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“Great Airport Hotel”
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Fiji Gateway Hotel
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Nadi
Australia
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“Great Airport Hotel”
Reviewed September 17, 2011

Raffles is a great airport hotel. Coming in from Australia at around 7pm (Fiji time) we always look forward to getting though customs and know that the Shuttle Bus will be there ready and waiting for us and that its only a matter of half an hour before we are able to sit down to a quiet drink with dinner. We have stayed at this hotel a few times now and have always found Reception to be very courteous and efficient. In fact all staff are very good.

We usually stay the night before going out to the islands and one night on the way back. This time we stayed for two and found it a bit long, but still relaxing before the flight home.

Be a bit wary of the shop here. The prices are a lot dearer than at Plantation Island shop or at the airport. I got caught unfortunately, with the Pure Fiji Gift Packs and some clothes for presents. But in saying that, its convenient.

We always find the rooms very clean and the service great. The Restuarant is a bit dear but I guess if you convert it back to Australian, then not too bad at all. Breakfast opens at 6am which for the Australian flight in the morning, perhaps if they could open 5.45 am would be better as usually there is quite a few waiting around to get breakfast before going over to the airport.

All in all a great stop over hotel, very convenient, great shuttle bus, and nothing seems a problem.

Vinaka to all at Raffles.

See you again next year

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed here twice, at the beginning and end of our holiday. It's literally across the road from the airport (you don't really need the shuttle bus, unless you have a lot of luggage). Probably one of the best airport hotels I've stayed at: nice and clean rooms, reasonably-priced and (relatively) good quality restaurant, nice swimming pool... I would definitely stay here again if I arrived in the afternoon or had to leave with a morning flight. (Of course, I would not stay for more than one night, as there is absolutely nothing to do there!)
Just one note: wi-fi internet is way too expensive... they should make it free for guests, but I understand this is probably not managed by the hotel itself.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We had to leave the yasawa islands early morning and our flight was to depart at 4pm so we had the whole day to waste. Our driver recommended this place to us as it is literally a few minutes walk from the airport! The staff was really nice letting us just stay by the pool for the whole day :) The slide they have is really fun too! We had lunch here and the food was good and the drinks were well priced! When we had to go to the airport the man drove us in his shuttle which was nice! :)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

We are repeat customers of this hotel due to the proximity of the airport, the rooms, the pool and the waterslide.
Meals can be hit or miss, my kids were satisfied. Grounds are lovely.
Have booked again for the first night of our next Fiji holiday and this time spending the last two nights there as well.

  • Stayed December 2010
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

As all other people before already wrote, its a perfect stopover place to spend a couple of hours or the night. It is directly opposite the airport, 5 minute walk over the street but the have transfer as well, in case you have luggage. The rooms are clean and ok for just a night, the lighting is a bit poor. The hotel has a restaurant and also a bar for cocktails. The food is fijian and western but is not the best food. But overall I can recommend it, its definitely good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

This hotel is within walking distance (2 min) to the airport, so unless you have a lot of luggage, you don't really have to wait for the shuttle bus.

On walking into the hotel, the lobby, the dining area and the grounds are quite impressive. The rooms, at first glance, are also nicely furnished -- but really aren't laid out very well. For example, in the family room, one of the single beds is actually partially blocking a doorway. And the TV is positioned in an awkward position, so that no one can watch it comfortably (facing a pillar on a wall).

The beds are comfortable, the bathroom is really nice -- the water pressure and hot water were excellent. There is a kettle in a suite, as well as a mini-bar, small fridge, and a safe. The air-conditioning works very well. And the biggest surprise, it's very quiet even though it's so close to the airport!

On site, there is a large pool with waterslide. There is an open-air dining room (as well as an enclosed one) with live entertainment. A separate bar area also has a large-screen TV.

The one thing that really surprised us was the poor quality of the food. Considering the high price tag for meals, it was a real disappointment. Basic dishes were poorly prepared -- dry chicken, burnt kebab, bland fried rice.....

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

Our flight arrived in to Nadi at about 6pm, and we were leaving at 8am the next morning, so we needed somewhere close to the airport. Raffles turned out to be a great place for our short stay.

It is literally across the road from the airport. Although you can walk to it, they have a little minibus that drives backwards and forwards. The ladies at reception were extremely friendly when we checked in, and whenever we needed anything.

Our room was a good size, with a big bathroom. It's certainly not a luxury hotel, but it was clean, and we had two double beds in our room. There was also a bar fridge and airconditioning. The room was also screened, so you don't have to use the airconditioning.

We had dinner in the outside restaurant, and the food was lovely - there is a range of both Fijian and Western food. There is also a bar next to the restaurant, where you can relax with a cocktail or two.

The hotel has lovely grounds, including an enormous pool that would be good for kids.

If you need somewhere just to spend a night between flights, Raffles Gateway is the perfect choice. We would happily stay there again. Compared to the hotels at Denarau, it's much better value.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Fiji Gateway Hotel
Address: Queens Road | Opposite Nadi Airport, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji (Formerly Raffles Gateway Hotel)
Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Nadi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Nadi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fiji Gateway Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renowned for its stunning gardens and personalized service, Fiji Gateway Hotel is an oasis for the weary traveler. Conveniently situated opposite Nadi International Airport and just 8kms from Nadi Town and 24kms from Lautoka City, Fiji Gateway Hotel is ideal for pre or post island resort stays or as a base for sightseeing on Fiji's main island of Vitu Levu. Fiji Gateway Hotel is a friendly and affordable hotel offering an idyllic garden setting where you can relax before your onward journey. Facilities include two swimming pools and a waterslide, two restaurants, a gymnasium, tennis court and a poolside bar. Complimentary transfers are provided between the hotel and Nadi International Airport. Accommodation: The Deluxe Rooms are ideal for couples or families and offer space and comfort whilst providing all the standard amenities and features. The Pool View Rooms have the addition of flat screen televisions and are of a more luxurious standard. The Suites are the most spacious and well-appointed rooms and are ideally suited to couples, honeymooners and upscale travelers. Children under 16 years stay free when sharing a room with their parents. Day room rates are available for guests who are in transit. ... more   less 
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