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City Private Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It is what I paid for and how much I paid for it😢. Zero ambiance and the room was dirty, smelly and had no windows for fresh air, I wish I hadn't paid with my flyer points as there was no refund and, us stuck in a place which we dreaded to go back to.

Lets start with only two good things about this hotel. 1) the location right in the centre of Suva and walking distance from all the city sights 2) nice staff But apart from this, this hotel is a dump. "Rooms" are like cardboard boxes with paper thin walls so you can hear everything. There isn't a lot of sleep. The "room" is tiny with space for just one double bed and a small wardrobe. No windows, high ceilings - it was a bit claustrophobic even for me who doesn't normally suffer from it. Musty smell in the room. Room and hotel overall were not too clean. Bedlinen was stained so I had to use my sleeping bag. A lot of dust everywhere. The room was infested with mosquitoes although there are no windows in basic room, so they must have entered through the holes in the door. No mosquito net or similar. I would advise to pay a little extra and find another place to sleep.

Everything was great except the washroom... It wasn’t the standard which I like – it stunk with stool in the entire room. The walls were mouldy. Also, we had our first ever encounter with bed bugs... We didn’t really know what was it at first - a local pharmacist helped us a lot. On top of that it was not $20 but $55. Definitely choose somewhere else to stay – we were stranded on the street after a long drive and this seemed to be the only place we could crash at time.

Awesome hotel with variety of options to fit most budgets and groups from single dorm style rooms with shared toilets on the first floor to large family style two bedroom suites with kitchenette and hot water....everything inbetween. Friendly staff and all night security, laundry facilities and close to shops and 5 mins to town.

No major complaints. i needed somewhere to sleep between flights and that is what was provided. The hotel is within walking distance of the bus station, which contributed to its convenience and there are shops and restaurants nearby . The room was nothing special but that was very much as expected. I do wish however that a blanket had been provided as temperapures fall in winter even in Fiji

Very basic hotel, but I went into it with my eyes open, as it was so much cheaper then anywhere else in the city. Was pleased to have my sheet sleeping bag with me, the sheets didn't look clean. If you're on a budget, then stay here. If not, go somewhere else.

If you're on a hostel type budget, but don't want to share a room cuz you don't like people. And you still want wifi. And want to be downtown Suva of course cuz that's why you're visiting. This is the place to be!! We stayed one night in Suva wandering around Fiji (me and my wife) and we're budget travellers. Happened across this place and got a room. Wifi was $5 and could use it from our room. Bathroom is shared and they seemed to try to take care of it. It's in a sketchy part of town especially at night. So when our neighbouring room decided to buy some loving from someone selling it we weren't too surprised. And we heard everything.. Which is fine. We have a sense of humour. So this is what I'm saying, this is not a 5 star resort, they offer budget beds. You get what you pay for. Don't expect the ritz for $30 a night. There was a bed, toilet and A/C. Got the nights rest we wanted. All in all we're happy with the stay.

Room was dirty, messy. Beds were shaky. Pillows were dirty. Floors and Bathroom were very unclean, so much dirt all around. There are signs in the hotel itself that the area is not safe and do not recommend going around. Even after I gave the Hotels.com confirmation number, they still took a long time to find it and give us the key. Kitchen is there but no utensils or any supplies. Even the taxi driver was surprised that we were staying there.

I'll start with the positives: most things in Suva are well within walking distance of this hotel, and the lady on the reception desk was incredibly friendly. That being said, this hotel is one of the roughest I've stayed in in a year of travelling. The ground floor rooms are the worst. These rooms have no windows or natural light. They open onto an inner "courtyard" type area were lots of people sit making noise which echoes a lot in the concrete area (people on mobiles, babies crying etc). The ground floor room is basically a box with a bed. The ceiling and bed sheets were stained with who knows what, and I was eaten alive by bed bugs. The shared bathroom is also pretty shabby, and there was something akin to an ant's nest in one of the showers. My second experience here was in one of the top floor rooms. These are an improvement. The room I got was more spacious, had windows and it's own bathroom (and cold shower as to be expected), A/C etc. It was still quite dirty and shabby though, and I saw some monster cockroaches scurrying around at night when I came home and turned the light on. Again more bed bugs!

This place is in an ideal location, just up the road from the bus station and the great markets. You can walk to everywhere in town from here. We stayed in the second tier of rooms (first being worst, third being best) The rooms were dirty, very rough for what you are paying (rough compared to places like India). Based on this I wouldn't stay again. And be careful on Sundays in Suva. Not as many people around so increased crime. We saw some tourists get bowled over and robbed about 100 metres from the hotel. During the week it is perfect safe, but only during the day.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, Shared Bathroom (Hostel Style)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room (Triple Room)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room (Family Bunk Room)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

64% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 27 reviews