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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Rakiraki, Viti Levu

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ChrisGibb...
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A Great Place to Stay”
Reviewed April 12, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Our daughter had booked this Villa in November 2015 long before cyclone Winston. Although we were given the opportunity to cancel we decided to still go and we were not disappointed.
The Villa comfortably sleeps 6 people although there were only 4 of us staying. Kamlesh the housekeeper met us at the house and was there during the week to attend to our needs.
Because there was no mains electricity around the Rakiraki area we had to rely on the villa's own generator. This worked well at first but by mid week we wete constantly having to restart it when it went off during the night. Kamlesh arranged to get someone to service it and after that it worked fine. Simarly the internet was tempramental but agian Kamlesh was able to sort it.
We took advantage of the lovo that Kamlesh and his wife cooked for us at a cost of $100 Fijian. Unfortunately due to the lack of fish (no one was fishing because there was no ice) we had to rely on mutton & chicken - but it was still delicious.
We managed to get out to surrounding villages in our hired 4 x 4 which is essential for travel.
We visited the heart shaped waterfall and pool in Narara where Junior (tel 6030016) took us. The village was devastated after the cyclone and the villages had not received any aid since the cyclone struck.
We also went out with Anail (tel 9685753) who had lost everything in the storm but still had his boat to take tourists out to the neighbouring islands.
The villa is well equipped and has everything that you would need for a relaxing stay.

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Liked best: Air Conditioning in Bedrooms
Liked least: Having to deal with generator
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 19, 2016
Hi Emma - really glad you enjoyed your stay despite the frustrations of Cyclone Winston caused. We are staying here currently doing some relief work and checking on the villa and happy to say the generator issues and internet issues are resolved. Also we hope to have the electricity back on within a month! Fingers Crossed! Thank you for still coming whilst the state of emergency was still on here as it is invaluable to the Fijian people that tourists still come and enjoy this amazing country!
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Kim B
2 reviews
“Cylone? what cyclone?”
Reviewed March 15, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We had 3 glorious nights at Bularangi 2 weeks after Cyclone Winstone - not only were the sunsets better than ever (see photo), the property is relatively unscathed. No doubt the excellent design and construction of the building helped it withstand a force which caused so much destruction in the north. It was obvious how much work everyone has put into tidying up the garden and trees and it was great to see all the plants bursting with new growth, showing the regenerative power of nature.

We especially appreciated the perfection of the pool, where much time was spent by one and all. The house is extremely well thought out and designed, making it a pleasure to spread out through its different zones. The view over the reef, the ocean, and the neighbouring islands is magical.

The generator is solid and well installed in its sound-insulated shed, proving its value in the current situation (power lines and poles are down all over the north of Viti Levu and it's going to take a LONG time to put them all back up).

We drove up from Suva and returned to Nadi, showing that the roads are fine, although the villages on the way are not. We were impressed to see children going to school in the Unicef tents where the schools had been damaged, and witness the aid effort elsewhere. There is certainly no reason to reject Fiji and/or Bularangi as a holiday destination because of the cyclone; in fact the opposite is the more appropriate reaction.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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John T
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bularangi Perfect family retreat”
Reviewed November 8, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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We had the joy of Staying at Bularangi for 2 1/2 weeks in September 2015.

Having 3 teenagers, we were looking for quality accommodation that could allow us family space and provide flexibily and a good location. Bularangi was perfect and exceeded our expectations.

Rooms are spacious and well appointed. Children's rooms at one end and parent's at the other...all opening onto the pool area. Central area is large with well appointed kitchen and eating area and TV lounge area.

Pool area is superb and position of property is superb in that it is just around the headland missing the majority of any wind that may occur.

Area straight out the front has good diving around to the right and to the left of Wananavu resort. We are an active family and spent 2-4 hours in the water each day and never ran out of areas to go to and dive.

The pool was great to have to come back to and just relax in.

