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South Seas Private Hotel

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6 Williamson Rd, Suva, Viti Levu Fiji
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6 Williamson Rd, Suva, Viti Levu Fiji
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Nina_Black wrote a review Feb 2020
Ruesselsheim, Germany839 contributions87 helpful votes
I booked this hotel/hostel due to good feedbacks but those were dating back to its long gone good times. The interior is a bit run down, there is no wifi, the shared bathrooms were not cleaned while I was there, electricity for the fan is only available at night. The room was almost bare of anything: there was just a bed and a table but no chair. As a backpacker I didn’t mi d that too much but together with the fact that rooms had no power outlet. Phones could be charged at the only 2 available power outlets in the lobby which were mainly used by the staff. The shared kitchen is a nice feature. Wooden walls separated the rooms thus you could hear everything going on next door or in the lobby. Upon arrival the staff didn’t bother explaining anything or giving a quick idea of where, e.g. the shared bathrooms could be found. Quite a few walls were wallpapered with countless house rules. I felt uncomfortable throughout the stay also due to a night guard sleeping in the lobby — who I met on my way to the toilet. He was friendly but I felt awkward in my nightdress.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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muzzi h wrote a review Jul 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa214 contributions30 helpful votes
South Seas is not luxury, but then you are not paying luxury prices. It is convenient, beautiful old building, with friendly welcoming staff & clean with a lovely veranda & lounge. I would have loved a hot shower, but showers were cold & only available at certain times due to lack of water pressure (think this was a Suva city problem). My room was spartan, spacious & clean - my mattress was extremely thin - but I actually had a good night's sleep! The staff helped me book a taxi in the morning & were friendly & helpful throughout my stay. They had also responded to my initial booking enquiry promptly & answered their phone when I called - unlike other budget accommodation options I had tried to contact. It is conveniently located around the corner from the Fiji Museum, which also has the Ginger Café on its premises - handy for grabbing a meal during the day & set in the beautiful Thurston Gardens. It is a lovely walk down from South Seas past Albert Park or through the Thurston Gardens to the Grand Pacific Hotel & the Old Parliament & into town along Victoria Parade. Walk into town & catch a taxi back up the hill to South Seas. Would I go back - absolutely!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Hector van der Walt wrote a review Mar 2018
Cape Town, South Africa78 contributions34 helpful votes
This old school boarding house-style hostel/hotel is located within walking distance of the main sights of Suva. A charming weather board Heritage Building providing a glimpse of a time gone by. If walls could talk... layers of white paint keep many secrets here. Rooms are ultra clean and asylum-spartan. You will not be able to hurt yourself as everything is either bolted down or it has been removed. All rooms have overhead fans and electric lights. There are no electric sockets so don’t even think of charging any of your electric apparatus. Hand those in at reception if they need to be charged. The long veranda is deceptively welcoming for high tea and Pink Gins. Alas this is self catering 101, where you can whip up your version of tropical treats in a communal kitchen.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Dominic W wrote a review Jan 2018
Totnes, United Kingdom27 contributions19 helpful votes
Budget accommodation in a quaint building with no major failings (except there is no Wi-fi available). The double room we had was basic but fine with a fan but no AC. Shared bathrooms were a bit dilapidated but clean and functional. Staff were fine, although we didn’t need there help with anything in particular. There were shared kitchen facilities which looked fine, although we didn’t use them. Communal areas are actually quite charming with old furniture and pictures. Overall, a useful place to stay if you are passing through Suva on a tight budget and don’t need much except a place to stay. There isn’t much competition in Suva at this price.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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RoryTravelsAnywhere wrote a review Dec 2017
Hanoi, Vietnam8 contributions
It definitely has this charming style, the private rooms are clean, no problems. The kitchen is convenient and it is not so far away from the city center. But the staff is very lazy, don't care about anything. And we stayed here 2 times fr a few days each time. First time the night staff invited friends and they were drinking and watching rugby with the sound full on until late at night, just next to our room. Their friends were'nt customers of the hotel. It's a shame if they were putting a bit of effort into their work it would be a nice place to stay.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Room Tip: if you can have a room at the first floor it is quieter than on the ground.
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