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Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Nadi
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Dull, depressing, they close everything in the evening, not even possible to enter the beach, no music, bar closed 10, we got a very little room, not possible to open window, no view at all but a dull back yard. Although we booked a swit with twin beds, ocean front and view. And we also paid a lot. Terrible place. Maybe for back packers, not for elderly. So extremely disapointed. Also very dirty under the beds. Stayed in Bedarra inn earlier. Very good!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

Stayed here with some friends before heading off to the islands the next morning. We did not have any ferry reservations and the staff took care of everything. The restaurant is right on the beach and we enjoyed a kava ceremony from some locals. The rooms were spacious and the ferry bus to the islands picks guests up every morning at Smugglers. The best place to stay in Fiji before getting off the mainland.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

We had a fantastic room in the new block of Smugglers Cove and it was perfect; the air con is great for people wanting to acclimatise slowly to the Fiji humidity. There is a small pool good for a dip although often quite crowded. The staff are very friendly and there is lots to do during the day. They try to get you involved in activities if you want to but not if you just want to sunbathe. The food is expensive for what it is and there aren't any good restaurants within walking distance but the staff are happy to help you get a taxi into town. All in all a perfectly nice place to stay for a few days, which is all most people spend in Nadi anyway.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

We stayed here two different times. The most recent time the staff was very rude to us. The guy working the front desk, who was just voted best employee treated us like crap. The food was not good, and when we found several hair in our food, they expected us to eat around it. The room is clean but that's about all I can say good.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank mdub0509
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floviti, General Manager at Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2011

I thank you for your review and we take pride in our returnee guests such as yourself. I do apologize on behalf of our former ‘Staff of the Month’ for his out of character rudeness and can assure you that the matter will not be taken lightly. As for the hair in your food, it is difficult to believe that one would be expected to eat around something like that! However, I do apologize for any inconvenience caused. Kindly note we have 4 assigned staff who clean the beach every morning and will continue to do so for the enjoyment of our guests.

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Reviewed 17 November 2011

We recently spent 2 nites in Smuggler's Cove, Nadi and while the staff proved to be very friendly and helpful and the room had a nice comfy bed with air-conditoning, drinking-water was fine, continental breakfast was filling, we were however let-down by:

1) no view - Rm 411
2) paper thin walls where we could hear the neighbours having a domestic at 3 am - not good if you're catching a plane the next morning.
3) a really small tv with only 2 channels and one of them fuzzy.
4) a shower with green in it, and the shower plug-hole blocked up in the bathroom.

Don't get me wrong, it's not the cleaner's fault that the room hasn't been maintained very well and we understand that they could only do so much to make the bathroom look presentable.
Glad we read another persons review as they don't provide face cloths and we took our own but we did get fresh towels the next day, so that was good.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mafolaefenoga
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Additional Information about Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel

Address: 13 Wasawasa Road | Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi Bay, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Region: Fiji > Viti Levu > Nadi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Nadi
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nadi
Price Range: €21 - €111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smugglers Cove is a newly built 3 1/2 star rated beachfront resort centrally located on renowned Wailoaloa Beach at Nadi Bay & a comfortable 15 minutes drive from Nadi International Airport, Port Denarau Marina & Nadi Town. The popular Ghost Ship Bar & Grill offers great local & international fare at reasonable prices along with stunning sunsets and ocean views from the beachfront deck dining area. If you are looking for suitable Nadi accommodation that has a fun, inter-cultural atmosphere along with clean comfortable rooms and Free High Speed Wi-Fi Smugglers Cove really is the place to be....... ... more   less 
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