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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Stayed here on our first and last night of our trip as we went out to the Islands. We stayed in a 2 bed dorm which was reasonably priced but the room wasn't very clean, the metal bunks were ridiculously squeaky and there were no clean bath towels available. The hostel its self was clean and the staff were always friendly. Restaurant was good, although the pizza was more like pastry so an interesting experience! Very quiet so we got a good night sleep. Good location for heading out to the islands.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, September 3, 2013
Thanks for your comments. We're glad that you enjoyed the cleanliness and friendliness of our hotel. Your comment on our pizza has been brought to the attention of our chefs. Normally our pizzas are widely regarded for their taste and quality. We have also taken note of your comment on the dorm bed. This has already been addressed. We hope you come back again on your next trip to Fiji. Vinaka vakalevu (thank you very much)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Very welcoming and friendly staff. Breakfast included in the price but don't expect much! A piece of toast and a couple of slices of fruit. Right on the beach however the ocean isn't great here. I stayed in a four person dorm, sometimes there was hot water in the en-suite bathroom! It was pretty clean. Te best thing about this hostel is the staff! Good location to take the coach to the marina if you are island hopping.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, August 24, 2013
Thanks for your review. We're glad you were pleased with our welcoming and friendly staff. Since your stay here in April, we have introduced a more substantial breakfast, based on reviews we received. But since it is complimentary, it is still a limited choice. Our breakfast menu offers many more great choices, but these are not complimentary. We're also glad you valued our convenient location for island hopping, as well as other tours and activities Fiji has to offer. We hope you come and stay with us again. Vinaka vakalevu (thank you very much)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Started off badly as we missed the guy who was to transfer us to the hotel. The airport contacted the hotel and after an hour and a half we finally got collected. It looked up when we was so apologetic and he brought us to the supermarket to get some snacks as we were going to an island the next day. We got a lovely welcome at the hotel and had a delicious meal and drinks poolside. The setting was lovely, right on the beach. Our room was a bit of a let down though, very basic indeed, spotlessly clean however. The staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly and they threw in free pancakes and coffee before we left!! Overall a poor room but we would go back for the lovely staff and setting.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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 17, 2013
Thanks for your comments! We're sorry if our driver missed you at the airport but we're glad you received a nice welcome from our staff on your arrival at the hotel. We'll follow up on the pickup and see what happened. We're happy you enjoyed our facilities and your poolside meal and drinks. We apologise if your room was not up to the standard you expected. We are in the process of upgrading our rooms, but are doing it one room at a time. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Fiji. Vinaka vakalevu (thank you very much!)
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

My partner and I just returned from six nights at Aquarius and would recommend it. If you book there, do yourself a favour and get the beach view room which has a nice big balcony with lovely views. The staff are friendly and helpful and their big smiles are a lovely way to start the day. The rooms were spotlessly clean and spacious with adequate bathroom and bar fridge. The position is really good and accessible to lots of activities. They had live music one night and we attended a kava party across the road and native dancing next door for free. The bus to town is a nice experience, its cheap and stops just across the road.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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 10, 2013
Thanks for your great comments! We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff are especially happy with the great comments you made about their friendliness and helpfulness (and their smiles). We're also glad you appreciated your room and our convenience to many of Fiji's popular visitor destinations. Please come back to stay with us again! Vinaka vakalevu (thank you very much)!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed here the first few days of August 2013 , after staying in one of the larger resorts . OMG I wished we had stayed here the whole trip , the view from our room was 5 star the room was clean and the food was amazing and well priced . It was a quite place if you wanted noise you could go a few doors up to Smugglers cove (which is over priced compared to the Aquarius) I work in a resort and this place is small quite (which is what I love on holiday) with all the things u need close by island tours , helicopter trips ect ect ... only downside was a would have liked a little fridge even if I could hire one for cold water !!!! If you need to get out and about I could not recommend KHANN any higher he has had over 30 years experience in the area you can call him and he will wait for hrs for u (Fiji time lol) he knows many secret places :) hes number is 9589911 ... I very much enjoyed my stay in Fiji and will be back this time I will be staying at the Aquarius not a big resort ( fingers crossed for a fridge option) keep up the good work and the great food and well priced drinks

