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
The hotel is in a great location and caters all the needs to visitors. There is a great choice of restaurants on site. Rooms are cleanand big. There is pleanty of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I have known the Coral Strand literally from the days it was opened, back then in the late 1970's managed by Kenya's Block Hotels. I have seen standards go up and down, once to a point of utter despair and fleeing to another location after just one night.
During my last stay the hotel did make a slightly better impression again but this stay was far from ideal.
Being part of a media trip one would have expected that management, top or senior of any ranks, would make an appearance at one stage or another to engage and 'work the media'. Nothing of the sort ever happened!
My room was functional and clean apart from a lingering odour in the bathroom and the a/c unit was loud even when operating on the lowest level.
The food offerings were, compared by Seychelles standards, on the frugal side and truth told, most beach hotels in Kenya easily outperform this kind of service, apart perhaps from the Beau Vallon Bay Beach. THAT is the main attraction and remains so but for all else, the Coral Strand now seems to be sliding down the rankings again. Perhaps another major refurbishment is on the cards, we shall see.
The staff, apart from a rather dour looking waitress who could not smile even if paid for, were generally friendly but the bubbly attitude I spotted and noted at my last visit, had also gone.
Upside: I left my camera at the receptionist's desk and it was promptly retrieved and returned to me! For that, thumbs up!
Not my first choice and for those looking for Seychelles' reknown quality certainly not a Smart Choice!
very well positioned, facing the beautiful Beau Vallon Beach, close to shop, restaurants, bus stop. Good service for the beach & swimming pool (bed & towels, restaurant & bar). Very good restaurant buffet (breakfast & dinner), good quality and choise. Room with balcony (facing hundreds of other balconies, no privacy), ocean view, with the main facilities (only points to be improved: bathroom little old, wardrobe very small). Staff & management very polite, efficient and professional - a particular thanks to Mikail and Irina.
I like room very much. Air conditon Works but loud
Very good is to have refrigerator for drinks, coffe cooking possibility very welcome.
View was great, direct to ocean and bay.
Staff were nice and helpfull.
Just stayed solo for 4 nights and it was exactly what I was hoping for. Beautiful beachfront right next to a great clean pool with lounge chairs available for both. The Ocean Deck Manager Paresh made me feel welcome, like I was at a home away from home. He was always there when I needed something! The chef Owen made the most delicious fresh Red Snapper on request. Place was clean, Rocky was awesome and overall the hotel employees were an absolute pleasure my entire stay. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone just arriving to the Seychelles that needs a place before island hoping!