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“Worst dining experience of my life”
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Novotel Nadi
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Nadi
Ponsonby, Auckland
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
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“Worst dining experience of my life”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The hotel was ok although I can see an American suing them when they fall over on the wet floor tiles in the main corridor. We stayed in April and damage from last years hurricane still not fixed. I realise they are probably having to deal with intransagent insurance companies but I would have thought they could at least put nonskid mats over all parts of the wet floor.

Anyway I never put in bad reports but have to about the night restaurant. My squid entre arrived stone cold on browning lettuce. I ate the squid but not the lettuce so I could not complain. Then my husband got a stone cold main. While they "reheated " it I had time to eat my whole meal. It came back still stone cold again.

The next night we caught a taxi for $5Fiji to Bulaccino which was wonderful [although the chilli is
far too hot] and we went back for lunch.

There is a very good carver working in the hotel who will make things for you if you stay

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

A great place to stay if you have an early morning flight....friendly and efficient staff...Food in Talei restaurant was delicious and reasonably priced. Bathroom could do with updating...shower over bath tub not ideal for older travellers.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Miles, Australia
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Had two interconnecting rooms , think it was 802 and 803 down near the driving range.Lovely rooms, though had an intense damp moldy smell, and this only got worse when you switched on the aircon which gave everybody scratchy itchy throats and a cough.Dinner was terrible, the steaks are laughable and the salads where old and dangerous looking. Breakfast was pretty good except it took almost an hour to get a poached egg(and there where two other people in the restaurant, and then I got three at once from different chefs).Reception and tour staff where excellent.Think if they demolded the rooms would have been alright though as you are in Fiji, and western food is rarely done as well.

Convenient and very close to the airport though two stars as the room mold thing was a killer.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

No milk provided in the room. the room condition smells like damp ... need to provide some air freshener. Staff was friendly which makes it difference. Very good for stop over (short term only) Buffet breakfast is average it could be better.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Weren't able to stay but we did visit the restaraunt

I confess to having high expectations for meals out. Partly because my family are all great cooks and I know I can be picky when it comes to food. Something my family have allowed for and something that doesn't always make me glad we ate out. Love the company, sometimes the experience, just want a meal that is going to fill me and is what it suggests it is on the menu. Not from a chef who thinks they are some “new age” culinary artist not satisfied being a capable and qualified chef. I find this especially an issue when we travel. It seems the more exotic the location the bigger the let down with meals.

This time we took our chances at the Accor Novotel in Nadi. Rang and politely received our booking. Arrived, politely greeted but noticed it looked a little quiet which had us worried. Our read of the menu resulted with 2 Seafood Plate meals of kokoda, garlic squid and prawns mix, mussels, deep fried fish and rice.
Eaten kokoda many times in Fiji and not always happy with it. It was not the case this time. Dare I use a "master chef" cliché but it was “a prefect balance of acidity”. With the rest of the meal easily the best meal I have eaten the last 6 years in Fiji at numerous resorts and hotels. The smooth and perfectly reduced garlic cream sauce, plenty of prawns and squid, lightly crusted fish pieces and poached mussels all beautifully complemented by the rice (which never disappoints me anywhere in Fiji). Good food and a reasonable serving, in fact so good that when we returned to Nadi we made sure we enjoyed the same meal again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is a good stopover before heading out on an island cruise if they will pick you up from the hotel. There is a supermarket over the road for cheaper supplies, but nothing close for a taste of local food. We are back again for a night before flying home. Seems to be frequented by airline staff, so this is usually a good sign. Not a great deal to do in this town, so don't book a long stay - go to the islands or the Coral Coast!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

I wasn't sure what to expect, as it was close to the airport, and fairly cheap. I didn't really expect to find a 2 story motel style setting, however that had no effect on my stay.

I would say this is one of the better properties in the vicinity of the airport, for a short stay.

Fairly clean, decent WiFi. The breakfast is overpriced and bland.

Will repeat.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Novotel Nadi
Address: Namaka Hill | Votualevu, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Nadi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Nadi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Nadi 4*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Novotel Nadi - Managed by Accor ! The exotic Fiji Islands, set in the emerald waters of the South Pacific, is home to the Novotel Nadi. A warm welcome and traditional Fijian hospitality greet tourists and business travellers alike at a hotel where paradise becomes a way of life. Set in 42 acres of tropical gardens in the Namaka Hills, the Novotel Nadi is just a short drive [say, 3 minutes] from Nadi International Airport, served by many major international airlines and 10 minutes from one of Fiji's thriving business districts. It is an ideal base for touring and discovering Fiji's white beaches and crystal seas or marvel at mystical rituals such as "meke", traditional Fijian dancing. Get back to nature and explore the soaring Sleeping Giant mountain or sip a cocktail by the sparkling pool. The Novotel Nadi is based on traditional Fijian architecture and has 127 spacious guestrooms with balcony. Other facilities include same day laundry and babysitting. As soon as you step into Novotel Nadi, leave your cares behind and enjoy warm hospitality and impeccable service. The Novotel Nadi has a wide range of leisure activities for your enjoyment. Take a plunge in the pool, play tennis under the stars on the floodlit court or enjoy a game of golf on the hotels private 9 hole golf course. Indoor games include table tennis and pool. With sweeping mountain views, our 127 spacious guestrooms either have a balcony or patio. Each room has a private bathroom, television, air conditioning, refrigerator,tea and coffee making facilities and connected to high speed broadband internet and in-room wireless. ... more   less 
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