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Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles

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Shelly Beach, South Africa
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The rooms were very dirty, with hair all over. Floor tiles full of marks. Air cons leak inside onto floor. Algae on walls. Paint droppings on furniture. Shower doors dirty. Staff excellent. Amenities poor. Food very average.

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I have never written a negative review - but, I do not recommend staying at the Coral Strand. The hotel is fine, but is very overpriced considering how old it is. The food and service leaves much to be desired.

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Our room was clean but the hotel was nothing special. It had a cheap feel to it and we felt like it was overpriced (as almost every hotel in Seychelles is). The hotel is located to Beau Vallon, which is a beautiful beach but there were so many tourists that we spent our days elsewhere. Getting around the island from...

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Trip booked 3 months in advance and reminder emails sent weeks prior to arrival. When we arrived, we had to wait 1hr for our 'pool view room' AC was set to 16C and we could not stop The 'swing vent' nor set higher temperature. Windows are single-pane and each night there is noisy Karaoeke next to the very small pool....

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Gozd Martuljek
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Good beach, beautiful resort. I like that it was not so sterile like many 4* or 5* resorts. You are in Coral Strand still connected with the Island and locals. Hotel can do everything for you. Very professional

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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share you feedback. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and specially for the fact that we made you feel that hotel can do anything for its guests. It is our endeavor that every guest carries back fond memories of their stay with us. Thank you...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely awful. Old rabbit warren - taken to far back 'family' room - they bought an extra bed on wheels for our son and it had such huge undulations on it he couldn't sleep on it. Curtains had come off so bad temp version strung up. They were slow and unhelpful at reception when we arrived - even though it...

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High Wycombe
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

I wanted to take my girlfriend out for a Boxing Day meal so decided to book a table for 2 at the sushi restaurant which overlooks the ocean. The initial impression was amazing, booked a table for 2 three days ago and was offered a choice of tables. The menu looked amazing and the staff seemed really friendly. On the...

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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am terribly disappointed to learn that your experience at our Coral Asia restaurant was not a positive one. We have made good note of your comments and working on areas of improvement. Please note that your feedback is of tremendous importance to us so that we can correct the areas we err and ensure quality service is...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The hotel's location is excellent. The staff is friendly and approachable. Breakfast buffet experience is awesome. The food at the pool is not really good though. The room and the hotel clean and comfortable and well equipped. The garden and the pool area are super nice and relaxing. The beach area is amazing with lot of fish you can feed...

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Coral Strand S, General Manager at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.I am happy to know that you had a nice stay and that the services of our staff made your stay comfortable. I look forward to seeing you again at the Coral Strand and assure you of our best attention and services at all times. Kind...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We spent 2 weeks at the Coral Strand after being forced to cancel a 4 week trip (which the hotel reimbursed). The management and staff are very friendly and eager to help. After explaining the reason for our previous cancellation, we were upgraded to a deluxe room for the second half of our stay. Both rooms had sea views -...

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Quatre Bornes, Africa
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Trust that few staff require more training in tourism field and would suggest that Coral Strand organize a kind of cross collaboration with another hotel in the region and send some staff on training to acquire more experience.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles

Address: Beau Vallon, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Region: Seychelles > Mahe Island > Beau Vallon
Price Range: RM718 - RM1,322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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Hotel Coral Strand
Coral Strand Beau Vallon
Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles Beau Vallon
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“There is almost no disturbance at any floor but if you want a great view go for the ocean view rooms.”
  • Ocean view room
  • View from the balcony
Madhu-Bilal, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose ocean facing room on high floor! Floor 5 is deluxe...so go with floor 4!”
Itravel50, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 130/230 are next to the bar, so avoid if a light sleeper”
87ND, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Honey Moon Suite offers an excellent sea-view and soft sound of Waves.”
637kirstenh, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“pay more and stay somewhere else”
sharonsK3827TV, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
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