New Caledonia Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences

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: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

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.

Local Transport

    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

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 kilometres north to the neighbouring beach at Baie des Citrons.

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

The parklands in front of the hotel are substantial 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 colourless 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, 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 surprisingly undersized and would become very crowded.

All rooms have balconies with better views from upper floors.

All rooms feature a balcony, 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 a sofa that easily converts into another double bed.

The apartments could do with some colour and traditional decor.

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

Apartments come with fully-equipped kitchens.

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

The apartments also have a pantry and washing machine.

The kitchen in the apartments leads to a pantry with a washing machine.

Suite bedrooms are bland and lack colour.

Bedrooms in the Studios are remarkably plain, with bland furnishings and little colour.

Bathrooms are small and can be updated.

Bathrooms are often undersized and in need of some updating.

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 under 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.

Tanuki Sushi Train Café in the Galeria Hilton arcade is very popular.

Also part of the Galeria Hilton arcade, the friendly and colourful Tanuki Sushi Train café is popular with families.

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 sizeable corner café also offering 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 neighbouring 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 centre.

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

The compact city centre is fun to explore.

The city centre is compact and easy to walk around.

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

A walkway along the harbour in the centre 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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