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Antenon, 686 Republic of Kiribati
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#5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Tarawa Atoll
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Paid wifi
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Seating area
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms


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Antenon, 686 Republic of Kiribati
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jakoblinaa wrote a review Jan 2020
Aarhus, Denmark4 contributions
At Fema Lodge, they say “your comfort is our priority”. Well, there is not much comfort at the place. On the positive side, they provide free airport transfers that was very handy. But for the rest, there is not much good to say. The rooms, even the “deluxe” ones are very basic and there are virtually no common areas or facilities. Nowhere one can sit and relax. The restaurant is an indoor neon den with staff who seem to prefer you to leave. The first night they could not serve any food as the chef had not showed up. There were three women “working”, doing nothing to solve the problem. We went to Koa Koa across the street, very nice, and we enjoyed all remaining meals there. The best thing about Fema Lodge is that is located next to Koa Koa, as other reviewers have said as well. The reception sells wifi at a high price, but either it is very slow or it does not work. They turn it off when reception closes around 9 pm. One day I had to fix their router in order to get a minimum of wifi. At the rip-off price of 25 AUD for 24 hours one would expect a connection that works just to some extent. Fema Lodge is a money machine. They charge for everything: laundry is absolutely horrendous, they charge per piece, for instance 7 AUD for a T-shirt and 8 AUD for a pair of underpants! We told them, we could get a whole meal of fresh cerviche on the other side of the street for that price. They did not see the point as the women in the reception seemed to have no idea about prices or the value of money. In general, they just seemed to want to be left alone. One exception was the very nice young women from Tuvalu, who spoke and understood English, was service-minded and drove us to the airport.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: dont eat in the restaurant, go to Koa Koa across the street
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Christina D wrote a review Nov 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Accommodation is limited in Tarawa. We looked at all the main choices and were happy with our four night stay at Fema Lodge. it is well located in the middle of South Tarawa. Ask for a second floor room for a nice aspect. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff are very nice. They put us in touch with a local tour guide named Molly (mollybrown413@gmail.com) and we did two day trips with her -one of South Tarawa, and one of North Tarawa, accessed by boat.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: 2nd floor rooms have a nice aspect and are brighter
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Islander_8_58 wrote a review Sep 2019
Gold Coast, Australia46 contributions11 helpful votes
Fema is a pleasant hotel with a newer extension where we stayed. Although there was a steep set of stairs to our room, it was quite modern, with ensuite and a balcony. Hotel is on the main road but fairly quite. The small restaurant has good meals and cold drinks, including a reasonable selection of alcohol. Free airport pick up and drop off as well as regular local mini-vans out the front. A few shops, stalls and a little lagoon side restaurant opposite. Friendly, helpful staff with good communication skills. Book via direct via website.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Ask for back room or new upper level room if able to manage stairs.
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OnwardTraveller wrote a review Jan 2019
Southampton, United Kingdom780 contributions312 helpful votes
Definitely the best choice in South Tarawa of the few options available. Transport to/from the airport includes which is pretty critical given the time many flights arrive and leave. Basic but clean rooms, with the new block at the back having its own power supply which is useful given island power cuts. On site restaurant doesn’t always have everything on the menu but is not bad. There is a small restaurant down the street (turn left from hotel, 100m on lagoon side) if you want variety. A couple of reasonable small shops nearby too. WiFi is available, charged for and reasonable quality. Minibuses to any destination on the island only cost 80c but frankly there is not much to see beyond soaking up the island atmosphere (a little tough).
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
MashaZ wrote a review Sep 2018
Denver, Colorado10 contributions4 helpful votes
I stayed in FEMA lodge for a week and enjoyed it very much. My room (in the new wing) was large and cool with air condition, there was a patio, the bed was comfortable. All is very clean. Staff was very helpful. They assisted me in hiring a guide in Tarawa, and even organize a trip to another atoll, Aranuka. The hotel is conveniently located in the middle of South Tarawa, and public transportation (minivan) comes often and easy to use. The restaurant serves good food, and across the street is another restaurant, Koakoa, also with good food and beautiful sunset views.
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Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: I would chose second floor room in the new wing
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$48 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Republic of KiribatiGilbert IslandsTarawa Atoll
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fema Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Fema Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Fema Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Fema Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Fema Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Fema Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fema Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fema Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fema Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.