensive).
Buggies were regular and for mobile guests the walk between north and south beach takes about 10 minutes through fabulous grounds and gardens.
A highly recommend holiday/ wedding and honeymoon resort.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed here to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and wasn’t disappointed in any way.
The hotel is spread across a massive area which fits in with the local environment which includes the mangroves.
In order to accommodate this there is an excellent golf buggy shuttle service which runs all over the area with buggies to and from every location every 10 or so minutes.
Being a bit of a foody, we are rarely impressed when travelling eating in hotels, but I must say the food was excellent in all of the 5 restaurants.
The only down side is the cost of drinks, which is probably due to the fact that most of it is imported as well as the high mark-up expected in a hotel of this grade.
We purchased a bottle of spirit for pre dinner drinks to keep the cost down.
(And of course to feed the wife’s gin habit)
The staff were very efficient and friendly and we were greeted numerously by name by varying different people throughout. (Small things can make you feel important).
The beach areas are very clean and well serviced, with fresh water showers nearby.
We didn’t try the pools as there wasn’t any next to our Senior suite and to be honest when you have a stunning beach on your doorstep its not really needed.
Our room was also exceptional, with double bathroom, separate walk-in shower and masses of storage space.
It was also equipped with Apple media centre with music, films and web included.
We did ask for an upgrade to a better suite for our anniversary but it was too expensive. (I think they missed the point).
We used the gym once (we were on holiday !) and also used the spa which again was stunning with lots of different pools and areas to relax, before and after your massage.

All in all we came away feeling very relaxed and pampered and would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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EpheliaResort, General Manager at Constance Ephelia, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at Constance Ephelia.We are delighted to know that yoo enjoyed your stay .Your kind comments has been shared with the team which will certainly be a motivating factor to perform better.
Thank you for your endorsement and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back at our resort in not too distant future.
Kind Regards,
Philippe Guitton
Regional General Manager

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is a massive , sprawling resort on the "wrong" side of Mahe(it is far from everything else) where mass production is their game. The hype of 5 restaurants is a con - the food is mediocre to awful with the exception of Adam and Eve - a Chinese restaurant. Do you want Chinese food on a tropical Island? No!! I want lovely fruit and seafood - One place did offer lobster at a ridiculous price - we did not try it. Unfortunately it is way to isolated to go out of the resort for dinner some place else - therefor they have a captive dinner audience even if the food is as bad as it presently is..The breakfast was really a huge disappointment - lacklustre and exactly the same everyday. Is this not THE tropical island? A small selection of average fruit (4 types) crudely cut , was the best on offer. The restaurants are designed not for mass production and not for client satisfaction! As it is fairly new , the rooms design are nice and have a spacious feel.The open plan bathroom contributes to this feeling , but is not practical , and the shower with a see through glass door is an oversight! We had problems with the aircon when we arrived - and also with the fan. The cleaning of the rooms is a problem as our room has often not been cleaned by 13h00. The beach at the North side is really beautiful - becuase of that , we had a medium pleasant holiday , but we will never return to this resort and would not advise anybody else to do so . Much nicer places on Mahe Island for the same price!!

Room Tip: Senior Suites are situated on the North Beach side , which is a lovely beach.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank Huyshen
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Warning! £3 a can of cola and £5 small bottle of beers. Standard food and hellishly pricey if not on half board / full board. Prep yourselves at check out... Those signatures are very easy mid after noon when desperate for a lager. still very impressive hotel to be fair... Oh and £15 a gin n tonic!!!!

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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EpheliaResort, General Manager at Constance Ephelia, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thankyou for your comments on trip advisor.We are glad to know that you liked our product and services.The high prices on drinks are due to high import duties levied however it is our endeavour to offer the best prices to our clients.
We look forward to welcoming you at our resort on your next visit to Seychelles.
Kind regards,
Philippe Guitton
Regional General Manger

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

The resort is beautiful! Rooms are spacious, clean and elegant, with all sorts of comforts. The food is also really good, there are 5 restaurants from which to pick, each with a different kind of cuisine. I really recommend the Asian one.
The beach is nice, although unfortunately it rained during our stay.
Beautiful holiday overall, and I'd definitely recommend this resort!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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EpheliaResort, General Manager at Constance Ephelia, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thankyou for choosing Constance Ephelia for your holiday in Seychelles.The team at the hotel & I are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay.
We thank you for your custom and your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
Best Regards,
Philippe Guitton
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We visit Seychelles a couple of times a year and somehow always return to the same places. This time we booked an overnight stay in one of Ephelia's beach villas and it was just stunning.

