Updated: August 6, 2018
Ramada Hotel & Suites – Stylish, handy, tranquil and more affordable than the beachfront resorts.
The 2 towers of rooms, studios and suites are about 300m back from the beach. Despite the distance, views of the sea are still wonderful; even better are those of the hippodrome, a colonial-era horseracing track around a lake with a misty mountain backdrop. Because the towers are round, room layouts can be unusual, but they’re all spacious and well-appointed, with some lovely Melanesian décor. The pool is a surprise: resort-style, with edges of sand and lines of palms. And bonuses for some are the free parking and golf driving range opposite.
Ramada Hotel & Suites – The Basics
- Location: 7 Rue Louis Bleriot, opposite the hippodrome in Anse Vata, a beachside suburb of Noumea on the main island. The carpark entrance is about 300m up from the Hilton hotel complex which faces the esplanade. About 5km from the city centre; 50 minutes from the international airport; and 12 minutes from the domestic airport.
- Guests: Caters well for holidaymakers and business people. Although some apartments feature a kitchen and 2 or 3 bedrooms, it still does not exude a family-friendly vibe.
- Beach: The public beach is about 300m down the street. The beach is narrow, a little rocky and noisy from the esplanade traffic, but reasonably scenic and calm. A quieter and cleaner stretch of public sands is in front of Le Méridien, about 1km south of the Ramada via the coast (not the road).
- Views: All rooms boast superb views – of the sea (albeit distant) or (better) the hippodrome and mountains.
- Wi-Fi Internet: A reasonable amount of data is provided free per day per room.
- Parking: Secure and free in a multi-level private carpark.
- Phone: (687) 23 90 00
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/ramada/noumea-new-caledonia/ramada-hotel-and-suites-noumea/overview
- 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.
Ramada Hotel & Suites – Amenities
- Pool: The pool is sizeable, stylish and shady – the sort expected at a larger resort.
- Spa: The Day Spa is at ground level. Not well-promoted, it offers the usual massages, facials and manicures.
- Fitness Center: Small but decent.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.
Ramada Hotel & Suites – Food and Drink
- Restaurant & Bar: L’Entrecôte au 360 – apparently the only revolving restaurant in the country. Top floor for awesome views, grills and seafood with secret sauces and all-you-can-eat fries and salads. Reservations (23 90 90) advisable during evenings • Sports Bar – all sorts of games on numerous screens. Lovely poolside setting for buffet breakfasts, light lunches, tapas and dinners. Also, karaoke and salsa nights.
- Breakfast: Included in some rates, but depends on the type of booking.
- Room Service: Available during restaurant hours of 7am and 9.30pm.
Ramada Hotel & Suites – Rooms
- Room Types: Studios • Superior Junior Suites • 1 Bedroom Apartments • 2 Bedroom Apartments • Ramada Suites (with 3 bedrooms)
- Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed in the rooms, but permitted on the balconies.
- Best Room: The colourful and spacious 1 Bedroom Apartments feature a separate lounge/dining room, kitchen and extended balcony facing the sea.
- For families: All apartments have a fully-equipped kitchen and 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms and bathrooms, thereby accommodating almost all family configurations.
Ramada Hotel & Suites – What’s Nearby?
Restaurants & Bars
- Chai de L’Hippodrome – just 50m from the carpark entrance. Elegant setting, silver service and haute cuisine – and, of course, chai (tea). 3-minute walk.
Places below are along the esplanade and within 1km of the hotel.
- Le Faré du Palm Beach (26 46 60) – cheery and perfect for people-watching. Big breakfasts, fresh salads, homemade burgers, waffles and ice cream. 5-minute walk.
- Hanoi Plage (26 18 02) – quaint and chic, serving Vietnamese cuisine and DIY grills on the table. Indoors and street-side setting. 6-minute walk.
- La Bodega del Mar – shares the same pier as Le Roof. More affordable with tapas, pizza, cocktails and live music. 6-minute walk.
- Le Roof (25 07 00) – extraordinary setting on a pier above the water. Sumptuous decor but expensive seafood. Intimate and romantic. Sunsets guaranteed; maybe not dolphins below. 7-minute walk.
- Stone Grill (24 03 24) – affable, busy and street-side steakhouse, with all types of meat and pasta. Daily specials and takeaways. 7-minute walk.
- Market or Grocery: A well-stocked minimart is just up the street from the carpark entrance, i.e. next to the Budget Rent-a-Car office.
Buses 10, 11 and 70 stop outside the Nouvata Hotel along the esplanade on the way to the city centre – some via the neighbouring beach at Baie des Citrons.
Ramada Hotel & Suites – The Hotel
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