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“Top quality in a top location - beautiful”
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Constance Ephelia
Ranked #7 of 35 Hotels in Mahe Island
Certificate of Excellence
Soroe, Denmark
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Top quality in a top location - beautiful”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

In a top class resort located between two beaches you can enjoy life, relax and have very nice food selection opportunities. Rooms very very nice and the service second-to-none. Many options for activities or just enjoying the beach, the clear ocean and the palms casting shades if you like that.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Although this is a typical place for honeymooners, its actually a perfect place for families - the staff at Ephelia love kids and do the best they can for the little ones so that they are satisfied and happy - and the adults too, of course. We stayed 14 days at Ephelia and we travelled with a 3 year old. With the spa-villa we had booked, they provided us with a baby bath tub, rubber ducks to play with, a potty and even a baby seat on one of the bicycles that comes with the villa. At the north beach (and maybe the south beach too?) you will find a box with lots of sandtoys for children to play with.

The restaurants served excellent food, and of course you can choose from the kids menu for children if you want without extra cost (if you are on half- or fullboard). They have also succeeded making lovely atmosphere at the restaurants, which often is a problem especially when it comes to buffét-restaurants. Our favorite restaurants were Seselwa (thank you Dawson, Deepika and all the other lovely and friendly staff) and Adam & Eve (thank you Georgé and all the hard working chefs at the kitchen). We also enjoyed Italian food at Helios. Cyann is also excellent, but here you must pay supplement fee. Corossol is the biggest restaurant wich also serves excellent food, but because of the size, it becomes a bit impersonal.

The spa villa was lovely and well taken care of by John who was so discrete and immediately found out our daily rytm so that we werent disturbed.

Ephelia has the most wonderful beaches you can imagine, and the invironment is so green and lovely. Strange how such a big hotel with so many guests feel so quiet and not overcrowded at all.

If you really want a vacation of a lifetime, choose Ephelia and go for a villa. You will then be taken care of by a villa host who will arrange everething for you during your stay and more. Thank you so much, Menaka, for your excellent service and all your effort to make us happy. You did an excellent job and raised this vacation up to a higher level.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We booked the Constance Ephelia as our friends had booked their wedding at this venue and we wanted to go and share the experience with them.

I have never been to a holiday venue like the Seychelles before, so really did not know what to expect I came onto Trip Advisor to read the reviews of the Constance Ephelia which were a bit mixed, with a number of negative comments about the fact that the resort was so big and that the transport around the venue which is provided by golf buggies was very inefficient. Well, let me deal with that one first.... Firstly, the venue is not so big that you cannot walk around. We were on the north side and we had some friends who came who were on the South side, and it literally took no more then 10-15 mins to walk from one side to the other. However, if you would prefer to take a buggy, we never had to wait more than 5 mins for one to come along. If you start walking they will often stop and pick you up on route if you want to, or they will go to the designated stops every few minutes - really not an issue at all, infact we quite liked the buggies.

The staff were really helpful, nothing could be too much trouble for them. They were very friendly, they remembered our names most of the time, and they were all very happy to please.

We originally booked a junior suite, however, when we arrived the room was not ready and as we were on a different side to our friends (they were in a senior suite on the North) we paid an upgrade fee to be closer to our friends. This was a fairly substantial cost, and looking back I would not recommend doing this. Later in the week another set of friends arrived and they were in a junior suite on the South Side and I have to say, although our room was slightly bigger, I would say that the room upgrade price was not worth it, I would rather have spent my money on extras whilst we were there.

The food a the hotel was fab, and I would highly recommend the Corossol restaurant for the evening meal as the choice is fantastic. This is the only restaurant you do not need to book and we tried all of them, but still found this one the best for choice.

The only down side we could say about the hotel was the drinks and extras were VERY expensive. A bottle of wine with dinner was at least £45 for the cheapest.... !!! Beer was £6 for 330ml can..... A little over priced I think.

