Updated: July 2, 2018
Holiday Inn Suva – Functional, spacious, convenient, motel-style and family-friendly.
Along the more enticing end of the main road through the capital, the Holiday Inn is spread over only two levels. Most rooms are angled, so very few have direct sea views from the tiny balcony/veranda. Instead, they face the impeccable lawns and swaying palms, with harbour vistas up to 50m away, or the street, which – with excellent soundproofing – is arguably more appealing. Rooms are fairly similar inside: spacious and practical, with colourful photos, but the bathrooms can be poky. Aimed more at business people, the Executive Rooms are almost the same, while the one- and two-bedroom suites with a separate lounge area are decent for families. The pool is reasonably large, surrounded by grass, palms and decking, and has a children’s area. Only 5 minutes on foot from the city centre, it’s convenient to the Fiji Museum and Thurston Gardens.
Holiday Inn Suva – The Basics
- Location: In Suva, on the main island of Viti Levu. Along the southern end of Victoria Parade, the main road through the city, facing the harbour and surrounded by colonial-era buildings and parklands. About 1.5km from the bus station in the city centre, and 35 minutes by taxi from the airport.
- Guests: Caters for all: groups, couples and families on holidays, as well as business people.
- Beach: It faces Suva Bay, but there is no beach in the city. The nearest is at Pacific Harbour, about 50km to the west, and not too far for a daytrip by bus.
- Views: Most rooms in the South Wing have views of the sea, but up to 50m away, while those in the North Wing are mostly of the gardens and lawns. Views of the street are not unappealing.
- Wi-Fi Internet: Free to all guests throughout the hotel if they become an IHG member, which is free. Otherwise, negotiate internet charges.
- Parking: Plenty of onsite parking, free and secure.
- Phone: (679) 330 1600
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/suva/suvvp/hoteldetail
- How To Book: Booking.com will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UK • USA • Français • Deutsch • Nederlands.
Holiday Inn Suva – Amenities
- Pool: Largish, with plenty of decking, and faces the sea.
- Spa: None.
- Fitness Center: Guests have free access to the gym at the neighbouring Grand Pacific Hotel.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.
Holiday Inn Suva – Food and Drink
- Restaurants & Bars:
- Bati ni Wai (‘Water’s Edge’) – alongside the pool. Wood-fired pizza in alfresco or undercover setting, with sea breezes and views.
- Sirocco – all-day dining, with focus on Mediterranean food. Especially popular for coffee, pastries and buffets at lunch and breakfast (available to the public).
- Tapa Lounge Bar – live music, happy hours and better-than-average meals, including salads, burgers and pasta. Vegetarian options also available. Live music some nights.
- Breakfast: Hotel rates include a vast and varied buffet breakfast.
- Room Service: Available 24 hours.
Holiday Inn Suva – Rooms
- Room Types: Superior Rooms • Executive Rooms • 1- and 2-Bedroom Suites
- Smoking Rooms: Smoking is not allowed in the rooms or public areas, but OK in the gardens.
- Best Room: The 2-Bedroom Suites are spacious, with a separate lounge area. A few offer sea views, and they are perfect for families.
- For families: Some rooms have connecting doors, while others are large enough for 2 double beds, but management is reluctant to allow a double and 2 singles. Children under 12 can stay and eat free. Babysitting services available.
Holiday Inn Suva – What’s Nearby?
Restaurants & Bars
- Prince Albert – one of several options in the neighbouring Grand Pacific Hotel. Exquisite, with a colonial-style setting and silver service. Check out the weekly specials and desserts. Dress up. Dinner only. 2-minute walk.
- Daikoku – doesn’t look much from the outside, but serves superior Japanese cuisine. Busy and renowned, a 3-minute walk up Victoria Parade.
- Maya Dhaba (331 0045) – a popular and cavernous Indian eatery, with daily specials. Only 400m to the north along Victoria Parade. 4-minute walk.
- Ginger Kitchen (918 8310) – open-air garden setting at the Fiji Museum, with juices, quiches and pancakes. Also, light lunches and breakfast. Back of Thurston Gardens, on the other side of the road. 7-minute walk.
- Mad House BBQ & Grill (800 3444) – DIY Korean-style grills on the table, with outdoor seats and colonial-era building. On Gordon Street, an 8-minute walk north of the hotel.
- Tiko’s Floating Restaurant (331 3626) – in a boat attached to Ratu Sukuna Park in the city centre, 1km up Victoria Parade. For seafood, steaks, live music and unique setting. 9-minute walk.
- Market or Grocery: The main road is dotted with minimarts for basic supplies. About 1km up Victoria Parade to the city centre for malls and markets.
Local buses right outside the front door head to the city centre and main bus station for services all over the island. Otherwise, there are plenty of metered taxis.
Holiday Inn Suva – The Hotel
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