Updated: August 1, 2018
Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences – Finest position in Noumea, but remarkably plain.
The design is simple, with 3 elongated curved blocks, and the overall décor surprisingly ordinary: white and light-grey, with bland wooden furniture. And some bathrooms are undersized and in need of updating. But the overwhelming advantages are 2-fold: the wonderful position, facing a substantial park on a prime corner only 100m from the sea, with a dozen cafés, the tourist office and bus stop to the city all very close by. And of course, the views: all studios and apartments (with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms) feature an extended balcony, but vistas are distant and often blocked by trees. Although resembling a French Riviera resort, the pool is also seriously undersized.
Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences – The Basics
- Location: Faces Promenade Roger Laroque, although the entrance is on a side-street, Rue de Boulari. In Anse Vata, a beachside suburb of Noumea on the main island. About 4km from the city centre; 45 minutes from the international airport; and 15 minutes from the domestic airport.
- Guests: Caters well for all: from business people to families on holidays.
- Beach: The beach across the road is narrow, a bit rocky and alongside the noisy esplanade, but decent enough. A quieter and cleaner stretch of public beach is in front of Le Méridien, about 1km south along the coastline.
- Views: Almost all accommodation faces the sea, but views are significantly affected by the distance (often over 100m) and lofty trees. Those from the higher floors are probably better.
- Wi-Fi Internet: A reasonable amount of data is offered free per room per day.
- Parking: Free and secure at the onsite parking lot.
- Phone: (687) 24 46 00
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-caledonia-french/hilton-noumea-la-promenade-residences-NOULPHI/index.html
- 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.
Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences – Amenities
- Pool: The pool is remarkably small. As it’s also used by the gym (which is open to the public) for aqua aerobics, it will often be crowded. But views across the park and to the sea are fabulous.
- Spa: Nothing onsite, but a couple of places offer the usual treatments in the arcade under the hotel.
- Fitness Center: Separate well-equipped gyms for males and females (called the Women’s Wellbeing Centre). As both are available to the public, facilities can get busy.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected in a high-rise block of apartments.
Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences – Food and Drink
- Restaurant: Perhaps surprisingly, there is only 1 place to eat onsite, probably because so many other cafés and bars are along the Galeria Hilton arcade at ground level. On the first floor of the Hilton, La Terrasse (25 39 21) provides a pleasant tropical setting alongside the pool. It offers chic French cuisine, with daily specials and buffet breakfasts.
- Breakfast: Usually not included, but depends how guests have booked. Special weekend packages often include a buffet breakfast.
- Room Service: Available 24 hours.
Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences – Rooms
- Room Types: Deluxe Apartments (with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms) • King One Bedroom Apartments • King Studios with Ocean View • Standard Apartments (with 2 or 3 bedrooms)
- Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed in the rooms, but OK on the balconies.
- Best Room: Although smaller than the apartments, the King Studios are still spacious and offer the finest possible views. They also feature a fully-equipped kitchen, extended balcony and dining table./li>
- For families: All apartments contain a great kitchen, and 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. These also have a sofa that can convert to another double bed.
Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences – What’s Nearby?
Restaurants & Bars
The hotel complex is above the Galeria Hilton, an extended curved arcade packed with wonderful places to eat, including:
- L’Etrave (25 94 40) – bright corner setting with tables inside and out. For exotic cocktails, coffee, tapas and salads. Sometimes live music on weekends.
- Le Surya (29 19 19) – authentic Indian with fascinating décor. More affordable than rivals, with set-priced meals and shared platters.
- Tipico Latino (45 78 87) – authentic Mexican fare and absorbing décor. From nachos to enchiladas and everything in between. Popular for shared platters.
- Pizza & Pasta (24 30 70) – also great for salads, wraps and risottos. Raised terrace for bay views, with children’s menu, daily specials and takeaways.
- Malongo Café Store (26 25 90) – very popular hangout, especially at breakfast. Also, sells beans and other paraphernalia related to the French addiction to coffee.
- Tanuki Sushi Train (24 22 20) – colourful and family-friendly, with vast menu, set-priced meals and takeaways.
- Market or Grocery: A couple of well-stocked minimarts are along the main access road to the beach, just up from the Hôtel Le Lagon.
Buses 10, 11 and 70 stop outside the neighbouring Nouvata hotel and head regularly to the city centre – often via the neighbouring Baie des Citrons beach.
Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences – The Hotel
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