Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Located in Mahe Island (Beau Vallon), Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel is within the vicinity of Beau Vallon Beach and Stade Linite. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of North East Point Beach and Grand Anse Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 163 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and plasma televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 6 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We stayed 4 days in Coral Strand Hotel and the best thing was the location of the property, at the middle of the Beau Vallon beach. It is 25 minutes away from airport, just next to the main street in Beau Vallon with all restaurants and attractions. The price versus value is not satisfiable as the property is overrated.
Before and during our stay we encountered several issues which were really disappointing.
First, reservation team is really bad.
We sent couple of emails to ask about the property and to book an airport pick-up, but we received only response to some of our questions and we never got an answer about the shuttle bus.
We received a cancellation confirmation 2 days before our trip via email and we had to call to understand and solve this issue. As the reason wasn't valid, they amended our booking.
All the hotel staff except the reception team and HSK team were terrible, with a very bad service. From F&B team the two persons with a descent service were Parash and Abram.
At the check-out we were asked to pay a bill which was paid earlier because at the time of the payment the person in charge did not post it in the system, so we had to wait until they investigate.
The breakfast variety was good, but with a slight daily modification.
The cleanliness of the room was good, but the room is not very spacious and without a privacy as the balconies are so close. We had a corner room which was supposed to be with an ocean view, but ended up with the neighbour's balcony view.
The bathroom door in our room was just recently painted and the smell inside the room was very strong, so we addressed this to the hotel without any action.
Overall we would rate this property below average, with a very expensive rate for the value and service.
I would have rated the hotel a 5 except for one thing, more of that later.
All the staff we came in to contact with were very friendly and helpful
Airport transfer arranged via the hotel was reasonably priced and efficient
Our suite on the 5th floor had a great view, comfy beds, fridge worked well.
Houekeeper Carol kept it spotless and left us bottled water everyday and little drawings and notes as well as towel art. Thank you to her
We were half board with breakfast and dinner taken in the buffet. Food was on the whole very good. A good selection and we got to try different foods.
For lunch we generally ate at Ocean Deck which had a good range on offer especially as we were also able to order food from the Coral Asia restaurant. Excellent sushi and sashimi and noodle dishes, definitely recommended.
Beach was glorious with plenty of sunbeds although no shade in the afternoon.
Sunbeds round the pool were padded and comfortable.
Pool area small and limited sunbeds. Tables at the Ocean Deck were very close to the pool.
The pool area was very busy and noisy most days, with children running round the pool, shouting and splashing with seemingly little or no supervision. On more than one occasion both children and parents were "playing" with the life belts in the pool. I did end up alerting the front desk about this. Additionally some families "camped out" at the Ocean Deck monopolising tables with wet children going back and forth from the pool.
We did try the beach but it was not really suitable for us because of my husband's mobility problems plus lack of shade in the afternoon.
We knew it was a family hotel but this was not what we expected. The problem was really down to the lack of space.
It would make a great adults only hotel.
The location of the hotel is right on the beach and the beach and the sea are so beautiful. Beau Vallon beach , along with Grand Anse, are the only two beaches on Mahe that are indepedent of the tides and the beach doesnt disappear at high tide. The sea was very calm, warm and clear, full of fish right next to the shore. No corals or sea weed. Have in mind ,however, that Beau Vallon is not the typical Seychellois beach, it is more of an European style of beach.
The staff were helpful.
Breakfast was delicious.
This is a very big hotel and if you are looking ofr privacy this is not the place for you. At night you can hear TV and people talking from the neighbouring rooms. The swimming pool was full of local kids and is very, very noisy. The kids play in the pool or they play football in the garden and is very noisy.
There isnt enough shade on the sunbed on the beach and on the pool, only a few sunbeds have shade and the sunbeds on the beach are too close to one another and is nosiy. You can hear the conversations of other people...
There is a water sport centre next to the hotel and adds to the noise.