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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 6, 2013
Great review! We're so glad you appreciated the unique value of a smaller, more intimate hotel like ours, compared to the huge 5 star hotels where many visitors stay. Thanks for your great comments on the meals and drinks you enjoyed here and their good value. You also commented on our central location to activities and the airport. Your suggestion for a small fridge in the rooms was already being addressed during your stay. For our longer staying guests, we will now provide fridges to keep their drinks and snacks cold. We hope you stay with us again on your next trip to our beautiful islands. Vinaka vakalevu (thanks very much!)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This was our first trip to Fiji and I spent a long time trying to decide where to stay and reading other's reviews before choosing Aquarius. This was a great choice! Nothing was ever too much trouble and the staff really went out of their way to make us feel special and comfortable.
We chose to stay in the beachfront balcony room which had a great view of the pool area and beach and was clean and comfortable. The accommodation itself is budget style however what we found was that it was clean, we had everything we needed and the location was great. The pool area is quiet so you can lounge around without too many people, or if you want to go out for a club atmosphere it provides a great homely base to come back to.
We planned some fantastic outings directly from the accommodation - thankyou to the lovely Donna for setting up our South Sea island cruise and waterfall adventures. There is a tiny souvenir shop on location too and the souvenirs are actually a bit cheaper if not comparable to those in the bigger stores like Jacks in Nadi. If you are wondering like I did whether to choose Aquarius, it has an excellent central location where you have direct access o the beach, lovely staff who made us feel at home and was clean and comfortable. For those looking for five star resort accommodation, Aquarius is not really this and doesn't pretend to be, but if you go and find this at an island you may as well stay within a resort anywhere, as you won't get to see Fiji. Food options are limited but nice - I highly recommend trying Kokoda as it was super delicious, fresh and a real taste of Fiji. It would be good if there was more of the local produce available or used in the menus as the market sellers have a huge variety of fresh fruit and veggies that we would have liked to try - maybe Aquarius could consider offering a different daily special menu item? Lastly, I was fortunate to spend a special Birthday at Aquarius which was a special experience that I will never forgot - our thanks go out to all and especially Joeli, Donna, Ini, Abo and all the lovely staff and new friends made. We will be back.

Room Tip: Oceanview room was great with balcony overlooking the pool area and view to watch the sunset.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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 6, 2013
We're so pleased that enjoyed your stay with us! Your positive comments on our staff's helpfulness and professionalism keeps a smile on their face for days. And those smiles brighten all of our lives here. Thanks as well for your positive comments on the comfort and cleanliness of our rooms and the great atmosphere we try to maintain at our hotel. Thanks also for your suggestion to introduce more local fruits and Fijian menu items. We've already got our kitchen staff working on great new ideas. We hope you return to Aquarius on your next trip to Fiji so we can continue to make your holidays here more enjoyable. Vinaka vakalevu (thank you very much)!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Bula,
Just would like to say what a great place. Aquarius on The Beach is close to the Airport in Nadi.
Great location for people just needing a place to stay in between island transfers or if you just want to spend your whole vacation their. I stayed there for 2 1/2 weeks and saw Fiji with Aquarius as my home base.
The Staff at Aquarius are amazing. They make you feel like part of the family. I cannot stress how freindly and accomadating they are. It is a smaller place so you get the good quality freindly attation that I believe Fiji is all about. If you have a problem with something the staff is more than happy to help you in every way possible.
All I can say is this place is amazing!!!!! You should check it out for a night or for more.....

Thank You Aqurius STAFF for making my stay in Fiji AMAZING!!!!
Phillip Musante

P.S. Try a fresh coconut from a very nice local man selling them on the beach. Great people!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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, July 31, 2013
We're so glad you enjoyed your two and a half weeks with us! And thanks for pointing out how convenient our hotel is as a base for visiting our beautiful country. We're happy that you appreciated our staff and their natural friendliness and the fact that a smaller hotel like ours can give you a more personalised experience. We hope you come back on your next trip to Fiji. Vinaka vakalevu! (thank you very much)
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Nadi
#2 Spa 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 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. Internet is FREE for all guests, either through WiFi, which is available throughout the property (even on the beach) or on one of our complimentary desktop computers in the lobby. 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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