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Utirerei Motel

Ambo Village, Republic of Kiribati
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Beijing, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet room, 2nd floor. Hot water for shower, not for sink. Very friendly and helpful staff. Decent food. On the paved part of the road. Considering there aren't that many choices, this place was one of the best of the bunch.

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Mbabane, Swaziland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Have stayed at Utirerei Motel twice when I have been in Tarawa for work. The staff here are fantastic - always friendly, lovely and helpful. The restaurant provides a good variety of dishes and with limited other places to eat in Tarawa that is a bonus. I have had 2 different rooms and both have been clean, quiet and well... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Stayed for 6 months for work. Has to be the best place on Tarawa so on a comparative scale I would give it 5 stars. The staff there make it what it is, was like a big family by the end, but felt like that from the start too. Also noticed how people on short stays got the same great... More 

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Apia, Samoa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I stayed at Ucererei Motel for 13 nights on a business trip in September 2015. I also hired a rental car from them which was delivered to me at the airport and ready on arrival. During the stay I organized a workshop meeting using the motel boardroom and facilities for 25 guests catered for with morning tea and lunch. The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Utireirei is the best option in Tarawa. Although located a bit further away from the government precinct and Betio, it's well worth staying at for the rooms, food and homely service. The wifi is usually quite good, and there is a small kitchen area where you can warm up any food you have brought with you.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

After several 1-3 week visits to Tarawa this is definitely my preferred place to stay. Set back from the road with gardens and fishpond it is a refreshing oasis in the often hot dusty climate. The staff quickly greet you by name, full of smiles and always helpful. The food is good with more variety on the menu than other... More 

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Suva, Fiji
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This hotel proved to be a good choice for a week long business stay. The rooms are clean, the staff very friendly, the restaurant is the recommended place to eat for miles around. Internet connection is available at a reasonable rate, even though you might only get reception by sitting outside your room or in the common areas. This is... More 

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Hamlyn Terrace, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I worked in Tarawa 2 years, first staying at Utirerei (pronounced oo-see-rer-ray) a couple of nights and then being a frequent visitor to their restaurant after I found permanent housing nearby. Tarawa can be a bit confronting to a first timer but there are smiles everywhere and even more smiles from the staff at Utirerei. The first night I stayed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Well-managed, cheery hotel that is best you will find in Kiribati. Rooms are bright and clean, though walls are a little thin. Service is very good and the staff are very helpful. Keep expectations low for this atoll island though, especially when it comes to food. Food at Utirerei is alright. Decent cappuccinos and lattes served up if you ask.... More 

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Apia, Samoa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Over the last 10 years I've stayed at a few places in Kiribati and Utirerei is by far the easiest. The rooms are clean (no mold is a nice touch) the fans in the deluxe rooms are perfect for sleeping- but if you are an A/C proponent they have that as well- in all the rooms. The restaurant has quite... More 

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