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Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Beau Vallon
Reviewed 21 April 2012

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.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

We stayed in this hotel for four nights and really enjoyed . Located on lovely Beau Vallon Beach with lots of restaurants nearby , we found this place perfect for us , surrounded by lush tropical forest. The hotel has just recently been refurbished, so we found it just wonderful there .We were given a spacious, modern room , immaculately cleaned by staff.
The television did not work yet , that did not bother us, we preffered the sound of the rolling sea and the wonderful view from our room . there is a big pool , too .
The hotel is in a period of a so called "soft opening " and management is so fair to provide special rates for the moment .
It is not too far to get to the capital Victoria by car .
Staff is very helpful and attentive.Try to make all your wishes come true . We were welcomed with a bottle of wine and a fruit platter in our room.Twice there were live bands playing real good stuff.
We had dinner in the amazing Indian Restaurant Mahek , which you find in the hotel.
When having planned our trip we were especially helped by Lucie Edmond , who is a pearl among the managers.She answered all my questions quickly and patiently.

We strongly recommend this hotel and will hopefully come back to this gem...

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles

Address: Beau Vallon, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Region: Seychelles > Mahe Island > Beau Vallon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Beau Vallon
#3 Luxury Hotel in Beau Vallon
Price Range: £155 - £436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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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Hotel Coral Strand
Coral Strand Beau Vallon
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