Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences Hotel in New Caledonia

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Updated: November 26, 2020

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Review of Hilton Noumea La Promenade Hotel in New Caledonia.

Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences – Finest position in Noumea, close to the sea.

The design is simple, with three elongated curved blocks and minimalist décor. The overwhelming advantages of staying here are two-fold: the wonderful position, facing a large park on a prime corner just meters from the sea, and 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 one or more bedrooms) feature extended balconies, but views are distant and often blocked by trees. It resembles a French Riviera resort, and there is a pool as well.

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 4 km from the city center, 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 1 km south along the coastline.
  • Views: Almost all accommodations face the sea, but views are significantly affected by the distance (often over 100m) and tall trees. Those from the higher floors are probably better.
  • WiFi: A reasonable amount of data is offered free per room per day.
  • Parking: Free and secure at the on-site parking lot.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (687) 244 600
  • Email: noulp.res@hilton.com
  • Website: hilton.com

Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences – Amenities

  • Pool: As the pool is 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 on-site, 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). Both are available to the public.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected in a high-rise block of apartments.

Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: On the first floor of the Hilton, La Terrasse 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 Apartment (with 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms) • King One Bedroom Apartment • King Studio with Ocean View • Standard Apartment (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 fully-equipped kitchens, extended balconies, and dining tables.
  • For families: All apartments come with great kitchens and upto 3 bedrooms. These also have sofas that can convert to double beds.

Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

    The hotel complex is above the Galeria Hilton, an extended curved arcade packed with wonderful places to eat, including:

  • L’Etrave – Bright corner setting with tables inside and out. For exotic cocktails, coffee, tapas, and salads. Sometimes live music on weekends.
  • Le Surya – Authentic Indian with fascinating décor. More affordable than rivals, with set-priced meals and shared platters.
  • Tipico Latino – Authentic Mexican fare and absorbing décor. From nachos to enchiladas and everything in between. Popular for shared platters.
  • Pizza & Pasta – Also great for salads, wraps, and risottos. Raised terrace for bay views, with children’s menu, daily specials, and takeaways.
  • Malongo Café Store – Very popular hangout, especially at breakfast. Also, sells beans and other paraphernalia related to the French love for coffee.

Nearby 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.

Local Transport

  • Buses 10, 11, and 70 stop outside the neighboring Nouvata Hotel and head regularly to the city center – often via the neighboring Baie des Citrons beach.

Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences – The Hotel

The impressive Anse Vata bay is in front of the hotel.

The hotel is along the impressive Anse Vata bay in the suburbs of Noumea.

The hotel building is the tallest in the area.

Rooms are spread across seven levels in the tallest building along this part of the beach.

The hotel overlooks an appealing public park and the sea.

The Hilton is set back from the road and sea and overlooks a lovely public park.

The hotel entrance is along Rue de Boulari.

The entrance to the Hilton complex is along a side street, Rue de Boulari.

The hotel faces the gorgeous tropical beach of Anse Vata.

The hotel faces Anse Vata, a gorgeous tropical beach.

Anse Vata suburb has a genuine tropical holiday vibe.

Although in the suburbs of Noumea, the beach at Anse Vata exudes a genuine tropical holiday vibe.

A seaside path leads to Baie des Citrons beach.

A seaside path along Anse Vata bay stretches several kilometers north to the neighboring beach at Baie des Citrons.

Public parklands in front of the hotel are large and appealing.

The parks in front of the hotel are large and enjoyed by the public.

The hotel arcade is filled with classy bistros and boutiques.

The extensive curved arcade below the hotel complex is lined with classy bistros and boutiques.

Rooms in all 3 wings face the park and bay.

Spread across three curved wings, most rooms face the park and distant bay.

The reception is small and unappealing.

The reception is remarkably small and the colorless décor is indicative of that found throughout the rooms.

La Terrasse is a stylish restaurant in the hotel complex.

La Terrasse is a stylish but reasonably casual café on the first floor. With so many other places to eat and drink in the arcade at ground level, there is only one restaurant in the hotel complex.

Women's Wellbeing Centre is located in the hotel.

The hotel is home to the Women’s Wellbeing Centre which is also open to the paying public.

The hotel features separate modern gyms for men and women.

With separate gyms for men and women, the equipment is state-of-the-art.

The swimming pool is very small and gets busy quickly.

The pool is small and would become very crowded.

All rooms have balconies with better views from upper floors.

All rooms feature balconies, but views, especially on the lower floors, are often blocked by trees in the park below.

Some room balconies feature lounge chairs.

Some balconies are larger than others, with space for lounge chairs.

Many apartments have a sofa-cum-bed.

Many apartments have sofas that easily convert into double beds.

The apartments could do with some colour and traditional decor.

The apartments are unexpectedly plain, often begging for some color and Melanesian touches in the décor.

Apartments come with fully-equipped kitchens.

All apartments feature fully-equipped kitchens and are suitable for families.

The apartments also have a pantry and washing machine.

The kitchens in the apartments leads to pantries with washing machinea.

Suite bedrooms are bland and lack colour.

Bedrooms in the Studios are simple and comfortable.

Bathrooms are small and can be updated.

Bathrooms come with tub and shower combos.

The Galeria Hilton Arcade under the hotel has a wide variety of amenities.

One advantage of staying at the Hilton is the array of wonderful shops, cafés, and bars along the semi-circular Galeria Hilton arcade on the ground floor of the hotel complex.

Malongo Café Store in the arcade is very popular.

In the arcade under the hotel, Malongo Café Store is a popular place for a coffee and chat.

L’Etrave is popular for cocktails, coffee and tapas.

On a corner under the Hilton hotel, L’Etrave offers cocktails, coffee, and tapas.

Pizza & Pasta in the arcade also serves risottos and salads.

In the Galeria Hilton arcade, Pizza & Pasta is a large corner café also serving risottos and salads.

Tipico Latino is popular for its Mexican fare.

Also along the arcade, Tipico Latino offers authentic Mexican cuisine and a fascinating décor.

Boats depart for neighboring islands from Anse Vata.

From the shore in Anse Vata near the hotel, boats leave regularly to nearby islands such as Île aux Canards.

Anse Vata's best beach is in front of Le Méridien nearby.

The best beach in the Anse Vata area is in front of the Le Méridien, a short walk to the south.

Buses from near the hotel travel to the city center.

Buses leave regularly from very near the Hilton to the center of Noumea.

The compact city center is fun to explore.

The city center is compact and easy to walk around.

A harbourside walkway in the city centre offers great views and shade.

A walkway along the harbor in the center of Noumea offers shade and views.

The Noumea coastline is dotted with several marinas and boats.

Much of the coastline along Noumea is lined with marinas.

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