Constance Ephelia Resort

Seychelles, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Constance Ephélia offers state-of-the-art facilities in a location that will take your breath away. Set within almost 300 acres of tropical landscape, the resort is fringed by two of the island’s best beaches, with soft, white sand and warm, clear waters gently lapping at the shore. If that’s not enough to tempt you, the extensive U Spa by Constance offers a wide range of treatments to leave you feeling on top of the world. Why not choose to stay in a Hillside Villa where you'll have privacy and sensational views? There are also incredibly spacious Family Villas and Beach Villas, all with private pool and garden space. When it comes to dining, you’re spoilt for choice with superb restaurants, including Cyann, combining French culinary techniques with the lightness and flavour of Asian cuisine. Corossol is the main restaurant with sumptuous buffet dishes, whilst Helios, on the south beach, offers tapas, mezze and antipasti delights. Each restaurant has a bar with a creative range of cocktails and there's live music come sundown in the hotel's lively main bar. Cyann is the most elegant bar with an outdoor deck just metres from the beach. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy a whole range of non-motorised water sports and, whilst parents enjoy a well-deserved break, the kids will play happily at the complimentary kids' club.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

On Mahé Island, overlooking Port Launay Marine National Park and two of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Transfer time from Seychelles International Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

271 suites and villas. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, LCD TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, Mac mini entertainment system, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer, iron and board (on a request basis). Junior Suites with a spacious indoor living area and a furnished terrace, set around the swimming pools, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child under 13 years (plus an infant under 2 years).

Please note: prices for Junior Suites and Senior Suites are based on Half Board, with the option to upgrade to Full Board. Prices for Family Villas, Beach Villas and Hillside Villas are based on Breakfast Included, with the option to upgrade to Half Board or Full Board. Guests staying in Junior Suites enjoy buffet breakfast at the main restaurant, Corossol, and guests staying in Senior Suites and Villas enjoy breakfast at the beach restaurant, Seselwa. 

Half Board option: includes buffet breakfast at Corossol (guests staying in Junior Suites) or at Seselwa (guests staying in Senior Suites and Villas). Dinner at Corossol (buffet), Helios (buffet or set menu), Seselwa (buffet or set menu) or Adam & Eve (à la carte), or Cyann (à la carte or set menu with a meal credit). 

Full Board option: includes buffet breakfast at Corossol (guests staying in Junior Suites) or at Seselwa (guests staying in Senior Suites and Villas). Lunch at Helios (buffet or à la carte), Seselwa (buffet or à la carte), Adam & Eve (à la carte) or Kabana (snack menu). Dinner at Corossol (buffet), Helios (buffet or set menu), Seselwa (buffet or set menu) or Adam & Eve (à la carte), or Cyann (à la carte orset menu with a meal credit). Full Board starts with lunch on day 1 and ends with breakfast at the end of your stay. 

Please note: supplements may apply for à la carte or special menus, unless specified. These options are not transferable or cumulative. Drinks and in-room dining are at an additional charge. Should you miss a meal (for whatever reason), it is forfeited for that day. 

Senior Suites are larger and set amidst the gardens close to the lagoon, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (plus an infant under 2 years).

2-Bedroom Family Villas, with private pool and garden, have 1 bedroom with 1 king-size bed and 1 bedroom with twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (plus an infant under 2 years). 

3-Bedroom Family Villas, with private pool and garden, have a master bedroom on the ground floor and 2 bedrooms on the first floor (1 with twin beds), sleeping maximum 6 adults and 1 child under 13 years (extra bed in master bedroom), plus an infant under 2 years. 

Beach Villas are situated on the north side of the resort and have either 1 or 2 bedrooms with spacious en-suite bathrooms, private swimming pool and pagoda for relaxation. 1-Bedroom Beach Villas sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child under 13 years (plus an infant under 2 years). 2-Bedroom Beach Villas sleep maximum 4 adults and 2 children under 12 years (additional charge for 5th and 6th beds), plus an infant under 2 years.

Hillside Villas overlooking the Port Launay Marine Park have either 1 or 2 bedrooms and their own plunge pool, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 4 adults respectively.

5 restaurants: Corossol (main buffet restaurant), Helios Mediterranean Restaurant (buffet restaurant), Adam & Eve (à la carte Pan-Asian cuisine), Cyann (à la carte menu), Seselwa (island cuisine). 5 bars: main bar, Helios bar, Adam & Eve bar, Cyann bar and Seselwa bar. 4 swimming pools. U Spa by Constance* with 18 treatment rooms, yoga pavilion, sauna, thermal pool, Jacuzzi and hair salon. Fully-equipped gym*, tennis court*, squash court* and non-motorised water sports*, including pedalos, catamaran sailing, windsurfing and kayaks. Snorkelling at Port Luanay Reserve*. Scuba diving*. Climbing wall*, zip wire* and a tortoise park*. Hiking trails. 5 boutiques. Constance Kids' Club* (4-11 years). Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi available.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wedding of our dreams in the best hotel in Seychelles!

