Casa del Sole Apartments2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We were a family group of four, in a two bedroom apartment on the 13th floor. Two teenagers shared a room and one adult in the lounge on a roll a way and one in the main bedroom. The apartment is very large and the view is beautiful on the Anse Vata beach side. It looks out to Amadee Island on the horizon, Duck and Master Island. On the balcony two loungers were supplied and only two standard outdoor chairs which were unstable. The ammenities are very basic! No dishwashing liquid is supplied. A couple of toilet paper rolls are provided at the start but nothing is replenished. You should take your own beach towels as towels are not refreshed during your stay. No hairdryer is supplied. There was one 240V power point in the bathroom. The reception staff were friendly but spoke limited English except for one person we encountered. The other residents were all friendly and always greeted you in the elevator. The location was great, a very short walk to Bay de Citron and numerous, although fairly expensive cafes and restaurants. The Aquarium was excellent and a short walk away. Anse Vata beach is a short walk also but the cafes and restaurants are at the other end of the beach and 10-15 minutes walk. We found these to be more reasonably priced. The pool closed at 5pm which was disappointing for my teenagers. The pool was okay, it had very limited shading and only a couple of wooden recliner chairs. There is a small shop and ‘cafe’ for breakfast. We had breakfast included in our package but trying to communicate this proved difficult. You need to get a docket from the shop to present to the cafe. Breakfast included yoghurt, two types of cereals, baguettes with a variety of condiments, croissants and chocolate pastries, tea, coffee and hot chocolate. On the weekend they also provided a selection of cold cut ham and salami and also some sweet pastries. We found the location and apartment size to be the best thing about this complex.
Stayed long-term at this apartment complex, which charged exhorbitant rates that translated to exceedingly poor value for money. Our one bedroom apartment, although quite spacious, appeared very tired and grimy in terms of decor, furnishings and minimal equipment. Indeed, both the kitchen and bathroom / toilet were filthy and stained with an offensive smell emanating permanently from sink drains. We were also lucky if housekeeping turned up once a week to change bedding, towels and clean. It was not a reliable service! The management at Casa Del Sole reception were diffident to any complaints we made to rectify numerous faults, which suggests that customer satisfaction attracts wry low priority. Oftentimes at weekends, neighbouring appartments would be rented by large rowdy groups of unsupervised youths and management would refuse to deal with all-night antisocial behaviour and loud thumping music. Unfortunately, noumea does not have an abundance of accommodation, otherwise we would have moved on elsewhere, If you require wifi, this is only available through a third party and its expensive. Although Casa Del Sole is close to the beach and convenient for local restaurants, I would not ever contemplate another stay and would not recommend it for a peaceful short or long-term holiday / business let. We left feeling highly disappointed and somewhat resentful!
Spent a week in Casa Del Sol, had a party of 7 adults so we grabbed a couple of 2 bedrooms apartments, they were on high floors, great views and good size balcony s with views all around both ansa vata and lemon bay. The rooms were very clean and had good functioning kitchens, the overall place is probably a little tired but you can't argue with he locations, a very short walk to a lot of nightlife and bars etc, the bonus is a small supermarket on the ground floor open every day, a must for fresh breads etc. if you have a large group I'd highly recommend the casa del sol, but if you are a couple on the romantic getaway, not so much, but for noumea it's competitively priced.
This place could be a really first class apartment block. The rooms are spacious and the views are fantastic. It lacked some finer points - no tea towels and a bath plug that could not be removed without the aid of the maintenance person who took hours to come and I had to eventually go and find him and bring him to the room. Each floor has timer lights that have to be switched on to get to your room - as we arrived at 01.30 hrs we had no idea of the location of the switches but lickily had a torch on my keyring. TIP: There is a switch near the lifts - it should have a red light but some do not. We must have been unlucky as the reception staff we had over the four days could hardly speak any English. Generally I found the New Caledonians more French than the French!
We stayed a week at Casa del Sole. The location was superb with 180 degree views from our balcony on the 11th floor. The apartment is spacious with a huge balcony. We requested and got a higher floor facing the Baie de Citrons and watched some amazing sunsets. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. Very nice bed and super shower. Very limited starter pack provided so take toilet paper, dish wash and ALL other personal and consumable items you need for the week. Reception was very helpful. Our safe was locked and took 3 days to be opened before we could use it. Wifi is rubbish. Bus stop is handy on the main road. Supermarket is 15 mins walk away. There is a small shop which sells packed meals about 10 mins walk away. We used the glass bottom boat to go to Ile aux Canards 5 min away great snorkelling and view of mainland and kite surfers. Also did Ilot Maitre 20 min away by the same boat - very well set up Got day visitors and saw turtles off the beach. The Amadee Island tour was costly but well worth it with a 5 star lunch. Climb to the top of the lighthouse for the views, glass bottom boat trip, turtles. Very well organised and on time. Fantastic 24 and 26 degree temperatures and sunny everyday. Loved it and will come back.
