Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel

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Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Beau Vallon Beach

7.0/10 Good

602 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Beau Vallon Bay, Beau Vallon, Mahe Island
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Beach bar
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Babysitting
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Beau Vallon Beach - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Seychelles Intl. Airport (SEZ) - 32 min drive
  • Praslin Island (PRI) - 27 miles/43.4 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel

Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 60 per vehicle one-way. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Island Trader, one of 3 restaurants, which serves Halal dishes and is open for breakfast and dinner. A beach bar, a children's pool, and a terrace are other highlights at this upscale hotel. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and beach location.


Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 160 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Fishing
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference center (1292 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1972
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • 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 specializes in Halal dishes and serves breakfast and dinner.
Mahek - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.
Ocean Deck Pub - This beach pub specializes 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 specializes in sushi and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 60 per vehicle (one-way)
  • 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)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children costs EUR 60 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which 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.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

More positives than negatives
The Coral Strand is ideally located on Beau Vallon Beach and is probably the best located hotel on the island. It is however very dated and needs a major investment in order to update the rooms and facilities. This however is reflected in the price and represents excellent value for money relative to other hotels on the island. The staff were very good as was the food both at breakfast and in the evening. Located nearby was a range of street food sellers offering wonderful food at cheap prices. Worth staying at especially if on a tight budget.
Susan, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Nuno, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Staff were great. Area around was fun.
Maria, 4-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Please don't stay here
Is advertised as a 4 star but really is 2 star with no customer service. All other hotels gave us a welcome drink this one didn't. Hotel was built in 70s and decor in room was still the same. I asked several times for a late check out and was happy to pay for it. They wouldn't give an answer until last morning which was no.Then argued that check out time was 10 am rather than 11am that I booked. Eventually agreed to give us till 12. Is lots of choice at breakfast.
Amanda, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

amr, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Fair stay
Internet was horrible. I was hardly able to reach out to office emails.
Zehra, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Rubbish hotel on Amazing Beach
The only thing positive about this hotel was the location on the most beautiful beach. Check in was scheduled at 2pm but at 3pm at least 5 other rooms plus mine were still not ready until asking for the manager then suddenly it was ready. If you want a chair on the beach, you best put a towel on it to claim it for the day before 8am as there aren’t nearly enough. The hotel restaurant requires payment for each order with no option to charge to your room which is not explained at check in and very odd. It seems that most guests here are smokers and they literally smoke everywhere…the beach, restaurant, pool, lobby, rooms, you name it! The room walls are so thin the smoke even comes into the room. Lastly, the shower was so tiny you could barely turn around in it while the door was closed. This is really a shame considering the absolute amazing location and staff!
Chad, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The property does not look like pictures at all. It is very old hotel and the food is terrible. We also had to prolong the stay because of testing positive. While being isolated in the room, the reception service was not the best. They were very dismissive and slow.
Lan Anh, 3-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

After complain about cleaness, hygiene, signs of moisture and bad smell in the room we got 2 times room change to reach finally to a better condition. Food extra expensive compare to the presented quality and quantity . The hotel reach the the maximum of use . A renovation must take place to keep enjoying the location witch is one of the best in Mahé.
Mohamed, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Megan, 5-night trip with friends
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