May 22, 2019 Maya K

Our visit at the Constance Ephelia was actually for our wedding there. We reached out to the hotel few months prior to our arrival and received the warmest treatment. Our wedding planner Juliana met us upon our arrival, showed us around and assisted with everything we needed. We ended up having the most amazing visit and wedding day. Thanks to… Read more
Our visit at the Constance Ephelia was actually for our wedding there. We reached out to the hotel few months prior to our arrival and received the warmest treatment. Our wedding planner Juliana met us upon our arrival, showed us around and assisted with everything we needed. We ended up having the most amazing visit and wedding day. Thanks to the hotel's staff, we will forever cherish this trip. Words cannot describe how luxurious this hotel is, how pretty, clean and with an absolutely breathtaking view. We cannot recommend enough. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome and brilliant stay

May 21, 2019 KanakKabra Hyderabad, India

This is a huge hotel, and given the scale I believe it is maintained very well. Be it accommodation, or food you have multiple options to choose from. The drinks and food are very expensive though, so I would recommend a full board. The staff is very well trained, is friendly, responds well and makes sure that you are having a comfortable… Read more
This is a huge hotel, and given the scale I believe it is maintained very well. Be it accommodation, or food you have multiple options to choose from. The drinks and food are very expensive though, so I would recommend a full board. The staff is very well trained, is friendly, responds well and makes sure that you are having a comfortable stay. I stayed in Family villa. It is very tastefully done and very well maintained. Its huge and is ideal for family with teen aged children. It offers the luxury of staying together, yet offers required privacy as well. The hotel has 2 beaches which are clean and offer the use of recliners, but the beaches are not private and you will find others who are using the beach, but this is of no concern as there is hotel staff around and the outsiders do not interfere. The hotel is huge but they provide buggies which arrive in jiffy once requested and they provide bicycles to the guests who stay in villa which is very useful. I would personally like to thank Mr. Vijay P., Asst. villa manager who had been very helpful since the beginning while I was trying to make a reservation in terms of guiding me on the type of accommodation. He had been very supportive and helpful in helping me get my lost luggage luggage back without whose follow up with airline staff I think I would not have got it back. I truly appreciate his patience on this. Special thanks to Mr. Amit, the chef from Cyann for cooking special vegetarian delicacies for us and making the entire experience memorable and Dr. Jayantha for attending to us patiently. Although it is very expensive to stay and dine there, but I think it's worth. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Resprt is looking a bit tired

