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#1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Tarawa Atoll
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Friendly family run beach side guest house with stunning views of the 3 islets in our ocean facing bay. Halfway between Tarawa's urban centers set back from the main road in quiet gardens. Solar powered desalination for reliable power and pure water. Spacious en-suite rooms with a shared beach side veranda. Kayaks, bicycles, snorkels and masks available.
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Free parking
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Ocean view
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Main Road, Ambo Republic of Kiribati
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Bonriki Airport12 kmSee all flights
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Roger H wrote a review Oct 2020
Bude, United Kingdom18 contributions12 helpful votes
I enjoyed 8 days at'Dreamers' in November 2019, on my Pacific adventure of a lifetime. Breakfasts and dinners on the veranda with its breathtaking view were wonderful. Richard and Beta are very accommodating hosts. Richard answered my many questions on Tarawa geography, history and culture, and invited me along on a food-shopping trip from one end of South Tarawa to the other, even indulging my request to stop and examine the geologically fascinating 'beachrock'! Unforgettable. Thank you Richard.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: The most seaward of the three rooms is perhaps the best.
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Chris H wrote a review Feb 2020
Blue Mountains, Australia19 contributions14 helpful votes
Dreamers' hosts are very welcoming and a great source for information on Kiribati (Richard's stories about the Tarawa of his youth are most interesting as is his information about Kiribati today). Located in the village of Ambo on South Tarawa, halfway between Bonriki and Betio means that everything between these places is less than a half-hour bus ride away. The small ocean-side lagoon, only metres from the guest rooms, is beautiful and well worth being next to for both sunrise and sunset. If you're planning your first trip to Kiribati, then this is the place to start.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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none3 wrote a review Dec 2019
Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany139 contributions43 helpful votes
We stayed here in April with our 3 year old. Was really nice, our kid got sick and richard drove us to the hospital in the middle of the night. Rooms are basic, food is good and the location is beautiful. There are 3 rooms and they were all booked. So make sure you have a booking.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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swj101 wrote a review Nov 2019
UK137 contributions154 helpful votes
Richard: the fount of all knowledge on Kiribati and an absolute gentleman of the highest order. I could sit listening to his stories and experiences for days. Beta, Attaiana and the team: culinary delight awaits at Dreamers. Lovely people and generous hosts. Location: the most beautiful spot on an otherwise bustling South Tarawa. This location is ripe for development so I selfishly hope it stays as it is.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Pat R wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom14 contributions8 helpful votes
First and foremost, the hosts are top class. Didn't get to meet Richard but he was very accommodating via e-mail and Beta and her family and Ata as cook and driver were really lovely to deal with. The food was particularly wholesome and of quality as well as being extremely good value. Rooms are spacious and fine without being spectacular. They are very good value especially when the airport pick-up and drop-off are factored in. Be aware that there are few rooms. Wi-fi is included as is breakfast. The location is good - on the water and easy bus access in all directions though accessing places away from South Tarawa can be tricky especially with regarding to obtaining information about so doing. I was very happy to have been able to stay at Dreamers and only flight changes stopped me from staying longer.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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David C wrote a review Sep 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom55 contributions38 helpful votes
Don’t expect the Meridien or even the Holiday Inn, be prepared for pretty basic facilities like no hot water for showers. Uncertain electricity and wi-fi. But the compensation is the friendliness of everyone working there and their readiness to do all they can to help. When my travel plans to see north Tarawa fell through Beta immediately suggested that Ata, the busy cook, should act as my guide. He was brilliant! The Guest House is in a peaceful lagoonside position, so much quieter than being in the main town but quite accessible to it - and the airport ( shuttle provided by the Guesthouse st no extra cost) Just be prepared for the need to go with the flow in staying at the Dreamers..
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: The room nearest the lagoon may be the breeziest and brightest
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Esther P wrote a review Jul 2019
Chicago, Illinois1328 contributions763 helpful votes
This review is for the restaurant. This is a lovely guesthouse with very good food. It might be a good idea to call ahead and make a reservation as everything is cooked to order. We were a group of six and our lunch was arranged by our travel company. We were pleased it contained so many greens and vegetables - something we had been missing during 27 days of travel in the western Pacific.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Juki251 wrote a review Jul 2019
Helsinki, Finland10 contributions7 helpful votes
Intimate and peaceful stay in this small and cosy guest house. Very local, but still amazingly international. Being a Finn, it was a big surprise to find an artwork at bedroom wall about Same people, Scandinavian natives. In the bookshelf there were naturally rare editions of local history, but also The Complete Works of Shakespeare! We had the best dinners here during our Polynesian tournee. A must is a few day stay in North Tarawa, preferably in a home stay. WE found out this too late.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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lee m wrote a review Jul 2019
Adelaide, Australia44 contributions35 helpful votes
This must be the best place to stay in Tarawa, Richard and his wife are great hosts, it is such a laid back place, breakfast on the veranda is wonderful. Also another wonderful place to stay is on north tarawa, santa faustina homestay but there is no tripadvisor page for it. Thanks Lee and Sara Martin
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JulieJewels4444 wrote a review May 2019
Long Beach, California98 contributions91 helpful votes
This place is amazingly located. Right on the beach with a stunning view. The food was wonderful, as was the family atmosphere. Host Richard would do anything for you. Richard is an amazing human being. So interesting, helpful and humble. I did not have the honor of spending time with his wife, but she is an accomplished and well-known figure on the island. The room has its charm but really needs updating, a good scrub and a paint job. There is no air conditioning. I do think it is the best place in Kiribati. Richard arranged a wonderful tour for us. It is a memorable experience.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Yes, Dreamers Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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