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Scenic Matavai Resort Niue
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Alofi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 25, 2014

Thank you to all the happy, friendly staff team at the Matavai Resort for helping to make our stay so wonderful. Having won our holiday we would have been happy with anything, but honestly we couldn't have asked for any better! The room was beautiful, clean and air conditioned with a great view. Breakfast every morning was lovely and the staff were always attentive and happy to please. The grounds, pool and views are fabulous and it really feels like you are in a tropical paradise. The island itself is definitely a hidden gem with the most amazing snorkeling and walking trails and the people are just lovely. The restaurants were all top class. What more can I say, great resort, great island and a great holiday....looking forward to coming back some day soon and would recommend it for anyone who loves a holiday with a difference.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

It was our pleasure to have you to stay here at Matavai. Please do continue to share the word about our remote, hidden gem!
Sarah

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Absolutly loved my time at Matavai Resort...Great staff, Great food, Stunning setting and a phenomenal island. The people of Niue were the highlight of the trip. Only negative was the wifi was only available in the htoel lobby and at times was very slow.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank jules_holibags
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MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

Thank you for your comments - we agree that Niue its a pretty magical place. We are working on our internet with a new system installed last week which now provides a free low speed internet connection and charged high speed internet access.
Sarah

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

I stayed at the Matavai Resort the first week in February. The room was a treat with an excellent bed, bathroom and touch TV.
Breakfast was first class with a range of free range egg choices. I usually sat outside and was able to watch the Spinner Dolphins as they came past. One of the pools was being refitted but it didn't matter as the other pool was very nice, a bit warm though. Cool it down a bit staff. I was able to sit in the pool and again watch the sea so clear, without seaweed.
Half price drinks and cocktails were from 5 until 6 and then more drinks and dinner .If you wanted to go anywhere, the Matavai is a drive from town it was no trouble. Someone would run you in I think it is best to have a car fro at lest four days and book it early. The hotel is very strict about smoking not even on one's balcony, so if you want to give up smoking it's a good opportunity to do that..
Staff were pleasant but Island time is what it is, so if you expect something to happen really fast that won't happen. But, that is the sign of a place where you can really slow down .
Extra bonus for snorkelers it is just thru the trees to Niue Dive.
I will definately go back as it was so relaxing. As there is no cell coverage on the Island and no automatic tellers a bit of a venture into times gone past .Nobody tapping away on their phones..I almost forgot usually had lunch at the Japanese in town. Fabulous food. Voted one of the best ten Sushi places outside Tokyo. Susan NZ

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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5  Thank whatsupdoc471
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MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It really is such a unique slice of paradise here in Niue, we are grateful that you have taken the time to help us share our story.
Sarah

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Had a great stay. Congratulations to Sarah and staff particularly handling our delayed departure as well as influx of guests, air crew and guests from other accommodations. Location was great and views fantastic. Best choice for a different and interesting island holiday.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
2  Thank Jon B
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MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Thank you! It was a great week here at Matavai, even with the unplanned extra nights stay for everyone. It was our pleasure hosting you, do come and see us again one day.
Sarah

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

The location is fabulous and this place definitely has great potential, the rooms are nice with lovely view but more attention to cleaning them would not go astray. The menu is in dire need of attention unless of course you want to eat fries! The dining area is large but lacks any atmosphere, the area which could be better utilised to create more usable spaces and offer better facilities such as a games area for children, the food and beverage prices are a bit steep considering the hotel is more 3 than 5 stars. The staff are very friendly and helpful and all in all its a good place but with a bit of focus and attention and updating in all areas it could be a GREAT place!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank thealister
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MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Matavai has recently undergone a full renovation and we are now in the process of continuing to improve our facilities. We are a 3.5 star resort, and aim to have fantastic services appropriate to fulfill the requirements of guests with this level of expectation. As you visited us during our extremely quiet summer season I can appreciate that the resort may have felt that it lacked atmosphere, other guests the same week enjoyed the feeling of 'having a whole resort to themselves'.
Thank you for taking a moment to share you thoughts about Matavai Resort.
Sarah

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

We found that Niue Island is a treasure and the Matavai Resort is one of the many gems. Obviously, Niue is a remote island. But the Matavai Resort makes "roughing it" a joy. The rooms are spacious, spotless, and have all the amenities one would not expect in such a place. All of the staff are extremely helpful, insightful, and friendly. Sarah, the manager, is full of local knowledge, advice, and simply a a wonderful host. John, the Nigerian guy at the bar, is somebody you need to get to know. He is friendly and attentive but he is the also the father of the world's cutest children. I cannot say enough good things about the Matavai Resort. We are grateful for their hospitality. That's for having us!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Thank you for coming to stay! It was absolutely our pleasure. We are so glad that you had the chance to stay an extra few days and see just what Niue has to offer. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your South Pacific tour. Hopefully we will see you down this end of the earth again one day soon.
Sarah

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Reviewed December 25, 2013

This property was very comfortable for a week's stay. The rooms are a good size and our only problems were that the pillows were far too soft (and couldn't be replaced) and that there was no plunger coffee maker, apart from a one cup size. Remedies: if coffee which is NOT instant is important for you, then take your own plunger pot; and if you really can't take your own pillows, then ask reception for a couple of extra towels per pillow, and put these into the pillow slip on top of the pillow. One other thing which you may need to know about is that if, like us, you have holidayed on other Pacific Islands and away from the big resorts, don't expect anything in the way of basic supplies apart from some tea, coffee and sugar sachets. Even the detergent supplied was about one teaspoonful in quantity. Be aware that the motel property's reception observes minimum hours, but there is a telephone to call the resort if needed. The two women, in the motel's office, were very helpful at all times.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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MatavaiGM, General Manager at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share Matavai Motel. We apologise that the pillows weren't to your liking and hope that by adding more you had a comfortable nights sleep.
Sarah King, General Manager

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Additional Information about Scenic Matavai Resort Niue

Address: Tapeu-Porritt Road | Tamakautoga, Alofi, Niue
Location: Niue > Alofi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Alofi
Price Range: $131 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Scenic Matavai Resort Niue 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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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