May 20, 2019 sharonl250 Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

On first sight the Hotel looks very nice. Welcome drink and refreshing towel etc. We arrived around 10.00am after a lengthy flight from the Uk and were ready for some rest and relaxation. Check in staff noted my 60th birthday had just passed and asked if the holiday was to celebrate, which I confirmed. While you should never expect anything… Read more
On first sight the Hotel looks very nice. Welcome drink and refreshing towel etc. We arrived around 10.00am after a lengthy flight from the Uk and were ready for some rest and relaxation. Check in staff noted my 60th birthday had just passed and asked if the holiday was to celebrate, which I confirmed. While you should never expect anything from a hotel having made the comment and noted the landmark birthday on the check in form nothing further was done. We were told we would have to wait until 1.00pm for check in but could use a shared facilities room if we wanted to shower and change. We declined this option and sat in the Zee bar with some water. We were surprised to be told the room was ready much earlier than expected so were taken by one of the golf carts to the farthest reaches of the south beach. Backed by the staff compounds. We were in Junior Suite 335, our reward for the early check in was that room had clearly been prepared in a rush as the previous occupant had missed some used underwear while packing up ….. urghhh. Housekeeping were swiftly dispatched to remove the offending article. No apologies. The room was large but very dark and somewhat dated. Overall the impression was a bit tired, towels were a bit thin and sometimes a bit grey. We did not find the AC cooled the room sufficiently and took this up with management and were told that it was set to 23c to suit everyone's tastes. Clearly not ours. The best thing about Constance Ephelia is the location, the grounds are very well maintained and the location with the two beaches must be quite unique. We found it very easy to move around the resort with the buggies arriving regularly. Staff were mostly welcoming and appeared very hard working. There were occasional lapses where we would witness staff walk empty handed past a table loaded with plates and dishes and not bother to start clearing. We never had an issue finding a bed at the beaches but found around the pools the mentality of people grabbing a bed with a towel then disappearing for hours on end was very evident. This was particularly annoying as there never seemed to be sufficient beds around the pools. We found the towel policy very irritating as clearly there were towels to be found at the beach which people would grab two at a time leaving no chance to change your towel later in the day if it became wet. These were never refreshed at any point in the day. Similarly the water fountains, if it was filled there was not always cups encouraging others to just fill their personal water bottles and damn everyone else. I'm sure the idea of this was to encourage you to purchase from the bar. I found the water policy at the hotel quite baffling, clearly they were making strides to eradicate single use plastic bottles by providing filtered water in the room in glass bottles. This policy did not carry forward to the restaurants where you were forced to purchase water in plastic bottles at 90SR once service and tax had been added. Nealy 6 euros for a small bottle of water is a rip off in any language. Most people have commented on the price of drinks and advise bringing your own drinks in, this is not in the spirit of making good relations with your guests. If everyone keeps talking about it and management acknowledge that guests are sufficiently annoyed to do a bit of self catering is it not time to wake up and smell the coffee?? Everyone expects to pay for the convenience of getting your drinks with no effort but nobody wants to be made a fool of. Again need to comment the restaurant booking system is very difficult to work around. We were advised of the necessity to book ahead but I don't think this was sufficiently impressed on us that failing to do so meant you were stuck with the canteen style facilites of Corossol. On our first evening I tried making a booking at around 5.00pm only to be told all restaurants were full. So we headed off to try the buffet. First of all let me make it clear this is not my idea of a five star experience, I do not want to wander around with a plate in my hand looking at pots of foods lifting dishes only to wonder how long the food had been sitting there. The first night experience was horrendous, the place was packed to bursting with children running riot. I was run over by a boy on a scooter and we were squeezed in by a table with six children. We left having tried the salad which was very limp and unappetising. We could not face going around the buffet again so chose to eat nothing just to get away from the mayhem. To the credit of one of the waiting staff she noticed how upset we were and made her best effort to try and appease the situation. By this point we were beyond eating and wanted nothing more than to escape. The next morning before breakfast we decided we needed to sort out booking a table for that evening and every other if possible as we did not wish to repeat the buffet again. We then discovered that the same member of the waiting staff had already taken time to make a reservation for us Seselwa that evening. We proceed to sort the other nights. Like others have mentioned, we were told nothing available til 9.00 or later only to find the places half empty. We then took it on ourselves to turn up earlier than booked never to be turned away. Clearly there is some sort of management policy that restricts the number of covers per restaurant per night so that the masses can be herded through the buffet. We were approached by Mr Pellegrini from the management at breakfast who tried to allay our fears and confirmed that an upgrade programme was in process but would still take a few years before it would be finalised. He also pointed out that it is a family resort and as such he could not do anything to control the clientele. I was not expecting that but just pointed out that we preferred A la Carte to buffet and did not want to eat in a school canteen environment. The food was generally quite good, our favourite restaurant was Adam and Eve and got to know the Thai chef as she ciruculated the tables during service. We ate there 4 nights out of 7 and tried most things on the menu. Food at Helios was nice and somewhat more challenging at Seselwa. The deconstructed curry was particularly unpleasant. Didn't try the bat curry, I'm sure some adventurous types might have but was not for us. All in all we had a pleasant stay at Constance Ephelia but it did not live up to my five star expectations. Money needs spending on the resort and a review of their pricing policy is long overdue. Read less
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May 20, 2019 bloodbox leeds

everything was brilliant, very nice restaurant options, beautiful breakfast buffets, 2 fantastic beaches to choose from, the room and surroundings were excellent. staff were top notch aswell. it was our best holiday ever, perfect service from constance, we could not have asked for anything more. i would not hesitate to recommend this hotel!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice but just something missing.

May 19, 2019 london_traveller6789 London

My husband and I recently spent 5 nights at the Constance Ephelia and whilst we had a lovely time and it is a beautiful hotel, there was definitely just something missing and a few minor things that could be improved upon to have made our stay even more enjoyable. Pros: - Two beautiful beaches, particularly the one on the North side of the… Read more
My husband and I recently spent 5 nights at the Constance Ephelia and whilst we had a lovely time and it is a beautiful hotel, there was definitely just something missing and a few minor things that could be improved upon to have made our stay even more enjoyable. Pros: - Two beautiful beaches, particularly the one on the North side of the hotel. - Fantastic food and a huge amount of choice- Asian, Italian, Seychelles local cuisine and anything you could ever want. We particularly loved Adam & Eve and the sushi at Cyann. - Great fitness and activity facilities- particularly loved that there was a squash court. - Rooms were well kept and the housekeeping staff were some of the most friendly! - Lots of pools to choose from Cons: - It is a huge hotel and with that, we felt that it lacked personality and a community. We never quite felt settled there for some reason. - Ridiculous booking system for restaurants- told that many only have availability at 9pm but yet when we arrive earlier we can see the restaurant is half empty?! Really poor customer service - Drinks are incredibly expensive- soft and alcoholic and there is no plan that incorporates them (not even full board). We stayed at another 5* hotel on Mahe and still water was all free - this should be considered standard at all 5* hotels in my opinion. - Having to pay for many activities that we felt should be free of charge at a hotel of this calibre- yoga and hiking for example. Overall an enjoyable stay but not a hugely memorable one and I don't think we would feel compelled to return sadly. Read less