Updated: August 1, 2018
Hôtel New Caledonia – Down-to-earth and affordable, self-catering in prime location.
This is hard to miss with its striking yellow hues and corner position opposite a museum in the so-called Latin Quarter of the city centre. From the plant-filled reception, corridors with corrugated external walls lead to rooms considerably larger than imagined. The décor is bland and the furniture a little hodgepodge, but they do feature a balcony and kitchenette. Other bonuses are the unbeatable position in a more appealing part of Noumea and inclusion of breakfast, served in the charming café at ground level.
Hôtel New Caledonia – The Basics
- Location: 10 Rue Auguste Brun, in the centre of Noumea, on the main island. About 40 minutes from the international airport and 12 minutes from the domestic airport.
- Guests: Caters for budget-minded business people and tourists.
- Beach: There are no beaches in the city centre. The nearest is at Baie des Citrons, about 15 minutes south by bus (quicker by taxi).
- Views: All rooms face the city streets, many with interesting views.
- Wi-Fi Internet: Free, but only at the reception; not in the rooms.
- Parking: No off-street parking available. Park outside for free along the street, but security, of course, is not guaranteed.
- Phone: (687) 26 18 26
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: http://www.hotel-new-caledonia.com/
Hôtel New Caledonia – Amenities
- Pool, Spa & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided in this sort of mid-range city hotel.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided.
Hôtel New Caledonia – Food and Drink
- Restaurant & Bar: The New Caledonia Cafeteria serves breakfast (also to the public) in a ground floor setting with a pleasing Asian décor. During the day, the menu is French and Thai, and later it also offers cocktails and happy hours.
- Breakfast: Unusually, rates include breakfast, which is served in the agreeable café on the ground floor.
- Room Service: Not expected or provided at this standard of hotel.
Hôtel New Caledonia – Rooms
- Room Types: Double or twin rooms; 1 equipped for a wheelchair.
- Smoking Rooms: Not allowed in the rooms, but permitted on the balconies.
- Best Room: All rooms are the same inside, but those on the top floor offer distance from the road and better city views. Quieter still are those along the side-street and back from the noisy junction.
Hôtel New Caledonia – What’s Nearby?
Restaurants & Bars
- Pause Café (46 52 46) – super for coffee, cakes, light lunches and people-watching. Lunchtime specials. About 100m east along Rue Auguste Brun.
- Snack L’Eden (89 80 07) – opposite La Chaumière. Casual corner setting for affordable wraps, kebabs and burgers. 2-minute walk.
- La Chaumière (27 24 62) – classy French, but also Asian food and bulging burgers. Check out the daily specials. Half a block northeast of the hotel. 2-minute walk.
- Le Best Café (25 10 10) – next to Hôtel Le Paris, 500m up Rue de Sebastopol. Grills, pasta, homemade pastries and salads. Popular hangout with snooker table, internet lounge and giant TV screens.
- L’Annexe (25 33 15) – enchanting position alongside a pond in the Place des Cocotiers park, 750m to the north. Always popular for light meals, coffee and ice cream.
- Market or Grocery: Numerous grocery stores are dotted around the nearby city streets.
Buses 10 and 11 travel to the beaches at Anse Vata and Baie des Citrons. The nearest stop is alongside the amusement rides on Rue Georges Clemenceau street.
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