We stayed 7 days in January and found the hotel's location, beach and Créole food to be very good. However the whole time we were there the lifts in the hotel were out of order. It's an issue if your room is not on the ground or first floor especially as we had a baby. It doesn't help that the smooth tiled floors get mopped every morning making them a slip and trip hazard. The rooms are on the small side especially as our infant son wasn't able to go on the balcony as the space between the railing was too large. Condensation from the air conditioner would leave a puddle on the floor and the ventilation smelt stale. I would avoid the pool as it's over chlorinated. Finally the service at the hotel varies from good to poor. Is it value for money? Maybe just.
- 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