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“Much better than I expected!”
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Le Surf Hotel
Ranked #19 of 20 Hotels in Noumea
Reviewed 28 March 2012

I'd read a few TripAdvisor reviews of Le Surf after booking our accommodation at Le Surf (I'd booked there because the prices were very reasonable and it was right near the Aquarium where I had to attend a function) and was expecting it to be pretty basic. I was very pleasantly surprised. While the rooms are not plush, they're very comfortable and well air-conditioned, the views are spectacular and the public areas of the hotel are really nicely done. The pool and fishpond by the bar/restaurant areas are lovely and the indoor bar area is really comfortable and pleasant. The location was great for us - on the point between the cafe strips of L'Anse Vata and Baie des Citrons and opposite the water taxi for a 5 minute trip to the Ile aux Canards. Bus stop into Centre Ville and the markets on the doorstep. Excellent value!

Room Tip: Choose one with surf views.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

In Noumea in February, I would probably give a good review to any place with functioning A/C, and Le Surf did not let me down in this respect. At first I was disappointed that I was staying at a hotel that was so far from the Centre Ville, but that was before I visited the Centre Ville. I liked the coastal area around Le Surf, and enjoyed walking to nearby restaurants and cafes along the beaches (in the evening, when it was slightly less hot and humid). My room was fine; clean and comfortable, of moderate size, with an excellent view of palm treas and ocean. There is free internet.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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2  Thank Esker4
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Reviewed 18 December 2011

I stayed at Le Surf for 5 days. The rooms are old with paint peeling, damaged joinery, sewage smells in the bathroom, bathrooms are dirty and in need of an upgrade, cigarette smoke stench in non-smoking rooms (we had two rooms for our stay), slamming doors every morning from 7am from the cleaning staff, extremely noisy from the 'nightclub' if thats what you call it, Air-cons are noisy, poor food. Over priced for what it is. Location is average. Seems like the rough end of town! Stay down the other end of the bay side near Le Parc or Meridian. More Cafes and things to do, generally nicer. This was the worst 3 star hotel I have ever stayed in.

Room Tip: Dont stay at Le Surf. Its not just the rooms that are terrible.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank brendan c
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

I have stayed at the Surf a number of times over the last few years. There has been some improvement in the rooms, some have been refurbed in the main hotel. The internet works. The beach is close. As others say it needs a facelift but most of it is OK. The rooms in the Annexe are still not great.
The distinguishing thing is that this is part of a Kanak-owned and run chain across the islands - I feel at least I am supporting them and their employment of local staff. This is very rare in NC where most hotels are run by francophone businesses or foreign chains.

Room Tip: main hotel not annexes
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  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

This is a great big sprawling hotel. I had a lagoon view room, (free upgrade from garden room) and the views were absolutely stunning. It was a large corner room, with a deck on two sides, which gave an easy view to the beaches on two sides.
There is no help given to get your bags to your room, and as a grandma on her own, I had to hike my bags all the way across a connecting bridge, and then up the lift and down the passage way. People are polite, but not terribly friendly.
I don't recommend the hotel restaurant or bar. The salad was slimy, and the the "crispy" prawns soggy.
There is a good restaurant across the road, and lots of restaurants either to the left or the right. Local bus basically at the door, which you may like to catch to the supermarket.
Every bit of advice I was given by people either within or without the hotel was incorrect.
The price of food is extortionate. Pack some of your own processed food if you can. I saw a family buy a meal at the "Quick" which cost the equivilent of $260.00 NZ.
Would I stay here again? Possibly not unless I had the same corner room again. They seemed to have some sort of towel shortage with towels not being delivered until late in the day on more than one occasion.

Room Tip: Get a free upgrade on Wotif.com, and see if you can get a corner room - I had the top floor, 927.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank SkyLynne
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Reviewed 7 June 2011

I don't agree with all the comments below, well i do agree that this hotel is quite old but there is a lot of good stuff there. Staff is very friendly and the location is awesome in front of the beach. We got a refurbished room and it was nice. Breakfast is very good.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank lolipopp
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Reviewed 25 May 2011

Bad
Scaffolding
Unable to refund
Average room
Dirty smelly bathroom
Broken door lock
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Location
Staff
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Room Tip: Tera Royal or Meridian
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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2  Thank jackpro
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Additional Information about Le Surf Hotel

Address: 55 Prom. Roger Larroque | Anse Vata Bay, Noumea, Grand Terre 98847, New Caledonia (Formerly Novotel)
Region: New Caledonia > Grand Terre > Noumea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Noumea
Price Range: £76 - £251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Surf Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 167
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