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“Badly needs renovating.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of First Light Inn

First Light Inn
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First Light Inn
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
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“Badly needs renovating.”
Reviewed 14 July 2010

We first stayed at the First Light Inn in Dec 2000. It was beautiful, everything brand new and great kitchen facility although our children's food got stolen from the communal fridge downstairs. The scene couldn't be better, right on the beach front looking across to Vanua Levu. However, we've stayed there four times since the latest being May, 2010. The place is now very run down and so badly needs some basic maintenance like painting, new bedding and curtains. The shower and toilet was disgusting and the price has just been increased. There are now little fridges in the rooms, but the cooking facility downstairs is gone. For such an ideal setting, the place just needs proper maintenance. We don't mind paying more if the facilities are kept clean and presentable.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed 25 February 2007

Walking form the ship to the hotel took only a few minutes. Arriving there booked a room for the week paying 65 fiji$ per night for a room with air conditioning. (important in nov) A cheaper room is available for less but it wont have a view from the porch as nice or AC either. The staff here was very friendly and helpful. A post office and small grocery store as well as a small resturant are all located downstairs. As well as a small bar next door. Power is provided by a generator as are all other places on the island, since there is no Power Station on taveuni. There are also no cars for hire there and the nearby gas station is a fenced in lot with hand pumped barrels that have been offloaded from the ship.
There is a nearby fijian village that has a river running next to it. The rocks are super slippery forming natural waterslides under the waterfall. It is usually full of locals swimming washing sliding etc. It is a 10 minute walk from 1st light and is a must see for anyone staying there.

Stayed November 2006
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Property: First Light Inn
Address: PO Box 3 | Waiyevo, Taveuni Island, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Taveuni Island
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Ranked #8 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Taveuni Island
Number of rooms: 20

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