2 large ensuite bedrooms (with a cot for our little one), a private pool, sitting room area with nespresso coffee (it's the little things in life that count :-)), dinner included (a buffet which wasn't amazing but just fine), babysitting offered and a wonderful girl who looked after us (Agnes). To be honest, all the staff throughout the hotel are extremely nice and one of the main reasons we revisit each year. (Unlike the Four Seasons who won't allow you to use their pool if you're an outside guest and want to come and have lunch - which we tried and were denied on the phone whilst booking, and considering there was 5 of us, would've come in at over 200 quid for the day - shame on you Four Seasons.)

We stayed in Villa 12 and it was moments from the beach and the sushi restaurant - great position.

(If I had one complaint (and it's a little like saying that your wallet's too small for your $50's as you can't really complain here), the edges to the pool and steps are all very harsh stone and our little one fell and grazed himself a few times. I realise (as my husband said) that our 2 year old isn't their target market but if you ever renovate, Ephelia, think about softening the corners off. :-))

A wonderful, wonderful stay - we would definitely return as usual.

Room Tip: Any of the beach villas are very well placed but even the normal villas are very nice - just a bit f...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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EpheliaResort, General Manager at Constance Ephelia, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing Constance Ephelia for your holidays in Seychelles.We are delighted to kow that you enjoyed our product and services at our Villas & Suites.
It is the endeavour of our team at villas and suites to ensure all guests are made to feel truly special & I am glad we were successful in doing the same.
We have made a good note regarding the stones by the pool & our Maintenence team is looking into the same to see how best it can be resolved.
Thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back soon.
Best Regards,
Philippe Guitton
Regional General Manager

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Okay, I am really really late in this review - but better late than never! My husband and I stayed here in May 2011 on our Honeymoon - and could not have asked for a better welcome! This place was just heaven, and is one of my favorite happy memories! Beautiful beautiful rooms, fantastic spa, great food and amazing beaches right on the property. We had booked this place way in advance and at some point the price went down. The resort was nice enough to give us the balance of overpay as credits for the spa (per our request). Our stay here was just a magical experience.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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EpheliaResort, General Manager at Constance Ephelia, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thankyou for the review for your stay at Constance Ephelia.We are very pleased to know you you carried back fond memories of your stay in 2011.Your encouraging review will certainly boost us to raise our bar and perform even better.
Hope to welcome you back at Constance Ephelia in not too distant future.
Best Regards,
Philippe Guitton
Regional General Manger

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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Mahe Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Mahe Island
#5 Spa Hotel in Mahe Island
#6 Luxury Hotel in Mahe Island
Price Range: $380 - $1,072 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Constance Ephelia 5*
Number of rooms: 309
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious contemporary accommodations surrounded by lush landscape and scintillating lagoons, a beautiful spa village to revive your senses; choose from one of our 42 Tropical Garden View Rooms, 184 Junior Suites, 40 Senior Suites, 17 Family Villas, 16 Beach Villas, 8 Hillside Villas, 5 Spa Villas or our unique Presidential Villa. Choose an accommodation that suits your needs, whether it’s one of the magnificent Junior Suite or the unique Presidential Villa. Feast on delicious dishes and cocktails while marvelling at the deep blue of the Indian Ocean with a private dinner on the beach or in one of our restaurants. For a truly pampering moment, choose from a canopy of treatments from U Spa by Constance while your kids are having their share of adventures and fun at the Constance Kids Club.Situated on two of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahe, overlooking the marine national park of Port Launay, Constance Ephelia enjoys a unique location set within 120 hectares of land with luxuriant and rare vegetation. All suites and villas are spaciously designed and stylishly decorated with breathtaking views on either the luxuriant garden or partial view of the Indian ocean. ... more   less 
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