After reading many reviews on the Seychelles before our trip we were aware not to expect to much. Having visited at the end of March 2012 the hotel is still under renovations. We did get one of the best rooms with a beautiful view right onto the beach and pool area. Our balcony was spacious enough for 2 loungers. A few things on the interior - like the TV not having an aerial and the phone not working, no safe and no curtain or blind on the small window in the bedroom may inconvenience some people but because we were only there for 4 nights before moving onto Praslin, sleeping late and watching TV wasn't on our agenda at all, and it shouldn't be for anyone who visits the Seyschelles. One of the most beautiful places on this earth - one doesn't want to miss a minute of being outdoors and exploring the Island.
Accept the fact that you are on an island and this is island life! Nothing gets done in a hurry! I would highly recommend this hotel, its well postioned and walking distance from other restaurants, make sure to ask for a rennovated room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Coral Strand
- Coral Strand Beau Vallon
- Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles Beau Vallon, Mahe Island