Hotel Beaurivage in New Caledonia

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Updated: November 26, 2020

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Review of Hotel Beaurivage in New Caledonia.

Hotel Beaurivage – Unfussy and mid-range in a prime location.

At the northern end of the Baie des Citrons cove, the Beaurivage is simple but refined with a motel-style ambience. Half the rooms face the sea, but views from the first floor are blocked by signage and those on the second floor have no balcony, so ask for something on the third (top) floor. The remaining rooms overlook the less scenic but quieter backstreets, and traffic noise from the esplanade in front doesn’t creep inside the hotel. All rooms are spacious, including the lowest category Standard Rooms. Two bonuses of staying here are frequent buses to the city center from outside and the number of stylish eateries nearby.

Hotel Beaurivage – The Basics

  • Location: 7 Promenade Roger Laroque, at the top of the esplanade along Baie des Citrons, a beachside suburb of Noumea on the main island. Only 4 km from the city center, 45 minutes from the international airport, and 15 minutes from the domestic airport.
  • Guests: Doesn’t really cater for families. Seems to focus on business people and couples looking for a mid-range option.
  • Beach: Faces a fairly decent beach just across the road. Noisy from traffic, but there is white sand and calm water.
  • Views: Half the rooms face the sea but not all have direct ocean views. The other half faces the quiet backstreets.
  • WiFi: Available for free throughout the hotel.
  • Parking: Very little off-street parking available in this prime location.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (687) 262 055
  • Email: reservatio[email protected]
  • Website: beaurivage.nc

Hotel Beaurivage – Amenities

  • Pool, Spa, & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided in this sort of mid-range hotel.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided.

Hotel Beaurivage – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: Indoors at street-level is the inviting Nathalie’s Bar/Café offering local cuisine and the usual burgers, wraps, and salads. Also, substantial buffet breakfast, pasta, and takeaways available.
  • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast is often included, depending on how the room is booked.
  • Room Service: Not available as the ownership of the bar/café is separate to the hotel.

Hotel Beaurivage – Rooms

  • Room Types: Standard Room • Lagoon View Room • Deluxe Lagoon View Room
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking is not allowed anywhere in or near the rooms or public areas, so best to go out to the street.
  • Best Room: The Deluxe Lagoon View Rooms are the most spacious, and on the top (third) floor. They feature balconies with views of the sea across the esplanade.

Hotel Beaurivage – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

  • The Beach House – Next door to the hotel for pizza, coffee, salads, tapas, and elegant live music.
  • MV Lounge – Right on the beach about 100m up the road. Funky, with beanbags on the sand, classy food, cocktails, and dance music until late on weekends.
    A 3-minute stroll south down the esplanade is a cluster of pleasant street-side eateries and bars including:

  • Wok & Grill – Asian fusion, with likeable décor and wooden seats. All sorts of stir-fries and an extended dessert menu.
  • Oncle Hô – Authentic Vietnamese, complete with rickshaw among the tables. Also, for cocktails, interesting desserts, seafood and coffee.
  • Il Fornaio – Refined Italian-style bistro for pizza and French food. Popular for risottos, salads, bruschetta, and coffee. Big serves and bigger smiles.

Nearby Market or Grocery

  • A few convenience stores are along the esplanade within walking distance.

Local Transport

  • The hotel is conveniently along the public bus route linking Baie des Citrons with the city center and the neighboring beach at Anse Vata.

Hotel Beaurivage – The Hotel

Top floor rooms have balconies with sea views.

The hotel is on three levels, but only rooms on the top floor offer balconies with sea views.

The hotel is located in the Baie des Citrons suburb.

The Beaurivage is at the northern end of the esplanade in Baie des Citrons, a beachside suburb of Noumea.

The beach near the hotel is lovely with good sand and shade.

The beach on the other side of the esplanade from the hotel is lovely, with decent sand and plenty of shade.

The beaches of Baie des Citrons and Anse Vata are connected by a long walking path.

A walking path between the esplanade and beach in Baie des Citrons stretches several kilometers from the hotel to the neighboring beach of Anse Vata.

The hotel is located in the capital's suburb.

The hotel faces Baie des Citrons (Bay of Lemons), a suburb of the New Caledonian capital.

The hotel has a welcoming lobby with modern decor.

The lobby area is modern and welcoming.

The rooms are bright and appealing.

The décor in the rooms is bright and interesting.

First floor rooms views are blocked by signage.

Views from rooms on the first floor are, unfortunately, blocked by signage.

Rooms have a lounge area with a sofa cum bed.

All rooms feature lounge areas with sofas that can convert to extra single beds.

La Fiest Cafe nearby serves good pizzas and tapas.

Next to the hotel is The Beach House, a friendly café specializing in pizzas and tapas.

La Fiesta has streetside seating with excellent views.

The street-side tables at The Beach House are ideal for drinking and people-watching.

Nathalie’s Bar and Cafe under the hotel serves breakfast and tasty meals.

In the same building as the Beaurivage, Nathalie’s Bar/Café offers breakfast, pasta, and burgers.

There are a lot of classy bistros and bars near the hotel.

A short stroll south along the esplanade from the hotel is a group of classy bistros and bars.

Il Fornaio bistro near the hotel is popular for pizzas.

One of the cafés just south of the hotel is Il Fornaio, an elegant bistro popular for pizza.

Oncle Hô Vietnamese Cafe is nearby.

Oncle Hô is a street-side Vietnamese café a few minutes’ walk south of the hotel.

Woke & Grill is an appealing eatery near the hotel.

Wok & Grill probably provides the nicest décor among the cluster of bars and cafés a few minutes’ walk south of the hotel.

The hotel is located close to the city centre.

The hotel is only 4 km from the city center.

Noumea has a few shady gardens to relax in.

There are pockets of shady gardens around the center of Noumea.

A market is held at Place des Cocotiers park every second Sunday.

Twice a month (on Sundays), a market is held at the Place des Cocotiers park in the city center.

Moselle Markets in the downtown marina is open 6 days a week.

The Moselle Markets at the marina in downtown is open from 5am to midday every day but Monday.

The capital's coastline is filled with boats.

Much of the coastline in the capital is lined with boats.

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