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“Absolute Fijian Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

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Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Denarau Island
Certificate of Excellence
Maitland, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Absolute Fijian Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

We recently spent 6 nights at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa. It was out second stay at the resort and we absolutely loved it- the people, the facilities, the food, the service and the value for money. Having an Accor Advantage Plus card is a great way to save money on dining. It is a short trip from Nadi International and very close to Port Denarau. We would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to anyone wishing for a relaxing and enjoyable Fiji resort experience.

Room Tip: Anything on the third floor is perfect.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Simon J, General Manager at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Thank you for your review and great to read that you had an enjoyable stay.

It's always pleasing to hear from our regular guests, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the resort very soon.

Regards

Simon Jinks
General Manager
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Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 10 days here in late January 14. The staff were great especially the activity/pool guys who always had a smile on their faces and were great with the kids. Nothing was too difficult for them. On our last day it was raining so the guys set up he cinema in one of the main conference rooms for our children alone, which was great to pass a few hours away...nothing was ever a problem. The family room ( queen bed and a bunk bed for the kids complete with a playstation hidden behind a nook) was more than adequate for our 8 and 6 y.o. Note get yourself an Accor card...costs about $300AUD but entitles you to buy one and get one free on all of the restaurants within the Sofitel.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Simon J, General Manager at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

It's pleasing to read that you and the family had a good time in the resort and that your choice of a Family Room was ideal for your needs. I will pass on your thanks to all the team especially the activity/pool team

We hope to see you at the resort in the future

Regards

Simon Jinks
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New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

Having stayed at Denarau yearly for some years now in different hotels there, I can say for sure that prices are NOT that expensive.... Just take into account where the food, drink, produce etc comes from.
This is a marvellous place to stay and one should consider the exchange rate for Kiwis is actually fantastic!
As for 'Slave Labour's' comments.... Take no notice. I see they were there for a short time and probably don't realise how things work in Fiji with the economy. Sure, it would be great to see the locals get paid more, however, I happen to know that running an International hotel in Fiji does cost a lot of money and Fiji does rely on visitors and holidaymakers.
If like 'Slave Labour' you feel the employees deserve better pay, why not tip the workers? We do all the time. Don't moan about it, do something about it!
Denarau is an excellent place to stay and all the hotels are lovely. The staff are great and the prices are not expensive.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Simon J, General Manager at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Thank you for your review and comments on the resort.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Regards

Simon Jinks
General Manager
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Viti Levu, Fiji
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

nice experience got what paid for
beds rooms excellent service average
buffet breakfast excellent and staff on this was excellent helpful friendly obviously enjoy there work
beach so so pool nice limited hours a let down in Denerau
close to marina

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Simon J, General Manager at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Bula

Thanks for the review, its good to hear that you enjoyed your time in the resort.

Vinaka Vakalevu

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

Beautiful resort. Lovely pool area, shady beach chairs as well. Excellent restaurants. Handy to local bus, walking distance to Port Denarau. Found the water sports to be quite pricey. Very hot time of year to visit.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Simon J, General Manager at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Thanks for your review and I am happy to read that you enjoyed the facilities, pool and restaurants in the resort.

We hope to see you again

Regards

Simon Jinks
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayed with our 3 kids in January. We had 2 interconnected rooms. Smallish but very nicely appointed. We had Australia Day there and found the poolside activities were brilliant for the kids. They played beach cricket, touch football and did some hilarious poolside games. The guys hosting the games were great. Our 3 boys loved them. We also found the kids club good. VERY clean (so many aren't) and they had fun. It was flexible too, we just dropped them off for 2 hours at a time which worked well. Kids food could be a little bit cheaper at kids club. Food overall as always at the Sofitel was brilliant. The French just do things well!!! French champagne at your buffet breakfast, I didn't partake but what a nice option! We are an Accor member so the discounts worked really well (although they should apply to Restaurant V also). We felt we stayed at a great 5 star for 3 star pricing for our F&B bill (due to Accor) and we loved that. We had just been to Plantation Island prior and there is no comparison - the Sofitel is a whole different league. Plantation was 2 star at best. Beach activities were a big bonus and the Mandara Spa was great...and we were surprised by the price (approx. $40 AUD for a 50 minute massage at a true luxury island spa). Overall the ambience of the resort is lovely (think candlelight and flame torches at night). Also the Big Bula across the road (a blow up waterpark) was fun and easily accessible for the kids. Staff were good. We have avoided Denaru for years (and are Fiji regulars) but due to the Sofitel and Big Bula Waterpark we are sold on it now. The Sofitel just need an outer island resort as well and then we would be in heaven. We will definitely go back. In fact our comment was 'why go anywhere else'.....

Room Tip: Higher floors have good views but the lower floors are ok as they go out to grass and the beach.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Simon J, General Manager at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Thank you for your very detailed review, its great to read that you and your 3 boys enjoyed your stay. I will certainly share your comments with the team.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon

Regards

Simon Jinks
General Manager
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Property: Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
Address: Beachfront, Denarau Island, Viti Levu, Fiji
Phone Number:
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 Luxury Hotel in Denarau Island
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Denarau Island
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Denarau Island
#6 Spa Hotel in Denarau Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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