New Caledonia Ramada Hotel & Suites

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: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

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.

Local Transport

    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

The hotel is located in the beachside Anse Vata suburb.

The hotel is along a backstreet about 300m from the beach in the suburb of Anse Vata.

The rooms in tall towers guarantee excellent views.

The studios, apartments and suites are in two adjoining towers, which are both tall, so fabulous views are all but guaranteed.

The hotel reception is bright and welcoming.

The reception area is bright, airy and spacious.

The resort-style pool has palsm and an artifical beach.

The pool is resort-style, with ‘sandy’ edges and plenty of palms.

The Sports Bar is popular for buffet breakfasts, tapas and light meals.

The Sports Bar serves buffet breakfasts, light meals and all-day tapas.

The Sports Bar beams live global sports.

The bar has numerous TV screens beaming live sports from around the globe.

The wooden deck of the Sports Bar extends to the pool.

The Sports Bar extends to the pool on wooden decking.

The spacious Studios ar colourful with good views.

The Studios are colourful and spacious, with views across to the horseracing track.

The Studios feature likeable wooden decor and wall art.

The wooden décor in the Studios is likeable, with interesting art along the walls.

Bathrooms are decent but need updating.

The bathrooms are not quite as modern as the bedrooms.

Apartments are modern with full-length windows.

The apartments contain modern furniture and full-length windows.

Apartments feature decent kitchens.

All apartments have a decent kitchen.

The Apartment balconies are large with good views.

Apartments also feature a sizeable balcony with furniture.

Most room balconies offer good sea views.

Although about 300m from the beach, the sea views are still broad and worthwhile.

The Apartments are large but not that welcoming.

Apartments are larger than the Studios, but the décor isn’t always as warm and welcoming.

The views of the hippodrome horseracing track are nice.

Arguably nicer than the views of the sea are those of the hippodrome horseracing track.

Chai de L’Hippodrome is a chic bistro nearby.

Only 50m from the entrance to the hotel carpark, the chic bistro, Chai de L’Hippodrome, embraces the horseracing theme.

The esplanade nearby features many shops and eateries.

The Ramada is about 300m from the esplanade along which there are many places to shop, eat and drink.

Galeria Palm Beach arcade has chic boutiques and cafes.

The Galeria Palm Beach is an arcade of chic boutiques and cafés facing a lawn along the esplanade.

Galeria Hilton shopping arcade is close by.

The Galeria Hilton is another arcade of shops, cafés and bars. It’s in front of the Hilton hotel complex about 300m down from the Ramada.

Hanoi Plage is a terrific DIY cooking cafe.

One of many terrific cafés along the esplanade, Hanoi Plage features grills on the table for DIY cooking, if required.

Stylish Le Roof restaurant is perched on the water.

Le Roof is a very stylish and expensive restaurant perched above the water.

La Bodega del Mar is located on the pier.

Sharing the same pier as Le Roof but considerably more affordable is La Bodega del Mar.

Le Faré du Palm Beach cafe is near the hotel.

Le Faré du Palm Beach is another inviting café along the esplanade within a few minutes’ stroll of the Ramada.

The Anse Vata beach has a tropical vibe.

The hotel is in the beachside suburb of Anse Vata which exudes a likeable tropical holiday vibe.

A seaside path connects the beaches of Baie des Citrons and Anse Vata.

A seaside path in Anse Vata continues for several kilometres to the neighbouring beach at Baie des Citrons.

Boats depart for neighbouring islands from Anse Vata.

From Anse Vata beach, boats head regularly to nearby islets, such as Île aux Canards (Duck Island).

Buses from near the hotel travel to the city centre.

Buses along the esplanade travel frequently to the city centre, often via the neighbouring beach at Baie des Citrons.

The city centre is fun to explore.

The centre of Noumea is pleasant to wander about.

The city centre pathway has amazing harbour views.

A walkway in the city centre offers shade and views across the harbour.

The Place des Cocotiers park is very prominent in the city centre.

The Place des Cocotiers park dominates the city centre.

Marinas dot the coastline of the city centre and suburbs.

Much of the coastline around Noumea is lined with marinas.

Moselle Markets along Rue Gorges Clemenceau are worth a visit.

The Moselle Markets along Rue Georges Clemenceau are open from 5am to midday every day but Monday.

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