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Utirerei Motel

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Ambo Village, Ambo Village, Republic of Kiribati
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Utirerei Motel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel twice now and the second time all the staff remembered me, it's not 5star but it is clean and comfortable with what you need. The restaurant is good and meals are huge, best range of drinks and beer. Can get a rental car from hotel and they will have it at the airport waiting... More

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Canberra, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly the best hotel to stay in Tarawa generally. Clean, convenient, and staff very friendly and helpful. The food and drinks were good too. Not a luxury hotel but better than several others around. Air conditioning worked well, this is Very Important! There is a shop nearby (out the front) although I did not use it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Options on Tarawa are extremely limited, and this establishment currently has the market cornered as the other establishments on the Island are half star standard whereas Utirerei is about two star. The owners have discovered the art of charging 'tourist price' for anything extra, in a place where the wages for staff average between $1-$3 per hour. Admittedly, the rooms... More

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State of Sao Paulo
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

During my second time in Kiribati, with friends, we stayed in this great hotel. After a big ham radio expedition to Banaba Island, we returned to Tarawa And this place was amazing! Thanks all And Jonh And Retaati.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This was my first stay at Kiribati so I did not know what to expect. Landing at the airport and travelling to Utirerei made me a little nervous about staying there for a few days. But I found that given the conditions, staying at the Utirerei Model was excellent. The rooms are basic, but they were quite comfortable. The room... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Most places in Tarawa to stay are below average in general travellers standards and this one stands out as the best of the bunch, the rooms are clean the food is average though. It can get boring at times so bring lots of movies with you on the laptop. Wifi is available and cheap so this is good.

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Canberra, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I've been travelling to Kiribati since 2007 and have stayed in a few different place. Utirerei is the best place I have stayed in so far. Each time I go there they have made improvements and continue to seek feedback on how they can continue to raise their standards. The room are clean and good standard and are now cleaned... More

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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This was my second visit to Utirerei this year! There is a marked improvement in the overall look and "vibe" of the place. It seemed cleaner in the grounds than before and the garden has grown up a lot which gives it a more pleasant feel. The staff are all very friendly, helpful and usually attentive. It is not cheap... More

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Thomasville, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is a gem of a hotel on Kiribati, not really the motel as the name implies. The service, food and rooms are excellent & of good value. Make sure you explore Northern Tarawa with the excellent guides Meere & Reetati. Their day trip was incredible

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Utirerei is a good choice in Tarawa - so the rating should be taken relative to Tarawa and not relative to Asia, for example. The rooms are comfortable but ask for a room along the corridor (rooms 9-12 or 17 - 19) as the ones above the guest kitchen overlooking the restaurant can be quite noisy. The rooms along the... More

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Address: Ambo Village, Ambo Village, Republic of Kiribati
Location: Republic of Kiribati > Gilbert Islands > Tarawa Atoll > Ambo Village
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