Tsulu is not a beach resort. It is conveniently located across the street from the beach, in walking distance to a supermarket, several restaurants, tourist shops, and other hotels.
We brought some food from Suva in hopes of saving some money by preparing our own meals, given that we had reserved a room with cooking facilities. The shared cooking facilities were inadequate in several reagards. No stovetop- instead a microwave, rice cooker, and huge electric frying pan. Not very easy to make use of. In addition, there were not enough utensils/plates/bowls, etc. for even one couple, let alone six (who we shared the kitchen with). Ventilation in the kitchen/common room is non-existent, which can make for very odorous situations. We ended up not being able to cook all our meals and spent more money than we had planned to.
However, because our dining plans had changed, we ended up making taking advantage of the nearby pizza restaurant (which was pretty yummy) and also spending a nice morning at the nearby Uprising Resort (where we had a great swim, super lunch, and even made use of some free wireless internet)!
Our bedroom was clean and AC worked great. While we did have hot water, we unfortunately didn't have much cold water, so showering was uncomfortable and awkward.
We were aware of the state of this accomodation because we had stayed here a few months earlier. During our previous stay, we felt as we were the only couple there and it felt somewhat haunted! During this stay, however, the place was full. If it wasn't for the beach across the street and other nicer resorts in the area, we would not have stayed here.
Tsulu is good for groups and backpackers who don't mind roughing it a bit, are on a tight budget and want to stay in the area, but do not want to spend the money for nearby, more luxurious accomodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vibrant, daring & innovative: Tsulu at Arts Village, Fiji. Sophisticated, vibrant and very convenient, this is a great place for all fun loving travelers to drop in and bed down for a few nights. Encompassing the Fijian idea of island style, with vibrant colors, clean, cool and comfortable rooms, a crazy Tiki Pool, and loads of things to do, the stage is set for Fiji's most luxurious Backpackers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tsulu Beach Bunkhouse And Apartments Hotel Pacific Harbour
- Tsulu Beach Bunkhouse And Apartments Fiji, South Pacific - Pacific Harbour