My wife and I have just returned from a spectacularly restful and rejuvenating 8 night stay at the wonderful Radisson. If you are reading this review, I humbly ask that you make yourself as comfortable as possible...there's a rather lot I have to say.
We arrived in Fiji early last Friday morning. Having had little to no sleep during our flight we were admittedly cranky, desperate for a shower and a nap. Upon our arrival to the Radisson we were warmly greeted by the staff, however there was a slight mix up at the reception desk (which I'm sure was blown out of proportion by our sleep deprivation), but this was very quickly resolved and we were soon after ushered to our room.
We stayed in room 273 (Garden View Guest Room) which was very spacious, modern and extremely comfortable. Speaking of comfortable, ladies and gentlemen, the beds in this hotel...there are no words...simply amazing! I forgot to ask where they source them from as I would not hesitate buying one.
After a shower and some much needed rest we meandered downstairs to grab some lunch at Neptunes (delicious fish and chips), and to take in the sights. I've stayed in many wonderful and beautiful hotels around the world, but as far as beauty is concerned, the Radisson has left them all trailing in a cloud of dust.
I've read reviews where people have criticized the Radisson for not been accommodating to couples. While it is true there this is a family friendly hotel, and there are plenty of kids running around, we found plenty of quiet places to enjoy ourselves. The adult's pool is amazing (a great huge Vinaka to the wonderful Devon for his daily smooth guitar tunes by the pool), the Cross restaurant is out of this world divine (so good in fact I suggested to the chef that he should release a Cross Cook Book). The service at Cross is the finest we have encountered in a very long time.
Every morning we would go down to breakfast at Blu Restaurant (every day I would discover new and amazing breakfast foods!), and indulge in delicious omelettes (Vinaka Chef). Also, a ginormous Vinaka to Filo for her wonderful attentive service and wishing us a great day every morning after breakfast. She is an immense credit to the establishment.
Room service is so wonderful (can't believe people have complained about this) that by mid afternoon when you return to your room it looks exactly like it did when you first checked in. Vinaka to our amazing housekeeper Monika, you kept our room looking beautiful every day.
The next round of Vinakas go to:
Harry and Simon from the Kids Club/Activities crew. I'm truly thankful for the opportunity to have met both of you, and you are amazing at what you do. Thank you for throwing me my very own impromptu Kava ceremony. Vinaka!
Roko, the man who needs no introduction. Those of you that follow this hotel's reviews will be familiar with Roko's work. You, my friend, are amazing and I look forward to catching up with you again. Thanks for brightening up our day with your shenanigans and great humour. The Radisson is very lucky to have you, an every person I've spoken to speaks very highly of you. Do Not Change!
All the wonderful ladies at the Harmony Retreat Spa, Vinaka for the soothing and relaxing treatments.
And finally, to Gerard, the GM of the Radisson, thank you for making yourself available every Wednesday evening to introduce yourself and the staff to the guests, sitting with the hotel guests and actively listening to them. It was great to have met you, and we very much look forward to staying at the Radisson again very soon.
In closing, we had a wonderful time. It was sad to bid farewell to the Radisson as it felt more like home during our stay. We'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fiji's newest luxury beach front Resort offers a myriad of resort facilities nestled around lagoon swimming pools and lush tropical gardens combined with warm genuine Fijian hospitality. 270 luxuriously appointed and spacious guestrooms & suites combined with a contemporary and unique Fijian blend. Choose either a Guest Room or 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites with views of the Gardens, Lagoon or Ocean. Indulge in 5 lagoon swimming pools (one exclusively for Adults), Jacuzzis, Harmony Spa or free non motorised water sports. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island Hotel Denarau Island
- Radisson Fiji
- Radisson Denarau Island
- Denarau Island Radisson