The rooms are very big - clean and lovely to sleep in. Views are amazing from here and being next to local restaurants and shopping centres, it is central to many facilities. We had a great stay here and as we travelled with a large group our needs were met all in one space
This property is an apartment style hotel and is really very well appointed with a dishwasher, microwave, TV and laundry with a washing machine, iron and iron board. There is Air Con in the bedroom.The bathroom had a shower over the bath. The shower was great with lots of hot water available. The room I stayed in had a lovely big balcony accessed from both the lounge and bedroom looking out to the Baie des citrons. There is a swimming pool available by going out of the hotel and up some stairs next to the hotel. I didn't use it as it is very exposed to the wind and while I was visiting it was very windy. The apartment was clean and tidy and the staff at reception were friendly and helpful (special mention for Jean who was amazing in helping to change my transport arrangements) very different from some of the staff I have encountered at other properties in Noumea. There is a superette/shop attached to the property with a small selection of goods.The superette is open 6:30 -10am each morning and 5 - 8pm Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday only. The apartments are really self catering holiday accommodation however if required you can purchase breakfast from the shop which can be charged back to your room and is available in the small cafeteria next to the shop. This is buffet style but the choices (cereal, yoghurt, juice, breads and egg) although sufficient for a basic breakfast, are not those of a hotel buffet. There is no daily maid service except on weekends - they don't even change the towels. Complimentary products like soap, shampoo, and even toilet paper are only provided free at arrival although there was a soap, and shampoo left for every day I was booked in. You must renew these yourself during your stay and if you don't have transport to a supermarket the shop has these items available. What I missed having was an initial supply of teabags, coffee, sugar and milk which is normal, even in apartment hotels, in Australia. As my flight got to Tontouta after 11pm it was after 1am before I got to the hotel after my transport service had delivered people to houses around Noumea. It would have been great to have been able to make myself a cup of tea but there was nothing and obviously this is not something I would carry on an International flight.
The friendly, welcoming staff went out of their way to help our holiday be one that we will remember: thank you. The room was clean and we came prepared knowing that although there is a kitchen, is is sparsely equipped. Comfortable bed, warm water and a great balcony overlooking the sea.
Great location, between both Anse Vata and Baie des Citrons beaches; restaurants and bars within 1-3 minutes' walk. Good pool - almost always empty. Apartment basically furnished but quite adequate and nice to have washing machine, dishwasher, iron etc plus Aussie plugs as well as European ones. 2 balconies in 2 bed apartments. Only drawback was noise from nearby clubs, but once all doors closed it was minimal. Air con not that efficient so could get stuffy and a bit hot at night. Otherwise great value - staff friendly and helpful. Would stay again! Merci pour tout! Vraiment sympa!
This apartment complex is right on the beach of Baie de Citrons and close to cafes and restaurants. Wonderful to wake up each morning and look out over the Bay - sunny and sheltered from the wind if you have apartment overlooking the Baie de Citrons. Nice space and a good kitchen with all we needed. I have to add, really impressed with the fabulous sized wine glasses for those lovely French wines you can buy at the superettes dotted around the place! Bakery a ten minute walk up the road for fresh baguettes and croissants each morning. Staff were very friendly and overall a great experience. Would happily return here.
- Free parking
- Outdoor pool
- WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
- Laundry facilities
Located in Baie des Citrons, Casa del Sole Apartments is adjacent to Aquarium des Lagons and within a 10-minute stroll of Maitre Pier. This 128-room hotel has a coffee shop/café along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free self parking. Grand Casino and Noumea Harbour are also close to this Noumea hotel.
Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
The 128 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and furnished balconies or patios, and there's space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. Guests can expect WiFi and 90-cm LCD TVs. Washing machines, coffee makers, and safes are also standard.
Renovated in 2012, Casa del Sole Apartments offers an outdoor pool, WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for XPF 2500 per person one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out.
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66% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 232 reviews