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Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel

4-star4 stars
Beau Vallon Bay, Beau Vallon, Mahe Island, Seychelles

4-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Beau Vallon Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Beautiful beach
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
More comfort would be nice
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Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel

from £175
  • Standard Room
  • Classic Room, Ocean View
  • Superior Room
  • Superior Room, Ocean View

What’s around Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Beau Vallon Beach (2-minute walk)
  • Stade Linite (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • North East Point Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Grand Anse Beach (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Barbarons Beach (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)

Getting around

  • Victoria (SEZ-Seychelles Intl.) 14-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 160 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free extended parking

  • Free nearby parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1292
  • Conference space size (meters) - 120
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1972
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Yard
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Island Trader – Overlooking the ocean, this buffet restaurant specialises in Halal dishes and serves breakfast and dinner.

Mahek – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in Indian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Ocean Deck Pub – This beach pub specialises in international cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, dinner and light fare. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Coral Asia – This poolside sushi bar specialises in sushi and serves brunch, lunch and dinner. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel’s small print


Deposit of 50% is payable for all booking from the 22 December until 15 January. To complete the reservation process and obtain additional information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Also known as

  • Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Mahe Island
  • Hotel Coral Strand
  • Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel
  • Coral Strand Smart Choice Mahe Island
  • Coral Strand Smart Choice
  • Hotel Coral Strand
  • Coral Strand Beau Vallon
  • Coral Strand Smart Hotel
  • Smart Choice Hotel
  • Coral Strand Beau Vallon

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 110
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 55 (up to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 150
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 75 (up to 12 years old)

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 16 for adults and EUR 0 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 50 per person (roundtrip)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 6 and 12 costs EUR 20.00 (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 220 reviews

Good 6.0
We were married at the Coral Strand 30 years ago. It was a beautiful hotel with fantastic service and we were very well looked after so we always vowed to return. We did return and were very disappointed. The first room we were given stank of cats pee, the shower squirted more water on the ceiling than on me, sink taps weren't attached properly, the bathroom door was mouldy as were the curtains. We complained and were immediately moved to another room which was a big improvement. We met two other couples there that had exactly the same problems (cat pee smell etc) and had to be moved. Some staff couldn't be nicer and yet some others were quite sullen. The food was average, the main lift only worked sometimes and when we checked out nobody offered to help with our baggage and, guess what, the lift wasn't working so we had to carry them on our own down three floors. Overall we thought the hotel was looking very tired. The location is fantastic!
Colin, gbFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Sey Trip
Nice hotel. The only one in the area right on the beach. Good pool. Room overlooked pool and ocean. Friendly, helpful and efficient staff. Nice breakfast in restaurant overlooking beach and ocean. Not much to do in the area but there are restaurants nearby. Most seem to close around 10pm. Would recommend Gecko Bar at the Savoy (about 2 mins walk from the hotel). Nice food or just have a drink plus you get a 10% discount for being Coral Strand resident. Wednesday evening the "strip" livens up with music and food stalls otherwise very quiet. The Boathouse Bar is best for just having a drink and that's less than 10 min walk away. Overall very nice if you're ok with quiet life and beach holiday. Would recommend Teddy's Glass Bottom Boat trip to St Anne's Island for snorkelling island tour. Great boat crew and really nice lunch. One of our best days out. You can book at hotel or from one of the many vendors on the strip.
gbRomance trip
Poor 2.0
Seychelles disappointment
Chaos on arrival, staff shouting at each other on the telephone, then they couldn’t find our reservation. Finally got a room but not in the booked higher room category! Ended up in a room with damaged wardrobe, messy shower cabin and an A/C unit that couldn’t be controlled apart from on/off... Breakfast is average, area behind the bar minging! This place is old, rundown, overpriced and run by non professional staff. Stay away!
gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
Coral Strand - great location.
The hotel is situated on the beach in a perfect location. The Beau Vallon beach is regarded as one of the best in the Seychelles. There are some excellent water sport activities at the location. The hotel food is good and reasonably priced although the alcoholic drinks incl local beers are very expensive. Some parts of the hotel need a bit of decoration. The staff are very helpful. Our sea view room was double booked and we were compensated with free breakfast for the duration of our stay, although we did get a ‘sea view’ room after a couple of days. We went on Teddy’s glass bottom boat trip arranged via one of the salesmen who frequent the beach in front of the hotel. That was excellent and I suggest a must do. The adjacent savoy hotel does excellent food which is discounted by 10% when staying at coral strand
Robert, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice island hotel, good variety of restaurants
Enjoyed our stay here, not too far from a supermarket and they have a local market on Wednesday evenings just a few minutes walk from the hotel. The hotel is what you would expect from an island hotel, it's not elaborate but has everything you need, including a good variety of restaurants. However the hotel food is expensive, although the island in general is very expensive! They provide you with a waterproof wrist band which is used instead of a key to enter your room. I really liked that as it was a lot more practical. The hotel is right on the beach which is perfect! Staff were very friendly and accommodating! Very bad wifi in the room unfortunately which was the only downside.
Sam, gb5 night family trip

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