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Tropic of Capricorn
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Nadi
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Limone sul Garda, Italy
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186 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“horrible, avoid it!”
Reviewed 2 February 2013

we spend there one night. we got a very small room, full of dust at the last floor. the hotel is a mess, full dirty, a lot of dead insects everywhere, cats and dogs going in and out the kitchen. the pool is not a pool is just a hole with green mouldy water, so small that my bathtube home is quite the same. the owners are unfriendly and the place is just running down. i asked why everything was so dirty and the owner answered me that the cleaning lady had her day off....to me she could have left weeks ago...
the air conditioning is over the bed and so drops on the pillows...the pillows inside were green of mould. my partner has a light asma and we didn´t know about the mould, so he coughed all night before discovering the reason the following day.
it´s a pity because the hotel is right at the beach but if you take a look to the next resort or the other budget options around new town you see immediately the difference.
in my opinion cheap doesn´t mean to be dirty. i suggest not to book here.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

It wasn´t the finest hotel ever nor is Nadi the nicest place to staz in Fiji since they have all those beautiful tiny islands. BUT if you stay on the main island go Mama´s tropic of capricorn. It is really clean, modern new looking bathroom, with a nice ocean view.
The price-performance ratio was excellent. The breakfast was nice as well and Fijians are super nice, they even carried our luggage to the room.
There is a nice hostel right next to Mama´s as well, but it´s more expensive and has shared rooms. But you can just walk over and eat in their restaurant and have some drinks at their bar which is nice.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

Stay at mamas for over 2 weeks she treated me as her own. Made sure I was happy and having a good time. Stay in a dorm room it was clean and comfortable. Close to other hostels so if you need more amenities just hop over to smugglers. Great time hope to see MaMa Jerry and the rest again

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

Came to stay here because my other hostel was fully booked and had been bitten by bed bugs so wanted to move on as quickly as possible. The hotel is a fantastic budget hotel. If you are expecting 5 star facilities then not for you but for the price the facilities are really great. It is right on the beach next to the bigger Smuggles resort but a double room is a fraction of the price and still has everything you need. Mama the boss was helpful right from the start. They were busy but she found me a room and for a really good price. The room was on the smaller side but very clean, newly decorated and had everything you needed. Overall very good value. The hotel has a really relaxed atmosphere and Mama really makes this. I was staying on my own for a couple of days and I often would sit with her and have a chat and a cup of tea (for no extra charge!) She made you feel like it was home away from home. She also went to tell the old hostel that they had bedbugs and the next day one of the staff from the old hostel came to apologize to me. She went out of her way to make sure you had a good stay. If you want a double room for a cheap price but still in the centre of the touristy beach area would definitely recommend Mama's Tropics of Capricorn.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

Me and my fience stayed here for just over a week and was welcomed with open arms from our fijian mama!! The hostel has suffored some nasty vandal damage from evil overpriced rivals next door (smugglers cove) but has only put a minor set back to the big dreams that mama has for the place!! Its located on the beach and is a good base to go off to the islands from as you can get the boat from that same beach! drinks are cheap and its always happy hour there!! You could go next door to smugglers to watch the over rated fire dance but thats about it because they overprice everything and the food is super bland!! Mama was kind enough to let us use her kitchen as we were running out of money. We managed to look past the vandal dammage and saw the place for how special it will be one day! Cant wait to return and see how it looks. ps it has the most comfy beds in the world!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

Budget accommodation - not recommended for families. Renovations taking place on top floors so very noisy, would not stay there ! Located on the beach but not close to anything. If happy to hang around resort then ok, would have to get local bus into town $ 1 FJ but limited times or taxi would cost $ 10 FJ. close to airport (10 minutes) but that's about it.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Boston
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

Not sure why someone is insisting that the food at Mama's is expensive. It is the cheapest menu around, and also your best option for authentic Fijian food in the area. Smuggler's Cove is more expensive and not nearly as good.

Mama was very hospitable to me and other guests while I was there. Even when I was staying at Smuggler's Cove, she invited me over and served me free authentic Fijian food on multiple occasions.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Tropic of Capricorn
Address: 11 Wasawasa Rd | Newtown Beach, Nadi, Nadi, Viti Levu 7200, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Viti Levu > Nadi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Nadi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nadi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropic of Capricorn 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Catering for budget minded travellers, Tropic of Capricorn offers beachfront bliss, seamless island connections, easy airport transfer, free WiFi and spectacular sunsets. The location provides 180 degree ocean views spanning Denarau Marina, Mamanuca Islands, Yasawa Islands and the Sleeping Giant Mountain. We have a great selection of rooms, featuring Budget Doubles and Oceanfront Privates. All accommodation includes hot showers, comfy beds and air conditioning. All guests are welcome to enjoy the large breezy lounge, cocktail bar, swimming pool, beach deck and beachside sun loungers. ... more   less 
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