Updated: July 8, 2018
Tanoa Plaza Hotel – Practical, handy, prime views and good value.
More appealing than the outside suggests, the Tanoa is one of a chain across the South Pacific offering functional motel-style rooms. As a centrally-located high-rise, many rooms boast a lovely combination: views of the city streets as well as glimpses of the harbour. The Executive Suites are spacious, with a pleasant Fijian décor (e.g. bamboo furniture), marble bathroom, Futon-style bed and superb views from the tiny veranda and curved full-length windows. And with connecting doors, these are excellent for families. The Deluxe Rooms are undersized, but the panoramas are equally alluring; less so, those on the lower floors. Other attractions are the lobby packed with Fijian art, amiable staff, and inclusion of breakfast. With a leafy suburban feel, it’s only 1 block from the main road, with enough shops, cafés and bars to satisfy.
Tanoa Plaza Hotel – The Basics
- Location: In Suva, on the main island of Viti Levu. Corner of Gordon and Malcolm streets. 1-minute walk up from the main road, Victoria Parade – turn up at the TOTAL Petrol station. About 30 minutes by taxi from the international Nausori Airport.
- Guests: Mainly caters for business people and those on a budget looking for value rather than resort facilities.
- Beach: There is no beach anywhere in or around Suva. The nearest is at Pacific Harbour, about 50km to the west, and not too far for a daytrip by bus.
- Views: Appealing views of the town and distant harbour.
- Wi-Fi Internet: Free for all guests if booked directly through the hotel. Otherwise, there may be a charge.
- Parking: Free onsite parking for all guests.
- Phone: (679) 331 2300
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: www.tanoaplaza.com
- 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.
Tanoa Plaza Hotel – Amenities
- Pool: Small and lacks shade, but other places of this standard have no pool, so enjoy.
- Spa & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided at this standard of hotel.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.
Tanoa Plaza Hotel – Food and Drink
- Restaurant & Bar: Recently renovated, the Zest Bar & Restaurant provides a likeable ground-floor setting. Open all day, it’s renowned locally for buffet lunches, coffee and deserts.
- Breakfast: Unusually, breakfast is included in the rates. But check first, as this may only apply to bookings made directly through the hotel.
- Room Service: Not available.
Tanoa Plaza Hotel – Rooms
- Room Types: Superior Rooms • Deluxe Rooms • Executive Suites
- Smoking Rooms: The hotel has a strict no smoking policy throughout the buildings and gardens.
- Best Room: The Executive Suites contain a king-sized bed and substantial balcony with views of the city and/or glimpses of the harbour. The marble bathroom with spa bath and separate lounge area add to the appeal.
Tanoa Plaza Hotel – What’s Nearby?
Restaurants & Bars
- Mad House BBQ & Grill (800 3444) – DIY Korean-style grills on the table, with outdoor seats and colonial-era wooden building. About 250m up (north) along Gordon Street. 4-minute walk.
- Yellow Chilli (331 0063) – perennially busy for delicious Indian food. Small and unassuming, come early for a table. On Carnarvon Street, 1 block towards the sea from the hotel. 5-minute walk.
- Sirocco – a classy airy bistro at the Holiday Inn. Great for buffet lunches. About 300m down Victoria Parade. 6-minute walk.
- Café Noir (310 0071) – comparatively classy Mediterranean-style bistro, 200m away. Almost on the corner of Victoria Parade and Macarthur Street. 6-minute walk.
- Bad Dog Cafe (331 2884) – almost alongside Café Noir. Corner setting with views, excellent western food and nightly specials. Imported beers and wines. 6-minute walk.
- Market or Grocery: The main road – Victoria Parade – is lined with minimarts for basic supplies. Otherwise, about 15 minutes on foot north along Victoria Parade is downtown Suva, with supermarkets and malls.
Local buses head along Victoria Parade, 1 block towards the sea from the hotel, to central Suva for better shops, and the main bus station for services all over the island. Otherwise, there are plenty of metered taxis.
Tanoa Plaza Hotel – The Hotel
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