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Aquarius On The Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17 Wasawasa Road | Wailoaloa Beach, Newtown, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji   |  
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Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Nadi
New Zealand
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“Fantastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

I stayed 3 nights recently and loved every minute i was there-great staff,great food,It was quiet but Bamboo Bar across the road if you want to meet other people,,jamm and drink kava cheap food-although i stuck to the AMAZING coconut raw fish-at Aquarius I had it 4 or 5 times in 3 days-Beware I will be back so soon cant wait.xxooo

Room Tip: Ocean View well worth the extra $$
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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D H, Owner at Aquarius On The Beach, responded to this review, August 30, 2014
Thanks for your comments. We're sorry that you weren't completely satisfied with the dorm room you stayed in. In fact, the room is scheduled for painting and other maintenance upgrades next week. Again, our apologies you didn't care for the complimentary pancake breakfast. We do have two other complimentary breakfast options which include fresh fruit or eggs and toast. For the rate you paid for your dormitory, you received a free airport pickup, free breakfast, air conditioned room, all sheets, towels, etc. in a beachfront location. We feel our hotel offers tremendous value when compared with comparable hotels in Fiji, and especially when compared with Australia or New Zealand beachfront hotel prices. Thanks for your positive comments on our location, pool and our excellent meals. We hope you return to stay with us again on your next visit to Fiji. Vinaka vakalevu (thank you very much)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

This place has more amenities than Jetset and I welcomed that.
There's a restaurant on-site but it's much cozier than nearby Smuggler's cove. This was a good place to hang out as the place wasn't bombarded as Smuggler's was. Also, the stray dogs which you'll see roaming around the adjacent beach will go into the interior of Smuggler's but thankfully do not go past the beach chairs at Aquarius. (I have a dog phobia, so this was relevant to me.)

The free breakfast was decent and you get to choose one item from the menu, including one item that was eggs and toast, another item was cereal, and I forget the others. The Jetset breakfast was larger, but the atmosphere of Aquarius more than made up for it. They also serve lunch and dinner.

I really liked the cozy feel of this place and am glad it wasn't overrun with partiers. [If you're looking for party/hookup scene, go across the street to Bamboo (mostly backpackers) or to Smugglers (which is a larger, and mix of young and old travelers)]

I ran into another American here who stays here every time he visits Nadi as he loves the atmosphere. He's a really friendly guy and the staff adore him. I got more hit or miss service, but it was fine. On average, everyone was pretty nice. Having one remote for the a/c units was a little odd, but it's a minor convenience in the grand scheme of things. They provide you with travel size soap and shampoo which was a nice touch as most hostels don't do this type of thing elsewhere like Australia, US, or Europe. There's also computers with internet service available.

The pool is nice and gets cleaned daily. The beach isn't anything to write home about. For organized activities in the evening, you can just walk to nearby Smuggler's. This way you get the best of both worlds, you get the quiet, clean, friendly environment of Aquarius and the social scene at Smuggler's.

Also, very convenient to the airport.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AquariusOnBeach, Owner at Aquarius On The Beach, responded to this review, October 8, 2011
Many thanks for the positive comments you made about our hotel. We try very hard to create just the right atmosphere here for our guests, so your comments are extremely helpful to us. We hope you become another of our return guests!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

There are plenty of overpriced, tacky resorts out there; the kind where the guests are just another number to be processed and sent on their way. This, most definitely, isn’t one of them. If you’re looking for a genuine beach resort experience that doesn’t feel like a shopping mall with beds, look no further. Set along a pretty beach, not too far away from good shops and restaurants, Aquarius is a real find. We (me, my wife and my one-year-old daughter) stayed for almost a week (not long enough!) and loved it.
The food was delicious and reasonably priced, we especially liked the kokonda – a Fijian twist on marinated fish. Our room was a decent size, comfortable, clean. It had a long, sweeping beach out front, the perfect place to forget about emails and to-do lists. The staff were a real highlight - always friendly and helpful, and my daughter got a real kick out of all the attention!
There were a few activities on offer that we heard good things about – like skydiving and daytrips to other islands - but we didn’t get a chance to try them. We were too busy soaking up the sunshine and smiles. Can’t recommend this place enough.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AquariusOnBeach, Owner at Aquarius On The Beach, responded to this review, August 27, 2011
We're very happy you enjoyed your stay. As a family owned hotel, we go out of our way to ensure that families like yours enjoy your time with us and fill your stay with as many activities as you want, or as few. We hope that you come back to stay with us and enjoy the improvements we are making to the hotel.
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

We stayed at Aqaurius at the beginning of our trip and at the end as it is easily accessible from the airport. Great place to begin your fiji adventure. We found it to be a great place to relax and unwind after our long flight, sit back and enjoy a cocktail by the pool and chat to the friendly staff and get a good feel for Fiji! Great food also! The accomodation here is very well priced and the staff are extremely helpful! They will get you organized for all of your activities. Although this is not a 5 star resort we felt it was better because the staff really want to talk to you and are happy, fun people. We highly recommend staying here for the easy -going traveller who wants to get a taste for the REAL fiji!!! Oh and the massages by the pool at night are sublime!

Room Tip: This is not a 5 star resort, but the rooms are comfortable and affordable
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AquariusOnBeach, Owner at Aquarius On The Beach, responded to this review, August 16, 2011
Thank you for your very positive review! Our staff are always happy to hear that their efforts are appreciated. We hope that you come back again and again in the future. We're constantly upgrading and improving our hotel and appreciate comments from guests like you.

Vinaka!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

Staff were very friendly, food was very good, rooms were clean. Nice to be right on the beach and to have a pool. Only thing i'd say is the beds are rather squeaky!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AquariusOnTheBeach, Owner at Aquarius On The Beach, responded to this review, July 26, 2011
Thanks for your review! We're very happy for your positive comments and also for your suggestion. We're trying to respond to any and all comments from guests for improvements, so that your stay next time will be even more enjoyable. Thanks again.
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nelson nz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

We would recommend. Ocean view rooms are great. A quiet and sane option compared to Smuggers. Very good value. Staff friendy and new owner wants to make the hotel even better

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AquariusOnTheBeach, Owner at Aquarius On The Beach, responded to this review, July 26, 2011
We're glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope you come back and see the great new developments at Aquarius On The Beach.
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Address: 17 Wasawasa Road | Wailoaloa Beach, Newtown, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Nadi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Nadi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nadi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aquarius On The Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nadi's Hidden Gem! Nestled right on Nadi's Wailoaloa Beach, Aquarius On The Beach is a small, family-owned boutique hotel where we make every guest feel special. A mere 12 minute drive from Nadi International Airport, Aquarius On The Beach offers something for everyone. Enjoy our refreshing fresh water swimming pool or dine in our widely acclaimed restaurant where the menu offers both variety and value. Enjoy quality wine at sunset on the private balconies of our ocean view rooms or read your novel in the privacy of your deluxe or standard room balcony, or enjoy the air conditioned comfort and cleanliness of our dormitory rooms. With all of our rooms, you are getting one of the best values in Nadi - Beachfront at a budget price! Our Tour Desk can help organise your entire stay in Fiji, giving you choices that fit your needs and budget. ... more   less 
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