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Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location is fantastic, smack on the beach, particularly the dining room. Nice a d clean pool. Delicious and fresh food. The staff are: polite, friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed our stay at Coral Strand.

Great place to stay and good location. Good facility , close to the beach. Very nice area of the Seychelles. Hire care is highly recommended. The food in facility is good and the service is pleasant and friendly!

Clean hotel. The restaurant is very good, breakfast was excellent. Smiling and helpful staff. Staff in the restaurant could be a bit more friendly. Good rooms but bad air conditioning system (strange smell and noisy), beautiful view on the beach. Service is nearly perfect (always trying to pamper the guests) but unfortunately our sleep was disturbed by some troublemakers and a marriage and we would have preferred more radical solutions.

My wife and I stayed at Coral Strand from 23rd to 31st May (except for 25th to 27th when we were in Praslin / La Digue). We had stressed while booking that we wanted a room overlooking the beach and they offered us one of the 3 rooms on the 1st floor absolutely on the beach. The beach is lovely and so is the hotel. The rooms are nicely furnished, with good en suite facilities, and clean and tidy. The service at the hotel was excellent and the lovely ladies and gentlemen at reception / travel desk deserve special praise for being so friendly and welcoming that the hotel almost became a home away from home for us. The pool bar and afternoon barbeque (great grilled fish) were excellent, and so was the Japanese restaurant which is beautifully located above the bar. The main restaurant (Island Trader) serves a good buffet breakfast though we never had lunch or dinner there. All the above restaurants overlook the beach and have a great view. Location wise, this hotel is well situated. Beau Vallon beach is one of the best on Mahe and the hotel is within walking distance of some other excellent eating places, the Wednesday street food / local night market (definitely worth a visit), a dive / snorkelling centre and decent options for water sports. I strongly recommend this hotel for couples, families as well as groups.

The hotel is on the beach with beautiful views of the ocean. The breakfast spread was amazing with the dining room overlooking the ocean. The staff are friendly and speak several languages. The hotel gift shop has a wide variety of items for sale- if you don’t have time to explore the town.

The hotel has responded perfectly to our demand. Located in front of a beautiful beach with beautiful layers of sun. The reception was remarkable. Good value for money . Thank you to all the team who has reserved a super welcome that has allowed us to spend a great moment.

It was a solo birthday getaway last month and i thought i was gonna be bored all by myself but the staff were so helpful with planning activties and excursions for me. i even got a beautiful and very tasty cake on my birthday while having breakfast. I was chuffed the hotel staff remembered. Thank you all soooo much! Seychellois are generally nice people. This was my best trip yet and i'll be back again but this time with friends and we'll definitely lodge here. Keep it up! Love, your Nigerian Princess

Amazing hotel with amazing location and very friendly staff. It is right on the beach and one can use the spa facilities in the nearby hotel which is also welcoming too. Staff are so friendly espacially tima amelie and samieu . Amzing it made my stay a more pleasurable one

This was a surprise holiday for my wife's 70th birthday and I was a little apprehensive as it was booked in a bit of a hurry. All my worries dissipated in a flash on arrival. We were met with smiles and made to feel special especially by Michael. Our room was comfortable with a sea view just as shown on the hotel website. Breakfasts were just amazing with fabulous choices and you could even have omelettes and pancakes cooked fresh and to order. Evening meals were just as good but with tasteful entertainment thrown in. The outstanding feature at this hotel were the friendly staff .. at the restaurant - Maria, Rizana, Iyappan and Manor. In reception - Stella. The cleaner - Viginie and Security - Tapendra Tiruwa. All in all a magical place to stay.

My family and I had a very enjoyable and memorable experience during the visit to observatory which resides on the roof of the hotel. The visit was guided by astronomer Mr. Jaque, who is one of the most pleasant people I have ever met and a person with exceptional passion towards his profession. He explained us why Seychelles is among the best places for the universe observation: because here on the equator you have the biggest view angle and you can observe the whole universe as the Earth rotates. We have managed to see the Jupiter, Saturn, Milky Way, Omega Centauri and the Jewel Box. Mr. Jaque was describing everything in granular details with so much pleasure, like someone would describe the first steps of his child. It was so exciting that at the end of the visit my 6 years old son told us that he wants to become an astronomer. Many thanks to Mr. Jaque and the hotel team for this great experience. It’s definitely a must visit place.

Beau Vallon Bay Mahe Island

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Beau Vallon Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel places you adjacent to Beau Vallon 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 30-minute drive of Stade Linite and North East Point Beach.


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. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served 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.

Room options

Classic Room, Ocean View

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, Ocean View

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2079 reviews