Fiji Mercure Nadi

Updated: July 3, 2018

Mercure Nadi – Convenient, functional, ideal for business and transits, but not a resort.

The overwhelming selling point is the position: halfway between downtown Nadi and the airport, and easily accessible by bus to both. It is also adjacent to a mall with a cinema, supermarket, nightclub and an assortment of excellent cafés. As expected, being part of an international chain, the rooms are smart and practical – certainly better than a motel, but not really a resort. All rooms are colourful, spacious and feature a balcony/veranda overlooking the pool and surprisingly substantial internal gardens rather than the busy road. Added attractions are the buffet breakfast and free airport transfers. A solid option for business people, but for a resort or holiday transit far better options are available elsewhere.

Mercure Nadi – The Basics

  • Location: In an area known as Martintar (or New Town), a suburb of Nadi, on the main island of Viti Levu. About halfway along Queens Road, the main thoroughfare that connects central Nadi (4km) with the airport (5km).
  • Guests: Caters mostly to business people and anyone looking for somewhere close to the airport between flights. It tries to be a resort but mostly fails.
  • Beach: Not in a beach area, but Wailoaloa (3km) is easily accessible by bus or taxi. Although a tourist hotspot, the beach is grey and gritty, and often strewn with debris after high tide. It is, however, ideal for walks, views and sunsets.
  • Views: All rooms look inwards, overlooking the gardens and pool.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Free in the lobby/bar/restaurant area, but costs within the rooms.
  • Parking: Enough parking near the lobby. Free and secure.
  • Nice Perks: Free airport transfers.
  • Phone: (679) 672 2255
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-5930-mercure-nadi/index.shtml
  • How To Book: Booking.com will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

Mercure Nadi – Amenities

  • Pool: The pool is decent enough, with a tropical feel and separate area for toddlers. It’s surrounded by wooden decking and sand, which looks out of place because it’s not really a resort.
  • Spa: The Tiare Spa offers the usual array of treatments in a small area.
  • Fitness Center: None.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

Mercure Nadi – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: The Rokete Bar & Restaurant in the lobby provides all-day dining – primarily for guests who don’t know there is so much better on offer within walking distance (see below). Open from 6am.
  • Breakfast: Included in some rates, but not all. Available from 6am. Don’t book/pay for breakfast with an early flight.
  • Room Service: Available from 10.30am to 11pm.

Mercure Nadi – Rooms

  • Room Types: Standard • Superior • Deluxe Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed in the rooms or public areas. OK elsewhere.
  • Best Room: Rooms are very similar inside, with an identical décor and similar size. The Deluxe Room King Bed offers slightly more space and potentially, better garden views from the balcony.

Mercure Nadi – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • Bounty Restaurant & Bar (672 0840) – a 3-level club/bar/restaurant with happy hours and live music. Popular for free Wi-Fi. About 200m up Queens Road, towards the airport. 2-minute walk.
  • Raju’s Khana Khazana (946 3288) – excellent Indian food, with good-value set-priced meals. One of many excellent cafés in a shopping mall, 200m down Queens Road towards Nadi. 3-minute walk.
  • Wishbone & Pizza King – also at the shopping centre. Much more than another takeaway, with Chinese food and a bar that isn’t seedy. 4-minute walk.
  • Pan World (672 6688) – popular Chinese restaurant on the other side of Queens Road from the hotel entrance. 5-minute walk.
  • Sitar (672 7722) – a classy eatery and bar serving Indian and Thai at the corner with traffic lights, about 200m down Queens Road towards Nadi. 6-minute walk.
  • Market or Grocery: Only 200m down the road (towards Nadi) is a shopping centre, with the large Jetpoint supermarket.

Local Transport

    Buses career along Queens Road every few minutes between downtown Nadi and Lautoka town, via the airport entrance. From the traffic lights (about 200m down Queens Road towards Nadi), other buses and minibuses head to Wailoaloa Beach.

Mercure Nadi – The Hotel

Hotel has a tropical layout and vibe.

Rooms are in three-level blocks with a tropical-style design.

Room views include the pool and gardens.

Rooms don’t face the busy road, but rather internally towards the pool and large gardens.

Pool has a wooden deck and kiddy splash area.

The pool is surrounded by wooden decking, and has a separate splash area for youngsters.

Mercure is a business hotel by the airport.

The Mercure is primarily a business hotel convenient to the airport, but also tries to be a resort (but not particularly successfully).

Onsite Rokete Restaurant is open through the day.

The Rokete Restaurant mainly provides breakfast for guests, but is also open for lunch and dinner (although there are far better options within 100m of the hotel entrance).

Onsite Rokete Restaurant also has a bar.

The bar attached to the Rokete Restaurant offers the usual array of drinks.

Colourful but bland Standard Rooms.

The Standard Rooms are colourful, although the furnishings are fairly bland.

Family-friendly rooms feature a double and single bed.

All rooms are large enough for a double and single bed.

Room balconies/verandas face the immaculate gardens.

All rooms have a balcony/veranda facing the internal gardens and lawns.

Good meals at funky Pan World Chinese restaurant nearby.

Right over the road from the hotel entrance is the funky Pan World Chinese restaurant, with banquets, takeaway and a la carte meals.

Shopping centre close to the hotel features a cinema and nightclub.

Only 200m down Queens Road (towards Nadi) is a shopping centre with a cinema and nightclub.

Jetpoint supermarket is within walking distance.

Also at the shopping centre is the huge Jetpoint supermarket.

Eateries, bakery and shops at nearby Jetpoint shopping centre.

There is a row of excellent eateries at the Jetpoint shopping centre, as well as a bakery and other useful shops.

Value-for-money set-priced meals at Raju's Khana Khazana.

At Raju’s Khana Khazana Indian restaurant at the shopping centre the set-priced meals are great value.

Sitar restaurant serves good Indian and Thai food.

At the corner with traffic lights (200m down Queens Road towards Nadi), Sitar is a classy restaurant for Indian and Thai cuisine.

Nadi centre's only attraction is the Handicraft Market.

About 4km down Queens Road is the centre of Nadi. There is little to attract visitors other than the handicraft market halfway down the main street.

Wailoaloa Beach is popular for kayaking and sunsets.

Taxis and buses from the traffic lights head to Wailoaloa Beach. Although the sand is disappointing, the sunsets are fantastic and the waters calm for kayaking.

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