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“Solid Choice For Denarau” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

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Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Beachfront, Denarau Island, Viti Levu, Fiji   |  
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Denarau Island
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Solid Choice For Denarau”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We've stayed at a number of other hotel resorts in Fiji and they are fairly similar, with just a slight variation in nuances. Not too much stood out for us at Sofitel, but it was a pleasant stay. The kids enjoyed the wee water slide (I haven't seen any other hotel pools with one) and the pool layout made for enjoyable swimming. As with most other resorts, a lot of selfish people put towels on the pool deck chairs early in the morning (and don't use the chairs most of the day), so it can be hard to find an available deck chair by the pool.

The beach was good and when we were there we noticed that it was less windy this end of Denarau than the Raddison / Wyndham end. Bring your own movies because the TV resolution for the inhouse system is abysmal. It was good that they offer free Internet, albeit you need to pay to get decent speeds.

Overall... friendly staff, good facilities, nice layout... a solid choice!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alan B, General Manager at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Bula Mark R
Thank you for your comments. It was great to hear that your family enjoyed Sofitel Fiji particularly our water slide & pool. Your kind words about the team have been passed on to them. We hope we will get the chance to welcome you back to the hotel soon.
Vinaka
Alan Burrows
GM Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I were booked in here through our travel agent and were absolutely delighted as upon visiting the other resorts this definitely suited us best. Reminded me of our P&O cruise ship holidays as there is plenty to join in with if you choose to. We, upon reading Trip Advisor got a room down the chapel end on the 3rd floor. Perfect to retire to after all the pool action. We had the free breakfasts with bubbles and enjoyed both buffet and served ones. Food delicious. We noted children were well catered for and never a problem. Loved the staff sense of humour. Look forward to our next holiday at Sofitel Fiji.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alan B, General Manager at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Bula Di W
Thank you for your comments. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at Sofitel Fiji so much. See you again soon!
Vinaka
Alan Burrows
GM Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
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Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love this place, have just booked my Christmas and New Year stay for this year, as have a couple of my friends booked their rooms too. They are really friendly, it's perfectly positioned to get around and do things during the day, they do a great burger at the beachside bar and can whip up a great cocktail. French cafe does some lovely coffee and pastries and an absolute must is a visit to the Pure Fiji shop to stock up, I own an organic skincare company, but I still have to indulge in a load of Pure Fiji

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bula Amanda D
Thank you for your comments. We were pleased to hear that you had a great stay & enjoyed both our service & our facilities at Sofitel Fiji. We look forward to seeing you again at the end of the year.
Vinaka
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GM Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
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Additional Information about Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

Address: Beachfront, Denarau Island, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Denarau Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Denarau Island
#4 Family Hotel in Denarau Island
#4 Business Hotel in Denarau Island
#4 Romantic Hotel in Denarau Island
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Denarau Island
#4 Luxury Hotel in Denarau Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 296
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa is located on beautiful Denarau Island. This five star Fiji resort overlooks the beachfront, adjacent to the world class Denarau Golf and Racquet Club. Our Fiji beach resort offers 296 rooms, each with a private balcony. Other features at this Fiji luxury resort include a private beach, wedding chapel, swimming pools, three restaurants, four bars, an international health spa, and one of the largest ballroom on the island. A bustling marina and cultural temples are located nearby. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa
Sofitel Fiji Hotel Denarau Island
Sofitel Denarau Island
Denarau Island Sofitel
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