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Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

First of all, I would like to appreciate the work of Coral Strand employees, who were always smiling and helpful. Other than that, with Seychelles prices, this is a budget hotel. It is great if you need a place to sleep right by the beach, but there is truly no romance in this hotel. The standard rooms are very small, our AC was dripping, shower was leaking, the room was smelly, there was no privacy on the balcony. Thankfully, we asked for change of room and were given a better one. The pictures on the website are not accurate, for example no table clothes in the restaurant, which is using old, paint-peeling outside tables. It was a shame, because the food for the breakfast was otherwise quite good. I hope, they can make some refurbishing soon and make the most of the convenient location. There is access to the pool area of neighboring Savoy hotel, which is very beautiful - major plus.

While the hotel is a little older, the quality of service and stunning beach location more than made up for its age. The breakfast buffet was good with a variety of choices. A great place to stay for families with shops and restaurants nearby. The use of shared facilities with the nearby savoy hotel a good addition to keep kids happy with another pool and other activities.

Visited by the end of March, evening with friends. We sat next to the beach once and next to the hotel pool the other day. Nice view,wide variety on menu, fast service, fair prices and very polite personnel. We paid 1200 SCR for 2 fish plates and one sea food platter, salad and 4 beers. Definitely would go again.

excellent location for vocation stay in Seychelles. nice customer service. fantastic location. perfect restaurants to taste. closer to the beach and water sports. closer to bus top. totally recommend them.

First gloomy day in Beau Vallon went for a walk dropped into coral strand for a drink decided to grab a bit of food ordered a pizza between 2 of the kids fish and chips for the other we ordered a lamb Shish between us and chips waited over an hour which wasn’t really a problem as we were having a drink place was not packed first came the fish which my 6 year old start eating and spat it out I cut the fish and it was frozen raw fish inside called the waiter and showed him he said that’s frozen then he brought lamb Shish which was stone cold I ordered him to remove the 2 dishes kids are the pizza and chips they brought the kids fish back out cremated black and tried to give her I got very annoyed asked for bill he brought down and told me he removed fish and lamb from bill very good of him we didn’t get them I told him the dangers of giving food poisoning to a child really bad imagine serving frozen fish on an island where fish is in abundance

Walked in here simply to try and ask a question. The Eastern-European duty manager was schmoozing with a tourist group of his own country men and women and didn't give us the light of day. Were kept waiting and waiting and eventually just ignored. Was shocking.

Excellent location with great staff. The open local market is walking distance away. Actually everything you need is a walking distance away, rent a car, grocery, ATM, police station, you name it and you'll find it near by.

We loved this place so much that we decided to use it as our home base for the duration of our visit to The Seychelles! This hotel delivers a lot for a reasonable price on a very expensive island. GREAT beachfront location on an incredibly beautiful, long stretch of white sand with crystal clear water. A wonderful selection of good restaurants of all types, on site and within a short walk, ensured many memorable meals. And a lovely car-free walking area parallel to the beach was perfect for a daily stroll or relaxing over a marguarita. A very professional staff work over-time to guarantee that you will be well looked after and all your needs will be met. We booked a series of day trips to visit other magnificent islands, and always appreciated returning to our 'home' at the end of a great adventure. We paid extra for an ocean-view room and it was so worth it. Incredible ever-changing views, including fabulous sunsets. Plus a very comfy bed and one of the best showers ever. And when we wanted a change from the beach, an INCREDIBLE pool awaited at the sister hotel next door (in addition to the small pool on site). We cannot say enough good things about this hotel. Book it.

Excellent Choice for anyone looking forward to Seychelles. Hotel is situated at great location JUST RIGHT ON THE BEACH which is in my view is the greatest advantage over other hotels in Mahe. Rooms are good with picturesque ocean view, room service is excellent. Hotel bar and restaurant are just at the side of beach which is again a big advantage. The best part of this hotel is their caring and helpful Staff, specially Mr Chamara & Mr. Sujeeth who put their best efforts to make your vacations memorable. They are available at every step wherever you need help be it excursions logistics or any other support. A Special thanks to Mr. Chamara for being a great host and a wonderful person.

Awesome property and great hospitality Take property and enjoy it instead of taking any city tour Great weather Property with clean beach with blue skies and clear blue water Nice food with ample options and nice bar......

Beau Vallon Bay Mahe Island

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Beau Vallon Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Beau Vallon Beach, Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of other popular attractions like North East Point Beach. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 163 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's on the beach and also within a 15-minute drive of Stade Linite.


There are multiple options for onsite dining with 6 restaurants, including Island Trader, which specializes in Halal dishes and serves breakfast and dinner, and Mahek Restaurant with pleasing ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


All 163 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies or patios, private yards, and refrigerators. Guests can expect 32-inch plasma TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes.

Property features

At Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 50 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include 2 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1987 reviews