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“We will stay every time we visit Fiji” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel

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Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel
Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Nadi
Melbourne
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“We will stay every time we visit Fiji”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

We have travelled to Fiji on 4 occasions and have stayed at Smugglers the last two times we have visited the beautiful country. We have booked the first two or three nights to spend at this lovely smaller resort as it is close to the airport and if your room is available they will let you check in early. After a night flight over from Aus it is good to freshen up and have a nap. Both times we have stayed we have stayed in a Queen balcony room and have enjoyed our stay immensely. The place is clean, air-conditioned, huge beds, fridge. The first time we stayed we didn't know what to expect as we did not know anyone else that had been. Now I enjoy recommending it to everyone. I have seen other reviews that say different but I found The service is better than in some of the more expensive places on Denarau Island. We travelled as a couple the first time we stayed and when we last visited we took our teenage daughter with us. We all enjoyed the activities, the location and the entertainment immensely.
thanks to all of the staff for making it the fabulous place that it is.
The Griffiths Family.

Room Tip: We stayed in a couples room or a family suite. Don't know what the dorms are like.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 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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2 Thank Debra G
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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Ipswich, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Me and my girlfriend booker our full 10 day visit to Fiji here and did not regret it one bit. It is very close to the port which means easy access to the western islands and the staff here were very very nice and extremely friendly, special mention to Filipe and Tafu, who, on several occasions took very good care of us, waited our tables promptly and in no time at all became our facebook friends! All in all it is not just the locations but also the staff that make Smugglers Cover an excellent place to stay, 5 out of 5!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TysonKL
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bangkok
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

I had heard lots about this hostel so was expecting good things. The transfer from the airport was good but the hostel itself is over rated. The rooms are pricey for what you get. The pool has nowhere to sit around it. Service when waiting for food is so slow, they ignore you for ages and there are no other choices of places to get food from. We went to do our washing as in the booklet in the room it states a certain price, when you go to do washing they claim these are old prices and it as in fact now doubled. The whole,hostel is over rated, if you need to stay here before going to the Yasawa islands make sure it's only one night so you are not ripped off.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nancy D
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Worcester
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38 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Smugglers is definitely a backpackers haven! We came to stay here for a few nights before heading to the Yasawa islands. We stayed in a private en suite room (pricey for Fiji!) which was very clean and had air con which is always a plus! The staff were great, really friendly and helpful especially when my boyfriend got quite ill.
The information desk for Awesome Adventures however wasn't manned alot of the time and when we did finally catch someone on it she had no idea about any of our questions and as soon as she realised we had already booked wasn't interested in helping us.
The small shop by the welcome desk is handy for small essentials but is a bit overpriced and the guy who runs it is pretty pushy in trying to make a sale!
The food was overpriced and can definitely be bought much cheaper at other resorts on the road!
The pool is okay and nice to cool off in but is very small and usually full of backpackers!
I think there are other places that are better value for money and equally as nice!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank nayohmyy
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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

The reception we received on our arrival and during our stay was very warm and genuine. :-)

As a couple, it was great to have our room in a accommodation block, totally separate from the backpackers building. The smartly planned layout of the venue provided that private and quiet feeling for couples and families that would like to have a break and rest in their own space and comfort without the hassles of a typical backpackers accommodation. Everyone (staff and patrons) were very welcoming and friendly and the sight from the back deck towards the beach was second to none!

The only probable downside was the king size bed in our room, which was made up of two king singles joined together. The bed kept separating at night which caused one sleepless night, but was quickly rectified by staff after we informed them the very next day. We would definitely be heading back to Smugglers Cove Resort on our next visit to Fiji! BULA!! :-)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ace and Nat D
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Reading
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54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

I had read great reviews on this place but thankfully set my expectations too high. Whilst the showers were hot and beds were comfy and close to the airport, I felt this place was overpriced for what it was. The dorm smelt of damp, it was noisy and full of inconsiderate people staying in this hostel. I wouldn't really recommend it

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LeahReading
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Travellers are raving about these Nadi hotels

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

Smuggler's is a great place, close to the airport, to Nadi, and to Denerau's marina and its restaurants with a great beach and a wide array of housing options. The staff is generally helpful and friendly and one staff member stood out as someone who always went above and beyond: Angie, at the front desk. I would recommend staying there if only to meet Angie, who personifies all that is good about being in Fiji.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vxcoach
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Additional Information about Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel

Property: Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel
Address: 13 Wasawasa Road | Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi Bay, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
Phone Number:
Region: Fiji > Viti Levu > Nadi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nadi
#3 Spa Hotel in Nadi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smugglers Cove is a newly built 3 1/2 star rated beachfront resort centrally located on renowned Wailoaloa Beach at Nadi Bay & a comfortable 15 minutes drive from Nadi International Airport, Port Denarau Marina & Nadi Town. The popular Ghost Ship Bar & Grill offers great local & international fare at reasonable prices along with stunning sunsets and ocean views from the beachfront deck dining area. If you are looking for suitable Nadi accommodation that has a fun, inter-cultural atmosphere along with clean comfortable rooms and Free High Speed Wi-Fi Smugglers Cove really is the place to be....... ... more   less 
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