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Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Denarau Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We had a very nice 2 day stay at the Sofitel for a wedding which was amazing. The hotel itself was very luxurious but the food and drinks were very over priced and would recommend buying a $7 day bulla bus pass to dine at the port which was a lot cheaper and more variety.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

From the moment we arrived at the Sofitel we were greeted by the beautiful and friendly Fijians. The resort was just amazing, it's exactually like what you see on the brochures. We were on the 3rd floor which had great views. We had the superior oceanside room, which had a queen and a double for our 13 year old son. That was my main concern when we booked as there was no 2 bedrooms available, but it was cosy being together in one room anyway we wern't in our room much, mainly for sleeping. Each morning we had the fantastic buffet breakfast so much to choose from, you certainly didn't need to have lunch. We mainly ate dinner at Port Denarau, just get a taxi from the sofitel for $5.00 Fj about $2.50 Aus. A must to do is experience the Fijian night which is every Thursday. They start by Unearthing of the Lovo which is food cooked underground, followed by The Fijian song and dance, Fantastic!! Believe it or not but one of the highlights at the resort was the 11:30 water aerobics, especially with David he was awesome. So many people did it and had a ball, The Bulla dance is a must!! Most nights we sat in the Breeze bar and had a coctail and our son had a mocktail, some nights they had a band and their voices were amazing!! We were sad to leave this resort and especially the beautiful people. We will return next year as we loved it so much.

Room Tip: We asked to be on the 3rd floor as we got a better view.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Mary D
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Nice touch to receive a personalized welcome letter and a small box of biscuits in our room on arrival. Our room on the third floor was a ok but the hand basin was cracked and left me wondering would I be blamed? Great breakfast at the Salt restaurant and good service in the V restaurant but the food wasn't anything to write home about.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Had interconnecting room on ground floor away from pool and reception. They were very accommodating to provide that request. View was great - the kids loved chasing the frogs at night in the gardens! Staff were very friendly and rooms were clean. Pool is the best on Denerau for kids I think, very good for toddlers with shallow water they can play and learn to swim. Only negative is that they need more cots, we had trouble first night waiting 1.5 hours for one after it was prerequested. Many I spoke to had similar problems so there is definately a shortage - strange for such a family hotel. Also, the TV was not working well and never got fixed despite many requests but i guess that is Fiji time! Would stay at Sofitel again if I was to stay on Denerau Island.
V resturant was fantastic food, adults only was bliss.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Tracy285
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stayed here last month, I have stayed here many times since opening. This is my first review.
We love the staff here they are so friendly and treat us very well.
The rooms are very tired, I understand they are in the process of refurbishing these, this is well and truly due. If travelling to this hotel make sure you get a refurbished room or you will be very disappointed.

Over the years this hotel has turned more & more into a family resort (I don't have kids).
There is no area for adults to relax without screaming kids which is disappointing when you are away on a relaxing holiday (we were not even there during school holidays.)
So think twice, if you are looking for a relaxing break, you are probably best to book at the Westin.

The breakfast buffet at the Sofitel used to be the jewel in their crown, this is no longer....in what appears to be some obvious cost cutting the selection is less than before, layout has also changed and is awkward and this makes for a chaotic start to the day.
They have added omelettes made to order' but this just makes waits for eggs way too long, no more freshly squeezed fruit smoothie bar either.
We were very happy to be moved to Salt (A La Carte) for most mornings.

Also there used to be washing machines, driers & ice machines on each wing. This is no longer. One of the staff informed us that this was because new management wanted to increase revenue from dry-cleaning. The only guests this is affecting here is long stays like us. It would have been nice to have been informed of this change to especially as we have stayed so many times and we would have bought more clothing with us. All brochures still show where laundry is etc, change not managed well at all.
The gentleman surveying us also said that no other hotel offered washing machines....maybe thats a deciding point for why people stay here?

Ice is now available for $5

To add insult to injury the hotel send out a inexperienced guest relations staff member who has worked at the hotel less than 3 months out to survey people on their stay? He was defensive when I mentioned the above. He did say he would pass on comments to management, he even said he would call us regarding our concerns, he didn't.... This is not good guest relations.

The reason I gave this hotel is a 4 is because of the staff that serve us year after year otherwise would have been a 3.

Room Tip: Ask for refurbished.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

If this were a three star resort and the prices were lower, this score would be better. But the rooms are dirty, the bathrooms are barely functional, and the terrible buffet dinners (at the aptly-named Lagoon restaurant) cost upwards of $100 USD for two. It wasn't a terrible stay, but we wasted a lot of money while we were there.

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1  Thank gcrob96
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

An excellent hotel, with lovely open grounds and with excellent facilities. Family friendly with great kid club. Pool was amazing with lots of space for all. And the only hotel in this area with a decent useable beach for those that like the ocean.

Good choice of culinary choice and a little market town just a short walk away with great cafes and bars.

Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Additional Information about Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

Address: Beachfront, Denarau Island, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Denarau Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Denarau Island
#4 Romantic Hotel in Denarau Island
#5 Family Hotel in Denarau Island
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Denarau Island
#6 Luxury Hotel in Denarau Island
#6 Spa Hotel in Denarau Island
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Denarau Island
Price Range: $157 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 296
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa is located on beautiful Denarau Island. This five star Fiji resort overlooks the beachfront, adjacent to the world class Denarau Golf and Racquet Club. Our Fiji beach resort offers 296 rooms, each with a private balcony. Other features at this Fiji luxury resort include a private beach, wedding chapel, swimming pools, three restaurants, four bars, an international health spa, and one of the largest ballroom on the island. A bustling marina and cultural temples are located nearby. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Fiji Hotel Denarau Island
Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa
Sofitel Denarau Island
Denarau Island Sofitel
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