The fact that the resort facilities of Wananavu Resort can be used was an absolute bonus, and as such we mixed home cooking, Manju's (indian helper) dinners with resort lunches and dinners and this provided good variation. The staff at the Resort are great and nothing was too much trouble. We dived with their organised dives and caught the boat to Nananu i ra twice and did snorkling there for 1 guided tour and then one day on our own. Staff at the resort are amazing and we were very sad to say our goodbyes even if not staying there!

We also went to Voli Voli Resort twice and spent a day there each time. Very worth while if you like snorkeling and Beach restaurant and pool is great

Foodwise we bought meats at Nadi under Ali's guidence which worked perfectly. Supermarket supplies use the newly opened supermarket at Tavua on the way...dont use Lautoka as choice much better at Tavua. Going to RakiRaki is a must for fresh fruit and vegetables and seeing local culture.

Our holiday was made very special with Manju and Kamlesh who helped around the place when we needed. They are extremely lovely people and we had the joy of being invited to Manju's home and meeting her family and enjoying her hospitality...all of these things added to a great holiday.

This was just the sort of holiday we needed and I would happily return.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed July 18, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Liked best: Balance of privacy and access to nearby resort
Liked least: Was a tad windy but no problem
Traveling group: Young Children
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Kohimarama, New Zealand
Reviewed May 14, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

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Liked best: Villa and pool.
Liked least: The beach.
Traveling group: Friends
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Pamaela A
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“A Heavenly Surprise! Astoundingly Awesome.”
Reviewed May 13, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
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Four of us Friends decided to celebrate our birthdays in Fiji, especially Vic’s 50th -who was the first one who came up with the idea. Fortunately, Sue was able to find the best accommodation we could ever imagine. Overall, our stay in Bularangi has been nothing short of AMAZING. Privacy, serenity, peace, unperturbed in a luxurious, extravagant, dumb founding place. But the most prized possession of this villa are the people who are so thoughtful, and accommodating and kind, who had been keeping the guests relaxed and well taken care of - Manju and especially Kamlesh. If you want to relax and go away from your normal “fast paced” lives for a while, then Bularangi is the place to be. Plus there are heaps of activities that you could do around if you want to be kept busy. (Read their GUEST BOOK for great ideas!) Very very highly recommended. Two thumbs up! And for the rest of the details a critical traveler would want to know, read below. I could not say anything negative about the place, if there are any, it would be very small and irrelevant.

SPACE: Very Spacious!
AMENITIES: They've got everything you could possibly need on a holiday. Enough ceiling fans and AC to keep you cool. Kitchenware and white wares are available for you to cook, bake, make your own cocktails, and you can also wash and dry your clothes. It is complete with entertainment gadgets –TV, Stereo, Computer, Telephone and WIFI. They also have more than enough closets and drawers AND a locked safe that you could use to sort your things.
LOCATION: Peaceful, Serene, Safe, away from tourists and craziness of the city.
QUALITY: All the furniture and appliances are quite up to date, working well, clean, and easy to use. Bathroom and Toilets are very clean, stylish, with huge mirrors.
TRANSPORTATION: We suggest you contact Jai of Suncoast taxis if you want to get anywhere, they’re easy to call and reliable.
ACCESSIBILITY: I suggest you buy what you need (cooking and toiletries) at Rakiraki town center before you go to the Villa. The Villa is also nearby two resorts if you wish to avail of their facilities. You could not get bored with a lot of activities that you can do nearby. Snorkelling, Tramping, Sliding in a waterfall slide, boat ride, fishing, private massage by Renu, star gazing, shopping, watch a cultural dance, mingle with villagers, drink authentic kava…. Be spontaneous and enjoy the high of discovery!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Slippery tiles? Otherwise I've got nothing bad to say.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Lockeford, California
Reviewed April 6, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

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Liked best: Location! and Views!
Liked least: BBQ...husband was expecting a grill-type
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 8, 2015
So glad you and the family had such an awesome time at Bularangi Villa!
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