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Scenic Matavai Resort Niue

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Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view along the coast line is stunning. The reception staff and management were extremely helpful and accomodating . Maybe at times the restaurant staff could be a bit more personable. The food was excellent. We really enjoyed the local evening with singing and local food. If I had to say anything negative it would be I felt for this... More 

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Thank 1DianaC
MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this review

Fakaalofa lahi atu, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We take your comments seriously and take measures to improve our services. Glad you enjoyed your time with us, thank you for acknowledging the Front team. We are currently in the middle of an expansion project and part of this is to tidy up and refurbish the older parts... More 

Alofi
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks Matavai Chef and staff for an enjoyable evening out. As a "local", Scenic Matavai's deck is always a great location for a meal with tropical sunsets and warm temperatures. Our party sampled a range from the menu offered, with three ordering the iconic fish and chips. No doubt this conjures up a variety of memories as it is an... More 

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Thank KeithNiue
Simon J, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this review

Fakaalofa lahi atu, Thank you for the feedback and choosing to dine with us. I agree with your comments however as you maybe aware of the struggles we have with our fish supply's, we try our best to put out the freshest fish available at the time. With fish and chips we always give the option of deep fry or... More 

Coolangatta, Australia
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61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My room was in the original section, where I stayed 10 years ago. Room has been modernized, beautiful View, well appointed, very spacious and very clean. Staff are friendly and efficient. Breakfast included was continental with optional upgrade. Other meal menu was basic but very well prepared.

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Simon J, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this review

Faka'alofa lahi atu, Thank you for Choosing the Scenic Matavai again once again Glad you enjoyed this time round. We continue to make changes to meet the guest expectations. We hope to see you again for a next holiday. Kia monuina Simon Jackson More 

Auckland
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Where else can you sit on your deck of your private cliff top room and watch dolphins every morning and late afternoon and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves on the reef and the geckos softly squeaking? Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Matavai Resort. Simon and his staff have turned this hotel into 'the' place to... More 

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MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this review

Fakaalofa lahi, Always great to see our return guests. Pleased to receive such great feedback and I know you'll be back. We'll catchup next time and we'll continue to make improvments going forward. Kia monuina Simon Jackson More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

If you are expecting a fast pace, up market, high end service, and like to be waited on hand and foot, then this is not the place for you BUT Niue offers so much more. From the beautiful scenery, fantastic snorkeling, amazing bush walks down to remote chasms and the lovely Niue people we could have not wished for more.... More 

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2 Thank 220Lisa
MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this review

Faka'alofa lahi atu, Thank you for providing us with your feedback, Glad you enjoyed Niue and the Scenic Matavai. We look forward to seeing you again. Kia monuina Simon Jackson More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Just home from a week at the Matavai resort at Niue. Loved the cliff top room and spent many hours watching out for whales from our verandah. Simon is an excellent host, always seemed to be around and ever helpful. The builders start early but the roosters are around to wake everyone up earliesh.

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MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this review

Faka'alofa lahi atu, Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again on the beautiful part of the Pacific. Faka'aue Lahi. Simon Jackson More 

Clarks Beach, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

The Matavai was an OK stay, stayed in upgraded room that was clean but lacked any character or warmth, breakfast was terrible, typical uninspiring buffet, lots of staff but no one offers to seat you or bring you any drinks. Pool area needs an upgrade, difficult to get a drink at the pool bar, manager was friendly an helpful.

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MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this review

Fakaalofa lahi atu, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. Its disappointing not to meet your expectations. Quite surprised you weren't happy with the room. The rooms are well positioned overlooking the vast ocean, you get to view whales or dolphins passing by from the edge of your deck. Spacious with plenty of room. The room equipment are rather... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We stayed at the Scenic Matavai for 10 days. The beginning part of our trip (3 days) was in the motel part (1 km down the road) which are studio rooms with a kitchenette ("apartments"), then we switched to the resort for the remainder of our trip. Before we booked I tossed up which part we wanted to stay in... More 

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MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this review

Fakaalofa lahi atu, Thank you for the time to provide us with such detailed feedback. Your points are important for improvements and to better our standards. Glad you enjoyed what Niue has to offer and also felt part of the community, your nine year old must've loved it, its a place that will grow on you after a few days.... More 

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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

We stayed for a week at the scenic matavai resort in the last week of August/first week in September. Our room was fantastic, totally worth paying extra for the uninterrupted ocean views, we were in room 31. We saw whales from the deck of our room and even had coconut crabs on the garden / rocks in front of the... More 

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MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this review

Fakaalofa lahi atu, Thank you for sharing your experience with others. Glad you enjoyed the most part of our services. There are no excuse's for not meeting any of the standards we want to meet the highest expectations and your feedback is valuable to make improvements with continuous training of our team. We do hope you choose Niue and The... More 

new zealand
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25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

We stayed in 2 adjoining clifftop rooms for a week and we cannot fault the resort at any level. Rooms were spacious, clean with all mod cons. Service was particularly efficient and courteous. Food was good, portions and quality as you would expect from a pacific island resort. Thursday night buffet a must as menu slightly more varied and extremely... More 

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3 Thank kintailnz
MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this review

Faka'alofa lahi atu, Thank you for sharing your experience with other travellers. You seemed to have accepted Niue as it is and that's great to have that mentality. We are a growing destinations and these services will improve with training going forward. We do look forward to another visit in the future Faka'ue lahi Simon Jackson More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Scenic Matavai Resort is Niue's premier accommodation option. Designed to take full advantage of its unique environment, our resort blends into the breathtaking landscape of coral outcrops, coconut palms, rainforest, and tropical flowers. Perched over the Pacific Ocean, the resorts' cliff-top deck provides a vantage point from which to watch the resident turtles surface, spinner dolphins patrol, and humpback whales cruise right past the resort.Matavai Resort has recently undergone a multimillion dollar refurbishment and expansion to bring it's exceptional facilities in line with the very best on offer in the Pacific. The new building blends contemporary comforts and luxury with a classic, timeless style. Guests can enjoy a meal at our highly regarded restaurant, soak up the sun on the expansive cliff top decks, or relax after a long day exploring at the poolside bar. Scenic Matavai Resort Niue is the perfect place to base your Niuean adventure. The resort is 8.5 Km from Alofi Town Centre, and whilst airport transfers are included in your stay there is no public transport or taxi service on Niue so we highly recommend arranging a rental vehicle before you arrive. ... more   less 

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Address: Tapeu-Porritt Road | Tamakautoga, Alofi, Niue
Location: Niue > Alofi
Price Range: $111 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Scenic Matavai Resort Niue 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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“Ask for a room at the far end of the block otherwise people people walk by your sitting area and talk right outside your windows”
 of 5 bubbles 1DianaC, 1 week ago | Read review
“All rooms have a view, I prefer the upper floor in the old section”
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“The Cliff Top rooms have the most amazing outlook”
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 of 5 bubbles stormj, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
“Cliff top superior rooms”
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“Any upgraded room”
 of 5 bubbles KiwiJKKJ, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
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