Room Tip: I did not think that the difference in price between a junior and senior suite was worth it... go fo...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This hotel is based in a beautiful location, over the other side of Mahe island which is quiet and away from the hustle and bustle. The hotel occupies 2 beaches facing different directions, allowing the choice, depending on wind direction and weather. They are also very different, one being much more private and quiet, the other having more going on. You can walk out to an island at low tide from the south beach, but we would recommend water shoes as it can be rocky in places. There are several swimming pools, plenty of sun loungers and great restaurants to choose from.
HOWEVER, being half board, all the extras are VERY expensive. Drinks all day and with supper were well over priced and make sure you aren't caught out by the A la Carte restaurant prices! The extra 400 Rupees are actually a credit, off the final bill not an additional supplement to eat there, as it suggests.
Overall, a lovely hotel where we had a very happy honeymoon (regardless of counting the pennies and not being able to quite relax because being aware about how much you are spending to enjoy yourselves and unwind fully.)
Good tip, if you order drinks from the bar or pool side, you can request crisps which are free! (this is how we got round lunch!)
If it was all inclusive at the same upfront payment price, we would certainly go back!

Room Tip: Depends what kind of holiday you look for. Junior Suites were all on the south side which was the qu...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Durbanville, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

The larger rooms are very comfortable due to effective central cooling and a great bathroom. All staff members were super friendly and efficient, even when asked some out-of-the ordinary request such as washing milk bottles, freezing and heating baby food and preparing a surprise birthday cake. They did miss some of the finer details one would expect a 5-star establishment to get, such as providing pillows for all guests at least after having requested twice. At last they got the 5-star pricing right.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Moscow
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Nice hotel with a huge territory, very green (lots of trees and flowers).
+ hb (half-board) tourists can eat in 5 different restaurants
(This info is not provided at hotel web site) not only in buffet , but also in la-cart restaraunts with no additional payment, menu is different every week (sometimes you need to pay extra).
+ nice spa (relaxation) + free sauna for guests
+ 2 beaches
+ a lot of trails to explore, for hiking, uninhabited beaches, hiking trails in jungles, free kayak trips on mangrove river, zip lines and rock climbing (need to pay).
+ Also nearby hotel territory - there is a nice waterfall
+ nice corals and lots of fish at north beach and fee snorkeling
+ equipment is provided opportunity to travel by boat (15 min) to marine
+ park for snorkeling and scuba diving helli pad
+ All personnel speak good English, lots of speak French and 2 guest relation ladies are Russian
- shuttle for junior suite - very long distances , be prepared to walk a lot
- beach bar service -very slow and only if you lay not far from the bar
- hotel service - need to repeat everything 4 times
- no possibility to rent bicickles or golf car (only several villas are provided)
- very slow service in restaraunt (except cyan) Cyan

Room Tip: all rooms are perfect (we took junior suite - its a long walk to restaraunts and 2-nd beach (you wal...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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EpheliaResort, General Manager at Constance Ephelia, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for the detailed feedback regarding your stay at Constance Epehlia.We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our product and services.
We look forward to wecoming you back at Constance Ephelia in not too distant future.
Best Regards,
Jean Marc Lagesse
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Abu Dhabi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Location, room and scenery fantastic. Getting to/from the hotel is at your own expense of 100euros if booked with the hotel. A local taxi is far cheaper but then you'd expect a resort of this star rating would have complimentary shuttle service. The staff lack personality and every thing they do is by the guide book they are trained to deliver and do not deter from. Food is fantastic although be prepared for continual interruptions from all serving staff on a regular basis asking how your meal is. Watch for pricing which can be confusing. The local currency if rupees which sometimes they quote and other times quotes are in euro. If I were to come to the Seychelles again I'd try another hotel

  • Stayed July 2014
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Property: Constance Ephelia
Address: Port Launay, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Region: Seychelles > Mahe Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Mahe Island
#6 Spa Hotel in Mahe Island
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Mahe Island
#7 Luxury Hotel in Mahe Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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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